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Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,410
Posted By maigo
Top 35 film cameras of 2020

I am not offended by the list selections as much as I am by the blatant SEO content. 33 of 35 have useless original content 15 second videos to drive YT hits. Maybe that is where they make their...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5,602
Views: 988,161
Posted By maigo
Developing tank or sugar canister?

Developing tank or sugar canister?
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By maigo
Yes, there is a database search function on the...

Yes, there is a database search function on the HTS website but I found that understanding the process was useful to help me locate a more appropriate HTC number.
I am in Canada and used these HTC...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By maigo
Ok, here it goes. It is complicated and I am not...

Ok, here it goes.
It is complicated and I am not a lawyer (IANAL).

1. Find the HTS code for the product you want to import.
https://www.usitc.gov/harmonized_tariff_information...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By maigo
Have you checked with Greg...

Have you checked with Greg Weber?

http://www.webercamera.com

http://www.webercamera.com


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,430
Posted By maigo
Asahi Pentax S2

Sorry, the link does not work for me.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,430
Posted By maigo
This event produced one of the most important or...

This event produced one of the most important or recognized sporting photos of the century.
Bannister overtaking Landy while Landy shoulder checks the wrong side....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-12-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By maigo
Olympus 35RC issues

Andrew Yue explains 35RC Flashmatic better than I can:

https://web2.ph.utexas.edu/~yue/misc/35RC.html

PS: Do not forget to check rangefinder alignment before closing up the body.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 993
Posted By maigo
Olympus 35RC issues

Time to ask for a refund.

These cameras are normally reliable for me but this is dependent on the previous owner(s) keeping dirt out of the body.
The advance lever slot is a prime source of crud...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-09-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,305
Posted By maigo
This Skier brand folding copy stand looks...

This Skier brand folding copy stand looks promising. To be released in Feb 2020.

http://skier.com.tw/web/en/Products/products_content.jsp?gs_id=GS1561432195866&chk_who=content&isPage=true#1


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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,305
Posted By maigo
Thanks Huss, There some Vancouver area camera...

Thanks Huss,
There some Vancouver area camera swap meets in March and April that might have some copy stand treasure.

Michael.


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Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-07-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,305
Posted By maigo
Scanning with a digital camera

Hi Huss,

Yes, I recognize the tripod is unstable, fiddly and gets in your way but it is what I have now. Frustration (and available desk space) will likely drive me to an ES-2.

I shoot mostly 35mm...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-07-2020
Replies: 724
Views: 57,305
Posted By maigo
Scanning with a digital camera

I have just now purchased a camera scanning kit to replace both my Epson V600 and lab scanning.
I have 12 rolls of film from travel waiting for development. The cost of scanning them at high-res...
Forum: Photo Software 02-03-2020
Replies: 53
Views: 2,383
Posted By maigo
If software vendors do not have a secure method...

If software vendors do not have a secure method of funding development and support for bug fixes and new features then users have no future for bug fixes and new features.


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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-25-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,475
Posted By maigo
I have the Ultron 35/1.7 M-Mount and I’ve...

I have the Ultron 35/1.7 M-Mount and I’ve never seen any significant vignetting. It is also very sharp.

Here are three stopped down examples with plenty of sky....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By maigo
Another reason why Flickr needs the financial...

Another reason why Flickr needs the financial backing of those who can afford to support it.
Archiving, indexing and sharing image repositories freely is not possible in the walled gardens of FB, IG...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-24-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1,295
Posted By maigo
Anybody want to win a Petri Color 35?

I bought a black Petri 35 at a swap meet a few years ago, repaired the loose VF elements and ran a few rolls through it.
Very small, even with the hood.
Clever design allows you to use all the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 2,475
Posted By maigo
Pull out your other credit card, buy twice the...

Pull out your other credit card, buy twice the gear.
Double GAusS.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2020
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By maigo
Can you hold the button down and continue to...

Can you hold the button down and continue to rewind?


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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-20-2020
Replies: 47
Views: 1,862
Posted By maigo
I find that the AF mechanism in mine is quieter...

I find that the AF mechanism in mine is quieter if the camera is used upside down.



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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,693
Posted By maigo
I am the new owner of a Nikon D700 DSLR

There is a used D700 at my local camera shop. 71000 shutter count. $600CAD ($450USD).
This thread and the DSLR scanning thread are making me think seriously about buying it.
Is 71K a high count or...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-18-2020
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By maigo
Bessa R4M, Ultron-M 35/1.7. No problem with...

Bessa R4M, Ultron-M 35/1.7.
No problem with batteries in -5C

https://flic.kr/p/2cNmewW
https://flic.kr/p/2cNmewW


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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2020
Replies: 44
Views: 1,506
Posted By maigo
Sorry but I just cannot watch this. If a youtuber...

Sorry but I just cannot watch this. If a youtuber cannot succinctly state their premise in first 15s of vid then I'm outta there.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,326
Posted By maigo
Cruise!?! Selfie-Stick! Sent from my iPhone...

Cruise!?!
Selfie-Stick!


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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 62
Views: 2,326
Posted By maigo
The Forever Question ... What camera to bring on a trip?

Just came back from four weeks in Northern Argentina with a Fuji GA645, Konica Auto S3 and iPhone 8 Plus.
When I returned I was pleasantly surprised to be reminded that I actually own dozens of...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-13-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,127
Posted By maigo
Leica M10 Monochrom picture leaked online

I will hold off on this model and wait for the red screw limited edition.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,576
Posted By maigo
All good news. Thanks for sharing. /rant on...

All good news. Thanks for sharing.

/rant on
Too many pedantic posters at Photrio and too many outraged ignoramus at FB keep me away from both.
rant off/
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-31-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 8,126
Posted By maigo
Glad so see the thread not fall apart due to...

Glad so see the thread not fall apart due to disagreements. Middle ground was found after perspectives were considered.
Violently in agreement in the end.
A good finale for 2019.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2019
Replies: 178
Views: 8,126
Posted By maigo
He is in the frozen North, eh. Only 6 hours of...

He is in the frozen North, eh.
Only 6 hours of weak daylight.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-25-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By maigo
https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-leica-mou...

https://shop.cameraquest.com/voigtlander-leica-mount-lenses/voigtlander-12mm-f/5.6-iii-m-asph-ultra-wide-heliar/

$449USD discounted.
$749USD original price.


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Forum: Travel 12-19-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
Here we are in Argentina after a few days in Foz...

Here we are in Argentina after a few days in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.
The camera gear doesn't take up much space and I can fit nearly all the films into a 15cmx20cmx6cm snap top plastic container....
Forum: Travel 12-16-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
Well, final choice: Fujifilm GA645i with a...

Well, final choice:
Fujifilm GA645i with a mix:
Portra 800,400, 160(220), Acros 100 and Pan-F 50.
Konica Auto S3 with a mix: Tmax-400, Tmax-100, FP4+ and Ektar 100.

Bessa R4M with three lenses was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-12-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By maigo
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Great News!


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Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 2,383
Posted By maigo
If you can afford all the latest, fastest BTO...

If you can afford all the latest, fastest BTO hardware and as such speed is important likewise reliability and seamless integration then you have answered your own question.



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Forum: Travel 12-08-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
Argentina : Stop buying and start planning

Final itinerary.
7 nights at Fox do Iguacu, Puerto Iguazu, San Ignacio and Posadas (for Esteros Ibera) in Misiones and Corrientes provinces. (2 nights are almost write off due to jet lag)
6 nights...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 824
Posted By maigo
What have you just SOLD?

75 items sold on eBay in past 6 months.
Unloaded all sorts of camera and tech that I no longer use, never used, bought-repaired-sold or found-in-recycling-cleaned or repaired -sold.
Recovered $3000...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-26-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By maigo
Has anyone mentioned the Harman Reloadable...

Has anyone mentioned the Harman Reloadable Camera?
https://kosmofoto.com/2019/10/harman-launches-reloadable-kentmere-camera/



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Forum: Travel 11-25-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
Argentina : Stop buying and start planning

Thanks Doug.
I've decided against the Nikon(s) because they are too heavy and bulky.
Two adults, two kids (10, 5yo). We are going for four weeks with carry-on only and the SLR and lens are too...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By maigo
That would be Malaysia+London. Sent from my...

That would be Malaysia+London.


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Forum: Travel 11-25-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
Now down to two cameras: BESSA R4m with 21/4,...

Now down to two cameras:

BESSA R4m with 21/4, 35/1.7. Tri-X and Pro400h. Maybe with Canon 50/1.4 LTM, but it is heavy and can be difficult to use on R4M due to small frame lines.

GA645 with Portra...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By maigo
Another option is the Olympus Infinity II...

Another option is the Olympus Infinity II (35/2.8, non zoom, date or non-date). Clamshell with weatherproofing.
Not as small as the mju but still very sharp and reliable.
...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,627
Posted By maigo
12pc off code is GO11E Sent from my iPhone...

12pc off code is GO11E



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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,627
Posted By maigo
Sell Gears to buy a M9? Help

KEH.com has 12pc off sale this weekend.

M9 with sensor replaced is $2373USD before 12pc discount....
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,592
Posted By maigo
Ewwwwwww. Yuck.

Ewwwwwww. Yuck.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-22-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By maigo
I had exactly the same questions a few years back...

I had exactly the same questions a few years back when I got the Olympus Pen FV.
No shame in it.


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Forum: Travel 11-21-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
Argentina : Stop buying and start planning

I know, I know. Safety first.
I keep ignoring them tho and think I will bring three cameras. Madness.
Obviously I haven't started packing.

I just bought a Voigtlander 21mm f4 for the R4m.
Now I...
Forum: Leica SL 11-21-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 8,058
Posted By maigo
Yes, clever you!

Yes, clever you!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,735
Posted By maigo
Just shoot, dammit. Sent from my iPhone using...

Just shoot, dammit.


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Forum: Leica SL 11-20-2019
Replies: 196
Views: 8,058
Posted By maigo
Cal, Half the reason I love RFF are your...

Cal,

Half the reason I love RFF are your stories. The other half is Ko.Fe's realpolitik comments.
Thanks for sharing!

Best,

Michael.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-18-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By maigo
In memory of Boris Kireev.

Sorry for your loss, Kostya.
I already followed him on Flickr and see that he posted up to 2 days ago.
From the breadth and quantity of pictures he posted it was obvious that not only he loved...
Forum: Travel 11-18-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
Argentina : Stop buying and start planning

We finally bought air tickets.
Arrive at Foz do Iguacu, Brazil mid-December.
Depart Buenos Aires.
Total of 4 weeks.

Now thinking after Iguacu, Brazil (3 night), Iguazu, Argentina (2 night). Is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,469
Posted By maigo
What is the best zoom lens for a Nikon F2?

Nikon Series E 75-150mm f3.5

520grams....
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-17-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,442
Posted By maigo
Signatures are a practical link to external sites...

Signatures are a practical link to external sites with your work.
Long lists of gear are an impractical barrier to reading an article, especially when they are repeated post after post in the same...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-05-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By maigo
Using side cutters, trim a paper clip into a U...

Using side cutters, trim a paper clip into a U shape. Makes a narrow wrench for retaining caps and such.


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By maigo
Refurbished Nikon F6 in stock at BH Photo

Clacky is the right word. Tapping on or closing the back sounds like the rattling of an empty coffee can.

Your 2010 thread on the FM3a featured prominently in my searches when I was looking for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By maigo
A couple of months ago I called Nikon Canada to...

A couple of months ago I called Nikon Canada to ask if they still service the FM3a (they do not).
They did offer to take it as trade against a new F6 plus $1900 Canadian ($1350 USD).

Fortunately,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By maigo
Ultra-fine tip Sharpie pen stays in my camera bag...

Ultra-fine tip Sharpie pen stays in my camera bag to label film cans and rolls.

Several 6 inch (15cm) strips of gaffer tape are wrapped around the pen just in case I need some tape to improve grip...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 10-31-2019
Replies: 154
Views: 38,177
Posted By maigo
This being RFF, do you mean the 21/3.5 or the...

This being RFF, do you mean the 21/3.5 or the R-D1? ��
Forum: Travel 10-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
I have taken the advice of all input here, plus...

I have taken the advice of all input here, plus local people and, most important, my wife and rationalized the scope of travel.
Still plan to be there from mid Dec to mid Jan.
We will centre...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By maigo
And the other... Bessaflex? FM10? 667w? Sent...

And the other...

Bessaflex?
FM10?
667w?


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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-22-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,987
Posted By maigo
Heres Erwin! Sent from my iPhone using...

Heres Erwin!




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Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,444
Posted By maigo
Looking at Disfarmer photos the subjects are...

Looking at Disfarmer photos the subjects are uniformly dour. Like the Arnolfini Portrait but without the symbolic accoutrement....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,444
Posted By maigo
Does family album needs to be adequate to stereotypes?

I have several types of family photos taken of my kids (10, 5 year old).

A) Candids in the house, neighbourhood and at usual kid places (school, playground, library, parks).
B) Repeat semi-relaxed...
Forum: Travel 10-17-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
Golly! Thanks for the warning Cal. I hope your...

Golly!
Thanks for the warning Cal. I hope your friend's wife recovered quickly.
We will have several travel health insurance plans but those only fix the after the fact. They are not preventative....
Forum: Travel 10-17-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
Thank-you for the detailed Iguazu advice. We are...

Thank-you for the detailed Iguazu advice. We are definitely planning to go to Brazil side. I understand the border crossing between AR and BR at that area is often a lax arrangement however we are...
Forum: Travel 10-17-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
Argentina : Stop buying and start planning

Sound advice.

Yes, I am still paring down the gear.
Maybe just the F3+50mm Planar ZF and GA645.
I took the GA645 and Bessa-L+CV 25/4 on a circle tour London-Cornwall-Brittany-Paris-London in...
Forum: Travel 10-17-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
Very natural colours - I like them. Which film...

Very natural colours - I like them. Which film and lens combinations did you bring with you?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By maigo
Voigtlander LTM wide and UW on Nikon F SLR

Hmmm... I will just stick with what I have. :)


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By maigo
Thank-you, I was wondering why they exist if not...

Thank-you, I was wondering why they exist if not for standard 35mm LTM lens -> F body.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By maigo
Aaaahhhh... Now I get it. Never paid attention...

Aaaahhhh...
Now I get it.
Never paid attention to this factor because I never adapted legacy lenses to legacy cameras before.
I did try a few legacy MF lenses on my Sony NEX-7 (e-mount APS-C) years...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By maigo
Voigtlander LTM wide and UW on Nikon F SLR

Using a LTM-F adapter, can you mount the thread mount Voigtlander Skopar-Snapshot 25/4 and Heliar 15/4.5 on F mount Nikon film SLR bodies with Mirror Lock Up?
Can they focus to infinity?
Any...
Forum: Travel 10-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,478
Posted By maigo
Argentina : Stop buying and start planning

Our family of four is going to Argentina for four weeks from Dec-Jan this year.
Two adults, two kids (10,5 years old)
I think I have all the camera gear I need but I keep thinking, researching,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,368
Posted By maigo
Salespersons do not like customers who are more...

Salespersons do not like customers who are more knowledgeable than they are.


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Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By maigo
I listed a Spectra on eBay.ca for 6 weeks before...

I listed a Spectra on eBay.ca for 6 weeks before it sold. Listed for $16, sold on offer for $12. Hardly worth the effort but better than tossing it in the electronics recycling bin.
Phew!
Ahem......
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,368
Posted By maigo
Walking in downtown Vancouver in late August I...

Walking in downtown Vancouver in late August I spotted a fellow beside me at the corner of Granville and Georgia. He had a M2 with, IIRC, aBiogon 35mm.
I had my FM2 with 28/2.8 and Gordy's strap....
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2,276
Posted By maigo
As another Ultron-M 35/1.7 owner, I appreciate...

As another Ultron-M 35/1.7 owner, I appreciate the team effort.
If it is produced I would definitely buy one.

Michael.


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,471
Posted By maigo
Pentax P30T Plus the same Pentax 50/1.7 K mount....

Pentax P30T Plus the same Pentax 50/1.7 K mount.
Super lightweight 1990's with Aperture priority. Bulletproof.
Only shortcoming is DX only. No manual ISO.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 3,797
Posted By maigo
As of 9/27, Lomo 800 is available for pre-order...

As of 9/27, Lomo 800 is available for pre-order at B&H in both formats.

$19.90USD for 3 pack 36 exposure 135
$19.90USD for 3 pack 120 roll

According to the email I received from B&H:
Quote:
This...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,804
Posted By maigo
Voigtlander Vitessa-L with Ultron 50mm/2 Oh...

Voigtlander Vitessa-L with Ultron 50mm/2

Oh wait, that is the camera that I want. :)



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Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By maigo
Fuji Work Record P&S

The film wind back into shell is a good idea on these worksite cameras. Too easy to have a Homer moment and open the door when multiple people share a single camera.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,352
Posted By maigo
Hi everyone I need your opinions on my newly purchased M4P

Auction has ended.
Final price was EUR966.00 (USD 1084).
308 bids(!!!) and 19 bidders.
For me that many bids and bidders indicates either amateur hour bidders who have no idea how eBay actions...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,061
Posted By maigo
New film from Lomo!

There is nothing wrong with Lomo hype - it is an entry point for many new film users.

Maybe they learned of Lomo from FB or Instagram. Who cares?
Kentmere is an entry point for American arts...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-10-2019
Replies: 105
Views: 8,664
Posted By maigo
Link is now here: ...

Link is now here:
https://imaging.nikon.com/history/story/0049/index.htm


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-09-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,352
Posted By maigo
Hi everyone I need your opinions on my newly purchased M4P

The seller sold the same camera with same photos in an auction closed on April 11.

Here is the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,423
Posted By maigo
blackberry or iphone?

Around Vancouver the wild blackberry bushes are growing fruit and ready for picking in a few weeks.

I found an old BB phone in electronics recycling bin of our building a few weeks ago. Back in the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By maigo
Maywood Villas. Maywood St at Cassie St. Burnaby BC Canada

Olympus OM2-SP, Zuiko OM 24/2.8, Ilford XP2. Winter 2018/19

Maywood Villas. Maywood St at Cassie St. Burnaby BC Canada. (https://flic.kr/p/Ra1ViK) by Michael...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By maigo
Konica Auto S3 on Ilford XP2. Autumn...

Konica Auto S3 on Ilford XP2. Autumn 2018.
Vancouver Canada - Fraserlands - Construction Site (https://flic.kr/p/RE6Nzb) by Michael (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By maigo
This example of the same 8546 ECN-2 film type,...

This example of the same 8546 ECN-2 film type, but from a different source, has a very clear label:
...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By maigo
Looking at the pictures it is labeled as Fujifilm...

Looking at the pictures it is labeled as Fujifilm 8546 but not labeled with process type.

More info here:
https://www.fujifilm.com/products/motion_picture/lineup/chart/

Processing labs should be...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,439
Posted By maigo
-TTL metering. -WYSIWYG. - Forgetting to remove...

-TTL metering.
-WYSIWYG.
- Forgetting to remove lens cap no longer a problem.
- Cost of manufacturing reduced though producing bodies for multiple market segments based on same chassis.


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Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 10,487
Posted By maigo
HU: there is one listed for auction on eBay that...

HU: there is one listed for auction on eBay that ends today.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163739218312

(No connection, YMMV)


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,081
Posted By maigo
I love how in the video from 1:45-1:50 the...

I love how in the video from 1:45-1:50 the negative automagically leaps onto the laptop screen. No effort required.





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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-18-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By maigo
I have never held any of them. Just Canon P,...

I have never held any of them.
Just Canon P, Bessa R4M and Bessa-L. Plus a zillion compact RF.
If you do not mind, what is your understanding of the difference between ZI and M6/7?

Thanks,



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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-18-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By maigo
Finally sold for $1280! Sent from my iPhone...

Finally sold for $1280!


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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By maigo
Planning for Indoor Shooting B&W with unknown light level

I am going on a tour inside a high school tomorrow mid-afternoon and I need some advice on film choice.
I anticipate the outside light will be bright due to time of year and sunny day.
I will be...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,165
Posted By maigo
The challenge is that you cannot block sellers or...

The challenge is that you cannot block sellers or listings. So, the same crud keeps re-appearing in your searches or triggering alerts.


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Forum: Photo Software 06-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,356
Posted By maigo
Cost of Lightroom

However you don’t know when it’s going to stop working until it doesn’t work anymore (due to OS or hardware dependancies) or Adobe cripples features because you haven’t...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,553
Posted By maigo
I am wrong. I see the UN marking on top now....

I am wrong.
I see the UN marking on top now.


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,553
Posted By maigo
Those 120 cases are beautiful. I would buy...

Those 120 cases are beautiful. I would buy several if I could get my hands on them.


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,553
Posted By maigo
35mm film cases

That is the case from a Canon AS-6 underwater camera.
See my earlier post.


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Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-11-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 573
Posted By maigo
Gorgeous Black Olympus PEN-FT Kit FS in Canada (2019-06-11)

I noticed this at my local camera shop (four blocks away! and free national health care if I get hit crossing the street. Oh Canada!!)
It was recently taken in on trade from the original owner, a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,553
Posted By maigo
The Canon AS-6 underwater camera kit comes with a...

The Canon AS-6 underwater camera kit comes with a nifty waterproof ORANGE two-roll film container with belt clip. The lids are screw-on with replaceable rubber o-ring. Each can has a separate lid....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By maigo
PS: Someone please buy it before I do something...

PS: Someone please buy it before I do something rash.


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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-10-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By maigo
Zeiss Ikon ZM on eBay (2019-06-10)

This chrome Zeiss Ikon ZM was listed last week but failed to get a bid. Relisted this week for same starting price at $1050USD. 6 days left now.
I thought that demand for these cameras was high so I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 8,559
Posted By maigo
Fujifilm Acros II announced

I applaud the announcement and dismiss all the negative comments on this thread.
They sound like children in the schoolyard:
So and so wont play with me so he/she is not my friend anymore!

A...
Forum: Photo Software 06-09-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 6,356
Posted By maigo
Cost of Lightroom

I am on OSX 10.11 (El Capitan) on a iMac from early 2009 using LR 5.6. I cannot upgrade the OS any more as new versions do not support my Mac.
Primary use is for cataloguing photos - 180K of images...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-08-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By maigo
The glass on lens and VF are clear. I bought it...

The glass on lens and VF are clear. I bought it locally several years ago on CL. It came with original case but it was so filthy and worn I threw it out.

Here are some photos of the lens front and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-08-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By maigo
One more: https://flic.kr/p/2cNmfAu ...

One more:

https://flic.kr/p/2cNmfAu
https://flic.kr/p/2cNmfAu


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Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-08-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By maigo
Finally found a Minolta AF-C

Got mine locally for $10CDN which is close to a nickel in USD.

Sharp, quiet internal focusing mechanism, sliding cover. 80s feel.
What is not to like?
No battery check.

Here are three shots from...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2,376
Posted By maigo
RFF Gallery is dead?

The gallery (and classifieds and threads with hundreds or more posts) do not work on the Tapatalk app. The app is my RFF contact point 99pc of the time.
So I miss out on the gallery posts and the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By maigo
I was already thinking about Df vs D800 to...

I was already thinking about Df vs D800 to replace my Sony NEX-7.
However, I am still not happy with the OOC colour output of the Nikon SLRs.
Fuji and Leica digital cameras seem more natural to me....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By maigo
Switching to Nikon FM2 from Olympus OM2SP and Pentax ESII

That is a peach of a camera. 50g less than the FM2 and cheap as chips. I’ll keep my open for one. Darn you.

https://www.casualphotophile.com/2016/08/10/nikon-fg-camera-review/


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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By maigo
Switching to Nikon FM2 from Olympus OM2SP and Pentax ESII

I have just purchased a FM2 and Nikkor 28.8/2.8 AIS to replace my Olympus OM and Pentax kit.
After a long weekend traveling with the Olympus OM-2SP I am done DONE! with the shutter speed ring....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,549
Posted By maigo
Do not forget to W.I.P.E. Withold Interest to...

Do not forget to W.I.P.E.
Withold Interest to Purchase on Ebay.
Forum: Digital Compacts 05-26-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By maigo
Action Cameras? Any Experience or Recommendations?

I use the GoPro Hero Session (circa 2016) on a hot shoe mount on my Bessa R4M.
Very small - a bit larger than a pool cue chalk.
It is most used by me to capture a panorama or to capture sounds...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,647
Posted By maigo
Mobile app (iPhone) is offline right now due to...

Mobile app (iPhone) is offline right now due to Flickr system maintenance.
Apparently there was a migration from Yahoo to AWS hosting over the past few days.
As a paying customer this would have...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By maigo
What camera and lens are you using? FF or...

What camera and lens are you using?
FF or APS-C?


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Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 05-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,232
Posted By maigo
M10 DNG Problem

Seconding Godfrey, try using an external USB SD Card reader. Blower might work too.

Do not try to clean out the reader manually(eg: q-tip and isopropyl alcohol) from the outside because the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,329
Posted By maigo
Sorry, more details. 120, last April. From...

Sorry, more details.
120, last April.
From BandH


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 7,329
Posted By maigo
600 rolls? Really? Pix or it did not happen....

600 rolls?
Really?
Pix or it did not happen.

At $24/5 pack, I bought ten packs and could not find any more.
You spent $2880 on Acros 100?
I guess you drank my milkshake.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-10-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By maigo
I use a lens cap and hood and wrap my body and...

I use a lens cap and hood and wrap my body and lens in an old terry cloth hand towel or bar towel.


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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-04-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By maigo
Thanks for the update. That is too bad. I hope...

Thanks for the update.
That is too bad.
I hope you are still using a rangefinder.


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Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-04-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By maigo
Canon Demi-C

A few weeks ago I bought a Canon Demi-C kit with original case, 28mm/2.8 and 50mm/2.8 lenses with filters plus the flash cold shoe coupler. No box or manual so not a real time capsule but it sure...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-03-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 8,786
Posted By maigo
Yes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Yes


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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-03-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By maigo
Pictures of holes and bent shutter ring speed...

Pictures of holes and bent shutter ring speed selector arm:

https://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157706949075065


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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-03-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By maigo
Hi OP, Did the Dubai shop fix the...

Hi OP,
Did the Dubai shop fix the camera?


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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-03-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By maigo
Canonet QL19 sticky aperture blades and lens removal

I had some serious trouble taking apart a GIIIQL17 to get the rear front element off to clean the shutter blades and straighten the shutter speed selector
The existing lens removal notches were not...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-03-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 8,786
Posted By maigo
Got mine from you a few days ago. Thanks...

Got mine from you a few days ago.
Thanks Rolfe!


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Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-29-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 8,786
Posted By maigo
RFF Postcard Project #11

Has anyone in Canada used Vistaprint for postcards?
$15CAD for 50 5x7 premium glossy cards seems reasonable.
...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,011
Posted By maigo
What Film to bring for two week Japan travel

Comparing jonmanjiro pictures today with mine at BIC Camera Shinkjuku last year it seems that prices have increased about 20-25 percent on Kodak products.

Note that in my pic that just because the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 4,936
Posted By maigo
At this time, the 25mm/f4 Voigtlander Skopar...

At this time, the 25mm/f4 Voigtlander Skopar Snapshot. On Bessa-L or R4M.
I would really like to try the Voigtlander 28mm/f2 or 21mm/f1.8 but have to sell a few cameras and lenses first.



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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By maigo
Hi Dante, Any updates on final choices and some...

Hi Dante,

Any updates on final choices and some sample pictures?

Thanks,

Michael.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,121
Posted By maigo
Sorry, using the Tapatalk app I can’t see...

Sorry, using the Tapatalk app I can’t see your user details. Where are you?


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-13-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 4,121
Posted By maigo
London Drugs, a chain of dozens of pharmacy,...

London Drugs, a chain of dozens of pharmacy, household goods and electronics stores across Western Canada, has recently brought an 135 E6 processing machine online in one of their Richmond BC stores....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,469
Posted By maigo
Thanks for this list. I just bought a Nikon...

Thanks for this list.
I just bought a Nikon F801S and am looking for complementary lenses.


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Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-07-2019
Replies: 267
Views: 8,786
Posted By maigo
I am in! Email sent. Thanks for organizing....

I am in!
Email sent.

Thanks for organizing.

Michael.


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Forum: Photo Software 04-07-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,209
Posted By maigo
Thanks for submitting this request. I have same...

Thanks for submitting this request.
I have same problem : auto-rotate is enabled in IOS which makes the app display rotate when in horizontal position (physically, volume button is now on top right...
Forum: Photo Software 04-07-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,209
Posted By maigo
I am using iPhone 8 Plus. Page 27 of manual - I...

I am using iPhone 8 Plus.
Page 27 of manual - I have enabled hardware shutter (Volume+ button) but it doesn’t work. Only the big display button works.
Any idea how to enable it?


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-05-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,943
Posted By maigo
I think another equivalent term is: standing...

I think another equivalent term is: standing order.


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Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,742
Posted By maigo
Any here use their new $90 Bessa L?

Some caveats for all you new Bessa-L owners.

(1) Be careful winding when you reach exposure number 36. If you try to squeeze an extra frame from a roll the advance lever will usually get stuck...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,943
Posted By maigo
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4252204-eastman-k...

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4252204-eastman-kodak-company-kodk-q4-2018-results-earnings-call-transcript




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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By maigo
Olympus PEN-F/FT/FV Lens Adapters (OM and P/M42)

I picked up two Olympus-PEN adapters for a few dollars last week at the local thrift store. One is an Olympus OM and the other is Practica/M42.
There were no manuals with either adapter.
This is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,543
Posted By maigo
Which camera do you want that isn`t currently made?

A flexible, scratch and dust resistant digital sensor with storage that can be swapped with film pressure plate in any 35mm film camera.


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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,592
Posted By maigo
The memory card had two visible images of a...

The memory card had two visible images of a grandmother’s Christmas dinner at home.

I couldn’t find a free image file recovery app for OSX (did not look hard though).
The free preview...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By maigo
Stale Dated Velvia 100f (135, 36x5) $35 (amazon.com)

Now that B&H has run out of stale dated Fujifilm transparency films there is an alternate source on on amazon.com for $7USD a roll.

Description says expired 03/2019. Condition is used.

Fujifilm...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-28-2019
Replies: 205
Views: 16,658
Posted By maigo
Dozens... and there is another local camera swap...

Dozens... and there is another local camera swap meet on Saturday.

https://m.facebook.com/events/south-arm-united-church/richmond-camera-show-swap-meet/249510725947847/



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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,726
Posted By maigo
In my city of Burnaby, BC, Canada in Oct 2012 at...

In my city of Burnaby, BC, Canada in Oct 2012 at Metrotown Mall a 16 year old film photographer was assaulted by security and arrested (but not charged) by police.

...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,315
Posted By maigo
NIB Bessa-L Silver Body on Amazon $90USD

Glad to help. Hope everyone receives their order.
I already have a black body for my 15/4.5 and 25/4 so I did not order.

It is just as well there is no warranty as my experience a few months ago...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-27-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,315
Posted By maigo
NIB Bessa-L Silver Body on Amazon $90USD

New in factory packaged box from PhotoVillage on Amazon.com. Sold as-is because, quote, discontinued item.
Site says five units in stock as of today.

Voigtlander Bessa-L Body Silver...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,582
Posted By maigo
Necrothread Alert! This week, an Olympus 35SP...

Necrothread Alert!

This week, an Olympus 35SP and an Argus Seventy-Five.




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Forum: Travel 03-18-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By maigo
No experience with travel Central Asia but I saw...

No experience with travel Central Asia but I saw this twitter feed today via Stephen Dowling of woman traveling with film camera in Kyrgyzstan.
Maybe you can reach out to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,914
Posted By maigo
Are Latter-Day Film SLRs Currently the Overlooked Film Camera?

Two years ago I bought a Nikon F601 (aka N6006) at a thrift store for $18 CAD. It is in perfect working order with hardly a scratch.
I use it with a Nikkor 70-210/f4 zoom for action shots of my kids...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 707
Posted By maigo
Using old TMAX developer

I think we should all show respect for experience and knowledge from our photo-elders and come-befores.
The desired outcome will change from generation to generation as it did for the elders and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-15-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,581
Posted By maigo
220 on an annual order basis from Ilford or Kodak...

220 on an annual order basis from Ilford or Kodak would be gratefully accepted by the film community. Even if it is more than twice the price of 120 it is very useful for travel.


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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2019
Replies: 187
Views: 2,724
Posted By maigo
Cut the puns to half the width and port-Ítre we...

Cut the puns to half the width and port-Ítre we can spool out to 74!


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Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,592
Posted By maigo
I just bought a Canon Powershot G11 at the thrift...

I just bought a Canon Powershot G11 at the thrift store for $13CDN. It came with a battery and 4GB card. Only three images visible on the SD card but I’ll give this a try!



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Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-08-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By maigo
Monitor Calibration

DisplayCal does not expressly support the Spyder Express hardware.

https://displaycal.net/#instruments


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Forum: RFF News 02-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,838
Posted By maigo
Kiev me a break! Sent from my iPhone using...

Kiev me a break!


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Forum: RFF News 02-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,838
Posted By maigo
(In an old school rap style) I am the Alpa, the...

(In an old school rap style)

I am the Alpa, the Omega, the KONIg of Mount Fuji.
The Top con of the hill there is none higher, your favorite films I will retire.
Buy in bulk, roll your own cans....
Forum: RFF News 02-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,838
Posted By maigo
Fuji film price hike in the offing

This circular argument is polarizing their customers. The linear price increase warms some to the continued film availability and cools others to its imminent demise.
I am not neutral in this...
Forum: RFF News 02-28-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,838
Posted By maigo
If we are not focal about our desire for more...

If we are not focal about our desire for more films from Fuji they will leaf the film business and shutter their doors in an instax.


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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 27,600
Posted By maigo
Color-film trials, Fujicolor Industrial 100 (& Industrial 400)

200 Superia and 400 X-Tra 135 films are still available in retail packs here in Vancouver, Canada area.
200 135 is best price at $31.99 CDN for 3 pack.
400 135 is best price at $44.99 CDN for 5...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,067
Posted By maigo
Agreed. Same reason why bidder IDs are disguised...

Agreed. Same reason why bidder IDs are disguised from seller during auction and why bidders cannot see ID of other bidders.
That was not the case 8-10 years ago when it was an open market and bidder...
Forum: RFF News 02-26-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,838
Posted By maigo
Fuji film price hike in the offing

If you are waiting for Fujifilm to develop new film products you should stop and fix your mind on a new supplier.


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Forum: RFF News 02-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 6,838
Posted By maigo
Japan appears prepare to resume commercial...

Japan appears prepare to resume commercial whaling in 2019 though who knows if whale gelatin is still a component in current emulsions.

...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-22-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By maigo
Singapore sights and MF suggestions?

In Singapore I took both my GA645i and Portra 400 and BESSA-R4M with CV 25/4, Ultron-M 35/1.7 and HP5+.
Even though I carried both around with me I ended up using my iPhone the most due to the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-22-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By maigo
Singapore sights and MF suggestions?

My family and I went to Singapore last March for three days to visit friends.
We stayed at an Airbnb in the Geylang district which has the best preserved shophouses and (some say) most authentic...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-20-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,412
Posted By maigo
Hahaha. That is new Vancouver condos sales...

Hahaha.
That is new Vancouver condos sales openings circa 2015.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-19-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By maigo
My turn to be an a-hole. Oh, another ridiculous...

My turn to be an a-hole.

Oh, another ridiculous HDR shot.
Yay.
Add a hummingbird and put it on the front page of Flickr.



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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,581
Posted By maigo
Thanks for the info OP. I am satisfied to see the...

Thanks for the info OP. I am satisfied to see the continued manufacturer support and broadening product offers from Kodak and, hopefully, Fuji.
I would like to see more format support - 127, 126 and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By maigo
Viewfinders with spirit level- options

For my combination of CV 15/4.5 + Bessa-L, bought a small round bubble level and glued it to the top of the camera.
A small one about 6mm wide fits snugly between shoe and winder.
However, this is...
Forum: Other RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By maigo
Can we talk Bell and Howell Foton?

Check the Royal Post tracking site.
Often the Country of Origin postal site will give more details than that of the receiving country.

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Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,420
Posted By maigo
Travel camera advice

I have both the iPhone 8 Plus and Panasonic LX7.
The LX7 Zeiss zoom lens has better contrast and the sensor produces more natural colors than the 8 plus. The LX7 can support screw-on filters and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,483
Posted By maigo
These have a Mad Max feel to them. I like it....

These have a Mad Max feel to them. I like it.

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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,936
Posted By maigo
The Rochester NY Democrat and Chronicle newspaper...

The Rochester NY Democrat and Chronicle newspaper thought this such high-profile story that they reported it three days later (today) via a Gannet wire story.

...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,011
Posted By maigo
What Film to bring for two week Japan travel

Porta 400 plus your fav 400 speed B&W.
Get some Velvia 100 locally in Japan for Hanami if you’re there during Cherry Blossom time.

My family and I visited at late March and early April last...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,011
Posted By maigo
This PDF describes the explosives detection...

This PDF describes the explosives detection machine that you are referring to:
https://smithsdetection-scio.com/AssetDownload.aspx?client=1&task=FdZ6hcvRqrNqDFpmLL1VFA%3d%3d


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Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,310
Posted By maigo
Nonsense! you should see a doctor...

Nonsense! you should see a doctor Immediatly!![/quote]

Doctor? Do you mean a man of Science?

I'm not convinced that the OOF background on this lens (or any other with such a large aperture) when...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,310
Posted By maigo
The OOF on this lens gives me vertigo and makes...

The OOF on this lens gives me vertigo and makes me want to vomit. See the lady feeding dog photo for example.
All his models look like they want to fall asleep. Even the ones on the swings.
I guess...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,267
Posted By maigo
New, Improved Age Poll!

99pc of time I use Tapatalk app. 1pc of time I use web for browsing RFF classifieds or posting an occasional image with Flickr BBcode.
Tapatalk does not support any of the RFF polls - they do not...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2,577
Posted By maigo
If in 2019 or later google brings you to this...

If in 2019 or later google brings you to this page (as it did me) look at these two pages on RFF for excellent instructions on understanding the Seiko-FLA shutter and disassemble, clean, lubricate...
Forum: Travel 01-26-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By maigo
South Carolina, Georgia, Florida. Mid-late March 2019

Hi all,

Advise wanted for a trip we are considering in mid to late March on the US east coast.
Probably from Charleston to Orlando.
We are from Vancouver and a family of 4, two adults and two kids...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By maigo
Canon QL17GIII - Problem Removing Stuck Front Element Inner Retaining Ring

Well, I finally got it apart. I made the jig using files down screwdrivers as in the above photo but it did not work. The points would slip out before I could apply enough force to loosen the ring....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-18-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By maigo
Dropped the Bessa R4M - Rangefinder out of alignment

Hi,

A little bit of googling brought me to this sites review of Dubai camera sales/repair shop:
http://www.jaffatelaqlam.com/placevents/2014/2/6/f49p3kupp1m9haztil97nrwo299lae...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,647
Posted By maigo
Anyone else noticing that Flickr is working poorly?

When I am logged into Flickr I see my full name.
When I am not, I see my screen name.


Flickr password database was hacked in the past two years - have you changed your password?

Flickr spam...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,242
Posted By maigo
Just read the specs on this beast....

Just read the specs on this beast.
17.6oz/499grams. Yikes, that is a P&S brick!

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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,647
Posted By maigo
Anyone else noticing that Flickr is working poorly?

The iPhone Flickr app is solid, if a little feature deprived.
No panda errors before or after the Flickr company.


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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By maigo
I tried two more approaches tonight. (1) I...

I tried two more approaches tonight.

(1)
I filed down my ESD needle nose component pliers to remove the pliable tips and then used a heat gun to apply some serious heat.
Using my Costco surface...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By maigo
Thanks for the link. The tool image is from the...

Thanks for the link. The tool image is from the original Canonet Service Manual.

I could see perhaps a 1 inch OD pipe with notches cut on the bottom and a pair of holes on top to run a rod or...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-09-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,764
Posted By maigo
Have you looked into Vancouver Drum Scan? Prices...

Have you looked into Vancouver Drum Scan?
Prices are reasonable...
Looks like a home based business for someones idle drum scanner in Coquitlam.
...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By maigo
I got this idea in an email from ebay seller...

I got this idea in an email from ebay seller nobbysparrow for a DIY spanner.
This ground-down pliers won't work because of the angled approach to the innder notches.
So I'll try getting some...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By maigo
Thanks MacReady - I do have a spanner wrench but...

Thanks MacReady - I do have a spanner wrench but as Dan Daniel says, it's too large to fit into the space.



I only have one spanner and it was 26USD...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By maigo
Canon QL17GIII - Problem Removing Stuck Front Element Inner Retaining Ring

Hi Folks,

I have a Canonet QL17GIII with a sticky slow shutter and a dial that won't reach 500.

My approach to repair is to remove the front lens element to access the shutter.
I have referred to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,930
Posted By maigo
Try this: https://flic.kr/p/HwS5oQ...

Try this:
https://flic.kr/p/HwS5oQ (https://flic.kr/p/HwS5oQ)


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Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-31-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By maigo
First the hammer model, then the sickle model...

First the hammer model, then the sickle model then the star.


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Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1,684
Posted By maigo
Today I've got these cameras loaded with film:...

Today I've got these cameras loaded with film: Canon P with Serenar 35/2.8 FP4 for B&W on brighter days, Konica Auto S3 with TMax400 for dimmer days, Olympus 35EC with XP2 for testing the camera...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-24-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,949
Posted By maigo
Adox CHS 100 II film is back!!

Yes, locally all the exotics (Kodak and Fuji Pro, Cinestill, Ektachrome) are $15-$19 at Beau, Leos and Kerrisdale.

However, there are several films for less than $10 at Kerrisdale Cameras....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 2,596
Posted By maigo
Swangard Stadium - 1991 BMW E34 535i...

Swangard Stadium - 1991 BMW E34 535i (https://flic.kr/p/PYvoeX) by Maigo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

1991 BMW E34 535i
Ilford XP2 Super, Olympus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By maigo
Darn, just saw this now and I bought two...

Darn, just saw this now and
I bought two typewriter ribbons for $14 a few hours ago. :(



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