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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-24-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By clarence
arca - style quick release plates for Fuji GL690

Hullo. Does anyone know what arca - style quick release plates would fit the Fuji GL690? I'm referring to the plates that are not completely flat but instead have a small flange that grip a...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-10-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,512
Posted By clarence
I've used a collapsible Industar on my CL. The...

I've used a collapsible Industar on my CL. The lens will collapse up to a point. It does not hit the metering arm at all, since it is stopped by a metal frame in front of the shutter. Just look at my...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-04-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By clarence
The film advance knob on mine was pretty stiff as...

The film advance knob on mine was pretty stiff as well. I was always afraid of breaking it off. But I probably shot about 10 rolls with it and nothing happened. Great camera.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-25-2009
Replies: 3,331
Views: 574,861
Posted By clarence
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3444/3375889673_a52...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3444/3375889673_a5279cfda1.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3461/3376288196_dd21fdb9c5.jpg?v=0
Both were taken with a Mamiya 6. The first one was with the 150mm...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-22-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By clarence
Great story. I hear that the Tata Nano will do...

Great story.

I hear that the Tata Nano will do for ordinary people what the Canonet did in the 70s.

Clarence
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-17-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,064
Posted By clarence
Most women don't look good unless you use a 50mm...

Most women don't look good unless you use a 50mm or longer focal length.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-12-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By clarence
Nice photos! The Contessa is the most beautiful...

Nice photos! The Contessa is the most beautiful camera ever made.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-01-2009
Replies: 133
Views: 38,881
Posted By clarence
Great cameras. I've used 3 of them over the...

Great cameras. I've used 3 of them over the years. Just be careful to take bellow extension into account when you're calculating the exposure.

Clarence
Forum: Olympus RF 03-01-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 3,436
Posted By clarence
I couldn't stand the rangefinder patch on my XA....

I couldn't stand the rangefinder patch on my XA. In fact I hated it so much I managed to lose the camera somewhere in Islington.

Clarence
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-27-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 7,062
Posted By clarence
I like Sonnar Bokeh, and I use my Sonnar lenses...

I like Sonnar Bokeh, and I use my Sonnar lenses wide open for portraiture most of the time. But I'm not even sure if it's a result of the Sonnar lens design. Bokeh is supposedly not taken into...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-26-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,619
Posted By clarence
My apologies for starting a duplicate thread! It...

My apologies for starting a duplicate thread! It would be great if they could be merged.

Clarence
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-26-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,619
Posted By clarence
Contact Sheets from Robert Frank's 'The Americans'

Hello, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/arts_and_culture/7907632.stm

I miss being able to print contact sheets.

Clarence
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-02-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 997
Posted By clarence
I'm trying to get rid of my GA 645 (fixed lens)....

I'm trying to get rid of my GA 645 (fixed lens). It's a good camera but I just have too many. PM or email me for details.

Clarence
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-09-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,315
Posted By clarence
Which is standard for almost all compur shutters,...

Which is standard for almost all compur shutters, if I'm not wrong.

Clarence
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-30-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,530
Posted By clarence
I never had to use any tape or rubber bands. The...

I never had to use any tape or rubber bands. The lens barrel simply slides in until you feel it stop against the metal frame. Looking inside the front of the CL, the frame seemed rather robust, and I...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-30-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,530
Posted By clarence
Look at my avatar. That's an Industar-22...

Look at my avatar. That's an Industar-22 Elmar-copy collapsed almost 90% of the way into a CL. There is a metal frame in front of the shutter that prevents the lens from hitting the shutter or the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-29-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,530
Posted By clarence
The Jupiter 8 will work. Clarence

The Jupiter 8 will work.

Clarence
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-22-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By clarence
Welcome. I happen to be selling my Fed-2 and I...

Welcome.

I happen to be selling my Fed-2 and I can guarantee that it works.

I'm not too close to Wolverhampton but you could take a train down south to check it out.

Clarence
Forum: Off Topic 01-22-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 896
Posted By clarence
It's not safe using your real name on an internet...

It's not safe using your real name on an internet forum.

Yours Sincerely,
Clarence
Forum: Off Topic 01-21-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By clarence
Thank you all for your wide ranging...

Thank you all for your wide ranging responses.

Frankly, I'm not too concerned about the current Lenovo Thinkpads since laptop technology circa 2003, well before the acquisiton by Lenovo, is good...
Forum: Off Topic 01-20-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By clarence
IBM Thinkpad - The Leica of Laptops? or perhaps a better analogy is needed

I recently spilled a bowlful of ramen onto my IBM Thinkpad R50 and managed to damage it after 4 long years of its having survived despite having been dropped a few times. I expected complete system...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By clarence
Croatians must be very lucky to get so much...

Croatians must be very lucky to get so much light. Here in England...


Clarence
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-13-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 686
Posted By clarence
Jon, you can get tiny screwdrivers cheaply on...

Jon, you can get tiny screwdrivers cheaply on ebay. Look for electronics or jeweller's screwdrivers.


Clarence
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By clarence
There's no point keeping a gun under your pillow...

There's no point keeping a gun under your pillow if it isn't loaded.

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-07-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By clarence
If you've ever used one of those automatic...

If you've ever used one of those automatic Polaroid cameras, you'll know that they also make a lot of noise.

vha says it well with 'feel the image'. That's the kind of audio feedback I was looking...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-07-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,556
Posted By clarence
A weak pressure plate causing poor film flatness,...

A weak pressure plate causing poor film flatness, perhaps.

Clarence
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By clarence
How about simply accumulating film over a period...

How about simply accumulating film over a period of time, and then sending them off to the nearest decent lab for processing? That should help you save some money.

I don't usually have time to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,234
Posted By clarence
I don't do it because I mostly use medium format...

I don't do it because I mostly use medium format cameras. 12 shots fly by very quickly, and there's no such thing as a rewind crank.

Clarence
Forum: RFF News 01-05-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By clarence
Different cameras have different metering...

Different cameras have different metering patterns. Some only calculate the luminescence of a spot in the center of the frame, others take a general, wide angle reading across the whole frame, while...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-05-2008
Replies: 160
Views: 28,010
Posted By clarence
I have a tough time deciding between the Zeiss...

I have a tough time deciding between the Zeiss Ikon Contessa 35 and the Kodak Retina IIIc. The former trumps the other in compactness and aesthetics, but the latter is cheaper and has a faster lens....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-04-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By clarence
I've only ever bought Fed-2's from RFF members. I...

I've only ever bought Fed-2's from RFF members. I happen to have an entire kit for sale right now:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=8313&cat=500

Clarence
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-01-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 680
Posted By clarence
Japan may be camera country, which means that you...

Japan may be camera country, which means that you can find almost anything you are looking for there. Unfortunately, it also entails high prices in a market driven by hordes of collectors who...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-01-2008
Replies: 147
Views: 13,125
Posted By clarence
Thank you, everyone, for the advice. I ended up...

Thank you, everyone, for the advice. I ended up purchasing one of those new Emporio Armani dress chronographs on ebay and I must admit I am slightly disappointed. The quartz movement's second hands...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By clarence
I just realised that it's the same reason why I...

I just realised that it's the same reason why I prefer my mechanical Omega Seamaster to my quartz watches. The aural feedback makes it seem like a live creature. That and the sweeping rather than...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By clarence
I've got over the desire for a loud camera, but I...

I've got over the desire for a loud camera, but I like the idea of having a portable 6x9 camera with a waist level viewfinder. The fact that it uses interchangeable lenses is a bonus. The Rittreck...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-29-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By clarence
I have an ad in the classifieds for my Fed 2 and...

I have an ad in the classifieds for my Fed 2 and a Jupiter 3, Jupiter 9 and a CV 25mm.

Clarence
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-21-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 10,018
Posted By clarence
I once had a Moskva with the vertical alignment...

I once had a Moskva with the vertical alignment out of whack. The view through the rangefinder was very funky; it reminded me of a kaleidoscope since the double images would move along a diagonal...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-19-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By clarence
Possibly off topic, but you might be interested...

Possibly off topic, but you might be interested in this:

When 6x9 is not always 6x9 -
http://www.apug.org/forums/forum51/45105-6x9-folder-makes-true-90mm-long-image.html


Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By clarence
Do you ever feel your cameras are too quiet?

For about a week, I felt a great emptiness as I considered the cameras that I owned and used. Since 2006, I had only been using rangefinders and TLRs with whispery shutters to shoot...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-17-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,403
Posted By clarence
For really sharp results, I use slow speed...

For really sharp results, I use slow speed T-grain films like Delta and TMax.

Clarence
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-17-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,558
Posted By clarence
Looks like it could have been designed for copy...

Looks like it could have been designed for copy work on a stand.

Possibly a Polaroid MP-3 / MP-4?


Clarence
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2007
Replies: 177
Views: 16,313
Posted By clarence
Contessa 35 at f/2.8 on Fuji Superia...

Contessa 35 at f/2.8 on Fuji Superia 800


Clarence
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-13-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 9,125
Posted By clarence
Thank you all so much for the advice....

Thank you all so much for the advice. Unfortunately, a couple of unexpected things have come up in my life, and I've had to put aside this project for now, even though I'm itching to try it. This...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-09-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 9,125
Posted By clarence
Thanks, greyhoundman. Eastcamtech puts 127mm...

Thanks, greyhoundman. Eastcamtech puts 127mm Rodenstock lenses on their converted cameras, without installing a new back, but it seems the rangefinder remains somewhat...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-08-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 9,125
Posted By clarence
Thank you very much for showing us what you've...

Thank you very much for showing us what you've done, greyhoundman.

Since I don't intend to change the back, the distance between the film plane and the lens shouldn't change much; is that correct?...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-07-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 5,160
Posted By clarence
Do have a look at our classifieds. I believe...

Do have a look at our classifieds. I believe there are 4 mamiya kits being offered at the moment, if not...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-07-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 9,125
Posted By clarence
Polaroid Land Camera Lens Hacking

Hello. I've been thinking about a polaroid camera with manual controls. Ideally, I'd want something that is cheap and able to form images larger than 6x6. The old polaroid land cameras seem like a...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-07-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 5,160
Posted By clarence
The Mamiya TLR system is not expensive at all....

The Mamiya TLR system is not expensive at all. Lenses cost 200USD at most.

Clarence
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-06-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,020
Posted By clarence
I managed to acquire an Image (Spectra) Pro, and...

I managed to acquire an Image (Spectra) Pro, and I'm quite pleased with the range of manual functions. The Image (Spectra) camera is now for sale if anyone wants it.

What also got me thinking is: is...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-06-2007
Replies: 147
Views: 13,125
Posted By clarence
Thank you very much for pointing me to that feed...

Thank you very much for pointing me to that feed aggregator, Bill. Unfortunately, I've been looking for the past 2 weeks and still haven't found what I want. I guess I'll just keep looking.

Clarence
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-04-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By clarence
Nice idea. I just used a cheap Helios viewfinder...

Nice idea. I just used a cheap Helios viewfinder though. The edges of the finder are approximate to the 28mm field of view.

Clarence
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-03-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By clarence
Through the years I've sold and traded all my...

Through the years I've sold and traded all my gear, but the Fed 2 has stayed partly because it's too cheap to warrant a sale, and partly because it's such a workhorse (for my needs).

Clarence
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-27-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 2,689
Posted By clarence
'Rarely get to see so much working class ire at...

'Rarely get to see so much working class ire at the rich.'

Film vs. digital, Leica vs. un-Leica, filter vs. no-filter, us vs. them.

It's all the same; different names for the same thing.

One day I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-27-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 4,601
Posted By clarence
You don't have to be tethered to the 800 ASA...

You don't have to be tethered to the 800 ASA limit of the meter. Metering in Auto mode and then switching to manual served me well for higher speed film.

Clarence
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-25-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,792
Posted By clarence
Yes, there's no need to trim the film. You can...

Yes, there's no need to trim the film. You can put it right into the camera.

Clarence
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-25-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,792
Posted By clarence
IMHO, if you're a newbie, you shouldn't be...

IMHO, if you're a newbie, you shouldn't be worried about lens quality. I've used the Industar 26M and it's a great lens for the price. You can start nitpicking about signatures, MTFs and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-25-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By clarence
Take care and have a safe trip. Clarence

Take care and have a safe trip.

Clarence
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-24-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,812
Posted By clarence
Contessa 35. Sometimes I sneak my girlfriend's...

Contessa 35.

Sometimes I sneak my girlfriend's Olympus Mju III into her handbag when she's not looking, so I can have a camera handy.

Clarence
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-24-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,020
Posted By clarence
I think 30% is a more reasonable number, judging...

I think 30% is a more reasonable number, judging from the photos posted on polanoid.net. Then again, if the point of polaroids is to allow risque photography, posting them online defeats the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-24-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,020
Posted By clarence
Thanks for the advice. I found a Spectra / Image...

Thanks for the advice. I found a Spectra / Image on ebay and bought it since it was especially cheap. Unfortunately it happens to be the simplest model, with only one switch to compensate for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2007
Replies: 98
Views: 18,591
Posted By clarence
I have a 65mm Mamiya TLR lens. The front element...

I have a 65mm Mamiya TLR lens. The front element can be easily screwed off the same way you might remove a filter, so exchanging the viewing and taking lenses on the field is possible. I use the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-18-2007
Replies: 84
Views: 10,642
Posted By clarence
Any representational artform relies on subject...

Any representational artform relies on subject matter that exists in the real world.

And all art is dependent on 'the other', anyway. Otherwise it would just be solipsistic, intellectual...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-18-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By clarence
When the exposure's right, the scan from your...

When the exposure's right, the scan from your average photo lab isn't too bad. Here's an example taken with a Zeiss Ikon Contessa 35.

I converted the colour photo (Fuji Superia 400) into monochrome...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-16-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 5,808
Posted By clarence
I don't collect, really. My gear flows from the...

I don't collect, really. My gear flows from the hands of other users to me, and flows away again when I need the money. Most of the time the only thing lost is money for postage costs, whereas the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By clarence
Not if you live in a big, nasty city. Like...

Not if you live in a big, nasty city. Like London.

Clarence
Forum: RFF Polls 11-16-2007
Replies: 147
Views: 13,125
Posted By clarence
I'm looking for a cheap, used chronograph. The...

I'm looking for a cheap, used chronograph. The problem is that I have small wrists and a 40mm dial is about the largest I can take without looking like a (early 90's era?) rapper.

I like looking at...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-16-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By clarence
Your lab sounds like the kind of lab that can...

Your lab sounds like the kind of lab that can only print C41 Black and White films. This means Kodak BW400CN and Ilford XP-2 400 only, as far as I know. Normal black and white film will likely not be...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-15-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By clarence
Considering Occam's Razor, perhaps it might be...

Considering Occam's Razor, perhaps it might be more likely that it is a rangefinder problem. After all, the adjustment is easy. Shim adjustment is another matter.

Clarence
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-15-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 4,638
Posted By clarence
Once you start using a Mamiya TLR or the...

Once you start using a Mamiya TLR or the Koni-Omegaflex all other TLR's seem light and small.

Clarence
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-14-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 3,074
Posted By clarence
A friend wanted to learn more about manual...

A friend wanted to learn more about manual photography but wished to use a digital camera. I helped her purchase this camera two years ago. I must say the thumbwheel is really useful.

Clarence
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2007
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,692
Posted By clarence
Oh dear, Now I want an Asahiflex. I was once...

Oh dear, Now I want an Asahiflex. I was once interested in looking for a 35mm camera with a WLF but the Exakta, Nikon and Canon SLRs were all too big.

Do you know of any other small 35mm cameras...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-14-2007
Replies: 123
Views: 7,605
Posted By clarence
I have to agree with Finder. I think that...

I have to agree with Finder. I think that 'tonality' tends to be used when we're actually refering to how smooth tones seem to grade. The number of shades is the same between MF and 35mm, it's just...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-14-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,456
Posted By clarence
The cheaper Helios finder does the same...

The cheaper Helios finder does the same job.

Clarence
Forum: Other RF 11-14-2007
Replies: 171
Views: 13,800
Posted By clarence
I'll just list the cheap and more unusual...

I'll just list the cheap and more unusual ones:

Moskva 5
Belomo Agat 18K half-frame
Zeiss Ikon Contessa
Franka Solida I
Lomo Action Sampler
Zorki 5
Zenit E
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,797
Posted By clarence
Is that a pinhole camera in a box disguised as a...

Is that a pinhole camera in a box disguised as a book? You could put it on the shelves and come back an hour later.

Clarence
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 2,797
Posted By clarence
You used an SLR in a library? I've taken my fair...

You used an SLR in a library?

I've taken my fair share of shots in libraries but I've always used relatively silent cameras. Had I been there I would have hunted you down by the sound of your...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-13-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By clarence
If you like the styling of the LC-A so much you...

If you like the styling of the LC-A so much you might like the Minolta AF-C.

Clarence
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-13-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By clarence
Shoot slides? Clarence

Shoot slides?

Clarence
Forum: Olympus RF 11-12-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 3,968
Posted By clarence
Excellent job on the camera! Clarence

Excellent job on the camera!

Clarence
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-12-2007
Replies: 372
Views: 99,232
Posted By clarence
Firstcall Photographic sells Profilm Tri-X, which...

Firstcall Photographic sells Profilm Tri-X, which claims to be rebranded Kodak Tri-X. You can find it on their website. It's very cheap, compared to Tri-X.

Oh, and I'm looking for Spectra/ Image...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-12-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By clarence
Get the Cosina CX-2 instead, the camera the LC-A...

Get the Cosina CX-2 instead, the camera the LC-A was based on. The build quality is much better (made in Japan) and not as many people are clued in on it yet, so it is cheaper, though prices are...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-11-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,020
Posted By clarence
Polaroid Spectra / Image

After viewing Wayne's thread on how he used Polaroids in his large-format camera, I was reminded of how I once wanted to take pictures with Polaroids as well.

Then came the usual trawl on ebay and...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-11-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,516
Posted By clarence
I'm so glad all I want now is a Polaroid...

I'm so glad all I want now is a Polaroid Spectra.

Sorry about the one that got away, Barrett. There will be another day.

As Falstaff might have said, the better part of gas is discretion.

Clarence
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2007
Replies: 1,424
Views: 348,337
Posted By clarence
Ned, thank you for the recommendation of the...

Ned, thank you for the recommendation of the Minolta, Although I'm perfectly happy with my f1.4 Jupiter 3, I'm sure it would be interesting to compare the differences that 0.2 stops creates, with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By clarence
Does anyone remember that scene in Blade Runner...

Does anyone remember that scene in Blade Runner when Deckard examines the photograph?

Clarence
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 4,443
Posted By clarence
These things just don't happen in other parts of...

These things just don't happen in other parts of the world, where security guards are all pot-bellied, middle-aged men, and where stun-guns are outlawed.

Clarence
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2007
Replies: 1,424
Views: 348,337
Posted By clarence
I can understand what you're trying to say....

I can understand what you're trying to say. Personally, I can't even afford equipment at those prices, but I can make sacrifices to buy something relatively expensive if I know I am going to use it....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,738
Posted By clarence
Cars are priced differently in various markets,...

Cars are priced differently in various markets, but aren't Leica cameras and lenses the same high price everywhere?

Clarence
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,738
Posted By clarence
It's the invisible hand. Deal with it. Clarence

It's the invisible hand. Deal with it.

Clarence
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By clarence
No, the thought never crossed my mind. Clarence

No, the thought never crossed my mind.

Clarence
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-09-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,840
Posted By clarence
Thank you all for your responses and...

Thank you all for your responses and suggestions.

kuzano, Solinar, rxmd, PC Headland>What puzzles me is that so many lower-end 35mm cameras were made around the same period with selenium meters,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By clarence
Zeiss Contaflex

It is as they say, pear-shaped.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ZEISS-CONTAFLEX-TLR-RARE-Shutter-and-Meter-work_W0QQitemZ140175862709QQihZ004QQcategoryZ11721QQcmdZViewItem

Clarence
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-09-2007
Replies: 294
Views: 28,586
Posted By clarence
The lenses for the Mamiya TLRs do not exhibit...

The lenses for the Mamiya TLRs do not exhibit swirly bokeh; the camera designs are very well thought out and build quality is second to none, even in the C220 series.

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By clarence
I do not carry a backup. But I have grabbed the...

I do not carry a backup. But I have grabbed the Olympus Mju-II from my girlfriend's handbag to take a photo on more than one occasion.

Clarence
Forum: RFF Polls 11-07-2007
Replies: 117
Views: 9,637
Posted By clarence
I think it's like asking which gas mark you like...

I think it's like asking which gas mark you like to use when you cook.

Perhaps we really need more polls.

My suggestions are:
Which shutter speed is your favourite?
Which ISO is your...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-07-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,840
Posted By clarence
Cheap Medium Format Cameras with Meters

Hello,

I was just wondering if there are any medium-format folders or TLRs out there with meters that are not prohibitively expensive or rare.

It's funny how there are so many old 35mm cameras with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 3,715
Posted By clarence
Possibly irrelevant by this stage in the...

Possibly irrelevant by this stage in the discussion, but the FED-2 has a similar live shutter which will fire a connected flash while film is being advanced.

Clarence
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-05-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,019
Posted By clarence
It's possibly a light leak through the shutter...

It's possibly a light leak through the shutter curtain. To fix it you might have to readjust the curtain tensions. I've never done it before.

Clarence
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,824
Posted By clarence
In My Humble Opinion, you might as well use...

In My Humble Opinion, you might as well use pushed black and white film if you're shooting in conditions that dark, since the illumination would usually be artificial (i.e. electrical) and create...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-05-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By clarence
I've had this problem before. What's happening is...

I've had this problem before. What's happening is that the film ends up feeding into the area behind the film advance sprocket, and ends up winding itself around the sprocket rather than the film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-05-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,824
Posted By clarence
Unless you're planning to make huge enlargements,...

Unless you're planning to make huge enlargements, you could just decrease shutter speed by a few stops.

Clarence
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-05-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By clarence
If I may ask: Why does it need a CLA? Clarence

If I may ask: Why does it need a CLA?

Clarence
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-09-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,595
Posted By clarence
Although the 50mm lens is significantly bigger...

Although the 50mm lens is significantly bigger than the 75mm lens, I found the former more suited for street photography with the increased field-of-view and depth-of-field. The rangefinder is very...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-09-2007
Replies: 31
Views: 1,972
Posted By clarence
Correct me if I'm wrong, but 'bright' light is...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but 'bright' light is relative. Even if you're taking a picture indoors, the light from the window may be brighter than your subject by enough stops to cause flare, if light...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-25-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,657
Posted By clarence
Thank you very much, Ian. Shipping will cost me...

Thank you very much, Ian. Shipping will cost me 7.50GBP, though, so it looks like I'll be shopping for other items.

Clarence
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-25-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,657
Posted By clarence
DX code stickers

Hello, My lady-friend just received an Olympus Mju-II from her parents and I was hoping to get some DX stickers so that she can use my hand-rolled canisters of HP5 at ASA 1600 or ASA3200.

I've...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By clarence
I would suggest cleaning it with some lighter...

I would suggest cleaning it with some lighter fluid first before trying to adjust the tension. If the former solution works, you wouldn't have to mess around with the tension mechanism.

Clarence
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-15-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,397
Posted By clarence
You could develop it in Rodinal for...

You could develop it in Rodinal for acutance.

Clarence
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-14-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 11,304
Posted By clarence
Thanks to this thread I decided on the Contessa...

Thanks to this thread I decided on the Contessa and the Olympus XA.

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 1,210
Posted By clarence
Cameras with 1:1 Viewfinders

Raid's recent exposition of his Konica cameras made me think about the range of cameras out there which have 1:1 viewfinders. This is a very remarkable feature of a rangefinder camera, in my opinion,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-05-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 5,595
Posted By clarence
Excellent price. You will easily get used to the...

Excellent price. You will easily get used to the lightmeter. The viewfinder lines for 150mm were adequate for me. You cannot do close-ups with the lenses, anyway, since it is a rangefinder.

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,383
Posted By clarence
In my experience, it's difficult to dent an FSU...

In my experience, it's difficult to dent an FSU camera body but the rangefinders on them often get unaligned easily. Having said that, my current FED-2 has been dropped and knocked around for the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-02-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By clarence
Thank you very much for your efforts, Max. I...

Thank you very much for your efforts, Max.


I thought you might be interested in adding an example of a Sonnar copy.

My Jupiter-3 lens is marked as a Carl Zeiss Jena T Sonnar 1: 1.5 f=5cm . Nr....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2007
Replies: 1,035
Views: 269,093
Posted By clarence
I always thought the old Konica fixed-lens...

I always thought the old Konica fixed-lens rangefinders were very well styled. Some of them had fast f/2.0 lenses too.

Would you consider them big and heavy?

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-31-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 2,269
Posted By clarence
I just returned from a 2 week stay in Japan and I...

I just returned from a 2 week stay in Japan and I was pleased to find this thread. I stayed in the Ueno district of Tokyo most of the time but I did travel to Nagoya, Osaka, Nara, Asuka and Kyoto as...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-30-2007
Replies: 128
Views: 98,873
Posted By clarence
I prefer the smaller Japanese-made Helios...

I prefer the smaller Japanese-made Helios brightline finders to the larger turret finders. They aren't technically FSU stuff but the framelines of 35mm 85mm and 135mm suit the FSU lenses...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-30-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,893
Posted By clarence
How about a flashgun? I'm just throwing an...

How about a flashgun? I'm just throwing an idea.

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-30-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,115
Posted By clarence
Even if it were open source, the camera's far too...

Even if it were open source, the camera's far too expensive to make it worthwhile.

I have some new thoughts on light meters, after having to shoot without one in the past 3 months or so, because of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-26-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 1,646
Posted By clarence
Samuel, I'm coming back to Singapore. I might be...

Samuel, I'm coming back to Singapore. I might be getting rid of one of my simple meters.

Clarence
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-25-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,391
Posted By clarence
Ilfotec DDX does a great job, even at...

Ilfotec DDX does a great job, even at 3200

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,115
Posted By clarence
I want a cell phone with a built in...

I want a cell phone with a built in lightmeter.

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By clarence
I would suggest selling the 'couple of...

I would suggest selling the 'couple of Spotmatics' and keeping one Pentax body. That should offset at least half the cost of the M3.

And you can decide whether or not to sell the Kiev and the Kiev...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-24-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 2,287
Posted By clarence
Thanks, Roland. A quick check shows that it is a...

Thanks, Roland. A quick check shows that it is a capital 'M' and not a small 'm'. I'm currently using it on a Fed 2 body and it seems to be working well, but I have not used it at minimum range and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-24-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 2,287
Posted By clarence
Raid, I only know it is a J-3 based on the...

Raid, I only know it is a J-3 based on the information given to me by the seller. Having said that, the markings on the lens do look a bit cheap and FSU-esque.

One other thing about the lens which I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-24-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 2,287
Posted By clarence
The person who sold it to me said it was a fake...

The person who sold it to me said it was a fake CZJ lens but was actually a J-3. it is labelled as a Sonnar.

Here is a picture of it.

Clarence
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-24-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 2,287
Posted By clarence
My J-3 wears the guise of a CZJ T Sonnar. Nr....

My J-3 wears the guise of a CZJ T Sonnar. Nr. 2846XXX. I got it from someone on rff whose name escapes me right now. I wonder when and where it was originally produced.

Clarence
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-20-2007
Replies: 1,191
Views: 457,875
Posted By clarence
Tags for the search engines: tlr size comparison...

Tags for the search engines: tlr size comparison compare yashica mamiya

People get far too worried about how big the Mamiya is. This example has the 135mm lens.

By the way, one of these cameras...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-13-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By clarence
Since I don't use cameras with automatic rewind,...

Since I don't use cameras with automatic rewind, when it happens I usually know what went wrong. If a changing bag is handy, I put the camera inside, unload the film manually and put the other half...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-13-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By clarence
Has anyone ever had a roll of film snap in half...

Has anyone ever had a roll of film snap in half during either rewind or advance? I attribute it to my poorly bulk-rolled film and grouchy FSU film advance mechanisms.

Clarence
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-13-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 6,026
Posted By clarence
Thank you for all the input. Doug's reminder that...

Thank you for all the input. Doug's reminder that 8x10 is a rounded-off measurement was especially sobering, and BSchall's explanation for the lack of old 6x7 and 6x8 cameras was also very...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-12-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 6,026
Posted By clarence
6x7 / 6x8 Folding Camera?

Hello, I was wondering about 6x7 folders. The 8x10 conventional printing format made me think about aspect ratios and frame wastage. 8x10 works out to a 6x7.5 format, but surely there aren't any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 2,017
Posted By clarence
I have pushed up to ASA 1600 with DDX. No blown...

I have pushed up to ASA 1600 with DDX. No blown highlights, and enough shadow detail to satisfy me.

Clarence
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-05-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,939
Posted By clarence
One day I will get a nice medium format...

One day I will get a nice medium format projector. One day.

Clarence
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-05-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 2,570
Posted By clarence
I've used plenty of the IKEA frames too. Like...

I've used plenty of the IKEA frames too. Like almost everything from IKEA it's cheap and simple; just a piece of glass, backing, and some metal clips.

IMO, photographs do better without traditional...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-04-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 4,083
Posted By clarence
The 25mm works fine on the CL. No problems with...

The 25mm works fine on the CL. No problems with the meter arm. The viewfinder approximates to 28mm but I use it to help frame the 25mm lens anyway.

Clarence
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-04-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 5,590
Posted By clarence
I take it personally as an insult to...

I take it personally as an insult to FED-2's.

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-04-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,214
Posted By clarence
I agree completely. Clarence

I agree completely.

Clarence
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-03-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By clarence
I use the made-in-Japan Helios MkII finders. They...

I use the made-in-Japan Helios MkII finders. They have brightlines for 35, 85 and 135. I use the space outside the 35mm frame to approximate for 25mm. You may approximate for 50mm in the space...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By clarence
Set to hyperfocal, forget about focusing, point,...

Set to hyperfocal, forget about focusing, point, and shoot.

Clarence
Forum: Off Topic 06-02-2007
Replies: 128
Views: 5,910
Posted By clarence
'They see me...

'They see me rolling.....'

http://storm.webvis.net/scrap423.jpg

Clarence
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By clarence
I just realised a mistake I'd made with regards...

I just realised a mistake I'd made with regards to estimating the age. When I said '10 years' I meant that it expired 10 years ago or so, which makes it even older.

Clarence
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-01-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 11,304
Posted By clarence
There's plenty to look at here. I spent hours...

There's plenty to look at here. I spent hours going through every single one of them. For those who cannot read Japanese, don't worry, because the contents / links are in English and you can still...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-01-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 2,203
Posted By clarence
I think I would have paid that much for it, but...

I think I would have paid that much for it, but I've got too little funds at the moment to chase unicorns.

My gripe is that the cameras I find aesthetically pleasing lack the features I need. I wish...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-01-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By clarence
As a side note, using very old and badly stored...

As a side note, using very old and badly stored rollfilm can also cause the numbers from the film backing to appear on the film. I know this because I ran an ancient (10 years or so) roll of FP4...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-31-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 2,203
Posted By clarence
Currently, it's the Aires 35 V for me as well, as...

Currently, it's the Aires 35 V for me as well, as well as several other obscure Japanese cameras.

Clarence
Forum: Off Topic 05-30-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,357
Posted By clarence
I buy all my stuff online too. IMO, the only high...

I buy all my stuff online too. IMO, the only high quality labs and dealerships that work with film can only survive by advertising their services online. The film renaissance (and I believe there is...
Forum: Off Topic 05-28-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By clarence
Many free content websites on the internet are...

Many free content websites on the internet are started by a small company, and offset bandwidth growth fees with advertising revenue. When the site reaches a critical mass and attracts the attention...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-25-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By clarence
Thanks, but I was looking for a service manual...

Thanks, but I was looking for a service manual rather than a user manual.

Clarence
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-21-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,767
Posted By clarence
Just have a look at my avatar. The Industar 22...

Just have a look at my avatar. The Industar 22 (elmar copy) collapses safely (95% collapsed) on both CL's I owned, stopped by a metal frame inside from hitting the shutter.

Clarence
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-21-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 4,336
Posted By clarence
It's easy to talk about using mint condition...

It's easy to talk about using mint condition cameras rather than worrying about their condition and keeping them at home, but there is a significant premium that you have to pay over the price for a...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-21-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 11,304
Posted By clarence
Here's another; the Voskhod / Yashica...

Here's another; the Voskhod / Yashica Rapid:

http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/voskhod/
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-20-2007
Replies: 76
Views: 11,304
Posted By clarence
Cute Fixed Lens Rangefinders

There have been many rangefinders with interesting designs, but these are often ignored in our discussions, which tend to focus on speed, lens quality, automation and other technical features.

I'm...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By clarence
The Fed 2's price, simplicity, weight, size, and...

The Fed 2's price, simplicity, weight, size, and long baselength are what made me choose it over other FSU LTM cameras. Focusing a J9 with a Zorki 4 can sometimes be difficult, but I have had no...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-18-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By clarence
Relax. You're neither the first to be alarmed at...

Relax. You're neither the first to be alarmed at this, nor the first to post such a question on rff.

Enjoy the Bessa R3A. I'm planning to get one after summer.

Clarence
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By clarence
My Industar 22 Elmar copy collapses safely on...

My Industar 22 Elmar copy collapses safely on both the CL's I have owned. It is stopped by a metal frame before hitting the curtain, and yet it is 90% fully collapsed.

With regard to the FSU...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-18-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 1,724
Posted By clarence
I'd trade one for a minty Fed 2 anyday,...

I'd trade one for a minty Fed 2 anyday, though.

Clarence
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-18-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By clarence
Are you sure it is not just the parallax...

Are you sure it is not just the parallax compensation functioning properly?

Clarence
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-17-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By clarence
The first thing to decide would be whether you...

The first thing to decide would be whether you want slides (transparencies) or not. Slides cost more, have less exposure latitude, and often do not print as well as colour negative film. I'll leave...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 4,989
Posted By clarence
That Agfa Optima is incredibly adorable. Clarence

That Agfa Optima is incredibly adorable.

Clarence
Forum: Other RF 05-17-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By clarence
It's the Minolta (美能达) Prod 20's, a compact...

It's the Minolta (美能达) Prod 20's, a compact autofocus camera. Those windows are probably there for the autofocus rangefinder to work.

One was sold on rff some time...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-16-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By clarence
'Artistic' photos - Gain at least 5 stops MTF...

'Artistic' photos - Gain at least 5 stops
MTF Hand-wringing - Lose at least 3 stops
Taking pictures of children and pets - Lose 2 stops
Just had a double expresso - Lose 1 stop
Just had a couple of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-15-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By clarence
Chronologically: R - LTM mount R2 - M Mount R2A...

Chronologically:

R - LTM mount
R2 - M Mount
R2A - M Mount with Aperture Priority Automatic Exposure
R3A - M Mount with Aperture Priority Automatic Exposure and 1:1 finder
R4A - M Mount with Aperture...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-15-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 5,215
Posted By clarence
I wonder if I'm not the only one who notes a very...

I wonder if I'm not the only one who notes a very strong resemblance to the body designs of the early Canon Powershot G-series.

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 2,078
Posted By clarence
I don't shoot into bright sources of light, so I...

I don't shoot into bright sources of light, so I don't have to care.

Clarence
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-15-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,829
Posted By clarence
Another vote for dlab7.com from myself. Clarence

Another vote for dlab7.com from myself.

Clarence
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By clarence
The sky is overexposed. If the sky is bright,...

The sky is overexposed. If the sky is bright, there is not enough exposure latitude on your film to expose both terrestrial objects and the sky properly. You have to make the choice.

Clarence
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-12-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,920
Posted By clarence
I do not wind on after I shoot because I do not...

I do not wind on after I shoot because I do not wish to damage the shutter mechanism, should I choose not to shoot and leave the shutter cocked for too long (and by this, I mean hours). Am I mistaken...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-12-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Posted By clarence
The lens won't let you enlarge the aperture to...

The lens won't let you enlarge the aperture to anything larger than 2.5. It's not a question of should, but could.

There are plenty of fast 50mm lenses available. 2.5 is relatively slow. 1.0 - 2.0...
Forum: Off Topic 05-12-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,222
Posted By clarence
I'm on Dapper Drake, but I'm planning to upgrade...

I'm on Dapper Drake, but I'm planning to upgrade to Feisty Fawn when I have the time. For me, it's the Linux distro with the best balance of flexibility and user-friendliness. I'm not a coder, and I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-08-2007
Replies: 144
Views: 11,761
Posted By clarence
My Nikon SB30 is for sale, by the way. I also...

My Nikon SB30 is for sale, by the way. I also have plenty of my excess flash accessories in the classifieds.

Clarence
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-01-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 2,864
Posted By clarence
Mamiya TLR Lens Compatibility

Hello, I've owned three Mamiya TLRs and a number of lenses and I sometimes found that different lenses would not mount on different bodies, or even if they did mount, they would not cock (on the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-29-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,238
Posted By clarence
Since you have a Bronica SQA, it might be worth...

Since you have a Bronica SQA, it might be worth making a comparison with that particular system.

The Mamiya TLR and Koni Omegaflex systems are the only TLR systems, if I am not wrong. The Mamiya...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-28-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By clarence
Does anyone know of any instructions online for...

Does anyone know of any instructions online for stripping and cleaning the Mamiya lenses, or for swapping the viewing and taking lenses?

Clarence
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-26-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 2,480
Posted By clarence
I am also a satisfied dlab7 customer, for both...

I am also a satisfied dlab7 customer, for both c41 and e6.

Clarence
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-20-2007
Replies: 33
Views: 4,235
Posted By clarence
For myself the bag hides and protects the camera,...

For myself the bag hides and protects the camera, and makes it easier to carry everything. I don't use neckstraps either.

Clarence
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-20-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 4,479
Posted By clarence
Rather off topic, but if anyone is looking for a...

Rather off topic, but if anyone is looking for a larger case to fit medium format rangefinders, you can find them...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-18-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,444
Posted By clarence
Cigarettes and HP5+. The flaps on boxes of...

Cigarettes and HP5+. The flaps on boxes of prerolled film, though, are very convenient for use as filters.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-24-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 2,014
Posted By clarence
I assume you're talking about the normal shutter...

I assume you're talking about the normal shutter release button and not the one that needs you to use a pen or something thin to release it?

Clarence
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,505
Posted By clarence
Thank you for the comments, everyone....

Thank you for the comments, everyone. Unfortunately, I was not able to access rff in time to look at the responses. I ended up buying a roll of Sensia at the shop near school.

I was rather...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,505
Posted By clarence
According to this website, Kodak Elite Chrome 200...

According to this website, Kodak Elite Chrome 200 has the highest red sensitivity.

http://www.robertreeves.com/colslide.htm

Does that mean that Elite Chrome 200 might be best suited to my...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,505
Posted By clarence
Which Slide Film for Red Tones

Hello. My flatmate has just suddenly requested my help in taking some pictures of her painting. The problem is that she requires slides, and the painting is almost entirely in monochromatic shades of...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-15-2007
Replies: 209
Views: 29,479
Posted By clarence
The eye does not always have infinite depth of...

The eye does not always have infinite depth of field. One reason why it's harder to see at night is that the pupil expands to let in more light and depth of field is reduced. If you do want to...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-14-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,084
Posted By clarence
Lowepro Nova 1 AW... Clarence

Lowepro Nova 1 AW...

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-12-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By clarence
I shouldn't say anything, should I. Clarence

I shouldn't say anything, should I.

Clarence
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-06-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,826
Posted By clarence
The Lomo look is obtained mostly through...

The Lomo look is obtained mostly through cross-processing. That is a factor of film development and not camera choice.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By clarence
Nimslo's are often converted into panoramics as...

Nimslo's are often converted into panoramics as well.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2007
Replies: 146
Views: 14,436
Posted By clarence
Used to bring around a Manfrotto 055 for...

Used to bring around a Manfrotto 055 for landscapes, but I've left that all behind. Now I need to get rid of it.

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-27-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By clarence
I like his use of high contrast images.

I like his use of high contrast images.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-27-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,757
Posted By clarence
I'm selling mine.

I'm selling mine.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-26-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,506
Posted By clarence
'Xpan Fever' really cracked me up.

'Xpan Fever' really cracked me up.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-24-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,881
Posted By clarence
Have a Lowepro Nova 1 AW I don't...

Have a Lowepro Nova 1 AW I don't need.

http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Shoulder_Bags/allWeather/Nova_1_AW.aspx

It's a great bag, and holds up to SLR-sized cameras with 3 lenses. I'm looking for a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-20-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,141
Posted By clarence
I bought my Canon G3 as a replacement for my...

I bought my Canon G3 as a replacement for my Canon 300D dSLR, since I only need a digital camera and an external flash to shoot parties and events. I really enjoyed using it like a TLR.

Compared to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-20-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,613
Posted By clarence
You think 13.75USD is expensive? Try coming to...

You think 13.75USD is expensive? Try coming to the UK.

Clarence
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-19-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,224
Posted By clarence
I really was glad to help. And I'm even more...

I really was glad to help. And I'm even more satisfied that you like the lens so much, George.

Clarence
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By clarence
Tangential, but Field Marshall Erwin Rommel ('The...

Tangential, but Field Marshall Erwin Rommel ('The Desert Fox') was a keen photographer. He used a Leica, if I recall.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By clarence
There are two lenses and two shutters, for the...

There are two lenses and two shutters, for the film and digital sensor respectively. You can look at the diagram on the page.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 2,840
Posted By clarence
I don't deny that great images can be created...

I don't deny that great images can be created with elements of blur or unsharpness. It's simply that the images I am striving to create demand some level of sharpness.

Clarence
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By clarence
Digital and Film Camera in One Body

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AMAZING-2-in-1-Film-Digital-Camera-FREE-BAG-TRIPOD-WOW_W0QQitemZ110078681555QQihZ001QQcategoryZ31388QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Don't get excited. This is merely a 35mm film point and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By clarence
One member, Nksyoon, lives in Zurich, I...

One member, Nksyoon, lives in Zurich, I believe.

I too, spent only a day in Zurich. I remember walking along the Niederdorfstrasse, where a lot of the restaurants and shops are. The river also...
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