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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3,182
Posted By AZPhotog
That is the reason I almost exclusively went with...

That is the reason I almost exclusively went with B&H years ago . .. .... . .. and I am across the country too . ... ... B&H was always quicker for me.

I do not understand why any order across the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-03-2018
Replies: 610
Views: 112,235
Posted By AZPhotog
Canon AE-1, circa 1978. Traded it in on the A-1...

Canon AE-1, circa 1978.
Traded it in on the A-1 in 1980.
Decades later, added another AE-1 to my collection.
Now have an extensive collection of <serviced> Canon AE-1, AE-1P, F1n, F1N, FTb, EF, A-1's...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-03-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,093
Posted By AZPhotog
sepiareverb --- thanks very much for that...

sepiareverb --- thanks very much for that extremely informative link. Great visual reference for all of us to study and remember.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By AZPhotog
gtmedley, don't feel badly. I've been doing this...

gtmedley, don't feel badly. I've been doing this with the M3 for a L-O-N-G time.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-26-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 4,128
Posted By AZPhotog
Born and raised on film. I just like all aspects...

Born and raised on film.
I just like all aspects of using film.
And I like old mechanical cameras chock full of their innate charm.

{Yeah, I also do Digital, but it's not the same feeling for me as...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-15-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,665
Posted By AZPhotog
Either one is a superb lens. If you are...

Either one is a superb lens.

If you are referring specifically to lenses from the 1950's-60's, you should go to the Ken Rockwell site and research the articles for SUMMILUX 50 1.4. Apparently there...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-24-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By AZPhotog
The Signet 35 is a nice and well-made little...

The Signet 35 is a nice and well-made little camera.
I had mine serviced by Chris Sherlock in New Zealand.
He is the Kodak guru.
He can also replace weak or broken parts including springs.
If you...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 1,966
Posted By AZPhotog
Same for me. Type your message in, for example,...

Same for me. Type your message in, for example, in a separate email program window (such as Microsoft Outlook, for example.) Then highlight the entire text, and copy it. (Cntrl C keys)

Now sign in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-23-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6,188
Posted By AZPhotog
Well I have been burned several times by their...

Well I have been burned several times by their "bleedy" films over the years, and I will not use Kodak films any more.

Too many fine alternatives are available.

I would not be surprised if their...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 10-18-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 45,121
Posted By AZPhotog
Retinas: Very high quality durable body designs...

Retinas:

Very high quality durable body designs and manufacturing

Great lenses

Easy to repair and maintain

Those are reasons I began to collect and use them - - -
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-16-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By AZPhotog
Those 'deposits' look typical of old out-gassed...

Those 'deposits' look typical of old out-gassed (broken down with age) lube that has deposited on the internal lens surfaces. Might clean off, might not. If it will clean off, the tech can apply...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-16-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By AZPhotog
Leica glass from the 50's is extremely soft and...

Leica glass from the 50's is extremely soft and many examples are very BADLY scratched from dirt and resultant excessively rough cleaning that has literally ground ridges into the glass surfaces....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,178
Posted By AZPhotog
Our almost 40 year old sales and processing lab...

Our almost 40 year old sales and processing lab in Tempe, Arizona, ceased E6 within the last two years.
I did a lot of business with them over the years, but with the E6 elimination, I decided that I...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 08-28-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,273
Posted By AZPhotog
What CMur12 said. Absolutely correct. These...

What CMur12 said. Absolutely correct.

These adapters are very well made and reliable. You can be assured that when the camera circuitry loads it, the adapter will provide the 1.35 volt output.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-24-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3,750
Posted By AZPhotog
Colorado CJ that thing is really cool . . .

Colorado CJ that thing is really cool . . .
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-21-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By AZPhotog
"Thank You" Lee. That is an excellent idea to...

"Thank You" Lee. That is an excellent idea to try.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By AZPhotog
Mercury II CX from ~1947 Focus Issues

Hi All.

My CX is having a focus issue where the central portion of a photo (~ 1/4 to 1/3 of it) is focused, but the areas surrounding, out to the edges, are badly blurred. The closer to the...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-19-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 157,671
Posted By AZPhotog
My info is in my Avatar. I figure it helps when I...

My info is in my Avatar. I figure it helps when I ask a question if my location may be of any relevant value (or not) . . .
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-07-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 5,057
Posted By AZPhotog
Beautiful shots, honozooloo, the best outdoor...

Beautiful shots, honozooloo, the best outdoor lighting I have ever seen anywhere, bar none. And yes ya gotta love the leaf!

And WOW I LOVE my X100Tcamera! Moved up from the 'S', not really worth the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,208
Posted By AZPhotog
Go with the MR-9 Schottky diode adapter and the...

Go with the MR-9 Schottky diode adapter and the Duracell 301/386.
It is the best way by far, and that combination provides for a very long-lasting metering setup. (Long battery life as opposed to a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 3,545
Posted By AZPhotog
Totally agree, gnuyork (gotta love that...

Totally agree, gnuyork (gotta love that name!)

In addition to the <usually biased> digital reviews , the seemingly endless articles re: Photoshop and the like. I don't care to sit around...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-10-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,034
Posted By AZPhotog
I have had issues over the decades with...

I have had issues over the decades with operational problems concerning remote controls, cameras, flashlights, etc. and at one point determined the issues were due to an invisible film on the contact...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By AZPhotog
Velvia has a more intense color palette, with...

Velvia has a more intense color palette, with skin tones generally redish and not all that pleasant. It is great for landscapes.

the 100's are a bit less intense, and not too badly reddish if people...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-02-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By AZPhotog
What GarageBoy said, absolutely the very best...

What GarageBoy said, absolutely the very best choice for intense color with transparency film. (It is also long term stable)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 6,537
Posted By AZPhotog
Few folk (at least in the U.S.) know that Nikon...

Few folk (at least in the U.S.) know that Nikon is pronounced as "Nee-kon."
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 7,849
Posted By AZPhotog
The seemingly constant introductions of the "new...

The seemingly constant introductions of the "new camera of the month" is not good for the industry overall, IMHO. Too much meaningless stuff (often only slightly upgraded items, Nikon!) being dumped...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-18-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,639
Posted By AZPhotog
You could try the BUTKUS site -- he may or may...

You could try the BUTKUS site -- he may or may not have information on this model

http://www.butkus.org/chinon/index.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,745
Posted By AZPhotog
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AZPhotog http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/themes/hexcell/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 5,745
Posted By AZPhotog
Thanks for the nice (and interesting) post,...

Thanks for the nice (and interesting) post, SaveKodak.

I went into some very slight credit card debt to buy an F6 (with battery grip) a few years back, and I will never, ever, have any...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-14-2017
Replies: 210
Views: 28,941
Posted By AZPhotog
In October 2013 I obtained via ebay from Germany...

In October 2013 I obtained via ebay from Germany a SUMMICRON 90mm f2 brand new, unused "Mint in the box" lens. It is from 1964, first version, and I paid just over $1100 US for it. It had...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-12-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 2,428
Posted By AZPhotog
What Shac said; it is definitely reticulation on...

What Shac said; it is definitely reticulation on the film caused by processing temperatures not being close enough. I went through this myself back in the mid 1960's with temperatures being off when...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-29-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,490
Posted By AZPhotog
Potential tax increases on new cameras affects me...

Potential tax increases on new cameras affects me not.
Already have Digital X100T, D300s, D700 . . .
. . . and over 25 film cameras.
(Yes; I use them all.)
. . I am not likely to be purchasing any...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-29-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,640
Posted By AZPhotog
As stated in the listing, it WAS deliberately...

As stated in the listing, it WAS deliberately --ahem -- "antiqued" for want of a better word.
Also -- the wear is "even" and shows wear in places that would not normally become worn.
What's up with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-31-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By AZPhotog
Nice job, underlord! Better than an average...

Nice job, underlord! Better than an average lab.

(No dirt or scratches) ;-)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By AZPhotog
Really nice job, Relyt. On my way to doing the...

Really nice job, Relyt. On my way to doing the same; you have encouraged me.

Your pics look perfectly exposed, too.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-10-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,682
Posted By AZPhotog
First digital - A Canon PowerShot S50 piece of...

First digital - A Canon PowerShot S50 piece of junk, never made a properly focused photo in its life. Ugh. Long since recycled that turkey.

Went to a Nikon D300s - fantastic focus and operation,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,502
Posted By AZPhotog
That blacked-out area "may" be covering an...

That blacked-out area "may" be covering an engraved name or ID number?
Six sales and no feedback. Well, it IS not uncommon for some buyers to not post feedback.
Feel free to ask more questions of the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-19-2016
Replies: 165
Views: 10,139
Posted By AZPhotog
Seems to me that the more the bad service reports...

Seems to me that the more the bad service reports are disseminated at this site (and potentially others), the more likely it is that folks who "were" interested in Leica may now have reservations...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,786
Posted By AZPhotog
It is really nice that these old photographs have...

It is really nice that these old photographs have been saved from a possible "trash dump" scenario!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-12-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 8,018
Posted By AZPhotog
Starting back in the good ole days of the 70's I...

Starting back in the good ole days of the 70's I always had yearly subscriptions to Popular Photography and Modern Photography.

In today's world the magazines seem to be all about Photoshop and the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-12-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 10,252
Posted By AZPhotog
Medium Format Projector

I have a Leitz CA 2500 for 35mm and would like to find a good quality projector for MF 6 X 6.

If I can locate a good projector, I intend to start shooting Velvia transparency in my Hasselblad...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 3,096
Posted By AZPhotog
Univex !

eckmanmj, thanks for that fantastic article at the site. What an amazing, innovative camera. I had seen one before but never realized of its design features and history. And the placement of strap...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-30-2016
Replies: 610
Views: 112,235
Posted By AZPhotog
"My first" camera was when I was 11 years old in...

"My first" camera was when I was 11 years old in 1962, dad got me a generic 127 box camera to take to my first summer camp. The first thing I did after getting the camera out of the box was to pull...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2016
Replies: 119
Views: 24,463
Posted By AZPhotog
Many of the above posts have a lot of my...

Many of the above posts have a lot of my thoughts.

We should all appreciate it when fellow photogs go to the effort to share the facts and results of their experimentation. I know I do.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-18-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 3,193
Posted By AZPhotog
The Hector is the cheaper lens line, but unless...

The Hector is the cheaper lens line, but unless you are going to take a microscope to your negs you are not likely to observe any issues, as long as your lens in overall good condition.

All the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-20-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,491
Posted By AZPhotog
Been shooting since the late 60's. I do some...

Been shooting since the late 60's.
I do some digital with a D700, D300s, and Fuji X100T.
They are at times very convenient for specific tasks I need done quickly, such as photo'ing for estate...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-13-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 12,457
Posted By AZPhotog
Well . . . . there is not 'much' difference from...

Well . . . . there is not 'much' difference from the X100S to the X100T. Facial recognition is new on the X100T, and placement of the MACRO mode is now in the menu, as the camera focuses rather...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,101
Posted By AZPhotog
eBay Leica Olympiada 1936

Har!

There are a whole bunch of these now listed and identified as Russian copies
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-05-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2,380
Posted By AZPhotog
Good point, julio1fer. If that is indeed the...

Good point, julio1fer.

If that is indeed the case, you might try a local shoe repair shop.

A local Korean-run Tailor shop who modifies my jeans for me also does some types of leather work, so you...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-04-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2,380
Posted By AZPhotog
I recently purchased a really decent,...

I recently purchased a really decent, less-than-moderately-worn case off eBay for my earlier acquisition of a nice Retina IIIc. It even had the rare Light Mask accessory stored in its little...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 05-12-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 44,799
Posted By AZPhotog
Retina IIIc from 1957

My dad's 1957 Retina IIIc, just renovated within the past two weeks by Chris Sherlock. Have the flash, most filters, number 5 metal shutter cable, 'B' case. Plus the original boxes except for camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2,412
Posted By AZPhotog
One major aggravation (resulting in a NO SALE)...

One major aggravation (resulting in a NO SALE) can be a reasonably priced BIN offer, but when you check out the shipping (especially locally/domestic), the rate is unbelievably high. And I am not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-31-2016
Replies: 52
Views: 3,591
Posted By AZPhotog
Mikyor1, what is your long-term plan with this...

Mikyor1, what is your long-term plan with this camera? A serious shooting tool? Occasional-use only? Will you pass it along some day to another user?

All of that and more determines a CLA vs. none....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,880
Posted By AZPhotog
I just received my last camera for service back...

I just received my last camera for service back from Ken today, a Canon AE-1 PROGRAM. In the past months, he has done several cameras for me. 2 EF's, 2 AE-1's, and 2 AE-1 PROGRAMS. CLA, (fixing the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-31-2016
Replies: 445
Views: 76,693
Posted By AZPhotog
Three M3's. (Does this qualify me as a hoarder...

Three M3's.
(Does this qualify me as a hoarder ???)

:confused:
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 4,210
Posted By AZPhotog
Leica Master Technician Gus Lazzari informed me...

Leica Master Technician Gus Lazzari informed me about this issue several years back after my query on the M3 he serviced for me. I had noticed this noise after the camera came back to me. Gus...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 5,719
Posted By AZPhotog
Finds of 2015

I had two great finds in 2015.
A like new Canon EF for $40 with dead electronics. Ken Oikawa repaired it quickly on the cheap, replaced a cushion, and checked the shutter for accuracy. The Canon EF...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2015
Replies: 2,123
Views: 397,952
Posted By AZPhotog
"Film Photography Project" carries the XX-5222...

"Film Photography Project" carries the XX-5222 and many other films.

http://filmphotographyproject.com/

Go there, click on the STORE link at the top, and then click on FILM link below that, then go...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-16-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 5,132
Posted By AZPhotog
Starting a few years back I began to migrate away...

Starting a few years back I began to migrate away from Digital and back to film. Now I spend "about" 50% with RF's (Leica M3's) and "about" 50% with SLR's (Nikon, Canon.) On rare occasion I still...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-04-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,012
Posted By AZPhotog
Good points, Beemermark. House fires are...

Good points, Beemermark. House fires are something we all dread but fortunately seldom have to deal with. And gun stocks and grips may require refinishing or replacement although the guns would...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,012
Posted By AZPhotog
x-ray, YOU hit the nail right on the head. You...

x-ray, YOU hit the nail right on the head.

You and I are on a parallel course with two large safes. LX-50's for me. A few items by themselves are worth more than what those two safes cost me. PLUS...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By AZPhotog
Hey, Help, anyone! How do I get my cat photo over...

Hey, Help, anyone!
How do I get my cat photo over into the left hand info area where it belongs?
Thanks in advance!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By AZPhotog
A lot of informative and important points have...

A lot of informative and important points have been made above.

I have used DAG, Sherry, Gus and a few other shops such as Kurt's Camera and Camera Clinic for 35mm repairs to Leica, Nikon and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-17-2015
Replies: 76
Views: 8,217
Posted By AZPhotog
I love the M3 because it simply and respectfully...

I love the M3 because it simply and respectfully does only what I want, when I want, no fuss, no muss, no misdirected autofocus, no fussy hard to work (or access) menu's, no batteries, no crappy tiny...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-11-2015
Replies: 280
Views: 33,113
Posted By AZPhotog
I agree with Keith. Personally, it would be...

I agree with Keith.

Personally, it would be pleasant (for me anyway) not to constantly have the annoying and inevitable "Camera of the Month" being introduced . . .

I use my D700 and D300s rarely,...
Forum: RFF News 06-09-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,476
Posted By AZPhotog
I spent some time two days ago delving into PP...

I spent some time two days ago delving into PP and "finally" (the "clowns" (don't want to use bad language here) do NOT make it easy!) found a way to complain to 'customer service' about the ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 22,410
Posted By AZPhotog
I only use the factory trained true...

I only use the factory trained true professionals, but that is just my preference. To each their own. (And, yes, some of the above 'problems' comments are disturbing to me.)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,089
Posted By AZPhotog
Hooray !!!!! The more film "fanatics" the better...

Hooray !!!!!

The more film "fanatics" the better !!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By AZPhotog
The first two models of F-1 (the F-1 and F-1n,...

The first two models of F-1 (the F-1 and F-1n, both before the 1980's) will accept a modern 1.5V 625 type cell and if desired you can have the camera meter calibrated to use these as opposed to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-29-2015
Replies: 208
Views: 33,614
Posted By AZPhotog
Hello. Purchased NEW in October 2014 from...

Hello. Purchased NEW in October 2014 from ADORAMA, F6 number 0034748, along with an MB-40. Not that I am losing any sleep over it, but the MV-1 Reader seems to not be stocked anymore, anywhere....
Forum: Travel 03-08-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 8,461
Posted By AZPhotog
It really would be courteous to ask someone if...

It really would be courteous to ask someone if you have <obviously to them> singled them out for a photo. . . . just a thought . . .
If she felt threatened, the act of asking may have turned this...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-22-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By AZPhotog
You are best to PASS on this in light of the...

You are best to PASS on this in light of the price versus all the issues. WAY overpriced for what it is.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-11-2015
Replies: 143
Views: 43,484
Posted By AZPhotog
Left one important choice off your list

Fuji X100T. Puts the decades-behind Leica's (with their problems, too) to shame, and in addition the Fuji is so carefully thought out, made mostly of metal including the knobs, user-friendly, yet...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-16-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5,163
Posted By AZPhotog
Cheeze, here is the info link to all the Leica...

Cheeze, here is the info link to all the Leica series lenses at the Leica forum:
http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/M_Lenses_x_Type

As to cleaning gunk off the body, if it is glue...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-12-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5,163
Posted By AZPhotog
Cheeze, you did do exceedingly well with that...

Cheeze, you did do exceedingly well with that purchase. We are all jealous! Many M3's being offered for sale are quite a lot worse off than yours for a lot more asking price. Your M3 is actually in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 5,163
Posted By AZPhotog
Hey Cheeze. Gus Lazzari used to, I heard, live...

Hey Cheeze.

Gus Lazzari used to, I heard, live in Southern California, but moved to North Carolina years back for family reasons. He has done an M3, 50mm f2.0 DR SUMMICRON lens and MR-4 meter for...
Forum: Film vs Digital 05-13-2014
Replies: 180
Views: 25,331
Posted By AZPhotog
Film = serenity

Film = serenity
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By AZPhotog
CLA'd Leica M3 mechanical SNAP sound issue

Hey folks, looking for some knowledge here. I have a Leica M3 (1960) which has been CLA'd not too long ago. If the shutter dial is set to 1000 and then turned down through the speeds to 1/2 and 1...
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