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Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 5 Days Ago
Replies: 176
Views: 42,498
Posted By someonenameddavid
At the very end a fellow walks to the front of...

At the very end a fellow walks to the front of the wedding line and takes a photo with a Tenax II
... well sort of.. he pushes the winder
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-24-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By someonenameddavid
so, I have a friend going to Yokohama in April and...

I wondered if there was a good camera store that might have a decent Nicca, Leotax or whatever Leica screw mount that wouldnt cost a bajillion Yen
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-24-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By someonenameddavid
so, I have a friend going to Yokohama in April and...

I wondered if there was a good camera store that might have a decent Nicca, Leotax or whatever Leica screw mount that wouldnt cost a bajillion Yen
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-26-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 901
Posted By someonenameddavid
the leaf shutter is the thing because of the...

the leaf shutter is the thing because of the design of the lens... the Zeiss (Contarex) Hologon is 15mm f8 fixed focus. For your money, a voigtlander Bessa T or M (Cosina) with 25/21/18/16/12/10 is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-14-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By someonenameddavid
I have a PLOOT. sort of

What I really have is a visoflex 1 whch is PLOOT-like: Does anyone here know of an easy way to disnamtle the M-mount and put an L39 mount on it... I could have the L39 machined.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-07-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,691
Posted By someonenameddavid
M3 DS with a 35 3.5 Summaron, 50 collapsible...

M3 DS with a 35 3.5 Summaron, 50 collapsible Summicron 90 Elmar, 135 Nikkor
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-20-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,661
Posted By someonenameddavid
So I was at a yard sale and bought a MIB Yashica...

So I was at a yard sale and bought a MIB Yashica lynx 5000....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By someonenameddavid
Is it only once in a lifetime you get a good deal?

Is it only once in a lifetime you get a good deal?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By someonenameddavid
What is the deal with Topcon lenses

So I got a sweet yard sale buy on a Topcon Super D with the 5.8cm 3.5 macro and a junker Soligor 135 2.8 in exakta mount. Then I started looking on goodwill to see what they went for: I assume people...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-30-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 15,914
Posted By someonenameddavid
I have owned a C-Simlarfor 7 years, looking for a...

I have owned a C-Simlarfor 7 years, looking for a Leotax to put it on. Currently it is on a Periflex
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,990
Posted By someonenameddavid
So I went to a yard sale

And they had a Topcon Super D for $25.... with the 58 macro f/3.5... what would you do. They also had a few bits and bobs like the wlf and matched 1:1 ring and so on. Now I'm crusin for Exakta mount...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,482
Posted By someonenameddavid
Canon AE-1 in space

In space, no one can hear your shutter squeak
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-08-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By someonenameddavid
I'm in need of the two clips that hold the back...

I'm in need of the two clips that hold the back of a super graphic on to the non-standard Graflok back.....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,724
Posted By someonenameddavid
Sonnar or later you're gonna rokkor the boat...

Sonnar or later you're gonna rokkor the boat Exactaly
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2019
Replies: 162
Views: 11,101
Posted By someonenameddavid
The MX definitely feels like a smaller Spotmatic,...

The MX definitely feels like a smaller Spotmatic, and it feels more robust than an OM1 and to me the viewfinder is better. The OM1 reminds me of the Leica M3 (obviously in SLR form) I suppose each to...
Forum: Other RF 02-18-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By someonenameddavid
Surely the Simmons Omega was later, as was the...

Surely the Simmons Omega was later, as was the Graflex XL, although I dont know where the bodies were made, lenses were German. Some of the very last Miranda scientific slrs were made (I.e....
Forum: Other RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By someonenameddavid
My lens, Cooke Amotal, is 2975XX, the camera is...

My lens, Cooke Amotal, is 2975XX, the camera is 5521XX. The film gate is polished stainless steel, as is the pressure plate, which has horizontal ribs, so I imagine Slide film wouldnt work too well....
Forum: Other RF 02-10-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By someonenameddavid
and would I exchange mine for a mint IIIf RD ST...

and would I exchange mine for a mint IIIf RD ST with Summitar?.... probably
Forum: Other RF 02-10-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By someonenameddavid
In order to rewind, you have to hold the camera...

In order to rewind, you have to hold the camera in your left hand with the body upright and the lens facing you. You depress the rewind release which is where every other camera in the western world...
Forum: Other RF 02-10-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By someonenameddavid
foton torpedo

I have a Foton, with flash and original warranty card. The Lens is immaculate. I suggest you run a waste roll of film through it in order to get used to loading and unloading. It is not quite the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 4,930
Posted By someonenameddavid
Dan, you are using modern logic about 1950s...

Dan, you are using modern logic about 1950s Voigtlander...

The other lenses fit on an exterior quasi bayonet which has four slotted pegs. They are sprung loaded to stay in firm contact with the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-19-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By someonenameddavid
The Ektar 47mm f/2.0 was also found on the Kodak...

The Ektar 47mm f/2.0 was also found on the Kodak Retina II, which is why I hunt for them
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-21-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By someonenameddavid
It's a matter of precision rather than accuracy

It's a matter of precision rather than accuracy
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-14-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By someonenameddavid
The super graphic was the last new 4x5 Graflex...

The super graphic was the last new 4x5 Graflex made and it had a rotating graflok back which was non standard. After Singer shut them down, the body.was.purchased by Toyo.in Japan and produced for a...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-13-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,033
Posted By someonenameddavid
Help with a Super Graphic

I recently acquired a super graphic, but the back lacks the metal hooks and springs that make it a graflok back. I'm hunting for available parts, but may never find them. If someone who owns one...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,773
Posted By someonenameddavid
Thanks for that piece of information: I...

Thanks for that piece of information: I immediately jumped to my 28/2 and found it to be a lower NKJ #388 in the series... It is , however, factory AI'd
Forum: Travel 06-05-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 9,092
Posted By someonenameddavid
Have you been to the Falkirk Wheel?

Have you been to the Falkirk Wheel?
Forum: RFF Polls 04-30-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,477
Posted By someonenameddavid
Taylor,Taylor-Hobson

Taylor,Taylor-Hobson
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-26-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,799
Posted By someonenameddavid
Well its not as if it hasnt been done...

Well its not as if it hasnt been done beforehttps://goo.gl/images/kN4SkP
Forum: Other RF 04-19-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By someonenameddavid
Repairing the Walz 35

I bought one, and through a little effort have gotton the speeds 1/30 and faster to sound right. The rangefinder is off, but I need some guidance as to dis-assemble this camera and hopfully fix it...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-04-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2,183
Posted By someonenameddavid
Yashica Lynx IC f1.4 is not that rare as...

Yashica Lynx IC f1.4 is not that rare

as discussed recently the 35mm skoparon is retrofocus and completely in front of the lens
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-02-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By someonenameddavid
The skoparon is stiil awaiting a roll of film,...

The skoparon is stiil awaiting a roll of film, but what I find fascinating about this camera is the length to which the manufacturer went to synchronize the rangefinder coupling with the lens. Also,...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,684
Posted By someonenameddavid
But I will no longer buy off shopgoodwill.com I...

But I will no longer buy off shopgoodwill.com I used to think it was a better site because you wont be sniped or have someone shill for the seller.... but... the shipping and handling is excessive...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-20-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By someonenameddavid
Voigtlander 1950s lens question

So I had a Prominent that didnt work but had a 50 1.5 lens. So I bought a Prominent that worked but has a 35 3.5 Skoparon with the most contrived focus coupling to the rangefinder you could...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,215
Posted By someonenameddavid
Being of a certain age, and from a certain...

Being of a certain age, and from a certain country, I immediately thought of Cresta Bear: https://youtu.be/f9fDhWEJBD0

David
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-06-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By someonenameddavid
Brooks veriwide

Brooks veriwide
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-28-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By someonenameddavid
Really the Leica M forgeries were limited to...

Really the Leica M forgeries were limited to people making half frame M3s, black painting and renumbering M3s, so the cameras were genuine Leica.

The screw mounts which are mostly Russian fakes are...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By someonenameddavid
Sorry, it will not focus anywhere close to...

Sorry, it will not focus anywhere close to infinity. The distance from the flange of the screw mount to the focal plane is aroind 29.5mm antd the minolta lenses, to clear the moving mirror are about...
Forum: Other RF 01-22-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 10,109
Posted By someonenameddavid
Except for the Rollei Xf35 and its voigtlander...

Except for the Rollei Xf35 and its voigtlander clone
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By someonenameddavid
the cosina ct slr is the same camera , but an slr...

the cosina ct slr is the same camera , but an slr so you might find one cheap
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-04-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,124
Posted By someonenameddavid
would it not be possible to adapt a 28mm PC Nkkor...

would it not be possible to adapt a 28mm PC Nkkor to the Hasselblad /Fuji
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-21-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 4,504
Posted By someonenameddavid
Thats what lens design is about

Thats what lens design is about
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,288
Posted By someonenameddavid
There is a raised step underneath the rewind...

There is a raised step underneath the rewind clutch release lever. It makes it a rare variant
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-17-2017
Replies: 55
Views: 11,898
Posted By someonenameddavid
I am on the lookout for an early Leotax which...

I am on the lookout for an early Leotax which would be correct for the C-Simlar 50 3.5 I own
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-07-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,500
Posted By someonenameddavid
A universal basic income would soon be inflated...

A universal basic income would soon be inflated away: money is really only worth the work that is put into earning it. UBI would destroy savings, make it impossible for people to get on the property...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-25-2017
Replies: 183
Views: 28,036
Posted By someonenameddavid
I worked in photo retail in Philly from 1980-84...

I worked in photo retail in Philly from 1980-84 and had the chance to try various bits of equipment, and someone traded in a mint (engraved with his name) M3 with 50DR. So I thought.......
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-25-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,422
Posted By someonenameddavid
I would buy the Planar 2.8, because I think it...

I would buy the Planar 2.8, because I think it would be easier to sell.... who am I kidding... I never sell my cameras... I'm just a Planar groupie: I think it has better overall illumination and...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-19-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,001
Posted By someonenameddavid
That's due to your primary school teachers having...

That's due to your primary school teachers having you sing "With a good sword and a trusty hand"....
Celtic romanticism at it's finest. The Southwest was conquered finally in 1685, the Union made...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,936
Posted By someonenameddavid
Why don't you find an external finder from...

Why don't you find an external finder from www.shopgoodwill.Com for a few bucks: they come packaged with auxiliary lens sets for old Japanese rangefinders like Yashica Lynxes and they are cheap...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By someonenameddavid
But in a fair fight it is the only camera that is...

But in a fair fight it is the only camera that is a better weapon than the Nikon F or the Speed Graphic (see Weegee's comments on why you should use a Speed Graphic)

Hope this helps, David.
( I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-14-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 26,170
Posted By someonenameddavid
You hold the knob still and wind the camera

You hold the knob still and wind the camera
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 6,222
Posted By someonenameddavid
Kodak Ektra for $75

Kodak Ektra for $75
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By someonenameddavid
The leica IIIf was actually the sixth in the...

The leica IIIf was actually the sixth in the series, III, IIIa, IIIb, IIIc, IIId, IIIf, IIIg.
Why no IIIe, I hear you say???? IIIe would be german "shorthand" for "3rd" which it wasn't

Hth, David
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-19-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,295
Posted By someonenameddavid
I have a gummed up Compur on a Voigtlander Prominent.

How difficult is it to remove and clean up
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-16-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 4,773
Posted By someonenameddavid
The ones which haven't been modified to take the...

The ones which haven't been modified to take the Photomic prism are more sought after, as are the red dot ones which were made to accept the prism before it was released. If you can find a 66XXXX...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-25-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 5,138
Posted By someonenameddavid
But if you go by negative heights, the ratio...

But if you go by negative heights, the ratio turns into a 23mm equivalent.... it's probably more reasonable to compare the ratios of the diagonals
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,307
Posted By someonenameddavid
Sonnar or Planar formula?

Sonnar or Planar formula?
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-16-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,499
Posted By someonenameddavid
A handy young man name of Peter, Tried to fix a...

A handy young man name of Peter,
Tried to fix a faulty gas meter.
He first struck a light,
Blew him clear out of sight.
And as anyone who knows anything about poetry will tell you,
Completely ruined...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,370
Posted By someonenameddavid
The fun/no fun dichotomy for me is illustrated by...

The fun/no fun dichotomy for me is illustrated by much Rolleicord Va and Vb. Very similar cameras, except my Va is a beater and my Vb is pristine : I love the results but I'm too afraid to scratch...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-07-2017
Replies: 80
Views: 7,744
Posted By someonenameddavid
I remember in 1976 paying around £20 for a Zorki...

I remember in 1976 paying around £20 for a Zorki 4k in Cardiff, Wales . I was into potholing and wanted a decent camera, not my then current Nikkormat, to go down Ogof Ffynnon Ddu (take that...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-27-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 7,214
Posted By someonenameddavid
What about a Corfield Periflex...

What about a Corfield Periflex http://https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&client=ms-android-att-us&source=android-browser&q=Corfield+Periflex#imgrc=wb0c6to3aAxubM:
Forum: Nikon RF 02-17-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 5,479
Posted By someonenameddavid
I may be wrong, but I think that the Nikkor 35...

I may be wrong, but I think that the Nikkor 35 f2.5 is the same as the Nikonos and series E 35mm, so you could buy it with an EM or an FG for cheap cheap... of course its not a rangefinder.......
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-11-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,279
Posted By someonenameddavid
I only have a zorki 4k as an example of fsu...

I only have a zorki 4k as an example of fsu cameras, and that was robust, if crude. The lens was stellar though.
I really just use my Rolleicord.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By someonenameddavid
You can modify the Centre out of a used 35mm film...

You can modify the Centre out of a used 35mm film canister to make up a winding spool. It is the same as a Contax winding spool, the idea behind that is you could go from cassette to cassette in the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-11-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 2,279
Posted By someonenameddavid
Wow: a grey market camera... I really want a...

Wow: a grey market camera... I really want a notorious B.I.G. camera:D

It's a Haiou 31 lens... which doesn't help you any... it's a tessar clone which should give nice results between f 5.6 and f11....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,499
Posted By someonenameddavid
There was a young man, name of Peter: Tried to...

There was a young man, name of Peter:
Tried to fix a faulty gas meter:
He first struck a light,
Blew him clear out of site,
And, as anyone who knows anything about poetry will tell you,
Completely...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,954
Posted By someonenameddavid
When I worked for a camera store in Philadelphia...

When I worked for a camera store in Philadelphia in 198x, one of the outlying branches ( in a mall...) had a guy come in wanting to sell two old cameras, one of which was 35mm. The manager of the...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-24-2016
Replies: 150
Views: 58,688
Posted By someonenameddavid
Every time I pull out the old F2, I think: "What...

Every time I pull out the old F2, I think: "What if Nikon had used this as the basis of an M-Mount rangefinder..."
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-12-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 3,652
Posted By someonenameddavid
No, that one was on ebay as "minty"

No, that one was on ebay as "minty"
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,700
Posted By someonenameddavid
Hold each in your hands: if it does not bring you...

Hold each in your hands: if it does not bring you joy, sell it
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-17-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 4,400
Posted By someonenameddavid
Cooke, of course, was the choice of Ansel Adams...

Cooke, of course, was the choice of Ansel Adams in his golden years, and TTH was owned by Bell and Howell for a while, which is why the lens on the B&H Foton is an Amotal....

Post war socialist...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 2,863
Posted By someonenameddavid
I would go with the M2, because of future repair...

I would go with the M2, because of future repair issues. Also, should you ever have the irrational urge for another lens, you have a wider choice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-21-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,047
Posted By someonenameddavid
Koni-Omega had a 6x7 TLR with interchangeable...

Koni-Omega had a 6x7 TLR with interchangeable lenses.... a beast which was at home in the studio and understandably didn't sell well....
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 25,511
Posted By someonenameddavid
I think the Busch is better built, but it lacks...

I think the Busch is better built, but it lacks things which are game changing:
1) the Graflok back: it's a genius work around design
2) If you need a focal plane shutter, the Speed is pretty much...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-10-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 4,199
Posted By someonenameddavid
If I can find mine, I will check it out and send...

If I can find mine, I will check it out and send it to you, you can have it for the price of one of two things... you can send me something of equal photographic interest, or you can do something...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-10-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 3,227
Posted By someonenameddavid
I managed to make a stop filter with a regular...

I managed to make a stop filter with a regular filter, a button battery and some super glue. I put it on a cheap soft ish old zoom lens et voila me amis, I saved €4000 on a Thambar
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-24-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 12,456
Posted By someonenameddavid
Its quite enlightening to understand why there...

Its quite enlightening to understand why there was no Leica IIIe, since the sequence goes iii, iiia, iiib, iiic, iiid..... iiif.

iiie is German abbreviation for "third". This would have been awfully...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-07-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 6,523
Posted By someonenameddavid
No, the metered prism is not worth it, unless it...

No, the metered prism is not worth it, unless it is ridiculously cheap. I would buy the last version of the 105, the DS. It is a Heliar formula and I would use it for portraits wide open.
But that's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,277
Posted By someonenameddavid
What photographers fail to understand about 126...

What photographers fail to understand about 126 is that it revolutionized photofinishing. 126 machines were automated and the frames preprinted on the negative. It put paid to half frame. The great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 4,520
Posted By someonenameddavid
Does that make the iPhone imaginary, and if you...

Does that make the iPhone imaginary, and if you try to square an iPhone do you end up minus one phone?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 19,264
Posted By someonenameddavid
Pickyness alert: Super Angulon is a Schneider...

Pickyness alert: Super Angulon is a Schneider Kreutznach lens type
Forum: Nikon RF 06-07-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By someonenameddavid
I don't think it can be done with that...

I don't think it can be done with that combination because the throat of the Nikon mount is too narrow.it may be possible to mount longer lenses via a visoflex type arrangement, but why would you...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By someonenameddavid
Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping cross the...

Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping cross the plain.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By someonenameddavid
my pentax is ruptured

My Black, beautiful smooth sexy four named Pentax H2 tore its shutter.

Who can repair it?

David
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-27-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,489
Posted By someonenameddavid
But the A,B,C,D super Ikonta models had front...

But the A,B,C,D super Ikonta models had front cell focussing, the III and IV were unit focus, hence the change in rangefinder design.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-09-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 11,242
Posted By someonenameddavid
I have a Leica M3 and prefer to wear clothes...

I have a Leica M3 and prefer to wear clothes rather than go naked
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-13-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,998
Posted By someonenameddavid
I think in 1976, the UK mag "Amateur...

I think in 1976, the UK mag "Amateur Photographer" published a review of Alpa trashing the camera, which pretty much ended their UK presence... Alpa sold rebadged Chinon after that....

But as for...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-27-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,559
Posted By someonenameddavid
Why not use a Bessa-L .... or an Argus B if you...

Why not use a Bessa-L .... or an Argus B if you are looking low tech. If you are in the U.S. I suggest looking at www.shopgoodwill.Com for old stuff.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 6,136
Posted By someonenameddavid
My view of Soviet era Zenith is thus: the USSR...

My view of Soviet era Zenith is thus: the USSR wanted to prove that its socialism was inherently superior to the west and the inevitable conclusion to the progress of history. Every gain by the USSR...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-12-2016
Replies: 610
Views: 112,235
Posted By someonenameddavid
Praktica Nova 1b, but my brother bought a black...

Praktica Nova 1b, but my brother bought a black Nikkormat FtN and it was all over... had to buy one....
A friend bought an OM1 and I was impressed with the smallness, but the Nikkormat felt so...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-13-2015
Replies: 147
Views: 53,163
Posted By someonenameddavid
why do people highly rate the Summitar, but not...

why do people highly rate the Summitar, but not the collapsible Summicron
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-02-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,743
Posted By someonenameddavid
Wink Since Continental was founded in 1871 in Hanover,...

Since Continental was founded in 1871 in Hanover, Germany, chances are the Germans did have access.....

Just trying to be helpful

DAVID
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-01-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,338
Posted By someonenameddavid
The Contax RF is generally less well known by the...

The Contax RF is generally less well known by the "fashion conscious" (= hipster) photographer of today: they have pushed Rolleiflex prices way up. So an equivalent Leica IIIf RDST will be 1000+ US $...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-05-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,691
Posted By someonenameddavid
M3 DS, and I look for odds and ends at yard...

M3 DS, and I look for odds and ends at yard sales.....
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-01-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,906
Posted By someonenameddavid
The reason PC connectors are so called is because...

The reason PC connectors are so called is because they were developed for Prontor and Compur shutters
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-31-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 7,926
Posted By someonenameddavid
Develop a digital body within the parameters of...

Develop a digital body within the parameters of the M series that can be upgraded as the data processing improves so that 20 years from now, it will be as useful as it is now.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-28-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 7,541
Posted By someonenameddavid
Oh just curious, I have a delightful Va, which...

Oh just curious, I have a delightful Va, which does all I need it to, sort of have Vb envy, but what I really would want, just for the craft of it is an art deco 'cord.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-27-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 7,541
Posted By someonenameddavid
Curious as to why not a Vb. ....

Curious as to why not a Vb. ....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 12-13-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,962
Posted By someonenameddavid
I was looking to trade my Tenax II for a Leica...

I was looking to trade my Tenax II for a Leica III-something. .. but I don't know... I would probably never find another one.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By someonenameddavid
Well also there was the British Cooke and Perkins...

Well also there was the British Cooke and Perkins one in the 50s (a King's ransom) and the Orion Adapter (a Mikado's ransom)... Amadeo appears to be a guy in Venezuela who will make these for you.
Forum: RFF News 12-07-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 2,080
Posted By someonenameddavid
Did Vermeer use a crown graphic???

The documentary "Tim's Vermeer", reported on by the BBC, here:
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20140103-could-anyone-paint-a-vermeer shows at the very end, Tim resting his artwork on a Crown...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-15-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,200
Posted By someonenameddavid
I think he means Burning Man

I think he means Burning Man
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-14-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 4,505
Posted By someonenameddavid
The Leotax was the preferred camera for Tokyo...

The Leotax was the preferred camera for Tokyo Kogaku
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-29-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By someonenameddavid
I think they are standard copal shutters

I think they are standard copal shutters
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,144
Posted By someonenameddavid
A Nikon F2 based rangefinder with TTL exposure...

A Nikon F2 based rangefinder with TTL exposure and a gizmo to adapt any prime lens to rangefinder coupling
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,144
Posted By someonenameddavid
Yes they are called the Rapid Omega and they do,...

Yes they are called the Rapid Omega and they do, in fact, weigh a ton.

David
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-14-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By someonenameddavid
It's a IId or IIe not entirely sure. It's old an...

It's a IId or IIe not entirely sure.

It's old an a bit loose but I have an ongoing project to collect 1949 Era cameras.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-10-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By someonenameddavid
looking for a template to recover my rolleicord

And a good source of leatherette. Anyone care to offer ideas?

David
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2014
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,990
Posted By someonenameddavid
A 1949 Rolleicord. I chose that year to base a...

A 1949 Rolleicord. I chose that year to base a collection
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2014
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,990
Posted By someonenameddavid
Ricoh tls 401 with 55 f1.4

Ricoh tls 401 with 55 f1.4
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 05-17-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,307
Posted By someonenameddavid
And glass pressure plate, collapsible Summicron....

And glass pressure plate, collapsible Summicron.
David
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By someonenameddavid
Can I add to the question: I have a post war...

Can I add to the question: I have a post war Biogon 35 which has a better internal clearance will that work on the standard focussing Amadeo mount
regards, David
Forum: Other RF 04-30-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 6,667
Posted By someonenameddavid
I have been led to believe that 828 film is...

I have been led to believe that 828 film is basically the same as 126 film without the plastic cartridge... yang
David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2014
Replies: 1,036
Views: 197,614
Posted By someonenameddavid
It's St. Pancras..... the pancreas is a mixed...

It's St. Pancras..... the pancreas is a mixed exocrine and endocrine gland in the abdomen:eek:
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-24-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 5,226
Posted By someonenameddavid
That's a photograph of a Dutch Gronk. ....

That's a photograph of a Dutch Gronk. ....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 3,716
Posted By someonenameddavid
Do not go into a Weatherspoons pub. The food is...

Do not go into a Weatherspoons pub. The food is awful and the clientele is there just for the cheap alcohol. Do not expect a decent salad in the UK. Do try to be impressed by the history of it all....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 8,633
Posted By someonenameddavid
Please don't try to mount the light meter on the...

Please don't try to mount the light meter on the camera: So many M3s have their top plate marred by this, that is why top plates that are free of bright marks cetch a premium
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-19-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By someonenameddavid
The voigtlander bessa l cases fit ok

The voigtlander bessa l cases fit ok
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-10-2014
Replies: 308
Views: 28,646
Posted By someonenameddavid
...and not doing away with the kickstart is one...

...and not doing away with the kickstart is one of the things that destroyed the British motorcycle industry

David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2014
Replies: 104
Views: 12,052
Posted By someonenameddavid
So I went to an estate sale once: the kind that...

So I went to an estate sale once: the kind that they have in an uninhabited store on a shopping strip... no cameras... until I realized there was a "treasure room" in the back. Black F photomic Tn,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By someonenameddavid
From what I understand the Summicron was...

From what I understand the Summicron was introduced at the same time as the M3 and was available in M mount at the same time as the screw mount. Proto screw mount Summicrons were labelled...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-29-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,727
Posted By someonenameddavid
Amadeo type adapter to a wider throat external...

Amadeo type adapter to a wider throat external mount lenses. copal square type shutter, lever wind. a design concept that anticipated the need, the need for speed....

but Nikon would have sunk them...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-29-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 52,503
Posted By someonenameddavid
i'm with you Auld Bob... have 3 graphics and a...

i'm with you Auld Bob... have 3 graphics and a 2x3 Busch Pressman and 2 super Ikontas and a trio of pentaxes and a brace of Nikons and a Foton and Leicas.....
wife says sell one,,,,,, need to find...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-20-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,928
Posted By someonenameddavid
Firstly, from the radio show I can tell he has...

Firstly, from the radio show I can tell he has probably quite bad Emphysema (yes I am a doctor) and secondly he used an Olympus Pen to take pictures of his wife giving birth. He is an anti-gearhead...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2014
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,990
Posted By someonenameddavid
A zeca sheet film camera circa 1940, trying to...

A zeca sheet film camera circa 1940, trying to find out which model: wife says I am hoarding cameras

David
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-01-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 12,836
Posted By someonenameddavid
And the BBC, ever the trendy lefties refer to the...

And the BBC, ever the trendy lefties refer to the losing side as "republicans" rather than communists.

David
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-01-2014
Replies: 825
Views: 168,822
Posted By someonenameddavid
I would like to see a gift set of a camera styled...

I would like to see a gift set of a camera styled as a tribute to the Nikon SP with an M-mount and three adapters one for nikon s, one for contax rf and one for voigtlander prominent. Subcontract the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,793
Posted By someonenameddavid
Peckerwood is a racial slur, but I don't think it...

Peckerwood is a racial slur, but I don't think it will be edited out

David
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-20-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By someonenameddavid
an obituary you should read...

In the London Telegraph:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10528924/Sree-Uthradom-Thirunal-Marthanda-Varma-obituary.html

He had vaults worth Ukpounds 26 billion, but lived as an ascetic. He...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By someonenameddavid
I was returning from a trip to East Africa and...

I was returning from a trip to East Africa and one set of purchases were four Maasai clubs for my boys: sort of long spindly things with a lump on the end. They are effective herding and fighting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2013
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,990
Posted By someonenameddavid
in love

With a Black Honeywell Heiland Pentax H2.



David
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-19-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 7,690
Posted By someonenameddavid
My 35 summaron with detachable goggles wont...

My 35 summaron with detachable goggles wont unlock from the infinity stop without the goggles inplace and locked. Fun lens,, and in the end it's really not about being the best, but having fun

David
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,450
Posted By someonenameddavid
I like equipment, like some people like fine...

I like equipment, like some people like fine watches: obviously you dont need to have a fine watch to tell the time. I have a collection, based on a Montgomery Ward 1949 catalog, I go to estate sales...
Forum: Other RF 10-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By someonenameddavid
kiev 4 or a Zorki 4

kiev 4 or a Zorki 4
Forum: RFF Polls 09-24-2013
Replies: 610
Views: 112,235
Posted By someonenameddavid
My first was a Diana... piece of yak squeeze....

My first was a Diana... piece of yak squeeze. First real camera was Praktica Nova 1b... then a Nikkormat Ftn which began the drain of my resources... really was all the 35mm I ever needed. Then the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By someonenameddavid
Bought an FA yesterday from a yard sale. No back,...

Bought an FA yesterday from a yard sale. No back, no rewing knob. I had a broken donor FM and now have a wotking FA for US $10.

David
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-21-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,279
Posted By someonenameddavid
side or top rangefinder? David

side or top rangefinder?


David
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By someonenameddavid
There are a lot of photojournalists who take...

There are a lot of photojournalists who take picture to an agenda, either their own or their newspaper. The Guardian, for all its faults, at least does not pretend to be politically neutral: if you...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,739
Posted By someonenameddavid
lens on a Busch pressman 6x9

It's a 101 mm f4.5 Ektar. I think I read somewhere that it was a Heliar design. Can someone clarify this

David
Forum: Off Topic 09-15-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,154
Posted By someonenameddavid
thoughts

And that the head of Zeiss, being Jewish, was kidnapped by Nazis in the early 1930-s.

Racism imprisons four people: the racist, his child, the victim of racism and his child.

David
Forum: Off Topic 09-15-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,154
Posted By someonenameddavid
And that the head of Zeiss, being Jewish, was...

And that the head of Zeiss, being Jewish, was kidnapped by Nazis in the early 1930-s.

Racism imprisons four people: the racist, his child, the victim of racism and his child.

David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 4,190
Posted By someonenameddavid
The Corfield periflex... leica size, m39 screw...

The Corfield periflex... leica size, m39 screw mount with TTL viewing... not the entire field , but it is ttl.

David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 4,190
Posted By someonenameddavid
you can use a konica autoreflex TC (made by...

you can use a konica autoreflex TC (made by cosina) without a battery and use the 40 f1.8 lens, or a nikon (made by cosina ) FM10 without a battery and the Nikon series e 50 f1.8,

David
Forum: Off Topic 09-11-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 7,562
Posted By someonenameddavid
So Lomography is Ok then David

So Lomography is Ok then

David
Forum: Large Format Film RF 09-03-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 5,454
Posted By someonenameddavid
Graphic addiction

Hi, group... my name is Dave and I am a Graflex addict... it started in my youth when I was.... exposed..... to a pacemaker. I kept it secret from my wife and only occasionally fondled it. I worked...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,223
Posted By someonenameddavid
The Summicron collapsible is wonderful... the...

The Summicron collapsible is wonderful... the screw mount is rarer because it was for the iiig and there were fewer of them than the M3/2. (I wonder what Leitz thought when the demand for the M3...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-02-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,664
Posted By someonenameddavid
Basically it is worth whatever someone will pay...

Basically it is worth whatever someone will pay for it. Contax cameras were luxury items but dont have the cachet that Leica has, so most people would not pay the $600 an M3 would achieve. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2013
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,990
Posted By someonenameddavid
new purchase

Rollei 35S in nice condition. slow speeds slow. SWMBO asked me how much I am going to sell it for;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-23-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By someonenameddavid
Voigtlander high speed lens and the Royal Baby

It wont be generally known until later, but Voigtlander provided a new ultrafast derivative of their Noct lens to the British Royal Family to document the Birth. Previous lenses in the f1.5- f0.9...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,907
Posted By someonenameddavid
I was in Best Buy purchasing a computer for my...

I was in Best Buy purchasing a computer for my daughter and saw an open box Fuji x10 for $166... showed it to "She-who-must-be-obeyed" and went hmmmm. Didnt buy it, but have now stored up "self...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-17-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,160
Posted By someonenameddavid
The fabled Contax IV

Of which there is only a prototype. I can't find a picture on the net of said prototype. Is there anyone who can post such a picture?

David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 7,036
Posted By someonenameddavid
My biggest regret is not buying an Ermanox Reflex...

My biggest regret is not buying an Ermanox Reflex which had a 105 f1.8 lens on it, but I had just spent my discretionary cash for the month on a 105/2.5 AI Nikkor which I still own and it still...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 5,222
Posted By someonenameddavid
Of course Ringo had a Facel Vega. ...

Of course Ringo had a Facel Vega. http://www.facelvegacarclub.co.uk/featured/the-facel-vega-car-club/

David
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2013
Replies: 2,090
Views: 311,592
Posted By someonenameddavid
The Nash Metropolitan, was in fact made by...

The Nash Metropolitan, was in fact made by Austin, and as the Austin Metropolitan in the UK, didn't sell very well either
Forum: Other RF 07-04-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,377
Posted By someonenameddavid
Foton

I bought a Foton for about $100 with the flash attachment and its original warranty.... there have been several Fotons offered for many years on ebay at silly prices. there are rare 4inch and eight...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-09-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,683
Posted By someonenameddavid
How would you compare the TTH Anastigmat on the...

How would you compare the TTH Anastigmat on the Reid to the Amotal on the B+H Foton ?


David
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-26-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,791
Posted By someonenameddavid
My first and only digital is a Lumix FZ 30 with a...

My first and only digital is a Lumix FZ 30 with a wonderful lens. I will be upset when the sensor gives out because of the waste of fine glass. So next will be an Nex something so I can use my...
Forum: Travel 05-24-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 4,862
Posted By someonenameddavid
Since I live in Oklahoma, I would recommend...

Since I live in Oklahoma, I would recommend Avoiding Texas. There is a lot of dull boring land there. Denver Colorado would be on my list. Even though you do not drive, renting an automatic car and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,831
Posted By someonenameddavid
However, the Minolta Vectis shares the name with...

However, the Minolta Vectis shares the name with the Roman Isle of Wight...

(There's not many people know that)

David
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-30-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By someonenameddavid
re purposing a GIII 1.7

So I have an essentially free GIII with a non working shutter and I would like to convert it to a fixed slit camera: it looks like an easy mod. How do you gain access to take the shutter leaves...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-17-2013
Replies: 275
Views: 24,913
Posted By someonenameddavid
But what if you use film and plates, which are...

But what if you use film and plates, which are patently not film
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-16-2013
Replies: 275
Views: 24,913
Posted By someonenameddavid
I am 55 years old and I use analog cameras. I...

I am 55 years old and I use analog cameras. I don't care what people think of me ( except my wife and kids) I wear clothes to cover this awkward moderately obese frame of mine. Call me a hipster and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-13-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,477
Posted By someonenameddavid
According to this site...

According to this site http://www.amsterdam-mamas.nl/featured/consumer-rights-in-the-netherlands you have seven or eight days to take the product back. I bought a Jupiter 8 once, had a big bubble in...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-11-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By someonenameddavid
Are there actually three kinds of Contax IIa/IIIa?

I have two of the beasties, which IMHO are better than the Leica IIIf for many reasons.
My IIa has serial B 90XXX and the IIIa is V23XXX. They are both color dial with the standard PC terminal. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-17-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 4,683
Posted By someonenameddavid
Reid III

So is the T2.2 Amotal 50mm on the Foton the same lens as comes standard on the Reid????

David
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By someonenameddavid
It looks like the box is made in Hong Kong.......

It looks like the box is made in Hong Kong.... How uncouth.

Seriously: if I had that much money to waste, I would be surfing Westlicht. The true collectible cameras were not "made to be collectible"...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,865
Posted By someonenameddavid
Mamiya made the Nikkorex for Nikon, one version...

Mamiya made the Nikkorex for Nikon, one version of which had a fixed 43-86 zoom on it... The worst of all possible combinations I think.
In my semi-respectable collection I have a Savoyflex: a nice...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2013
Replies: 590
Views: 68,346
Posted By someonenameddavid
Best yard sale finds

A Bell and Howell Foton with Flash attachment and original papers saying that it was purchased in 1949 for $700 (!!!!)*
A black Nikon F with Photomic Tn and 28/2 35/2 50/1.4 55/3.5 105/2.5 (Sonnar...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2013
Replies: 111
Views: 27,655
Posted By someonenameddavid
My Leica story is this: my first camera was a...

My Leica story is this: my first camera was a Praktica Nova IB meterless with a mediocre Meyer domiplan 50/2.8. It was stolen along with my brother's Nikkormat FTn. The FTn was recovered after the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By someonenameddavid
I have a boxed NOOKY. My Topcon Simlar doesn't...

I have a boxed NOOKY. My Topcon Simlar doesn't fit it so I am doomed to wander the web looking for a II/IIIabcdf with an Elmar I can afford: I feel like the "Flying Dutchman"
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-26-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3,318
Posted By someonenameddavid
Not wishing to be picky; in Leica-speak...

Not wishing to be picky; in Leica-speak "Summicron" means "F/2" unlike ZEISS, where the name refers to the formula of the lens. So your f/3.5 is most likely a Summaron and your 90 f/4 is most likely...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-26-2013
Replies: 69
Views: 8,695
Posted By someonenameddavid
Doubt if someone would send a IIa in to find out...

Doubt if someone would send a IIa in to find out it was a Kiev... A II is much more likely to be kievtax.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-05-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By someonenameddavid
I'm sure you are mistaken slightly because my...

I'm sure you are mistaken slightly because my 35mm postwar Biogon has its own focussing helical.

David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-05-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 9,424
Posted By someonenameddavid
Perhaps it is no coincidence that the most famous...

Perhaps it is no coincidence that the most famous of French scientists coined the phrase "fortune favours the prepared mind". So HCB prepared his mind and gets lucky....
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-14-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 6,266
Posted By someonenameddavid
There are many people more expert than I, but the...

There are many people more expert than I, but the argument for retrofocus lenses in digital use is that the incident light beams are more perpendicular to the sensor surface and there is less...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-16-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 6,439
Posted By someonenameddavid
God does use a Leica

If you read the Gospel of Matthew Ch 13 v31 out loud, the text clearly states: "The Kingdom of Heaven is Leica"
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 7,848
Posted By someonenameddavid
I was reading this thread last Wednesday and...

I was reading this thread last Wednesday and thinking that, heck I would like to try the 105 Sonnar and wouldn't you know, I went to a yard sale and bought an immaculate one, marked at $50 with 50%...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,482
Posted By someonenameddavid
The Leica M cases have a mounting screw at the...

The Leica M cases have a mounting screw at the right end of the camera whereas the Olympus tripod mount is coaxial with the lens
Forum: Yashica RF 09-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By someonenameddavid
Lynx heresy

In another thread, it is mentioned that is is technically possible to have the lens adapted to another camera ( I assume Leica) has anyone on this forum actually done this.... And did it cost less...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-04-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 11,097
Posted By someonenameddavid
Stereo Realist moves the focal plane. So does...

Stereo Realist moves the focal plane.

So does any monorail camera

it's a good way to avoid the dreaded "Front element focussing" and "Vacuum effect" and quirky zeiss rotating wedge thingy.

David
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-27-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 6,953
Posted By someonenameddavid
Yes you were right (tip of hat) it is a pre...

Yes you were right (tip of hat) it is a pre war-ish black Bessa, with what is now a protein coated voigtar 105 f/3.5 with a slightly yeasty aftertaste. I have yet to taste my Super Ikonta B, or my...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-23-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 6,953
Posted By someonenameddavid
Well yes I am in the "germ obsessed USA" but I am...

Well yes I am in the "germ obsessed USA" but I am also an Englishman... But also a physician... Go figure
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-23-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 6,953
Posted By someonenameddavid
The answer was on the tip of my tongue

So I scored a Bessa 1 6x9 folder at a local estate sale, but it looked like the 105 f/3.5 Voigtar lens was scuffed. I was considering what I would need to clean it, something soft and... Moist. So,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-05-2012
Replies: 185
Views: 29,536
Posted By someonenameddavid
Back in the Philadelphia photo retail days,...

Back in the Philadelphia photo retail days, '81-4, we had a customer we named "Doctor Switchit" because he would periodically arrive to trade in high end 35mm and 120 equipment and then buy it back...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By someonenameddavid
The screw on the top of the goggle has to be...

The screw on the top of the goggle has to be firmly screwed down to release the focusing tab.hth

David
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 07-31-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,715
Posted By someonenameddavid
Picked up the last (only?) one in Tulsa Oklahoma...

Picked up the last (only?) one in Tulsa Oklahoma and It's really PINK.... Time for some black electrical tape cosmetics.( or put pink cosmetics on me.... Nah)

David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,097
Posted By someonenameddavid
What a sexy body: the IIIf RD that is ...... And...

What a sexy body: the IIIf RD that is ...... And so she could find my range quickly smoothly and reliably with the minimum of resistance, up to a considerable focal length

David
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-29-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By someonenameddavid
Well you will have to take the battery out of th...

Well you will have to take the battery out of th left side rear compartment and clean out all the corrosion and then figure out how many AA batteries you need to substitute in a holder you can buy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2012
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,990
Posted By someonenameddavid
A Savoyflex..... David

A Savoyflex.....

David
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-15-2012
Replies: 590
Views: 68,346
Posted By someonenameddavid
A contax iiia color dial with 50 1,5 Sonnar a 135...

A contax iiia color dial with 50 1,5 Sonnar a 135 f4 sonnar and 35 2.8 biogon for $150 in a sweet optima case.

Mint super Ikonta B for $125

David
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By someonenameddavid
Like the coffee bean, who "although could be made...

Like the coffee bean, who "although could be made instantly, preferred the old grind", I carefully and slowly reduced one side of the shoe: If the shoe fits, you must acquit. (or something like...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-09-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 14,623
Posted By someonenameddavid
the ratio based on the square root of two works...

the ratio based on the square root of two works very well with shutter speeds that are sequenced 1/30 1/60 1/125 etc, not so much with earlier shutters. Where my thoughts get befuddled are on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 4,005
Posted By someonenameddavid
Favorite

Leica M3DS, but it's in such good shape I'm afraid to take it out, so I bought a relatively inexpensive Contax IIIa, which is not as good as an M3, but a *lot better than a Barnack*... (oooh...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-02-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 37,711
Posted By someonenameddavid
My Contax IIIA V23048 is placed in the Black Dial...

My Contax IIIA V23048 is placed in the Black Dial mechanical flash attachment but the PC attachment is clearly color dial and the 25 and 50 shutter speeds are yellow. A factory conversion...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-29-2012
Replies: 261
Views: 31,274
Posted By someonenameddavid
My Lumix fz 30 has a wonderful lens, is a little...

My Lumix fz 30 has a wonderful lens, is a little slow and doesnt do wide angle or low light. It is 8MP and I don't need another digital camera. I will be disappointed when the sensor dies. My next...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-25-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By someonenameddavid
Contax accessory shoe mount

I have a turret finder marked Zeiss Stuttgart which came with an apparently coated pre war 135 f/4 Sonnar. It seems to be too wide for the IIa/IIIa shoe. Anyone else experienced this and is there an...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-14-2009
Replies: 825
Views: 168,822
Posted By someonenameddavid
new voigtlander... a periflex

We need something unique, and so I thought, what would be different and useful and fill a gap in the film camera pantheon.

In the 1950-s Corfield, of Wolverhampton, England, ( I doubt if there is...
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