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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 229
Views: 27,213
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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks for adding the pics, they really help. So,...

Thanks for adding the pics, they really help.
So, once you got the mirror bonded to the bracket, was the bracket in need of adjustment? ie, was it bent out of shape?
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,696
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'm glad I treated myself well at Christmas...

I'm glad I treated myself well at Christmas time.
No new gear needed here.
Hope to stay well, hope others are able to do the same.
The economic ramifications of this are going to be interesting to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,622
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
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Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,366
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I have software that can change my color shots to...

I have software that can change my color shots to b/w with the click of the mouse.




[Fire away guys/gals]
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 763
Views: 156,642
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,793
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I use a hood if I have one for the lens. I'll...

I use a hood if I have one for the lens. I'll admit I don't have hoods for all my lenses.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 763
Views: 156,642
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
The first real camera I fell in love with was my...

The first real camera I fell in love with was my then neighbor's black body SR-T101 which he brought back with him from Vietnam. Took me 30 some odd years to get one (in chrome), but I finally did. I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 396
Views: 68,475
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I don't know why I could justify spending an...

I don't know why I could justify spending an equivalent amount on my wife's new sewing machine, but a digital Leica just never really appealed to me. My Sony's (A7ii and iii) do all and more than I...
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 03-02-2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2,322
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
OLD age SUCKS! I owe you an apology Jason. The...

OLD age SUCKS!


I owe you an apology Jason.
The post about your article about trading up camera's triggered a memory. I actually read that article. Another life time ago I subscribed to Modern and...
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 02-29-2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2,322
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Welcome Jason. I'll be honest, I had to google...

Welcome Jason.
I'll be honest, I had to google your name to find out who you were. I live under a rock photographically speaking, hence the need to do so.
I shoot Sony A7ii and A7iii camera's as I...
Forum: Travel 02-01-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 963
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've tried to get my brother to make this (car...

I've tried to get my brother to make this (car week) a regular yearly happening for us since he lives within 50 miles of the track. Unfortunately, life has gotten in the way the last couple of years....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 2,703
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I shot a lot of pictures with my CoolPix 995...

I shot a lot of pictures with my CoolPix 995 before my wife asked if I should upgrade to a new camera.
I ended up falling in love with the D80 once I held/shot a friend's. It fell to hand like a well...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,647
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I just looked at the thread Cal referred to and...

I just looked at the thread Cal referred to and the rumored M10M with it's big wood screw front and center.
I'd have preferred a button head socket head cap screw myself.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-07-2020
Replies: 176
Views: 42,584
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
OK, here's one to stump you guys. Movie: K-19 The...

OK, here's one to stump you guys.
Movie: K-19 The Widowmaker
Scene: On the frozen ocean after they just shot off the test missle. Group shot was taken of the crew.
What Zorki was used? (I'm assuming...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,826
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Back in the mid-80's I was working as a machinist...

Back in the mid-80's I was working as a machinist in a shop that had a couple guys from NY working there too. When I told them I was going to Rhode Island for a wedding and would be going to NYC too,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd invest in a Sony A7xxx body and some adapters...

I'd invest in a Sony A7xxx body and some adapters and shoot all the stuff you already have.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,622
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My first impression of a Citroen came at a car...

My first impression of a Citroen came at a car show in Westwood CA. There was an SM there and I remember the owner showing how you could change a rear wheel without using a jack. He raised the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-10-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 14,499
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'll stick with my Canon SD1000's. Small as a...

I'll stick with my Canon SD1000's. Small as a pack of cards and does nice 720i video too, along with macro.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I too inherited an M3 with lenses, one, a very...

I too inherited an M3 with lenses, one, a very old telephoto. It looked like it was an M mount but, after leaving it in the sun one day, it warmed up enough that I could remove the adapter. It was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,476
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
If you really want to fly under the radar, look...

If you really want to fly under the radar, look for a Vivitar 70-150 3.8 Macro focusing zoom. Really sharp for such a cheap lens, not too heavy and doesn't have the 'theft' draw of a Nikon lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,619
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Yup. Got four of them. It's a sickness I have.

Yup. Got four of them. It's a sickness I have.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,619
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
When I travel with my cameras I like...

When I travel with my cameras I like redundancy.
A7ii - Big
SD1000 - Small
or

A7iii - Big
SD1000 - Small


I usually have two of the SD1000's with me, even if I'm not carrying a bigger camera....
Forum: Travel 10-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,151
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thank you for sharing these Larry. My brother has...

Thank you for sharing these Larry.
My brother has a desire to go to this event as do I.
I shared the thread with him. He's without power today due to the fires in Nor Cal today. He did look at the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,480
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
You should try pairing your FE with a Series E 50...

You should try pairing your FE with a Series E 50 or 35 next time. That will lighten your load and you won't be giving up much on the lens side of things either.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,404
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
In another life I was asked to write a program....

In another life I was asked to write a program. Not knowing how to program I taught myself how to use Excel and it's programing capabilities. Most fun I've ever had and got paid for doing it too....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-19-2019
Replies: 590
Views: 68,369
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Off Craig's list 2 yrs ago or so. Nikon FM2...

Off Craig's list 2 yrs ago or so. Nikon FM2 w/lens. I was first one that said I'd take the camera and lens.
It was a Nikkor 50 1.2. Got it all for $100. Seller had lots of people who wanted just the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,622
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Wow, if that runs half as good as it looks it...

Wow, if that runs half as good as it looks it must be a real pleasure to drive.
Good choice on the color too as it looks great with that interior color.
Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,622
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd like to see more shots of that M-B. It looks...

I'd like to see more shots of that M-B. It looks great.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-15-2019
Replies: 78
Views: 6,585
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
This thread is going to make me get my V1 out of...

This thread is going to make me get my V1 out of hibernation and put it on my Sony A7iii.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-14-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Not that my opinion means anything, but I'd CLA...

Not that my opinion means anything, but I'd CLA the Red. Reason: It's in better mechanical shape than the black one.
The red one has a story to it too, you just don't know what it is.
It is a more...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,535
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Enjoyed the shots. It looks like some serious...

Enjoyed the shots.
It looks like some serious speed is attained going down that hill.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,559
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
OK. I use adapted lenses because they still...

OK.
I use adapted lenses because they still impart their character to the image taken.
Hope you enjoy your new to you Leica, it looks fantastic.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-12-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,559
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Chris, I can't think of a more deserving guy to...

Chris, I can't think of a more deserving guy to receive such a great gift. Congrats!
Do you have a digital camera you can adapt these lenses to?
Film gets expensive, even if you do your own...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,622
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
An old 912

An old 912
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-03-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
A quick simple way to see which way you need to...

A quick simple way to see which way you need to go with the shim is to take it out completely and put the lens back together and try it that way.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I would suggest looking at a Canon PowerShot...

I would suggest looking at a Canon PowerShot SD1000.
Small, but take really nice pictures. They can also do video too.
Not complicated either and the battery will last too.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Before doing anything drastic mechanically to it,...

Before doing anything drastic mechanically to it, try dripping some candle wax on/into the outer threads of the bushing.
You might be surprised how easily it will come out then.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,108
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Every once in a while I'll dig out the M3 that I...

Every once in a while I'll dig out the M3 that I inherited from my grandmother and compare it to my latest digital A7iii.
We've come a long ways.
And yes, I appreciate that, a lot.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
This is what mine looks...

This is what mine looks like....


http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Nikon_L35AF


Guess I have an original model.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My L35AF is not what I'd call 'big and...

My L35AF is not what I'd call 'big and clunky'.
It looks a little more svelte than that one in the review.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-27-2019
Replies: 3,002
Views: 1,793,816
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I may wonder down to the beach to see how the US...

I may wonder down to the beach to see how the US Open Surfing is going.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My biggest problem is I just treated myself to a...

My biggest problem is I just treated myself to a new A7iii for my birthday a couple months ago. Guess I really didn't want to upgrade the computer too, so it'll do.
My A7ii is gathering a lot of dust...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 07-16-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
New Sony A7Riv announced

C'mon guys!
Get with the program.
61 mega pixels.
$3500.

SONY ADDICT (http://sonyaddict.com/2019/07/16/sony-a7riv-launch-coverage/)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,243
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I see I answered way back in 2014 that the SD1000...

I see I answered way back in 2014 that the SD1000 was my favorite.
Fast forward to 2019 and the SD1k is still there, on my desk, waiting to be grabbed in an instant. But for 2019, the Sony A7ii...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 07-03-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 7,363
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've enjoyed using a Nikkor 24mm on my A7ii....

I've enjoyed using a Nikkor 24mm on my A7ii. Great lens for shooting cars which I do a lot of, or try to anyways.
I recently treated myself to a b-day gift of an A7iii in hopes that the autofocus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,133
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I know more about the gadgetry than I do about...

I know more about the gadgetry than I do about taking good photos.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2019
Replies: 2,167
Views: 617,567
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
That shouldn't be too hard a decision to make...

That shouldn't be too hard a decision to make Helen.
Right now, it kind of looks like a car that was 'restored' by giving it a paint job, but they forgot to get all the chrome redone so it sticks out...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 18,731
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
While I would agree with you on most points...

While I would agree with you on most points Chris, it still needs a battery to work. If it had a mechanical shutter and not electronic I think it'd be ideal.
I covet a nice black FM2. I think it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,972
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Santa (in the form of my oldest niece who ended...

Santa (in the form of my oldest niece who ended up with my name this year) filled my complete wish list! Such a surprise. I got an Amazon Basic Camera Backpack so I can pack my cameras on trips to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,228
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Just for comparison Joe, for a long, long time my...

Just for comparison Joe, for a long, long time my only kit was a D7000 with an 18-200 zoom on it. Try lugging that around for a while.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-09-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,801
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
It would be a Sony A7iii and lens for me.

It would be a Sony A7iii and lens for me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,004
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd recommend a good working version of a Canon...

I'd recommend a good working version of a Canon Power Shot SD1000. It not only will give good photo's, it'll also take pretty nice video's too. Plus, it's small as a deck of playing cards so fits...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 7,711
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I can recommend the Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 if you...

I can recommend the Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 if you can't find a 60mm to your liking.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 3,551
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've always looked at old Leica's in the same...

I've always looked at old Leica's in the same manner as old Porsche's. They're rebuildable since they are hand made to a certain extent. The big difference is that with a Porsche you can get a CoA...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
The older I get the more I'm leaning towards...

The older I get the more I'm leaning towards getting more AF type glass to put on my Sony A7ii. I love the old lenses on it, but it is too slow for shooting grandkids and other non-static subject...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-13-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,368
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've got two versions, non-AI and AI. I use them...

I've got two versions, non-AI and AI. I use them on my A7ii, mostly shooting cars. Both are sharp as a tack when I focus them correctly. I'm leaning more towards the AI since it does weigh a tad less...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 129
Views: 7,658
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Awesome story Chris! So glad to read that Mack...

Awesome story Chris!
So glad to read that Mack found something he loved and has been able to pursue it the way he has.
Congrats to you both.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I would suggest a Series E 100mm 2.8 might be a...

I would suggest a Series E 100mm 2.8 might be a good alternative to the heavy Nikkors.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2018
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,622
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Bob - I don't think Chevy was building Corvairs...

Bob - I don't think Chevy was building Corvairs in 1980.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-13-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 4,608
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
https://www.talkemount.com/threads/vans-on-the-pie...

https://www.talkemount.com/threads/vans-on-the-pier.17960/

I shot those a couple of weeks ago down at the pier.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,972
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd suggest you look at the talkemount site I...

I'd suggest you look at the talkemount site I linked to above to see what the guys there are getting out of their A7Rii's.
I'd like one, I think, but my computer doesn't need to be taxed with the...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,972
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I have read too many stories about batteries...

I have read too many stories about batteries having problems while charging in-camera to risk it. Why take the chance of the battery swelling or having some other problem while charging? If it's out...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 04-13-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,972
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
That's a nice kit Johan. I use an A7ii with...

That's a nice kit Johan.
I use an A7ii with mostly Nikon manual focus glass, but I do have adapters for Minolta and Leica too.
I enjoy the IBIS a lot as I can shoot in very dark conditions without...
Forum: Travel 04-06-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,280
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Here's my 2011 HFP Accord coupe hauling my bike...

Here's my 2011 HFP Accord coupe hauling my bike down to the beach.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,693
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Is this camera really that rare? It's at $4k+...

Is this camera really that rare?

It's at $4k+ now.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-20-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,693
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Well it's up to $2.2k now so well on its way.

Well it's up to $2.2k now so well on its way.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 16,441
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Fair enough. I was just wondering as I'm a full...

Fair enough.
I was just wondering as I'm a full fledged gear junkie myself.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-20-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 16,441
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I came up with mine when I finally dug my...

I came up with mine when I finally dug my Grandmother's M3 out of the closet and realized I'd never become proficient using it if I didn't get off AUTO.
Still not going to happen, but at least I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,943
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Sony A7ii w/Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 is the latest...

Sony A7ii w/Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 is the latest favorite. Lens changes more than the camera body these days so it's Nikkor 24, Series E 100, and Nikkor 35 1.4 as the follow ups.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Might want to take a look...

Might want to take a look here:
http://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/

And see what they say is good for your camera if it's on their list.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I made sure my 'List' was systemic in nature. I...

I made sure my 'List' was systemic in nature.
I got a remote release, PD strap anchors and Vello extension tubes to fit my A7ii.
See how that all works out?
Forum: Nikon RF 12-04-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,589
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My desk and photo cabinet have an 'organized...

My desk and photo cabinet have an 'organized chaos' to them. I don't mind it. My wife hates it.
Having worked most of my life in an environment that required a 'clean desk' at the end of every day, I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,883
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I will admit this. When fondling my M3 for one of...

I will admit this. When fondling my M3 for one of the first times, installing the meter, taking it off, marveling at how it tried to make picture taking as 'automatic' as possible, I realized that...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-07-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,883
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Don't feel bad. I inherited mine and once it was...

Don't feel bad. I inherited mine and once it was cla'd I put a roll thru it. Couldn't figure out what all the hype was either. Besides being heavy, it wasn't very easy to hold IMO, until I put a grip...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-18-2017
Replies: 66
Views: 3,992
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I wouldn't sweat it Joe. My Nex-7 has a message...

I wouldn't sweat it Joe. My Nex-7 has a message printed on the camera behind the flip down screen that says: The surface of the camera may get warm when the power is on for a long time. This is not a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I was probably at that LAT GP. Dad got us into...

I was probably at that LAT GP. Dad got us into the habit of going, taking us when we were too young to drive our selves out there.
Miss that track, my brother raced his Speedster there in the last...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,481
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I recently bought a Nikon FG for the Micro Nikkor...

I recently bought a Nikon FG for the Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 that was on it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Having grown up in Santa Monica, Phil Hill was...

Having grown up in Santa Monica, Phil Hill was one of the guys I looked up to. I can remember following F1 religiously back in the mid-60's.
He's in the SAMOHI Hall of Fame, my high school alma...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 1,853
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
For me it is the sharpness of all types of photos...

For me it is the sharpness of all types of photos I've taken with it.
I like it so much I went out and bought another copy of it.
And on my budget, that is saying a lot.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-02-2017
Replies: 2,758
Views: 813,265
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
This came with a lens that I was after:

This came with a lens that I was after:
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 1,661
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
uh, I've been playing with a recently purchased...

uh, I've been playing with a recently purchased FG all day today. Even took some pics of it with my other 'toy'. They make good subjects as they don't complain....about anything.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2017
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,066
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I read some reviews on it Doug and find it's a...

I read some reviews on it Doug and find it's a tad more camera than I thought it was. Much more so with the manual mode than the EM I bought my mom back in the day.
I hope I can find a student that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2017
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,066
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Just received a Nikon FG w/Micro Nikkor 55 2.8...

Just received a Nikon FG w/Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 plus accessories, that I won on an auction site the other day.
Lens is like new, so I'm happy, and it came with a hood too. Camera isn't bad either but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2017
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,622
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
http://i66.tinypic.com/10iexq1.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/10iexq1.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My only question to you is why shoot at...

My only question to you is why shoot at ISO200?
In that much sun 100 would have been OK.

(D7000 user here)

I enjoyed looking at the flikr pics too.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-07-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I have one of these:...

I have one of these: http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/RF-Nikkor/Canon_RF/CanonRF-35mm/CanonRF-35f28/index.htm
...and can vouch for it being one of my favorite...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,967
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I bought an FM2 with a 50 f1.2 on it. Foolishly...

I bought an FM2 with a 50 f1.2 on it. Foolishly traded the camera off but kept the lens.
I'd opt for the 50 1.2 as it gives you the speed which along with the shutter speeds of the FM2 gives you a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,377
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My most fun list: Nikon CoolPix 995 Canon...

My most fun list:
Nikon CoolPix 995
Canon PowerShot SD1000
Sony A7ii
Sony Nex-7

I had the 995 so long my wife asked when I was going to upgrade it.
I have 4 SD1000's and don't leave home without...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-10-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 157,673
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I was born in New Jersey, I have slides of it I'm...

I was born in New Jersey, I have slides of it I'm going to digitize soon to prove it.
As a youngster my folks moved us all to Southern California. Grew up here, went to school here, got married and...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 06-08-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,996
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Could I offer this solution? Save up for an A7ii...

Could I offer this solution?
Save up for an A7ii and get a TAP adapter too. You'll gain auto focus with manual lenses as well as image stabilization. It's been worth it to me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 6,230
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd have to say it was a Nikon FM2 w/50mm Nikkor...

I'd have to say it was a Nikon FM2 w/50mm Nikkor f1.2 on Craigslist for $100. That is tied with the Micro Nikkor 55mm f2.8 off Goodwill for $128 including shipping. That lens turned out to be minty.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-02-2017
Replies: 724
Views: 57,868
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Huss - I really have to thank you for getting me...

Huss - I really have to thank you for getting me going again with this digitizing.
I've invested in a slide copy and bellows attachment and am using my Sony A7ii w/Nikon Micro Nikkor 55 f2.8...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-10-2017
Replies: 724
Views: 57,868
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
That was taken @1957-58 or so. My younger brother...

That was taken @1957-58 or so. My younger brother when we first moved out to California I think. I believe my dad took that shot.

I also used the mirror method of alignment as the laptop screen...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 724
Views: 57,868
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I put a piece of mylar over the screen and it...

I put a piece of mylar over the screen and it worked great, no more pixels.
Also added a 4" piece of pvc pipe around the slide/lens to cut out the room light and things got even better then.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-08-2017
Replies: 724
Views: 57,868
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Some years ago I was inspired by this thread:...

Some years ago I was inspired by this thread: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142784&highlight=digitizing+slides
I used a laptop screen for a light source.
I have since lost...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,256
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Unfortunately, no. My fixed income is not...

Unfortunately, no. My fixed income is not conducive to spending money on film and its associated costs. The lenses are used though on my A7ii and Nex-7 cameras. The M3 is the only one I'd trust with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,256
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
From front to back: Grandfather's IIIa,...

From front to back:
Grandfather's IIIa, Grandmother's M3, Dad's Canon VI-T
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-27-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I agree with the Head Bartender. This F1 was a...

I agree with the Head Bartender. This F1 was a gift so I'd have no qualms about money spent to keep it in good repair.
I've faced this same decision with cameras I've inherited. I sent my M3 off to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-10-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,484
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Wait for a Canon 35 2.8 to show up. You won't be...

Wait for a Canon 35 2.8 to show up.
You won't be disappointed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Well I shot a roll of film today and now the...

Well I shot a roll of film today and now the shutter is jammed. Roll went thru fine and rewound OK too, I was going to exercise the mechanism some and now it's jammed. This only about the third roll...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 835
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Experimenting

Don't know how successful it would turn out.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-10-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 58,047
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks for adding those links, Stephen. Reading...

Thanks for adding those links, Stephen. Reading them gives us 'noobies' a better idea of who he was and how he lived his life.
While I didn't know him, I felt a certain kinship being an ex-machinist...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 5,003
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
This is my favorite because it exemplifies a lot...

This is my favorite because it exemplifies a lot of what I've learned about taking pictures here on RFF. The most important thing is, you have to have a camera with you in order to take pictures....
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-30-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6,790
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've only used a Leica LTM to M mount adapter on...

I've only used a Leica LTM to M mount adapter on my TAP to allow mounting of my Nikkor 50 LTM lens. It works a treat. I'm sure the TAP can handle just about any adapters/lens combos you could come up...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-30-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6,790
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Peter - I suggest you find someone nearby that...

Peter - I suggest you find someone nearby that has an A7ii with a TAP adapter. It turns all your manual lenses into AF lenses. It works amazingly well with Leica M mount and LTM adapted via Leica LTM...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,922
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Our travels were only for Christmas dinner at the...

Our travels were only for Christmas dinner at the sis-in--law's place. I took my A7ii w/my new FE 28mm f2 lens. Wish I'd taken some more with me as the view from up on the hill was the clearest I've...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-26-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 5,529
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've got all three cameras (IIIa, M3, VI-T) right...

I've got all three cameras (IIIa, M3, VI-T) right here.
Here's a quick size comparison shot of them.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=105241&stc=1&d=1482775012
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 12-24-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 6,790
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Was looking thru some of the old threads here on...

Was looking thru some of the old threads here on rff and found this one I'd started a long time ago, or so it seems.
Just as an update to it, I've had a lot of fun using my Nex-7. I've recently...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-22-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 4,089
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
You're going to like that little 35mm Canon lens....

You're going to like that little 35mm Canon lens. I have one like it and use it all the time on my Sony's. Great little lens.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,171
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Cold flow is the tendency of materials to conform...

Cold flow is the tendency of materials to conform to a shape if they're under pressure. If you leave your printed piece in your camera cold shoe overnite say, does it feel looser in the morning?
It...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,171
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Nice. It'll be interesting to hear how the cold...

Nice.
It'll be interesting to hear how the cold flow characteristics of the ABS work out with these. I'll be watching with great interest.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-22-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,171
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'd like to see the VI-T picture of your set...

I'd like to see the VI-T picture of your set up.
Nice work by the way. =;>)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-14-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 6,585
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Sony A7ii + TAP + V. 1...

Sony A7ii + TAP + V. 1 50mm

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=105188&stc=1&d=1481780564
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-25-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks for reviving this old thread. I have a V1...

Thanks for reviving this old thread. I have a V1 and haven't used it at all. Now that I'm a little more familiar with my A7ii, I'll get it out and give it a go.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3,007
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I have a Leica IIIa hot rod and the book, third...

I have a Leica IIIa hot rod and the book, third edition.
I am the grandson of the original owner.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-15-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,659
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I was cleaning out the attic space in the garage...

I was cleaning out the attic space in the garage last weekend and found an old box of speakers that had been up there for a long time (30+yrs).
Opened the box to find (2) Western Electric 554a's and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,293
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'm happy considering my FM2 the equivalent of my...

I'm happy considering my FM2 the equivalent of my M3. Others will disagree, which is fine by me also.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
blumoon - I see you have your ad up for your...

blumoon - I see you have your ad up for your camera. The photos look like the meter is sitting better on the camera. Did you figure it out or are those old photos?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,704
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
In no particular order: Leica M3 Nikon FM2 Sony...

In no particular order:
Leica M3
Nikon FM2
Sony A7ii
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I wish I could say I was in the market for one...

I wish I could say I was in the market for one blumoon, but my mechanical Nikon desires were recently filled with an FM2 purchase. I know it's not the same, but it'll have to do for me know.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks blumoon. I can see the mis-alignment of...

Thanks blumoon.
I can see the mis-alignment of the finder eyepiece to the finder body Dwig is talking about. Are the screws that attach them under the leatherette?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Is the interface between the finder and speed...

Is the interface between the finder and speed dial a spring loaded affair or ?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Nosy observer here, sorry for butting in, just...

Nosy observer here, sorry for butting in, just trying to learn about 'F's as I've always wanted one.
Is the button for releasing the finder shown on the second photo blumoon posted, just to the left...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'm always up for learning new things, thus not...

I'm always up for learning new things, thus not afraid to show my ignorance every once in a while.
What's an ice light?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
We just had our 36th anniversary the other day....

We just had our 36th anniversary the other day. No celebrating, just another day in the life. I've always spoiled her with sewing machines, she has allowed me to par take in my car hobby. Now that...
Forum: RFF News 11-02-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 4,199
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I guess submitting photos to the contest was...

I guess submitting photos to the contest was beyond my skill set as my photo only made it to the gallery.
Oh well.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-01-2016
Replies: 605
Views: 108,816
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Doing what I enjoy most with my cameras,...

Doing what I enjoy most with my cameras, photographing cars.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-21-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 30,316
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
So how does this new lens compare to the Minolta...

So how does this new lens compare to the Minolta 58mm f1.4?

Or is that like comparing apples to kumquats?
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,683
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
CoolPix 995 D80 D7000 Nex-7 A7ii (4) SD1000's I...

CoolPix 995
D80
D7000
Nex-7
A7ii
(4) SD1000's

I keep the SD1000's around as emergency/bike ride carry camera's. The progression of digitals has been interesting to say the least as my wife was the...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2016
Replies: 3,002
Views: 1,793,816
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My daughter is here visiting after moving to...

My daughter is here visiting after moving to Japan earlier in the year. I imagine I'll be taking pictures at the baby shower tomorrow.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-15-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,659
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
That's cool! Glad you like it.

That's cool!
Glad you like it.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-10-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,659
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I acquired all my gear prior to getting married...

I acquired all my gear prior to getting married so there was no need/want/gotta have it problems for me. Ideally I had hoped to set it up to give me continuous playback in the garage but that plan...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-09-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,659
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I think you'll be real happy with the way it...

I think you'll be real happy with the way it performs.
Mine sat for 20+ yrs as life got in the way of using it much. It fired up and plays like new though. The only thing on mine that doesn't work is...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-09-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,659
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I was going to ask where you're getting yours...

I was going to ask where you're getting yours from.
I'm the original owner, so I like it a lot. Been saved all these years from many a 'Clean out the house!' episodes with the wife.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-08-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,659
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I have an old stereo system, does that...

I have an old stereo system, does that count?

Pioneer SA 9500 II
Pioneer TX 9500 II
Pioneer RT-707 reel to reel
Sony TC-K75 cassette
Sony PS-X60 turntable w/MA 2002e
Infinity Column II speakers
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-08-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,965
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've still got my Nex-7, but recently got an...

I've still got my Nex-7, but recently got an A7ii. I'm happy with the IBIS on it and how all my Nikon lenses have worked out. I haven't gotten to the point of wanting to get rid of my Nex-7 as it is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,803
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Mixing and matching today...old and new.

Mixing and matching today...old and new.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,810
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I went from a D80 to the D7000 when my son came...

I went from a D80 to the D7000 when my son came home with one on his way to the Orient one summer.
I use the green dots for focus with my legacy glass all the time.
It isn't a problem if you know how...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 10-05-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,618
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Congrats on the 45 yrs and finding the charger. I...

Congrats on the 45 yrs and finding the charger. I hope the battery isn't so dead it won't charge up again. I hate it when I put stuff in a 'special' place and then forget where that 'special' place...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 26,036
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Can I throw in a vote for the FM2?

Can I throw in a vote for the FM2?
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-23-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 10,501
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Try it on the D700 before you make a decision.

Try it on the D700 before you make a decision.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2016
Replies: 9,251
Views: 926,066
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I blame you guys for this latest GAS. I've been...

I blame you guys for this latest GAS. I've been hanging around here off/on for a couple of years now. Learning a lot, getting educated about a lot of things photographic, nurturing my gearheadedness...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-11-2016
Replies: 2,758
Views: 813,265
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Bought yesterday

..off of C-List for $100. I was hoping for a black body, but I'm not complaining.
edit: I put batteries in it today and the meter worked!
It's hard to tell in the picture but that's a 1.2 lens too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-17-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 2,590
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
First full picture of earth from space, 'Blue...

First full picture of earth from space, 'Blue Marble', 1972 Apollo 17. Not sure what camera was used but probably a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 9,804
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I got the Sony A7ii I've been wanting for some...

I got the Sony A7ii I've been wanting for some time now. Thanks.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-09-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I just googled your camera. Looks like the batts...

I just googled your camera. Looks like the batts should be 1.55v's.

If it were mine I'd be tempted to take off the lens, remove the batts, and immerse it in distilled water or IPA to rinse out the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-05-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 2,408
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I once failed to load the film correctly and it...

I once failed to load the film correctly and it didn't advance. That is when I learned about back winding the take up reel so I could see it advancing.
I was really shocked when I got a blank strip...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-28-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,600
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Very well stated bmattock. I've been lucky with...

Very well stated bmattock.
I've been lucky with all of my auction wins from them. Got a spectacular hardly used Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 some time ago and recently just got another (it's a sickness with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-26-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,743
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=104206&stc=1&d=1461714161

I will admit to having a 'problem' with liking these little guys.
They just keep finding their way onto...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-10-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 8,710
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I use this lens on my Nex-7 a lot. Great little...

I use this lens on my Nex-7 a lot. Great little lens.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,568
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
From yesterday, the cool off.

From yesterday, the cool off.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-07-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 4,720
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Believe it or not guys, I've got one of these...

Believe it or not guys, I've got one of these Version 2's sitting in my old Nikon bag. I bought it new back in the day. Haven't shot any film thru it in ages but I stored it without batteries so I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 6,179
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'm easily pleased, my SD1000's get a lot of use...

I'm easily pleased, my SD1000's get a lot of use and rarely turn out a bad exposure.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-27-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 9,491
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
If you define a collection as having at least...

If you define a collection as having at least three of one brand of the same model, then yes, I'm a collector of Canon ELPH Power Shot SD1000's. I've got three of them.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,705
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
The only problem with making it out of carbon...

The only problem with making it out of carbon fiber is that you can't get very sharp corners with it without breaking the fiber strands in the mat.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Google says there's a Samy's on Bryant St. in SF.

Google says there's a Samy's on Bryant St. in SF.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-23-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,705
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I would recommend you research southern...

I would recommend you research southern California machine shops that cater to the aerospace industry, and I'm not talking about the airplane side of the industry.
They are most familiar with...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-15-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,966
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
First off, thanks to all that responded. I...

First off, thanks to all that responded.
I happened to be looking at an auction site and saw an ad for a 'Flex. A little further down I found another ad for a bundle of cameras and there was a 'Cord...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-14-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,966
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Rolliflex vs Rollicord

What is the difference between the two?
Is there a difference, other than the name of course.

Just trying to educate myself on TLR's a little bit.
It's always fascinated me how some can look down...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-04-2016
Replies: 2,654
Views: 385,904
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
We never had a tire swing as avocado tree limbs...

We never had a tire swing as avocado tree limbs aren't to be trusted for such things.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-04-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,771
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Knocking that dent out is going to be difficult...

Knocking that dent out is going to be difficult since the radius has been knocked such that the edge is now a sharp crease. Not saying it can't be done, but it will show signs of having been there...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-14-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 923
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Members Only...

Noticed that the Members Only forum doesn't show up when you click the Forums2 button, could only find it when the Forums button is clicked. Not a biggie but I use the Forums2 more often.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,186
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Mine makes my pants look funny when I try to put...

Mine makes my pants look funny when I try to put it in my pocket.:o
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Cameron - I like my D7000 or D7k as I call...

Cameron - I like my D7000 or D7k as I call it.
With a Series E 50mm 1.8 on it, it becomes a totally different camera than I'm used to since my main lens has been the 18-200 which I got with the...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 10-31-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,878
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've been having a lot of fun with my Nex-7. I've...

I've been having a lot of fun with my Nex-7. I've got adapters for all my manual lenses now and try to use them all.
I don't have any 'native' lenses for it which has frustrated me as I'm not sure...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 4,052
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Hold that thought while I get a picture of a...

Hold that thought while I get a picture of a screen shot of that post Joe.

Happy B-day!
Lemme know how it feels, I'll be there in May next year.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-28-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,691
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Got my wife a Canon ELPH SD1000 off of shop...

Got my wife a Canon ELPH SD1000 off of shop Goodwill. I didn't care for the way she treated my camera (same kind) so got her one of her own. She uses it to photograph her quilts during the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-15-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,913
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks for taking us along Jim. I'm exhausted...

Thanks for taking us along Jim.
I'm exhausted just reading about it.
Great thread!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-05-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,913
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
If one of them has image stabilization I'd be...

If one of them has image stabilization I'd be packing it because I know I'd be huffing and puffing after reaching the top and would want all the help I could get holding the camera steady.
But that's...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-05-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 6,913
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
You need to list the relative weights of the...

You need to list the relative weights of the cameras and lenses so those of us with no clue as to what the cameras are can give an opinion, Jim.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,058
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My kids decided it was time their dad got a new...

My kids decided it was time their dad got a new bbq so they went overboard for Father's Day. :D

My wife and I will be breaking it in with a nice steak tonight.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-17-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 44,395
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Sorry, I guess I should have looked harder before...

Sorry, I guess I should have looked harder before starting this thread.:o
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2015
Replies: 330
Views: 50,740
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
My grandfather's old Leica IIIa is my oldest...

My grandfather's old Leica IIIa is my oldest camera and it needs a CLA so no it doesn't get used now. And no, it's not because there's no 'Auto' function on it.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-27-2015
Replies: 124
Views: 31,157
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
The older I get the more I use one.

The older I get the more I use one.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2015
Replies: 121
Views: 13,878
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
This thread reminds me of all the testing the...

This thread reminds me of all the testing the magazines used to do back in the day. They'd put cameras on a piece of foam rubber and set them off using the self timer.
Wonder what you'd get today...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 4,491
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I just changed out the strap on my Nex-7 to a...

I just changed out the strap on my Nex-7 to a shorter Nikon strap I think I got with my EM. It doesn't hang as low now so doesn't bang around as much when I'm on my bicycle.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-08-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 14,984
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Minolta...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Minolta SR-T 102 paired with a 58mm f1.4 lens. I got mine for all of $30. And that was over 30 yrs ago!
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,699
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I'm presently the caretaker of a IIIa and M3.

I'm presently the caretaker of a IIIa and M3.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-04-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 44,395
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
And here I'd thought this thread had died. We're...

And here I'd thought this thread had died.
We're up to page TWO!
Keep 'em coming everyone!
There are some nice looking cameras here.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-04-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 3,961
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
You actually wasted film [or mega pixels, as the...

You actually wasted film [or mega pixels, as the case may be], on THAT?
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 7,313
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks for the reply and link Peter. I can't...

Thanks for the reply and link Peter.
I can't afford an A7 so settled for what I felt was the next best thing to it.
Thanks for the synopsis on the lenses too. I may start saving up for a native lens...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-16-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 7,313
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Guess no one else shoots a NEX-7 here. Oh well.:o

Guess no one else shoots a NEX-7 here.
Oh well.:o
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 02-15-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 7,313
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Curious, what lens do you use most...

on your Nex-7?
I don't have any native Sony lenses for mine so I've been making do with manual focus lenses. I have adapters for all of my legacy lenses and my Nikon stuff too.
So far, I really like...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2015
Replies: 7,561
Views: 3,888,062
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Seems a shame all those mechanical marvels just...

Seems a shame all those mechanical marvels just sitting, not making pictures. 'Course I'm not one to speak since mine hasn't been used for quite a while either.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-31-2015
Replies: 2,758
Views: 813,265
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment....

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=101367&stc=1&d=1422764697
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-27-2015
Replies: 166
Views: 44,395
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
You should give that cat some extra kibble...

You should give that cat some extra kibble tonight for dinner for keeping that so clean while being dragged in.;)
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 01-13-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,133
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Here's a shot I took with said lens on my NEX...

Here's a shot I took with said lens on my NEX 7.
It's a sewing machine foot.
I use a Fotodiox adapter on my NEX.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-09-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,664
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I enjoy having a new camera every time I put a...

I enjoy having a new camera every time I put a different old lens on my NEX 7.
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-07-2015
Replies: 2,654
Views: 385,904
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Chris, did you use a tripod for the street...

Chris, did you use a tripod for the street shots?
Really like them as they look like 2AM should look. Around here you'd see more drunk driver's I'm afraid.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-19-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 7,181
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I've done the same thing with slides dating back...

I've done the same thing with slides dating back to the late '40's and early '50's. Haven't spread them around to family as of yet. Don't really know if I will.
I'm sure my photos will be summarily...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,943
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Only if you're considering the D750, other than...

Only if you're considering the D750, other than that, no.

(Hey, I'm allowed an opinion here right?)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2014
Replies: 763
Views: 156,642
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Sorry, for some reason I thought this thread...

Sorry, for some reason I thought this thread started with post #451 for some reason.
Yes, the 58 is mentioned and it is a nice lens. I've asked for a Minolta to NEX adapter for Christmas just so I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2014
Replies: 763
Views: 156,642
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Thanks Murray! My 102 hasn't seen film for a...

Thanks Murray!
My 102 hasn't seen film for a while now and I just couldn't think of what it could possibly mean.
I'm also kind of surprised I didn't see the 58mm f1.4 lens mentioned anywhere in this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2014
Replies: 763
Views: 156,642
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
Pardon my ignorance here, but what is 'MLU'?

Pardon my ignorance here, but what is 'MLU'?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-17-2014
Replies: 117
Views: 50,264
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
And you haven't posted a picture taken with it...

And you haven't posted a picture taken with it yet?
C'mon man.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-17-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,444
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
You're welcome DNG. Now all you have to do is...

You're welcome DNG.

Now all you have to do is figure out what specs will meet your needs.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-16-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 4,444
Posted By AlwaysOnAuto
I had my own learning experience with a lens too....

I had my own learning experience with a lens too. :(
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