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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-05-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 3,928
Posted By thawkins
Three years ago I bought a non working MR meter...

Three years ago I bought a non working MR meter at a garage sale. Sent it to George at Quality Light in LA. A few days later he called and explained the malfunction and quoted a repair price of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-10-2019
Replies: 825
Views: 167,287
Posted By thawkins
I echo the idea of a digital Bessa!!!

I echo the idea of a digital Bessa!!!
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 03-10-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 13,321
Posted By thawkins
How ‘bout an SRT101!,

How ‘bout an SRT101!,
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-16-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 6,992
Posted By thawkins
I have a Jupiter 12 for a small fleet of thread...

I have a Jupiter 12 for a small fleet of thread mount and M mount bodies. It is a very sharp lens but will flare very easily. This lens works best with black and white film on overcast days. I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-22-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By thawkins
I am green (Fuji green) with envy!

I am green (Fuji green) with envy!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-18-2018
Replies: 127
Views: 71,551
Posted By thawkins
Either Freestyle or Garland Camera and Repair in...

Either Freestyle or Garland Camera and Repair in Garland, Tx.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,081
Posted By thawkins
Same in Oakland, Ca. Too dangerous.

Same in Oakland, Ca. Too dangerous.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-19-2018
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,170
Posted By thawkins
No specific plans but it will involve an M3 and...

No specific plans but it will involve an M3 and Delta 100 film.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-19-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By thawkins
The juxtaposition of all the straight lines,...

The juxtaposition of all the straight lines, shadows and clouds are fascinating.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 619
Posted By thawkins
Minolta XD11 and various Canon and Pentax SLRs. ...

Minolta XD11 and various Canon and Pentax SLRs. Great cameras but I use a RF for all my film photography.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-08-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By thawkins
X-Pro 2 lens

What are the best lens for the X-Pro 2? The most popular?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 3,082
Posted By thawkins
Leica M digital.....too expensive. Nikon...

Leica M digital.....too expensive. Nikon F6.....obsolete.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-22-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By thawkins
Where do you buy the bulk rope?

Where do you buy the bulk rope?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,305
Posted By thawkins
I reglularly use a 35mm J12 on an M3. Using the...

I reglularly use a 35mm J12 on an M3. Using the extreme edges of the rangefinder window as frame lines works fine. But I don’t wear glasses when using RF cameras. Other than the limitations...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 5,074
Posted By thawkins
I am not a professional photographer although I...

I am not a professional photographer although I do an occasional wedding, baptism or other event for friends. I have Nikon DSLR equipment and am seriously looking at an X100F system. At least half...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-03-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By thawkins
Totally nuts!

Totally nuts!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-03-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,674
Posted By thawkins
I have a QL17 that could be a twin to yours. I...

I have a QL17 that could be a twin to yours. I bought it from the evil bay about 11 years ago. Upon arrival I had a complete CLA Including meter recalibration for 1.5v battery done. This is a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,288
Posted By thawkins
I have an XD11 and a number of superb Rokker...

I have an XD11 and a number of superb Rokker lens. It has been my film SLR for probably twenty years. My back up to this camera is an SRT101 that I bought new in 1974. Wonderful equipment!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-18-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 3,621
Posted By thawkins
I have never used one however I did have an over...

I have never used one however I did have an over the top college English professor who wore one. He liked all the pockets to keep extra semicolons, unused dangling participles and the occasional...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-31-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3,082
Posted By thawkins
Thanks. Answered all my questions.

Thanks. Answered all my questions.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-30-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3,082
Posted By thawkins
FujiFilm X100F

Any of you forum members have experience with this particular camera? Thinking about getting one.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-30-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 6,961
Posted By thawkins
Whoop! Gig'em Aggies!

Whoop! Gig'em Aggies!
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-18-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,750
Posted By thawkins
I started flight training in September 1967. A...

I started flight training in September 1967. A few weeks later I purchased for about $100 a Retina 1a. Throughout the next fifty years the 1a has seen countless rolls of film while documenting my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2018
Replies: 677
Views: 51,106
Posted By thawkins
I had this exact experience at the Atlanta...

I had this exact experience at the Atlanta Hartsfield airport. The TSA agent was puzzled enough by my M3 to call her supervisor and ask him what to do. He took a look and said it was just and old...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 27,368
Posted By thawkins
Where can this be purchased in the USA?

Where can this be purchased in the USA?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-31-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By thawkins
Yes. The second one. The first one had...

Yes. The second one. The first one had malformed threads and the lens wouldn’t mount.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-31-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By thawkins
Zorki 6 CLA and repair

I have a Zorki 6 that need attention. The camera is very clean and seems to work fine however there are some irritating items that need help. The film advance lever binds when advancing the film...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-27-2018
Replies: 349
Views: 122,235
Posted By thawkins
Thanks for starting this thread and for all the...

Thanks for starting this thread and for all the posted photos. I have been seriously considering one of these lens for my M3. I think I was was pushed off the fence. Thanks!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,666
Posted By thawkins
For me the “sixteen” rule works better “as sunny...

For me the “sixteen” rule works better “as sunny eleven” unless the lighting is especially bright. Then I will use sixteen.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-06-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,440
Posted By thawkins
Many years ago I bought a copy of “The...

Many years ago I bought a copy of “The Somnamubulist” and was entranced by Mr. Gibson’s work. Somewhere along the way in one of his books or in an interview he was praising Leica cameras with the...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-06-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,967
Posted By thawkins
As always in people photography.......’the eyes...

As always in people photography.......’the eyes have it’ and these two children’s eyes show the depth of sadness of this sad land. A place where so much heartbreak and bloodshed has taken away any...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-06-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 8,243
Posted By thawkins
I have had good results with Dwayne’s located in...

I have had good results with Dwayne’s located in Parsons, Kansas. They have done a good job with b&w, color and transparencies.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-06-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 8,243
Posted By thawkins
I have had good results with Dwayne’s located in...

I have had good results with Dwayne’s located in Parsons, Kansas. They have done a good job with b&w, color and transparencies.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By thawkins
Lens cap for I22 lens

I need a cap for an I22 lens. Where can I get one or what do other members do for a cap for this lens?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-17-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 9,865
Posted By thawkins
I can echo the good remarks about George. He has...

I can echo the good remarks about George. He has repaired my Gossen LunaPro meter twice after being dropped twice and he repaired and calibrated a Leicameter MR for me. The repairs were fast and...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,178
Posted By thawkins
Digital rangefinder

I am interested in adding a digital rangefinder to my fleet. What are the members experiences with the Fuji X100 series cameras? I want a body with interchangeable lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,826
Posted By thawkins
"Difeugulty"

"Difeugulty"
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-08-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 4,796
Posted By thawkins
Don't forget the Kodak retina Ia and IIa and...

Don't forget the Kodak retina Ia and IIa and their superb lenses!
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-08-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,785
Posted By thawkins
This Leica set up looks at first glimpse like a...

This Leica set up looks at first glimpse like a Lewis machine gun, a World War One infantry weapon.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-03-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 26,056
Posted By thawkins
I have owned a Nikon D90 for six years and now it...

I have owned a Nikon D90 for six years and now it is literally falling apart. Replaced the shutter twice and now the filter ring fell off the lens. I never liked the cheap plasticky feel either. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By thawkins
ADOX is back

Just had an email from Freestyle photo announcing that ADOX B & W reversal film is back. I have not used this one in the past. I know some of you have. Is it worth buying a few rolls? What are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-30-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 1,971
Posted By thawkins
I am not a professional photographer but if I...

I am not a professional photographer but if I were, I would not have taken those pictures. We can imagine what the results of "stoning" to death would be and those imagined images are gruesome...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-24-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 2,884
Posted By thawkins
It is what you are used to. I like the square...

It is what you are used to. I like the square 6X6 format and have no problems with the 6X7 and 6X9. My only issue with them is the film is too short and requires too frequent changing.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-09-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,661
Posted By thawkins
Does the Hektor have coated glass?

Does the Hektor have coated glass?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-09-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By thawkins
135 on M3

Anyone use a 135mm lens on a Leica RF? If so, what are the pros and cons?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-09-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,661
Posted By thawkins
135mm for M3

Do any of my fellow RF forum members use 135 mm lens on a Leica M system camera? If so, what are the pros and cons of this focal length on an RF camera?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,450
Posted By thawkins
Yes sir, our Texas pronunciation may not be...

Yes sir, our Texas pronunciation may not be accepted around the world but we are still proud of it anyway!!!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-16-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 14,190
Posted By thawkins
We were better off when we all believed the world...

We were better off when we all believed the world was flat!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,207
Posted By thawkins
Only when trying a new lens or body. Otherwise...

Only when trying a new lens or body. Otherwise no.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,956
Posted By thawkins
I hope she takes you up on the offer. It will be...

I hope she takes you up on the offer. It will be a good time for both of you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By thawkins
I used Garland Camera and Repair in Garland,...

I used Garland Camera and Repair in Garland, Texas. Three day turnaround time and less than $100 for CLA and seal replacement. Works great!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,956
Posted By thawkins
My fifteen year old grand daughter is about to...

My fifteen year old grand daughter is about to start a high school photography course. She asked if she could borrow a 35mm manual camera. I handed her a 43 year old SRT101 I purchased before her...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 4,531
Posted By thawkins
I have a Retina 1a that has ridden in a flight...

I have a Retina 1a that has ridden in a flight bag for almost fifty years. It is a folder, occupies very little space, has a great Schneider lens and is totally mechanical. It lives on a diet of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-17-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,853
Posted By thawkins
My QL17 has a great meter. I never tweak the...

My QL17 has a great meter. I never tweak the exposure and always get a great picture.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-14-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,322
Posted By thawkins
I use Dwayne's in Parson's, Kansas for all of my...

I use Dwayne's in Parson's, Kansas for all of my processing. B&W, color print and slide. They do a good job at a reasonable cost and turn around time.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-14-2017
Replies: 5,597
Views: 983,335
Posted By thawkins
Coffee is a necessity of life. Along with a fine...

Coffee is a necessity of life. Along with a fine pilsner, SEC football, Texas barbecue, baseball and a plentiful supply of TRI-X.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-14-2017
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,170
Posted By thawkins
Going to Virginia City, Nevada with the M3 and...

Going to Virginia City, Nevada with the M3 and several rolls of HP5. Maybe I will see Hoss and Little Joe!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 3,887
Posted By thawkins
Minolta SRT101 with an F2 Minolta MD mount lens. ...

Minolta SRT101 with an F2 Minolta MD mount lens. Usually exposed on Delta 100.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-02-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 11,610
Posted By thawkins
My two Retina cameras are equipped with Schneider...

My two Retina cameras are equipped with Schneider lens. They are definitely superior to the Nikon and Minolta glass I have and equal to the Leica lens used on the M3.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 7,080
Posted By thawkins
I have used an XD11 for almost twenty years. It...

I have used an XD11 for almost twenty years. It is a great camera and the Minolta glass is good as any Nikon, Canon or Leica at a fraction of the price. The XD11 is an old electronic body that is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-29-2016
Replies: 2,625
Views: 381,134
Posted By thawkins
OK Chris I have a few questions: what film...

OK Chris I have a few questions: what film cameras and film do you use do you use? Do you ever use transparency film or do use only digital for all your color work? As I said before, your work is...
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-29-2016
Replies: 2,625
Views: 381,134
Posted By thawkins
Chris......I completely agree.........Inhave used...

Chris......I completely agree.........Inhave used a Nikon D90 for a number of years. I use a Luna Pro meter and shoot in manual mode. Much better result!
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-28-2016
Replies: 2,625
Views: 381,134
Posted By thawkins
Hi Chris.......Your work is inspiring. Just the...

Hi Chris.......Your work is inspiring. Just the sort of photography I enjoy doing. I have enjoyed your posts and commentary through this last year a and will be looking forward to your new...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-26-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 5,650
Posted By thawkins
Not critizing anyone's religion. And an...

Not critizing anyone's religion. And an instrument that has poor build quality can only be serviced to the level of that build quality.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-25-2016
Replies: 829
Views: 87,909
Posted By thawkins
When you buy a new Leica, 90% of the purchase...

When you buy a new Leica, 90% of the purchase price is for the name!!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-25-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 5,650
Posted By thawkins
I have a Zorki "C" and a "6". Three lens;...

I have a Zorki "C" and a "6". Three lens; Industar 22 and Jupiter J3 and J12 lens. Both cameras are in good condition having been serviced by Yuri. But as one respondent mentioned you do get what...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-28-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 5,069
Posted By thawkins
My dream camera would have M3 build quality, a...

My dream camera would have M3 build quality, a QL17 fast load mechanism, TTL metering and a fixed 35mm F1.8 lens.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By thawkins
Fifteen years ago I bought a Zorki "C" at a...

Fifteen years ago I bought a Zorki "C" at a garage sale for $5. Sent it off to Yuri at Fedka.com for repair. I think I spent about $60 and got back a practically new and very reliable camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By thawkins
Thanksgiving

I want to give Thanksgiving recogognitions to individuals I have done business with this year:
1. To Chris Sherlock who serviced my two elderly Retina cameras and returned them to the excellent...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,265
Posted By thawkins
Minolta SRT101

Minolta SRT101
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,681
Posted By thawkins
The leaf shutters on my two Retinas have a...

The leaf shutters on my two Retinas have a precise mechanical sound. The focal plane shutter on the M3 sounds business like and the shutters on my two Zorkies sound like a sick hay baler.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-29-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,567
Posted By thawkins
I also have a J12 for use on a Zorki and an M3. ...

I also have a J12 for use on a Zorki and an M3. The lens is incredibly sharp but basically have to use it in overcast conditions because of horrible flare. Almost like it is uncoated.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-24-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By thawkins
These are great. My J12 flares so badly, I only...

These are great. My J12 flares so badly, I only use it in overcast conditions.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-24-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 29,868
Posted By thawkins
Used QL17 last street session.

Used QL17 last street session.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By thawkins
Lens hood for QL17

I would like to get a lens hood for my QL17. I think it has 47mm threads but not sure about that. Any sources?
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-18-2016
Replies: 825
Views: 167,287
Posted By thawkins
Bessa R series with M3 build quality!

Bessa R series with M3 build quality!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,921
Posted By thawkins
I use digital for convenience and you must admit...

I use digital for convenience and you must admit the versality of a DSLR is unmatched. However I don't like the cheap plastic feel of my D90, it's lack of ruggedness, it's size and the overnight...
Forum: RFF News 10-10-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 6,320
Posted By thawkins
Film is a niche item. No doubt about that. I...

Film is a niche item. No doubt about that. I shoot far more megapixels than film. However my Nikon DSLR is only a computer that takes pictures. When one uses an SRT101, M3 or Retina one has to be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By thawkins
I use Dwayne's in Parsons, Kansas. They are...

I use Dwayne's in Parsons, Kansas. They are reasonable, reliable and quick with the turnaround time less than any number of local labs in the Dallas, Tx. area.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-24-2016
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,170
Posted By thawkins
Going out this evening to the town square with...

Going out this evening to the town square with the M3 and 50 'cron, loaded with Delta 100. Should be a nice walk.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-24-2016
Replies: 301
Views: 75,487
Posted By thawkins
I have a J12 that occasionally shows flashes of...

I have a J12 that occasionally shows flashes of brilliance but will flare badly usually at the edge of the picture. Doesn't matter which body it is on either.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-06-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 5,149
Posted By thawkins
Hey doodz, PC has gone too far and you are all...

Hey doodz, PC has gone too far and you are all wrapped around the axle about something "stoopid."
Forum: Travel 09-06-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 4,509
Posted By thawkins
We went in 2010. Flew from Dallas, Tx. to Rome...

We went in 2010. Flew from Dallas, Tx. to Rome via Atlanta. In Rome we took a service called "Drivers in Rome" Our group was picked up in a nice late model Mercedes van with a professional driver...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-29-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,670
Posted By thawkins
Youxin did a CLA and other repairs on my M3 and I...

Youxin did a CLA and other repairs on my M3 and I had it back in a week!!! Can't beat that.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-10-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 16,112
Posted By thawkins
You are right about the superiority of smart...

You are right about the superiority of smart phone cameras. Until last spring I always packed a Nikon DSLR during business trips. Not any more........now I use the smart phone camera or take an M3...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-01-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By thawkins
I really like the adjustable viewfinder also. I...

I really like the adjustable viewfinder also. I can use the camera without glasses. I cleaned the threads of the mount and the lens without helping the situation any and am reluctant to force the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-01-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By thawkins
"New" Zorki 6

Just received a "new" Zorki 6 from Fedka. Wow, beautifully clean camera..........other than handling and storage marks, it looks new.
I own a Zorki C so I know there are pitfalls to purchasing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-31-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,260
Posted By thawkins
I do like dark chocolate in any form!!

I do like dark chocolate in any form!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-31-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,260
Posted By thawkins
Fomopan vs. Delta 100

How good is Fomopan 100? What are it's strength and weakness? I have used Delta 100 for years and have the itch to try something new. What do you think?
Forum: RFF Polls 07-30-2016
Replies: 610
Views: 112,136
Posted By thawkins
A Miranda was my first SLR. It supplimented a...

A Miranda was my first SLR. It supplimented a Kodak Retina 1a. The Miranda was problematic and a few years later i traded it for a Yashica TLR which was later joined by a Minolta SRT 101. Fifty...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,972
Posted By thawkins
I understand how to trim the leader. Have been...

I understand how to trim the leader. Have been doing it for years but am ready not to do it any more.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,972
Posted By thawkins
I have a number of RF cameras that I enjoy using...

I have a number of RF cameras that I enjoy using including the Zorki but as I said my patience is exhausted with the film loading process. This has been a good camera; I bought it for $5 at a garage...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-24-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,972
Posted By thawkins
Best FSU RF camera

I have enjoyed using a Zorki "C" for a number of years. The camera works good with it's Industar 22 lens and various other lens purchased from Fedka.
However my patience with the archaic loading...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3,397
Posted By thawkins
Delta 100, Velvia 50 and occasionally HP5.

Delta 100, Velvia 50 and occasionally HP5.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 8,256
Posted By thawkins
You can't go wrong with a QL17. Inexpensive, a...

You can't go wrong with a QL17. Inexpensive, a superb lens and accurate meter are some of its many attributes. You can easily get one on line and a CLA in inexpensive.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-09-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 9,575
Posted By thawkins
I use a J12 on a Zorki "C" and an M3 with an...

I use a J12 on a Zorki "C" and an M3 with an adapter. It seems to flare very easily especially on the M3. Otherwise it is a wonderful lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-03-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,261
Posted By thawkins
I bought a brand new "in the box" Varsity in...

I bought a brand new "in the box" Varsity in March of 1964 for $74 in Marshall, Tx. I got rid of the fenders the next week also because they rattled. I still have the bike and occasionally ride...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By thawkins
Film has been claimed and is no longer available.

Film has been claimed and is no longer available.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-01-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By thawkins
Out of date 120 film

I have eight rolls of out of date (about ten years) 120 film. One roll of Delta 100 and seven rolls of Reala. Send me a personal message and address and I will send all to you as long as you pay...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-27-2016
Replies: 160
Views: 68,674
Posted By thawkins
I have an Industar 22 and a Juliter three for use...

I have an Industar 22 and a Juliter three for use on a Zorki. The I22 is uglier but is the better lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-27-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 29,148
Posted By thawkins
Not enough.

Not enough.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-27-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,447
Posted By thawkins
I purchased Retina 1a in 1967. Twenty five...

I purchased Retina 1a in 1967. Twenty five years later a 11a came into my stable. These are the best lens I have. Including Leica, Nikon and Canon. None better.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-27-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,705
Posted By thawkins
I have a number of great MD lens. But if I put...

I have a number of great MD lens. But if I put one of them on the M3 it will be a scale focus only?
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-27-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,705
Posted By thawkins
Forgive my ignorance but how is the Minolta lens...

Forgive my ignorance but how is the Minolta lens mounted on the M mount? I assume the Minolta is an SLR lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,095
Posted By thawkins
I have had good luck with Dwayne's. Google them,...

I have had good luck with Dwayne's. Google them, go to their website and you will find the appropriate form for the film you are having processed.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-15-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 11,158
Posted By thawkins
Jeeves with an M3!!

Jeeves with an M3!!
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-12-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 8,555
Posted By thawkins
While I am not an expert, I do have fifty years...

While I am not an expert, I do have fifty years of amature experience. I can say the best lens in my house is an F2 Xenon on a Retina 2a. This lens when paired with TRI X or Delta 100 gives an...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-10-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 6,051
Posted By thawkins
M3 with 50mm Summicron DR, 90 mm 2.8 Elmarit,...

M3 with 50mm Summicron DR, 90 mm 2.8 Elmarit, 35mm Jupiter, Leicameter MR and lots of Delta 100.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By thawkins
I agree with tunalegs completely. The glass is...

I agree with tunalegs completely. The glass is the heart of the machine. The best glass in my closet is on a Retina IIa!!
Others in the closet include Leica, Nikon and Zeiss. The little Retina...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-06-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2,358
Posted By thawkins
Smile The worn out threads are the problem. The rest...

The worn out threads are the problem. The rest of the cases while worn are still intact. Another respondent suggested a shoe shop. We have a good one in our town so I think I will pay him a visit...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By thawkins
Look for an internist not a proctologist!!

Look for an internist not a proctologist!!
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-06-2016
Replies: 81
Views: 7,354
Posted By thawkins
This just proves the point that you can screw up...

This just proves the point that you can screw up more with a computer in thirty seconds than you can build in a year.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-04-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 11,158
Posted By thawkins
Sear sucker suite, blue or red polka dot bow tie...

Sear sucker suite, blue or red polka dot bow tie and a flat brimmed straw hat. Be sure to wear bucs not wing tips otherwise you will embarrass the entire Gulf Coast Bar Assn.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-02-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 3,759
Posted By thawkins
Youxin serviced my M3 a few months ago. One week...

Youxin serviced my M3 a few months ago. One week turnaround and the camera is like brand new. Highly recommend.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-02-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2,358
Posted By thawkins
Cases for Retina Ia and IIa

I own and use a Ia and IIa with some regularity. The leather cases for both cameras are in remarkably poor condition. Where or to whom should I go to have said cases repaired or new ones made? ...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-01-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 11,158
Posted By thawkins
Texas Aggies tee shirt, maroon Texas Aggies ball...

Texas Aggies tee shirt, maroon Texas Aggies ball cap, J.C. Penney shorts and comfortable walking shoes.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-01-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 4,117
Posted By thawkins
But they taste better!

But they taste better!
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 7,406
Posted By thawkins
TRI-X vs HP5

What is the practical difference (if any) between TRI X and Ilford's HP5 film? HP5 is more easily available locally than TRI X. And what about Delta 400? How does it differ from the other two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 5,153
Posted By thawkins
Hooray for Omega. A Seamaster chronograph has...

Hooray for Omega. A Seamaster chronograph has been a constant companion since 3/19/69. Recently I fave been wearing my late father's Girard Perregaux. Both perfect accompanists to fine mechanical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2016
Replies: 148
Views: 12,019
Posted By thawkins
Bonded with: SRT101 XD11 Retina 1a,...

Bonded with:
SRT101
XD11
Retina 1a, 11a
M3
QL17
Nikon D90

No Bond:
Zorki S
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-16-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,081
Posted By thawkins
W's library is also very impressive. When I...

W's library is also very impressive. When I visited W himself was there welcoming the visitors. A nice handshake and "thanks for coming to visit". Very personable.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-15-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 3,081
Posted By thawkins
Great pictures. Very smooth with good tonal...

Great pictures. Very smooth with good tonal range. I have visited this museum and library several times. It is worth the trip even if you are a democrat.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By thawkins
Minolta SRT101 restoration

My 42 year old SRT101 needs service. Who can the members recommend to do a good job on this keepsake?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 18,466
Posted By thawkins
Who makes this film and who sells it?

Who makes this film and who sells it?
Forum: RFF Polls 05-07-2016
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,170
Posted By thawkins
Shot street photos this morning at the local...

Shot street photos this morning at the local farmer's market with the M3 and 50mm Summicron. Then later in the day went to the grandson's soccer game with and evil DSLR.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 71,551
Posted By thawkins
I Get Ilford And Kodak From Garland Camera And...

I Get Ilford And Kodak From Garland Camera And Repair In Garland, Tx. (suburban Dallas) Or Order From Freestyle.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-18-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 4,464
Posted By thawkins
The latest technology I use with my range finder...

The latest technology I use with my range finder cameras is the Leica MR meter or a Gossen Luna pro meter. Involving an iPhone light meter with an M3 defeats the whole purpose of using an M3.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-26-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By thawkins
OK............THAT IS ABOUT AS INFINITE AS IT...

OK............THAT IS ABOUT AS INFINITE AS IT GETS!
Forum: RFF Polls 03-25-2016
Replies: 240
Views: 157,597
Posted By thawkins
Texas!!!!!

Texas!!!!!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-25-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By thawkins
question about focusing a 90mm 2.8 Elamrit

I recently bought a "like new" 90mm Elmarit from KEH.com. The lens does look brand new and mounts fine on the camera (just cla by Youxin) but when focusing on an object at a distance of about three...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-25-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,600
Posted By thawkins
A shout out for Youxin Ye

I sent my M3 off Mr. Ye a few weeks ago for a general cleaning, lube and adjustment. It is like a brand new camera now. I have owned this particular camera for ten years and had no idea of its...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-20-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,814
Posted By thawkins
If you need professional help try Yuri at Fedka. ...

If you need professional help try Yuri at Fedka. He CLAed a Zorki and it's Industar lens for me a few years ago turning it into a good camera. I just purchased a J8 lens from him last week. It...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-12-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By thawkins
Glad to see a fellow Texan using Retinas. I'll...

Glad to see a fellow Texan using Retinas. I'll look at Chris' website. Gig em Aggies!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2016
Replies: 9,206
Views: 914,392
Posted By thawkins
Via FedEx this morning a mint condition 90mm...

Via FedEx this morning a mint condition 90mm Elmarit F2.8 for my M3. A dream lens!!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-10-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By thawkins
Retiina service

My two Retinas (ia and iia) need CLA. Any recommendations for good service and quick turnaround on these two items?
Forum: Travel 02-16-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,970
Posted By thawkins
How did Chicago and Baltimore miss this list?

How did Chicago and Baltimore miss this list?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-13-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 5,467
Posted By thawkins
Thanks for all the replies. Now I am thoroughly...

Thanks for all the replies. Now I am thoroughly confused!! HaHaHa but good stuff anyway while I peruse the 90mm lens markets.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 5,467
Posted By thawkins
OK...........What are the identifiable...

OK...........What are the identifiable differences between the V1 and V2 versions?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 5,467
Posted By thawkins
I will be using it for short telephoto landscape...

I will be using it for short telephoto landscape work and portraits.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-10-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 5,467
Posted By thawkins
Which 90mm for my M3

Considering purchasing a 90mm for my M3. What is the difference between a 90mm Tele-Elmar, 90mm Elmarit and the 90mmTele-Elmarit? Which one is the preferred lens? Eagerly await all of your replies.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By thawkins
An M3 with an opening back, a quick reload...

An M3 with an opening back, a quick reload system like the QL17 and the same size as the Zorki "C".
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-05-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 2,152
Posted By thawkins
I have a Zorki "C" and a Jupiter 3 lens purchased...

I have a Zorki "C" and a Jupiter 3 lens purchased from Fedka. Very easy to deal with, great website with lots of product>
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 6,140
Posted By thawkins
Typically well built and well finished ones that...

Typically well built and well finished ones that don't contain megapixels, batteries, circuit boards and plastic!!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,087
Posted By thawkins
Putting down the Nikon DSLR and picking up the M3...

Putting down the Nikon DSLR and picking up the M3 or Retina is like saying"hello" to and old friend and looking forward to a nice long visit.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-12-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,769
Posted By thawkins
Purchased the M3 thirty years ago.

Purchased the M3 thirty years ago.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 9,192
Posted By thawkins
I always get 38-39 exposures on a 36 roll. ...

I always get 38-39 exposures on a 36 roll. Usually only one of the exposures is lost.
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-05-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 7,825
Posted By thawkins
Angry "Time to spare, go by air" is the watch word...

"Time to spare, go by air" is the watch word these days.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By thawkins
Where there is smoke there must be some fire!! ...

Where there is smoke there must be some fire!! American business in this day and time inflict as much pain and suffering on their employees and customers as they can get away with. In my place of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-30-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 71,551
Posted By thawkins
Garland Camera and Repair in Garland, Texas or...

Garland Camera and Repair in Garland, Texas or mail order from B&H.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-30-2015
Replies: 183
Views: 27,780
Posted By thawkins
I like precision mechanical (Omega watches and...

I like precision mechanical (Omega watches and Leicas) equipment. Leica cameras are simply the best.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-24-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By thawkins
Mail order labs

Need some recommendations for good mail order labs in USA for processing and scanning 35mm Delta 100 and Velvia 50. The only mail order name I know is Dwaynes but how is their quality? Let me know.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2015
Replies: 167
Views: 29,148
Posted By thawkins
Not enough!

Not enough!
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-19-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2,783
Posted By thawkins
I have a Ia and IIa. I purchased the Ia in 1967...

I have a Ia and IIa. I purchased the Ia in 1967 as a college freshman. Since then many SLRs have come and gone but the little Retinas especially the IIa keep soldering on. I have owned Minolta,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,624
Posted By thawkins
My M3 with its 50mm DR Summicron!

My M3 with its 50mm DR Summicron!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-09-2015
Replies: 768
Views: 329,089
Posted By thawkins
The first four photos that appeared on my...

The first four photos that appeared on my computer were a Messerschmidt BF109E, Focke Wulf 190A5, Curtiss P40 and a Policarpov I16.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 7,941
Posted By thawkins
Talking I always enjoy going out with my M3 due to the...

I always enjoy going out with my M3 due to the highly entertaining questions and comments from the great unwashed. Many of the remarks are the same as listed by others. My best one had to do with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-22-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4,123
Posted By thawkins
Owned an X700 for a few years. I bought the...

Owned an X700 for a few years. I bought the camera used from a susposedly reputable camera shop 15 years ago. When it worked it was great. Insurmountable electrical problems doomed it. Replaced...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2014
Replies: 67
Views: 5,617
Posted By thawkins
A nice red from Becker vineyards or Shiner Bock...

A nice red from Becker vineyards or Shiner Bock beer. Both from the Texas hill country.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-21-2014
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,170
Posted By thawkins
Take the Retina Ia out for an afternoon of "sunny...

Take the Retina Ia out for an afternoon of "sunny 16" shooting and then a nice glass of red wine from the Texas hill country.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-18-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 4,301
Posted By thawkins
I have a Retina Ia and a IIa. Both great...

I have a Retina Ia and a IIa. Both great cameras. I purchased the ia when starting flight school in 1967. The IIa came twenty five years later. The lens on both cameras are fantastic. Better...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-07-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By thawkins
Well actually I do have both and the J3 does...

Well actually I do have both and the J3 does change the characteristics of the camera. The Industar does a great job and frankly I cannot see much difference between the two lens. I am going to get...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-06-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By thawkins
Industar vs. Jupiter

If one had to pick and choose between the Industar 22 and the Jupiter 3 for use on a Zorki "C" or anyother FSU camera, what would the consensus be?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,205
Posted By thawkins
Talking SRT101.........built like a tank and equally...

SRT101.........built like a tank and equally heavy; no plastic. Owned mine since 1974. Been CLAed once and has outlived four pastic bodied automated digital wonders!
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 3,554
Posted By thawkins
Hooray for you!! I have a Retina IIa that is a...

Hooray for you!! I have a Retina IIa that is a favorite. Right now it is loaded with Fuji Sensia. The 50mm Xenon lens is the sharpest in my collection and that includes some Nikon and Leica...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-25-2014
Replies: 187
Views: 12,652
Posted By thawkins
Iconoclast Cabernet from the Becker winery in the...

Iconoclast Cabernet from the Becker winery in the Texas hill country. Who needs California or France?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-20-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,827
Posted By thawkins
Your Nikon DSLR is actually a computer that takes...

Your Nikon DSLR is actually a computer that takes very good pictures with minimal input from the photographer. An M3 will turn you into a real photographer. You have to participate and make all the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 4,665
Posted By thawkins
Because there is no cheap "plasticky" feel like...

Because there is no cheap "plasticky" feel like all modern DSLR. The quality of the M3 and 50mm Summicron DR are unequaled by any new camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2013
Replies: 211
Views: 18,092
Posted By thawkins
M3 with 50mm DR summicron!

M3 with 50mm DR summicron!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-26-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 5,463
Posted By thawkins
Put down the digital and pick up the M3, Retina...

Put down the digital and pick up the M3, Retina IIa, QL17 and the SRT101. Shoot TRI-X, Delta 100 and HP5. Shoot more "artsy" pictures, portraits and evocative landscapes. Continue to explore the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,541
Posted By thawkins
With my M3 and other meterless RFs, I typically...

With my M3 and other meterless RFs, I typically use the sunny 16 rule and if in doubt, I will meter with a Gossen Luna Pro F. Usually in reflective.
Forum: Travel 12-09-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 2,862
Posted By thawkins
On my last trip to New Orleans, I took only one...

On my last trip to New Orleans, I took only one camera; an M3 and three rolls of HP5 plus. The French Quarter, Jackson Square and the Garden District are great for street shots.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2013
Replies: 92
Views: 6,922
Posted By thawkins
M3 and HP5.

M3 and HP5.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-16-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,325
Posted By thawkins
Zorki "S" and an elderly Miranda SLR?

Zorki "S" and an elderly Miranda SLR?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-16-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,694
Posted By thawkins
Just returned from an eight day trip to Colorado...

Just returned from an eight day trip to Colorado and New Mexico. Saw an elderly woman in Santa Fe with an M3. She saw my M3 and said, "I am happy to see another real photographer".
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2013
Replies: 120
Views: 9,694
Posted By thawkins
Went to Albuquerque for the Balloon Festival this...

Went to Albuquerque for the Balloon Festival this year and then to Santa Fe for a few days. So far the only Leica I have seen is my M3.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-30-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,325
Posted By thawkins
Zorki "S" and Industar 22 lens

Zorki "S" and Industar 22 lens
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2013
Replies: 75
Views: 7,071
Posted By thawkins
Second the vote for the XD11!!

Second the vote for the XD11!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,073
Posted By thawkins
In Vail, Colorado with an M3.

In Vail, Colorado with an M3.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,324
Posted By thawkins
Yes, a Gossen Luna Pro with my unmetered cameras.

Yes, a Gossen Luna Pro with my unmetered cameras.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,644
Posted By thawkins
I have an SRT101, an XD11 and an XG1. Never had...

I have an SRT101, an XD11 and an XG1. Never had an XE but for my money the 101 and XD11 are world beaters. Thirty nine years ago the 101 was my first SLR..........I still use it!! The XD11 is my...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-27-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 5,258
Posted By thawkins
Fine Swiss watches, German rangefinder cameras,...

Fine Swiss watches, German rangefinder cameras, Minolta SRT cameras and any finely built mechanical apparatus.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-25-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,948
Posted By thawkins
Updating computer

About to update computer. I want one that will adequately support photoshop and have enough memory to store photos . Give me suggestions as to type (PC or Mac) and other periphals. Thanks
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-12-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By thawkins
Another contribution America made to the Soviets...

Another contribution America made to the Soviets was a canned meat product produced by Armand Hammer to help keep the Soviets in the war. It was and is still known as "Spam".
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 8,263
Posted By thawkins
I have one. Depend on it and despise in the same...

I have one. Depend on it and despise in the same breath.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-28-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 14,414
Posted By thawkins
Beautiful camera. I have a Retina 1a and a 2a. ...

Beautiful camera. I have a Retina 1a and a 2a. The F2 Xenon lens on the 2a is especially sharp...........sometimes I think it surpasses the 50mm cron on my M3. The 1a is a viewfinder only but it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 5,444
Posted By thawkins
A good 6x9 folder!

A good 6x9 folder!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 3,165
Posted By thawkins
Spending a weekend in New Orleans with my M3 and...

Spending a weekend in New Orleans with my M3 and several rolls of Ilford B&W film.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By thawkins
Filter factors

Just acquired red, green and yellow filters for my 50mm DR Summicron. What sort of filter factor should I use for each lens? If I am shooting at 500 F16 with the red filter in place, how would I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-26-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 3,190
Posted By thawkins
Shoot more film through my RF cameras to regain...

Shoot more film through my RF cameras to regain my artistic edge that was lost through an evil DSLR!! Continue loving my family, honor God with my work and be a better photographer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-23-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,418
Posted By thawkins
I refuse to go to Wal-Mart for anything!!

I refuse to go to Wal-Mart for anything!!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2012
Replies: 110
Views: 18,447
Posted By thawkins
M3 and a 1968 Omega Seamaster chronograph! Two...

M3 and a 1968 Omega Seamaster chronograph! Two exdamples of prescision and plasticless.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-16-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 5,793
Posted By thawkins
I have two digital cameras that I use frequently....

I have two digital cameras that I use frequently. However I feel like a computer monitor not a photographer when using them. On the D90, I sometimes put the thing in manual so I feel like I have...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-15-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By thawkins
Where did you get the hood? I have a QL17 and...

Where did you get the hood? I have a QL17 and would love to have a hood!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2012
Replies: 303
Views: 46,977
Posted By thawkins
Not enough!!!

Not enough!!!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-11-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By thawkins
Gig 'em Aggies!!

Gig 'em Aggies!!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2012
Replies: 150
Views: 11,373
Posted By thawkins
Retina ia 1967 Still have...

Retina ia 1967 Still have it
Miranda "G" 1968
Minolta SRT 101 !974 Still have it
Yashica "A" 1975
Retina 2a 2002 Still have it
Yashca Mat 2003 ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,690
Posted By thawkins
I have an M3 with a rigid 50mm Summicron. I also...

I have an M3 with a rigid 50mm Summicron. I also have a Zorki copy of the Leica II with an Industar copy of the Leica 50mm collapsable lens. It is much more compact than the M3 however its...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 4,595
Posted By thawkins
Loading the Zorki and then trying to focus with...

Loading the Zorki and then trying to focus with eyes tht are three score and three.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,747
Posted By thawkins
The focus works OK. The film advance lever can...

The focus works OK. The film advance lever can only be moved in a 45degree arc from about one to four o'clock. Unable to cock or trip the shutter. The aperture and shutter speed adjustments work...
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