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Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 05-24-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By Arved
Thanks for the quick reply. - Arved

Thanks for the quick reply.

- Arved
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 05-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By Arved
"It's the first of its kind and compatible with...

"It's the first of its kind and compatible with most flatbed scanners available in the market." - https://shop.lomography.com/en/digitaliza-120-scanning-mask (emphasis added)

I don't see an...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-01-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By Arved
Well, Nikon cutting off availability of repair...

Well, Nikon cutting off availability of repair parts, even to Authorized Nikon Repair Centers, has certainly changed that.

My wife has an old Canon P&S. About 3 years after the warrenty expired, her...
Forum: Photo Software 10-22-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 5,786
Posted By Arved
Twice the price of LR+PS CC, too. No thanks! I'm...

Twice the price of LR+PS CC, too. No thanks!

I'm basically just using LR as a DAM now. I prefer DxO Pro Optics as a RAW converter, although I'm a little frustrated with its highlight and shadow...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,387
Posted By Arved
I was looking on eBay for a Zorki-4K with a...

I was looking on eBay for a Zorki-4K with a Jupiter 8 lens. Found one that included a Zorki-4 and Jupiter 12 (35/2.8). The '4 supposedly has a light leak. Test roll in the mail back to me, but the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-11-2017
Replies: 83
Views: 5,565
Posted By Arved
Chris, For your description of the Olympus XA,...

Chris,

For your description of the Olympus XA, you may want to change "Film speeds of 25-1000" to "Film speeds of 25-800." I wish it could go to 1600 or even 3200, even at the cost of lower film...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-06-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By Arved
That's cool!

That's cool!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-06-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By Arved
https://www.cameraquest.com/adapter.htm It's not...

https://www.cameraquest.com/adapter.htm

It's not clear to me if any of these couple to the rangefinder. I'm not sure zone focusing would result in photos any better than with an equivalent Jupiter...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-05-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By Arved
Thumbs up Ouch! Sorry mate. I didn't mean to come off...

Ouch! Sorry mate. I didn't mean to come off sounding like a spoiled brat. I'm more disappointed, and somewhat frustrated, rather than safety-wired in the pissed off position about the experience so...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By Arved
Well, "...cannot switch the viewfinder viewing...

Well, "...cannot switch the viewfinder viewing angle..." sounds to me like the frame line selection knob (is there a better term for this?) is frozen. From what I understand, the central window...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-03-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By Arved
An update... So I try to buy another 7....

An update...

So I try to buy another 7. Thankfully, this time the seller gives the camera a once-over before shipping it. His message this morning:

"Hello,Thank you for your purchase at my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2017
Replies: 299
Views: 19,431
Posted By Arved
I have the Yashicamat 44LM. I loved throwing in...

I have the Yashicamat 44LM. I loved throwing in super slides in my slideshows for some extra punch. Alas, I got in on the end of Ektachrome 127 availability, and didn't shoot nearly as much as I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-02-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By Arved
Well, the refund went well, and quick. No return,...

Well, the refund went well, and quick. No return, as I suspect the seller figures the camera is worth less than the cost of return shipping (which I suspect would be high going back to Japan). So...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-01-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By Arved
Well, when the cost of a CLA is more than twice...

Well, when the cost of a CLA is more than twice what I paid for it, it's time to request a return, and find another 7 on eBay in better condition.

Thanks,
- Arved
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-29-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By Arved
"No walk-through from beginning to end as this...

"No walk-through from beginning to end as this fine camera is rather complicated and is NOT suited for a first time camera repair."

While I consider myself fairly mechanically inclined, my only...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-29-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By Arved
Thanks, Jim. I'll see about removing the top...

Thanks, Jim. I'll see about removing the top plate and doing a CLA in there. I found a video on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7diog_cxus) about cleaning the rangefinder that has...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-29-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,663
Posted By Arved
Canon 7 Frame Lines

A Canon 7 just arrived at my doorstep from Japan via eBay. Fiddling with everything, it all seems to work!

The wheel to change the frame lines seems to be stuck at 35mm. Searching the internet, I...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-10-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 7,666
Posted By Arved
I can't believe Rangefinder wasn't included, and...

I can't believe Rangefinder wasn't included, and not mentioned.

OK, so it's over the top with advertisement, it is the official magazine of WPPI. I find it just a wee bit more useful that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-10-2017
Replies: 9,007
Views: 882,548
Posted By Arved
Olympus XA: Second test roll off to Precision...

Olympus XA: Second test roll off to Precision Camera and Video for processing. First test roll, decided C-41 processing wasn't for me as long as there's a lab open with reasonable cost. I paid...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,745
Posted By Arved
I know there was a 120/220 back, but unless you...

I know there was a 120/220 back, but unless you have a stash of 220 film, I think it's been discounted a long time ago.

Primary use for 220 was wedding photographers, who've all gone digital.

I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,507
Posted By Arved
You don't think he'll put it back in the box? :D

You don't think he'll put it back in the box?

:D
Forum: Olympus RF 08-04-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By Arved
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm not sure how...

Thanks for the suggestions.

I'm not sure how tape would make things more tactile. In the Florida heat, I'd be afraid of electrical tape's adhesive turning into a gooey mess.

I might also try one...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-02-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By Arved
XA Shutter Frustration

As I'm going through my second roll of film on my "new to me" XA, the biggest frustration has to be the shutter button. It works fine, but is so non-descript, I often have difficulty finding the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2017
Replies: 148
Views: 11,874
Posted By Arved
Digital Camera: Nikon D300. Bought one when it...

Digital Camera: Nikon D300. Bought one when it came out, bought a second when the price dropped below $400 on the used market. I wish it had more (more pixels, more ISO), but newer models that have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By Arved
I think there will be more "pride of ownership"...

I think there will be more "pride of ownership" if it's repainted, and if it's already been repainted, there's no hit on the "collector value." I see only good out of refinishing her.

But I have a...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-20-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By Arved
So what kind of DOF scale should I be using to...

So what kind of DOF scale should I be using to calculate hyperfocal focus distance?
Forum: Film vs Digital 07-17-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By Arved
I think so. Haven't tried it, but I think...

I think so. Haven't tried it, but I think so.

Shoot RAW+JPG with picture control set to B&W. The raw will remain in color (but will show up in B&W with Nikon's software, such as ViewNX).

I have 2...
Forum: RFF News 07-17-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 14,044
Posted By Arved
Well, I found my answer here...

Well, I found my answer here (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98700). JPG.

I'll contact to see if there's any way (and cost) to upgrade to 16-bit TIF files.
Forum: RFF News 07-17-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 14,044
Posted By Arved
TIF or JPG?

I was developing a couple of rolls last night, and accidently dumped the (C-41) color developer down the drain. I guess old (and I mean O-L-D) B&W developing habits die hard. What can I say. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By Arved
I found this on the...

I found this on the web:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5667/19921031773_54e7d4c5f4_c.jpg

Looks like C-41 development times on the X-axis, and temperature on the Y-axis. I have no experience with...
Forum: RFF News 07-14-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 14,044
Posted By Arved
Thanks for the quick reply!

Thanks for the quick reply!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By Arved
The differences are very slight. Much less than,...

The differences are very slight. Much less than, say, the difference between two different films processed identically. i.e. I'm seeing much less variation here than I would expect from Ektar 100 and...
Forum: RFF News 07-14-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 14,044
Posted By Arved
Is 35mm film returned cut in strips of 5 frames,...

Is 35mm film returned cut in strips of 5 frames, or 6?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-10-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By Arved
Thank you. Those pages aren't in the manual I...

Thank you. Those pages aren't in the manual I found on-line (linked in original posting). :bang: That makes perfect sense! :angel: LOL:D
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-10-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By Arved
I kind of thought of that, although 8' @f/11...

I kind of thought of that, although 8' @f/11 gives a depth of field from 4.65 to 31 feet according to p. 14 of the user manual (which seems a bit optimistic compared to DOFMaster...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-10-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
Posted By Arved
Question Olympus XA Questions

I just received an Olympus XA w/A11 flash. I found a user manual on-line (here (http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/manuals/OlympusXA.pdf)), and I've searched on-line, but I still have a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-03-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By Arved
Well, I'm much more likely to take my FM2n out...

Well, I'm much more likely to take my FM2n out than my F5. There isn't much difference in the size between the basic 35mm SLRs of the 70s and 80s. My father's Canon A-1 isn't really much bigger than...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By Arved
I understand about the reputation of the...

I understand about the reputation of the Industar-50. It's not an especially easy to work with lens, either. It's very much a rangefinder lens adapted to the Zenit SLR version of the M39 mount....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-02-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By Arved
Thank you all for your warm welcome and learned...

Thank you all for your warm welcome and learned and helpful suggestions. I threw together this somewhat comical photo (well, comical to me) to illustrate the allure of the Zenit 3M. When I say it's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-01-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By Arved
Zenit SLRs

I recently acquired a Zenit 3m, and I'm running a roll of film through it to see if there are any issues needing to be resolved. So the jury is still out, but I have to say...

I love this little...
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