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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-20-2019
Replies: 1,080
Views: 234,740
Posted By rybolt
1937 200mm f4.5...

1937 200mm f4.5 Telyt.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48086668708_136f505a4e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ggfKhY)A7102071 (https://flic.kr/p/2ggfKhY) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-06-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 36,238
Posted By rybolt
https://shop.cameraquest.com/nikon-contax-rangefin...

https://shop.cameraquest.com/nikon-contax-rangefinder-lens-adapters/amedeo-zeiss-contax-rangefinder-mount-to-leica-m-mount-adapter/
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-19-2018
Replies: 3,032
Views: 480,937
Posted By rybolt
Sony A7II with 1960's vintage Nikon 20mm...

Sony A7II with 1960's vintage Nikon 20mm f3.5
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1757/41820258374_8c71ac70b7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26HvKPu)A7100829-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/26HvKPu) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-23-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By rybolt
Thanks Shac. That helped a lot. I had seen the...

Thanks Shac. That helped a lot. I had seen the other III pages but not that one.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-23-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By rybolt
You can't see the other side in this picture but...

You can't see the other side in this picture but there is no rangefinder so cams are irrelevant. Part of the tip off on the version is that the back control knobs are on the side rather than the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
Fresh off the Brown...

Fresh off the Brown Truck.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/880/40943822594_49dc7c208a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25o4MZL)PRT12499 (https://flic.kr/p/25o4MZL) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-23-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By rybolt
Technika III but which one?

Not exactly a RF Large Format camera but I couldn't find anywhere else to ask this question.
I just picked up this camera with the mounted 150mm Xenar and a 270mm Tele-Arton. There is a 90mm Ilex...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-21-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,311
Posted By rybolt
Look at the FAQ's on the emailed link. They are...

Look at the FAQ's on the emailed link. They are pretty clear that there will be no changes at this time to either Smugmug users or Flickr users.

https://www.smugmug.com/together/faq
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-21-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,311
Posted By rybolt
I'm a longtime Smugmug user and have what they...

I'm a longtime Smugmug user and have what they call a Power Account. The cost is $5.99 a month paid 12 months at a time. I use my own domain name ,ryboltcox.com, for the account and am not set up to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-16-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By rybolt
Cibachrome was sometimes frustrating but when you...

Cibachrome was sometimes frustrating but when you got dialed in it was a wonderful product. Back in the mid-70's I did demos for Ilford in SoCal. Over the years I think I made every possible mistake...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-25-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By rybolt
I have several that you mentioned. My favorite of...

I have several that you mentioned. My favorite of the manual focus lenses is the 58mm f1.4 PF-Rokkor. It has a yellow tint to the coating but I don't believe it's a Thorium...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,891
Posted By rybolt
IIIF RD/ST with Summicron. The lens has the nice...

IIIF RD/ST with Summicron. The lens has the nice Lanthanum glow.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4659/26435916998_ff147551e9_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Gh3Z7o)PRT22619 (https://flic.kr/p/Gh3Z7o) by...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-01-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By rybolt
ID'ing Canon Rangefinder Cameras

Someone gave me this data about 25 years ago and I just unearthed it, scanned it and put it in my Dropbox Public Folder if anyone is interested.
I see that there is a sticky on Canon Serial Numbers...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-25-2018
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 248,843
Posted By rybolt
BUYER: BESK bought a Soligor Spot meter from me....

BUYER: BESK

bought a Soligor Spot meter from me. Very pleasant transaction.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-16-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By rybolt
I use a mix of native Fuji AF lenses as well as...

I use a mix of native Fuji AF lenses as well as adapted lenses with the XT1 cameras. I started with the X Pro 1 and the EVF was not accurate enough to give me good focus. The XT1 works perfectly for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 2,528
Posted By rybolt
The Norman problem was that once a plug on the...

The Norman problem was that once a plug on the pack went bad it would also fry the head. If you saw any trace of carbon you should not use that plug.
I was keeping Dick Texler up in Middleburg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 2,528
Posted By rybolt
Norman P2000D's were sometimes referred to as the...

Norman P2000D's were sometimes referred to as the Norman Portable Grill. I had a wedding photographer buddy who blew one up one day during a bridal shoot and caused a pre-bride to soil her linen.
On...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 2,528
Posted By rybolt
You young guys! I was mounting Ascor Sunlight...

You young guys! I was mounting Ascor Sunlight Series heads and packs in the rafters of college basketball arenas back in the 70's. The only problem was that they had a long duration. Speedotron came...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
A great pile of Graflex XL stuff including lots...

A great pile of Graflex XL stuff including lots of roll backs and extension backs. The 180mm f4.8 Sonnar doesn't seem to be a common...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By rybolt
stuff happens. I had a tiny water spot on the...

stuff happens. I had a tiny water spot on the rear element of the 10-24 and it made a very obvious spot on the image. It's a good lesson.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-29-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By rybolt
From the look of some of those spots I think at...

From the look of some of those spots I think at least some of the stuff was on the rear element.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-28-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,757
Posted By rybolt
seven thin metal or fiberglass wands. four of...

seven thin metal or fiberglass wands. four of them the same length for the uprights and three longer ones for the crossbars. I made mine hinged so they would collapse when not in use. You cut them to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By rybolt
R4's over serial number 1.600.000 have different...

R4's over serial number 1.600.000 have different circuitry and should not be prone to failure as the lower serial numbers COULD be. I've owned a bunch of them from the lower numbers and used them...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-18-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,881
Posted By rybolt
I completely agree. They all leak a little after...

I completely agree. They all leak a little after awhile. The big deal is being able to get the big lid off when you want to get it off. Sometimes they do get stuck. I keep an oil filter wrench...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2017
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
Another black F body. This one had the Photomic...

Another black F body. This one had the Photomic Tn finder attached but I like it better with the waist level. The 135 came with the same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2017
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
50mm f2 Septon. It happened to be attached to a...

50mm f2 Septon. It happened to be attached to a Bessamatic but I can hide the camera and shoot the lens on the Fuji XT1.https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4731/38275176744_2a2b8694f3_b.jpg...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-13-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 7,714
Posted By rybolt
If you want the Trioplan bubble bokeh without the...

If you want the Trioplan bubble bokeh without the Trioplan price try to find a Tomioka (Rikenon, Chinon, Revue) 55mm f1.4 lens. It's very close to the Trioplan. I just sold a Rikenon in excellent...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 12-13-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 7,714
Posted By rybolt
Nikon 55mm f1.2 1970's version. On Fuji...

Nikon 55mm f1.2 1970's version. On Fuji XT1

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4545/24096157017_85576cb282_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CHi6Z4)PRT12314 (https://flic.kr/p/CHi6Z4) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2017
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
My plan was to sell the kit but I made the...

My plan was to sell the kit but I made the mistake of mounting the lens on the Fuji XT1...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4530/38223492904_939290ebec_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21eFoKJ)PRT22411...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2017
Replies: 3,032
Views: 480,937
Posted By rybolt
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4556/38051422554_57...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4556/38051422554_572da0d492_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZYtuey)PRT10994 (https://flic.kr/p/ZYtuey) by Paul Rybolt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-01-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By rybolt
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/626/32604608713_a05...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/626/32604608713_a05399ed71_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RFa9f6)PRT29762 (https://flic.kr/p/RFa9f6) by Paul Rybolt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4580/38584931301_7b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4580/38584931301_7bc42c4c71_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21MBRNe)PRT22339-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/21MBRNe) by Paul Rybolt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2017
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
26 Leica bodies 3 Canon rangefinder bodies 35...

26 Leica bodies
3 Canon rangefinder bodies
35 Leica lenses
6 Canon lenses
1 Steinheil Culminar lens
a bunch of...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By rybolt
They really needed an FLD filter on some of the...

They really needed an FLD filter on some of the pictures. I shot quite a bit in the factory and corrected the white balance when I scanned the slides.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By rybolt
Leitz Wetzlar 1986

I was going through some boxes a few days ago and found this album of photos from Leitz Wetzlar. I attended the Leica Schule in 1986 as a dealer and this was part of the materials that were given to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
Thanks! Close. It's my yard.

Thanks! Close. It's my yard.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4446/26152425819_56...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4446/26152425819_56187c2fd3_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FR124r)PRT29170-FrameShop_2 (https://flic.kr/p/FR124r) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-23-2017
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,798
Posted By rybolt
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4511/37163247143_7f...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4511/37163247143_7f6cfa3b1b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YBZmCp)PRT12126-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/YBZmCp) by Paul Rybolt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/Guitars/i-B...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/Guitars/i-BpSwC8n/1/4e656c03/X3/om402-X3.jpg
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-16-2017
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,757
Posted By rybolt
Fuji Xt1 in...

Fuji Xt1 in camera

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4041/35573158371_d87acd21d9_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WctJCK)
PRT20948 (https://flic.kr/p/WctJCK) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
Top of the Healy Pass,...

Top of the Healy Pass, Ireland
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4470/37504274546_01975964ff_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Z98dcd)
pano4 (https://flic.kr/p/Z98dcd) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,617
Posted By rybolt
This happened a few miles from where I live and...

This happened a few miles from where I live and the photographer who was shot was a customer of mine when I had my store. The photographer and the shooter are still friends.
The officer had lots of...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-26-2017
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,757
Posted By rybolt
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4286/34664763650_c0...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4286/34664763650_c0a0a16262_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UPcYwN)
PRT21042 (https://flic.kr/p/UPcYwN) by Paul Rybolt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4170/33949276243_e8...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4170/33949276243_e841ec4f22_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/THYV42)PRT10458 (https://flic.kr/p/THYV42) by Paul Rybolt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
Fuji XT1 in camera...

Fuji XT1 in camera pano

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4245/34906372101_ab849c337e_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VbyhiK)
KCT26884 (https://flic.kr/p/VbyhiK) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 5,968
Posted By rybolt
First let me say that I believe in kharma. I...

First let me say that I believe in kharma. I won't cheat widows, orphans or anyone who needs the money.
a few days ago I bought:
Nikkor 2.8cm F3.5 LTM
Nikkor 35mm f1.8 LTM
Nikkor 50mm f1.4 LTM
35mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-15-2017
Replies: 365
Views: 36,825
Posted By rybolt
Fuji XT1 with the Schneider Xenogon 35mm...

Fuji XT1 with the Schneider Xenogon 35mm f2.8.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4230/35289690976_9852a05c89_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VLqTDS)PRT11190 (https://flic.kr/p/VLqTDS) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
Fuji XT1 in pano...

Fuji XT1 in pano mode

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4286/34664763650_c0a0a16262_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UPcYwN)
PRT21042 (https://flic.kr/p/UPcYwN) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,435
Posted By rybolt
I don't use GSP. I make an accurate estimate as...

I don't use GSP. I make an accurate estimate as to the weight and dimensions and choose the shipping method. Ebay's system calculates the cost for each individual country and displays it to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
Fuji XT1 in panorama...

Fuji XT1 in panorama mode.https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2017/i-d3PjMsK/0/c2e4a4db/X2/KCT26882-X2.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2017/i-FXqrHRj/0/ba31b4f7/X2/KCT26884-X2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-25-2017
Replies: 3,032
Views: 480,937
Posted By rybolt
XT1 and Helios...

XT1 and Helios 44-2
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4187/34314278400_7c524eb5c0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UheDtE)Xt1 and Helios 44-2 50mm (https://flic.kr/p/UheDtE) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,098
Posted By rybolt
Justin is young and has a GAS problem. He won't...

Justin is young and has a GAS problem. He won't outgrow it.
Forum: Photo Software 05-19-2017
Replies: 105
Views: 8,330
Posted By rybolt
Many interesting comments here. My feeling is...

Many interesting comments here. My feeling is that until we reach the point where we're all sitting around a table and passing prints to look at the subtleties in any software are immaterial.
I use...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-15-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 3,719
Posted By rybolt
Several points: I've used both stainless and Jobo...

Several points: I've used both stainless and Jobo for 35mm and 120 for many years. I only did E6 in the Jobo. I used both stainless and Jobo for 4X5. I had one of the Nikor 4X5 tanks and a reel that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2017
Replies: 3,032
Views: 480,937
Posted By rybolt
XT1https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4189/33789860714_...

XT1https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4189/33789860714_de625055f3_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TtTSnq)Some Hover and Some Fly (https://flic.kr/p/TtTSnq) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-14-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By rybolt
Consider the value to be in the lenses and the...

Consider the value to be in the lenses and the finder rather than in the body.
Finding a working body is a crapshoot and even if it does work it can fail at any moment.
The value of the lenses is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4189/34617912205_569...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4189/34617912205_569fc65ac3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UK4Reg)
PRT20189 (https://flic.kr/p/UK4Reg) by Paul Rybolt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 2,248
Posted By rybolt
A lot depends on how dialed in you are in your...

A lot depends on how dialed in you are in your development times. I used stop bath and I used water and they both worked fine. The stop bath stopped the development process immediately. The water...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-06-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,915
Posted By rybolt
seems to be gone now.

seems to be gone now.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2017
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
Fuji XT1 and 10-24mm lens Processed in LR using...

Fuji XT1 and 10-24mm lens
Processed in LR using Thomas Fitzgerald's presets. Frame courtesy of Joe Colson.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4179/34326045852_73a114b8b5_h.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2017
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
Just got these today. 35mm f2.5 in the 1.8 barrel...

Just got these today. 35mm f2.5 in the 1.8 barrel and an 85mm f2 in black paint. Both are the last versions of the lenses. The 85 is marked with the Contax C (not the coated C). They came with a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 2,117
Posted By rybolt
First version-CS2 full version came with my Epson...

First version-CS2 full version came with my Epson 1200 scanner. Used on a Performa 6118.
First external storage device- Bernoulli box.

Fortunately, I have a miniscule ego and no children so I really...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-25-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By rybolt
Hard to find a better leather strap at a...

Hard to find a better leather strap at a reasonable price than the ones made by Gordy.
I think I have 7 of them; all custom cut to the length I wanted.http://www.gordyscamerastraps.com
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-16-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,148
Posted By rybolt
really just a slight adjustment to the...

really just a slight adjustment to the escapement. Good as new. Really.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-16-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,148
Posted By rybolt
Take them all if you need ONE to...

Take them all if you need ONE to work.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2930/34081234275_27069e2862_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TVDezv)
PRT20153 (https://flic.kr/p/TVDezv) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-15-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 10,203
Posted By rybolt
Fuji S5 cameras had sensor delamination problems....

Fuji S5 cameras had sensor delamination problems. The sensors were made by Sony and some of the Sony cameras had the same problem. Fuji replaced the sensors on every camera that was sent to them no...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-07-2017
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,798
Posted By rybolt
Fuji Xt1 with Helios...

Fuji Xt1 with Helios 44-2

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3843/33696043101_26adc668f7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TkB2En)PRT10078-FrameShop (https://flic.kr/p/TkB2En) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-26-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 7,568
Posted By rybolt
From "The Bunny...

From "The Bunny Sessions"

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7609/27470001946_813718b997_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HRqWxd)
PRP25047 (https://flic.kr/p/HRqWxd) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-26-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 7,568
Posted By rybolt
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2944/32879218715_3a4...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2944/32879218715_3a4f6748aa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S6qAei)
PRT25856 (https://flic.kr/p/S6qAei) by Paul Rybolt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-25-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,320
Posted By rybolt
rub it with dryer sheets. Also a good wipe with...

rub it with dryer sheets. Also a good wipe with Febreze.
Forum: Travel 03-23-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 4,604
Posted By rybolt
Check out the Wild Atlantic Way in Western...

Check out the Wild Atlantic Way in Western Ireland. In particular, look at the Ring of Beara and south.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-19-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 7,826
Posted By rybolt
32mm Touit. My favorite lens in that focal...

32mm Touit. My favorite lens in that focal length.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7351/26895268704_775ebb4a15_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GYDhno)PRT15523 (https://flic.kr/p/GYDhno) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-16-2017
Replies: 3,032
Views: 480,937
Posted By rybolt
Thanks. These were done in Nik using several...

Thanks. These were done in Nik using several different components.
This is the color version of the second picture.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2895/32629934404_45a9a41911_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-16-2017
Replies: 3,032
Views: 480,937
Posted By rybolt
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/753/32575355044_6d50...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/753/32575355044_6d5088269e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RCzd9u)
_PR17585-Edit-FrameShop (https://flic.kr/p/RCzd9u) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-08-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,383
Posted By rybolt
Shutterbug will be next. Nothing but submitted...

Shutterbug will be next. Nothing but submitted articles disguised as news and ads for products that have no markets.

Check this out. February 1948, Popular Photography article by William Mortensen...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By rybolt
I recently bought a $20 item from a "seller" who...

I recently bought a $20 item from a "seller" who had hacked another Ebay members account. When I sent a message to the "seller" asking for the ship date I got a message from Ebay telling me that the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,113
Posted By rybolt
The cameras are interesting and somewhat rare but...

The cameras are interesting and somewhat rare but the lenses are the ones to watch for.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5535/31361685676_eace21cbcf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PMjQwy)PRT24851...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-27-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 4,391
Posted By rybolt
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/435/31508041431_173f...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/435/31508041431_173fc71dd1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Q1fWZD)PRT29195 (https://flic.kr/p/Q1fWZD) by Paul Rybolt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By rybolt
I cut my own mats but I buy frames from American...

I cut my own mats but I buy frames from American Frame in Maumee, Ohio. They will cut to any size and the metal frames are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2017
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
Shawn, If it's shipping from Venezuela I advise...

Shawn, If it's shipping from Venezuela I advise being patient. Fedex is only picking up from the shop one or two days a week and there are delays after that. Amedeo Muscelli is a great guy but he...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-16-2017
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
I bought the 50mm f1.5 Sonnar about a month ago...

I bought the 50mm f1.5 Sonnar about a month ago on a dead IIIA color dial. I ordered the adapter from Amedeo to fit the Fuji camera and it arrived today. The workmanship is great on the adapter and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,044
Posted By rybolt
I know the seller. Some of this stuff came from...

I know the seller. Some of this stuff came from my store and other pieces came from BK Photo in Troy. There may be a few interesting items in the Voigtlander/Exakta pile.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2017
Replies: 3,032
Views: 480,937
Posted By rybolt
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/393/32729488076_7064...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/393/32729488076_706485f79a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RScbwy)PRP23341-Edit-FrameShop_2 (https://flic.kr/p/RScbwy) by Paul Rybolt...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-10-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By rybolt
My impression is that the postal rates are set by...

My impression is that the postal rates are set by the shipper's country and China has an incredibly low, if not free, rate. If you think about it, they really aren't doing anything besides putting it...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-09-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,235
Posted By rybolt
I thought I didn't like it and then found out I...

I thought I didn't like it and then found out I was wrong. It's tough to use between f1.6 and f4 but after that it's tack sharp and focuses 1/2...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-09-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By rybolt
If you get a 43mm vented hood a 52mm snap cap...

If you get a 43mm vented hood a 52mm snap cap will snap into the front. a 46mm and 49mm hood uses a 58mm cap. It won't keep dust from coming through the vents but it does help.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-09-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,235
Posted By rybolt
I keep going farther retro. I have at least 6-...

I keep going farther retro. I have at least 6- 50mm lenses at the moment and the only AF is the 50mm f2.8 Zeiss macro. I'm putting my gear together for a four week photo trip and it appears that I'll...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-05-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,021
Posted By rybolt
I cut microfiber towels and my wife sews them in...

I cut microfiber towels and my wife sews them in the shape of a pouch. I can get four pouches from one towel. Total cost per pouch=.11US.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-02-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,069
Posted By rybolt
I have two of them and they've had at least 1,000...

I have two of them and they've had at least 1,000 rolls through each. No issues at all with either except I cracked the VF glass on one of them. Just a hairline. If you shoot TMAX film you should...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,835
Posted By rybolt
I fly worldwide and usually for 30+ days at a...

I fly worldwide and usually for 30+ days at a time. I take quite a bit of camera equipment with me as I'm usually places where I can't replace or repair if it shuts down. Since my only option is to...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-31-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,835
Posted By rybolt
Travel Pro for me. I got tired of replacing bags...

Travel Pro for me. I got tired of replacing bags every couple of years and dragging a one-wheel bag through airports. I just bought a Travel Pro 21 inch Spinner made to International carry on specs,...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,466
Posted By rybolt
The description spells out that it was...

The description spells out that it was deliberately reliced. The seller is a good store.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-29-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 12,905
Posted By rybolt
Yes. The 40mm f0.95 started at $2000 and ended at...

Yes. The 40mm f0.95 started at $2000 and ended at $500. I'd expect these lenses to have 'instant rebates' bringing them down by several hundred dollars within a year or so.
Forum: Sony RX Series 01-28-2017
Replies: 197
Views: 44,151
Posted By rybolt
https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2015/i-xtDkFqT/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2015/i-xtDkFqT/0/X2/PRT26001-X2.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2017
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-6...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-6RHjW58/0/O/i-6RHjW58.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,453
Posted By rybolt
Nobby, is it possible that this is what you're...

Nobby, is it possible that this is what you're looking for. It's a new listing that he put up...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,453
Posted By rybolt
I bought a Contax RF to Fuji adapter from him...

I bought a Contax RF to Fuji adapter from him yesterday on Ebay. Had several emails with him and it shipped out of Miami this morning. He's a great guy and I'm glad he's in the US now but feel for...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-25-2017
Replies: 115
Views: 36,238
Posted By rybolt
Okay. Thanks for all of the data points on the...

Okay. Thanks for all of the data points on the previous three pages. I just picked up a near mint IIIA with the 50mm f1.5 Sonnar. Bluish coating so I'd guess that it's coated. The body, of course,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,629
Posted By rybolt
Here I found an interesting text regarding...

Here I found an interesting text regarding MINOLTA lenses:

Historical perspective on Minolta lens design philosophy...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,629
Posted By rybolt
16mm, 500mm and most of the zooms. I think there...

16mm, 500mm and most of the zooms. I think there was only one zoom that was Leitz engineered and made in Germany?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,629
Posted By rybolt
for me, it's hard to beat either the 50mm f1.8...

for me, it's hard to beat either the 50mm f1.8 Prakticar (Pentacon) or the Jupiter 9 (85mm f2) on the Fuji Xt1.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By rybolt
yes. And I would have bought the slower, smaller...

yes. And I would have bought the slower, smaller lenses if they had been available when I bought the first versions.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By rybolt
To me, it was the dollars and the duplication....

To me, it was the dollars and the duplication. I'm okay with spending $85 to get a lens that duplicates but I'm not okay with spending $300. Also, the 'look' that you get with the cheap manual focus...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By rybolt
Sorry for going off target. I'm not at all...

Sorry for going off target. I'm not at all interested. I have nearly all of the Fuji lenses and no desire to duplicate any of them just to get a smaller lens. When the new 35mm came out people were...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By rybolt
Glad to help! The 50 is in my shopping cart right...

Glad to help! The 50 is in my shopping cart right now. I'm debating about the 28 since I already have the 27mm Fuji. On the other hand, I also have about 10 different 50's!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-24-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By rybolt
Meike, Neewer and Wesley all appear to be the...

Meike, Neewer and Wesley all appear to be the same lenses. Zonlai is different.
I have both a Neewer 35 and a Wesley 24
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-23-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,798
Posted By rybolt
I've gotten deep into the cheap Chinese manual...

I've gotten deep into the cheap Chinese manual focus lenses in Fuji mount. Just picked up the 24 (25) and 35 lenses and I'm probably buying the 28 and 50's. The lenses are tiny and all sell for less...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2017
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
135mm f4 Super Dynarex and a set of 40.5mm...

135mm f4 Super Dynarex and a set of 40.5mm diopters. The lens is a 13 foot min focus! Small, though. I already had the dust.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-hpd6Qbc/0/O/i-hpd6Qbc.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-20-2017
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,798
Posted By rybolt
a few weeks ago I was testing a Jupiter9 on the...

a few weeks ago I was testing a Jupiter9 on the Fuji XT1. The first picture was shot through my kitchen window.
I made a 12X12 print of the file and printed it on Matte paper. Yesterday I saw it...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-19-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,393
Posted By rybolt
Dahle makes good trimmers, too.

Dahle makes good trimmers, too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2017
Replies: 727
Views: 150,004
Posted By rybolt
This is an old thread but I just picked up this...

This is an old thread but I just picked up this kit simply for the lens. It's an Auto-Rokkor 58mm f1.4 Steel nose and pre-dates the MC lenses by a few years. It's a bit soft wide open which doesn't...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-17-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 12,905
Posted By rybolt
I have their first lens, the 40mm f0.85, in Fuji...

I have their first lens, the 40mm f0.85, in Fuji X mount. I think it was only made for the APS-C sensor and only in three mounts. It was priced at $1999 which severely limited the number sold but got...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-16-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2,419
Posted By rybolt
https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/Cameras-731...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Photography/Cameras-731-1/i-ks8kg6r/0/O/f.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2017
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
a trio of Alpa mount...

a trio of Alpa mount lenses.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-XSCrkHM/0/X2/i-XSCrkHM-X2.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,501
Posted By rybolt
Call them. Ask for Brad. They have a bricks and...

Call them. Ask for Brad. They have a bricks and mortar store and have been around for a long time. Many times a store will have one employee who handles Ebay sales. If this guy screwed this up he may...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-06-2017
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,891
Posted By rybolt
Just picked this up earlier today. I'm confused...

Just picked this up earlier today. I'm confused about the lens. The serial number shows it to be a 1939 vintage but its coated, has modern f stops and has the distance scale in feet rather than...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-04-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,837
Posted By rybolt
I have both the X Pro 1 and XT1 cameras. Over the...

I have both the X Pro 1 and XT1 cameras. Over the past six months I've found myself using manual focus adapted lenses far more than the superb Zeiss and Fuji AF lenses. However, if you have anything...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-01-2017
Replies: 1,895
Views: 1,735,146
Posted By rybolt
https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5755/31127378686_fcf...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5755/31127378686_fcf2fcf8b2_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PqBXdS)
PRT29101 copy (https://flic.kr/p/PqBXdS) by Paul Rybolt (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 4,808
Posted By rybolt
Just us admiring the...

Just us admiring the Reeks.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2016/i-6wV7mQC/0/X2/PRT15308-X2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-31-2016
Replies: 815
Views: 91,673
Posted By rybolt
https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2016/i-dsbnbhd/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2016/i-dsbnbhd/0/X2/PRT25822-Edit-X2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-27-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 3,021
Posted By rybolt
https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2016/i-dsbnbhd/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2016/i-dsbnbhd/0/X2/PRT25822-Edit-X2.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 3,541
Posted By rybolt
It wasn't so much what I GOT but what I decided...

It wasn't so much what I GOT but what I decided to KEEP. I picked these bodies up just a few days ago and have them on Ebay. After much struggling with it I think they'll stay in the collection. I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-25-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,682
Posted By rybolt
If you're going to sell on Ebay you need to...

If you're going to sell on Ebay you need to accept a certain amount of risk and then minimize it when you can. I sell 10-12 items per week and ship worldwide. I've had two items 'lost' that led to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,278
Posted By rybolt
It depends on how dedicated you are. I was in the...

It depends on how dedicated you are. I was in the photo business for 36 years. I retired almost seven years ago and started buying and selling used stuff as a hobby. I run an ad in my local daily...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-21-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,293
Posted By rybolt
Fuji Xt1 Zeiss...

Fuji Xt1 Zeiss 12mmhttps://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2016/i-Wf3Bb6M/0/XL/PRT15590-XL.jpg
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-20-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 11,835
Posted By rybolt
I got my first Universal in 1968, and I haven't...

I got my first Universal in 1968, and I haven't been without one since that time. I've owned all of the lenses at one time or another. I've primarily used it as a mini-view camera with the ground...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-18-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By rybolt
Me. I have and use regularly the 12mm Zeiss,...

Me. I have and use regularly the 12mm Zeiss, 10-24 Fuji and the 14mm Fuji. Plus the Roki/Samyang 8mm f2.8.
Before I switched to Fuji I used the Nikon D3 and D800 with the 14mm f2.8 and the 16-35...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 2,122
Posted By rybolt
Did someone say...

Did someone say Miranda!
https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-sCp2tzG/0/O/i-sCp2tzG.jpg

this one doesn't seem to get a lot of respect either....
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-10-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,817
Posted By rybolt
I am humbled by some of these hacks! Fantastic...

I am humbled by some of these hacks! Fantastic work!
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 12-07-2016
Replies: 75
Views: 7,211
Posted By rybolt
I don't know if the Monochrom wait time is longer...

I don't know if the Monochrom wait time is longer than that for the M9 but I sent my M9 to NJ on 9/22 without contacting them in advance. I received it from them on 11/18. Very close to the eight...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-07-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 101,095
Posted By rybolt
I have quite a few items that I'll offer but just...

I have quite a few items that I'll offer but just found this one.
Mailed to anywhere in the US. Throw a few extra bucks in a Red Kettle if you want.

Hove Leica Accessory Guide 2nd Edition. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,432
Posted By rybolt
https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-H...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-Hmfwhsj/1/XL/i-Hmfwhsj-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-W8Kqb6t/0/O/i-W8Kqb6t.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-02-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,484
Posted By rybolt
I finally got it that you were talking about RAF...

I finally got it that you were talking about RAF files. LR has always been good with Fuji jpegs.
The most recent version of LR does a good job with RAF files but I still find myself using Pete...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-01-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,817
Posted By rybolt
You get an M42 adapter and 6 feet of gaffer tape...

You get an M42 adapter and 6 feet of gaffer tape and there isn't much you can't adapt to a Fuji camera!

I had a lot of fun with the c mount lens. The 25 didn't cover the sensor but the results were...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-30-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,817
Posted By rybolt
I caught a lot of flack on one of the European...

I caught a lot of flack on one of the European boards for not using gaffer tape. I told them that this was "100mph tape" and that confused them even more.

It was fun but I'm not sure it was worth...
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-30-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,817
Posted By rybolt
Show me your weirdest adapted lenses

C mount Som Berthiot 25mm
https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-LQJqhm3/0/O/i-LQJqhm3.jpg

Custom adapted 90mm Colorplan Leica projector...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2016
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,299
Posted By rybolt
just...

just arrivedhttps://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-ztV4ZrV/0/O/i-ztV4ZrV.jpg
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,938
Posted By rybolt
I agree with oldwino. I've been using various...

I agree with oldwino. I've been using various Ipads for quite some time. I just picked up a 9.7 Inch Ipad Pro with 128gb and find that it's perfect for showing work. I use a portfolio program called...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-26-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,849
Posted By rybolt
I agree with oldwino. I've been using various...

I agree with oldwino. I've been using various Ipads for quite some time. I just picked up a 9.7 Inch Ipad Pro with 128gb and find that it's perfect for showing work. I use a portfolio program called...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-24-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,504
Posted By rybolt
Back in the day I sold 20 of those lenses to a...

Back in the day I sold 20 of those lenses to a government agency. They took the glass out of the lenses and threw away half of the barrels before I found out what they were doing. I got the other...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 12,971
Posted By rybolt
Anyone else like hatchets? Or hand-axes?

Anyone else like hatchets? Or hand-axes?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-23-2016
Replies: 119
Views: 10,820
Posted By rybolt
Ireland https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2016/i-...

Ireland
https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2016/i-dsbnbhd/0/XL/PRT25822-Edit-XL.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2016/i-jnmZHg6/0/XL/PRT15592-XL.jpg
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 12,971
Posted By rybolt
I'm from East Kentucky where they issue pocket...

I'm from East Kentucky where they issue pocket knives to each baby boy when freshly born. We grew up whittling and trading knives. The only times I've never had one in my pocket was when on an...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 4,619
Posted By rybolt
I wasn't presuming to tell you any Nikon history....

I wasn't presuming to tell you any Nikon history. I was a Nikon dealer back then and did a lot of business with EPOI though never with Joe Ehrenreich who died in 1973. I did know Jonathan and then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2016
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
Fuji XT1 and Jupiter...

Fuji XT1 and Jupiter 9

https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-q5qTSpf/0/O/i-q5qTSpf.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 4,619
Posted By rybolt
Spiratone was Fred Spira. He invented many of the...

Spiratone was Fred Spira. He invented many of the accessories that Spiratone sold.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 4,619
Posted By rybolt
I may be reading your comment incorrectly but...

I may be reading your comment incorrectly but Ehrenreich was the US importer of Nikon cameras but they didn't own the company. They did control distribution in the US and maybe ths is what you really...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,495
Posted By rybolt
How many of us buy a cd from a street musician?...

How many of us buy a cd from a street musician? Personally, I can't pass one buy without buying a copy of at least one of their cd's. It doesn't seem to matter if I like their music or their style....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-18-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 4,619
Posted By rybolt
Dupont Velour black in graded paper. Agfa...

Dupont Velour black in graded paper. Agfa Portriga Rapid 111 and 118, too.
More silver than you could shake a stick at it the Dupont bromide papers. Agfa ruled the chloro-bromes.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-16-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,495
Posted By rybolt
You are correct. My statement was way too broad....

You are correct. My statement was way too broad. There way more fine art photographers than there are teaching positions. I have many friends in the art community here in SW Ohio and though some of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-16-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,495
Posted By rybolt
I can't disagree with this and I'm sure that...

I can't disagree with this and I'm sure that collectives exist all over the world who encourage and support each other. My experience, here in the US, is that many, probably most, fine art...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-16-2016
Replies: 98
Views: 6,396
Posted By rybolt
I see nothing wrong with exhibiting self...

I see nothing wrong with exhibiting self confidence.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-16-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,495
Posted By rybolt
I think you need to separate the Fine Art...

I think you need to separate the Fine Art photographers from the Commercial or Editorial photographers though there will be some overlap.
My comments above were directed at the Commercial section. In...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 4,495
Posted By rybolt
Support can take different forms. I just had...

Support can take different forms. I just had lunch with two photographer friends and we spent 2 hours brainstorming to help the only one of the three who isn't retired. I don't know how much help we...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 1,950
Posted By rybolt
First- Strong work. That's first and foremost....

First- Strong work. That's first and foremost. The rest is just commentary.

I'd work on the home page. Smaller images and maybe not quite so 'clean'. It was a little too sterile based on the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By rybolt
Longshot question. The words NIKON on the focus...

Longshot question. The words NIKON on the focus screen should be facing the front of the camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By rybolt
How is the sliding mechanism on the body. When...

How is the sliding mechanism on the body. When the prism is off and you push the botton on the body does the slider move? Is it allowing the pins to be seated?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-08-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By rybolt
I've had this happen. Look at the back of the...

I've had this happen. Look at the back of the prism on the inside just below the viewfinder. there are two small pins there that have to seat into the sliding mechanism that is released by the button...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2016
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
Jupiter 8 and 9's. Using them on the XT1 and...

Jupiter 8 and 9's. Using them on the XT1 and loving the out of focus highlights.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2016
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,548
Posted By rybolt
XT1 with 50mm f1.8...

XT1 with 50mm f1.8 Pentacon
https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-nH2BQJQ/0/O/i-nH2BQJQ.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-05-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 6,274
Posted By rybolt
I've both bought and sold to Igor. I was in the...

I've both bought and sold to Igor. I was in the photo business for 36 years and he is one of the most trustworthy people that I've ever known. If you have a problem with anything that you buy from...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-03-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By rybolt
Just get some gaffer tape and go for it, Andy....

Just get some gaffer tape and go for it, Andy. I'm having a lot of fun with projector and movie lenses.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-L7j5NRS/0/O/i-L7j5NRS.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-03-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By rybolt
Thank you Helen. I'm so far down the rabbit hole...

Thank you Helen. I'm so far down the rabbit hole that I'm gaffer taping old Leica projector lens to M42 mounts and taking pictures with them just because I can.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-03-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By rybolt
Fuji XT1 and 25mm f1.9 Som Berthiot Cine

$4.99 for an adapter. If I can clean the haze out of this thing it might be...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 11-02-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,102
Posted By rybolt
check out the used laptops from OWC...

check out the used laptops from OWC (macsales.com). They' re a reliable company and refurb everything they sell.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-01-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,198
Posted By rybolt
Late light. Xt1 and 58mm f2.8...

Late light.
Xt1 and 58mm f2.8 Industar
https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-kGfZzbQ/0/X2/i-kGfZzbQ-X2.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-01-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 2,198
Posted By rybolt
XT1 with 50mm f1.8...

XT1 with 50mm f1.8 Pentacon

https://photos.smugmug.com/Catcan-test/n-XztzJ/i-k2dvBjr/0/O/i-k2dvBjr.jpg
XT1 with Velvet...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-31-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,693
Posted By rybolt
If you are using a wetting agent (and you...

If you are using a wetting agent (and you probably should be if you aren't) be sure to use distilled water with that step. The active ingredients in the wetting agent will attract any impurities in...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-29-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,103
Posted By rybolt
Love it. In my top three favorite lenses for the...

Love it. In my top three favorite lenses for the Fuji. It's lightweight, focuses close and has good balance. I have all three of the Touits and they are the three favorites for the Fuji.
I wish I...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-28-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,768
Posted By rybolt
I actually bought a used 21/25 plastic...

I actually bought a used 21/25 plastic Voigtlander finder on Ebay. Then,I sold the M9 before I ever had the chance to use it. If anyone wants a 21/25 i have it in the classifieds.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-25-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 964
Posted By rybolt
XT1 and Leica (Colorplan) Lenses

XT1+Colorplan 90+M42 adapter+Gaffer's Tape
1st is the old style 90mm Colorplan
2nd is the CF Colorplan from the RT300
Very narrow focus and fixed at 3-4...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2016
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,798
Posted By rybolt
Fuji XT1+90mm f2.5 Colorplan+M42 adapter+duct...

Fuji XT1+90mm f2.5 Colorplan+M42 adapter+duct...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-23-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 3,374
Posted By rybolt
I gave up chasing the Sharpness Dragon with the...

I gave up chasing the Sharpness Dragon with the Industar and found one that gave me a 'look' that I liked. Now I use it a lot with both the Fuji and the M9.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-21-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By rybolt
Dealers hated T90 cameras. They wouldn't sit...

Dealers hated T90 cameras. They wouldn't sit upright on the shelf if they had a lens attached. The base was too narrow and the balance was off when you put a lens on the body. Many of them landed on...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 9,767
Posted By rybolt
If you are an LHSA member be sure to mention it....

If you are an LHSA member be sure to mention it. It can help. Not always, though.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 9,767
Posted By rybolt
I emailed Customer Service last Saturday morning...

I emailed Customer Service last Saturday morning at 10am EST with a question concerning the M9 that they have in house. I had a reply at 2:30 pm EST on Saturday. They seem to reply to emails much...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By rybolt
As Huss says, you need to press really hard on...

As Huss says, you need to press really hard on the button. Use a small flat blade screw driver and push with the flat part and not the sharp edge. You rotate the camera button/lever at the same time....
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 10-17-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By rybolt
I use Wordpress for several blogs. I find them to...

I use Wordpress for several blogs. I find them to be bulky and not intuitive. They're fine for a music site that I do but I think I'm going to switch one of the photo sites over to Format. It's more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2016
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
Yesterday it was a 40mm f1.4 Voigtlander from a...

Yesterday it was a 40mm f1.4 Voigtlander from a Forum member and today it is a Jupiter 12 from Ebay.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-17-2016
Replies: 118
Views: 22,419
Posted By rybolt
LFN in distilled water. I still have a stock of...

LFN in distilled water. I still have a stock of Photo Chamois which I store wet and change the water on every time I process. I've used windshield wiper blades (new, not used) as well as dedicated...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2016
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
Just won a plastic Voigtlander 21/25 finder. $63...

Just won a plastic Voigtlander 21/25 finder. $63 shipped. Now I just need the M9 repaired.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2016
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
Ibelux 40mm f0.85 in Fuji X mount. B&H closed...

Ibelux 40mm f0.85 in Fuji X mount. B&H closed them out at $499.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-06-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,979
Posted By rybolt
B and H has these on sale this week for $499. I...

B and H has these on sale this week for $499. I just ordered one.https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1056299-REG/handevision_hvib4085fx_ibelux_40mm_f_0_85_lens.html
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-04-2016
Replies: 154
Views: 66,414
Posted By rybolt
I just received an I61 today and I can't believe...

I just received an I61 today and I can't believe that a $19 lens is this good. I was prepared for decent optics but crappy build and I'm happy to find that both are pretty good.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-04-2016
Replies: 316
Views: 102,612
Posted By rybolt
Character is the key as far as I'm concerned. I...

Character is the key as far as I'm concerned. I play with a bunch of adapted lenses on the XT1 just to see the look that they produce. I started out the the 85mm f2.8 Steinheil Culminar and that took...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-04-2016
Replies: 316
Views: 102,612
Posted By rybolt
Andy, is that an original or one one the recent...

Andy, is that an original or one one the recent production models? I'm curious as to what mount it's in. I see them in M42 or Exakta mounts.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2016
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
Yes. That was awkward phrasing. I should have...

Yes. That was awkward phrasing. I should have said "on the Fuji cameras".I'm really enjoying using the adapted lenses on the XT1. We have four of them plus two X pro 1's so that was the source for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2016
Replies: 8,899
Views: 868,063
Posted By rybolt
I'm knee deep in "new" Russian and East German...

I'm knee deep in "new" Russian and East German lenses.
Just got a Helios 44-2 50mm f2, a 50mm f1.8 Pentacon and a 55mm f2.8 Industar LD all for the Fuji cameras.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-04-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By rybolt
Thanks for all of the comments and advice. I can...

Thanks for all of the comments and advice. I can wait a few months for the camera to be returned and even though it won't be the best time of year to test it I can see how I do.
I don't intend to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By rybolt
I emailed Leica Customer Service today and got a...

I emailed Leica Customer Service today and got a message back from Roxanna that sensor replacements were currently taking 8 weeks. They've had my camera in house for two weeks and it isn't logged...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By rybolt
It was very helpful but I'm deep into...

It was very helpful but I'm deep into Photographer's Math (AKA Musician's Math) on this.
If I have $500 in this kit and I can sell it for $3,000 I haven't really spent $500 but I've saved $2500 by...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By rybolt
Phil- Thank you very much for the data points....

Phil- Thank you very much for the data points. I'm at the section of my life where I want to enjoy photography and trying something different is part of that plan.
I only have two real concerns on...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-03-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,796
Posted By rybolt
M9 advice

I'm looking for advice to help me with a decision I need to make.
I'm a Fuji X user. Between my wife and myself we have 6 X bodies and a full compliment of lenses including a pile of adapted lenses...
Forum: Sony RX Series 10-03-2016
Replies: 197
Views: 44,151
Posted By rybolt
https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2015/i-V89kLLD/...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Ireland-2015/i-V89kLLD/0/XL/DSC00314-Edit-XL.jpg
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-30-2016
Replies: 316
Views: 102,612
Posted By rybolt
Andy- Those are sooooo cool. That lens is on my...

Andy- Those are sooooo cool. That lens is on my list.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,768
Posted By rybolt
the metal finder comes in either chrome or black....

the metal finder comes in either chrome or black. My plan was to order the black one as it's going on a black M9. Comments?
Bear in mind that I'm the guy who cares nothing about 'style'.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By rybolt
yes. It's a reference for your thumb. Pentax had...

yes. It's a reference for your thumb. Pentax had a raised white dot as I recall.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-28-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,768
Posted By rybolt
Compare Voigtlander 21/25 finders?

I'm hoping this is the correct forum to ask this question.
I recently picked up a pair of Zeiss lenses along with an M9. The lenses were 21 and 25 Biogons. I bought the stuff to re-sell and sold the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-27-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,796
Posted By rybolt
FM is as safe as Ebay if you pay via Paypal....

FM is as safe as Ebay if you pay via Paypal. There's also a pretty good feedback system in place. I have a current version 50mm Summicron on sale in the RFF classifieds at the moment. I sold it a few...
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