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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
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Posted By sreed2006
Pre-ordering ended Dec 15, 2019 for the first...

Pre-ordering ended Dec 15, 2019 for the first batch of 500 lenses. Review the entire thread for the rest of the story.

No money has changed hands yet.

See the first post of this thread to see who...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,132
Posted By sreed2006
Raid, I filled out the order form for black...

Raid, I filled out the order form for black paint, as I thought the brass lens, while being beautiful, might be a bit too flashy and make it hard to be discrete when out and about taking pictures of...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By sreed2006
Just tried it. The light was solid green before...

Just tried it. The light was solid green before pressing the eject button. When the eject button was pressed and held, the light went out and the Nikon 9000 made a whirring sound. After the whirring...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By sreed2006
Yes, the lens stops down to where the aperture...

Yes, the lens stops down to where the aperture ring is set, whether on a click-stop or somewhere in between.

1/2 stop does make a difference in some cases. Negative films have some latitude, but it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-10-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,132
Posted By sreed2006
I like that the lens locator red dot does not...

I like that the lens locator red dot does not stick out too far. The red dot on my Elmarit-M 28/2.8 Aspherical is so large that the lens cannot be mounted on my M3 because the dot runs into the guard...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-06-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,132
Posted By sreed2006
These replica lenses are sure to put smiles on...

These replica lenses are sure to put smiles on many faces. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-03-2020
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,132
Posted By sreed2006
The differences between each pair of pictures are...

The differences between each pair of pictures are very small. All of them are far better than I can get with any of my three Summaron 35/3.5 lenses, which all suffer from haze and veiling flare. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,132
Posted By sreed2006
8 ELEMENT The space between the 8 and ELEMENT is...

8 ELEMENT

The space between the 8 and ELEMENT is less confusing.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,132
Posted By sreed2006
Like...

Like this?


https://images.app.goo.gl/wudkmjLBGEULwoDL8 (https://images.app.goo.gl/wudkmjLBGEULwoDL8)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,132
Posted By sreed2006
I had the same dilemma. Stretched the ol' budget...

I had the same dilemma. Stretched the ol' budget enough to get just one. There wasn't room for two (or three).

The kits looks quite impressive. Cannot wait to use it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,132
Posted By sreed2006
Because it is unique and looks great. I am sure...

Because it is unique and looks great. I am sure you'll be happy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,026
Posted By sreed2006
First frame on a roll. The film had not been...

First frame on a roll. The film had not been advanced far enough after loading.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,026
Posted By sreed2006
Does this...

Does this count?

https://live.staticflickr.com/5740/21398255320_f0805b92d6_c.jpg (https://live.staticflickr.com/5740/21398255320_f0805b92d6_c.jpg
What could possibly go wrong? by sreed2006, on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,132
Posted By sreed2006
Well, dang! Just as well. There wasn't a...

Well, dang! Just as well. There wasn't a dedicated space on the order form to specify which day of the week the lens was assembled. :)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-08-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,132
Posted By sreed2006
I also have received and submitted an order...

I also have received and submitted an order form.

I struggled with what custom text to have engraved, and finally settled on "TRAVELER". That will inspire me to get out and about more, and take more...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-06-2019
Replies: 1,635
Views: 89,132
Posted By sreed2006
I want one that was assembled on a Wednesday....

I want one that was assembled on a Wednesday. :)

https://genius.com/Johnny-cash-a-wednesday-car-lyrics
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By sreed2006
Hi Chris and Doug, Thank you for explaining your...

Hi Chris and Doug,

Thank you for explaining your cataloging methods.

There is no way around it. This is going to take a lot of work to get a usable catalog.

May I ask, for a subject that has a lot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By sreed2006
Cataloging Photographs

I have always admired meticulous note-takers, and highly organized people.

Unfortunately, neither of those traits have ever been my strong suit.

After 40 years of taking pictures, I now have about...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 859
Posted By sreed2006
Freezers are cold. If you can't bring the...

Freezers are cold. If you can't bring the changing bag to the freezer, bring the freezer to the changing bag. I found that putting a tub of ice into the changing bag helps to an extent. The ice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,805
Posted By sreed2006
A CLA, prism re-cement, and new cover on an M2....

A CLA, prism re-cement, and new cover on an M2. From Youxin Ye. The package came today while I was at work, so have to go to the Post Office to pick it up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,805
Posted By sreed2006
A Voigtlander VC II light meter. It arrived...

A Voigtlander VC II light meter. It arrived today. Bought it from the Head Bartender of RFF. It looks great on the M3, and seems pretty easy to use. Thanks, Stephen!
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-15-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By sreed2006
Cute! 10 letters.

Cute!

10 letters.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-07-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,505
Posted By sreed2006
I came to RFF from a link on an Olympus camera...

I came to RFF from a link on an Olympus camera discussion thread at Flikr about 10 years ago. At the time, and still sometimes, there was active discussions of the OM cameras and Zuiko lenses here on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,714
Posted By sreed2006
For 10 years, the OP wanted a new Leica camera...

For 10 years, the OP wanted a new Leica camera and lens. He splurged on an M-A and 50 APO, brand new.

Upon reflection, he feels the 50 APO lens is too expensive and is not the kind of lens he really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2019
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,403
Posted By sreed2006
Lucky you! That's a very nice kit. Some things...

Lucky you! That's a very nice kit.

Some things to look out for:
The hot shoes are made of plastic that is now many years old. The old plastic tends to fracture. Don't over-tighten the screw that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By sreed2006
IMHO, if the intention is just to purchase it so...

IMHO, if the intention is just to purchase it so that it can be sold here for a profit, that is not a good reason to buy it. I doubt it would generate a lot of profit, unless your cost is less than...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-07-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By sreed2006
The original paper by the authors is...

The original paper by the authors is here:
https://www.osapublishing.org/ao/fulltext.cfm?uri=ao-57-31-9341&id=399640

The lens cross-section does not have to look like a mustache. Whenever complex...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,360
Posted By sreed2006
I was so bad about that, I finally just took the...

I was so bad about that, I finally just took the bull by the horns and did it on purpose. The intention was "Do it on purpose to learn it why I always do it on accident." Got both my kids, one at a...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-24-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,583
Posted By sreed2006
That is great news!

That is great news!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By sreed2006
Even if the OM-2n mode switch is set to Off, the...

Even if the OM-2n mode switch is set to Off, the shutter will fire at 1/60 when the shutter release button is pressed. Perhaps the mode switch is not making proper contact in the Auto position? Does...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-03-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,570
Posted By sreed2006
If I had the money (okay, guys, quit laughing), I...

If I had the money (okay, guys, quit laughing), I think I would buy one of the 125. Personally, I like the looks of the combo. It probably wouldn't make me a better photographer, but who knows?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-12-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By sreed2006
Why, of course, the bag itself! Without the right...

Why, of course, the bag itself! Without the right camera bag, there is no place (except pockets) to put all the other important things like meter, tape, notebook, tripod plate, bubble level, lens...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By sreed2006
Nick, that is quite a project! How did you arrive...

Nick, that is quite a project! How did you arrive at 28 favorite cameras?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,307
Posted By sreed2006
I have no idea why you would say that. We have a...

I have no idea why you would say that. We have a family photo album with pictures from the early 1900s through the 1950s that is highly valued amongst the whole family. Lots of us care a great deal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,307
Posted By sreed2006
I look at the stacks of negatives, slides, disk...

I look at the stacks of negatives, slides, disk drives, CDs, DVDs, and prints once in awhile, and think that I really do need to get it all organized. There's been some progress, but sporadic, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-18-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By sreed2006
I watched the linked video where he reviews the...

I watched the linked video where he reviews the Olympus XA. He's holding it wrong! Wrap the fingers of your left hand across the top of the camera, and use your left thumb to adjust the focus. Trying...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-09-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By sreed2006
Mishaps

Accidentally ran a roll through the camera twice.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7409/11918601385_a2398aa7e0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jacWXk)
Ghost of an old car (https://flic.kr/p/jacWXk) by...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 23,072
Posted By sreed2006
I've heard it said that when a person has lived a...

I've heard it said that when a person has lived a good life, when they die they can say to themselves, "They're going to miss me," and be right! Certainly this describes Mr. Hicks, as so many here...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 23,072
Posted By sreed2006
Such sad news. Roger has certainly been an...

Such sad news. Roger has certainly been an inspiration, with his freely given knowledge, and very solid opinions. I hope his remaining days are peaceful, and that he knows he will be terribly missed...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By sreed2006
That project was the best 2 cents I ever spent!...

That project was the best 2 cents I ever spent! Scanning a whole roll in one go is a real time saver.

I will admit it took some courage to turn the scanner on after putting in the jumper, but it has...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By sreed2006
I had an electronics project kit with several...

I had an electronics project kit with several kinds of short wires. I picked the thinnest wire from the kit and stripped off the insulation, then taped it in place. But any small diameter conductor...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-23-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By sreed2006
Beat to the punch, but here's another picture....

Beat to the punch, but here's another picture. The silver colored wire goes between adjacent holes.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7876/47449932251_322c8ee029_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fhZiJc)
Nikon...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2019
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,403
Posted By sreed2006
I have a love/hate relationship with the Winder...

I have a love/hate relationship with the Winder 2.
Love: it advances the film quickly, and it provides a nice grip.
Hate: it is louder than I like, doesn't work with OM-1 and OM-2 at shutter speeds...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-10-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By sreed2006
My first guess is that development was done in a...

My first guess is that development was done in a daylight tank, and agitation was done by simply inverting the tank, without giving it a twist as the tank was inverted (by twist, I mean doing a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By sreed2006
You know what's going to happen, don't you? He...

You know what's going to happen, don't you? He will just touch it and it will come right off! Kind of like trying to open an olive jar - try real hard and the lid won't budge. Hand it to someone else...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By sreed2006
I have successfully used just a lens to get a...

I have successfully used just a lens to get a stuck LTM/M adapter to let go. Rotate the lens till it hits the stop where you would normally take the lens out, but instead keep twisting the lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,632
Posted By sreed2006
I have a massive disorganized collection of...

I have a massive disorganized collection of prints, slides, and negatives, plus a terabyte or two of digital photographs. My keeper ratio, if I am honest about it, is less than 1 keeper per 100...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,830
Posted By sreed2006
It was a beautiful morning in Colorful Colorado....

It was a beautiful morning in Colorful Colorado. I rarely get out before sunrise, but was richly rewarded this day. Taken during a long road trip on a lonely road west of Walsenburg,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 10-29-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,211
Posted By sreed2006
I have a request. Can someone post a picture of...

I have a request. Can someone post a picture of how the film advance lever is used as a thumb rest? I cannot find any comfortable way to use the lever, so much not know how it is done.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-27-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 31,120
Posted By sreed2006
Gitzo G2220 Explorer tripod, with an Acratech...

Gitzo G2220 Explorer tripod, with an Acratech Ultimate Ball Head, and a Velbon Macro Slider. With this setup, the camera can be put just about anywhere from over 6 ft. (2 meters) high to about 6 in....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,316
Posted By sreed2006
I'd buy happiness. Oh... wait... can't do...

I'd buy happiness.

Oh... wait... can't do that.

Well then I'd pick my misery.

And send my recently dropped and broken M2 in for repair and suffer the misery of waiting for it to come back.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-13-2018
Replies: 44
Views: 4,665
Posted By sreed2006
I put my M2 on a tripod today, let go of the...

I put my M2 on a tripod today, let go of the camera, and it dropped about 2 1/2 feet (about 75 centimeters) onto a hard floor. (I didn't have the 3/8" to 1/4" tripod screw adapter in the bottom...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2018
Replies: 5,694
Views: 512,430
Posted By sreed2006
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Olympus Zuiko 50/3.5...

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Olympus Zuiko 50/3.5 Macro

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1930/45255948881_e9f179d71c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bX7yUH)
IMG_1340 (https://flic.kr/p/2bX7yUH)
by sreed2006...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By sreed2006
Just in case this makes you feel any better, I...

Just in case this makes you feel any better, I have taken irreplaceable pictures with a digital camera -- without a memory card in the camera. And, of course, I have opened a camera with film in it,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,280
Posted By sreed2006
I have followed the advice to study my...

I have followed the advice to study my photographs and determine what it is that I like, and what it is that I don't like, about each. (Of course, I don't do that for every photograph, but do keep it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-22-2018
Replies: 315
Views: 22,242
Posted By sreed2006
I want to test the shutter speeds on my Gray...

I want to test the shutter speeds on my Gray Baby, but cannot figure out how to cock the shutter with the back open and no film in place. Another reason to use the shutter with the back open is to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-15-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By sreed2006
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photographic_process...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photographic_processing

Be sure to check out the "latent image" link to understand why the film must be developed with chemicals.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2018
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,403
Posted By sreed2006
Thank you for the info. I moved my post to the...

Thank you for the info. I moved my post to the correct thread.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-09-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 10,749
Posted By sreed2006
Time flies. My Canon 5D Mark II is years old now....

Time flies. My Canon 5D Mark II is years old now. It's the newest DSLR I have, though, and I am fond of using it with Zuiko lenses, especially because of the ability to focus on the camera's screen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-09-2018
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,403
Posted By sreed2006
Moved to different thread. Off-topic for this...

Moved to different thread. Off-topic for this thread.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-21-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,740
Posted By sreed2006
Thank you, Brett. I have never seen curtain...

Thank you, Brett. I have never seen curtain velocity data before, which makes me a newbie to understanding the information (and prone to asking simple questions).

It appears that the curtain...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-20-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,740
Posted By sreed2006
It took 8 weeks to get the tester in the mail...

It took 8 weeks to get the tester in the mail from Romania, but now I have it, and it's a great little device. The tester unit itself is a little bigger than a pack of King size cigarettes. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-30-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By sreed2006
From the pictures it does look in need of the spa...

From the pictures it does look in need of the spa treatment.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-30-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By sreed2006
Heads Up: Leica IIIa with Summar on Craigslist

Jackson, Tennessee Craigslist.

Leica IIIa with Summar 50/2, case, and SOOMP hood.

The price seems high to me, but the listing says "OBO." What do you think of the...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 07-17-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By sreed2006
Aizan, Your link is misspelled. This works:...

Aizan,

Your link is misspelled. This works: https://dpconline.org/knowledge-base/
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 07-15-2018
Replies: 2,424
Views: 357,333
Posted By sreed2006
The Photographer in the Garden Eastman...

The Photographer in the Garden
Eastman Museum
Aperture

Introduction by Jamie Allen, who gave a presentation today (15 July 2018) at Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee. She autographed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-23-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,740
Posted By sreed2006
Soder, When I looked at the listing this...

Soder,

When I looked at the listing this morning, there were 19 units sold and 1 left. Now the listing has ended. I got the last one. :) The seller has great feedback, the unit looks ideal, and I've...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-11-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,956
Posted By sreed2006
Nice. I needed a bit of humor this morning.

Nice. I needed a bit of humor this morning.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,639
Posted By sreed2006
Maybe I should start a Go Fund Me page. :)

Maybe I should start a Go Fund Me page. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,639
Posted By sreed2006
Well, there goes that paycheck (and the house,...

Well, there goes that paycheck (and the house, and the car, and the wife and kids, and a kidney).

But, seriously, if you bought this, would you use it?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-27-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By sreed2006
There's no negative carriers. It sounds doubtful...

There's no negative carriers. It sounds doubtful that you would achieve one working enlarger even combining bits and pieces from all four. I would say you are better off letting this "bargain" pass.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 3,959
Posted By sreed2006
I just watched all of these slide shows. Very...

I just watched all of these slide shows. Very well done, FŁrst. I do like the way that each person tells their story without any interruptions at all, combined with the background sounds that bring...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 920
Posted By sreed2006
An artistic urge drives me. When I am...

An artistic urge drives me. When I am photographing I look for something meaningful to fill the frame, and to isolate it from the wide, wide world (or to put it in context of the wide, wide world)....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-24-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,373
Posted By sreed2006
I am a lucky guy, then. I have a 2.8C with lenses...

I am a lucky guy, then. I have a 2.8C with lenses that look brand new. The springs that hold the viewfinder magnifier, however, have popped a rivet and don't hold the magnifying glass anymore. That's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-24-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By sreed2006
A Google search for black and white film...

A Google search for black and white film comparisons might be helpful.

I found this one some time back. I was surprised at the differences between the films....
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-17-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,080
Posted By sreed2006
Here are test results with a Nikon Super Coolscan...

Here are test results with a Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 and a Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 connected to an iMac at a USB-C port. Starting with a Firewire 400 to 800 cable plugged into a scanner, then an...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-15-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,080
Posted By sreed2006
This was timely. My MacBook Pro just died. The...

This was timely. My MacBook Pro just died. The adapter I used to connect the Firewire 400 on the Nikon scanner to the laptop is not supported on any computer made today. What I have found is that it...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6,131
Posted By sreed2006
Tell Frances that this RFFer wishes her the...

Tell Frances that this RFFer wishes her the absolute best outcome through her ordeal.

It is nice to hear from you, too. Thank you for the update. I also wish you strength while you care for Frances.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By sreed2006
Lensrentals.com's office is about 2 miles from my...

Lensrentals.com's office is about 2 miles from my house. I rented an M262 for a few days from them, last year. They were fantastic to deal with. They get my recommendation.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,903
Posted By sreed2006
For sentimental reasons, a chrome Olympus OM-1MD...

For sentimental reasons, a chrome Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50/1.4 lens. It's the camera and lens I started with many years ago. I've tried lots of other cameras, and liked most of them, but none...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By sreed2006
I have a one, serial number 1450xxx, that came...

I have a one, serial number 1450xxx, that came with a Leica IIIg. It was hazy when I got it, and I sent it to DAG (https://www.dagcamera.com/) for service. The coatings on the inside have...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-05-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,488
Posted By sreed2006
This reminds me of two motorcycles that I rode...

This reminds me of two motorcycles that I rode during the same time period when I was a teenager. If you ever need something to be very familiar to you, a motorcycle is that thing because your life...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2018
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,805
Posted By sreed2006
Olympus OM Focusing Screen 1-3 (split image -...

Olympus OM Focusing Screen 1-3 (split image - matte type). $5 for the focusing screen and $5 for shipping. :eek: Still a bargain.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-19-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By sreed2006
Boy, do I know how to kill a thread, or what?

Boy, do I know how to kill a thread, or what?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-18-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By sreed2006
dd786 - I posted a couple write-ups in your...

dd786 - I posted a couple write-ups in your follow-on thread.

Personally, I think the Rolleikin is an ingenious invention. It allows one camera to use two formats of film. So, if you run out of 120,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-18-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By sreed2006
Another way of trouble shooting the Rolleikin...

Another way of trouble shooting the Rolleikin when it does not stop winding at each frame:
1. Does the frame advance button on the takeup knob of the Rolleiflex push in and pop back out properly? It...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-18-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By sreed2006
Years ago, I had a similar problem, and I have...

Years ago, I had a similar problem, and I have been racking my brain trying to remember exactly where I placed a very small amount of lubrication to get the Rolleikin working again. So far, it is not...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By sreed2006
I have used Epson flat bed scanners, and with...

I have used Epson flat bed scanners, and with curved film that just won't lay flat, the best and only solution is to use a glass on top of the negative to flatten it. You can get the glass...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-01-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,162
Posted By sreed2006
Expires in one month (3/2018). I wouldn't order a...

Expires in one month (3/2018). I wouldn't order a lot. But the price is good.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,107
Posted By sreed2006
Robert, For over 20 years, I used one camera and...

Robert,

For over 20 years, I used one camera and one lens. Then, after joining RFF several years ago, GAS hit hard.

Now I have over 20 working cameras, and several dozen lenses. I swap cameras and...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By sreed2006
I have been experimenting with a full frame DSLR...

I have been experimenting with a full frame DSLR wide angle lenses, and there's just no way to get a good picture through the viewfinder of the IIIg. None of the lenses I have can get close...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By sreed2006
Ken certainly got a lot closer to the actual view...

Ken certainly got a lot closer to the actual view than I have been able to. I will contact him and ask him how he took those pictures. Thank you for the link.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By sreed2006
The picture through the viewfinder was taken with...

The picture through the viewfinder was taken with an iPhone 6. At normal distances, that camera does not show any noticeable pincushion or barrel distortion. When looking through the viewfinder of...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-19-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By sreed2006
It seems to be the majority opinion that it...

It seems to be the majority opinion that it doesn’t get much better than a phone camera, post processed.

Thank you all for your replies.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-19-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By sreed2006
The goal is to show what the eye sees, or as...

The goal is to show what the eye sees, or as close to that as possible. There are many uses. Once a good technique is found, the pictures can be used for a variety of purposes.
I am not pleased with...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-19-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By sreed2006
Who peed in your cornflakes?

Who peed in your cornflakes?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-19-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By sreed2006
The frame lines are perfectly straight when...

The frame lines are perfectly straight when looking through the viewfinder.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-19-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By sreed2006
The pincushion distortion of this picture misled...

The pincushion distortion of this picture misled someone to think the frame lines look that way in real life. Thatís a shame because the frame lines are perfectly straight when looking through the...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-19-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By sreed2006
I have used a phone camera, and get pincushion...

I have used a phone camera, and get pincushion distortion, which is not good.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/317/19788597504_f06df36028_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/w9DJBA)
IIIg ViewFinder...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-19-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By sreed2006
Best way to take a picture through a viewfinder?

This is a two camera question. The second camera is taking a picture through the viewfinder of the first camera (such as a Leica M, or an SLR, or even an Olympus XA).

Assume the second camera has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2018
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,805
Posted By sreed2006
Voigtlander 28/35mm Mini Viewfinder, from AusDLK...

Voigtlander 28/35mm Mini Viewfinder, from AusDLK here on RFF. The viewfinder is smaller than my thumb. This opens up several possibilities for lens/camera combinations that I have been itching to try.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-16-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By sreed2006
One guy says that the Gossen Digisix can measure...

One guy says that the Gossen Digisix can measure to LV -9, but I have not been able to duplicate his results. The display on the Digisix is not backlit, and in the dark it's too dark to read the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By sreed2006
I am going to go full-tilt conspiracy theory...

I am going to go full-tilt conspiracy theory here, and say that I believe it is Russians that make all these foul comments in order to sow discord and hatred in the communities.

That theory brings...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-02-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,659
Posted By sreed2006
I had 2 year old R09 go bad, just last month. The...

I had 2 year old R09 go bad, just last month. The bottle had sediment rocks in the bottom that rattled when I shook the bottle. The bottle was about 1/4 full. I followed the exact same development...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-27-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,814
Posted By sreed2006
When sweaty hands turn the emulsion to glue, I...

When sweaty hands turn the emulsion to glue, I put a sealed container of ice in the changing bag for awhile before putting my hands in there. Wrap the container with paper towels. Not only does the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-27-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By sreed2006
Per...

Per http://www.rolleiclub.com/cameras/tlr/info/serial_numbers.shtml

Serial numbers 1.621.000 to 1.665.999 are Rolleiflex 2,8 E.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-24-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By sreed2006
An acquaintance gave me a Canon AE-1 Program with...

An acquaintance gave me a Canon AE-1 Program with an FD 50/1.8 lens a couple days ago, and said "Merry Christmas." I was quite happy to receive it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,378
Posted By sreed2006
Back in the 1970's there was a cult in California...

Back in the 1970's there was a cult in California who believed that they could save California by appeasing the San Andreas. There were parts of San Andreas that literally gaped open wide, and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-23-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By sreed2006
Dang, dang, dang.

Dang, dang, dang.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-13-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By sreed2006
I believe this is a mask for the Sports Finder,...

I believe this is a mask for the Sports Finder, to go with a Rolleikin adapter, when using 135 film.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2017
Replies: 496
Views: 94,035
Posted By sreed2006
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4563/38927473052_7c...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4563/38927473052_7c4c688550_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22iTtwu)
Summer Day at the Park (https://flic.kr/p/22iTtwu) by sreed2006...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2017
Replies: 116
Views: 4,343
Posted By sreed2006
Expressly because of what Garry Winogrand said, I...

Expressly because of what Garry Winogrand said, I have slowed down between finishing a roll of film and processing it. Although my record roll count was 16, not 2500, he was such a film burner it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-05-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 35,634
Posted By sreed2006
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4576/37962178235_87...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4576/37962178235_875bd109b5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZQA61p)
Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forest Memorial (https://flic.kr/p/ZQA61p) by sreed2006...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-02-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,585
Posted By sreed2006
The amount of time I have spent looking for...

The amount of time I have spent looking for "lost" photography gear is abominable. I know exactly how you feel.

I could even lose something in a one-room veteran's home.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-14-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,977
Posted By sreed2006
35 years! Are you sure you really want it? :-)

35 years! Are you sure you really want it? :-)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-13-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,733
Posted By sreed2006
Does an ABLON (or knockoff) travel well in a...

Does an ABLON (or knockoff) travel well in a camera bag? Or is it something that is only used at home, and not taken along on trips?
Forum: RFF Polls 11-12-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,977
Posted By sreed2006
Tim, It is interesting how purchasing other...

Tim,

It is interesting how purchasing other things becomes more important - for years at a time. Then, finally one day, it all comes together.


Regards,
Sid
Forum: RFF Polls 11-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,977
Posted By sreed2006
Peterm1, that’s very entertaining. As for the...

Peterm1, that’s very entertaining.

As for the poll responses, I am relieved to see Years and Decades get some votes. I
don’t feel alone, now.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,977
Posted By sreed2006
This topic also interests me in a different way....

This topic also interests me in a different way. When my kids were growing up, there were things to buy or places to go that they really wanted - but I just couldn't do right then. My response to...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,977
Posted By sreed2006
I would say years - that's how long you put off...

I would say years - that's how long you put off purchasing it.

Are you happy with your purchase?
Forum: RFF Polls 11-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,977
Posted By sreed2006
Impulse control - How long did you wait?

There is an old adage that if you see something expensive that you want to buy to make sure it is not an impulse purchase you should wait a couple weeks, and if you still want it, and can afford it,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2017
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,805
Posted By sreed2006
Nikon 9000ED scanner, from chaospress here at...

Nikon 9000ED scanner, from chaospress here at RFF.

It arrived today, and so far I have successfully scanned one image.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4554/38175300136_6ee74b8410_c.jpg...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-06-2017
Replies: 2,014
Views: 616,413
Posted By sreed2006
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4554/38175300136_6e...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4554/38175300136_6ee74b8410_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21aqoHW)
Grand Mesa, Colorado (https://flic.kr/p/21aqoHW) by sreed2006...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2017
Replies: 3,588
Views: 912,811
Posted By sreed2006
Leica M262 with Summarex 8.5cm f/1.5. Handheld,...

Leica M262 with Summarex 8.5cm f/1.5. Handheld, wide open.

Over the years, I have bought a few lenses that had been stuck in a closet for a generation or two. This Summarex was one of them. I'm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,733
Posted By sreed2006
I appreciate all the comments on this subject....

I appreciate all the comments on this subject. Apparently I have been having more troubles than your average bear not destroying film.

While methods of getting film loaded into a Barnack easily have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By sreed2006
The sky in the first picture looks like there...

The sky in the first picture looks like there were soap bubbles in the developer. I have had that happen when all of the photoflow had not been completely rinsed out of the developing tank. Also, the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-08-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,733
Posted By sreed2006
Out of curiosity, why do you not use the ABLON?

Out of curiosity, why do you not use the ABLON?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,733
Posted By sreed2006
More rolls of film have been severely damaged by...

More rolls of film have been severely damaged by me with a pair of scissors than I care to recall. I just cannot seem to get that curve near the cassette correct. There's extra nicks in the film...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,733
Posted By sreed2006
Good point. The implementation could use a few...

Good point. The implementation could use a few improvements, especially to make sure it doesn't cause jams or get glue where it doesn't belong. This was my first pass - the alpha version.

I'll play...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,733
Posted By sreed2006
Shawn, those are cool. Thanks for the links. I...

Shawn, those are cool. Thanks for the links.

I looked for an ABLON for sale. I'm cheap, so I still don't have one.

I am thinking that if you extend the film leader with scrap film, there is no loss...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,733
Posted By sreed2006
I just made the extender this morning, and have...

I just made the extender this morning, and have not put it in my IIIg yet because it already has film in it.

When rewinding the film, I always leave the leader sticking out (stop rewinding when the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,733
Posted By sreed2006
Barnack film loading, a long leader idea

There have been lots of discussions about loading film into a Barnack, especially discussions about how to shape the film leader.

It seems to me that the best option is to have a long film leader....
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-25-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,958
Posted By sreed2006
This is great. Thank you, and Ariana, for...

This is great.

Thank you, and Ariana, for sharing the story.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,856
Posted By sreed2006
I agree. This thread is really...

I agree. This thread is really pleasurable.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4368/37123291546_3742c53921_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YyszdN)
Leaving Home (https://flic.kr/p/YyszdN) by sreed2006...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By sreed2006
The diagram for this lens is on this blog page...

The diagram for this lens is on this blog page (scroll down a ways): http://dobleobjetivo.blogspot.com/2009/10/rollei-tlr-6x6-lenses.html

From your picture, I cannot tell if the distortion is within...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,824
Posted By sreed2006
chutzpah https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chutzpah ...

chutzpah

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chutzpah

deluge
eclipse
impeach
kayak
safe
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,378
Posted By sreed2006
So a doctor calls his patient to give the results...

So a doctor calls his patient to give the results of his tests. Doc: I have some bad news and some really bad news. Patient: What's the bad news? Doc: You have 24 hours to live. Patient: What's the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2017
Replies: 112
Views: 6,509
Posted By sreed2006
I was in Clarksville, Tennessee for the total...

I was in Clarksville, Tennessee for the total eclipse today. I did not take pictures of the sun, but did have my handheld light meter handy since I was using a Leica M4 to take other pictures of the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,915
Posted By sreed2006
This is an excellent question. When you use the...

This is an excellent question.

When you use the 21/4 lens, do you use an accessory finder? If you do, and find that to be workable, then using the SBLOO for the M3 would not be a very different...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 4,001
Posted By sreed2006
Olympus Zuiko 28/2.8 and 28/3.5. Neither is very...

Olympus Zuiko 28/2.8 and 28/3.5. Neither is very expensive.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-13-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,616
Posted By sreed2006
Very nice. The clouds add a lot to the pictures,...

Very nice. The clouds add a lot to the pictures, and they are exposed just right (the whitest whites are not blown out).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,469
Posted By sreed2006
The frame counter on my M2 turns very easily....

The frame counter on my M2 turns very easily. Just the slightest tug with a fingertip causes it to move. Glad to find out it is not supposed to be that way.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-02-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,856
Posted By sreed2006
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4334/36194197311_9a...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4334/36194197311_9a17bcd08c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X9mHSF)
Old Fence Post (https://flic.kr/p/X9mHSF) by sreed2006 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-23-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,836
Posted By sreed2006
I've tried to photograph after one or a few...

I've tried to photograph after one or a few drinks. Doesn't work for me unless I have a fully automatic camera with shake reduction that takes the picture the instant the shutter button is pressed. I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 07-21-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,979
Posted By sreed2006
I have used the Color Perfect filter in Photoshop...

I have used the Color Perfect filter in Photoshop to convert DSLR images of C41 color negatives, and it does a good job. I won't say perfect job, but it gets you most of the way there. It is a whole...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 14,080
Posted By sreed2006
I am no expert, but for low speed films (below...

I am no expert, but for low speed films (below 100 ISO), I really like the results produced by Caffenol. For the last few dozen rolls of Tri-X, I've been using Rodinal. The results are not...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-11-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,856
Posted By sreed2006
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4235/35028947884_2f...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4235/35028947884_2f2dbce2c7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VnovPj)
Nothing special (https://flic.kr/p/VnovPj) by sreed2006 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,904
Posted By sreed2006
I am still shooting film because I have such a...

I am still shooting film because I have such a large quantity of it in the fridge, and I don't want it to go to waste. Plus, I like my film cameras.

Perhaps when all the film on hand gets used up, I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2017
Replies: 387
Views: 17,856
Posted By sreed2006
At last! A topic I am an expert...

At last! A topic I am an expert at!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3939/15740142832_e94f775fc5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pYUm5Y)
Evidence of a Struggle (https://flic.kr/p/pYUm5Y) by sreed2006...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-30-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,150
Posted By sreed2006
In the "choosing kit" link, Roger writes:...

In the "choosing kit" link, Roger writes: "thought waves from the dog". That's very clever. I would not have noticed that unless you mentioned it. Nice write-ups, Roger.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-17-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,185
Posted By sreed2006
Based on the plant in the background being more...

Based on the plant in the background being more in focus in picture 7, I am going to say that is the Summaron 3.5, even though the label says f/2.8. And that is the extent of my ability to guess.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,660
Posted By sreed2006
Have you looked at the Massive Dev Chart?...

Have you looked at the Massive Dev Chart? http://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.php

Select the film and developer, then use the time and temperature given, and the results are pretty good.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,546
Posted By sreed2006
If a forum member asks about whether a loose...

If a forum member asks about whether a loose screw in their Olympus XA is important, or some such question, I'm all over it and find an answer, and enjoy helping.

If a forum member asks about some...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-16-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,838
Posted By sreed2006
A Canon 5D Mark II is my newest digital camera,...

A Canon 5D Mark II is my newest digital camera, and I have used it a lot. If I let it sit for awhile then go to use it again, I will vaguely remember that a setting I need exists, but where the heck...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-23-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By sreed2006
Here is an old RangeFinderForum thread. So old it...

Here is an old RangeFinderForum thread. So old it is archived. Sometimes just leaving the flash with a new battery in it for awhile, turned on, will bring the capacitor back to life. Which is similar...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-23-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By sreed2006
In this exploded parts diagram, it is the screw...

In this exploded parts diagram, it is the screw that is shown near the bottom-left corner of the back...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-23-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,129
Posted By sreed2006
On my XA, on the film take-up side, between the...

On my XA, on the film take-up side, between the take-up spool and the lens (way deep in there), near the bottom of the camera, there is a black screw. That was the only one I saw in the film chamber...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By sreed2006
Very cool. Thank you for the link, Dave.

Very cool. Thank you for the link, Dave.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-15-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By sreed2006
And another one bites the dust. It can be sold...

And another one bites the dust.

It can be sold for parts, or just wrap it up and send it to John Hermanson as a gift, I suppose.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-10-2017
Replies: 3,165
Views: 759,031
Posted By sreed2006
Congratulations to your wife and you,...

Congratulations to your wife and you, William.

That picture is a very fine use of a nice camera. :cool:
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-04-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,268
Posted By sreed2006
Very good. I have had the same problem with Efke...

Very good.

I have had the same problem with Efke 127 film. What I did was, in a dark changing bag, unspool the roll to where the film starts and add a bit of masking tape so that the tape went all...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By sreed2006
That is a good deal on the Olympus XA. Did it...

That is a good deal on the Olympus XA. Did it come with a flash? There is a trick to focusing the XA quickly and accurately. Use your left thumb to move the focus lever, with your left hand fingers...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,185
Posted By sreed2006
One thing I have found to be true is that...

One thing I have found to be true is that paranoid people cannot tell the difference between a 24mm wide angle lens and a 200mm telephoto lens.

One time, about 3 years ago, I photographed some boys...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-23-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 2,881
Posted By sreed2006
I'll try anything twice.

I'll try anything twice.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,461
Posted By sreed2006
Here's one way. Link to a...

Here's one way.

Link to a source:
http://www.jron.com/pako.htm

A plastic slide holder (white) on the tool (blue) used to open the end of the holder so that the slide can be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-03-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,461
Posted By sreed2006
The same e-mail landed in my inbox today. I am...

The same e-mail landed in my inbox today.

I am looking forward to reviews of this film and the developer.

The developing kit is good for "up to 8 rolls", so the total cost per roll is about $16. I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-02-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,611
Posted By sreed2006
I can attest that this is true. While I have...

I can attest that this is true. While I have spent enough money to bring non-functional beaters back into use, I have also foolishly bought a couple seriously abused cameras that could not be fixed -...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By sreed2006
The dividing line for me is whether or not I am...

The dividing line for me is whether or not I am fairly sure that the camera can be returned to full functionality and that it will stay functional for long enough to justify the expense and hassle of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,611
Posted By sreed2006
Two Summaron 35/3.5 lenses I have do not work...

Two Summaron 35/3.5 lenses I have do not work this way; the threads engage when the infinity lock points at about 4:00 o'clock.

An Elmar 50/3.5 and an Elmar 50/2.8 do as you describe, with the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-13-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,354
Posted By sreed2006
Brain dump: I use Rubbermaid 1L bottles from the...

Brain dump:

I use Rubbermaid 1L bottles from the grocery store for my chemicals. They have large lids, with snap covers for the spouts. Get a good Sharpie. On the Developer bottle AND its cap, write...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Posted By sreed2006
Well, I didn't put scientific instrumentation on...

Well, I didn't put scientific instrumentation on it, but the IIIg viewfinder is close to the M3 as far as brightness is concerned. The IIIg has a yellow cast, where the M3, M2, and M4 all have a blue...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-06-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 6,219
Posted By sreed2006
My biggest problem with street photography is I...

My biggest problem with street photography is I have not lived in places where a lot of people are out and about. There are very few places in Dallas outside of malls. I had better luck in Denver....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-05-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,339
Posted By sreed2006
Huss, If you have not sent it back yet, I have...

Huss,

If you have not sent it back yet, I have an idea what is wrong, and how to fix it.

The Hard Stop at the camera's lock button:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/535/32725679795_f91dc52ecd.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,378
Posted By sreed2006
That's not clean. :-)

That's not clean. :-)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-31-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By sreed2006
Probably the easiest/safest is Rodinal 1:100 1...

Probably the easiest/safest is Rodinal 1:100 1 hour stand development. I've used that on old color film and obtained usable results.

For other ideas, see this website on "found film."...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-22-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,548
Posted By sreed2006
A fresh batch of fixer should be good for 10...

A fresh batch of fixer should be good for 10 rolls of 135, at least.

The solution does not change color with use, so color cannot be used to determine if the fixer is worn out. It is best to test...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,771
Posted By sreed2006
My entire kit is rather extensive. GAS hit me...

My entire kit is rather extensive. GAS hit me pretty hard for a number of years, and I tend to hold on to what I have rather than trade or sell. I do not mean to boast; I am fortunate to have such a...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 56,451
Posted By sreed2006
This is very sad news. My condolences to his...

This is very sad news. My condolences to his family and friends.

My one interaction with Tom, over the internet, was quite pleasant. I always admired his posts here on RFF, and never saw one that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,548
Posted By sreed2006
It looks to me like the 250ml tank just is not...

It looks to me like the 250ml tank just is not big enough to allow 1:100 developing since there won't be enough Rodinal to fully develop the film. All my stand development has been done with 2-reel...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 3,650
Posted By sreed2006
Santa didn't bring me nothin'. So I got myself a...

Santa didn't bring me nothin'. So I got myself a WiFi cable modem and signed up with a non-benevolent internet service provider. I had been using my phone to use the internet for about the last 8...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,548
Posted By sreed2006
This fellow uses 3.5ml per roll. His results look...

This fellow uses 3.5ml per roll. His results look fine to me.


http://jbhildebrand.com/2011/tutorials/workflow-tutorial-2-stand-development-with-rodinal/...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-05-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,526
Posted By sreed2006
All my development chemicals go into numbered and...

All my development chemicals go into numbered and labeled jugs. (1) Dev, (2) Stop, (3) Fixer, (4) Final rinse. The numbers are there to keep me from being stupid when I get fatigued after...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-04-2016
Replies: 5,596
Views: 982,892
Posted By sreed2006
50 year old Leica IIIg poised to take a picture...

50 year old Leica IIIg poised to take a picture of a 37 year old Olympus OM-1 MD and a Bubba mug of uncertain vintage (the mug just showed up at the house one day, from where I do not know). All...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,165
Posted By sreed2006
On inspecting my trash, you could tell I have a...

On inspecting my trash, you could tell I have a cat, smoke cigarettes, don't cook at home much, and get lots junk mail. Your trash is much more aesthetic than my trash.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By sreed2006
Apple's email server marked it as possible spam...

Apple's email server marked it as possible spam when I received the email at my @mac.com address.

This reminds me of an email flood that happened this year when I worked at a large international...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By sreed2006
Photographers Formulary Thanksgiving email goes viral

Well, not really viral, but an email titled "A Thanksgiving Greeting from the Photographers Formulary and Standing Stones B&B" reached my inbox. It was sent to a large mailing list. Several people...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-12-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 5,005
Posted By sreed2006
Have you considered going digital?

Have you considered going digital?
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 5,646
Posted By sreed2006
An introduction to photography should begin with...

An introduction to photography should begin with a disposable camera. Have the student concentrate solely on composition and lighting at the beginning. That is the gentlest introduction possible (and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-30-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,648
Posted By sreed2006
There probably is no better way to understand all...

There probably is no better way to understand all the constituent parts in the art of photography than to re-photograph a subject on many different days and at different times of the day.

There was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-27-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 7,680
Posted By sreed2006
What discontinued camera, discontinued lens,...

What discontinued camera, discontinued lens, discontinued hood, and discontinued filters should I use to shoot discontinued film? And what discontinued scanner should I use?

Everything gets...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2016
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,403
Posted By sreed2006
Yes. Not on that exact lens, but on another...

Yes. Not on that exact lens, but on another Zuiko. The spring for the manual aperture change button is held in place by a plastic piece that has a post. On mine, the post had broken off. Taking the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,281
Posted By sreed2006
Pick a spot on one of the walls of your house...

Pick a spot on one of the walls of your house that needs a picture. Imagine what picture you want to go there. Go make it. Hang it on the wall.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,724
Posted By sreed2006
Oh, just for...

Oh, just for fun.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5134/5483084194_cafef1fdde_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9mweUo)
Photo op with the Rolleiflexes (https://flic.kr/p/9mweUo) by sreed2006...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,571
Posted By sreed2006
So the OM-1n wins by default. :)

So the OM-1n wins by default. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,571
Posted By sreed2006
Olympus Zuiko 18/3.5 examples (these are not...

Olympus Zuiko 18/3.5 examples (these are not great photographs - I am sure that you can do better):


https://c8.staticflickr.com/4/3780/8847324535_c50edd545b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/etNRmc)
Tree...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-25-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 5,340
Posted By sreed2006
Fer, I have not flocked this 124G but it is on...

Fer,

I have not flocked this 124G but it is on my to-do list. (All my gear is in boxes right now, awaiting a move from one city to another. Hope I find everything after the move.)

Flocking the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 5,340
Posted By sreed2006
Fer, The YashicaMat 124G is baffled to an...

Fer,

The YashicaMat 124G is baffled to an extent, but flocking the film chamber will help.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/4/3910/15155830956_e46f0b0b76_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2,958
Posted By sreed2006
I am so glad you have a sense of humor, Pioneer.

I am so glad you have a sense of humor, Pioneer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-21-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2,958
Posted By sreed2006
Pioneer, it sure looks like foam to me. I think...

Pioneer, it sure looks like foam to me. I think williaty nailed it.

I have had problems with foam, too, and it looks just like your picture.

If the tank calls for 550ml, I add another 100ml just...
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