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Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,618
Posted By Graham Line
Probably the most used was an M2 I bought...

Probably the most used was an M2 I bought secondhand from Malone's in Dayton, OH in the early '70s and used steadily up until the late late '80s when it was passed on to someone desperate to own an...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Graham Line
Of course, turning the knob the wrong way when in...

Of course, turning the knob the wrong way when in a hurry can unscrew the assembly....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-16-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Graham Line
Secret seems to be never separating the drive...

Secret seems to be never separating the drive from the body once everything is working.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 08-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By Graham Line
Smith might be hard to characterise in a feature...

Smith might be hard to characterise in a feature film. "Photography Made Difficult" (Peter Riegert) was a disappointment.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3,447
Posted By Graham Line
All you need

Is the Kodak sheet. Adjust the baseline shutter speed so it's the reciprocal of the film speed.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-30-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,689
Posted By Graham Line
Until very recently I was regularly doing studio...

Until very recently I was regularly doing studio set-ups of fairly small products. Thought the Nikon D300 w/ a 50/3.5AIS Micro was the bee's knees until I tripped into a can't refuse deal on a D750...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By Graham Line
My Domke F5XB is packed with a Minolta CLE, a...

My Domke F5XB is packed with a Minolta CLE, a Leica M4-P, 28, 35, 40, 50 & 90mm lenses plus film and the usual extra junk. After about 15-20 years it doesn't show much wear. Have an 803 bag about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,868
Posted By Graham Line
I only take what I will need.

I only take what I will need.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By Graham Line
If you are serious about a lightweight kit, the...

If you are serious about a lightweight kit, the Series E 35/2.5, 50/2, and 75-150/3.5 are excellent performers.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-03-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,754
Posted By Graham Line
There have been a few stand-outs over the...

There have been a few stand-outs over the years.

The SMC-Takumar 85/1.8 was the reason I held on to screw-mount Spot F bodies as long as I did. Excellent balance and handling with bright, smooth...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,966
Posted By Graham Line
My memory is fuzzy but iirc, in the mid-70s the...

My memory is fuzzy but iirc, in the mid-70s the only motor available was on a dedicated Spotmatic body with the broomstick handle/battery holder. My usual cleanup/repair guy, who could fix anything...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,966
Posted By Graham Line
My working kit for several years in newspapers...

My working kit for several years in newspapers was a 28/3.5, a 50/1.4 and the 85 1.8 with a pair of Spotmatic F bodies. The 85 was amazing.

Finally needed a reliable motor drive and ended up with...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,527
Posted By Graham Line
If you can find a shop with a carton of old...

If you can find a shop with a carton of old tripod parts, there is a Gitzo head and column that slides right into the Tiltall. I use an Acratech head on mine.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-06-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Graham Line
Have to agree with Mr. Matherson. Many repair...

Have to agree with Mr. Matherson. Many repair questions and solutions are highly specific to a particular camera or family of cameras, and it is far easier to track them down in a dedicated forum.
Is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Graham Line
Probably the vibration from the trip . . . at...

Probably the vibration from the trip . . . at least he won't charge me.

SUCCESS! Located a piece of wire thin enough and stiff enough to depress the locking pin on the LM-NEX adapter, which had...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,188
Posted By Graham Line
I thought I wanted something faster than f/2 but...

I thought I wanted something faster than f/2 but have been very satisfied with the 50/2.5 Voigtlander, particularly as films have improved.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Graham Line
Thanks for the advice. Still doesn't budge. Will...

Thanks for the advice. Still doesn't budge. Will be passing by my favorite repair shop later this week.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Graham Line
Camera 35 faded out in the very early 1980s. The...

Camera 35 faded out in the very early 1980s. The subscription was filled out with Modern Photography, which was far more technical and not as interested in images.

Camera 35 was a '50s outgrowth...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-04-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,248
Posted By Graham Line
I understand that part. Why is anyone worked up...

I understand that part. Why is anyone worked up about something AD Coleman would have to say?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Graham Line
Stuck adapter

One of my Voigtlander LTM/M adapters is firmly stuck in a Fotasy LM-NEX adapter. Have used this combination before and never a problem. The Leica cap isn't strong enough to get a grip. The...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,248
Posted By Graham Line
Why are people so worked up about a pot-rattling...

Why are people so worked up about a pot-rattling story by AD Coleman?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-02-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,192
Posted By Graham Line
depth

Yes, but think how striking it will look if you nail the focus?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-02-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By Graham Line
Seems like a copy would have the same outline and...

Seems like a copy would have the same outline and features. "Tarted-up cheap Russian bogus fake" probably wouldn't sell as well. Trap for newbies.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-28-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By Graham Line
Regarding dust and shooting photos: When I worked...

Regarding dust and shooting photos: When I worked for a newspaper in Idaho, we shot rodeo action with Mamiya C220 cameras. You can blow out the innards with compressed air (be careful where you point...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Graham Line
The auto-compensating aperture was an important...

The auto-compensating aperture was an important feature in the days before through-the-lens and full-aperture metering. Now, not so much. The compensating Micro-Nikkor opened the aperture slightly as...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-13-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By Graham Line
Post pictures! By the camera, not of the camera.

Post pictures! By the camera, not of the camera.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,057
Posted By Graham Line
I assume it's been a while since you spent much...

I assume it's been a while since you spent much time with an 8-year-old. :)

Had my greatest re-using/re-loading success with Ilford cassettes. The plastic reloadable cassettes from places like...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-24-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Graham Line
Learning to work with the 90/4 on the CLE took me...

Learning to work with the 90/4 on the CLE took me a bit of time, but the focus was excellent once I became accustomed. The .58 finder is nice and bright and works well with a 28 or a 40.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,593
Posted By Graham Line
Everyone who has looked at my photos over the...

Everyone who has looked at my photos over the years agrees that it seems to be an unconscious process.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Graham Line
Social Security if the H is a 4. Follows the...

Social Security if the H is a 4. Follows the xxx-xx-xxxx pattern.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-21-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,527
Posted By Graham Line
Got the same e-mail. Will have to nose around...

Got the same e-mail. Will have to nose around SmugMug to see how it functions. The discussion and comments aspects of Flickr seem pretty dead anyway, and I use it mostly as a place to link or...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-12-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By Graham Line
Poor Geoffrey wouldn't have a chance these days....

Poor Geoffrey wouldn't have a chance these days. Six months is longer than the life cycle of many products. DPreview can be good, but the reviews (not the previews or the I-opened-the-box-story, or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 5,449
Posted By Graham Line
Must be down to the last six or seven bodies by...

Must be down to the last six or seven bodies by now. Haven't used the film gear much in the past five years. Probably time for someone else to enjoy it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-05-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By Graham Line
Can't remember ever using the 21/3.4 on a tripod,...

Can't remember ever using the 21/3.4 on a tripod, but I'm not doing a lot of night work or landscapes. I use a Sekonic L-318 meter, but there are newer and better meters available.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-13-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,432
Posted By Graham Line
There are no restrictions on accessing...

There are no restrictions on accessing https://vivianmaierbio.wordpress.com/ and you can sign up to be notified when updates are made.

Linking Vivian Maier to a significant woman photographer, at an...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-17-2015
Replies: 139
Views: 35,943
Posted By Graham Line
My LTMs have functionally been M lenses since the...

My LTMs have functionally been M lenses since the time they arrived -- don't believe the adapters have ever been off. And now they are being used on a Sony A6000 in addition to Leicas.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-14-2015
Replies: 418
Views: 180,505
Posted By Graham Line
Lots of B&W from the Color-Skopar. :-)

Lots of B&W from the Color-Skopar. :-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,596
Posted By Graham Line
If you aren't Joshua Bell, does it matter?

If you aren't Joshua Bell, does it matter?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,368
Posted By Graham Line
The St. Louis museum has horribly neglected (no...

The St. Louis museum has horribly neglected (no funds) a number of its exhibits. Nice to see this one got a cosmetic restoration. The Union Pacific retains a sister. 6936, which is in full operable...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-26-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,523
Posted By Graham Line
Have been having a lot of fun with a Sony A6000...

Have been having a lot of fun with a Sony A6000 and their 20/f2.8. Although other M-mount lenses are available via an adapter, not having quick autofocus sort of misses the point of these cameras....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-24-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,609
Posted By Graham Line
Dig into your pile of infrequently used gear and...

Dig into your pile of infrequently used gear and treat yourself to something "new."
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,837
Posted By Graham Line
I use the F6 with a D300, two or three lenses,...

I use the F6 with a D300, two or three lenses, and the other usual junk. The metal latches are great for one-handed use.
The only padding is on the bottom. It's absence reduces the size and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-26-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,377
Posted By Graham Line
Fellow idiots: I've gone from having focus,...

Fellow idiots: I've gone from having focus, aperture, shutter speed and framing controls to having uncountable numbers of variables. Although I now get a higher percentage of correctly exposed and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-26-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 5,746
Posted By Graham Line
I work with an online US-based magazine for...

I work with an online US-based magazine for hobbyists. We use many contributor photographs, get permission for each one published, give a credit reading "Max & Ruby photo," and pay a small amount....
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-08-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,505
Posted By Graham Line
I am still using a Sekonic L-308B, which is...

I am still using a Sekonic L-308B, which is probably not current production. Light weight, ssmall size, runs for a long time on a single AA battery. Easy to use with one hand, has incident,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2015
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,206
Posted By Graham Line
M4-P, Color-Skopar 35/f2.5

M4-P, Color-Skopar 35/f2.5
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-07-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,472
Posted By Graham Line
When living in a small, kind of rural university...

When living in a small, kind of rural university town in the '70s, the local library had a pristine copy of the original "Decisive Moment" on its shelves. Wonder if it's still there?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-18-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 5,852
Posted By Graham Line
The head wore out, but I'm still using Tiltall...

The head wore out, but I'm still using Tiltall legs with a Gitzo center column and the original Acratech ball head. The legs are showing signs of age, though.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-03-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 9,413
Posted By Graham Line
Still too lazy to coat your own plates, huh?

Still too lazy to coat your own plates, huh?
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-30-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 7,420
Posted By Graham Line
Question was about the CLE, not the CL. Common...

Question was about the CLE, not the CL. Common mistake. Some deep-set lenses do mask the CLE metering cell, however, and the old Elmarit 2.8 may be one of them.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-06-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 3,021
Posted By Graham Line
GG also did automotive design. The Volkswagen...

GG also did automotive design. The Volkswagen GTI, for example, sported a couple of bright red accents to catch the eye and set it apart for run-of-the-mill Golfs.

The cleverness lies in knowing...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 08-30-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 3,885
Posted By Graham Line
You can hardly expect him to put up a sign saying...

You can hardly expect him to put up a sign saying "You can buy this stuff anywhere, and probably for less."

Though that might be a good hook for a Saturday market kind of thing.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 08-24-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2,997
Posted By Graham Line
Nice. So much you can do. I've been having fun...

Nice. So much you can do. I've been having fun animating stills with ProShow Gold. Don't know if this will get you a look or not: http://www.photodex.com/share/grahamline/wwxwpmg4
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 657
Posted By Graham Line
Capture with Mark Seliger

Because I don't actually live in front of my television, have only now discovered a (US) program on the Ovation cable network called "Capture with Mark Seliger."

It's one of the more stimulating...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 9,484
Posted By Graham Line
Put all of your stuff in a box in the closet....

Put all of your stuff in a box in the closet. After you use an item, store it in a box under the bed. At the end of 18 months, sell the box of stuff in the closet.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-11-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,049
Posted By Graham Line
On the other hand, a pack of photographers were...

On the other hand, a pack of photographers were there, and only one got it in living color. That really isn't an accident. The other Nixon photos that stick in my mind are the series Elliot Erwitt...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 27,570
Posted By Graham Line
Needed a quiet camera to shoot meeting photos...

Needed a quiet camera to shoot meeting photos with, and Malone Camera in Dayton, OH had a nice used M2 sitting there the one and only time I was in the store. An adjustment here and there, and it was...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-05-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,672
Posted By Graham Line
It's an exhibition catalog and is supposed to...

It's an exhibition catalog and is supposed to include some previously unpublished photos -- though these could well fall into the category of outtakes. The essays appear to be original to this...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-17-2014
Replies: 151
Views: 47,648
Posted By Graham Line
Yes. What Raid said. It's a good lens when used...

Yes. What Raid said. It's a good lens when used within its limits. Bought mine new when they came out around 1979, but now it suffers from a faded rangefinder spot and an intermittent shutter...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 05-16-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 12,709
Posted By Graham Line
Regarding the viewfinder, the A6000's is both...

Regarding the viewfinder, the A6000's is both bright and sharp. Numbers alone are not always an accurate guide to performance.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,396
Posted By Graham Line
Camille Lepage

A reminder that cameras and picture-taking can have a very grim and depressing side.
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/13/bearing-witness-losing-her-life/
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By Graham Line
Odd

Mine only has one. Can you post a photo of it?
Forum: Other RF 05-13-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 7,378
Posted By Graham Line
Every newspaper I worked for had a couple of...

Every newspaper I worked for had a couple of non-functional fixed-lens Canon rangefinders in a drawer someplace in the photo department.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,301
Posted By Graham Line
Press credentials don't exactly get you in...

Press credentials don't exactly get you in anywhere. Someone impressed by the credential gets you in. They aren't a magic pass, just another form of identification. Large organized events will often...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-29-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,711
Posted By Graham Line
The original 25/4 in L39 mount works very well as...

The original 25/4 in L39 mount works very well as a normal on Sony's ILC bodies with the focus-confirmation lights. Click stops make it kind of a speed-focusing feature.
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 04-24-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 12,709
Posted By Graham Line
I'm not very familiar with its competitors and...

I'm not very familiar with its competitors and Sony predecessors, but received my A6000 this week and it is very easy to learn and produces good images.

The 16-50 lens seems to be reasonably sharp...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-15-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 16,861
Posted By Graham Line
In the '70s and '80s I could swing the cost of a...

In the '70s and '80s I could swing the cost of a Leica, find work and make some money with it. That wouldn't work today. Digital Leicas are priced out of the working-person market. My monthly work...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 4,518
Posted By Graham Line
Got over my black paint M3/M2 urges by buying an...

Got over my black paint M3/M2 urges by buying an M4P, but for me it's strictly as user. No collecting gene here.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4,664
Posted By Graham Line
24/25 is a great 'normal' for people who like to...

24/25 is a great 'normal' for people who like to work close-in. It does require some attention to control keystoning in some shots. This may be what people are referring to when they talk about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 6,244
Posted By Graham Line
Golden Touch has no interest in repairing a CLE.

Golden Touch has no interest in repairing a CLE.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-22-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,666
Posted By Graham Line
Bingo

Why yes, I did. Though the 90 doesn't see very much use.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-14-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,666
Posted By Graham Line
My picks are the 40/2 Rokkor-M and the...

My picks are the 40/2 Rokkor-M and the Voigtlander 28/3.5
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,329
Posted By Graham Line
That's how my current M showed up. Two M4-P...

That's how my current M showed up.
Two M4-P bodies were on the shelf at the neighborhood photo supply (Pro in Portland, OR).
"How much do you want for that?"
"How does the other one feel?"
"That's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By Graham Line
Always used a waist pack rather than a backpack...

Always used a waist pack rather than a backpack (too hard to access) or a chest strap (fall on face sometimes). Waist pack keeps the camera where your hands are, and your center of gravity low....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2013
Replies: 291
Views: 26,480
Posted By Graham Line
Exactly. A swindle requires two willing...

Exactly. A swindle requires two willing participants. I buy what I need for work and sell what is no longer of use. The fact the highly-capable equipment is getting cheaper is a bonus.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 9,188
Posted By Graham Line
Finding a lightly-used Spotmatic isn't too...

Finding a lightly-used Spotmatic isn't too difficult; the Nikon F series displaced them as the hard-core professional's camera.

My working kit during the 1970s was a pair of Spotmatic F bodies,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4,740
Posted By Graham Line
A roll of Fuji NPS 160-36 weighs 22 grams :-)

A roll of Fuji NPS 160-36 weighs 22 grams :-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-25-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 4,740
Posted By Graham Line
I get 536 grams for my M4-P, but it has a plastic...

I get 536 grams for my M4-P, but it has a plastic viewfinder window cap snapped over the metal one. No body cap, though.

Would certainly never stop into the middle of a disagreement between Erwin...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,766
Posted By Graham Line
Cool No, the M7 is the M7, the M6 is the M6 and the M4...

No, the M7 is the M7, the M6 is the M6 and the M4 is the M4. They're cameras, not fashion accessories.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-20-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,204
Posted By Graham Line
So, a camera-to-camera transaction is a trade,...

So, a camera-to-camera transaction is a trade, and a camera-to-cash transaction is a sale? Look up "medium of exchange." Of course, I'm mostly single, so what do I know?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By Graham Line
Now, if we can just iron out the variations in...

Now, if we can just iron out the variations in quality in photographers . . .
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 2,938
Posted By Graham Line
Good for you. Honest evaluations with some...

Good for you. Honest evaluations with some thought behind them are hard to come by.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,733
Posted By Graham Line
It's a sliding lid and there's a definite latch...

It's a sliding lid and there's a definite latch point, but some people don't seem to get along with them. It isn't the same as most cameras. Gaffer's tape would be a more elegant solution than duct...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By Graham Line
I notice Tamarkin lists a couple of M4-P bodies...

I notice Tamarkin lists a couple of M4-P bodies (my personal favorite) for $600ish. If you can function without a built-in meter, it's pretty much an M6.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By Graham Line
$600 is such a good deal, he may be regretting...

$600 is such a good deal, he may be regretting the agreement.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-10-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,825
Posted By Graham Line
Well, a good repairman shouldn't hurt it, and...

Well, a good repairman shouldn't hurt it, and might clean it up a bit. Wishing you success and good photos. It's an excellent camera body and lens. My money is on the ring under the shutter speed...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-10-2013
Replies: 94
Views: 8,953
Posted By Graham Line
Was rarely mistaken for a professional, even when...

Was rarely mistaken for a professional, even when I was one.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,825
Posted By Graham Line
When the meter goes crazy and the shutter speeds...

When the meter goes crazy and the shutter speeds are inconsistent, the first areas to check are the wiping contacts under the shutter speed dial. These can build up a layer of dust and grease and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-15-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,229
Posted By Graham Line
Reminds me of an enlarging lens mount.

Reminds me of an enlarging lens mount.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-02-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,882
Posted By Graham Line
roll them up, put them in cardboard boxes with...

roll them up, put them in cardboard boxes with dividers, ship them to a safe spot in Mexico

http://museum.icp.org/mexican_suitcase/story.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By Graham Line
Sounds like the issue is with the design of the...

Sounds like the issue is with the design of the Heavystar piece; I've ordered three of their shades at a time and all differed slightly from each other.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,303
Posted By Graham Line
My editor said "you'll need some pictures to go...

My editor said "you'll need some pictures to go with that and all the photographers have games to cover today . . . "
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-19-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,321
Posted By Graham Line
Le Fix

The solution is well-reported in CLE posts on this forum. The dancing lights are the result of poor contact on wipers beneath the shutter speed dial. The dial needs to be removed and the contacts...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,632
Posted By Graham Line
All of my lenses are so much better than I am,...

All of my lenses are so much better than I am, that I've stopped buying new ones.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By Graham Line
Every Nikon user should shoot with a 180/2.8 at...

Every Nikon user should shoot with a 180/2.8 at some point in their life. Nothing quite like it, but there's no denying they are heavy.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2012
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,884
Posted By Graham Line
Nikon SB800. Now light is available.

Nikon SB800. Now light is available.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-28-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 25,140
Posted By Graham Line
Have no problems focusing it on a Minolta CLE,...

Have no problems focusing it on a Minolta CLE, which has a rangefinder base midway between a Leica M and a CL.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/59/168411475_df97a8ff48_o.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2012
Replies: 7,476
Views: 3,828,989
Posted By Graham Line
Why not. It's cold and raining, and a blurred...

Why not. It's cold and raining, and a blurred digital grab shot seems appropriate.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8059/8228085042_d8a880eb47_o.jpg...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-07-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,738
Posted By Graham Line
The camera will shut itself off. I use a pair of...

The camera will shut itself off. I use a pair of silver cells in mine and change them every 12-18 months. Stop 'feeling' and start shooting.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,775
Posted By Graham Line
I'm still using the 20/3.5 AIS with a D300....

I'm still using the 20/3.5 AIS with a D300. Excellent lens, very compact and very well built.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/tags/20mmf35ais/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2012
Replies: 172
Views: 23,415
Posted By Graham Line
Shop I sell through by consignment is happy to...

Shop I sell through by consignment is happy to get Canon/Nikon lenses but has trouble moving the bodies now.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 318,206
Posted By Graham Line
Go-bag holds a D300, 24-85/2.8-4, 20/3.5 and a...

Go-bag holds a D300, 24-85/2.8-4, 20/3.5 and a Minolta CLE w/ Voigtlander 28/3.5
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-05-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,132
Posted By Graham Line
The problem is with the shutter, not with the RF...

The problem is with the shutter, not with the RF mechanism, so it can probably be repaired by someone who is familiar with Minolta's mid-80s SLRs.

Here in Portland OR I would talk to Dave at Advance...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,496
Posted By Graham Line
I bought a couple zippered pouches in nice soft...

I bought a couple zippered pouches in nice soft leather from a local craft market leather worker. First-class work, but he said the small ones are a bear to construct. Use them for 28/3.5, 35/2.5 and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-21-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 5,204
Posted By Graham Line
I have all the gear that I want. More, actually....

I have all the gear that I want. More, actually. Been selling surplus items.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 10,083
Posted By Graham Line
Pentax Spotmatic F, without a second thought, and...

Pentax Spotmatic F, without a second thought, and you won't need to half the amount you quoted. Or an ESII if you find one that functions well.

Using the RF lenses I'm less sure about it; I'm not...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-13-2012
Replies: 96
Views: 16,736
Posted By Graham Line
After looking at the Fujis, the Panasonics...

After looking at the Fujis, the Panasonics actually seem like a better deal.

But I did break down and buy a new Golf Tdi to replace the 200K+ '84 BMW. That's a new car about every 15 years.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,176
Posted By Graham Line
The CL and CLE cameras are only related by lens...

The CL and CLE cameras are only related by lens mount; a CLE in my neck of the woods brings $350-$400 on a good day. The electronics are reliable enough, but the bodies were made in the mid-80s.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-12-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 10,069
Posted By Graham Line
Having been in your position, here was my initial...

Having been in your position, here was my initial kit:

M2, 50/2 collapsible Summicron.

When those started to show their age (during an M2 collecting mania) I sold the pair, bought an M4P and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,244
Posted By Graham Line
I thought the 85/1.8 was a significant...

I thought the 85/1.8 was a significant improvement in brightness, contrast and rendering over the 1.9. One of the best lenses I've used in any mount, including Nikons and Leicas.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 6,244
Posted By Graham Line
I've used both systems since the '70s. In...

I've used both systems since the '70s. In general -- very general -- the Takumars give a little warmer and more nuanced rendering. Nikkors tend toward the clinical.

Nikkors tend to retain more...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-03-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 28,247
Posted By Graham Line
Reminds me of a delightful couplet: "One man's...

Reminds me of a delightful couplet:

"One man's meat is another man's poison/my favorite car is an Avions Voisin"
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2012
Replies: 132
Views: 19,350
Posted By Graham Line
Based on a 5-minute sample of foot traffic...

Based on a 5-minute sample of foot traffic outside my window, every person in the country is a woman.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-20-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 16,480
Posted By Graham Line
My experience is that the Canon lens is a bit...

My experience is that the Canon lens is a bit "edgier" with less contrast, but the 40 mm on Minolta's compact fixed-lens RF cameras came very close. The Olympus RC and SP series also had...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-01-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 8,853
Posted By Graham Line
Good luck finding "White Falls, Montana"

Good luck finding "White Falls, Montana"
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-21-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By Graham Line
There's no technical reason not to mix, but look...

There's no technical reason not to mix, but look at some photos first. I find the Zeiss renders very differently than the Leica and VC lenses. A half-stop certainly is not enough gain to switch,...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-16-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,472
Posted By Graham Line
I still see B&W images as occasional statements...

I still see B&W images as occasional statements -- not common.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 26,651
Posted By Graham Line
Other. 35/2.5 CV is on the M4-P most of the...

Other. 35/2.5 CV is on the M4-P most of the time. The price difference leaves a lot of cash in the travel and film funds, and most clients have no idea what lens is being used -- they just want...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-25-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 5,851
Posted By Graham Line
Read the best, skip the rest. I don't need the...

Read the best, skip the rest. I don't need the camera fanboy stuff, but there are many real shooters posting their work and experiences here.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,303
Posted By Graham Line
Highway rest stops in the Northwest are full of...

Highway rest stops in the Northwest are full of all sorts of peculiar people. When I'm traveling with a couple people and a lot of hardware, one person always stays with the car.
Forum: Travel 03-17-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,646
Posted By Graham Line
Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By Graham Line
Did you check for locking set screws? Sometimes...

Did you check for locking set screws?

Sometimes you can loosen adapters by freezing a lens and then twisting the adapter off using either a body or back cap with the internal gripping lugs. A tiny...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-22-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,310
Posted By Graham Line
Practice is the answer. There are no magic...

Practice is the answer. There are no magic bullets for making pictures of active kids, other than honing your framing and reaction reflexes.

Probably 95% of the photos shot with my CLE are using the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By Graham Line
You could apply the teeniest drop of very light...

You could apply the teeniest drop of very light oil to the rewind shaft, using the tip of a toothpick. Solved a similar problem for mine, and it has been right ever since.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-16-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,475
Posted By Graham Line
What are the edge markings on the developed...

What are the edge markings on the developed negatives? Do they indicate the manufacturer?
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-10-2012
Replies: 2,421
Views: 355,366
Posted By Graham Line
Recently found a copy of Elliott Erwitt's...

Recently found a copy of Elliott Erwitt's "Snaps," which collects a broad range of his work that would require collecting all of his themed books to see. Nice large format with good quality printing...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-10-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,577
Posted By Graham Line
Best way to see the difference would be a proof...

Best way to see the difference would be a proof sheet, with all the frames lined up side-by-side, if you can do one either wet-darkroom, or on a flatbed scanner. Seeing all the frames with the same...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-10-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2,587
Posted By Graham Line
Double-spacing his paragraphs certainly makes...

Double-spacing his paragraphs certainly makes Melcher seem much more authoritative.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-08-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 6,639
Posted By Graham Line
I confess that since getting my hands on one of...

I confess that since getting my hands on one of the Voigtlander 28/3.5 lenses several years ago, the Minolta 28/2.8 has been off my radar. Half the price, 95% or more of the image quality, and none...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-04-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By Graham Line
I'd be more concerned about obscuring the impact...

I'd be more concerned about obscuring the impact of your own project by overlaying it with the title of a well-known book. If the photos send one message and the book sends another, it's excess...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-10-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,904
Posted By Graham Line
Hugely fat if that size carries through to the...

Hugely fat if that size carries through to the release version. Perhaps they would consider a modular approach that would allow selective loading -- or else improve Elements into a Lightroom Lite.
Forum: Travel 01-10-2012
Replies: 121
Views: 20,239
Posted By Graham Line
Excellent photos as well as excellent writing....

Excellent photos as well as excellent writing. Thank you for posting.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-25-2011
Replies: 117
Views: 10,004
Posted By Graham Line
Um. That's a faulty assumption. I have the work...

Um. That's a faulty assumption. I have the work of two or three other people on my walls -- some from times and places not available to me, some in styles that I admire but don't spend much time on.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-22-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 25,140
Posted By Graham Line
The focusing cam on the CL 90/4 (and the...

The focusing cam on the CL 90/4 (and the companion 40/2 Summicron-C) is steeper and straighter than on other Leica M-mount lenses, so changes are a bit more abrupt. That's all. Still compatible. The...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-22-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,875
Posted By Graham Line
Lots of interesting reading on batteries at...

Lots of interesting reading on batteries at http://www.climber.org/gear/batteries.html#booth

I've used my CLE down to about 20 degrees in Ohio, so it could just be a question of battery strength.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-20-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,709
Posted By Graham Line
M1 in its original state works well with a 21 or...

M1 in its original state works well with a 21 or anything wider where scale focusing is fairly straightforward.

Maybe it was pumped full of helium to reduce weight. :- )
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-16-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 7,543
Posted By Graham Line
They soften up. My black ballistic F6 is pretty...

They soften up. My black ballistic F6 is pretty comfortable -- fades, but doesn't grow holes like a canvas bag.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 12,222
Posted By Graham Line
that would be the Yamaha

that would be the Yamaha
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 11-14-2011
Replies: 2,421
Views: 355,366
Posted By Graham Line
Just got a copy of Elliott Erwitt's...

Just got a copy of Elliott Erwitt's "Snaps".

Interesting to see just how much ground he's covered in his career.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2011
Replies: 92
Views: 12,222
Posted By Graham Line
Bought new, '93 Mitsubishi Montero that's been...

Bought new, '93 Mitsubishi Montero that's been all over the US West with no problems. 3-liter 6, 5-speed, 21 mpg.

Have an '84 BMW 318i for city traffic.

Well over 300K miles on the pair.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-03-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,255
Posted By Graham Line
Shop around on the Acratech site...

Shop around on the Acratech site (http://acratech.net/home.php?cat=7) before you order Arca-Swiss compatible plates. The Acratechs are very well-made and nicely finished. The design is secure, but at...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-29-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,590
Posted By Graham Line
Domke 803 takes an ASUS Eee, M body, a couple...

Domke 803 takes an ASUS Eee, M body, a couple lenses and miscellaneous stuff, and the strap is long enough to go over the shoulder and across the chest for biking, scootering or motorcycling....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,908
Posted By Graham Line
Wonder if there's a market for a fold-up...

Wonder if there's a market for a fold-up wire-frame finder?

I look for a wide lens, high speed, good performance above ISO800, and a fast write rate.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-30-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,446
Posted By Graham Line
Not much brass in a CLE. Can't imagine why they...

Not much brass in a CLE.
Can't imagine why they made the gold ones, though.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-02-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,328
Posted By Graham Line
My CLE's AE is fine for most daylight and open...

My CLE's AE is fine for most daylight and open shade photos. It struggles a bit in dimly lit interiors, or with strongly backlit subjects. The metering pattern seems to be a large. center-weighted...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-27-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 3,574
Posted By Graham Line
Used to do work for free, but now only family and...

Used to do work for free, but now only family and close friends get pro bono stuff -- my feeling is that local not-for-profits (with paid staffs) are probably the worst offenders in expecting...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-17-2011
Replies: 159
Views: 27,392
Posted By Graham Line
Agreed. One-liners can be very misleading when...

Agreed. One-liners can be very misleading when taken out of context. Other photographers are on record sniffing at Adams and Weston making nature/landscape photos in the midst of WW2, but that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-04-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,510
Posted By Graham Line
I've sold from flickr but it's not a site I'd...

I've sold from flickr but it's not a site I'd pick for marketing photos.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-01-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5,985
Posted By Graham Line
That's not a rant. More a voyage of discovery....

That's not a rant. More a voyage of discovery. What you have discovered is that Minolta's engineers, 27 years ago, knew exactly what they were doing.

I use mine with 'slow', compact lenses and get...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By Graham Line
Yup

I liked it too. Imagine, fresh images on a photography site! But it's no big deal to click on "Gallery" in the bar that runs across the top of the page.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-16-2011
Replies: 133
Views: 13,527
Posted By Graham Line
Age is irrelevant. Better to ask about health.

Age is irrelevant. Better to ask about health.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-08-2011
Replies: 91
Views: 6,841
Posted By Graham Line
Worst ever was a Zenit E. Images were far...

Worst ever was a Zenit E. Images were far inferior to my previous Argus C3. Tried to give it away but a coworker insisted on paying me $25.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-07-2011
Replies: 173
Views: 11,071
Posted By Graham Line
'93 Montero 3.0 and an '84 BMW 318i. The white...

'93 Montero 3.0 and an '84 BMW 318i. The white one gets 20 mpg and the brown one 30.

Looked up the specs when the new Mini was launched and discovered it weighed almost exactly twice as much as my...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-07-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5,294
Posted By Graham Line
They are slightly different in design, but not...

They are slightly different in design, but not incompatible.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-06-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 5,294
Posted By Graham Line
The rangefinder cams on the back of the 40/2...

The rangefinder cams on the back of the 40/2 Summicron-C and the 90/4 Elmar-C, both made for the CL, were steeper and straighter than cams on standard M-series lenses. The effective base length of...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-02-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,964
Posted By Graham Line
You might try Steve Crist's "The Contact Sheet"...

You might try Steve Crist's "The Contact Sheet" which includes several photos by famous and less-known photographers, shows contacts from the shoot, and briefly discusses the photos. powells.com has...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 5,947
Posted By Graham Line
M4-P here works well enough. Technician sets it...

M4-P here works well enough. Technician sets it so 1/500 is dead on and it seems to hold that speed accurately for a couple years of steady use. Never get much below 1/30 so have no idea what's going...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-19-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,390
Posted By Graham Line
I have a Tamrac Adventure 6 and rarely use it...

I have a Tamrac Adventure 6 and rarely use it because it's so inaccessible. Nice for hauling stuff to a location, bad for working out of.

You might also consider waist packs, which keep the weight...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-17-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,407
Posted By Graham Line
24 is great for street if you have a wide enough...

24 is great for street if you have a wide enough finder, either built-in or slip-on, or if you can develop a feel for the size of the frame. If you're shooting a 35 now, you probably won't find a...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 05-17-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,735
Posted By Graham Line
Tried to watch a Peter Lik episode but couldn't...

Tried to watch a Peter Lik episode but couldn't get involved . . . lots of chatter and walking, but not the personality of the Art Wolfe series. Maybe I need to try another episode. Weather Channel...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,740
Posted By Graham Line
The truth no one seems to learn -- almost any...

The truth no one seems to learn -- almost any lens since 1980 is more than adequate from f4 to f11. Be fun to tabulate the working f/stop on internet-posted photos.

D300 and the 50/1.8 AF-D is a...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-06-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,561
Posted By Graham Line
A piece of black tape over the little window...

A piece of black tape over the little window would solve that problem.

The 25 and 28 are equally nice, but the 25 seems much wider than a 3mm difference would suggest.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,324
Posted By Graham Line
Several words come to mind. Tempest. Teapot. Sky....

Several words come to mind. Tempest. Teapot. Sky. Falling. Typical poorly-researched crop rushed out to drum up site hits. Not a mention of the Argus C3.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2011
Replies: 56
Views: 4,700
Posted By Graham Line
Yeah, but

As long as your photography is about equipment, you can't be "done". Won't ever happen. On the other hand, I've been so busy with projects this past year my only purchases have been a couple light...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2011
Replies: 149
Views: 20,938
Posted By Graham Line
Same reason they forgot the M4-2 and M4-P,...

Same reason they forgot the M4-2 and M4-P, probably.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,783
Posted By Graham Line
As long as it's a rumor, make it an f/1.4 or an...

As long as it's a rumor, make it an f/1.4 or an f/2.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By Graham Line
My complaint was they didn't work at all in the...

My complaint was they didn't work at all in the car (fine on the motorbike), and took too long to clear indoors.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By Graham Line
I really dislike my auto-dimming glasses. Won't...

I really dislike my auto-dimming glasses. Won't buy those again.

Your Sunny 16 results will be better if you learn to read shadows. Your eye and brain compensate too much for ambient lighting to...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-09-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By Graham Line
There's a great deal of information on your...

There's a great deal of information on your question at http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93681
Forum: RFF Polls 04-09-2011
Replies: 187
Views: 12,600
Posted By Graham Line
Oban, or a good pilsener. Or Guinness. Or Teton...

Oban, or a good pilsener. Or Guinness. Or Teton Glacier or Aviator. Or . . .
Forum: Off Topic 04-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,554
Posted By Graham Line
Only you know if you're a poseur, but since you...

Only you know if you're a poseur, but since you admit to being a hack, you can join flickr's "Visionless Hacks" group. The link is in my signature. Assuming you're visionless.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-26-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,839
Posted By Graham Line
Fred Meyer is no different than Costco etc., in...

Fred Meyer is no different than Costco etc., in that the quality depends on who maintains and runs the machine, and who handles the film. They have the good hardware; they sometimes have good staff.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-21-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 3,759
Posted By Graham Line
Scrolling back through threads in '04 and '05,...

Scrolling back through threads in '04 and '05, many of the negative comments come from people who are not posting photos made with the lens, just people who 'heard' or 'were told' about...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6,615
Posted By Graham Line
the 20/3.5 AIS is very rectilinear once it's...

the 20/3.5 AIS is very rectilinear once it's squared and leveled up. in general, the slower wides will be a little safer bet. and people do post nudes here from time to time.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,509
Posted By Graham Line
Post away. It's all educational, as long as we...

Post away. It's all educational, as long as we can find out enough about situations to get a couple sides of the story.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,509
Posted By Graham Line
Railroads have become much less tolerant toward...

Railroads have become much less tolerant toward trespassers in the past decade and employees are required to report non-employees on company property and the right-of-way. Part of it is liability,...
Forum: Argus RF 03-08-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 12,781
Posted By Graham Line
The C3 is fine within the limits of its...

The C3 is fine within the limits of its rangefinder and the f3.5 Cintar lens. It got me through a couple of college courses before someone decided they needed it more . . .
It seemed happiest with...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-03-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 25,990
Posted By Graham Line
Journalism, mostly writing and editing with a...

Journalism, mostly writing and editing with a fair amount of photography at some times
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,515
Posted By Graham Line
The best shooters I've known were always shooting...

The best shooters I've known were always shooting -- maybe not with a camera in their hand, but their world was always full of photographic ideas and possibilities.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-16-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,092
Posted By Graham Line
Same block diagram. I've used both and the...

Same block diagram. I've used both and the Minolta version's rendering is more even across the frame. Whether the Leica looks significantly sharper in the center in normal use I can't recall, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-15-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 6,858
Posted By Graham Line
If you run into reluctance or confusion at...

If you run into reluctance or confusion at Adorama -- you probably will not -- the person there to talk to is Helen Oster, who has a good track record of straightening out situations.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,388
Posted By Graham Line
Keep the lenses you use, sell the lenses you...

Keep the lenses you use, sell the lenses you don't.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 02-08-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,464
Posted By Graham Line
An excellent and moving book that is now turning...

An excellent and moving book that is now turning up at half-price in remainder sales. Well worth the effort to find a copy.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-31-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,588
Posted By Graham Line
What a great find! Glad it went to someone who is...

What a great find! Glad it went to someone who is going to use it. Keeping the fastest speeds accurate on those shutters is kind of a lost cause. Technicians I know try to get 1/500 and the flash...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 4,990
Posted By Graham Line
Think there's a thin Nikon woven nylon strap on...

Think there's a thin Nikon woven nylon strap on my Leica. The straps last forever and are more flexible than many. I use Domke straps on SLRs but they seem too chunky for rangefinders.
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-17-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,770
Posted By Graham Line
Xwhatsis hit the nail on the head. Pretty...

Xwhatsis hit the nail on the head. Pretty pictures, but not necessarily reality.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-12-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,658
Posted By Graham Line
The taller and deeper F3X might be a better fit...

The taller and deeper F3X might be a better fit for a Rolleiflex plus a G2 and film for both.

Note the dimensions on the web catalog page...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-12-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 8,433
Posted By Graham Line
Well, almost everything built since 1970 looks...

Well, almost everything built since 1970 looks good stopped down to f/5.6 or f/8.

Nikon's 50/1.8 AF-D cost me something like $95 and I bought it mostly because it seemed like a 'must' lens -- it...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-07-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,947
Posted By Graham Line
'Testing' a CLE for exposure without film in the...

'Testing' a CLE for exposure without film in the camera will give you all sorts of bizarre results, because the meter is calibrated to read off the film plane (generally gray) rather than the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-05-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By Graham Line
Digital video is the name of the game in...

Digital video is the name of the game in photojournalism now, given the demands of news web sites and social media outlets. Stills are shot for publication but most assignments will also require...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 945
Posted By Graham Line
Might be a good question to ask at apug.org, if...

Might be a good question to ask at apug.org, if you haven't done so already. They have a nice concentration of active B&W workers.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,789
Posted By Graham Line
He's well-known in a subculture of railroad...

He's well-known in a subculture of railroad photographers who trade slides of equipment and so on -- the culture started back in the 1920s and '30s when travel wasn't an option for many people, and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,789
Posted By Graham Line
"I started to dabble in Fujichrome but even with...

"I started to dabble in Fujichrome but even with them, I hated how each lab had a different "look" to the slides."

I hear you. 95% of my E6 went through a well-run local lab. Consistency was a major...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-30-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 2,789
Posted By Graham Line
Beat the deadline handily by sending my last roll...

Beat the deadline handily by sending my last roll of Kodachrome to, I think, Kodalux in 1995 -- came back mounted crooked with dirt all over it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 3,737
Posted By Graham Line
Lots of usable parts there.

Lots of usable parts there.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,802
Posted By Graham Line
Was the exposure compensation dial knocked off 0?...

Was the exposure compensation dial knocked off 0? I can't remember getting such results with Foma, though it's been a while since the last roll.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,841
Posted By Graham Line
Fears of dying electronics on the CLE are greatly...

Fears of dying electronics on the CLE are greatly exaggerated. There are several people on this sub-group who have been using the cameras successfully for decades.

Contact cleaning and rotating the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Graham Line
Good solution. I like the bumps, and they...

Good solution. I like the bumps, and they probably come in colors, too.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,628
Posted By Graham Line
Have only used live view in the field to preview...

Have only used live view in the field to preview scenes and lighting; the autofocus on my camera is easy to manipulate in other ways if need be, by selecting focus points.

A couple of recent...
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