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Forum: Photography General Interest 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 137
Views: 6,840
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Locked Down

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Locked down at home (https://flic.kr/p/2iLQRsL) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 661
Views: 99,316
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
When you worry about metering and not focussing

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49734294168_9d76ab7dc4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iLRfWu)
Longfellow Bridge, Boston, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2iLRfWu)
by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,787
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
John and Marty, Thanks for the advice, and yes...

John and Marty, Thanks for the advice, and yes this is pretty shoddy. Sounds like the product is not ready for prime time.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,787
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
John, Thanks for the update. Not being a...

John, Thanks for the update.

Not being a chemist I can't get my head around the fact that the presence of crystals is okay. They are a product of something surely. Those in my bottle are the size...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,787
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Carter, Thanks and as you say they don't want to...

Carter, Thanks and as you say they don't want to answer the question.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,787
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Carter, thanks. The crystals were so large that I...

Carter, thanks. The crystals were so large that I couldn't get them out of the bottle and they didn't dissolve when given a good shake. I'm loathed to use this batch; seems like a dud to me.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,787
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Advice needed. Just cracked open a 1ltr bottle of...

Advice needed. Just cracked open a 1ltr bottle of the new formula. The bottom of the bottle was full of large ice-like crystals. Is this normal? I've had the bottle for a month and it's been stored...
Forum: RFF News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 95
Views: 3,914
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Mission Impossible, working from home and...

Mission Impossible, working from home and homeschooling two boys.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Thanks for sharing! I never knew he was an...

Thanks for sharing! I never knew he was an accomplished photographer.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,051
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Eastman 5222X, HC 110 1:31 20C for 5mins

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49404937588_27911856aa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igKdGL)

Main Street, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2igKdGL) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 981
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I too was worried about the wear on my M3 lugs. I...

I too was worried about the wear on my M3 lugs. I was able to find a used Leica case for $60 and ditched the ratty strap. This has worked well over the winter but now I've started using 2 paracord...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-20-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
An update on the light leak saga... I was able...

An update on the light leak saga...

I was able to unintentionally repeat the same pattern on a shot I took on a dimly lit subway platform. However, the next image on the roll was in bright contrasty...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-02-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
M3 DS Light Leaks

So what do think? Leaky seals, baffles, curtain or all of the above?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-01-2020
Replies: 661
Views: 99,316
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
When the film and sprockets divorce

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Kian (https://flic.kr/p/2inMUuV) by Mel Buckpitt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mel_buckpitt/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2020
Replies: 380
Views: 55,011
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Stata Center. M3, 35mm f2 Ultron, HP5 400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49446963518_7424ea9357_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iksBxL)

Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2iksBxL) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-20-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,651
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
D750, Nikkor 105mm micro, Kodak Double X

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49404936608_b7458448c2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igKdpS)
Starbucks, Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2igKdpS) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-18-2020
Replies: 2,999
Views: 1,793,536
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Not sure why that ended up as a threesome... It...

Not sure why that ended up as a threesome... It needs some moderator action :-)
Forum: RFF Polls 01-18-2020
Replies: 2,999
Views: 1,793,536
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Add to the list all the people who do the same in...

Add to the list all the people who do the same in China, and Korea. Not so sure about Japan.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-18-2020
Replies: 2,999
Views: 1,793,536
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Add to the list all the people who do the same in...

Add to the list all the people who do the same in China, and Korea. Not so sure about Japan.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-18-2020
Replies: 2,999
Views: 1,793,536
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Add to the list all the people who do the same in...

Add to the list all the people who do the same in China, and Korea. Not so sure about Japan.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 106
Views: 4,251
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Lynn, First thank you for sharing, and my...

Lynn, First thank you for sharing, and my thoughts and are with you, your wife, and your family.

This little guy has more than a few cognitive challenges to climb over in his near future. The image...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Not sure if this link will work but it shows a...

Not sure if this link will work but it shows a bunch of different rigs.

https://forums.negativelabpro.com/t/lets-see-your-dslr-film-scanning-setup/27
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,522
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Holga, Tri-X

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48925148693_e1c8d1a1b0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hxmbbr)
Downtown Boston (https://flic.kr/p/2hxmbbr) by Mel Buckpitt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mel_buckpitt/),...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,367
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Ko.Fe. If you are interested, look up the British...

Ko.Fe. If you are interested, look up the British Carry-On movies, there is a bunch of them and you will find a younger Benny Hill honing his craft.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-21-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 4,862
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I've developed a dozen or so films and apart from...

I've developed a dozen or so films and apart from the learning curve mistakes, it has been a success. I did not come to the Lab-Box via reels and tanks so not in a position to compare. I would buy it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 893
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I vote color.

I vote color.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Mlehrman & Charles, Thank you both for your...

Mlehrman & Charles, Thank you both for your comments.

Mel
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2019
Replies: 661
Views: 99,316
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49110737706_9e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49110737706_9e2bfe3ee9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hPKnk1)

Metropolis: Argus C3 (https://flic.kr/p/2hPKnk1) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-23-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Thanks for the shout out Robert.

Thanks for the shout out Robert.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2019
Replies: 3,351
Views: 580,272
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Argus C3, Kodak Double X

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49087546247_7c7a62310c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hMGvjg)

Binney and Third, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2hMGvjg) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-19-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Greg, Thanks for the shout-out!!!

Greg, Thanks for the shout-out!!!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I'm beginning to think that a TSA exec uses film....

I'm beginning to think that a TSA exec uses film. Here at Boston-Logan, there are signs explaining what film is safe to go through the machines and what is not. The sign concludes with the friendly...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-16-2019
Replies: 215
Views: 34,591
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
M3, Ektar 100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49071016907_04b9555807_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hLeMHD)
Galleria Mall, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2hLeMHD) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,136
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Because it gives me something to do while walking...

Because it gives me something to do while walking and listening to Donna Summer's I Feel Love turned up to 11 :-)
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-08-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 2,397
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
The craftsman passing his tools to the next...

The craftsman passing his tools to the next generation, a great moment, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-05-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 17,212
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Tri-X 400, HC 110, 6 mins @20C. Lab-Box

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49014955878_5f7b7c11a4_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hFhsJb)Arch St, Boston, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2hFhsJb) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 11-03-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
MIT: The Polaroid Project

For those in the Boston & Cambridge Area, MIT has a polaroid art and technology exhibition at the MIT Museum. Here's the link

https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/thepolaroidproject

To quote from the project...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2019
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,051
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
M3, 50mm f2 Summicron, Eastman Double X

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48546967402_faf5259eee_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gXVU4m)

Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2gXVU4m) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-30-2019
Replies: 2,123
Views: 398,051
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
M3, 50mm f2 summicron, Eastman Double X

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48546967557_40eef10bb7_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gXVU72)

MIT, Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2gXVU72) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,474
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I haven't seen a better example of Betteridge's...

I haven't seen a better example of Betteridge's law for a long time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge's_law_of_headlines
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-19-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,971
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Harman are in a productive phase, more power to...

Harman are in a productive phase, more power to them.

https://kosmofoto.com/2019/10/harman-launches-reloadable-kentmere-camera/
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-19-2019
Replies: 661
Views: 99,316
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Holga shutter needs attention... Kodak Double X

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48925148693_6befb4d212_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hxmbbr)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2hxmbbr) by Mel Buckpitt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mel_buckpitt/), on...
Forum: RFF News 10-18-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 11,719
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
The WTO sanction the EU for unfair subsidies that...

The WTO sanction the EU for unfair subsidies that damage the US aviation industry but the consumers in the US pick up the tab?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2019
Replies: 360
Views: 37,750
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Eric, Thank you for the comment, and I enjoy the...

Eric,

Thank you for the comment, and I enjoy the results from the Nokton.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-12-2019
Replies: 360
Views: 37,750
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
M3, Nokton 50mm f1.1, Kodak Ektar

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48854257023_c55d0acfbc_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hr5Qyg)

Jian, Starbucks, Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2hr5Qyg) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-11-2019
Replies: 556
Views: 52,568
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Leica M3, 50mm f1.1 Nockton, Ektar

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48854257023_c55d0acfbc_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hr5Qyg)

Jian, Starbucks, Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2hr5Qyg) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-06-2019
Replies: 134
Views: 30,903
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Leica M3, Nokton f1.1, Ektar 100

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48854257023_c55d0acfbc_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hr5Qyg)

Jian, Starbucks, Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2hr5Qyg) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,155
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
From the Boston...

From the Boston Globe

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/10/02/world-war-era-bomber-plane-crashes-outside-conn-airport/TkqJMLjiHi0SgS7hAlSL5M/story.html
Forum: Travel 10-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Having lived in Seoul for many years here are my...

Having lived in Seoul for many years here are my 2 cents

Dog meat. It's a cruelty issue that has a lot of attention and action. Its worth remembering that cultures eat what they can...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 5,221
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Nap time

https://live.staticflickr.com/1884/30775414508_af834e09de_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NTw3wY)Sleepy (https://flic.kr/p/NTw3wY) by
Mel Buckpitt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mel_buckpitt/), on Flickr
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Awesome images, hope you are fit and well.

Awesome images, hope you are fit and well.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 09-28-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 17,212
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I'm in for Holga week

I'm in for Holga week
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-24-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 4,862
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I too went with the continuous agitation but...

I too went with the continuous agitation but every 30secs tilted the Lab Box side to side, This worked well for me.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2019
Replies: 380
Views: 55,011
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Bessa R2m, 21mm f4 Color Skopar, HP5 400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48777670728_95cf2c15ca_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hjjj7U)
Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2hjjj7U) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-20-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,681
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
My Holga is fine, doing 35mm sprockets at the...

My Holga is fine, doing 35mm sprockets at the moment and wrestling with a light leak, but its fine.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-15-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Thanks all, I've just purchased the book that...

Thanks all,
I've just purchased the book that webOSuser suggested and I will look at the llex articles that Mike suggested. I will keep this thread up-to-date as the project progresses.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,625
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Leica M3, 50mm f2, Summicron, Eastman DoubleX

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48546967557_40eef10bb7_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gXVU72)

Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2gXVU72) by Mel Buckpitt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mel_buckpitt/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-08-2019
Replies: 405
Views: 46,188
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Leica M3, 75mm f1.8 Heliar Classic, Tri-X 400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48147887346_04d98675b1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gmEvsJ)
Starbucks, Cambridge Central, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2gmEvsJ) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
This is useful, thanks!!

This is useful, thanks!!
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-05-2019
Replies: 1,833
Views: 130,018
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/42078/U42078I1567548600.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-03-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Raid, I appreciate the mention.

Raid, I appreciate the mention.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-17-2019
Replies: 661
Views: 99,316
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
M3, 35mm f1.4 Nokton Classic, HP5+ 400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48562065727_9845080b39_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gZghgi)
Jian, Galleria Mall, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2gZghgi) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-16-2019
Replies: 1,833
Views: 130,018
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Apollo 11 Celebration at MIT

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48546967797_15198cd968_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gXVUba)
Draper Labs, MIT, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2gXVUba) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-15-2019
Replies: 470
Views: 38,487
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Boston, MA

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48245038341_fcddb38bcc_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gvfr4T)
Charles River Basin, Boston, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2gvfr4T) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-07-2019
Replies: 556
Views: 52,568
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48389393577_fd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48389393577_fd3fa2ca64_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJ1hRg)
Jian, Galleria Mall, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2gJ1hRg) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 4,862
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Freestyle photo now has them back in stock.

Freestyle photo now has them back in stock.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2019
Replies: 217
Views: 12,289
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Jian

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48389393577_39cb122dce_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gJ1hRg)
Galleria Mall, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2gJ1hRg) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 07-21-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Nice work, I liked the NYC set

Nice work, I liked the NYC set
Forum: Argus RF 07-21-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 3,259
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I'm still working on it...

Lots of cleaning and lubing done, adjustments are next
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-09-2019
Replies: 556
Views: 52,568
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Kian, Argus C3 Matchmatic, Portra 400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48245036491_89ef3c43b9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gvfqvZ)
Starbucks, Cambridge Central, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2gvfqvZ) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 21,493
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
M3 DS, 75mm F1.8 Heliar Classic, Tri-X 400

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48147973597_5ca4b4231e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gmEX6P)Charles River Basin, Boston, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2gmEX6P) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2019
Replies: 249
Views: 14,709
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Soon to be Akamai's HQ

https://live.staticflickr.com/7818/47595992101_155e90e9b2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fvTUet)Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2fvTUet) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-16-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,414
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
@jmpgino, what oil do you use? I had a mooch...

@jmpgino, what oil do you use? I had a mooch around and couldn't find anything that seemed to fit the bill.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Argus FA: Advice needed if you have it...

The shutter has packed up and I need to open its housing, peer-in, clean, adust and lube

Has anyone any tips, hints or tricks?

Mel
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-16-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,661
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Two modes

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47031027944_3356ffc570_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eDYj59)The Charles River, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2eDYj59) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 17,212
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
https://live.staticflickr.com/7872/33249478968_f80...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7872/33249478968_f80d02e889_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SE9gGL)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/SE9gGL) by Mel Buckpitt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mel_buckpitt/), on...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 05-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 17,212
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
https://live.staticflickr.com/7817/47072571742_eba...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7817/47072571742_eba96f0171_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eHDeAw)Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2eHDeAw) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2019
Replies: 380
Views: 55,011
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40781555913_54...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40781555913_546f64bf41.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/258J8Ln)MIT, Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/258J8Ln) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-29-2019
Replies: 380
Views: 55,011
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

https://live.staticflickr.com/7818/47595992101_155e90e9b2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fvTUet)Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2fvTUet) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 271
Views: 25,759
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Rest easy Roger and I hope your family finds the...

Rest easy Roger and I hope your family finds the comfort and support they need. Your work helped me understand rangefinders and film photography. Thank you
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-23-2019
Replies: 661
Views: 99,316
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Holga 120, Portra 400
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7858/47072569652_5f5849c947_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eHDdYu)Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2eHDdYu) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2019
Replies: 167
Views: 137,945
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Ron, That's a good question. Leica USA Web site...

Ron,

That's a good question. Leica USA Web site still lists Calumet for servicing and lists others who do not advertise Leica servicing themselves.

So for me it comes down to reputation and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2019
Replies: 167
Views: 137,945
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Another recommendation for Youxin Ye. I purchased...

Another recommendation for Youxin Ye. I purchased a CLA through E-Bay, within 4 days he got my M3 back to me complete with a pen picture of its history and his assessment of its overall...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-06-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I too like the idea of shrink wrap tubing. As a...

I too like the idea of shrink wrap tubing.

As a past owner of a bunch of Nikons I agree that the triangular Nikon rings are excellent.

I wonder if the circular rings, because they are circular,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Brass is soft, spring steel is hard

So any suggestions on how to stop camera strap ring fixings eating through the brass lugs on my RF cameras would be appreciated.

Never had this problem with DLSRs.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-05-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Thank you all for the responses. I went with the...

Thank you all for the responses. I went with the Domke wraps. So far so good!!
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-25-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Thank you all for the suggestions :-)

Thank you all for the suggestions :-)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-24-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Looking for protective pouches to carry my RF bodies.

Any suggestions or recommendations would be welcome.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-24-2019
Replies: 3,599
Views: 914,158
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Reflections

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4810/45238174754_69e0e9ef6e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bVxthf)Peoples Republic of Cambridge, Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2bVxthf) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-11-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 964
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
This video takes apart the front end of the lens....

This video takes apart the front end of the lens. It might offer some clues to the problem.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=summicron+50mm+f2+v4
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-14-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,260
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
*Searches e-bay for French machine gun magazine...

*Searches e-bay for French machine gun magazine bags*
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2018
Replies: 1,041
Views: 198,244
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Charles MGH, Boston, MA

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4863/45332421575_aac20cee2f_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c4Svzr)MBTA Red Line, Charles/MGH, Boston, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2c4Svzr) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-04-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1498/25620720142_e3be267d4b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F31Tub)Midtown in the snow (https://flic.kr/p/F31Tub) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-04-2018
Replies: 450
Views: 57,784
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
MIT, Cambridge, MA

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4875/45196482745_e5215063f6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bRRMGv)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2bRRMGv) by Mel Buckpitt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mel_buckpitt/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2018
Replies: 240
Views: 7,659
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Its working fine for me here in Boston

Its working fine for me here in Boston
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-02-2018
Replies: 240
Views: 7,659
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Not over the weekend but a lot last week

Not over the weekend but a lot last week
Forum: Chris Crawford 11-28-2018
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,848
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Great image! Reminded me of an Edward Hopper...

Great image! Reminded me of an Edward Hopper scene with oversize cigarattes in the parking lot.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2018
Replies: 423
Views: 73,765
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Honda House

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4891/45238160534_0ea0d7930e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bVxp45)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2bVxp45) by Mel Buckpitt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mel_buckpitt/), on...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-28-2018
Replies: 1,833
Views: 130,018
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Kendall Sq, Cambridge, MA

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4832/44145986250_1aba189339_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ag2HFY)Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2ag2HFY) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2018
Replies: 2,540
Views: 316,319
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Around the back of MIT

Holga and Portra 400 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4837/45238147094_8162dc4437_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bVxk4m)Grand Central Railroad, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2bVxk4m) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I use a simple hair shampoo, works a treat.

I use a simple hair shampoo, works a treat.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,153
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Acquired today. Elmarit f/2.8 135mm circa 1963....

Acquired today. Elmarit f/2.8 135mm circa 1963. Mounted on my M3.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4899/46020528301_af09687fd0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2d7FeJv)Leica Elmarit f/2.8 135mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-21-2018
Replies: 1,041
Views: 198,244
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
It's Holga Time

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4837/45238147094_8162dc4437_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bVxk4m)Grand Central Railroad, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2bVxk4m) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2018
Replies: 5,735
Views: 520,264
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Street Art

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4896/32091571068_cfca6644a2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QTPG2s)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/QTPG2s) by Mel Buckpitt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mel_buckpitt/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2018
Replies: 380
Views: 55,011
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
MIT, Vasser St., Cambridge, MA

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4850/45238181924_07ec948813_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bVxvpS)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2bVxvpS) by Mel Buckpitt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mel_buckpitt/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2018
Replies: 3,351
Views: 580,272
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Reflected light is the best

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4832/44145986250_1aba189339_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ag2HFY)Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2ag2HFY) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2018
Replies: 3,351
Views: 580,272
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Downtown Crossing, Boston, MA

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4903/44145981300_cec38b2ed9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ag2GdC)Downtown Crossing, MBTA Red Line, Boston, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2ag2GdC) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-17-2018
Replies: 1,833
Views: 130,018
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Washington Street, Boston, MA

Near where the Liberty Tree used to be...
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/32057742328_1897600f3a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QQQiVj)Washington St., Boston, MA (https://flic.kr/p/QQQiVj) by Mel...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-17-2018
Replies: 249
Views: 14,709
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
MIT, Cambridge MA

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1911/45414931281_c9d2546fd8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ccaoQz)MIT, Cambridge, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2ccaoQz) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-17-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Sponsor shout out: Gordy's Camera strap sling variety

A Gordy sling screwed into the tripod mount on my R2m while leaning seductively against a M3.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4908/45203830214_e3be1b756c_c.jpg...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I have one on the way from the Bay With an M3...

I have one on the way from the Bay With an M3 would you recommend a monopod?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-11-2018
Replies: 661
Views: 99,316
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Missed again

It happens all the time.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2018
Replies: 380
Views: 55,011
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Downtown Boston

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1930/45227650872_4b9fb0d62c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bUBwU1)Downtown Crossing, Boston, MA (https://flic.kr/p/2bUBwU1) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-27-2018
Replies: 1,833
Views: 130,018
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1498/25620720142_e3...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1498/25620720142_e3be267d4b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/F31Tub)Midtown in the snow (https://flic.kr/p/F31Tub) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-27-2018
Replies: 170
Views: 16,195
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1460/25754129384_f2...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1460/25754129384_f2994e43c9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FeNDpw)Sunday's in Crosstown Coffee (https://flic.kr/p/FeNDpw) by Mel Buckpitt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-27-2018
Replies: 3,599
Views: 914,158
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Escalators

Cambridgeside Mall, Cambridge, MA
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-23-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 8,595
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Going home

Going home
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-22-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
James, I'm humbled to be in your Gallery Picks.

James, I'm humbled to be in your Gallery Picks.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-15-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 975
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Robert, Many...

Robert, Many thanks

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Mel Buckpitt
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-13-2018
Replies: 3,351
Views: 580,272
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Beacon Hill, Boston

Is this ten characters?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 134
Views: 30,903
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
A suggestion for those of you that are fighting...

A suggestion for those of you that are fighting the slippery focus ring, wrap a medium size rubber band around it. This provides s different tactile feel when moving from the aperture ring and solves...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2018
Replies: 540
Views: 50,934
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Doug, Thanks for the fix and the link to the "how...

Doug, Thanks for the fix and the link to the "how to" thread. I will experiment :confused:
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2018
Replies: 540
Views: 50,934
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Sorry for posting links that dont render :-( I...

Sorry for posting links that dont render :-( I dont have the tech chops to post images into this forum
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2018
Replies: 540
Views: 50,934
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/42078/U42078I1537997779.SEQ.0.jpg

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=284462&showall
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2018
Replies: 540
Views: 50,934
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
https://flic.kr/p/NwWrwU Strata Center, MIT,...

https://flic.kr/p/NwWrwU

Strata Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-24-2018
Replies: 493
Views: 175,190
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showph...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/showphoto.php?photoid=284387&showall=1
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-24-2018
Replies: 9,248
Views: 925,153
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
A Leica M3 circa 1955 and a Luigi case and strap...

A Leica M3 circa 1955 and a Luigi case and strap to keep it comfy.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-30-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 1,376
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I have an R2M and have a similar anomaly. To my...

I have an R2M and have a similar anomaly. To my eyes its only appeared once. I wonder if its a camera defect.

Mel
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/42078/U42078I1298938593.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,421
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Nice one!!

Nice one!!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-08-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Thanks Roger!!

Thanks Roger!!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-07-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Newbie question. Nikon F lens on a R2M yes or no

Is it possible to fit Nikon F mount lenses, using an adapter, onto a Bessa R2M?

I have read that its impossible because the rear element would have to sit inside the body of the Bessa. However I...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Nice shots Paul, which Nikon eyepiece to you use?...

Nice shots
Paul, which Nikon eyepiece to you use? I am also wondering what other accessories and aids might fit onto the R2M.

As a Nikon DSLR user I've also wondered if any of my 'F' mount primes...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-20-2011
Replies: 1,195
Views: 169,314
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/42078/U42078I1298259302.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-18-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,471
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
So I tried again with Safari & it threw me out...

So I tried again with Safari & it threw me out after a few mins, I then opened Firefox. Firefox asked if I wanted to import cookies from Safari, I said yes. Went to RFF in Firefox to find that I was...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2011
Replies: 1,041
Views: 198,244
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Really

Taken on my commute home
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/42078/U42078I1298007551.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-17-2011
Replies: 1,041
Views: 198,244
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Early Morning

Taken on my commute to work
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-17-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,471
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Now using Firefox on the mac & have no problems,...

Now using Firefox on the mac & have no problems, interestingly RFF does render a little differently using Firefox. Will investigate further
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-15-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,471
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I have been signed in on the XP-Explorer box for...

I have been signed in on the XP-Explorer box for the past hour, it seems that my problems are mac related. Now I have to decide if my love of RFF is greater than my disdain for MS Windows.....

I...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-15-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,471
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
Tried the "remember me" setting with no success....

Tried the "remember me" setting with no success.

I use macs so I will try an XP box with explorer and see if that is any different.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-15-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 2,471
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
I am suffering from this problem now. I've tried...

I am suffering from this problem now. I've tried different browsers and different computers but I still keep getting kicked out of RFF after 10-15mins. This annoyance started about a week ago.

Any...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-11-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 14,798
Posted By MJ Buckpitt
R2M for me, my first rangefinder and first real...

R2M for me, my first rangefinder and first real film camera, previously it was a Holga & Diana. I went for the M because, coming from digital & only putzing around with the toycameras, I felt I need...
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