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Forum: Lomography 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By Doug
Looks purty good, Huss! Was that building...

Looks purty good, Huss! Was that building previously a fire station?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 98,117
Posted By Doug
Bob, which of the Precision Camera outfits did...

Bob, which of the Precision Camera outfits did you deal with... I think there are at least three with that name. I had satisfactory Konica service by the one in Connecticut...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 338
Views: 44,091
Posted By Doug
Pentax LX with Pentax 50mm f/1.2 SMCP... with a...

Pentax LX with Pentax 50mm f/1.2 SMCP... with a nice straight line at the right edge showing no distortion to my eyes. With yours above, Charles, the barrel distortion is unmistakable... odd. Wonder...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Days Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 3,059
Posted By Doug
^^^ Congratulations on the upcoming joyful...

^^^ Congratulations on the upcoming joyful addition to the family! Expect you'll probably share your impressions on this interesting lens too...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1,166
Views: 300,286
Posted By Doug
Looks like a Honda CL175 Scrambler... I had one,...

Looks like a Honda CL175 Scrambler... I had one, let's see, 1968 I guess. :) My first "big" bike. I was actually shopping for a 90cc but on the advice of my cousin's husband I multiplied the desired...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By Doug
Many years ago I gifted my parents with a Tamron...

Many years ago I gifted my parents with a Tamron 35-80 zoom lens attached to a new Nikon FG. They hung it from a peg in the coat closet of their water-front house on Puget Sound... After a few years...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 310
Views: 78,472
Posted By Doug
Old tree gone, new tree asserting...

Old tree gone, new tree asserting itself
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1395201093.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M240, 1.4/35mm Nokton SC... This Nokton 35mm is fitted with UV/IR Cut...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 310
Views: 78,472
Posted By Doug
Drizzles https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgalle...

Drizzles
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1311560176.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M8, 1.4/35mm Nokton SC, note a bit of barrel distortion here.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 310
Views: 78,472
Posted By Doug
Cracked...

Cracked up...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1311560173.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M8, 1.4/35mm Nokton SC
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By Doug
I've got a stash of these aluminum film...

I've got a stash of these aluminum film containers. Most of the Kodak cans are plain unpainted aluminum with painted color-coded tops. Agfa cans are a bit different but all are plain aluminum.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1,166
Views: 300,286
Posted By Doug
Thruxton...

Thruxton 900
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1582418287.SEQ.0.jpgLeica M-D 262, 35 v.1 Summicron
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 8,583
Posted By Doug
Halloween decor, Central...

Halloween decor, Central Washington
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1435725207.SEQ.1.jpgM8, 25 Biogon
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 8,583
Posted By Doug
Legion Hall...

Legion Hall sundown
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1394266387.SEQ.1.jpgM240, 28 Biogon... This Zeiss 25mm is fitted with UV/IR Cut filter changing reddish corners to pale...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 8,583
Posted By Doug
East side of Kaua’i,...

East side of Kaua’i, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1435553086.SEQ.1.jpgM8, 25 Biogon
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Doug
I have been "cleaning up" those notations in the...

I have been "cleaning up" those notations in the interests of readability, but it would be very nice if you can avoid them! :) Thanks for your useful suggestion, Godfrey!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 13,808
Posted By Doug
To me, a "pocket camera" has to be small in order...

To me, a "pocket camera" has to be small in order to fit in a pocket. But I generally don't like the idea of a camera sharing pocket space with lint, keys, coins, etc. This one lives in a belt pouch...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By Doug
My M-D 262 is my daily choice, also the ideal...

My M-D 262 is my daily choice, also the ideal choice for road trips this past year.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,270
Posted By Doug
Favorite dSLR 12Mp or less? Pentax K100D, 6Mp CCD...

Favorite dSLR 12Mp or less? Pentax K100D, 6Mp CCD sensor, here with Pentax 24mm f/2.0 SMCP-FA* AL IF

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1379739869.SEQ.1.jpg
Above Keauhou on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,352
Views: 399,921
Posted By Doug
Some very nice photos above... maybe I'll join...

Some very nice photos above... maybe I'll join in.

BBT: Big Brown Truck; Leica, 21mm f/3.4
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1493436503.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 5,159
Posted By Doug
This is considerably overstating the focus shift...

This is considerably overstating the focus shift effect; perhaps you have not used this lens yourself. Mine was originally set to perfect focus at f/2.8, and did show some front-focus wide open and a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,779
Posted By Doug
Meadow https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery...

Meadow
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1509687786.SEQ.0.jpg

Pentax K-1, 2.0/40mm Ultron @ ~f/5
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 2,779
Posted By Doug
Big...

Big Grin?

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1366442363.SEQ.1.jpg

Pentax ME Super, 2.0/40mm Ultron SL, Fuji [email protected]
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 220
Views: 9,023
Posted By Doug
I don't recall that this question has arisen......

I don't recall that this question has arisen... How do you communicate with local people there, and any officialdom you encounter? Shared Russian influence?

And you must know where your next fuel...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Yes, Mike's Chevelle appears to be a 1971 model...

Yes, Mike's Chevelle appears to be a 1971 model (note grille shape, single headlights, dual turn signal), in really nice condition too!
An apartment neighbor of mine had an earlier one in the late...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 844
Views: 333,626
Posted By Doug
Nice photos! Spacious place but nary a soul to be...

Nice photos! Spacious place but nary a soul to be seen...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 4,680
Posted By Doug
BMW...

BMW Z-4
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1581150669.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M-D 262, 35mm Summicron v.1
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,826
Posted By Doug
I have this lens in both Pentax K-mount and Leica...

I have this lens in both Pentax K-mount and Leica thread mount, a favorite for its pleasant rendering. It has 7 elements in 6 groups arranged similarly to Pentax 50mm lenses; half-stops to f/16 with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,535
Posted By Doug
The Bronica RF645 is one of my all-time favorite...

The Bronica RF645 is one of my all-time favorite cameras, very nice to use. The earliest models included viewfinder framelines for a 135mm lens. It mostly worked fine though it turned out that some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,826
Posted By Doug
Lovely results!

Lovely results!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Doug
Yes, but not recently... In a Spotmatic ES I shot...

Yes, but not recently... In a Spotmatic ES I shot some Kodak Eastman Color Negative 5247 ECN exposed at EI = 80 (this is repackaged movie film with sooty black masking that comes out in processing)....
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,191
Posted By Doug
Tankers https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgaller...

Tankers
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1580713371.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M-D 262 3.5/50mm Heliar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Hah! I hadn't noticed that detail until you...

Hah! I hadn't noticed that detail until you pointed it out! Another detail... it appears to have been lowered a bit. And since these earlier Corvairs had rear swing-axle (which Nader criticized),...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,714
Views: 440,346
Posted By Doug
No, I believe that's the only function of the...

No, I believe that's the only function of the chain. Congrats on your "new" 6x7, it's a handful and a darn fine camera!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
That Corvair is a beut, Mike! The owner is...

That Corvair is a beut, Mike! The owner is clearly dedicated to its preservation. That one would be 1964 or earlier. Considerable change for the 1965-69 model... I restored a 1965 Corsa turbo and...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 147
Views: 8,207
Posted By Doug
Various SD cards can affect the wake/start time,...

Various SD cards can affect the wake/start time, possibly a reason for different experiences...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
1955...

1955 Mercury
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1581150671.SEQ.3.jpg

Leica M-D 262, 35mm Summicron v.1
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 675
Posted By Doug
I've only had one film M camera, an M2, for 50+...

I've only had one film M camera, an M2, for 50+ years, but the last use was 10 years ago, March 3 2010 with a goggled 2.8/35mm Summaron and Fuji NPZ800 film doing some street photos. Most recent...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,797
Posted By Doug
"A zooming viewfinder provides an appropriate...

"A zooming viewfinder provides an appropriate view for the installed lens."
"• Larger, brighter viewfinder than the G1 which presents parallax correction more clearly
• Real-image type viewfinder;...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,797
Posted By Doug
Good explanation. Indeed, and it seems to me...

Good explanation.



Indeed, and it seems to me that it's always the fixed-lens RFs that offer the variable frameline feature. For instance my Fuji GS645S does have it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Doug
I have two Pentax 645NII but have not encountered...

I have two Pentax 645NII but have not encountered that problem. Is yours the original 645, the 645N or the 645NII, as the systems are somewhat different.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 3,096
Posted By Doug
Welcome back, Mike, to RFF and the M8.2! I'm very...

Welcome back, Mike, to RFF and the M8.2! I'm very fond of my M8 which has had two of the three 8.2 upgrades installed; shutter and framelines. There's just something attractive about it, despite the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,216
Views: 434,600
Posted By Doug
^^ That photo is just magical!

^^ That photo is just magical!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 276
Views: 89,014
Posted By Doug
^^ Indeed, and unique viewfinder at that! I have...

^^ Indeed, and unique viewfinder at that! I have the same rig...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,593
Posted By Doug
Surely, "That's what more means!" - Said by...

Surely, "That's what more means!"
- Said by Robbie the teenager in the Dinosaur family TV series referring to eating the last breeding pair of Grap-Delights :angel:
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 437
Views: 183,832
Posted By Doug
2.5/50mm Skopar on Leica M2, Ilford...

2.5/50mm Skopar on Leica M2, Ilford Pan-F

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1201338022.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 437
Views: 183,832
Posted By Doug
2.5/50mm Skopar on Hexar...

2.5/50mm Skopar on Hexar RF
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1312699977.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 437
Views: 183,832
Posted By Doug
2.5/50mm Skopar on Hexar...

2.5/50mm Skopar on Hexar RF
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1312699981.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 5,835
Posted By Doug
Looks like nickel to me... typically a 'warmer'...

Looks like nickel to me... typically a 'warmer' color than the silvery chrome finish.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,452
Posted By Doug
^^ So does the CLE... I find it not hard to get...

^^ So does the CLE... I find it not hard to get accustomed to that. :)
Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 101
Views: 743
Posted By Doug
Oh, what fun! The old racing car enthusiast's...

Oh, what fun! The old racing car enthusiast's fond nostalgia. Lovely photos, Larry!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By Doug
I have the CLE Rokkor 40mm and it works/fits...

I have the CLE Rokkor 40mm and it works/fits perfectly on my Leica bodies.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,337
Views: 198,230
Posted By Doug
Pine in the sundown...

Pine in the sundown smoke
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1580543281.SEQ.2.jpg
Leica M-D 262, 3.5/50mm Heliar
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 8,011
Posted By Doug
Could you suggest a list to add, Lynn? I have to...

Could you suggest a list to add, Lynn? I have to admit I'm not an instant film fan but do acknowledge it has a place! In the distant past I have favored Type 55 P/N for including a printable...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 8,011
Posted By Doug
Mike, thanks for the suggestion. CMS 20 was...

Mike, thanks for the suggestion. CMS 20 was already on the list, not sure if CMS 20 II is materially different to need a separate listing? Did add these:

Adox Silvermax 100 Black and White Film
Adox...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 107
Views: 2,955
Posted By Doug
Objectively (heh heh) the APO 50mm is surely the...

Objectively (heh heh) the APO 50mm is surely the "best". It's the one I choose.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 3,455
Posted By Doug
Replacing cracked windshield in Porsche 718...

Replacing cracked windshield in Porsche 718 Cayman
Leica M-D 262, 3.5/50mm Heliar...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 338
Views: 44,091
Posted By Doug
^^ I think it's a ZX-M

^^ I think it's a ZX-M
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 2,270
Posted By Doug
I donated my Pentax K100 (6Mp) to the local high...

I donated my Pentax K100 (6Mp) to the local high school photo program. Hope it's getting good use there!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2,105
Posted By Doug
I have used the GUI version of ExifTool on Mac...

I have used the GUI version of ExifTool on Mac for some years, satisfactorily. It does do batch mode. Once the EXIF data is edited in the DNG/RAW files, then the editing program (LR for me) reads...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,008
Posted By Doug
Snoozing in Princeville, Kauai,...

Snoozing in Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1550384219.SEQ.0.jpg

Pentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-22-2020
Replies: 127
Views: 33,209
Posted By Doug
Added "Light Lens Lab 35mm f/2 (replica)" The...

Added "Light Lens Lab 35mm f/2 (replica)"
The Chinese attempt at replicating the Leica v.1 8-element Summicron 35mm lens.
This has drawn a lot of interest on RFF, check out this discussion...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-22-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Doug
Correct, except... Many, perhaps most, of the...

Correct, except... Many, perhaps most, of the original 00 bodies were sent in on a call-back program for frameline change, and the 135 lenses were recalled and exchanged for new 100mm lenses. As a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-22-2020
Replies: 573
Views: 53,031
Posted By Doug
In the...

In the ditch...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1579721871.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M-D 262, 3.5/50mm Heliar
Forum: Photo Software 01-20-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Doug
https://zenfolio.com/

https://zenfolio.com/
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-20-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Doug
Interesting... and large! Here's Cosina's...

Interesting... and large! Here's Cosina's commentary, Google translation:


Koshina Co., Ltd. will launch the Voigtlender interchangeable lens "NOKTON 21mm F1.4 Aspherical VM" in February. The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2020
Replies: 443
Views: 69,305
Posted By Doug
^^ Looks like the current Mercedes C-Class...

^^ Looks like the current Mercedes C-Class sedan... That grille configuration was (3-4 years ago) specific to the AMG performance upgrade.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 2,014
Posted By Doug
I'm sure you know there's a huge number of...

I'm sure you know there's a huge number of well-performing 50mm lenses to fit Leica M3. So, your thought about a time-relevant choice sounds appropriate. Summicron? Summilux? Elmar?
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-18-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By Doug
Interesting account, thanks!

Interesting account, thanks!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-18-2020
Replies: 80
Views: 1,944
Posted By Doug
Pentax offered an adapter to use the P67 lenses...

Pentax offered an adapter to use the P67 lenses on Pentax K-mount bodies, so that would be a good start. Then find an adapter for K-mount lenses to the Nikon Z and you're home. As to the benefit, I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-17-2020
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
It's a...

It's a Ford!
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1579314484.SEQ.2.jpgLeica M-D 262, 3.5/50mm Heliar
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-16-2020
Replies: 165
Views: 80,155
Posted By Doug
Not many of either made in Nikon S-mount I think,...

Not many of either made in Nikon S-mount I think, might be a little hard to find. I have both in Leica thread mount. The Skopar got off to a bad start, as someone spread the word that it was "soft",...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 01-16-2020
Replies: 80
Views: 1,944
Posted By Doug
Yes, IBIS is a serious consideration especially...

Yes, IBIS is a serious consideration especially as we get older and somewhat less steady. This is something I appreciate about my Leica Q and the Pentax K1... and it does make a difference.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-16-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 8,011
Posted By Doug
Lynn, thanks for the suggestion... Ferrania P30...

Lynn, thanks for the suggestion... Ferrania P30 is now on the list.

The packaging for Ferrania P30 seems a bit odd... the notation on the box is: "ASA 80".
This old designation is "American...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2020
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Ford GT40... Is this Sunoco...

Ford GT40... Is this Sunoco livery?
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1452138920.SEQ.1.jpgLeica M240, 35mm Summilux ASPH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2020
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Weaponized...

Weaponized Aston-Martin
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1452138920.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M240, 35mm Summilux ASPH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-15-2020
Replies: 573
Views: 53,031
Posted By Doug
A nearly complete and well-preserved Mammoth...

A nearly complete and well-preserved Mammoth skeleton was discovered here on the edge of Wenas Valley just north of Yakima...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-13-2020
Replies: 127
Views: 33,209
Posted By Doug
Hi Lynn-- Added the Topcon 58mm / F 1,4 RE....

Hi Lynn-- Added the Topcon 58mm / F 1,4 RE. Auto-Topcor with Topcon mount
And also the two Voigtlander lenses with similar name: Voigtlander 58mm / F 1,4 Auto-Topcor with Pentax M42 and Nikon mounts...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By Doug
I leave front/rear caps and/or filter in place...

I leave front/rear caps and/or filter in place when the lens is not in use. Just avoid leaving the lens in a leather case, which retains humidity and may promote fungus growth. Oddly, my older Pentax...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Doug
None of my Kindermann lids leak either. All are...

None of my Kindermann lids leak either. All are the first variety mentioned above.
With the 4-reel tank, when timing is critical I generally have started with developer already in the tank, then in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-13-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Doug
All my stainless tanks are Kindermann, all the...

All my stainless tanks are Kindermann, all the main lids are black, and all the smaller "pour" lids are also black. I think these all date from the late 1960s through the 1980s. Tanks are 1, 2, and 4...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-13-2020
Replies: 165
Views: 80,155
Posted By Doug
Well, I have both the 50/2 Heliars and I've...

Well, I have both the 50/2 Heliars and I've counted the aperture blades several times and keep coming up with the number 11 for both. :cool:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-13-2020
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
second post up ^^ Lovely white Alfa Giulia......

second post up ^^ Lovely white Alfa Giulia... Always wanted one but it never happened.

That curved intersection with Penny's Diner to the right has been very productive for you, Mike!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-13-2020
Replies: 19
Views: 610
Posted By Doug
You can use a paper cutter to take some off the...

You can use a paper cutter to take some off the long side to narrow the paper to the proportions you prefer. Then use that slice of paper, maybe cut further, as test strips as you prepare to print an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2020
Replies: 4,658
Views: 1,322,119
Posted By Doug
^^ That guy does not look friendly, Ray!

^^ That guy does not look friendly, Ray!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2020
Replies: 733
Views: 92,500
Posted By Doug
Blowing bubbles... Poipu, Kauai,...

Blowing bubbles...
Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1549598336.SEQ.0.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/58mm Nokton SC
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-11-2020
Replies: 203
Views: 63,729
Posted By Doug
The RFF Gallery is indeed a fine place to host...

The RFF Gallery is indeed a fine place to host images though they be limited in number. And if you remove the source image from the Gallery the image then disappears from the thread where it was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2020
Replies: 733
Views: 92,500
Posted By Doug
Thanks Mike... Just a little spray was...

Thanks Mike... Just a little spray was unavoidable. Had I moved a few meters along the Malecon beyond the young woman I could have been drenched and maybe gotten an interesting photo!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-11-2020
Replies: 733
Views: 92,500
Posted By Doug
Havana https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery...

Havana
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1500525207.SEQ.2.jpgLeica M-D 262, 28mm Summicron
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-11-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Doug
Fingernail polish in black and in white work very...

Fingernail polish in black and in white work very well on the coded adapters.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-10-2020
Replies: 443
Views: 69,305
Posted By Doug
In the...

In the sun...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1578697739.SEQ.3.jpgLeica M-D 262, 3.5/50mm Heliar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-09-2020
Replies: 204
Views: 22,855
Posted By Doug
Cienfuegos,...

Cienfuegos, Cuba
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1497124403.SEQ.2.jpgLeica M-D 262, 28mm Summicron
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 10,385
Posted By Doug
Favorite Main Street redhead...

Favorite Main Street redhead mannikin
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1375935547.SEQ.0.jpg

Pentax MX, 1.4/50mm SMCP, Kodak BW400CN @EI250
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 10,385
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1375935547.SEQ.1.jpg

Pentax MX, 1.4/50mm SMCP, Kodak BW400CN @EI250
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2020
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,191
Posted By Doug
"Plant one!" Nifty and unusual...

"Plant one!" Nifty and unusual portrait...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2020
Replies: 1,410
Views: 346,556
Posted By Doug
^^ I like your western shoot-out story! :) And I...

^^ I like your western shoot-out story! :) And I admire that guy's dedication to the craft.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2020
Replies: 1,016
Views: 194,952
Posted By Doug
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe along the Yakima...

Burlington Northern and Santa Fe along the Yakima River just east of the town of Cle Elum in Central Washington.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1578296990.SEQ.3.jpg

Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2020
Replies: 3,178
Views: 760,353
Posted By Doug
^^ Interesting graphics!

^^ Interesting graphics!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-05-2020
Replies: 23
Views: 2,211
Posted By Doug
The focus should be on the front surface of the...

The focus should be on the front surface of the film where the emulsion is, right? Behind this is the thickness of the film base and the thickness of the backing paper, and then the surface of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-05-2020
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Great display, Mike, thanks! I note that all the...

Great display, Mike, thanks! I note that all the Mustangs seem to have the same brand/type aftermarket wheels.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-05-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By Doug
Walking the crater rim of Haleakala, cold up...

Walking the crater rim of Haleakala, cold up there and crater fogged in.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1132728179.SEQ.0.jpg
Bronica RF645, 4/65mm, Fuji 160

Above Kula...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-03-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Doug
I believe he's in western Washington state, USA.

I believe he's in western Washington state, USA.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-02-2020
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By Doug
:D Of course! And the apparent curvature is...

:D Of course! And the apparent curvature is simply an artifact of the pano camera not held level! :)

You were fortunate in having at least partly clear skies up there in the afternoon. Last time I...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-31-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Doug
Also worth mentioning... Format your card...

Also worth mentioning... Format your card (periodically or always) with the "SD Formatter" application. Some cameras may not do a great job at formatting.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,094
Posted By Doug
Auto glass shop, replacing broken windshield,...

Auto glass shop, replacing broken windshield, applying fresh adhesive
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1577651580.SEQ.2.jpgLeica M-D 262, 3.5/50mm Heliar
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Doug
My 2014 iMac sometimes has trouble reading a card...

My 2014 iMac sometimes has trouble reading a card inserted in the card slot on the back, but always reads the same card fine using a cord with a card reader. Might try that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2019
Replies: 4,658
Views: 1,322,119
Posted By Doug
Interesting expression, Chris!

Interesting expression, Chris!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-28-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Sorry, David... while the CitroŽn is unique in...

Sorry, David... while the CitroŽn is unique in some respects, I don't think it's any more attractive than the Studebaker! And for a "go your own way" vehicle, I'd prefer a SAAB 900. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-27-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
I like...

I like orange...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1413433642.SEQ.0.jpg

Another Chev
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1413179529.SEQ.1.jpg

Yet...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-27-2019
Replies: 165
Views: 80,155
Posted By Doug
Mike thanks, these and your samples really show...

Mike thanks, these and your samples really show the excellence of this strange little lens! Mine is among the final 100 of the 600 samples made in nickel finish after an earlier run of chrome ones......
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-26-2019
Replies: 165
Views: 80,155
Posted By Doug
3.5/50mm Heliar on M-D...

3.5/50mm Heliar on M-D 262

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1577400011.SEQ.0.jpg

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1577400013.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-26-2019
Replies: 399
Views: 38,053
Posted By Doug
Nearly,...

Nearly, nearly...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1395540019.SEQ.1.jpgLeica M240, 1.4/35mm Nokton SC
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Doug
Indeed, I have a Novoflex LEM/PENT-NT adapter...

Indeed, I have a Novoflex LEM/PENT-NT adapter that cost ~$300 new from B&H. It fits Pentax K mount lenses to Leica M, and importantly features its own aperture ring to set the f-stop on PK lenses...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4,412
Posted By Doug
Leica offered a Quick Load kit sometime in the...

Leica offered a Quick Load kit sometime in the late 60's after the introduction of the M4. It had a newer style of removable film spool and associated guide fitted to baseplate for faster loading. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-25-2019
Replies: 3,178
Views: 760,353
Posted By Doug
Nice shot! Looks surprisingly good considering...

Nice shot! Looks surprisingly good considering the single-element lens..
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-24-2019
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,191
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1577091416.SEQ.1.jpg

Leica M-D262, 3.5/50mm Heliar
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 39,196
Posted By Doug
^^Good catch, Mike!^^ Very graceful in flight.

^^Good catch, Mike!^^ Very graceful in flight.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Larry, indeed a lovely photo of an early certain...

Larry, indeed a lovely photo of an early certain kind of Chev... :)
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-23-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 823
Posted By Doug
That sounds a bit scary for Nikon... Are...

That sounds a bit scary for Nikon... Are Pentax/Ricoh and Sony/Minolta/Konica declining in profits as well? Should they venture into the smartphone market to save themselves? :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2019
Replies: 5,698
Views: 513,191
Posted By Doug
Some really nice Kauai photos, Jordan! On the...

Some really nice Kauai photos, Jordan! On the last shot it looks like the Kudzu vine/parasite infestation is spreading.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 31,457
Posted By Doug
Thanks guys for your input! Rob, the linked...

Thanks guys for your input! Rob, the linked discussion was interesting and educational. It also seems that some Makro lenses are more strongly geared to macro use than others...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-22-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 37,594
Posted By Doug
Raid I think it has to be the same, as there was...

Raid I think it has to be the same, as there was only one early collapsible edition.

Then the later one was introduced 2009, commemorating 50 years of Cosina and 10 years of Cosina/Voigtlander...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 31,457
Posted By Doug
Does the Macro 120 suffer in performance at...

Does the Macro 120 suffer in performance at non-macro subject distances? I understand that many macro lenses are designed with symmetrical lens arrangements that perform well at all distances...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By Doug
^^Seems like an unusual place^^, an "inland...

^^Seems like an unusual place^^, an "inland island" so to speak. Then there's the Tabasco hot sauce made there... A friend of mine, a professor of business, visited there he said, to learn about...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
^^^A bit of fun history...^^^ The first SAAB cars...

^^^A bit of fun history...^^^ The first SAAB cars were hacked together by SAAB aircraft engineers and mechanics who wanted to go racing on frozen lakes in Sweden. It got out of hand from there... :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Unfortunately the Corvette was simply parked...

Unfortunately the Corvette was simply parked without the keys left in the ignition!


On the Mercury Capri, I think you're right... and I believe this was made by Mazda, or at least in cooperation...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
I think this is a similar-vintage...

I think this is a similar-vintage Corvette...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1576829862.SEQ.0.jpgLeica MD262, 50 f/3.5 Heliar
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-20-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 4,285
Posted By Doug
And I believe it also involves machining and...

And I believe it also involves machining and installing a brass collar on the rear lens group for the RF cam follower to ride on. A nifty project!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 39,196
Posted By Doug
Newlyweds at Swan Court at the Hyatt Regency....

Newlyweds at Swan Court at the Hyatt Regency. Ka‘anapali, Maui, Hawaii.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1458196260.SEQ.2.jpgLeica S2, 70mm Summarit-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 335
Views: 39,196
Posted By Doug
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido,...

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, California.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1444096619.SEQ.2.jpgLeica S2, 100mm Summicron-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By Doug
Orange, Trinidad...

Orange, Trinidad Cuba
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1498452680.SEQ.1.jpg

Leica MD262, 28mm Summicron ASPH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By Doug
Going green, Napili...

Going green, Napili Maui
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1327529294.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M9, 35 Summilux ASPH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By Doug
Making waves under the Banyan tree,...

Making waves under the Banyan tree, Lahaina
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1326334281.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M9, 35mm Summilux ASPH
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By Doug
Window...

Window painting
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1120972114.SEQ.0.jpg

Bronica RF645, 65mm
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 90
Views: 4,726
Posted By Doug
Larry, I'm older than you but agree with your...

Larry, I'm older than you but agree with your sentiments. Also never a pro photographer, and I'll observe that had you been a professional ice-cream taster, you might not choose to taste it after...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-18-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,593
Posted By Doug
"I drive a coupe", "I don't have a convertible",...

"I drive a coupe", "I don't have a convertible", "I also have a four-door", "My Leica M2 proudly wears an 8 Element Summicron!" See, Raid, it works fine. :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-18-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Perhaps a club outing? All in bright colors! And...

Perhaps a club outing? All in bright colors! And I think you caught the same silver BMW in both pics!:)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-17-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Doug
You can still use the top thumb-winder with the...

You can still use the top thumb-winder with the trigger winder grip installed, but I've found that's not a good thing to do. Through force of habit I've sometimes used the thumb wind and had the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Doug
Forgot to mention something about the hood for...

Forgot to mention something about the hood for the early 28 Summicron... seriously oversize to the point of being awkward. The similar but smaller hood (part# 12589) for the early v.1 35 Summilux...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,094
Posted By Doug
Thanks for pointing that out, dourbalistar!

Thanks for pointing that out, dourbalistar!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-16-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By Doug
Welcome to RFF! My Bessa T is a chrome one but I...

Welcome to RFF! My Bessa T is a chrome one but I do have the 3.5/50mm Heliar. It's a very fine lens, though funky looking and can be a little awkward to use. Same for the Bessa T! I generally leave...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,094
Posted By Doug
Saleslady,...

Saleslady, Havanahttps://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1501213808.SEQ.3.jpg
Leica M-D 262, 28mm Summicron
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,094
Posted By Doug
Trinidad, Cuba.... Bob's cigar roller is a lot...

Trinidad, Cuba.... Bob's cigar roller is a lot prettier than mine!
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1499139608.SEQ.1.jpgLeica M-D 262, 28mm Summicron
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-16-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Doug
I have both the early version and the 2016 later...

I have both the early version and the 2016 later version and I have not noticed any differences on full-frame digital Ms. Some say they prefer the rendering of the earlier version, but I don't see...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,316
Posted By Doug
Considering obscurity, how about the Leica S...

Considering obscurity, how about the Leica S series? Not many here seem to use it or speak of it. Generally resembles the R8/R9 and may be considered a descendant of those, or maybe ascendant, only a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 635
Views: 95,700
Posted By Doug
Huggo's Restaurant playing dance music,...

Huggo's Restaurant playing dance music, Kailua-Kona Hawaii
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1490596635.SEQ.3.jpg

Leica S2, 100mm Summicron-S, 1/2 sec exposure
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,962
Posted By Doug
Ranch in the Kohala Mountains, Hawaii; dark and...

Ranch in the Kohala Mountains, Hawaii; dark and raining

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1491017760.SEQ.3.jpgLeica S2, 100mm Summicron-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,962
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1492065344.SEQ.3.jpgLeica S2, 100mm Summicron-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2019
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,962
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1430885595.SEQ.0.jpgLeica S2, 70mm Summarit-S
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 628
Red
Views: 139,962
Posted By Doug
Indeed, the texture is tactile! I believe the red...

Indeed, the texture is tactile! I believe the red cast part is an intake plenum chamber, a "pre-manifold" if you will... ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
This is an early one. I don't think this version...

This is an early one. I don't think this version was also sold under the MG Midget name but the later restyled one was. A bit difficult to tell them apart, so both were often called "Spridget".
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-14-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Inexpensive yet stylish and fun! Austin-Healey...

Inexpensive yet stylish and fun! Austin-Healey Sprite...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-14-2019
Replies: 2,016
Views: 311,948
Posted By Doug
Derek, great shot of "attitude"!

Derek, great shot of "attitude"!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
^^^ 1949 or 1950 Mercury I think... And yes there...

^^^ 1949 or 1950 Mercury I think... And yes there is a resemblance to David's car... and I do like those venetian blinds :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-10-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Isn't this center red car your namesake, the...

Isn't this center red car your namesake, the Alfasud made in Naples by Alfa Romeo? Front-wheel drive with a 1.2L boxer motor...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-10-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,593
Posted By Doug
A close cousin of the Hektor 73mm f/1.9 is the...

A close cousin of the Hektor 73mm f/1.9 is the current Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8... same arrangement and shapes of 6 elements in 3 doublet groups.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-07-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By Doug
In the later years of my film processing, my negs...

In the later years of my film processing, my negs picked up a slight purplish tint from treatment with dilute selenium toner, for archival purposes. Hypo clearing agent and a wash before, then more...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-07-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 33,209
Posted By Doug
Here's how they're listed, and the 90mm is a bit...

Here's how they're listed, and the 90mm is a bit further down...

1228 SUMMARIT 75mm f2.4 / f2.5 LEICA M
1226 SUMMARIT 50mm f2.4 / f2.5 LEICA M
1225 SUMMARIT 35mm f2.4 / f2.5 LEICA...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-07-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,593
Posted By Doug
True... I had my original 8-element 35 Summicron...

True... I had my original 8-element 35 Summicron coded by DAG to 000110 as a later Summicron.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 12-07-2019
Replies: 127
Views: 33,209
Posted By Doug
It was already on the list, Dick, along with the...

It was already on the list, Dick, along with the other Summarits but I edited the description to show both f/2.4 and f/2.5 versions, said to be actually the same.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2019
Replies: 338
Views: 44,091
Posted By Doug
taemo, that last photo is my favorite of the...

taemo, that last photo is my favorite of the series. The little princess is incredibly cute!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-03-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Exuberance in the late 50's indeed! But the...

Exuberance in the late 50's indeed! But the import market surged too with smaller sportier cars, and the decidedly anti-exuberant VW Beetle became very popular. Not uncommon to see these on their...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-02-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
I'm not sure what the point of it was... The...

I'm not sure what the point of it was... The transaxle moved weight rearward for better handling balance, and the independent rear suspension should reduce unsprung weight for better handling... but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-01-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
The early-60's Pontiac Tempest had an interesting...

The early-60's Pontiac Tempest had an interesting mechanical "experiment"... a long slender driveshaft running in a long curved housing from the engine to a rear transaxle and independent rear...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117509
Suggest starting from the end for the most recent advice.
And when you log in make sure to check the "remember me" box.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-01-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Doug
I agree with the reticulation diagnosis......

I agree with the reticulation diagnosis... temperature shock! Other aspects of the test, as suggested, would be useful nonetheless.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-01-2019
Replies: 2,016
Views: 311,948
Posted By Doug
Derek, I very much like your first shot above, of...

Derek, I very much like your first shot above, of the art student. And the tonality is quite pleasant...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,200
Posted By Doug
Please bend this conversation back to the topic...

Please bend this conversation back to the topic of Kodak price increases and avoid the capitalist/communist/socialist politics. Interesting though some may be, some posts may be "disappeared"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Doug
Not much harm in trying a 12-exposure roll to see...

Not much harm in trying a 12-exposure roll to see what happens! :)
Forum: Leica SL 11-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,286
Posted By Doug
I sympathize with your position, Raid. I too have...

I sympathize with your position, Raid. I too have bought expensive gear not because of professional need but because I wanted it. And indeed I've enjoyed using this gear and don't regret the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-29-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,368
Posted By Doug
Pretty slick idea and execution, Shawn! Looks...

Pretty slick idea and execution, Shawn! Looks like it works very well.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
^^1959 Cadillac... unique appearance for this...

^^1959 Cadillac... unique appearance for this year, and has become iconic of the era. When I was a teen our family had a similar-bodied 1959 Chevrolet Belair which also had distinctive tailfins.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
1956 Plymouth. I had a 55 hardtop for a few...

1956 Plymouth. I had a 55 hardtop for a few years, very similar but lower fins.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2019
Replies: 338
Views: 44,091
Posted By Doug
Good catch! Why won't your M42 lens focus to...

Good catch! Why won't your M42 lens focus to infinity? Overly thick adapter? If the lens focuses ok on an M42 body, then doesn't on the MX body, it's probably due to a poorly made adapter. The...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-27-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,377
Posted By Doug
I have noted that in this area, buildings tend to...

I have noted that in this area, buildings tend to have neutral colors and earth-tones so they blend more easily with the landscape.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2019
Replies: 338
Views: 44,091
Posted By Doug
Interesting, Colton.... I have a 28mm f/2 SMCP-M...

Interesting, Colton.... I have a 28mm f/2 SMCP-M but it looks somewhat different. Same "grenade" pattern focus ring but looks shorter. And your front element looks more recessed than mine tho hard to...
Forum: Travel 11-25-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,316
Posted By Doug
^^ This simplification sounds pretty sensible. :)...

^^ This simplification sounds pretty sensible. :) Maybe too many different films. I'd go nuts trying to decide which film for which camera for what occasion... Have to finish the film roll in the...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-25-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By Doug
Because the evidence appears at the upper left,...

Because the evidence appears at the upper left, look for the leak at the lower right, diagonally opposite.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-22-2019
Replies: 1,410
Views: 346,556
Posted By Doug
On the...

On the rocks...
(Yosemite)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1368257428.SEQ.0.jpgPentax 6x7, 2.8/75mm
Forum: RFF Polls 11-22-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,538
Posted By Doug
Yeah, they might... More likely than dreaming of...

Yeah, they might... More likely than dreaming of electric sheep!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,648
Posted By Doug
Must have been 10 years earlier, 1981. :) By 1984...

Must have been 10 years earlier, 1981. :) By 1984 when the Mac came out, the IBM PC had already become the industry standard.
Forum: Yashica RF 11-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,165
Posted By Doug
That curved hood ornament with a ship design...

That curved hood ornament with a ship design would indicate a Plymouth auto. Used to have one! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2019
Replies: 733
Views: 92,500
Posted By Doug
Nice affectionate shot, Steve! "Patchogue" brings...

Nice affectionate shot, Steve! "Patchogue" brings back good memory of a time when a friend who lived there invited me to Thanksgiving with his large family, Jewish on one side and Catholic on the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,648
Posted By Doug
Thanks, Keith... The camera and lenses were...

Thanks, Keith... The camera and lenses were donated to another RFF member - except for the 500mm Kiron which is once again an orphan... :o
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,648
Posted By Doug
Commiseration on the bad experience... I'm...

Commiseration on the bad experience... I'm reminded of a camera show purchase, a used Kiron 500mm mirror lens. Lovely condition, in its fitted leather case with rear-mount filters. I'm a Pentax user...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,201
Posted By Doug
Relevant or not, the symbol is the Greek letter...

Relevant or not, the symbol is the Greek letter Phi, equivalent to our letter F, which stands for Film... :) Similar logic to Music Man's "trouble starts with t, which rhymes with p, which stands...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,377
Posted By Doug
Sedona with Leica and...

Sedona with Leica and Summarit
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1334111151.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 11-17-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,377
Posted By Doug
Sedona with Leica and Summarit Business jet...

Sedona with Leica and Summarit
Business jet circling to approach airport will go right over my head...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1334111147.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-17-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,593
Posted By Doug
Just speaking for myself, I'm intrigued by this...

Just speaking for myself, I'm intrigued by this specialty low-volume item that harks back to a celebrated Leica lens, and would like to see how things develop. MS Optical may be thought in a somewhat...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-14-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By Doug
Same with Pentax dSLRs, a nifty way to use some...

Same with Pentax dSLRs, a nifty way to use some AF tech with MF lenses!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2019
Replies: 2,021
Views: 304,639
Posted By Doug
Luscious color, Mike!

Luscious color, Mike!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-12-2019
Replies: 1,637
Views: 90,593
Posted By Doug
XXXXXXXXX could nicely be 8 ELEMENT :)

XXXXXXXXX could nicely be 8 ELEMENT :)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By Doug
The Graduate Central Washington...

The Graduate
Central Washington University
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1349918479.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M9, Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special; 1/250 f/6.7
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By Doug
Flu Shot at the county health...

Flu Shot at the county health department
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1349417550.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M9, Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special; 1/125 f/4, focus on that needle!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By Doug
I've Got Rhythm At a childrens' activity center ...

I've Got Rhythm
At a childrens' activity center

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1133924653.SEQ.0.jpg

Minolta CLE, Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By Doug
Favorite Mannikin Year after year in this window...

Favorite Mannikin
Year after year in this window on Main Street, dressed various ways, keeping her chin up, perhaps hoping for a better future. She was eventually taken down and dismembered in a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-12-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Doug
I do pretty much the same as Chris... I started...

I do pretty much the same as Chris... I started the note-taking back in the '60s on 4x6 file cards. These were then transcribed in the '80s to a computer database file. It started with Microsoft...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-11-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,240
Posted By Doug
According to Contax literature specs, their 45mm...

According to Contax literature specs, their 45mm Planar is actually 47mm focal length.

The Minolta CLE is a favorite of mine, and I have two. I have not made a formal comparison of the framing...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,938
Posted By Doug
Tessina... Tiny twin-lens reflex that shoots...

Tessina... Tiny twin-lens reflex that shoots 14x21mm on 35mm film, smaller than half-frame and not much larger than 110 film (14x17, which is essentially your quarter-frame size)
See some info at our...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-09-2019
Replies: 1,943
Views: 259,525
Posted By Doug
Delicious symmetry! :)

Delicious symmetry! :)
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