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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 3,960
Posted By farlymac
Slip sliding in a good way. Lovely camera,...

Slip sliding in a good way. Lovely camera, Vince.


PF
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Days Ago
Replies: 188
Views: 8,488
Posted By farlymac
^ That does look great. PF

^

That does look great.


PF
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By farlymac
I can tell you my experience with the Canon...

I can tell you my experience with the Canon Sureshot Classic 120.

After the fourth one, I gave up on them. The first one I had was okay, except that it would not auto load the film unless you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,011
Posted By farlymac
If I were to seriously shoot street (I dabble in...

If I were to seriously shoot street (I dabble in it every once in a while), I'd bring out my trusty Leica CL with the 40mm and 90mm C lenses.


PF
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By farlymac
How soon do you need it? I've got four of those...

How soon do you need it? I've got four of those buggers around here somewhere.


PF
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Days Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 1,786
Posted By farlymac
If it takes a hood, I'll use one, but some of my...

If it takes a hood, I'll use one, but some of my lenses are so deep set they really don't require it (a lot of my old fixed-lens rangefinders are like that, and some 50/2 types).


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 562
Posted By farlymac
Joe, I think what your issue really is that while...

Joe, I think what your issue really is that while you feel the zooms have a use, you've continued to shoot the same way instead of modifying your style.

Zooms are useful in that while they may...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By farlymac
Ooooh, if I'd had one of those I never would have...

Ooooh, if I'd had one of those I never would have wasted my time rebuilding a Mercury II.


PF
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 1,431
Posted By farlymac
To me, Instax is somewhat like using the SX-70...

To me, Instax is somewhat like using the SX-70 back when they were new, which is what got me to reinvest in a 35mm SLR back in '79. I even gave the SX-70 away as there was no need for it as far as I...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 1,431
Posted By farlymac
I don't miss it. Only shot one pack of it...

I don't miss it. Only shot one pack of it shortly before it was discontinued, and was quite surprised with all the liquid mess after each shot. I guess I was spoiled from using all the different...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 3,960
Posted By farlymac
I would think there was at one time, otherwise no...

I would think there was at one time, otherwise no one would have bought the camera. Since it did sell not as well as the 35mm variety, the mounts today will be much harder to find.

I'm sure I've...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,295
Posted By farlymac
I almost bought an X100F last year until I found...

I almost bought an X100F last year until I found out the store was selling me their demo at full price. Fingerprints all over (including the lens) and a huge scratch on the back were included free...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 3,960
Posted By farlymac
You might have to scour eBay for them, as I do...

You might have to scour eBay for them, as I do see them pop up in searches every once in a while. Wholesale lots are the most common source.

PF
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 3,960
Posted By farlymac
Vince, you should get a Sputnik! A 120 stereo...

Vince, you should get a Sputnik! A 120 stereo camera from the Soviet days. I think maybe you can just proof print them for a proper stereo card.

http://www.analogadvocates.com/page/sputnik

PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By farlymac
I'd think you could find somewhere in the DC area...

I'd think you could find somewhere in the DC area that does large prints. If not, call PhotoUSA in Roanoke, it's one of their specialties.


http://www.photousa.com/


PF
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 3,295
Posted By farlymac
At the rate I'm having issues with film labs, I...

At the rate I'm having issues with film labs, I just might go all digital, and that X100V looks like a good place to start though I'm still hung up on it being a fixed mount lens.


PF
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,799
Posted By farlymac
Ah, the good old Nikkormat. Got my first one...

Ah, the good old Nikkormat. Got my first one back in '73, Ko, by trading in a Voigtlander Vitessa L, and a month's worth of Navy pay (had to get the 50/1.4 with it). In a low period for me a few...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,275
Posted By farlymac
Man, I wish I could find a decent XD-11. Every...

Man, I wish I could find a decent XD-11. Every one I've gotten had electronics issues. Just my luck I guess. But since I'm about to divest myself of most of my gear I'm not in the market for one...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 823
Posted By farlymac
Go for the chrome bodied lenses, the Serenars,...

Go for the chrome bodied lenses, the Serenars, and the ones before the black bodies came out. You'll have less chance of them having a haze issue.

The problems you describe with your Jupiter lens...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 823
Posted By farlymac
I make a test ground glass out of plastic...

I make a test ground glass out of plastic salvaged from something like a CD case, cut it to fit on the inner film rails (not the outer ones which are out of the focal plane), then use Scotch tape on...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By farlymac
The manual states a 30mm diameter of the filter...

The manual states a 30mm diameter of the filter mount, which would be the outer dimension. This is so you can apply a 30mm slip-on adapter that will hold a Series V filter. But the screw-in size is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 188
Views: 8,488
Posted By farlymac
Now you have a good brace of lenses for that...

Now you have a good brace of lenses for that Leica, Chris. It's good to see you shooting film again.


PF
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 188
Views: 8,488
Posted By farlymac
There is another line of thought that the...

There is another line of thought that the lubricant used on these lenses causes the hazing, and if cleaned out it cures it. I'm going to try that on mine if I ever get my workbench back in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,249
Posted By farlymac
For my first DSLR I got a Nikon D80, and liked it...

For my first DSLR I got a Nikon D80, and liked it a lot compared to the P7700 I'd been using. So much so I got a second one as a back-up. But the back-up failed shortly after I started using it,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,135
Posted By farlymac
I saw the blue line request at the top of the...

I saw the blue line request at the top of the page the first day of the renewal campaign, but was going to ignore it due to budgetary concerns. Then I got the e-mail request, spelling out the terms,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,798
Posted By farlymac
Sell the Bessa, and get a VC II meter for the...

Sell the Bessa, and get a VC II meter for the M4-P so you'll have a back-up for the M6 that feels and works like the same camera.


PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-14-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By farlymac
Back when I got my N90s new, I populated the...

Back when I got my N90s new, I populated the camera bag with mostly Tamron glass, and was quite satisfied with all the lenses I had, though the 90 macro was not one of them. They could be newer as...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-14-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 8,488
Posted By farlymac
Same design, but different glass, and therein...

Same design, but different glass, and therein lies the reason for the hazing. Leica had the same issue when they used some special glass for one of the elements in an early version of the 50mm...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-13-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 8,488
Posted By farlymac
More fine photos, Chris. I really liked my...

More fine photos, Chris.



I really liked my somewhat newer version (with the black body and wide focus ring), but it hazed over again after I cleaned it out. The older lenses (Serenars and the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-13-2020
Replies: 188
Views: 8,488
Posted By farlymac
You're quite welcome, Chris. I knew you could...

You're quite welcome, Chris. I knew you could put it to good use.


PF
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By farlymac
Maybe you could consider de-chroming it, laser...

Maybe you could consider de-chroming it, laser etch, then powder coating. That should seal the surface.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-11-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By farlymac
Could be the canister you used for the first load...

Could be the canister you used for the first load is defective.


PF
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,437
Posted By farlymac
Maybe they should move it to the back of the...

Maybe they should move it to the back of the camera.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 106
Views: 4,063
Posted By farlymac
Thank you, Lynnb, for all you contribute to RFF,...

Thank you, Lynnb, for all you contribute to RFF, and for the kind remarks on my photo. I wish that you and the missus did not have to go through what you do with the daughters, and I laud you both...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,008
Posted By farlymac
Don't know if I would like to have my first car,...

Don't know if I would like to have my first car, but maybe my second truck ('73 Ford F-250 Ranger XLT) after replacing the 390cid V8 with an electric motor.


I think camera prices go in cycles, so...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By farlymac
I've got the Color-Skopar in LTM, and I must say...

I've got the Color-Skopar in LTM, and I must say it handles much better than the Summaron. Haven't used it enough yet to have an opinion on the rendering qualities of the two.


PF
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-31-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By farlymac
Just looked at the card slot on my laptop (PC,...

Just looked at the card slot on my laptop (PC, not Mac), and that's a pretty large place for stuff to get in and hamper the connections. You might want to blow it out periodically just in case. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,063
Posted By farlymac
This is in relation to something I had been...

This is in relation to something I had been missing for a long time since moving into a second floor apartment. I lacked having a little piece of ground to plant on, so I moved the ground to my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,759
Posted By farlymac
Whatever makes you happy, Kostya. But I voted...

Whatever makes you happy, Kostya. But I voted for the M10.


PF
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,446
Posted By farlymac
I've got a CL, and Bessa bodies in LTM (R), M...

I've got a CL, and Bessa bodies in LTM (R), M (T), and Nikon (R2S) mounts. Got the Bessas mainly for the built-in meters, and as back-ups whenever any of the associated main cameras (Leica IIIf,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,442
Posted By farlymac
Here's four P&S's I've tested in a comparison...

Here's four P&S's I've tested in a comparison shoot. All 35mm AF/AE, most of them pocket-able.

Minolta Freedom AF35 https://flic.kr/s/aHsjvMYHhu

Olympus Stylus ...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By farlymac
Boris certainly had a way of capturing the city...

Boris certainly had a way of capturing the city and its human occupants, Kostya. Too bad this is the way most of us here are learning about him. Sounds like he was a very interesting friend to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-24-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By farlymac
It will cause internal reflections that turn into...

It will cause internal reflections that turn into light strikes on the film. You should remove as much of the flaking paint as possible because it's just going to keep on doing it. A good matte...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By farlymac
If the shutter curtains are leaking light, then...

If the shutter curtains are leaking light, then it's not just the action of the curtains moving across the film, but also the film moving past the curtains when being advanced that causes the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By farlymac
Italics mine: PF I thought so too along those...

Italics mine: PF

I thought so too along those lines, as I got some frames at the first part of the roll that seemed to be okay. It got worse as the roll went on, which might suggest the curtain was...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-22-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By farlymac
That is a good looking kit. Plenty of lenses out...

That is a good looking kit. Plenty of lenses out there to choose from too, especially in the Voigtlander line.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By farlymac
I recently had that same issue on some Tri-X. ...

I recently had that same issue on some Tri-X. It's a shutter issue, namely all cracked and leaking light as it travels across the film.
Here is the thread about it. ...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-19-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By farlymac
Another grand trip, with photos to match! PF

Another grand trip, with photos to match!


PF
Forum: Nikon RF 12-19-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,994
Posted By farlymac
When I was considering getting a higher grade of...

When I was considering getting a higher grade of rangefinder than what I had been shooting with, TomA steered me towards the S2. I got a black dial with the 50/2, and really can't find a reason to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-17-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By farlymac
I'd say it's not as ergonomic as a Rapidwinder on...

I'd say it's not as ergonomic as a Rapidwinder on an M, nor as robust, but it is convenient. Not clunky, just handles a little different than what I'm used to. I'd still get a black one to use. ...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By farlymac
For flashes with no cord, you can get a...

For flashes with no cord, you can get a hot-to-cold accessory shoe adapter that has a PC cord. It also raises the flash a little to lessen the dreaded Red Eye.


PF
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 987
Posted By farlymac
Voigtlander Vitessa-L with the Ultron lens. Made...

Voigtlander Vitessa-L with the Ultron lens. Made some really good slides with that camera, but traded it in on a Nikkormat FTN in '73 because I wanted the ability to use different focal lengths...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By farlymac
I replaced the dot on one of my lenses, and it...

I replaced the dot on one of my lenses, and it definitely is a bit orange. But it doesn't bother me.


PF
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By farlymac
Good to make an acquaintance, Agent. I got the T...

Good to make an acquaintance, Agent. I got the T for using the wide and super-wide lenses on since I already had the zoom finder. That way I can use the regular focal lengths on the M4-P. Now I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-16-2019
Replies: 2,628
Views: 381,451
Posted By farlymac
Ah yes, many a junk shop has closed up everywhere...

Ah yes, many a junk shop has closed up everywhere I go. Few people have an interest in that kind of stuff anymore. I used to find all kinds of useful or decorative items in places like that.


PF
Forum: Nikon RF 12-16-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By farlymac
One can get an add-on diffuser, some styles of...

One can get an add-on diffuser, some styles of which can redirect the light upwards.


PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,738
Posted By farlymac
I've liked every F version I own (original thru...

I've liked every F version I own (original thru 3HP), but my two favorites are the F with plain prism, and an F2AS. Haven't got the F4, 5, or 6 yet, but plan to in the future to complete the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By farlymac
I've got a -2 diopter on mine so I don't have to...

I've got a -2 diopter on mine so I don't have to wear my glasses while shooting. Have no problem with focusing at close distance.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By farlymac
Okay, got the test roll back today where I...

Okay, got the test roll back today where I mounted every LTM lens I have (well, all but the Canon ones), and I've solved the flare issue. Apparently whoever replaced the one shutter curtain didn't...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-09-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3,859
Posted By farlymac
Glad to see yours is still working fine. Mine...

Glad to see yours is still working fine. Mine mis-loaded last time, and all I got was a roll of blanks. I thinks it's okay, but I'll make sure I place the film a little better next time.


PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By farlymac
Maybe the finder isn't quite on right, and you...

Maybe the finder isn't quite on right, and you sometimes get the shutter speed set in an in-between position.

PF

ps: Bet I got a better price on my F2AS; $22.00
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-07-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By farlymac
Okay, this one is definitely a...

Okay, this one is definitely a 37.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1729/42689315842_09800274d7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/283iUjW)
Goose Creek Valley Slashed Cabin (https://flic.kr/p/283iUjW) by P F...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-07-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Posted By farlymac
How about frame...

How about frame 000?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49065301388_aa86e2c6d1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hKJuGd)
Randolph College II (https://flic.kr/p/2hKJuGd) by P F McFarland...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By farlymac
Don't know what the page originally looked like,...

Don't know what the page originally looked like, but maybe it has been changed, though the references to Titan remain in the description box, and the url of the page. And the exorbitant asking...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By farlymac
You'll want to check the bottom edge of the film...

You'll want to check the bottom edge of the film door towards the take-up side. Could have a little bend in it, or the seal is not correct in that area.

But it depends on whether the leak is from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,385
Posted By farlymac
I used a Nikon Coolpix P7700 for the longest time...

I used a Nikon Coolpix P7700 for the longest time as my second digicam (replacing a Panasonic TZ-3), but while the form factor was much to my liking, it started to show some age with little hiccups...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By farlymac
I hope to some day get a complete set of...

I hope to some day get a complete set of Yashikors for my YF which also happens to have a busted shutter.

PF
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By farlymac
Nice! Hope to see more of your stuff in the...

Nice! Hope to see more of your stuff in the future, it's been a while.

PF
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By farlymac
I agree, Ko. I think the lens works better in...

I agree, Ko. I think the lens works better in shade conditions than some I've tried, and would probably be best for street instead of landscapes.

PF
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-23-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By farlymac
Don't know what cost you are looking at, but now...

Don't know what cost you are looking at, but now parts will be included in that equation but it will still be better than buying another one. You can contact Oleg at http://okvintagecamera.com/

PF
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, I've heard that too, but then I'm very...

Yeah, I've heard that too, but then I'm very careful on winding. I like the metering system, don't have to worry about using collapsible lenses like on my CL. I've got a Summaron 35/3.5 but it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-23-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 7,561
Posted By farlymac
Hey, that's what we're all about here, is trust. ...

Hey, that's what we're all about here, is trust. Lots of folks don't get their film done by the end of the month, and all the threads are kept open because of that so you can submit photos from any...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By farlymac
Bessa-R check run

My first chance to test my olive Bessa-R came in September, and I made the most of it by shooting a roll of Ektar 100 which to me is the fussiest stuff I've ever used since the days of reversal...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-22-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 7,561
Posted By farlymac
That's beautiful. PF

That's beautiful.


PF
Forum: Yashica RF 11-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Posted By farlymac
Thank you. PF

Thank you.

PF
Forum: Yashica RF 11-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Posted By farlymac
1937 model to be exact. I don't remember the...

1937 model to be exact. I don't remember the body style though.

PF
Forum: RFF Polls 11-22-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,532
Posted By farlymac
I've had a few dreams. In one I lost a camera...

I've had a few dreams. In one I lost a camera kit, and in another I found one, but I don't remember which one I dreamed first.

In another dream, I found a camera shop that had just the most...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-21-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Posted By farlymac
Yashica...

Yashica CC


https://live.staticflickr.com/2857/32510765363_35021c7216_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RwSaTi)
NS Bridge Long Panorama (https://flic.kr/p/RwSaTi) by P F McFarland...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By farlymac
If I had any experience in replacing shutter...

If I had any experience in replacing shutter curtains, and the proper tools, I'd do it myself. But I don't feel like using a IIIf for a learning experience.

PF
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By farlymac
Being a Navy vet, I prefer the Plimsol mark...

Being a Navy vet, I prefer the Plimsol mark reference. Phi is 90° out of register.


PF
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By farlymac
Okay, try seeing it as an "indicator" then,...

Okay, try seeing it as an "indicator" then, showing the location of the film plane, a starting point for many critical measurements, especially in macro/micro photography.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-20-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By farlymac
John: I didn't post all the photos from the roll,...

John: I didn't post all the photos from the roll, just the better ones. Almost all of them show some degree of the striation, but it seems to get worse towards the end of the roll.

Solinar: Could...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By farlymac
I regret any Canon SLR system gear I bought after...

I regret any Canon SLR system gear I bought after I had what I needed to build a kit to give to my brother. Should have shopped the extras right away, but instead I got curious as to what the rest...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, that's what I was referring to. PF

Yeah, that's what I was referring to.

PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By farlymac
retinax: New, expiry 05/2021, developed and...

retinax: New, expiry 05/2021, developed and scanned by Dwayne's

Chris: Leica IIIf with Yashikor 5cm 1:2.8

John: No windows involved (unless you count my computer operating system)

wwfloyd: No...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,076
Posted By farlymac
Tri-X Striation

I think I've seen this before in a thread somewhere, but I'm thinking the cause is uneven emulsion layering.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49089612246_840176e5c9_c.jpg...
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-17-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 8,488
Posted By farlymac
That Summitar is one fine lens. A member from...

That Summitar is one fine lens. A member from another forum wants to sell me his, but it's on the wait list for now. Another member always got wonderful results with his so I've wanted to get one...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 11-14-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,371
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, that's pretty much a mistake. Easy to...

Yeah, that's pretty much a mistake. Easy to overlook though.

Huss, if you're waiting on the black model, you better be ready to jump the moment they come out because I believe that 500 unit figure...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-14-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 7,561
Posted By farlymac
You've been very prolific this year, Colton. ...

You've been very prolific this year, Colton. Lots of great submissions by everyone. I finally got my scans back yesterday, so here are some examples.

I stopped at Randolph College one evening when...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By farlymac
Halfway through, but have to hold off the rest...

Halfway through, but have to hold off the rest till later. Lots of information to digest in a short while. Thanks for the link, Stephen. I miss the little e-mail conversations I had with Tom. He...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2019
Replies: 234
Views: 63,388
Posted By farlymac
Leica CL, Summicron-C 40/2, Ilford FP-4+...

Leica CL, Summicron-C 40/2, Ilford FP-4+ 125
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48897461306_c7b1bf1d32_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2huUgFG)
Guardian (https://flic.kr/p/2huUgFG) by P F McFarland...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-08-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,114
Posted By farlymac
Tom made mention that he was in need of a battery...

Tom made mention that he was in need of a battery pack for his Nikon F motor drive, and since I figured I'd never get mine to run again, I sent the one I had rebuilt to him. He seemed pretty happy...
Forum: Leica SL 11-07-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 7,244
Posted By farlymac
I watched Hugh Brownstone's (of Three Blind Men...

I watched Hugh Brownstone's (of Three Blind Men and an Elephant fame on YouTube) talk with the man who designed the new lenses for the SL2, and he said the sensor was optimized for the new lenses,...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,593
Posted By farlymac
I'm with Bingley on Plus-X. But also Acros 100...

I'm with Bingley on Plus-X. But also Acros 100 which I just got hooked on right before they pulled the plug on it. Hope they start shipping the Acros II soon.


PF
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,593
Posted By farlymac
Try here: Famous Format – The (Famous) Large &...

Try here: Famous Format – The (Famous) Large & Small Format Photography Co. (http://famousformat.com/)



PF
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 11-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,501
Posted By farlymac
One thing is, you don't want to be labeled as...

One thing is, you don't want to be labeled as that guy trying to copy Nan Goldin. Just start experimenting until you hit upon whatever it is you are looking for. And hope it's different enough from...
Forum: Argus RF 11-02-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 2,671
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, I totally zoned out that day. Onward to...

Yeah, I totally zoned out that day. Onward to Argust 20th!


PF
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-02-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By farlymac
When you think about it, separation around the...

When you think about it, separation around the edge usually has no or very little effect unless you are constantly shooting wide open. One of my rf Nikkors has separation, and from my photos you'd...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,435
Posted By farlymac
Eventually I expect all states to require sales...

Eventually I expect all states to require sales tax collection from online purchases. It's a revenue stream they've been missing out on ever since the Internet started, and quite easily...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-01-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 7,561
Posted By farlymac
That's the kind of stuff I'm always hoping to...

That's the kind of stuff I'm always hoping to see.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-01-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 7,561
Posted By farlymac
Yes, any day in October, any year. Just note if...

Yes, any day in October, any year. Just note if the year is not 2019, or find the Red Oktober thread for that year and add it there. These threads don't close, so you can post at any time. But the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-30-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By farlymac
If you don't mind waiting a bit, there are many...

If you don't mind waiting a bit, there are many reproduction/generic hoods to be had from the Asian manufacturers. You don't say whether you have the A36 or E39 filter mount, but there are plenty of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-30-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,328
Posted By farlymac
One combo I need to get working is a Vito II and...

One combo I need to get working is a Vito II and Perkeo II ( the Vito needs a CLA). I've taken a Nikon D80 along with the Crown Graflex Special. And on the very edge of big/little I used to pack...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By farlymac
This is what currently leads off my Photostream...

This is what currently leads off my Photostream uploaded on 7-18-10 (which apparently was a switch-over date with many photos labelled so, but I know they don't share that date in reality) taken on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 7,561
Posted By farlymac
You can ignore my comment on Flickr, Colton. My...

You can ignore my comment on Flickr, Colton. My mind plays tricks on me at times, and I thought the sign said Chinese and Mexican Food.

PF
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,494
Posted By farlymac
I'm a gearhead, and can understand Erwin's...

I'm a gearhead, and can understand Erwin's frustration at seeing how everything is going digital now. It takes a lot of the mechanical art out of the camera, introducing something that just sorts...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-20-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 7,561
Posted By farlymac
Just put some paper under the finder shoe as you...

Just put some paper under the finder shoe as you install it to take up the slack. My Nikon 35mm finder has the same issue, and I haven't lost it yet.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-20-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 7,561
Posted By farlymac
The J-12 is definitely one of my favorite lenses....

The J-12 is definitely one of my favorite lenses. I keep mine parked on a Zorki-6 now that I have all the flare issues (actually light leaks through the side of the rear element) fixed. But this...
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-17-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 8,488
Posted By farlymac
Oh, and I ordered an E39 model Elmar 90/4, so my...

Oh, and I ordered an E39 model Elmar 90/4, so my A36 version will be expendable. If it's any good (haven't test shot it yet, but it looks clean), I'll send it your way, Chris.


PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By farlymac
Those LTM-F adapters are for mounting the camera...

Those LTM-F adapters are for mounting the camera on a microscope or telescope that uses the Leica M39 thread, or any other device with an LTM mount.


PF
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-16-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 8,488
Posted By farlymac
I don't use filters much either, but every once...

I don't use filters much either, but every once in a while I like to add some contrast, or do some experimenting. The thing with the 39mm filter mounts on 35 and 50mm lenses is there is a separate...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By farlymac
Most of the Ukrainian and Russian Federation eBay...

Most of the Ukrainian and Russian Federation eBay dealers have the caps and cases available, just watch out for high mailing charges from some.


PF
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-15-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 8,488
Posted By farlymac
I decided to kit out the IIIf with all Leica...

I decided to kit out the IIIf with all Leica lenses, so I went shopping around and came up with two Elmar's, the 50/2.8 and 90/4vII. Then I realized that my VIOOH was in meters, while the lenses...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,385
Posted By farlymac
Bubbles in paint, too. Doesn't hurt the...

Bubbles in paint, too. Doesn't hurt the operation though.



PF
Forum: RFF Polls 10-07-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,528
Posted By farlymac
Thanks, Doug. I forgot to mention my CL (film)...

Thanks, Doug. I forgot to mention my CL (film) and R7 outfits.


Lynnb, I've got 2 Canon 50's, the 1.8 and 2.8 (the 1.8 has the haze again); a Yashicor 50/2.8; W-Nikkor.C 35/3.5; and VC Color-Skopar...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,428
Posted By farlymac
And there is where the OP's question comes full...

And there is where the OP's question comes full circle, because to make an F, you have to remove the rangefinder from an SP.


PF
Forum: RFF Polls 10-05-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,528
Posted By farlymac
Since that post back in March of 2015 I've...

Since that post back in March of 2015 I've managed to get some Leica clones made by Canon and Nicca. The Nicca (III-S) was more of a copy than the Canon (P), but they still only slightly dampened my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By farlymac
I was able to visit this plane back in 2016...

I was able to visit this plane back in 2016 during the Wings of Freedom Tour stop in Roanoke.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjz8CrmK

One of the lighter moments came when the B-17 first landed, and when it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,959
Posted By farlymac
My longest owned camera is a Yashica Electro 35...

My longest owned camera is a Yashica Electro 35 GTN, but it no longer works. The next longest owned one is a Nikon N90s, but I don't use it since I got an F100. I got the N90s back in '94 when they...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By farlymac
The Yashica Electro series are some of the...

The Yashica Electro series are some of the easiest rangefinders to work on. As you found out, roleleal, there is a wealth of information out there, and plenty of DIY's to help you in any endeavor...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,108
Posted By farlymac
I almost took a shot at going completely digital...

I almost took a shot at going completely digital earlier this year. But I had a change of mind after going through the scans of my latest film excursions. Even dragged my 4x5 out of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-30-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 7,561
Posted By farlymac
Somewhere in the world, it's Red Oktober!

Post your photos here taken only in the month of October using FSU (Former Soviet Union) gear. It could be an FSU lens on your digicam, or your FSU camera with a lens made in the formerly free...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,385
Posted By farlymac
Well, since the OP has made his selection, I...

Well, since the OP has made his selection, I thought now would be a good time to show my lightest 35mm SLR...the Continental TXL!


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,223
Posted By farlymac
Leica M4-P, W-Nikkor.C 1:3.5 3.5cm LTM, Ilford...

Leica M4-P, W-Nikkor.C 1:3.5 3.5cm LTM, Ilford FP4+ 125
Commercially developed and scanned with no corrections
Full size crop to 4x6


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Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,265
Posted By farlymac
You know, if the greedy fund managers didn't rape...

You know, if the greedy fund managers didn't rape the Corporations for all the cash they can get out of them, a lot of companies would still be in business with healthy pension funds for their...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,520
Posted By farlymac
I select a crop that will best frame the image. ...

I select a crop that will best frame the image. Sometimes that's none at all, other times it's to fill a 16x9, 8x10, 5x7, or 5x5 frame.


4x6 is almost no crop at all, but there is always that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,385
Posted By farlymac
I'd have to say the lightest 35mm SLR I have...

I'd have to say the lightest 35mm SLR I have (other than the chintzy Great Wall model) is the Nikon FM10 with an all plastic body made by Cosina. But my recommendation for use would be an FG with...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-27-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 8,488
Posted By farlymac
I've got the Canon version that has the same 28mm...

I've got the Canon version that has the same 28mm attachment. Only issue is it was meant for the bodies that have the automatic parallax adjustment, and I haven't gotten a body to use it on yet (V...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,723
Posted By farlymac
I used to want to haul a full kit of lenses...

I used to want to haul a full kit of lenses around when I was using mostly SLR's. But since delving a bit deeper into rangefinders, I find myself just taking a two or three lens get up most times,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-25-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,441
Posted By farlymac
I hear you on the XD-11. Four tries, and each...

I hear you on the XD-11. Four tries, and each one had something wrong with it, one even being DOA.

I plan on keeping all the Nikon stuff, plus an example from every format or style. The Leica's...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-24-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,441
Posted By farlymac
I had a collection before the current one, but...

I had a collection before the current one, but didn't use many of the cameras in it. The current collection though is mostly cameras that I have put film through to see how they do. I used to say I...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By farlymac
Looks good, Jeremy. I never thought I'd like...

Looks good, Jeremy. I never thought I'd like shooting with a 35mm rangefinder all the time, but the CC proved me wrong. I have to force myself now to change lenses on my other cameras.



PF
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,441
Posted By farlymac
Sorry, but it was the 500 that came in four...

Sorry, but it was the 500 that came in four versions. There may have been two versions of the 300.


PF
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,441
Posted By farlymac
Okay, if it's status you want, that's what you...

Okay, if it's status you want, that's what you get


Agfa/Ansco: Back when I started my current collection, these were the ones that I really fell for. But after cleaning the Bayer grease out of...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,441
Posted By farlymac
Let's see, Agfa/Ansco, Kodak, Kalimar, Iloca,...

Let's see, Agfa/Ansco, Kodak, Kalimar, Iloca, Yashica, Konica, Canon, Fujica, Ricoh, Olympus, Minolta, Wirgin, and maybe a couple more brands I don't remember.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By farlymac
Practice. If I take two photos of the same...

Practice. If I take two photos of the same scene, it's because I'll do one in portrait, and the other in landscape. Most b&w films have plenty of latitude, so that always helps. Got to be spot on...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,441
Posted By farlymac
Came in four versions, good lens, decent shutter,...

Came in four versions, good lens, decent shutter, well built, plenty of them out there. I like them.


PF


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115186
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By farlymac
Red Oktober 2019 approaches

Same rules as ICCD, must be taken with any combination of Soviet made (prior to Dec 31, 1991) lens and/or camera. (i.e. Soviet camera and lens, Soviet camera with other manufacturer lens, or Soviet...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,278
Posted By farlymac
Last two...

Last two examples.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48769853102_5159548cf4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hiCfdf)
Nearing The End Of The Road (https://flic.kr/p/2hiCfdf) by P F McFarland...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-19-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,278
Posted By farlymac
At 47 images, and yet still more to come. Here's...

At 47 images, and yet still more to come. Here's two of seven uploaded today.


Zorki-1e, I-22, Ilford Delta 100


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48759543692_a8912737de_c.jpg...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-18-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,160
Posted By farlymac
He's probably waiting for a tow truck, and his...

He's probably waiting for a tow truck, and his supervisor to show up.


PF
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-14-2019
Replies: 197
Views: 13,335
Posted By farlymac
I've been enjoying these on Flickr the last...

I've been enjoying these on Flickr the last couple of weeks, Vince. You have a mastery of composition, and use of available light. It is inspiring to say the least.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,278
Posted By farlymac
Nine more photos posted to Flickr, with two...

Nine more photos posted to Flickr, with two examples here. (Note: It may take a little while more before the photos are permanently embedded in the Album, they seem to keep disappearing)

First up, I...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 8,488
Posted By farlymac
That's a great starter kit, Chris. You just need...

That's a great starter kit, Chris. You just need a 90 to round it out. Have lots of fun with it.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-05-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,278
Posted By farlymac
The way I understand it, lenses made after the...

The way I understand it, lenses made after the collapse of the Soviet Union were hastily made just to get production numbers up as the price fell. I've seen where other folks who have one of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,613
Posted By farlymac
I would think that if you want to build...

I would think that if you want to build confidence in your product/company, you produce what you promised as close to the stated date as possible. Then you can go back and redesign the camera for...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-05-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,278
Posted By farlymac
Here is a comparison between an Industar-61 L/D,...

Here is a comparison between an Industar-61 L/D, and Jupiter-12. The I-61 is a post-Soviet made lens (1992), and has very little contrast. I had no idea how the lens was because I got the camera...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By farlymac
Ours doesn't start for another two weeks. PF

Ours doesn't start for another two weeks.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,280
Posted By farlymac
Well, you miss it, so that's a start. Just what...

Well, you miss it, so that's a start. Just what do you hope to gain by using film again? Why did you switch to digital in the first place? Do you feel it will improve your images to go back to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-02-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,278
Posted By farlymac
Second camera in the series, this time a FED3...

Second camera in the series, this time a FED3 with a much newer I-61 L/D 55/2.8 (1992). I've since gotten a lens that was manufactured much closer to the age of the camera, and will have to do a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 2,179
Posted By farlymac
A funny thing happened a couple of weeks ago,...

A funny thing happened a couple of weeks ago, Bill. I was contemplating going mostly digital, and lined up a Fuji X100F at a local camera shop (local meaning within 100 miles). When I got the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By farlymac
Here's what you need:...

Here's what you need:...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By farlymac
Series filters have no threads, the hood holds it...

Series filters have no threads, the hood holds it in place, or a 5.5 retainer ring. The thread pitch on the C lenses is definitely different than a normal filter to match that on a Series retainer...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-28-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,278
Posted By farlymac
Finally getting around to post my ICCD...

Finally getting around to post my ICCD photos.


First two are from an abandoned shoot where I had to retrace my route to avoid an approaching thunderstorm. But before I did, I stopped and took a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,593
Posted By farlymac
Oh, it's very real. Especially in the first...

Oh, it's very real. Especially in the first series of lenses after the Serenars, particularly the 50mm 1:1.8. I think they came out about the same time as the Canon P, and not only do they haze...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-27-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By farlymac
Never ready is correct. I only use them for long...

Never ready is correct. I only use them for long term storage. Sounds like you are all set with the CC. I feel it does much better with B&W film. Acros 100 was my favorite.


PF
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By farlymac
It was even easier than my Canon 35/1.8, no...

It was even easier than my Canon 35/1.8, no special tools needed. Just wish that set screw had not been stripped. I really liked it on my S2.


PF
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By farlymac
Any of the L35AF variants are good cameras,...

Any of the L35AF variants are good cameras, though the original is the most popular because you can put filters on it. Look around the junk shops too, sometimes you can find them in the $5 to $10...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By farlymac
I believe the Yashica is the fastest of all the...

I believe the Yashica is the fastest of all the 35mm fixed lens rangefinders, but you can't beat that Rollei 35S for IQ. That said, I was going to agree with you on your choice of getting a lens for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-25-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By farlymac
W-Nikkor.C 3.5cm 1:2.5 Issues

I got to thinking today about my 35mm lens that I wrecked by use of a generic lens hood (which in and of itself was over-kill). I used the hood one day when it was still winter, and the snow was...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By farlymac
Your Summitar lens takes Summitar filters. From...

Your Summitar lens takes Summitar filters. From Leica. It's a recessed mount, and no one copied it. You can get an adapter ring to use 39mm screw-in filters.


PF
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,228
Posted By farlymac
But I don't haul my computer around with me when...

But I don't haul my computer around with me when taking photographs. Or a "smart phone" for that matter. Besides, the spiral bound notepad is just like my M4-P, battery free. :D


PF
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-24-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,283
Posted By farlymac
If you want an analogy in the car world, look no...

If you want an analogy in the car world, look no further than Ford. No more cars, only trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. And way over priced at that.

Of course, I guess you could say that Leica built...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-23-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,283
Posted By farlymac
When Leica fist came out with their little marvel...

When Leica fist came out with their little marvel of a camera, I'm sure there were plenty of folks who said it would never fly. But they persisted in improving it with each new model, and they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,533
Posted By farlymac
I've been going meterless for quite some time...

I've been going meterless for quite some time now. I've learned that the two most important factors are properly reading the light, and having a camera with an accurate shutter.

I mostly don't...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-22-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,283
Posted By farlymac
I'm not afraid of new technology, just the cost...

I'm not afraid of new technology, just the cost of it. But I did finally get a meter for my M4-P.


PF
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-22-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,246
Posted By farlymac
Looks promising. PF

Looks promising.


PF
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,880
Posted By farlymac
There are so many failure points in cameras now...

There are so many failure points in cameras now that it sometimes takes a while to figure out the problem. Luckily, yours was just an incorrect card mounting issue.

Just a little while ago I put...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-21-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,283
Posted By farlymac
I first got a Contax IIa because I didn't want to...

I first got a Contax IIa because I didn't want to get into the whole Leica M "thing", while having a bayonet mount system. But I didn't care for the viewfinder, and switched to a Nikon S2. The body...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-21-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,880
Posted By farlymac
Well, I once bought a second used Nikon D80 as a...

Well, I once bought a second used Nikon D80 as a back-up for my first one, and it died after five exposures. The first one still works, but I replaced it with a pair of D300s', reputed to be "bullet...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 08-21-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By farlymac
It's probably just an assembly part number. PF

It's probably just an assembly part number.


PF
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-19-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,283
Posted By farlymac
Then I bought mine at just the right time, before...

Then I bought mine at just the right time, before the prices started going back up.


I got my first Nikon back in '73, and remember looking at the Leica's. Seeing as it took a sacrifice of almost a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-18-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,283
Posted By farlymac
If you own a Leica M camera, you do have choices...

If you own a Leica M camera, you do have choices in other brand lenses, though they are limited. So you're not entirely beholden to Wetzlar when it comes to gear. And for someone like me who no...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,518
Posted By farlymac
It's not exactly ancient, but it was under...

It's not exactly ancient, but it was under powered the day I ordered it. I tried to fit a 17" screen into my budget, and came away with a Intel Core i3. I've only got 42% capacity left on the hard...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-11-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 2,000
Posted By farlymac
I've got the R2S for my Nikkors, and have been...

I've got the R2S for my Nikkors, and have been very happy with the feel and function of it, especially since it has a viewfinder selection for...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-10-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,518
Posted By farlymac
It's funny, but I've been ruminating about this...

It's funny, but I've been ruminating about this very subject for the past few days. I was considering whether I should get a digital Leica M(whatever), or upgrade to Nikon Z. Or both!


Right now...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By farlymac
This is the only thing I could find. Too bad it...

This is the only thing I could find. Too bad it ended a few days ago.
https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/72963627


Good luck with your search.


PF
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-09-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,246
Posted By farlymac
Very interesting endeavor there, Kevin. I wish...

Very interesting endeavor there, Kevin. I wish the manufacturer luck in the completion of his project. I can see this turning into a boutique market, with the manufacturer offering a la cart...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By farlymac
https://live.staticflickr.com/6036/6330092045_5ba2...

https://live.staticflickr.com/6036/6330092045_5ba2630a5c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aDnnQ2)
Moon & Stars & Stripes (https://flic.kr/p/aDnnQ2) by P F McFarland...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-07-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 900
Posted By farlymac
I have a Rowi in feet, but if necessary I believe...

I have a Rowi in feet, but if necessary I believe you can get one in meters. It's a nice, balanced looking unit, and is still accurate after all these...
Forum: Travel 08-07-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By farlymac
To and From: Keysville, VA

I've started a new series on Flickr of some of my travels around the local area.


First up is Keysville, VA, a small town in the Piedmont region with a short line rail operation in the center. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By farlymac
Since Goodwill brought out their latest auction...

Since Goodwill brought out their latest auction system, there has been a lot more interest by people who seem to have no idea what they are bidding on, or what it might be worth in the real world. ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,901
Posted By farlymac
I kind of shoot my digital cameras like my film...

I kind of shoot my digital cameras like my film ones. Take the photo, and trust the camera has recorded it as I saw it through the viewfinder. I don't bother to chimp except to see if I missed an...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By farlymac
If you're spending time on the beach, maybe you...

If you're spending time on the beach, maybe you should get some cheap camera that you won't worry about, because the sand and salt will get in most anything that isn't water proof. It's too bad most...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 720
Posted By farlymac
Here's a couple no one has mentioned. The...

Here's a couple no one has mentioned. The 24-120mm 1:3.5-5.6D "Streetsweeper", and the AF Micro Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8D.


The 24-120 is not a push-pull type, and the 60 is almost short enough for a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,188
Posted By farlymac
I have the R3 and R7. The latter was a...

I have the R3 and R7. The latter was a replacement for the former as it turned out the metering system was messed up (it only worked in Auto). I also had a bad light leak at the film canister...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By farlymac
Well, I went back and read my source material,...

Well, I went back and read my source material, and you're correct. What they were referring to was the part that connects to the camera focus mechanism. I probably shouldn't be writing about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,365
Posted By farlymac
Tim, maybe it's time to bone up on your Photoshop...

Tim, maybe it's time to bone up on your Photoshop skills. :D


But really, I found I picked up some good knowledge whenever I was around other photographers. Sometimes just watching how they work a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By farlymac
Nice camera, Mike. I got one earlier this year,...

Nice camera, Mike. I got one earlier this year, and am happy with it. The lens though is another matter, a post-Soviet I-61 L/D. My J-8 runs rings around it. I do have a proper year model J-61...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By farlymac
Oops. I keep doing that. I'll amend it to...

Oops. I keep doing that. I'll amend it to "focusing mechanism".


PF
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By farlymac
One of these in good nick might give it a run for...

One of these in good nick might give it a run for the money.


https://live.staticflickr.com/5491/11216418235_1be10d382c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i6a5ni)
Canon MC With Flash (Open)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 656
Posted By farlymac
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48076039411_30...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48076039411_30d49f780c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfjgze)
Over a Strawberry Moon (https://flic.kr/p/2gfjgze) by P F McFarland...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By farlymac
Yashica CC at the Big Otter Mill

I decided to visit the Big Otter Mill again since the first my time there was for testing out a camera that didn't go so well. Still had a little issue with this camera, as all the shots were a tad...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-19-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By farlymac
Wes, I didn't bother mentioning the "Tokyo"...

Wes, I didn't bother mentioning the "Tokyo" marked lenses, as none of those were done in black. Both my sources for information (Braczko, Rotoloni) state that the "Japan" lenses were introduced in...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-18-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By farlymac
The "Nippon Kogaku Japan" Nikkor-S.C 5cm f1.4 was...

The "Nippon Kogaku Japan" Nikkor-S.C 5cm f1.4 was introduced in 1953, and produced through 1962, and likely the black ones with chrome filter rings were introduced with the Model II S2 ("Black...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By farlymac
I can see them now! Too bad about the battery...

I can see them now! Too bad about the battery issue, but that's fairly common with any Yashica of that era that you find. It wouldn't be so bad if they weren't battery dependent.



The 72-E was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,538
Posted By farlymac
You'll be happy with either one. I voted for the...

You'll be happy with either one. I voted for the M4-P since that is what I have, but had looked at an M4 previous to that, and would have bought it if the owner had come down a bit in price. The...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By farlymac
Old US-29 Bridge Demolition in Altavista, VA

Nikon S2, Ilford FP4+


W-Nikkor.C 3.5cm 1:3.5
The former Southern Railway bridge that runs parallel to the old US-29 bridge (still in...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,279
Posted By farlymac
Roaming around the Piedmont. Nikon S2,...

Roaming around the Piedmont.


Nikon S2, W-Nikkor.C 35mm 1:3.5, Ilford FP4+


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48293049812_6b3f6848e3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gzuvcS)
1965 Peugeot 403...
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