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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-21-2009
Replies: 87
Views: 5,336
Posted By jolefler
Couldn't we have just deleted the pic?

I probably wouldn't have uploaded it in the initial thread, had it been my encounter. Describing the situation might have been enough. As I recall the OP was more concerned with the confrontation and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-21-2009
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,152
Posted By jolefler
No working Standards?

I gotta' get in on this thread!

Disassembled, shutter dunked, FS mirror & GG replaced. Shown with original hood, Y2, rollfilm & cutfilm back & original cases! Looks beat-up, shoots like new! I...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-14-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 39,682
Posted By jolefler
Although...

I've been shooting long enough that it SHOULD be intuitive, I'd like an "I guess at it" added to the poll! Intuitive seems to imply I'm always on the mark:rolleyes:

Jo
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-14-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,909
Posted By jolefler
Off Center?....

Probably used a modern 35 cassette in it, eh? If you load the old FILCA cassettes, or shim a modern cassette, you'll be fine

Jo
Forum: RFF Polls 02-14-2009
Replies: 108
Views: 9,492
Posted By jolefler
Feels good to be over it!

I bought and sold over the past three years to get to where I thought I needed to be to attain my photo ambitions. I'm keeping 2 MF cameras and 3- 35's plus 1 advanced digi P&S. I have the equipment...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-07-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By jolefler
I found....

some sort of black plastic fittings at a hardware store (in the plastic plumbing supply section) that fit my Summar/Elmars & filters with no modification. I did use sandpaper to dull the inside of...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2009
Replies: 220
Views: 39,682
Posted By jolefler
When I came back...

to rangefinders from SLRs, I religiously incident metered every shot for about a year. After clumsily losing one meter and a low light cell from another meter, some re-thinking needed to be done.

I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-03-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,673
Posted By jolefler
Follow your instincts,

young warrior!

Jo
Forum: Yashica RF 01-03-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 3,161
Posted By jolefler
A few years back...

I had the pleasure of a collection of the T* series from the T thru the T4/5 (with the prime 35mms, Kyocera added the T5 zoom later). They all were absolutely terrific point and shoots that delivered...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-02-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 4,485
Posted By jolefler
I'm a screw mount expert 'cause....

I know how to crank up the contrast on my enlarger when printing shots from my hazy, old Elmar. Sure, it's still too soft....that's the GLOW they talk about!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-17-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By jolefler
Donuts...

keep the film from dropping too low on the pressure plate. I've got one or two bad ones; the only thing that happens is the upper edge of the image gets into the sprocket holes...usually only a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-16-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By jolefler
I would guess not, Eli. Once the cassette is...

I would guess not, Eli. Once the cassette is seated fully in the body, the spring should be forced away from the detente on the inner cannister.

I would imagine you could insert each empty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-11-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 2,846
Posted By jolefler
Before I retired...

I swore I was working for free. The last newspaper to employ me insisted they paid me....seemed like it was just re-embursement of expenses, if even that!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-27-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 7,503
Posted By jolefler
Pretty much...

...the same league. I would tend to believe there's some disparity in income, though. The web site's a gold mine, I hear :D
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-27-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 7,503
Posted By jolefler
Jon, There's...

already a guy on this board using that name, eh Roger? ;)

Jo
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-27-2008
Replies: 69
Views: 7,503
Posted By jolefler
Somebody gave me a....

aluminum FILCA case. Would have been nice, except he scrawled his name all over it! :rolleyes:

Jo
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-17-2008
Replies: 29
Views: 5,295
Posted By jolefler
The L35 AF doesn't have your requirements for...

The L35 AF doesn't have your requirements for manual focus/snap mode, 1600 ASA (800 max) or exposure compensation. That being said it's a very capable camera for night streets and certainly...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-16-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 3,737
Posted By jolefler
I'm not economy savvy, but...

to answer the original post, I'll mention the following incident:

I don't know if the Hassy 500c/m fits in your "premium camera" classification, but I just bought a small package deal off the 'Bay...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-31-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By jolefler
Don't forget to declare that pineapple as income!...

Don't forget to declare that pineapple as income!

Congratulations! Nice shot!

Jo
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-29-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 1,444
Posted By jolefler
Somewhat similar to Tech Pan....

I've been using Adox Ortho 25 (more easily available for me) to achieve a similar look. I've found it to be even harder than Tech Pan, though, and use a Borax second developer bath with Arista liquid...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By jolefler
There's a lady here...

in NE Ohio that has done the postcard thing for years. Covered bridges, shoreline shots, sunsets; touristy stuff for sure, but passable quality.

From what I've seen at local tourist traps, she...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-06-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By jolefler
Also, try installing the batteries and let the...

Also, try installing the batteries and let the cameras sit for an hour (perhaps less).
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-02-2008
Replies: 56
Views: 5,697
Posted By jolefler
Sam's got it right. I HAVE to have a digital...

Sam's got it right.

I HAVE to have a digital camera for those things that I can't do without it (eBay, posting here, etc.). It is pretty dusty, though! :>)

Gotta get back to the darkroom...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-01-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,673
Posted By jolefler
My vote goes to taking two cameras..... A...

My vote goes to taking two cameras.....

A Canonet 17 or an Oly XA for reasonable conditions, and

A Nikon Action Touch (submersable to 10 ft indefinately, heavy duty construction & a cracking...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-29-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By jolefler
So, what everyone is saying is: throw in a couple...

So, what everyone is saying is: throw in a couple of dessicant packs, and as long as there is no contact between the leather and the equipment, I'd be OK?

I did take some care to assure the case is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By jolefler
Storage in a leather case?

It's taken a while, but I've finally put together an outfit that isn't intended to be used regularly or heavily. My thoughts are to tuck this away (except for running a roll through it every 3-6 mo.)...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-22-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 4,111
Posted By jolefler
Hmmm... on a whim I picked up a Sun/Sola/135....

Hmmm... on a whim I picked up a Sun/Sola/135. Haven't really tested it out yet, but looking at your 90 results, I oughtta' go do that soon.

I'm impressed with the way the coating looks on mine,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-12-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 4,183
Posted By jolefler
I don't think a nut or die hard....but you must...

I don't think a nut or die hard....but you must shoot a lot of film to justify a mini lab. I have several hundo in processing equipment (incl. enlargers/lenses, etc.), but it's all manual. There's a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-09-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 3,268
Posted By jolefler
Maybe fidgety initially, but after using them for...

Maybe fidgety initially, but after using them for a while, all that comes as second nature. Perhaps the design lends itself to an intuitive approach. Any more I rarely miss a photo opportunity...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-08-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By jolefler
Thanks, Andrew & Michael. Haven't had a chance to...

Thanks, Andrew & Michael. Haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but your info should make it easier. I've read great things about how the Summar reproduces close subjects, even compared with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-08-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By jolefler
NOOKY HESUM usage ?'s

The search function here gave me a little info, but really just basics that I kind of already knew.....here's what I'd like to know.

What kind of exposure compensation is needed for the range of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-07-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By jolefler
Took care of that whole "Green" thing....

Had a Sunday afternoon brew & tossed the can in the landfill-bound trash. :eek:

I feel & look much better now. :o
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-07-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By jolefler
As Roger says, throw 'em in the recycling bin. If...

As Roger says, throw 'em in the recycling bin. If you feel like you should do more, take the spool out & put that in the plastics bin.

Golly, I'm glad I've use FILCAs. I save the world OUNCES of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2008
Replies: 470
Views: 22,143
Posted By jolefler
Hands....

How about showing some rest?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-29-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,459
Posted By jolefler
Thanks, Roger! The camera body is in the 228xxx...

Thanks, Roger! The camera body is in the 228xxx range. Now that you mention it, I do believe I've read the IIIc and later were larger than the 1/500 III.

Jo
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-29-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,459
Posted By jolefler
LTM Leicavit Questions

From my readings, I was under the impression that the Leicavit would fit Barnack bodies III and later. Now holding a Leicavit in one hand and a III in the other, I can't see that's true. It seems the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-07-2008
Replies: 34
Views: 3,477
Posted By jolefler
I'm no optics expert, but,

I've got a J3 "Russian fake" (it's not fake, it's really Russian) that delights me. I followed Brian's instructions to tweak the close focus and think it's as sharp as any of my fancy Leitz lenses....
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-19-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By jolefler
No Date on mine

That would be a little helpful in determining the date of manufacture, wouldn't it? It seems Rolleiflex serial number data isn't quite as specific as Leica's.

Thanks for all of the responses! I'll...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-18-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By jolefler
Thanks, Chris! I saw another ad from these folks,...

Thanks, Chris! I saw another ad from these folks, but without the dimensions, and emailed them for specs. According to the ad you linked, it WILL fit with a little trimming. My thanks!

Jo
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-18-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By jolefler
Good info, Wayno, Thanks a bunch. Lotsa garage...

Good info, Wayno, Thanks a bunch. Lotsa garage sales in my neighborhood today, so I'll prowl around in search of a Polaroid 600 series camera!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-17-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By jolefler
Rolleiflex Standard Mirror Help, Pls.

I have to replace/resilver the mirror from my 621. Can anyone tell me if they're interchangeable with mirrors from the later models? Or, can you help with a source for a suitable blank I can have...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-24-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,680
Posted By jolefler
It does do that!

12 oz usually won't last me more than 6 mo., though.

Jo
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-24-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,680
Posted By jolefler
Lemmee figure here....a 12 oz bottle will roughly...

Lemmee figure here....a 12 oz bottle will roughly make 12 single reel tanks or 9 two reel tanks at full strength which I use for pushing or 400 film, so 12 or 18 rolls, depending on tank. At 1:1, you...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-24-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,680
Posted By jolefler
Yes, I use the basic Arista developers, both film...

Yes, I use the basic Arista developers, both film and paper. Film and paper products, as well.

The above folks can say as they will, but I can't seem to say my negs (film) or developer or paper are...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-24-2008
Replies: 38
Views: 2,680
Posted By jolefler
I'm notoriously cheap and use Arista liquid,...

I'm notoriously cheap and use Arista liquid, which is priced less and works as well as D-76 did for me. Can be diluted 1:1, for better sharpness with the penalty of slightly longer times.

I really...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-19-2008
Replies: 28
Views: 2,661
Posted By jolefler
Another suggestion?

I've had a couple of Nikon "Action Touch" models which are basicly an older, submersable P&S, but have a depth limit of 15 feet, as I recall. They have a terrifficly sharp 35/2.8 and I've never been...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-16-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,905
Posted By jolefler
I'll lift one.....

to Brian for helping me! But then again, I'll probably lift one anyway. I'll just make sure to toast him specially with one of the many.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-12-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 2,072
Posted By jolefler
As It's a Fine Machine....

I'd suggest a CLA by a competant camera techie. It's just too nice and collectable to take the chance on mucking it up (even just slipping on a screwhead).

BTW, I find Ronsonol lighter fluid to be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-01-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By jolefler
Thank you, Bob!

A very kind offer, and thank you as well for taking the time to shoot and post the pictures, as well. Your detailed decription leads me to believe that I would need the other type with a standard II...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-01-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By jolefler
Thanks, folks!

I wouldn't consider shooting a Barnack without loading my own. With the length difference of factory cassettes, some image always falls into the sprocket holes....Yech. I'll use my brass Leitz...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-01-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 8,088
Posted By jolefler
Safe investment!

I've used a set-up like this for 15 years for 4X5 and 5X7 negs. Originally made for RC paper, fibre based paper will occasionally fall out of the slots when agitating. Works a charm for film and RC,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-01-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By jolefler
LTM Single exposure holder help, please!

There are two styles for Barnacks. I'd really like to have one for my II and III, but don't know which one fits. Also can't remember the Leica-lingo for each of these devices.

I'm really forced to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-14-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 1,586
Posted By jolefler
I have .....

a non-working Nikon Fun Touch 5 with a 28mm lens and finder. I've been inside the camera & it looks like an easy extraction to get the finder. PM me if you want it and will cover shipping.

Jo
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-11-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,776
Posted By jolefler
I found it quite easy, actually

Used to run a lot of home processed E6. I found the Rapid E6 (3 bath) kits easiest and fastest to use. I didn't use any fancy equipment, just a cooler holding the water bath to keep constant...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-10-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,137
Posted By jolefler
I bought one of the "sandpaper" deals.....got it...

I bought one of the "sandpaper" deals.....got it fast with good communication.

BTW, I didn't think it necessary "for maks a old feeling". Looks like the original would have on my III without doing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-09-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,359
Posted By jolefler
40mm filter for J-3?

Am I measuring the filter ring on my 1953 J-3 correctly, or is it a 39.5 or something? Don't want to buy one and say "missed it by THAT much!"

Thanks,
Jo
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-07-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 2,383
Posted By jolefler
I compared it to my II....

and it's very similar. The VF window is identicle. Even the shutter guard ring is similar, though not identicle, to my 1937 II also in chrome. Really, the big give away is the RF cam....when you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By jolefler
My suggestion

is to try to find out which employees at your discount store actually try at and care about their job. Spend a few minutes chatting with them about your past problem there, showing them the results....
Forum: RFF Polls 02-26-2008
Replies: 33
Poll: Lens Tests
Views: 2,018
Posted By jolefler
I own a J3 & a Barnack, so...

I'm testing, shimming, testing, unshimming, reshimming, testing :bang: . I put general shots on the same roll as tests, though. Some actually work out...thanks to DOF at f11-22 :)

I've never...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 02-24-2008
Replies: 51
Views: 8,088
Posted By jolefler
Big neg developing

I didn't think there'd be much interest here, so I haven't put this in the classifieds, BUT -

I don't use my Beseler drum roller and two 8X10 Unicolor drums anymore. Each drum does 4 - 4X5's, 2 -...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By jolefler
Thanks, Kim

"Notchy" is the perfect way to describe the way it feels focussing.

The J3 fits on the II every time and the focus is "in the ballpark" along with the rangefinder function. The J3 NEVER fits the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By jolefler
Gonna run and try it now, Thanks Jay!

Gonna run and try it now, Thanks Jay!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By jolefler
Thanks, John

There's a fellow over at APUG (who's worked with Kim Coxon here) who's suggesting that a misalignment of the focus helix OR the lens mount module could result in this situation.

The J3 HAS to be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By jolefler
Thanks, John

No, the J3 is tight in it's mount. The two lensmounts on the bodies have the "O" on top and the fine black line on the winder side.

I just found this out after shooting both bodies one day. I ran...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By jolefler
LTM mounting question?!?

I'm having trouble with why this situation happens... Can anyone here explain what's going on?

I have two bodies, a II and a III. The II came with a 50/3.5 Elmar. I later purchased a Jupiter 3 and...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-18-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 1,341
Posted By jolefler
I'm pretty sure that those Yashica's fire at...

I'm pretty sure that those Yashica's fire at 1/500 of a second without batteries if they are in working order.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-14-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 1,862
Posted By jolefler
Once during the loading process....what happened...

Once during the loading process....what happened with the Leitz cassette to force a darkroom unload? Or was it a camera glitch?

Oops, musta slipped off the spool, eh?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-14-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 1,862
Posted By jolefler
I love the 12's (roughly) that I roll. I'm...

I love the 12's (roughly) that I roll. I'm usually inpatient to see the results of a particular subject/project. Two bodies for extensive shooting sessions. Two reel tank for speedier processing....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By jolefler
FSU's are a great starting point, Paul, but give...

FSU's are a great starting point, Paul, but give this blurb some thought: for about 50-75% more than you invest in an FSU body you can pick up a user LTM body. Go with the J3 to keep your low-light...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-09-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By jolefler
I lucked out, too BUT...

my conscience got the better of me.

I was sent 4 packs of Ilford paper instead of the 2 I ordered from an eBay vendor. I actually called to get them some more money. The wonderful lady who took my...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-07-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,060
Posted By jolefler
Thanks, Photodog...that looks Like a MUST HAVE...

Thanks, Photodog...that looks Like a MUST HAVE for me.

Jo
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-07-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,060
Posted By jolefler
Repair Manual for Pre-War Elmar 50/3.5

Personal finances are dictating DIY haze removal. Has anyone any knowledge of such an animal? Searches haven't turned anything up on this topic....oh, BTW thanks to the powers for fixing the search...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-06-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3,568
Posted By jolefler
Hi Frank....

A second vote for austerity. I also have a half dozen of those and just cut a conservative both arms' length in the dark and wind it on. I have been using tape to attach it to the spools, though, as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,586
Posted By jolefler
If worried about temperature drop, just place...

If worried about temperature drop, just place your tank is a much larger vessel of water at the correct temperature.

I thought the scan of the Lincoln convertible showed enough contrast; as you...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-04-2008
Replies: 132
Views: 5,026
Posted By jolefler
My cameras are some of my tools. (I like to make...

My cameras are some of my tools. (I like to make photographs from shooting through framing)

My cameras are also my jewels. (I like a little bling while I do my thing)

The "bling" goes...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-31-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 1,292
Posted By jolefler
Nice pics, Ruben.

I have a J3 and seem to get very similar results, again not knowing where you focused while looking at the shot complicates matters. It seems to me that in my J3 usage the DOF is not centered on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 6,280
Posted By jolefler
I have a mere 250 or so auction site...

I have a mere 250 or so auction site transactions. As stated before, when selling I hold buyer feedback. To say the buyer's responsibility ends when they pay is simply ludicrous....luckily my event...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 6,280
Posted By jolefler
Wow!

Is that retroactive? I usually wait until the buyer leaves feedback for me, then do theirs. Sometimes with slow pay/no pay deadbeats I'd sure like to tell 'em what I think! I have a couple I'm...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-30-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By jolefler
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-30-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By jolefler
Thank you, Shiro_kuro....I looked in the toolbar...

Thank you, Shiro_kuro....I looked in the toolbar help section and nothing would drop down!?! The link looks like it will help alot.

No Cosmo, I don't have a scanner. What I've been doing is copying...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By jolefler
I'll second the Ritz suggestion

I just got VIOOH that they described as "rough" and actually it looks and works well. Just missing some paint where you grab it to take it off. Cost=$35+shipping.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By jolefler
Thanks!

Exactly what I was looking for!

Jo
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By jolefler
Curtain repair help, please?

Hi folks! The "search" option isn't available right now and I'm sure this is covered somewhere, but seems to me urgent enough to ask again.

I sent a new (to me) III off for a CLA as soon as I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1,703
Posted By jolefler
Thanks, and regarding my Dad...

A former wedding photographer, also some industrial work. We were at the church early (before mourners came)and he directed me around the church to document the funeral surroundings. "Get this from...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-24-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 8,084
Posted By jolefler
Aarrrgg!!

Think before you type, Jo!! My above method has proven successful on my Speed Graphic and early folders, but I had not considered the fact it's a synthetic :o .
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-24-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 8,084
Posted By jolefler
Having extensive experience restoring/preserving...

Having extensive experience restoring/preserving tack & harness equipment, I would propose a semi-long term process. Each step should be followed by at least a day of drying time.

Using your handy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1,703
Posted By jolefler
Thanks all, had to make a quick grammar revision,...

Thanks all, had to make a quick grammar revision, so still here. My thanks for your sympathy, but I'm OK with it as it is. The printing question still looms, though.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 1,703
Posted By jolefler
So.... Am I a Ghoul, or Deviant?

Here's a one in a lifetime question....I'll confess later, but here's your (my former) situation:

The nursing home where both your parents are interred calls at 3:30 AM to inform you that your...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-24-2008
Replies: 92
Views: 15,708
Posted By jolefler
For years

I depended on the cw/avg in my F2 and Nikkormats. Later in my photo history I learned enough to use them in conjunction with a basic understanding of the zone system. Now I'm into Barnacks, so I...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-20-2008
Replies: 61
Views: 10,562
Posted By jolefler
Good topic!

I'm going to hold off voting until there's some additional info. Whether or not the camera is rare or not, whether it's a "user", blah ....

Ive got gray griptac on my user II :eek: , leaving the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-17-2008
Replies: 144
Views: 11,761
Posted By jolefler
Funny you should bring that up. I've been...

Funny you should bring that up.

I've been looking for one for a while now...you don't have a line on one, do you Nick? I soooo need to be accepted in those circles.

Jo
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-16-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By jolefler
Help a newbie to RAW processing?

When I got my new camera, it came with Silkypix RAW developer. Unfortunately the software has no manual or help available on the website. I've played with it for hours and notice better results than...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-11-2008
Replies: 115
Views: 62,367
Posted By jolefler
Mike did me right!

"Here's some info on a friends right now on ebay:
Focal Length - 9cm
Serial number - 615833
Focusing scale - meters
Aperture Range - f/4 - f/36
Elmar
Coated"

Looks great! Shot it last night &...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2008
Replies: 93
Views: 2,232
Posted By jolefler
My Barnacks are...

the cameras my Father wanted, but couldn't afford. He "made do" with a Speed Graphic for his wedding work (Dad's pretty smart, huh?).

He's in a home now. I take my cameras to visit him. He examines...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-10-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By jolefler
Coincidentally

I dropped my Barnack for the first time yesterday. No case, no foot-save, on concrete. Although I can't find any damage, I'm STILL upset about it!

I just keep telling myself: "It can't be the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By jolefler
An AFLOO?

There's one on the "bay right now, I think. Search Leica film loader.

Jo
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2008
Replies: 2,120
Views: 395,694
Posted By jolefler
I've wanted to....

but 400' is tough to justify for an experiment. I've contacted Film Emporium a few times, but they never seem to have a short end of 100-200 feet.

I've really gotten into "retro" B&W lately (read:...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-02-2008
Replies: 80
Poll: Why a RF?
Views: 9,099
Posted By jolefler
Good food for thought!

I really never asked it of myself.

Since I'm older, I can remember the advent of the Nikon F. Those are the cameras for which I wanted in high school. Who wanted those old fashioned Rf's when the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-01-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 3,383
Posted By jolefler
I'm retired, so it seems strange to say, but, ...

I'm retired, so it seems strange to say, but, more than anything I want more time to use my cameras and darkroom. There's just too much I'm seemingly responsible to care for.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 717
Posted By jolefler
Just in case no one posting uses this combo (and...

Just in case no one posting uses this combo (and I don't), a good rule of thumb is to increase developement time 50% for each stop. 8 minutes pushed 1 stop = 12 minutes, 8 minutes pushed 2 stops = 18...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-27-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By jolefler
Holy Moly, I thought I was outrageous covering my...

Holy Moly, I thought I was outrageous covering my II in gray griptac.

Yikes, that's ugly.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-25-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By jolefler
OMG! You mean I'm one of the few who's still...

OMG! You mean I'm one of the few who's still spotting prints with a brush!?!

No, no negatives these days. Back when it was 4X5 & larger, but 35 negs aren't practical and you'll probably still need...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-16-2007
Replies: 386
Views: 53,817
Posted By jolefler
They shoot horses, don't they?

So did I "back in the day"!
Forum: Argus RF 12-15-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 5,481
Posted By jolefler
Here ya' go...

My board/brick :rolleyes:
Forum: Argus RF 12-15-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 5,481
Posted By jolefler
I just re-timed mine...

Very easy actually. Just loosen the brass plate atop the shutter cocking assembly and rotate until the contact located above that assembly closes about halfway through the exposure. You can keep a ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-11-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,089
Posted By jolefler
Purely a non-scientific answer, but my dad did...

Purely a non-scientific answer, but my dad did B&W wedding photo printing for decades while dumping into his septic system with no adverse affects.

It's been said to me that the chemicals pretty...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-11-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 3,089
Posted By jolefler
I still run an enlarger.

Actually, the only way I have to post pics here is to copy prints with a digital camera.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-11-2007
Replies: 46
Views: 4,111
Posted By jolefler
Two close to my home...

on Lake Erie.
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 11-20-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 9,431
Posted By jolefler
This WAS an interesting thread...

but since hot shot artists & PJ's are spouting off, I'll skip the BS & head to the gallery. The talent is in the pics there, not in their own mind and caustic tongues.

Joe, I dunno how you do it!...
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 11-20-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 9,431
Posted By jolefler
One should be one's own critic.

A time/number upload limit isn't unreasonable. I'm not savvy enough to know the mechanics of a forum like this, but it CAN'T be an altruistic effort not costing anyone any time/effort per bandwidth...
Forum: RFF Imagery Promo 11-20-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 9,431
Posted By jolefler
I'll often skip the forums...

to head to the gallery a couple of times daily. The slide show feature lets me see 'em all fairly rapidly, then return for the details.

I have to second the thought of limiting successive photo...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-13-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 1,872
Posted By jolefler
small file from a river trip last week. 51778

small file from a river trip last week.

51778
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-10-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By jolefler
Magic juice,

that lighter fluid stuff! Vodka's almost as good!

Good job! How soon do we see some scans of contact prints?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By jolefler
The "Flats" are dead now....

but downtown is still a great place to shoot. The Flats have kind of been replaced by the "Warehouse district" for nightlife on a slightly more upscale basis. Around Cleveland Heights you'll find...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-08-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By jolefler
Maybe not smooth, but...

I'm shooting the EDU as my primary film. I have shots that when you nail it, it's as good as anything else at that speed. Maybe it helps that I can spend some time doing my own printing, though. The...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-06-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By jolefler
Where in the States for Elmar R&R?

I do know of DAG & Sherry, but in the interest of shopping and their heavy work load, can you suggest anyone else?

Aperture & focus working fairly, it has a light haze & light front element...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-01-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By jolefler
Thanks Folks!

Both administrators and members!

I'm a member at a few photo related sites and have to say:
I enjoy the banter and especially the gallery here more than other sites, some that I have to pay to view...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-27-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By jolefler
Near my home

At a farm stand named "Squashland"!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-27-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By jolefler
My solution is to now...

cut 'em down to 6 3/4 X 10 before printing. I figured that 6 5/8" is closer, but my trimmer already has a marker at 6 3/4. Close enough to the format to get minimal over coverage when projected on...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-27-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By jolefler
Not to mention they're...

easy to work on, too! That is assuming you have tools capable of heavy truck repair (ie. 3/4" drive socket set, 10lb. sledge, etc.) :D .

Chris, I did find most of the repair/adjustment lit @...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-27-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By jolefler
Could very well be....

I've been kind of interested in another 50mm lately. If you outbid me on a f1.5 it had to be early in the auction....man, those are pricey lately! I'm probably going to settle for a Summar, but those...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-26-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By jolefler
Great find, but "Ouch"!

Big film = big money/lotsa time. Results well worth it, though. 8X10's you'd swear are contact prints! Nice.

Wish my back was up to hauling around all that stuff for an afternoon....nah!

Chris,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-19-2007
Replies: 36
Views: 1,604
Posted By jolefler
I load my own, but don't shoot THAT much...maybe...

I load my own, but don't shoot THAT much...maybe a 12 exposure roll/week. It does save money! I don't even use a loader. The darkroom is fine for that. Just cut an arm's length off the bulk roll,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By jolefler
Don't forget to....

let 'em warm up to room temp before opening the plastic cases (or wrappers if it's 120). THAT"S when you'd have to worry about moisture condensing on the film itself.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-13-2007
Replies: 45
Views: 3,219
Posted By jolefler
I have to say I've been pleased with the two...

I have to say I've been pleased with the two Lumix models I've owned: a DMC-LC80 and currently a DMC-FZ8.

The LC80 was a true P&S, fitting in a shirt pocket with room to spare. To me the drawback...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By jolefler
Rimshot: a percussionist's technique of laying...

Rimshot: a percussionist's technique of laying one stick on both the rim and drumhead, then striking that stick with the other. Most commonly used in vaudville to punctuate a comedians one-liner.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-07-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By jolefler
Went to a big game, myself!

50509

50510

50511

:d

Jo
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-05-2007
Replies: 42
Views: 2,764
Posted By jolefler
I'm still kicking myself for getting rid of my M3...

I'm still kicking myself for getting rid of my M3 many years ago....it was used to fund the purchase of a new Nikon F2AS & lenses. Still have the F2 (& a few other F series bodies), classic machines...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-03-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By jolefler
Full frame 35 on 8X10....How?

I'd really like to print my most of my 35's closer to the 24/36 ratio, and still have the neat, clean white 1/8" border that my easel provides.

The closest I can figure is to cut the paper down to...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-30-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By jolefler
Thanks All! Guess I'll cut down on the hard drive...

Thanks All! Guess I'll cut down on the hard drive free space and try a couple of different ones....a very nice option, thanks again.

Cornell (High above Cayuga's waters, there's an awful smell....
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-30-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By jolefler
Very nice, thanks folks! FastStone's site...

Very nice, thanks folks!

FastStone's site didn't describe the feature I'm looking for (which is reversing negs), but I should assume that when downloaded & installed it'll do that?

Thanks...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-30-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By jolefler
I'll look into both! Currently, though, I'm on a...

I'll look into both! Currently, though, I'm on a Vista OS.

Jo

Cortland, NY! I went to school in Ithaca!
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-30-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By jolefler
Reversal/inversion free or shareware?

Copying my film negs via digicam has worked out well, so far that is. I'm hung up as the two basic photo programs I own don't have a negative to positive inversion function, though.

Does anyone...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By jolefler
Speaking of DD-X as a general purpose...

Has anyone done Arista II 400 in it? I have a couple of rolls to do but am down to DD-X only until my next order. I can't seem to find any times listed anywhere. Based on times for TMax developer I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-22-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By jolefler
Reflect on this....

Somebody oughta' belt ya'........that's a III :cool: !
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-21-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,572
Posted By jolefler
A badge of honor, the duelling scars of it's...

A badge of honor, the duelling scars of it's life. It'll prolly still outlast ya'!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2007
Replies: 96
Views: 6,313
Posted By jolefler
For the same reason you'd wear those shoes? Jo

For the same reason you'd wear those shoes?

Jo
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 4,433
Posted By jolefler
Congrats and enjoy!! (even enjoy the lens hunting...

Congrats and enjoy!! (even enjoy the lens hunting process). Will you check out the body upon arrival with one of your CV lenses?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 4,433
Posted By jolefler
Agreed, it was.

I took a chance on an eBay auction. A long time waiting, though, combined with an early morning weekday auction ending time. Did a lot of picture staring and serial # checking during the time before...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By jolefler
My 1937 II export edition has a release cup not...

My 1937 II export edition has a release cup not quite as bowl-like as yours, but still larger and deeper than any other I've seen. Leaves me wondering about how they were originally equipped as well!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 4,433
Posted By jolefler
Patience

I got a II body & 50/3.5 Elmar for <$160 delivered very recently. The glass is very nice with hardly any marks on the front element. I added a CLA to the price for $75, a really good investment as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-12-2007
Replies: 81
Views: 4,433
Posted By jolefler
Just a thought...

from my perspective:

I thought I wanted one (a Leica) and bought a few look/sound/feel-alikes that I thought would save me a few bucks. As it turned out, I wasn't satisfied until I did own a Leica....
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-12-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By jolefler
How does the foam that surrounds the window and...

How does the foam that surrounds the window and seals to the cassette look?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-09-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By jolefler
I'm a veteran (not)...

at least 60 days since I bought my first.

I sent mine in right away to Youxin Ye. He was fast, inexpensive, and my new II has the BEST sounding shutter now.

There are many links to his contact...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-09-2007
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,479
Posted By jolefler
New to me....

49485 My first LTM as a user!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2007
Replies: 55
Views: 5,785
Posted By jolefler
What developer...

Does your school lab provide?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By jolefler
Most amusing instructions!

Good to see others who don't take it all so deadly seriously!

Many thanks to all who replied so quickly! Yep, it sounds like this is a process/implement I'd enjoy using. Judging from the info on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By jolefler
Vintage Leitz Cassettes

I'd really like to pick up at least one for posterity's sake, and to perhaps eliminate the downward film slippage in my (new to me) II. I've got a bid in on one, but who knows if it'll be...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-02-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By jolefler
Yep, that'll do (to say the very least!). ...

Yep, that'll do (to say the very least!).

Nice,

Jo
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 2,911
Posted By jolefler
Much like Akiva,

my plan involves turning my camera sales into camera toys. I started a couple of years ago, and have finally purchased the set-up I set out to aquire: one nice digital (though no M8, for sure) and a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-28-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By jolefler
Case suggestions...Leica II

Perhaps some of you could suggest a case in which my new (to me) II with collapsable Elmar could reside?

The original is just too far gone, and beside that, I really don't like a camera swinging...
Forum: Off Topic 08-25-2007
Replies: 47
Views: 1,860
Posted By jolefler
My best wishes Dave....

Gotta get better soon, the Flying Burrito Cantina's open again here!

Jo
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-24-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 3,491
Posted By jolefler
Yikes!

I thought I had an ugly one! :eek:
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