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Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-14-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By wpb
On the take up side look for any debris that...

On the take up side look for any debris that would cause it to bind up, a little canned air wouldn't hurt. If it keeps happening with a fresh battery then there is a problem lurking that may be more...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By wpb
Don’t ever scrub plastic reels with anything...

Don’t ever scrub plastic reels with anything firmer than a toothbrush. Once plastic has micro scratches in it it becomes nearly impossible to clean, and collects “crud” way faster. We cleaned the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-29-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By wpb
We used 3/4" masking tape to attach the film to...

We used 3/4" masking tape to attach the film to the core. In the darkroom we just disassembled the cassette and removed the tape.

You almost always get an light struck final frame anyway because...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By wpb
Yes the 135mm and 35mm are "paired" in the...

Yes the 135mm and 35mm are "paired" in the viewfinder of the M4, the adapter would bring up both if working correctly.

I've been quite happy with the fotodiox adapters and use them on a 50mm f1.5...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By wpb
You can visually inspect the film after a minute...

You can visually inspect the film after a minute in the fixer; just add a minute or two to the fixing time once the film has lost its "milky" appearance and the base has become clear.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By wpb
When operating as designed they are sharp wide...

When operating as designed they are sharp wide open. Finding a known good example is the challenge. Keeping the lens and film perfectly parallel and a properly adjusted rangefinder is essential to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By wpb
Most likely, the linkage between the shutter...

Most likely, the linkage between the shutter speed dial around the lens mount and the shutter speed timing assembly in the bottom of the camera has broken. Could be as simple as tightening the screws...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,769
Posted By wpb
Film choice and development would be the next...

Film choice and development would be the next step after you found the lens that gave you the rendering you are after. Tri-X today ain't your grandpa's Tri-X, so you will need to give it a little...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,647
Posted By wpb
In Yoshihisa Maitani's defense, the shutter ring...

In Yoshihisa Maitani's defense, the shutter ring was placed to allow all the camera's settings to be seen in a single glance (aperture, focus and shutter speed). As someone who started with an OM-2n...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-05-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,187
Posted By wpb
Nothing profound to say; you both are in my...

Nothing profound to say; you both are in my prayers.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-25-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By wpb
Roscolux Swatchbook, $2.00. Take the deepest red...

Roscolux Swatchbook, $2.00.

Take the deepest red out of the pack, makes about 6 "red windows".
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By wpb
Thank you, just the information I was looking for.

Thank you, just the information I was looking for.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By wpb
Leica 24mm Finders

Does the 24mm finder for the D-Lux 4 (Part #18696, marked 24mm) show the correct view on an M9 or are the brightline frames suited to a different format sensor?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-02-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By wpb
Worked in a lab for years. We had specific film...

Worked in a lab for years. We had specific film cleaning tools like the Kinetronics StaticVac that would take the charge off the film sweep and blow the dust away. Even film freshly out of the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-12-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 55,154
Posted By wpb
[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/482659654...

[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48265965467_36a77c9bcc_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gx6FYp)L1003333 (https://flic.kr/p/2gx6FYp) by wickerparkbilly...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-25-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By wpb
Slight under exposure is to control the...

Slight under exposure is to control the highlights from being completely devoid of details. This would have been instructions for the film as it pertains to its original intention; being projected...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By wpb
Try [email protected] They are the...

Try [email protected]

They are the distributors of Horseman in Japan.

Fungus repair is part of any competent repair person's abilities. The procedure is disassemble, soak elements in...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By wpb
What lens?

What lens?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-27-2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4,478
Posted By wpb
Coming to an Oligarch near you...

Coming to an Oligarch near you...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-02-2016
Replies: 143
Views: 42,725
Posted By wpb
M8/40 Rokkor CLE.

M8/40 Rokkor CLE.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-26-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 7,512
Posted By wpb
How would this even be technically feasible? The...

How would this even be technically feasible? The whole idea behind the M finder is that one can see outside the picture image area. An EVF that would allow this would need to be independent of the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-05-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By wpb
This is one of those conventions rooted in...

This is one of those conventions rooted in practicality. Your darkroom chemicals are going to wind up at room temperature so just use that as your working temperature unless it is well below 65 or...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-29-2015
Replies: 3,074
Views: 485,954
Posted By wpb
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1751/med_U1751I1443533674.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-28-2015
Replies: 3,074
Views: 485,954
Posted By wpb
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery...

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1751/med_U1751I1443533238.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-23-2015
Replies: 3,074
Views: 485,954
Posted By wpb
M8/40 ROKKOR...

M8/40 ROKKOR CLE
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/1751/med_U1751I1443020137.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-16-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By wpb
The viewing lens has a aperture for judging...

The viewing lens has a aperture for judging stop-down depth of field on the focusing screen.

The "focusing ring" is used to judge the depth of field in relation to the depth of field scale on the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2012
Replies: 3,074
Views: 485,954
Posted By wpb
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8343/8218812412_e486...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8343/8218812412_e48635c206_b.jpg
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-24-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 17,690
Posted By wpb
The refurbished Ipad 3 is $379 (16GB/wifi only)...

The refurbished Ipad 3 is $379 (16GB/wifi only) directly from Apple. If you don't need the form factor of the mini this seems like a better deal for $50 more.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 4,562
Posted By wpb
Often recovery services don't remove the...

Often recovery services don't remove the platters; they find an identical drive and swap out the hard drive controller. If your drive spins up but makes "ticking" noises this is often due to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By wpb
I'm not completely familiar with that camera...

I'm not completely familiar with that camera model, but maybe the clues gained from the image you posted can lead you in the right direction.

1. The light leak is blue. Most likely the light is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-07-2012
Replies: 2,013
Views: 610,748
Posted By wpb
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7055574377_96cc...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7055574377_96cce4a09b.jpg

Automat, Xenar, Ektar 100.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-14-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,822
Posted By wpb
I haven't heard from (repair person's name) in 24...

I haven't heard from (repair person's name) in 24 hours... does anyone have their home phone number/address/private email/next of kin?




I may be guilty of this one myself to some extent...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By wpb
Put a piece of masking tape on the cassette and...

Put a piece of masking tape on the cassette and mark it "C-41". They are like robots only searching for one thing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,574
Posted By wpb
Identical.

Identical.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By wpb
That is the exact opposite of my store, the CVS...

That is the exact opposite of my store, the CVS stuff is 25% off. I would take either (Fuji or Kodak) at that price!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By wpb
4 Pack Kodak Gold 200 24exp $2.75 @ CVS

I'm unsure if it is just my local CVS, but $2.75 for a four pack of in-date film might be worth the trip. Date on my pack is 6/2012. Searched for the film bargains thread but was unable to find it,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 7,468
Posted By wpb
Take the camera off the "B" setting, then push...

Take the camera off the "B" setting, then push the On/Off switch forward past auto to check/reset.

I can't get my OM-2n to lock up the mirror while set to "B", it drops down as soon as the shutter...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-14-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By wpb
+1 nose grease. We used nose grease at the lab I...

+1 nose grease. We used nose grease at the lab I worked at all the time. Anything that diffuses helps. Aforementioned diffusion enlarger helps as well as stopping down the enlarger lens to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-04-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By wpb
You need developer starter. The developer...

You need developer starter. The developer assumes you are replenishing old developer with new; you will not unless you do runs a couple of times a week. The developer starter replaces the used...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 21,636
Posted By wpb
Does the CV 40 bring up the 50mm framelines like...

Does the CV 40 bring up the 50mm framelines like the 40mm Summicron?

The 40 Summicron / M-Rokkor unmodified on a M3 or filed down to bring up the 35mm framelines on a M4-M7 is really a wonderful...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-29-2011
Replies: 2,013
Views: 610,748
Posted By wpb
Automat/Xenar/XP2. http://farm7.static.flickr.com/...

Automat/Xenar/XP2.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6018/5885894951_6bd82261d5_z.jpg
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 06-23-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5,754
Posted By wpb
When I focus and recompose I am basically...

When I focus and recompose I am basically pivoting the camera on a point. The only distance change is the slight change in distance when the camera is rotated. If you focus on an object 1 meter away...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-07-2011
Replies: 2,013
Views: 610,748
Posted By wpb
Automat with Xenar, Ektar 100, Epson...

Automat with Xenar, Ektar 100, Epson V500.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3578/5810098295_5cbb7324c0_z.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-28-2011
Replies: 106
Views: 18,029
Posted By wpb
And that 1950's 90% silver dime is worth about...

And that 1950's 90% silver dime is worth about $3.50 today; about the cost of a gallon of gas or a cup of coffee and a donut.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,339
Posted By wpb
It comes down to this: Either your photo finisher...

It comes down to this: Either your photo finisher doesn't know what they are doing or Ilford does not. After years of professionally developing and using Ilford's products, I would have to side with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By wpb
If TTL is a must, that excludes the Mamiya 6 and...

If TTL is a must, that excludes the Mamiya 6 and 7.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,477
Posted By wpb
Edwal FG7.

Edwal FG7.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-15-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 1,997
Posted By wpb
How about Václav Havel?

How about Václav Havel?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 3,611
Posted By wpb
XPan

I tried to sell an XPan... :(
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-11-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,625
Posted By wpb
The price of silver has been going through the...

The price of silver has been going through the roof lately... it was just a matter of time before the price of black and white film and paper increased as well. The problem is if/when the price of...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-28-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,435
Posted By wpb
" I HAVE NO WAY TO PUT FILM THROUGH THIS...

" I HAVE NO WAY TO PUT FILM THROUGH THIS CAMERA"

That is like trying to sell a Ferrari and saying, "I have no way to put gas in the tank."

For over 8 grand... find a way to run a roll of film.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 09-02-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,705
Posted By wpb
Mine is from the second batch, also in the 1502XX...

Mine is from the second batch, also in the 1502XX range, and it does not flare. I know some people claim the M6 isn't that bad, flare wise, but my copy was horrible. It always seemed to flare at...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3,301
Posted By wpb
Was the film ever refrigerated/frozen?

Was the film ever refrigerated/frozen?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-23-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3,301
Posted By wpb
Looking at the samples of the entire film you...

Looking at the samples of the entire film you included in your post you have a second streak in the rebate of the film near the sprocket holes; it is asily seen from the "TX" to the "28". It seems...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3,301
Posted By wpb
Did you shoot the blank frames with a body cap on...

Did you shoot the blank frames with a body cap on the camera or just without a lens?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-21-2010
Replies: 57
Views: 3,301
Posted By wpb
I'd check the curtains for a pin hole. Check the...

I'd check the curtains for a pin hole. Check the curtains with the shutter ready to fire and then again after you fire but before you wind the film. use a bright light from the lens side while...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By wpb
I shoot all my way-out-of-date color film at...

I shoot all my way-out-of-date color film at night. In this case, the processing cost may be the fly in the ointment.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-22-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By wpb
I have had 150' rolls of Tech Pan in one; so my...

I have had 150' rolls of Tech Pan in one; so my gut instinct is it will not.

My question is where does one find 200' rolls of Plus-X? Is it a short end of motion picture film?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By wpb
The dyes that make up the colors are not in the...

The dyes that make up the colors are not in the film emulsion, but coupled to the film during processing. I say go for it.
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-05-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By wpb
It also depends on the peak spectral sensitivity...

It also depends on the peak spectral sensitivity of the film. Most lenses produced during the film era had a IR mark calibrated for 1000 nanometers (in line with Kodak's B&W IR film). Films with a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-01-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 6,327
Posted By wpb
+1 for Phoenix in Chicago. Most employees...

+1 for Phoenix in Chicago.

Most employees transitioned from Precision Photo at the same location, so they have decades of professional level photofinishing experience even though the operation has...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-27-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By wpb
I found film right out of a minilab to be dry to...

I found film right out of a minilab to be dry to the touch but not completely dry... say as if you hung them to dry overnight. Completely dry film will, in most cases, lie absolutely flat on a flat...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By wpb
A cake-dome style CD container, the type in which...

A cake-dome style CD container, the type in which blank CDs are sold. The one for 25 discs is perfect for 35mm. The 50 disc size will do medium format.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,565
Posted By wpb
Contact Mr. Ye (<[email protected]> ; remove <&>)......

Contact Mr. Ye (<[email protected]> ; remove <&>)... he may be in China currently but will be able to turn around the work quite quickly (usually within a week). It will almost always be cheaper for him...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2010
Replies: 58
Views: 7,222
Posted By wpb
Homeowner/Renter's Insurance?

Homeowner/Renter's Insurance?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-15-2010
Replies: 187
Views: 11,673
Posted By wpb
All this talk about Kodak needs us to buy the...

All this talk about Kodak needs us to buy the film is crazy. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was shot on 6 million feet of film... 1800 kilometers of the stuff, and that is just three movies. We are,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-08-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,176
Posted By wpb
over-agitation is almost certainly the culprit....

over-agitation is almost certainly the culprit. The sproket holes allow more developer movment so they leave the dark (on negatives) streak. Sometimes just a water rinse before developer can...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-01-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By wpb
Just upgraded myself, on a production PC at work,...

Just upgraded myself, on a production PC at work, but have not used XP mode. I got a good deal on Vista 64 Ultimate with a free upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. I can't imagine you would run into any...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-28-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,985
Posted By wpb
It uses standard (mainly RA-4) chemistry. It is...

It uses standard (mainly RA-4) chemistry. It is usually used with RC papers. You will need a fair amount of turnover to keep the chemistry fresh.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-27-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By wpb
It is not. Unlike ICE that uses an infrared...

It is not. Unlike ICE that uses an infrared channel to map dust and scratches, the Minolta just guesses when it sees drastic, small, and well-defined changes in contrast. Best bet: clean negs as if...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-18-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,806
Posted By wpb
I would use both reels just to keep the one with...

I would use both reels just to keep the one with the film in place, it might be a tight fit but liquid (that often acts like a lubricant) + agitation could = film out of the developer. Also it will...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 5,118
Posted By wpb
I think it is just the price you pay for having...

I think it is just the price you pay for having the shutter speeds light up in the viewfinder.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-17-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 5,118
Posted By wpb
I seem to remember the shutter speed ring was...

I seem to remember the shutter speed ring was also placed so you could check both the aperture and shutter speed with a single glance. Also, like a lens focusing tab, you can get an idea of what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By wpb
Just send it to Youxin Ye, he will take care of...

Just send it to Youxin Ye, he will take care of it quickly and inexpensively.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-29-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By wpb
If you can wind on and then fire the shutter...

If you can wind on and then fire the shutter again chances are the film advance mechanism has been replaced with a single stroke apparatus. Replacement double stroke winding apparatus has not been...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By wpb
No. It also works if you keep the cassettes in a...

No. It also works if you keep the cassettes in a sealed container, like a ziploc bag, until it reaches room temprature.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-25-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 14,618
Posted By wpb
Sodium sulfite is a silver solvent so it will...

Sodium sulfite is a silver solvent so it will reduce the appearance of grain at the expense of accutance. In reality you have created the "perfect storm" for grain... inherently grainy film, a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By wpb
PEC-12 and a q-tip.

PEC-12 and a q-tip.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-14-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 3,625
Posted By wpb
Lets see some Iskra negatives, the light leak has...

Lets see some Iskra negatives, the light leak has to be coming from somewhere.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-09-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By wpb
Use one light coat and then apply another a few...

Use one light coat and then apply another a few hours later. Once you have the holes filled in you should give it 12-24 hours to fully set. Before you load up with film, collapse the bellows and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-09-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By wpb
First, I would try liquid electrical tape or...

First, I would try liquid electrical tape or black nail polish. If it works you can check the camera's performance and see if you want to go the route of a new (or cannibalized) bellows. I have had...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-09-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By wpb
Looks like the bellows to me. I'd start near the...

Looks like the bellows to me. I'd start near the film and work my way to the lens. Looks like maybe a leak in the first or second fold on the top and bottom (and maybe sides). The rather sharp...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-28-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,984
Posted By wpb
No frame selector but it does revert to the 50mm...

No frame selector but it does revert to the 50mm framelines with no lens attached, if I recall correctly. The focusing patch and viewfinder brightness are on par with the Leica M6.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-29-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,262
Posted By wpb
Did you do a water rinse before you added the...

Did you do a water rinse before you added the developer? I always found a drop (and I mean a drop) of LFN or photoflo (to a minimum 16 oz of water) to the rinse water seemed to soften the film...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-29-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By wpb
Toilet bowl cleaner was often used to remove RA-4...

Toilet bowl cleaner was often used to remove RA-4 developer gunk, but diluted it will work for everything. Don't ever scratch plastic it will just hold in the crud and be worse in the long run then...
Forum: Travel 06-09-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By wpb
Ribs? Twin Anchors 1655 North Sedgwick . Frank...

Ribs? Twin Anchors 1655 North Sedgwick . Frank Sinatra had ribs and slaw shipped to him on the road when he wasn't sitting in booth #7. Classic Chicago hangout.

Also Adam's Ribs, but I'll be...
Forum: Travel 06-09-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By wpb
Go to hotwire.com and use the zip code 60611. ...

Go to hotwire.com and use the zip code 60611. You should be able to find a four star hotel in the Mag Mile/Goldcoast/Streeterville area for around $100.00 per night. Just north of the river, you'll...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 2,949
Posted By wpb
between 1.35 and 1.4 X I have a .72 and the...

between 1.35 and 1.4 X

I have a .72 and the 1.25X and it makes .90 very close to the .92 in the M3 that I cut my teeth on. I think the magnification is almost perfect on an m3, even with both eyes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By wpb
My knee-jerk reaction is processing related. ...

My knee-jerk reaction is processing related. Roller transport or dip and dunk?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-02-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 8,708
Posted By wpb
If you do not require a rangefinder or are...

If you do not require a rangefinder or are willing to use an auxiliary rangefinder the Voigtlander Perkeo (With Color Skopar) is an excellent choice. While there are built-in coupled rangefinder...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-13-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,928
Posted By wpb
Working in a lab back in the late 80's this was...

Working in a lab back in the late 80's this was my first real job. Most processing was outsourced to a major lab, either an independent or one of the Kodak labs. Minilabs became more popular when...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By wpb
I talked to Mamiya in the US, as I needed a...

I talked to Mamiya in the US, as I needed a replacement cover for the rangefinder adjustment access hole. Yes, indeed, the entire wind mechanism is no longer available as a replacement part, and...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-07-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 10,539
Posted By wpb
The cover on my M6 had stretched so much it was...

The cover on my M6 had stretched so much it was covering part of the lens release button. On the M3 I had, once the covering starts to chip there is no turning back and it starts to get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-23-2008
Replies: 114
Views: 7,045
Posted By wpb
1. $10 100' rolls of PanF (generic) from...

1. $10 100' rolls of PanF (generic) from Freestyle.

2. A 50mm Elmar (circa 1960) that Sherry brought back to its original prowess.

3. The patience it took to track down the light leak in my Iskra...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-19-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 21,065
Posted By wpb
It appears in 2007 the Supreme Court of the State...

It appears in 2007 the Supreme Court of the State of California upheld a state law dating back to the 1970's in which the importation of kangaroo was made illegal when some species were considered to...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-13-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 5,733
Posted By wpb
Honestly, yes it is too much to ask for this...

Honestly, yes it is too much to ask for this combo.

This set is almost in the same condition includes boxes and papers and has the "proper" CLE Rokkor.

CLE and Rokkor...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-13-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By wpb
I used the warwick address when dealing with her...

I used the warwick address when dealing with her a month or two ago.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-11-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By wpb
Version 1 is collapsible in chrome Version 2 is...

Version 1 is collapsible in chrome
Version 2 is rigid in chrome (very rare in black paint over brass)
Version 3 is the dual range
Version 4 is black anodized aluminum with no "50" at base of...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-02-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By wpb
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/100/293891575_70192...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/100/293891575_70192c38fe.jpg
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-18-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,264
Posted By wpb
I know it will sound absurdly simple but I have...

I know it will sound absurdly simple but I have found marking the cassettes "C-41" is all you need to do. I think they are just trained to look for C-41 so that is what I give them... on blue...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By wpb
I sent my 1960 50mm f2.8 Elmar to Sherry. She...

I sent my 1960 50mm f2.8 Elmar to Sherry. She assessed the lens before she began the work and assured me it was worth it to clean out the haze on my particular example. Three weeks later I have a...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-03-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 3,766
Posted By wpb
The EF mount is not patented per se. The code in...

The EF mount is not patented per se. The code in the chip is a proprietary trade secret and must be licensed from Canon. You can reverse engineer the code, as Sigma has done with mixed results.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 08-31-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,308
Posted By wpb
This is true. Mamiya sent me the 80mm hood for...

This is true. Mamiya sent me the 80mm hood for the "7" when I ordered a replacement for the 75mm hood for the "6".
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 2,687
Posted By wpb
I have out my 1940's era (27th edition) copy of...

I have out my 1940's era (27th edition) copy of Kodak's How To Make Good Pictures. Here are your film choices in the US (I have converted the speeds from Weston to ASA):

Verichrome 64ASA
Super-XX ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-30-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 7,774
Posted By wpb
The actuating lever isn't physically attached to...

The actuating lever isn't physically attached to the silver shutter release on the lens, if it were the camera would not be able to be collapsed. When looking from the front of the camera... the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-24-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 7,774
Posted By wpb
First, the shutter button should have about 1/8...

First, the shutter button should have about 1/8 of an inch play; even with the camera collapsed. It should be able to be pressed down and then return as there is a spring in the camera body. Next...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 2,003
Posted By wpb
Reminds me of the posters in the movie...

Reminds me of the posters in the movie Brazil:

"Don't suspect a friend, report him"
and
"Be Safe: Be Suspicious"
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,264
Posted By wpb
I've done a few M3 cameras and the vulcanite on...

I've done a few M3 cameras and the vulcanite on all has just flaked off, no chemicals needed. If it wasn't ready to come off chances are you wouldn't be removing it in the first place. Just put a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-07-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 3,264
Posted By wpb
Swoop- It is not as hard to recover a Leica as...

Swoop- It is not as hard to recover a Leica as some would lead you to believe. On a M6 or 7 it is a 10 minute affair. Griptac does look "awful"... so now I have stopped taking pictures of my...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-12-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By wpb
They are not.

They are not.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-28-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 11,359
Posted By wpb
I like the dismembered Leica never-ready case...

I like the dismembered Leica never-ready case circa 1955-1963. It has proper strap lugs and a tripod socket all secured in a metal frame and wrapped in leather. It supplies an excellent grip and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-23-2008
Replies: 66
Views: 4,904
Posted By wpb
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2516217661_747...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2516217661_747bff1700_o.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-08-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 9,025
Posted By wpb
The shiny metallic parts in the film chambers...

The shiny metallic parts in the film chambers certainly don't help the situation but it is the seam that is the actual area of the leak. Covering the parts with black paper achieves the same result...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-07-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 9,025
Posted By wpb
This was driving me crazy also... I had taken...

This was driving me crazy also... I had taken inside photos and had the leak and taken outside shots that were fine. My hypothesis was it was the light conditions the camera had been subjected to,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-07-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By wpb
A lot of "bang for the buck" in PSE 6.0. I...

A lot of "bang for the buck" in PSE 6.0. I purchased it bundled with Premier Elements, and the two work together seamlessly. Lightroom might be great if you have only digital camera files to deal...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-07-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 9,025
Posted By wpb
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2079/2473045821_43a...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2079/2473045821_43a46dc0db.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/2473864010_ed80ffeed7.jpg?v=0

As promised.

Just a side note: I too had the leak only appear...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,439
Posted By wpb
Maybe if you are making very large enlargements. ...

Maybe if you are making very large enlargements. It won't be more than the sharpness you would loose by hand-holding.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,439
Posted By wpb
I too struggled with the DOF going from 35mm to...

I too struggled with the DOF going from 35mm to 6X6. I once asked Michael Kenna about his transition from 35mm to medium format.
He replied he got the hang of it in about a year.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-06-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 9,025
Posted By wpb
I had the leak on both sides, supply and take-up....

I had the leak on both sides, supply and take-up. The leak is almost impossible to detect, you really have to move the flashlight around and give your eyes plenty of time to adjust to the darkness. ...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-05-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 9,025
Posted By wpb
I went through this just a few weeks ago. After...

I went through this just a few weeks ago. After almost endless searching the light leak was in the camera body itself. If you look closely in the two chambers that hold the spools of film you will...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-29-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,180
Posted By wpb
Not really that strange... those areas are...

Not really that strange... those areas are already exposed and further exposure won't really effect those areas. The light leak most likely came after the roll was exposed in the camera.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-29-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,180
Posted By wpb
Looks to me like a cassette light leak. The...

Looks to me like a cassette light leak. The right side of the leak looks like the felt on the cassette. Often caused by exposing the cassette to direct sunlight or by the film leader retriever...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-10-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By wpb
A bellows on a pinhole camera will allow you to...

A bellows on a pinhole camera will allow you to change the focal length. There are "optimal" pinhole sizes but it is all really relative to your expectations.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-07-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By wpb
Free Film Developing 4/9 US only

HERE (http://www.walgreens.com/dmi/filmcoupon/default.html?ec=hn524p_getcoupon)


Maybe good for that odd roll you're not sure about...

or to see how good/bad your Walgreens lab really is.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By wpb
Youxin Ye

Has anyone communicated with Youxin Ye recently? Does he have a new email address?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,296
Posted By wpb
It has to be a re-paint. It has the quick load...

It has to be a re-paint. It has the quick load system added to it and the user even went through the trouble of putting on the decal. It was a camera that was set-up to be used. No way could the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-19-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,816
Posted By wpb
duplicate post.

duplicate post.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-19-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,816
Posted By wpb
I'm actually "shadowing" you as I'm also working...

I'm actually "shadowing" you as I'm also working on my Iskra. I (finally) tracked down my light leak(s) on my Iskra, so now it is on to the the lens. The focusing helix and focusing lever I removed...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-19-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,816
Posted By wpb
This is a quote from a p.net post: "The removal...

This is a quote from a p.net post:

"The removal of Iskra top plate is easy. First, remove the winding knob by carefully unscrewing its central screw with a special key or tweezers. Then remove the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2008
Replies: 68
Views: 3,895
Posted By wpb
How did it die? Did it stop spinning, does it...

How did it die? Did it stop spinning, does it make a loud clicking noise (like a metronome), does the computer still "see" the drive? I might be able to help you recover the data if you can provide...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By wpb
"You will have to register, however, if you wish...

"You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work." - http://www.copyright.gov
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-19-2008
Replies: 125
Views: 4,643
Posted By wpb
I would just be glad such a beautiful photo can...

I would just be glad such a beautiful photo can provide people with a sense of what was lost. I am going to guess this falls under "fair use" when news reporting. You would also need to prove...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-16-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By wpb
IIRC you can put a penny on the contacts. There...

IIRC you can put a penny on the contacts. There is a little plunger type thing you need to push in to get it to charge up- it is right by the contacts. That is how I tested one in a camera store sans...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By wpb
Contact Leica directly as they will be the one to...

Contact Leica directly as they will be the one to honor any warranty... make a copy of any correspondence.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-16-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By wpb
Why not just use the Leica .pdf files on their...

Why not just use the Leica .pdf files on their website? They are ready-made and easily carried in a pocket. Yes CoC is dependent on enlargement size... what is in acceptable focus on a 4X6 will not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By wpb
Ditto "payasam" above. Use light pressure- make...

Ditto "payasam" above. Use light pressure- make sure it is aligned then really press it down. You use the liquid to keep the adhesive from sticking, and specifically alcohol so you don't trap water...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By wpb
I asked the management company back in 2005. This...

I asked the management company back in 2005. This was the reply:

"Hello.

Permits are not required for personal photography. Tripod use is ok, as long as
you're not on the great lawn (in front of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-26-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,044
Posted By wpb
Iskra Question

I have a light leak just below the viewfinder eyepiece that, I think, would normally be blocked by the light seal at the top of the back door. So my questions are:

1. How thick is the light seal...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 2,508
Posted By wpb
Here is a crazy photo op... I just got a press...

Here is a crazy photo op...

I just got a press release at work, there will be a demonstration in front of Macy's (Marshall Field's) on State St. Saturday, December 22 between 12:15 and 1:00 PM. It...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-20-2007
Replies: 54
Views: 2,508
Posted By wpb
How about a gathering before the Chinese New Year...

How about a gathering before the Chinese New Year Parade on Sunday February 10, 2008? The parade starts at 1:00 PM, on Wentworth from Cermak to 24th Street.
"Gung Hay Fat Choy!"
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-19-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By wpb
Unlike milk, that is unusable after the date,...

Unlike milk, that is unusable after the date, film developer will just be less potent. Unopened it should last a very long time but I would still shoot a roll of film under controlled conditions and...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-24-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,079
Posted By wpb
The frame line selector is mechanical so if it...

The frame line selector is mechanical so if it works for the 50mm lens chances are it is the 75mm giving you problems. check the lens mount for any sign of damage.
The electrical contacts should not...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-24-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,079
Posted By wpb
Remove the lens and re-mount it, making sure it...

Remove the lens and re-mount it, making sure it rotates until it stops even if it is slightly past the "click" that locks it in place. It will have a little play even when it has clicked into...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-04-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By wpb
I just talked to Mamiya in the US last week as I...

I just talked to Mamiya in the US last week as I needed a replacement cover for the rangefinder adjustment access hole. Yes indeed the entire wind mechanism is no longer available as a replacement...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By wpb
I know... common sense would dictate it should be...

I know... common sense would dictate it should be on both rolls (and on the entire roll) but it is the motion of the fluid in the tank that is the culprit (if this is the case) and that is a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-17-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By wpb
Looks like over-agitation. I used to get the...

Looks like over-agitation. I used to get the same marks developing 35mm film in a Jobo CPE-2.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-21-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,471
Posted By wpb
Sounds like hardware issue if the scanner stops...

Sounds like hardware issue if the scanner stops working but the software still responds to the "STOP" command. Is this something that happened before or just since using the scanner with XP and the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-18-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 6,656
Posted By wpb
The exposure change for different contrast grades...

The exposure change for different contrast grades was included with the info supplied with Ilford paper. Use the "Kodak" column of the table. A small calculator or a pad a paper will need to be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,235
Posted By wpb
The finder upgrade is reversible, and who would...

The finder upgrade is reversible, and who would ever know anyway? "Well I would buy this camera, but I'll be damned if I can get the finder to flare!" If you switch to an M2-3 style crank keep the...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-16-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By wpb
Same here. 28MB on the disk and 31MB of RAM while...

Same here. 28MB on the disk and 31MB of RAM while running under Windows XP.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-10-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 4,294
Posted By wpb
The original Leica camera was marketed as a...

The original Leica camera was marketed as a snapshot and travel camera, and was often marketed to women. Show me one ad where it is marketed to professional photographers. By 1932 Leica had sold...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-09-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 4,294
Posted By wpb
It was never a professional camera. If it was...

It was never a professional camera. If it was (in its heyday) those black paint M2 & M3 cameras wouldn't be so f-ing rare. It was conceived as a snapshot camera, small and well constructed without...
Forum: Yashica RF 03-09-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By wpb
There is nothing "to get". The GSN, and Yashica...

There is nothing "to get". The GSN, and Yashica for that matter as a whole, made fully competent cameras capable of outstanding results. Without side by side comparisons you'll never see the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 5,050
Posted By wpb
Here is the Aki Asahi replacement on the camera...

Here is the Aki Asahi replacement on the camera body, the back door is the original cover. This should give you an idea of the difference between the two. The replacement is an excellent value and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2007
Replies: 58
Views: 5,050
Posted By wpb
Contact him (Aki) with what you are looking for....

Contact him (Aki) with what you are looking for. Removing the old cover of my M3 took about 45 minutes start to finish.
Forum: Other RF 01-25-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By wpb
http://home.att.net/~drt-3d/ DrT (George...

http://home.att.net/~drt-3d/

DrT (George Themelis of Brecksville, OH) has anything you need, and he is a pleasure to deal with. He also has been very helpful by answering any questions to which I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-16-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 6,938
Posted By wpb
If it needs just a CLA, two words... Youxin Ye.

If it needs just a CLA, two words... Youxin Ye.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By wpb
Youxin Ye just CLA'd a M3 DS for me and after...

Youxin Ye just CLA'd a M3 DS for me and after firing the seam is just visible. I'd bet it is set, at that exact point, to have a reference point to tell visually if the brake needs service. The brake...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-09-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,994
Posted By wpb
I don't think it is wear as much as it is a...

I don't think it is wear as much as it is a build-up of film anti-halation backing left on the pressure plate. The darkest marks are where the film is in direct contact along the film rails. Or, due...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By wpb
You could try this DIY option......

You could try this DIY option... http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00Iino
Forum: RFF Polls 01-06-2007
Replies: 207
Views: 29,699
Posted By wpb
That article should be titled "Secret Lives of...

That article should be titled "Secret Lives of Lenses on Ebay"
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 11-16-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 4,876
Posted By wpb
Leica also uses some glass from Corning. It is...

Leica also uses some glass from Corning. It is amazing how much performance is in the basic Heliar design, as it is more than 100 years old.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-11-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By wpb
I use one of the containers 25 or 50 CD-Rs come...

I use one of the containers 25 or 50 CD-Rs come in, the one with the spindle in the middle. Just about the right size so curl isn't an issue, even if you have 10 rolls inside. I bring it to the lab...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-10-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,577
Posted By wpb
As far as the best resolution I have no idea, but...

As far as the best resolution I have no idea, but I find less contrasty negative films scan better. Here is an example of Reala with a crop. Picture was taken on Isla Mujeres (the eastern most point...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-04-2006
Replies: 82
Views: 5,738
Posted By wpb
Not my 8X loupe, I don't think that is near the...

Not my 8X loupe, I don't think that is near the enlargement of a 8-12MP file at 100%... maybe a microsite grain focusing scope at 25X.

P.S. I've got to shoot more Neopan 1600!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By wpb
I think it looks a little odd on chrome, but...

I think it looks a little odd on chrome, but looks kind of cool on black bodies. I would just get the silver chrome as it is easier to come by, and matches any chrome M nicely. Also the Ti and...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-04-2006
Replies: 82
Views: 5,738
Posted By wpb
Thanks Dave, now I'll have to walk down to the...

Thanks Dave, now I'll have to walk down to the Billygoat for lunch. :D
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-04-2006
Replies: 82
Views: 5,738
Posted By wpb
I think the obsessing over lenses has more to do...

I think the obsessing over lenses has more to do with the fact we rarely, if ever, looked at our chromes with a microscope and that what we are effectively doing with our digital files at 100-400%...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-04-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By wpb
It is warmer and it has slightly more "grain"...

It is warmer and it has slightly more "grain" (for lack of a better word) or texture to it. The metallurgical differences are of little consequence as it is just a coating. As an aside, modern silver...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-01-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,640
Posted By wpb
If you have a container of powder developer or...

If you have a container of powder developer or fixer and it says "to make 1 gallon" then it is best to mix up the whole gallon. It is not advisable to mix smaller quantities because the contents of...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-30-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 3,225
Posted By wpb
The Leica rep in Chicago this weekend...

The Leica rep in Chicago this weekend specifically stated the M8 that will ship is a 16- bit camera that is 10MP and writes 10MB files to the card.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-30-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 4,451
Posted By wpb
Maybe the aperture recording function (and even...

Maybe the aperture recording function (and even the jpeg lens optimization) is not working with the firmware loaded on the sample cameras. This could be why Leica is so adamant about posting images...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-21-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By wpb
No, you can't. I purchased a roll in May (for...

No, you can't. I purchased a roll in May (for $12.99) and then 3 more rolls in August. I do belive that Ilford is no longer allowing anyone to sell their film as "private label" any longer so at...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-21-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By wpb
My rolls are 2/2006, and I purchased them in...

My rolls are 2/2006, and I purchased them in August. Keep them in the freezer then roll up about 10 rolls then put the rest back in the freezer. Developed in Rodinal 1:50 and they look fine, not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-14-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,368
Posted By wpb
Not really. With higher magnification you will...

Not really. With higher magnification you will loose the ability to frame wider angle lenses through the viewfinder, but the flip-side is wide angle lenses don't require a very long effective...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-13-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By wpb
I seem to remember Sherry once told me the...

I seem to remember Sherry once told me the goggles could not be cleaned if they become hazy inside, as they are not really made to be disassembled. And from personal experience the goggles will work...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-07-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,105
Posted By wpb
Yes, having the scans done may be like pulling...

Yes, having the scans done may be like pulling teeth. Just look at the envelope and check any Photo CD box you see and/or write in the "additional instructions" box "K-14" & "Scan to CD". Put your...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By wpb
Sent him a M3 DS with some crud in the...

Sent him a M3 DS with some crud in the rangefinder (making the 50mm framelines faint), horizontal adjustment out at infinity, and the shutter showing all the signs of needing a CLA. He replied to my...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-07-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2,105
Posted By wpb
Wal-mart does send K-14 Kodachrome to Dwayne's...

Wal-mart does send K-14 Kodachrome to Dwayne's and they can do 35mm or even Super 8 (if you have it). It really is an "all roads lead to Rome" situation as Dwayne's is the only place it will go no...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By wpb
I know there are two versions of the Summilux....

I know there are two versions of the Summilux. The first is the ASPHERICAL version and legend has it this item had hand ground aspherical elements that proved too costly for series production (I once...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,289
Posted By wpb
The "Panda" variation came out in 1992-3 and this...

The "Panda" variation came out in 1992-3 and this camera dates to 1989. This has to be modified later with black parts... so in reality it is a modified chrome M6 and can't be considered as rare at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-06-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By wpb
After a year of trying every tip or trick I found...

After a year of trying every tip or trick I found the best way was exactly as in the Leica instructions. Unfortunately I got my camera without them and figured, "why would I need to read the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,483
Posted By wpb
Would it be possible for Don or Sherry to replace...

Would it be possible for Don or Sherry to replace the frame line mask in the M2 with one from an M4 or M6? Could be much cheaper, and you could do it at the same time as a CLA. Just a thought.
Forum: Other RF 06-12-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 1,471
Posted By wpb
The XA has a unique pressure sensitive conductive...

The XA has a unique pressure sensitive conductive element rather than a usual mechanical type shutter release, if it is acting erratically it may just need a good cleaning as it is more like an...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-03-2006
Replies: 42
Views: 4,675
Posted By wpb
I too just started playing with a 100' roll of...

I too just started playing with a 100' roll of Pan F. Developed in Rodinal 1:50 shot at ISO 30. The sensitivity cuts off very steeply at 630nm and is zero at 650nm... according to the Ilford...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-06-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,102
Posted By wpb
I have found the winding lever on the Mamiya 6 is...

I have found the winding lever on the Mamiya 6 is very easy to catch on things such as putting the camera in a bag. While I never have had the winding gear problem after 7 years of ownership, I have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2005
Replies: 84
Views: 3,888
Posted By wpb
By far my weirdest looking camera is a Stereo...

By far my weirdest looking camera is a Stereo Realist, but alas it also is the coolest because of the images it produces. The camera looks like a piece of surveying equipment and has the controls to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-05-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,762
Posted By wpb
I was talking specifically about your first...

I was talking specifically about your first problem, the "0" "+" "-" metering situation. The difference could merely be the difference in metering patterns and what you are pointing the camera...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-05-2005
Replies: 17
Views: 1,762
Posted By wpb
Could it be you are simply outside of the range...

Could it be you are simply outside of the range of the meter? Most meters have an upper and lower threshold and will not operate outside that range. It seems to me that your meter has a linear...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-23-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,014
Posted By wpb
I have a M6 in a M3 "everyready" case and it will...

I have a M6 in a M3 "everyready" case and it will fit if you stretch it a little. The lugs for the camera strap are in a slightly different location and the metal sandwiched between the velour and...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-13-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,704
Posted By wpb
When I ordered a replacement hood for my 75 f3.5...

When I ordered a replacement hood for my 75 f3.5 Mamiya sent me the hood for the 80 for the M7. After two years of use I can report it works fine.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-26-2005
Replies: 111
Views: 27,431
Posted By wpb
not really... I've heard it is quite difficult...

not really... I've heard it is quite difficult trying to sell "used" cocaine. :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2005
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By wpb
Here is some info on re-painting you camera or...

Here is some info on re-painting you camera or lenses.
http://nemeng.com/leica/022e.shtml
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