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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-18-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,099
Posted By Capt. E
Absolute dedication required

I think of Ansel Adams and how he came to the realization in his later 20's that he had to choose between being a concert pianist or a professional photographer and chose the latter after much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2016
Replies: 9,203
Views: 913,962
Posted By Capt. E
Just bought a Rolleiflex MX-EVS near mint with...

Just bought a Rolleiflex MX-EVS near mint with case and original box and original manual and other papers. With it came the Rollei Lens Shade, Rolleinar 1, Rolleinar 2, Rolleipol, four more filters...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-18-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,184
Posted By Capt. E
Tripods can be a confusing subject. Most people...

Tripods can be a confusing subject. Most people seem to want something very strong yet very light weight...won't happen. You need something that is strong enough to hold your equipment securely with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,247
Posted By Capt. E
There are Good Deals out there

Just picked up an MX-EV-1 near mint with ever-ready case, cap, Rolleinars 1 and 2, five Rollei filters, Rollei lens hood: Everything with the leather cases and original boxes! Plus the instruction...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 8,070
Posted By Capt. E
There is much confusion over the MX-EVS cameras...

There is much confusion over the MX-EVS cameras since there were three different variations.
First variation: Turn the aperture dial and you will see the EV number change on the shutter dial. Turn...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By Capt. E
"Because you can...!!" perfect answer. Why I...

"Because you can...!!" perfect answer.

Why I have I never thought of keeping my yellow filter on the viewing lens when not used on the taking lens? Perfect for quick use.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 5,293
Posted By Capt. E
True, an old thread, but perhaps someone else is...

True, an old thread, but perhaps someone else is looking now.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 5,293
Posted By Capt. E
3 different forms of the MX EVS

Look for an MX EVS with serial number starting with 17XXXXXX. This is the third version which allows you to disconnect the shutter/aperture link by turning the lock button.

I have what is called a...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 28,407
Posted By Capt. E
I have a 24 Elmarit which I love. It is perfect...

I have a 24 Elmarit which I love. It is perfect for close quarters inside of 10 ft. I have a 35 Summicron which works for all other wide-angle needs. I do not need a 28. I have a documentary...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-27-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,625
Posted By Capt. E
Domke F-5XB Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag. It will...

Domke F-5XB Medium Shoulder and Belt Bag. It will hold everything. The F-10 is also pretty good. I have used Domke bags for 25 years and have yet to wear one out.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-27-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 49,081
Posted By Capt. E
A Pentax K-3 has an APS sensor and a 28 has an...

A Pentax K-3 has an APS sensor and a 28 has an angle of view comparable to 43mm on a 35mm full frame camera. A 35mm 28 mm equivalent on a K-3 would be more or less 18mm.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-26-2016
Replies: 445
Views: 76,507
Posted By Capt. E
I have owned many bodies and lenses over the...

I have owned many bodies and lenses over the years and have managed to hang onto some. Currently I have a M-6 Classic, 24 Elmarit Asph, 35 Summicron, 50 Summilux, 90 Elmarit-M...never a digital...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,770
Posted By Capt. E
Yes, great camera.

A great camera. The wonderful thing is all those lenses can still be used on the new Pentax Digital bodies. Even better now that they are coming out with a full frame body. I agree the old Pentax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 5,770
Posted By Capt. E
I suppose it was the near mint black paint M-3 I...

I suppose it was the near mint black paint M-3 I found in the late 70's. Should have put it in a safe deposit box for 10 years or so.

Otherwise, I suppose it is my Tachihara field camera outfit with...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-22-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 8,994
Posted By Capt. E
Lately I have pulled out my 1955 Nikon S2 and...

Lately I have pulled out my 1955 Nikon S2 and rediscovered what a great camera it is. The viewfinder is large and the 50 1.4 is a great lens (as is the 35). I like it every bit as much as my M-6,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-22-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 8,126
Posted By Capt. E
Flat beds

I will have a basic scan done at the time of processing for 35mm film. Helps evaluating the negatives. Most times 120 and 4x5 can be judged straight from the negative (sometimes 35 on a light table...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-20-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 8,240
Posted By Capt. E
I should amend my previous post. I do love...

I should amend my previous post. I do love Precision Camera and have been a friend of the owners since they opened for business in 1980. I've purchased a bunch on equipment and supplies from them...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-20-2016
Replies: 122
Views: 32,982
Posted By Capt. E
Good Points. He may have been using film along...

Good Points. He may have been using film along with digital. He would be working with the best masters of digital printing, as it is getting very hard to find a lab that still does wet silver prints....
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-20-2016
Replies: 122
Views: 32,982
Posted By Capt. E
HC never printed any of his images, so I believe...

HC never printed any of his images, so I believe digital would have been attractive to him. More immediate feedback.
He was all about the "decisive moment". He would perhaps want a Leica Monochrome...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-20-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,003
Posted By Capt. E
Am I confused? A DR Summicron is useable from...

Am I confused? A DR Summicron is useable from infinity down to 1 meter on any Leica M body made, film or digital, are they not? The eyes are needed only for the close focus range. There are many...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-20-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 35,127
Posted By Capt. E
Digital has blown away many photo...

Digital has blown away many photo professions...retouchers, hand colorists, film manufacturers...etc. It is simply because of the ease of use. Digital has made the casual amateur a better technical...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-20-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 8,240
Posted By Capt. E
I live in Austin and will not use Precision...

I live in Austin and will not use Precision Camera. Best place here is Holland Photo. In fact, Precision used to send some of their stuff to Holland. go to: www.hollandphoto.com
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 6,480
Posted By Capt. E
I wondered if it had changed over time....

I wondered if it had changed over time. Regardless, I use the snap on caps
Forum: Nikon RF 01-16-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 6,480
Posted By Capt. E
slip on metal caps are different sizes

Kind of a separate issue, but I just noticed that the slip-on metal cap for the 5cm 1.4 is 46mm and the same style cap for the 3.5cm and 13.5cm lenses was 45mm. I guess I never noticed until recently...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-16-2016
Replies: 179
Views: 29,708
Posted By Capt. E
Pre-soaking is a technique I learned from the...

Pre-soaking is a technique I learned from the Ansel Adams books, I believe, though it could have been Fred Picker, who came out of the same "fine print" tradition. Another technique was to reduce...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-15-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,691
Posted By Capt. E
I would consult the school on what equipment they...

I would consult the school on what equipment they expect you to have before buying anything.

Also, is there a camera that is both film and digital? Perhaps a Hasselblad or Pentax 645?
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-15-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,691
Posted By Capt. E
Good to hear Pentax will soon release a FF K...

Good to hear Pentax will soon release a FF K mount. I have a K-3 and enjoy it very much. The plus with Pentax is you can use ANY lens they have ever made, especially the SMC-A line and the early FA...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-15-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By Capt. E
I buy my film from a high-end photo lab (Holland...

I buy my film from a high-end photo lab (Holland Photo) in Austin. They stock a good line. I mainly use: T-Max-100 and Tri-X. They carry a good Fuji line and some odd brands as well. It costs $7+ a...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-15-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 4,683
Posted By Capt. E
You really don't indicate which is which. I...

You really don't indicate which is which. I assume the first is the digital image, but then again, "never assume".

I prefer the first (top). I seems to have smoother graduation with better...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-14-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 3,939
Posted By Capt. E
No one has mentioned the Leica 24 Elmarit-M. A...

No one has mentioned the Leica 24 Elmarit-M. A superb lens, especially when focused inside of 12 feet or so. Mine is pre-digital from the 1990's. I have used 21's but alway come back to the 24....my...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-14-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 13,580
Posted By Capt. E
Ok, I'll jump in...I could never get along...

Ok, I'll jump in...I could never get along without channel lock pliers. Greatest tool ever
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-14-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 10,083
Posted By Capt. E
My favorite 4x5 has been an old metal bodied Toyo...

My favorite 4x5 has been an old metal bodied Toyo Field with Fuji 125W and a 250W lenses. I have had the camera blown over by a big gust while photographing in Big Bend with no damage. A wooden...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-14-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 13,580
Posted By Capt. E
My first Leica was a IIIF back about 1975 and it...

My first Leica was a IIIF back about 1975 and it got me inspired to build my first dark-room and eventually get into large format 4x5 and 8x10. That wholly manual camera began my photographic...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,816
Posted By Capt. E
I remember Fred Picker's advice 30+ years ago....

I remember Fred Picker's advice 30+ years ago. Get a deep freezer and fill it up with paper and film, enough to last you your lifetime. By the early 80's, many fine quality papers were already gone....
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,107
Posted By Capt. E
Anyone use a polarizer?

My first thought is whether the Leitz swing-away Polarizer is easily used on Nikon Rangefinder cameras. I have never seen a nikon made one.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 6,480
Posted By Capt. E
While I have an old set of Walz 43mm filters with...

While I have an old set of Walz 43mm filters with the correct thread pitch, I usually use the Series VII hood that came with my S-2 when I purchased it. I find dropping in a series VII filter to be...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2016
Replies: 150
Views: 58,020
Posted By Capt. E
Yeah, my Leica M-6 is chrome. I like the look.

Yeah, my Leica M-6 is chrome. I like the look.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 4,786
Posted By Capt. E
A Nikon SP is much more than a "decent" camera. I...

A Nikon SP is much more than a "decent" camera. I don't expect anything sold new today would still be working flawlessly in 50-60 years. That should tell you a lot about the quality. Load up some...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-13-2016
Replies: 761
Views: 241,344
Posted By Capt. E
My S-2 Kit

I have what is for me a pretty complete Nikon S-2 kit that I have owned for a number of years and enjoy putting black and white in it. I also own a Leica M-6 with a trio of lenses, but somehow, I...
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