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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By Rich Silfver
Oh my god, please tell me you didn't do that to...

Oh my god, please tell me you didn't do that to 'my' Leica!

And yes, it's a pretty quiet Contax..as far as Contax goes :)

Anyone wanna take a stab at camera kit prices? Ebay is all over the map as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By Rich Silfver
I guess I will have to.

I guess I will have to.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By Rich Silfver
Price Check: Two cameras

Selling off more of my cameras.

This is not a for-sale add - I will place that in the classifieds section - I just want to get some price estimates for these two camera kits.


This time up on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By Rich Silfver
What do you want to buy next week Roland? :)

What do you want to buy next week Roland? :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By Rich Silfver
Happy to say my M3 kit sold and to a RFF member.

Happy to say my M3 kit sold and to a RFF member.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By Rich Silfver
Great meeting up with you as well Roland. As for...

Great meeting up with you as well Roland.
As for the M3..it's too late..it's already up on the block here:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=6126

:)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By Rich Silfver
Thanks for the pricing suggestions Frank. Since...

Thanks for the pricing suggestions Frank.

Since I put a faint scratch on the top plate from mounting a meter on it I may put the M3 body up for $800 including the Luigi case and strap.

Keeping
Well...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By Rich Silfver
Leica M3 pricing question

Purely hypothetical...say that I would want to sell another camera kit that is not seeing enough use: <Pictures Here> (http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/leica_m_body);
- Leica M3 body serial number...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-31-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By Rich Silfver
I will also be listing another camera that I am...

I will also be listing another camera that I am not using as much as this wonderful piece of equipment deserves: My Leica M3 (http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/leica_m_body) w/ 50/2 Summicron and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By Rich Silfver
Hopefully this s/sheet will be easier to read...

Hopefully this s/sheet will be easier to read (larger):
http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/82920199/original
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By Rich Silfver
No, I'm keeping maybe 15 cameras and the black...

No, I'm keeping maybe 15 cameras and the black Leica III(F) is one of them :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-27-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By Rich Silfver
Selling off 24 cameras

As mentioned here (http://silfver.blogspot.com/2007/07/big-sale.html) I am selling off 24 cameras that are not seeing enough/any use really.

RFF ad here: AD...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-08-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By Rich Silfver
It's a very nice store. I did short write-up of...

It's a very nice store. I did short write-up of them some time ago here (http://silfver.blogspot.com/2007/01/seawood-photo-old-time-camera-store.html)
Forum: Off Topic 02-17-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By Rich Silfver
Here are some old ones, still active: LINK...

Here are some old ones, still active: LINK (http://www.photoimagenews.com/history.htm)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-10-2007
Replies: 80
Views: 6,294
Posted By Rich Silfver
I thought the answer was mentioned a number of...

I thought the answer was mentioned a number of times above - use an IR filter.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 2,864
Posted By Rich Silfver
Who is "George"? Paying members currently have a...

Who is "George"?

Paying members currently have a 100 inbox message limit.

So when you say that '50 inbox messages should be the standard for all users by tomorrow' does that mean that paying...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,591
Posted By Rich Silfver
The serial number on Elmar 50/3.5 LTM lenses is...

The serial number on Elmar 50/3.5 LTM lenses is in VERY small print on the black ring around the glass. Try looking with a magnifying glass and angle the lens a bit.

Not sure why anyone would...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-27-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,452
Posted By Rich Silfver
So are SLRs, dSLRs, LF ground focusing glass...

So are SLRs, dSLRs, LF ground focusing glass cameras, digital P&S cameras and pinhole cameras.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-27-2007
Replies: 60
Views: 3,452
Posted By Rich Silfver
a) I would think that jlw was asking why...

a) I would think that jlw was asking why scalefocusing cameras now would be 'allowed' on a dedicated rangefinder site - and not what type of scale focusing cameras were made.

b) What Russian...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-26-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 5,292
Posted By Rich Silfver
150K is a pretty normal size limit for photos...

150K is a pretty normal size limit for photos posted to online galleries/critique board and I've personally never had a problem creating 750-800 wide images that were 150K or less - without...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 01-26-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 3,867
Posted By Rich Silfver
LFI is not an official publication of the...

LFI is not an official publication of the company.

LFI/IDC is an independent company and even though Leica many times have supported them as a publication the magazine has also from time to time...
Forum: RFF News 01-24-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 3,535
Posted By Rich Silfver
I agree. Some of the new forums are also...

I agree. Some of the new forums are also redundant and overlapping.
Jorge had a pretty good handle on what forums were needed - this seems to be an unnecessary exercise in 'doing something...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By Rich Silfver
Nice cameras but they are not rangefinder...

Nice cameras but they are not rangefinder cameras.
Seems like the XPan and TX1 forum should cover the RF-related discussions.
Forum: Olympus RF 01-15-2007
Replies: 22
Views: 4,342
Posted By Rich Silfver
Olympus keep adding new wallpapers (next update...

Olympus keep adding new wallpapers (next update 1/31) and some nice ones has been added since this post was made: Olympus Wallpapers
(http://www.olympus-global.com/en/fun/wallpaper/camera/index.cfm)
Forum: Other RF 01-08-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 3,193
Posted By Rich Silfver
Thanks. I finally got around to develop and scan...

Thanks.
I finally got around to develop and scan the roll I put through my Trip 35.

Here are some, and more photos at: Batteries Not included...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,971
Posted By Rich Silfver
Ah yes, I would agree.

Ah yes, I would agree.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 2,971
Posted By Rich Silfver
What new camera, today, have a similar build...

What new camera, today, have a similar build quality? :)
Forum: RFF News 12-13-2006
Replies: 164
Views: 13,419
Posted By Rich Silfver
Instead of having people naming who they would...

Instead of having people naming who they would want to give the camera to - why not have a thread where people that want to receive the gift can post 'why' they would want/need a free camera.
I'm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 535
Posted By Rich Silfver
Anyone in Colorado Springs?

If you're in Colorado Springs PM me, got a favour to ask :)
Forum: Olympus RF 12-05-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 4,342
Posted By Rich Silfver
I settled on this one for now:...

I settled on this one for now: http://www.olympus.co.jp/jp/fun/wallpaper/camera/dl/trip_01S.jpg
Forum: Other RF 12-05-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,193
Posted By Rich Silfver
Those shots gives me hope for the roll I put...

Those shots gives me hope for the roll I put through mine
Forum: Other RF 12-05-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,193
Posted By Rich Silfver
I did a write-up about the Trip 35 here:...

I did a write-up about the Trip 35 here: http://silfver.blogspot.com/2006/12/what-trip.html

Nice camera, looking forward to see the results this weekend.
Forum: Olympus RF 12-05-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 4,342
Posted By Rich Silfver
Olympus desktop backgrounds

Some very nice ones here (http://www.olympus.co.jp/jp/fun/wallpaper/camera/)

I wonder if there was a 'Pen for Women': Link (http://www.olympus.co.jp/jp/fun/wallpaper/camera/dl/penEED_01Wa.jpg)
Forum: Olympus RF 12-02-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 4,833
Posted By Rich Silfver
Olympus 35SP

About:
The Olympus 35SP features the excellent G.Zuiko lens in a fairly compact and, to me, attractive camera. The rangefinder is fairly bright (7 out of 10 with Leica M3 at 8 and the new Zeiss Ikon...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-02-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 4,833
Posted By Rich Silfver
Olympus 35UC

Olympus 35UC

About:
The Olympus 35UC is often referred to as 'The Elusive One' or, equally jokingly, claimed that it is made out of 'Unobtanium' - all due to the rarity of the camera.

The 35UC is...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-22-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 10,337
Posted By Rich Silfver
The rangefinder patch looked 'faded' and then...

The rangefinder patch looked 'faded' and then disappeared all together.
This was months and months ago and I've had the camera just sitting around since then. Recently I played around with it and the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-21-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 10,337
Posted By Rich Silfver
Can anyone recommend a good repair place in the...

Can anyone recommend a good repair place in the US that may be able to take a look at a VT deluxe with a somewhat challenged viewfinder?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-17-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 4,962
Posted By Rich Silfver
Kodak's BW400CN film is a good, convenient b&w...

Kodak's BW400CN film is a good, convenient b&w alternative.
I personally prefer XP2 Super if I have the choice as the XP2 appears to be sharper and has very fine grain.

Some BW400CN...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 11-09-2006
Replies: 81
Views: 11,664
Posted By Rich Silfver
How did you calculate the 40%? I know my way...

How did you calculate the 40%?
I know my way fairly well around intangible asset valuation - both book and tax values - and I wouldn't be able to make such a statement.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 2,935
Posted By Rich Silfver
Jim, never heard about the OMIFO. I'm afraid that...

Jim, never heard about the OMIFO. I'm afraid that if I learn more about it I'd want one as well :)

If you don't have the original manual for the NOOKY here are some simple scans:

And another NOOKY...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 2,935
Posted By Rich Silfver
Great shots. The NOOKY is great fun. I got one...

Great shots.

The NOOKY is great fun. I got one for my Elmar 50/3.5 (see here (http://silfver.blogspot.com/2006/10/getting-some-nooky.html)) :)

I haven't taken mine off my III (F) since I got...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-08-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 859
Posted By Rich Silfver
Difference between BEVOR and BEOOY?

I'm trying to determine if there is any difference between the BEVOR and BEOOY close-focusing aids.
(For more information about the BEOOY see here: LINK...
Forum: Other RF 11-06-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Rich Silfver
Yes, the ECR has a rangefinder. It does not have...

Yes, the ECR has a rangefinder. It does not have parallax compensation.
The Rollei 35 is ofcourse a completely different camera than the ECR in so many ways (scale focusing vs rangefinder, manual...
Forum: Other RF 11-06-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Rich Silfver
I used two A640PX batteries from...

I used two A640PX batteries from www.photobattery.com and they seems to work fine.
Forum: Other RF 11-06-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By Rich Silfver
Olympus 35 ECR experience

(Wish there was an Olympus forum here, but in lack of that 'Other' will have to do).

Took my Olympus 35 ECR out this past weekend.
It was fun using a completely automatic 'point-and-shoot' camera -...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-03-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By Rich Silfver
Keeble&Shuchat Site (http://www.kspphoto.com/)

Keeble&Shuchat Site (http://www.kspphoto.com/)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-03-2006
Replies: 52
Views: 6,164
Posted By Rich Silfver
Camera West (http://camerawest.com/) in Monterey,...

Camera West (http://camerawest.com/) in Monterey, California have 75 people on their pre-order list but claimed, four weeks ago, that they could get an M8 to people outside of that list by...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-30-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 52,558
Posted By Rich Silfver
Because you went to it and posted to it five days...

Because you went to it and posted to it five days after the last post?
Forum: Off Topic 10-25-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,373
Posted By Rich Silfver
Check out Brenda Ann Kenneally's "Money, Power...

Check out Brenda Ann Kenneally's "Money, Power and Respect" (http://www.brendakenneally.com/)

I'm all for tired phrases like 'a picture can tell a thousand words' but what some of the more creative...
Forum: Off Topic 10-25-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,373
Posted By Rich Silfver
New ways of presenting your photos

If you feel that you are running out of ways to present your photos then playing around with an audio slideshow may be something you may want to try out.

Audio slideshows are getting increasingly...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-22-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 52,558
Posted By Rich Silfver
The EXIF data on the photos showed that they were...

The EXIF data on the photos showed that they were taken today, the file names are Charlie... and they are posted on the seal.com site

Somebody, hopefully Sean, tell me how this is part of the...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-22-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 52,558
Posted By Rich Silfver
Entertaining thread. With comments like the ones...

Entertaining thread.

With comments like the ones below from Sean I'm really looking forward to hearing how he found out that this was a hoax:
Forum: Off Topic 10-21-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2,374
Posted By Rich Silfver
I agree with you about the benefits with 8mm vs...

I agree with you about the benefits with 8mm vs 16mm - but when seeing the results you can get with a 16mm it blows your mind. :)

I'm excited to get mine to shooting-condition (the gears need some...
Forum: Off Topic 10-21-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2,374
Posted By Rich Silfver
Cool. There are some sites you may be interested...

Cool. There are some sites you may be interested in in that case;
* Shooting People (http://shootingpeople.org/account/auth.php)
* On Super 8 (http://homepage.mac.com/onsuper8/)
* Filmshooting...
Forum: Off Topic 10-20-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2,374
Posted By Rich Silfver
Bolex D8La - 'Leicalike' 8mm Film Camera

Bought one of these recently (about 70 dollars) and am hoping to put some double-8mm Tri-X through it next week.

It resembles the Leica M-cameras, to me, in build quality, apperance - even...
Forum: Other RF 10-18-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By Rich Silfver
I have about six or seven SPs, SPns and UC's and...

I have about six or seven SPs, SPns and UC's and what you desribe is perfectly normal - as long as the movement/play is not more than 2-3mm.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-18-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By Rich Silfver
Rally

I came upon a group of teachers and students rallying and promoting after school activities.
I had my Leica M3 and Summicron 50/2 with me - and one roll of Kodak BW400CN.
Snapped some photos, got...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-18-2006
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,988
Posted By Rich Silfver
May be one in the...

May be one in the bag.
http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/68678622.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-17-2006
Replies: 1,501
Views: 193,988
Posted By Rich Silfver
http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/68678621.j...

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/68678621.jpg
Leica M3, Summicron 50/2
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-17-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 52,558
Posted By Rich Silfver
Another interesting photo from that...

Another interesting photo from that eastnews-site:
http://www.eastnews.com.pl/prev/aktualnosci/dvd042/40/EN_00114665_011.jpg

M3 I guess.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-17-2006
Replies: 339
Views: 52,558
Posted By Rich Silfver
http:xxxxxxxxx Must get tiresome to always be in...

http:xxxxxxxxx

Must get tiresome to always be in the spotlight.

Edit: Having posted that thread it struck me that I would never post a thread containing photos of another forum member that I didn't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-16-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By Rich Silfver
Leica NOOKY

I ended up buying a Leica NOOKY from the 30's for some time ago and it arrived today. Shot a roll of film with the adapter on and here are some sample shots from that roll.

It seems like a very fun...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-16-2006
Replies: 31
Views: 2,604
Posted By Rich Silfver
http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/68548526.j...

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/68548526.jpg
Leica M3, Summicron 50/2

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/68561295.jpg
Leica M3, Summicron...
Forum: Other RF 10-15-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By Rich Silfver
If memory serves me right (I don't have my DC...

If memory serves me right (I don't have my DC next to me) - the "F" button on the bottom of the camera forces the shutter to close and was to be used when loading the film.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-14-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rich Silfver
if you look at the bottom of this page you will...

if you look at the bottom of this page you will see that it states that IMG (and HTML) code is turned off. It is on in some forums and off in some.

Hence - trying out HTML and IMG tags in the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-14-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,762
Posted By Rich Silfver
I share your thoughts on Kodak's BW400CN as I...

I share your thoughts on Kodak's BW400CN as I just finished roll 2 and 3 of that film and so far the results are not, in my opinion, nearly as pleasing as the XP2 Super.

A few more Kodak BW400CN...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2006
Replies: 340
Views: 35,382
Posted By Rich Silfver
W/NW: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/68479356.jpg
Leica M3, Summicron 50/2, Kodak BW400CN
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-11-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
Posted By Rich Silfver
Original ad for the...

Original ad for the WINTU:
http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/68409276.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-09-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,762
Posted By Rich Silfver
Really nice shots Biomed

Really nice shots Biomed
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-09-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By Rich Silfver
On-Line, you may want to check out the...

On-Line, you may want to check out the following:

1) Ball-Saal (http://ball-saal.com)
A photocommunity with some very talented photographers.
Check out the forums, the dance floor and the member...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-09-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,762
Posted By Rich Silfver
The first one looks good and I think it could be...

The first one looks good and I think it could be 'tweaked' to your liking in most post processing tools (actually that one looks like many of the negatives I had on my test roll and has a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-09-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,762
Posted By Rich Silfver
Allen, in photoshop you can add a 'tone' to your...

Allen, in photoshop you can add a 'tone' to your b&w images made up of a number of colours (up to four).
You can mix up your own tones (and save them for future use) and apply the finished 'mix' to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-09-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 6,941
Posted By Rich Silfver
Simon, yes its from the same day - taking photos...

Simon, yes its from the same day - taking photos of a former co-worker.
I got a bunch more from that day but I must admit I wasn't very happy with any of them.

Another one from that day,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-09-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,762
Posted By Rich Silfver
Randy, sorry to hear about your results. The...

Randy, sorry to hear about your results. The prints and negatives are pretty dark/contrasty (something I personally kind of like) - but the scans are fairly easy to adjust as the grain is very fine...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-09-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,762
Posted By Rich Silfver
Allan, it's the station in the Castro. :)

Allan, it's the station in the Castro. :)
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-09-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,762
Posted By Rich Silfver
Chris, I always tend to add a duo-tone to my...

Chris, I always tend to add a duo-tone to my scans to 'warm' them up a bit. These scans have a similar duo-tone applied as well. The original scans looked - as far as 'tone' goes - pretty much like...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-08-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 6,941
Posted By Rich Silfver
Former work colleague. Provia...

Former work colleague. Provia 100F.

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/68237406.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-08-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 6,941
Posted By Rich Silfver
Simon, stunning work.

Simon, stunning work.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-08-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,762
Posted By Rich Silfver
Thanks for the comments, some more from that same...

Thanks for the comments, some more from that same roll:

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/68179909.jpg
Another hip shot

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/68179911.jpg
I really liked the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-08-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,762
Posted By Rich Silfver
I kept it simple as it was my first roll and shot...

I kept it simple as it was my first roll and shot it as-is at 400.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-08-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,762
Posted By Rich Silfver
Thanks Marc. I used my Leica M3 and Summicron...

Thanks Marc. I used my Leica M3 and Summicron 50/2. I also normally don't use any Ilford film but I was very pleasantly surprised by how well XP2 Super handled highlights and how fine its grain was.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-08-2006
Replies: 46
Views: 3,762
Posted By Rich Silfver
First roll of Ilford's XP2 Super (photo samples)

I've always sort of shunned B&W C41 film - thinking that it was not even close to what traditional B&W negatives could deliver.
To an extent I still feel that way but my latest experiments with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 6,941
Posted By Rich Silfver
Steve, real nice. How do you scan your negatives?

Steve, real nice. How do you scan your negatives?
Forum: Off Topic 10-07-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By Rich Silfver
OT: Bye Tower

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/15699444.htm

All stores in NYC, San Francisco, etc announcing today that they are closing. The sale will run for 10-12 weeks and then...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Rich Silfver
Funny. I just bought a Bolex D8La - so recently...

Funny. I just bought a Bolex D8La - so recently that I'm still waiting for it to arrive. Here are some sites you may want to check out;

LOT of 8mm information/links: LINK1...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-07-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,284
Posted By Rich Silfver
It's the cover for the battery compartment.

It's the cover for the battery compartment.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,602
Posted By Rich Silfver
Magus, I had the same reaction when I saw them....

Magus, I had the same reaction when I saw them. I'm always impressed/surprised how boxes like that can survive 40+ years - and in that condition.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 5,748
Posted By Rich Silfver
Gert, the Elmarit (I) is, as mentioned, a great...

Gert, the Elmarit (I) is, as mentioned, a great lens and works really well for portraits. Here is one sample, shot wide open at the limit of its close focusing abilities (as always my focus is off...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 6,941
Posted By Rich Silfver
W/NW: Portraits with shallow DOF

Scanned this one tonight.

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/68124457.jpg
Shot wide open. Contax IIIa, Sonnar 50/1.5, Fuji Neopan 400.
At an ice cream store
Forum: Off Topic 10-07-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 3,634
Posted By Rich Silfver
jvx, very well said.

jvx, very well said.
Forum: Olympus RF 10-06-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,284
Posted By Rich Silfver
Looking at my LC's and LE's it's probable that...

Looking at my LC's and LE's it's probable that the two of them share a significant amount of parts (there's an LE for sale on eBay at $20 right now with 19hrs to go: Link...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-06-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By Rich Silfver
Elmarit 90/2.8 (on Leica M3) with colour print...

Elmarit 90/2.8 (on Leica M3) with colour print film.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-06-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By Rich Silfver
Statistics...

Statistics (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/modules.php?op=forums&name=Statistics&file=index&s=)
Forum: Off Topic 10-05-2006
Replies: 64
Views: 3,634
Posted By Rich Silfver
http://www.ishkur.com/sports/olympicmoments8.php ...

http://www.ishkur.com/sports/olympicmoments8.php

and

http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2006/s1755148.htm
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-05-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,404
Posted By Rich Silfver
Funny. I'm thinking about doing the same thing -...

Funny. I'm thinking about doing the same thing - getting an adapter for the 50/1.5 Sonnar to use on my M3. I'd also be interested in anyone with any experience on a setup like that.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-05-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,404
Posted By Rich Silfver
It's a great lens. Here's a re-post of a photo...

It's a great lens.
Here's a re-post of a photo taken with my Sonnar 50/1.5 (on a Contax IIIa) - shot wide open.
It's a bit soft but that has more to do with my own inabilities to focus well than...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2006
Replies: 57
Views: 5,748
Posted By Rich Silfver
Another vote for the 90/2.8 Elmarit (mine is from...

Another vote for the 90/2.8 Elmarit (mine is from 1964).

Sample shots:

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/36899851.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/37466502.jpg

The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2006
Replies: 124
Views: 4,766
Posted By Rich Silfver
Not quite true, and as I also wrote: "As I was...

Not quite true, and as I also wrote:
"As I was taking a photo at an intersection (with the normal amount of mid-day San Francisco traffic) people did notice the sound as the shutter went off as they...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2006
Replies: 124
Views: 4,766
Posted By Rich Silfver
You can suppose whatever you want but I have no...

You can suppose whatever you want but I have no need to justify my other cameras (none of them costing > $1,000 by the way). Not sure what called for that comment.

I like the Olympus 35Pn - but it's...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-03-2006
Replies: 124
Views: 50,760
Posted By Rich Silfver
Agree. Well, so far only three people here have...

Agree.
Well, so far only three people here have dealt with him directly:
Positive: 2 (Dougg and Wayne) - both in the US
Negative: 1 (Steamer) - Japan

I'm still tempted to send him my IIIa.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2006
Replies: 124
Views: 4,766
Posted By Rich Silfver
http://silfver.blogspot.com/2006/09/shooting-with-...

http://silfver.blogspot.com/2006/09/shooting-with-olympus-35spn_17.html
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-02-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Rich Silfver
http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Opema

http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Opema
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2006
Replies: 84
Views: 4,218
Posted By Rich Silfver
http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/67685445.j...

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/67685445.jpg
Leica M3, Summicron 50/2, Tri-X 400
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2006
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By Rich Silfver
Is that why you sent me another one - identical...

Is that why you sent me another one - identical to the first one but without a reference to Joe?

And for the record I appologize about the comment about your dog. It was in poor taste on my side. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2006
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By Rich Silfver
I'm sorry, I overreacted, it must have been in...

I'm sorry, I overreacted, it must have been in reply to the PM you sent me:

""Piss off you primp. Not all of us buy into your holier than thou horse ****.

Why don't you and Joe go and rub some...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2006
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By Rich Silfver
Nice attitude. I was just asking if it was you...

Nice attitude.
I was just asking if it was you as it didn't seem to posted by someone who was a regular at the forum.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-22-2006
Replies: 51
Views: 2,735
Posted By Rich Silfver
I doubt the linked comment on this thread is...

I doubt the linked comment on this thread is actually by you considering that you have 3,000+ posts here on RFF and refer to RFF users as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-14-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rich Silfver
Brian Mottershead resignation from...

Brian Mottershead resignation from photo.net:
Brian Mottershead , sep 11, 2006; 08:10 a.m.
I'd like to thank everybody who wished me well in the recent (now deleted) threads. I did get to read all of...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-14-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Rich Silfver
I'm on 8.3.30 and this thread triggered me to go...

I'm on 8.3.30 and this thread triggered me to go to hamrick.com and upgrade (for free) to the 8.6.xx release. Thanks.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-14-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,657
Posted By Rich Silfver
Hear hear! :) Had Leica added more hatches and...

Hear hear! :)

Had Leica added more hatches and lids on the back there would had been an equal (or more rather) amount of people crying out about how that made it harder to hold, ruined the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-14-2006
Replies: 41
Views: 4,346
Posted By Rich Silfver
I like the shutter comparison: 1st click - an...

I like the shutter comparison:
1st click - an M7
2nd click - an M8

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/LeicaM8/Samples/Audio/m7-then-m8.mp3
Forum: Off Topic 09-13-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By Rich Silfver
Russ, congrats on the move. Very brave and I bet...

Russ, congrats on the move. Very brave and I bet a lot of fun.

A question on the website - most images looks 'soft' there and doesn't have the sharpness and colours that I would expect them to. Is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,655
Posted By Rich Silfver
Wow, that's one sharp Elmar. What year is it from?

Wow, that's one sharp Elmar. What year is it from?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,655
Posted By Rich Silfver
Well, it's partly true. Older uncoated Elmar...

Well, it's partly true. Older uncoated Elmar lenses are not as sharp - or contrasty - as later Leica lenses and they are also very prone to flaring. However, they can produce some very nice images...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3,052
Posted By Rich Silfver
Well..it's a CL...it's sort of a Leica ;)

Well..it's a CL...it's sort of a Leica ;)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3,052
Posted By Rich Silfver
May I suggest painting as a hobby? :)

May I suggest painting as a hobby? :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-13-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,032
Posted By Rich Silfver
W/NW: Flags..notes...

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/66803507.jpg
Leica M3, Summicron 50/2
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-13-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By Rich Silfver
I agree - #2 looks better.

I agree - #2 looks better.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,655
Posted By Rich Silfver
Daniel, nice! Is she reading DN eller...

Daniel, nice!
Is she reading DN eller Aftonbladet? :D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-13-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,657
Posted By Rich Silfver
Cool!! Love that the baseplate retains some 'old'...

Cool!! Love that the baseplate retains some 'old' use. Neat.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-13-2006
Replies: 198
Views: 28,496
Posted By Rich Silfver
Wow, some great stuff in this thread

Wow, some great stuff in this thread
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,655
Posted By Rich Silfver
Thanks - but hey, there are two dogs in the photo...

Thanks - but hey, there are two dogs in the photo :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,655
Posted By Rich Silfver
Elmar 50 LTM lens photos

Post them if you got 'em.

This is from a hike a few weeks ago.

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/66797085.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Rich Silfver
Yes, I love Neopan as a 400 speed film. Pick up...

Yes, I love Neopan as a 400 speed film.
Pick up a roll or two - and try them all out before you decide which works for you.

Neopan 400 sample:
http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/31566559.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By Rich Silfver
Going to Bodie I'd bring either a dark...

Going to Bodie I'd bring either a dark yellow/orange filter and a yellow-green filter.

Don't skimp out on the filter quality. You paid good money for your lenses and I would recommend putting some...
Forum: Off Topic 09-13-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 3,384
Posted By Rich Silfver
I love my 35mm cameras...but whenever I get some...

I love my 35mm cameras...but whenever I get some 6x6 negatives/slides back..it's a completely different ballgame.

I don't use a TLR but rather an old Hasselblad 500C/M w/ an 80mm Planar lens. With...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2006
Replies: 5,550
Views: 950,470
Posted By Rich Silfver
Oh - Coffee...camera...and moleskine... drool......

Oh - Coffee...camera...and moleskine... drool... :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Rich Silfver
Very nice and congratulations. Now try Acros 100...

Very nice and congratulations.
Now try Acros 100 and Neopan 400 and be ready for falling in love all over again :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2006
Replies: 198
Views: 28,496
Posted By Rich Silfver
W/NW: Informal B&W Portraits

Infront on the bookcase some afternoon.

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/66784420.jpg
Leica M3, Summicron 50/2, Agfa 100 film


This was also my first roll with Agfa 100 and I really do like...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By Rich Silfver
Looks really good! Makes me want to take my Leica...

Looks really good! Makes me want to take my Leica III (F) with me the next time (wait..I did.. I love that little camera!)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Rich Silfver
It's inside a newspaper-/magazine store in San...

It's inside a newspaper-/magazine store in San Francisco. I see what you mean as the ceiling is very 'vaulted'
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-12-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,451
Posted By Rich Silfver
Wow, last week was another amazing image posting...

Wow, last week was another amazing image posting week.

Here are my pics, in no particular order;

Avotious' 'Vanity'...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2006
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,452
Posted By Rich Silfver
I love the sports finder.

I love the sports finder.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Rich Silfver
And a closeup of camera...

And a closeup of camera 4:
http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/66766239.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-12-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Rich Silfver
W/NW: Security Camera

In San Francisco.
Leica M3 and Summicron 50/2, Tri-X 400

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/66766238.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By Rich Silfver
http://www.leicagallery.com/greymarket.htm

http://www.leicagallery.com/greymarket.htm
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-11-2006
Replies: 150
Views: 8,834
Posted By Rich Silfver
From this past...

From this past weekend:
http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/66704027.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/66704097.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-11-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 3,950
Posted By Rich Silfver
That worked. #8 revelaled today.

That worked. #8 revelaled today.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-10-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By Rich Silfver
It's a Luigi case. You'll find it halfway down on...

It's a Luigi case. You'll find it halfway down on this page: http://www.leicatime.com/000-CasesOtherCameras.htm
Forum: Off Topic 09-10-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,348
Posted By Rich Silfver
I woke up and turned on the TV. At first I...

I woke up and turned on the TV. At first I thought what I saw was some dramatization or made-for-tv-movie but it soon became clear that they were actual event. I simply stayed in bed..watching until...
Forum: RFF News 09-10-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 3,878
Posted By Rich Silfver
I was personally uncertain if the photos posted...

I was personally uncertain if the photos posted originally were accurate - but after seeing different photos of what appears to be the same camera - on a different site I must say that I now believe...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By Rich Silfver
Yes, this is San Francisco but these were dogs I...

Yes, this is San Francisco but these were dogs I had with me - not that many stray dogs in San Francisco :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By Rich Silfver
W/NW: Night Creatures

I'm trying to use my cameras more. Take more photos.
The area where I live is really still and quiet at night. One can wander the streets at 1am or so and hardly see anyone.

Took the 'blad with me a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-10-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 3,950
Posted By Rich Silfver
Cool. Piece #3 .... ...

Cool. Piece #3 .... http://www.lightmediation.com/blog/index.php?2006/09/06/25-leica-m8-digital-numerique-exclusif
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-09-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By Rich Silfver
This triggered me to 'iconize' the links in my...

This triggered me to 'iconize' the links in my sig :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By Rich Silfver
Free 'book' on Bokeh

Sorry if this has been posted before, but here is a free 'book' on the never-ending bokeh topic that rates 50+ lenses: http://www.lulu.com/browse/book_view.php?fCID=129691
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-08-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 3,950
Posted By Rich Silfver
The grey, circular 'blob' on the top left is an...

The grey, circular 'blob' on the top left is an LCD frame counter?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-08-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 3,230
Posted By Rich Silfver
They are. Love mine.

They are. Love mine.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-08-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 3,230
Posted By Rich Silfver
And a somewhat geeky write-up of the filter on my...

And a somewhat geeky write-up of the filter on my blog here: Batteries Not Included (http://silfver.blogspot.com/2006/09/firhe-good-things-come-in-small.html)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-08-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 3,230
Posted By Rich Silfver
Leica III (F) w/ 19mm Leitz filter (photos)

Finally found some 19mm Leitz filters that I can use on my Elmar 50/3.5 without having to take them off when changing the aperture setting.

Filter (Firhe) and hood (VALOO)...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 2,019
Posted By Rich Silfver
Oh..and the cameras in the...

Oh..and the cameras in the bedroom:
http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/66528419.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By Rich Silfver
Now if you wanna talk about a real issue my TV...

Now if you wanna talk about a real issue my TV just broke.
G'ddamn!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2006
Replies: 72
Views: 2,841
Posted By Rich Silfver
What's next? "I can't stand those that list...

What's next?

"I can't stand those that list links in their sigs",
"I don't like people that use colours in their sigs",
"Why can't everyone's sig look like mine?"

Geez.

(Oh, and I kinda like to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-08-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By Rich Silfver
1) What's your budget for a body + one or two...

1) What's your budget for a body + one or two lenses?
2) What cameras have you used in the past?
3) What are you planning on taking photos of?
4) Do you wear glasses?
5) What's your favorite focal...
Forum: Other RF 09-08-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By Rich Silfver
Thanks but no, I'm trying to reduce the number of...

Thanks but no, I'm trying to reduce the number of cameras - not increase :)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 09-08-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 3,950
Posted By Rich Silfver
Leica puzzle on lightmediation.

For those that want to follow the daily revealing of the M8 on Lightmediation.com

There is of course no guarantee that this is an actual photo of the M8 - but it's kinda fun to see it unveil.

New...
Forum: Other RF 09-07-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By Rich Silfver
Rough price estimates: Chrome 35SP:....About...

Rough price estimates:

Chrome 35SP:....About 90-120
Black 35SP:........About 150-200
Chrome 35SPn:..About 110-140
Forum: Other RF 09-07-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By Rich Silfver
The Olympus 35SP/SPn are great cameras. The spot...

The Olympus 35SP/SPn are great cameras.
The spot meter is surprisingly accurate - to the point that I used it as 'an external spotmeter' when photographing with my Hasselblad.

For quite some time my...
Forum: Other RF 09-07-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By Rich Silfver
I have almost all Olympus cameras ever made -...

I have almost all Olympus cameras ever made - apart from the RD.
I never got it due to the reported issues with this model.
I know, I know - internetrumours where every issue is magnified but I still...
Forum: Off Topic 09-07-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,189
Posted By Rich Silfver
I feel real boring - but I really like the...

I feel real boring - but I really like the original colour-less version (thanks for keeping that as an option!)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,563
Posted By Rich Silfver
I don't have too many hip shots so I appologize...

I don't have too many hip shots so I appologize for the re-post:

http://www.pbase.com/rsilfverberg/image/62072448.jpg
Leica M3 and Summicron 50
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-07-2006
Replies: 86
Views: 11,759
Posted By Rich Silfver
I guess they are revealing one piece a day. Today...

I guess they are revealing one piece a day. Today #9 was revelaled: http://www.lightmediation.com/blog/index.php?2006/09/06/25-leica-m8-digital-numerique-exclusif
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-06-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 2,467
Posted By Rich Silfver
I am very fickle when it comes to what camera I...

I am very fickle when it comes to what camera I take with me but if I were guess I'd say I tend to take my Leica M3 and Summicron 50/2 with me most of the time.

Yes, the best rangefinder camera ever...
Forum: Off Topic 09-05-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Rich Silfver
I still like Capa's "If your photos are not good...

I still like Capa's
"If your photos are not good enough, then you are not close enough"
Forum: Other RF 09-05-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By Rich Silfver
Did they mention 126 as well?

Did they mention 126 as well?
Forum: Other RF 09-05-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By Rich Silfver
You may be thinking about Swann's Oyster Depot on...

You may be thinking about Swann's Oyster Depot on Polk?
Forum: Other RF 09-05-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 2,130
Posted By Rich Silfver
Hmm...it was on the lower part of Polk street...

Hmm...it was on the lower part of Polk street somewhere. It was a few years ago..but if I drive past it again I'll remember and let you know.

I do remember I found them just by looking through the...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-05-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,431
Posted By Rich Silfver
Looks like an SP

Looks like an SP
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-05-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 3,307
Posted By Rich Silfver
Gort http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gort_(The_Day_t...

Gort

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gort_(The_Day_the_Earth_Stood_Still)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Rich Silfver
I wouldn't bother about it at that price. Get a...

I wouldn't bother about it at that price.
Get a few, un-expired, pro-packs of the films you like from B&H.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-05-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,437
Posted By Rich Silfver
ampguy, what's wrong with you? Jorge has...

ampguy, what's wrong with you?
Jorge has deliberately added that site to the blacklist filter as it does nothing but slandering him and other pnet and RFF users - and you go out of your way to post...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2006
Replies: 70
Views: 2,452
Posted By Rich Silfver
Why B&W film? a) Easier to develop at home, b)...

Why B&W film?

a) Easier to develop at home,
b) Easier to print at home,
c) Consider more 'artistic' and immediately implies you are more serious about photography,
d) Many RF photographers are into...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-04-2006
Replies: 51
Views: 6,924
Posted By Rich Silfver
I'm in :) .

I'm in :)

.
Forum: Off Topic 09-04-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,959
Posted By Rich Silfver
What?

George,
I'm not quite sure where you got that from but I would strongly disagree with that 'fact'.

Stingrays are - like all rays - dasyatids and are not aggressive and their prefered way of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 2,096
Posted By Rich Silfver
Ended the weekend with using my M3 a bit (read:...

Ended the weekend with using my M3 a bit (read: 4-5 shots).
Forum: Off Topic 09-04-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 2,959
Posted By Rich Silfver
and Robert and merlin, congrats. Two of the...

and



Robert and merlin, congrats. Two of the most ignorant comments I've seen in quite a while.

From wikipedia:

Irwin was a passionate conservationist and believed in promoting environmentalism...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 09-04-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 3,219
Posted By Rich Silfver
In my opinion, Leica has the better build quality...

In my opinion, Leica has the better build quality and yes, the shutter sound is more subtle/pleasant on the Leica. In addition to that I much prefer the look and feel of the Leica (I'm one of 'those'...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-04-2006
Replies: 24
Views: 3,307
Posted By Rich Silfver
Nice but I find it VERY hard to believe that that...

Nice but I find it VERY hard to believe that that is a photo - look at the adjustment knobs at the top left. Now, it may very well be a 100% accurate digital composite of the M8 - but I do not think...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,371
Posted By Rich Silfver
Not to repeat this endlessly - but it really was...

Not to repeat this endlessly - but it really was a great week.
It would had been easy to pick 10, 20 or 30 more great shots.

Makes you wonder what will end up in the galleries this week :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 1,750
Posted By Rich Silfver
I had the oportunity to handle a ZI a few months...

I had the oportunity to handle a ZI a few months ago and a) yes, the body did feel 'cheaper' than a Leica M (and the design is, in my eyes, not nearly as attractive - however b) the viewfinder was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 2,371
Posted By Rich Silfver
Ok, here are my top picks that were posted Monday...

Ok, here are my top picks that were posted Monday 8/28 to Sunday 9/3:

(It was a really good week - so many good ones to pick from...)

Krasnaya_Zvezda's "looks like something from Kevin Collier"...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 1,750
Posted By Rich Silfver
I swear, if Frank would like in-thread images...

I swear, if Frank would like in-thread images we'd be twins ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By Rich Silfver
I'm another one considering a Contax -> M adapter...

I'm another one considering a Contax -> M adapter so that I can use the Sonnar 50/1.5 (old version) on my Leica M3. I would then also probably be tempted to try to get a Sonnar 85/2 as well.

How...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-03-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 3,176
Posted By Rich Silfver
Some great photos there Daniel.

Some great photos there Daniel.
Forum: Off Topic 09-03-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By Rich Silfver
Hey...I think it works now. The orabe colour is...

Hey...I think it works now. The orabe colour is gone!

Thanks Jorge!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2006
Replies: 60
Views: 2,096
Posted By Rich Silfver
Saturday: Leica M3, Hasselblad and digital...

Saturday: Leica M3, Hasselblad and digital P&S
Sunday: Leica M3 and Hasselblad
Monday: Dunno
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 1,750
Posted By Rich Silfver
I like Wayne's plan a lot.

I like Wayne's plan a lot.
Forum: Off Topic 09-03-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By Rich Silfver
Hey Jorge, it seems that it's just the single '+'...

Hey Jorge, it seems that it's just the single '+' version that you forgot to change back to 'normal'. Could you please?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Rich Silfver
Out of the ones listed I've only used the Velvia...

Out of the ones listed I've only used the Velvia 100F and I found it to be an excellent film with very fine grain. It still has fairly saturated colours but skin tones comes out much better on this...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 3,008
Posted By Rich Silfver
Yeah, with such focus and fussing about his gear...

Yeah, with such focus and fussing about his gear he'd suck at actually using it. Probably a collector too.

:D
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-03-2006
Replies: 51
Views: 6,924
Posted By Rich Silfver
I'm sorry but how do you come to the conclusion...

I'm sorry but how do you come to the conclusion that 'Jorge's pictures were accurate' considering the fact that there are significant differences between the images posted here on RFF and the photos...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-03-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,634
Posted By Rich Silfver
Jorge did create 'orange versions' in the layout...

Jorge did create 'orange versions' in the layout drop-down but the old one with ONE '+' is still giving me the orange colour :(

Jorge, help!
Forum: Off Topic 09-03-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By Rich Silfver
I'm having the same problem - the old style with...

I'm having the same problem - the old style with a single '+' still gives me the darn orange colour. The one without '+' and with two '++' have the old colours.

Jorge?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2006
Replies: 5,550
Views: 950,470
Posted By Rich Silfver
Wow, some gorgeous photos posted...

Wow, some gorgeous photos posted recently.

Conor, is that a moleskine? :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 3,008
Posted By Rich Silfver
I know it's really cool to consider cameras like...

I know it's really cool to consider cameras like 'tools only' and that it for some reason implies that one is a better photographer - BUT HCB was a professional photographer and his cameras got used...
Forum: Off Topic 09-02-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,412
Posted By Rich Silfver
How did you change the colours?

How did you change the colours?
Forum: Off Topic 09-02-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 1,412
Posted By Rich Silfver
I think it's a horrid colour combination. Jorge,...

I think it's a horrid colour combination.

Jorge, can you PLEASE create experiments like this in new screen display variants and PLEASE let the 'Afterdark VB...' be the way they are for those of us...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-02-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By Rich Silfver
Elmar 50/3.5 takes S19 filters. These are 7mm...

Elmar 50/3.5 takes S19 filters. These are 7mm smaller - S12.
Honestly, I have no idea what they can screw into.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-02-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By Rich Silfver
No, not ORAKO or OKARO's. No prize... :)

No, not ORAKO or OKARO's.

No prize... :)
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