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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 5,743
Posted By VictorM.
My experience: Sent my M2 to Cameraworks on...

My experience: Sent my M2 to Cameraworks on 9May19. It was in good shape except the first curtain had pinholes. Email repair ticket received 18May19. The next email arrived 9Mar20, saying my M2 'is...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 5,743
Posted By VictorM.
I just wrote a description of my experience, but...

I just wrote a description of my experience, but the site logged me out and the post is lost.

Edit: Thanks, Doug. I seem to have developed the bad habit of skipping that step.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,234
Posted By VictorM.
Not really. I thought the OP had opened the...

Not really. I thought the OP had opened the camera himself. From the picture he posted, it looked as if the wind mechanism wasn't operating in the correct sequence.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,234
Posted By VictorM.
How does the frame counter advance without first...

How does the frame counter advance without first triggering the film sensor? Here's a couple of pictures from a camera I bought in pieces and reassembled (notice the position of the film sensor in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By VictorM.
Don't screw the wind knob down too tight-it will...

Don't screw the wind knob down too tight-it will cause the shutter release too feel too tight and eventually need a lot of pressure to operate.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-21-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By VictorM.
Arbus at Art Gallery of Ontario

https://ago.ca/exhibitions/diane-arbus-photographs-1956-1971

Kinda pricey at $25.00, but free for those under 25. (Maybe some of us old and poor people should protest)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By VictorM.
The control on mine has just a little resistance....

The control on mine has just a little resistance. Here's an interesting video (I haven't tried to 'fix' mine because it aint broke):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQf01iHqf-I
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By VictorM.
Elmar diameter (knurled): 35.91mm FIKUS inside...

Elmar diameter (knurled): 35.91mm FIKUS inside diameter (clamping screw backed off): 36.14mm. Both are slightly out of round and the measurements are averages.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By VictorM.
The circuit board seems hard to access but the...

The circuit board seems hard to access but the adjustment 'pots' are under a cover in the film chamber. The cover is held in place with double-sided tape and is easily damaged. It's really thin...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By VictorM.
The problem may be with the meter switch...

The problem may be with the meter switch contacts. They're under the top cover, near the advance mechanism.

Some info and pictures:...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2019
Replies: 1,174
Views: 301,931
Posted By VictorM.
"This motor is interesting in part because it...

"This motor is interesting in part because it appears to be a side-valve exhaust combined with overhead valve intake!" Inlet over exhaust engines were once...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-04-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 4,126
Posted By VictorM.
Southern...

Southern Alberta

https://live.staticflickr.com/7899/32895382518_c3354af43b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/S7Rray)Alberta (https://flic.kr/p/S7Rray) by Victor (https://www.flickr.com/photos/vgmayes/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-28-2019
Replies: 1,174
Views: 301,931
Posted By VictorM.
My Vstrom 650 northwest of Lake...

My Vstrom 650 northwest of Lake Superior:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4805/39805681093_d0ac8e023e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23Duwbr)Rest Stop (https://flic.kr/p/23Duwbr) by Victor...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-08-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 7,593
Posted By VictorM.
Good news that makes me smile. Congrats to both...

Good news that makes me smile. Congrats to both of you!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-31-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By VictorM.
According to the manual...

According to the manual http://durst.loremi.com/instruction/M670_FR.pdf it should be possible to get up to 40X50 with a 105mm lens (Page 8). Page 9 shows how to reverse the enlarger for larger prints...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-25-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 425
Posted By VictorM.
Here's a manual:...

Here's a manual: http://www.cameramanuals.org/praktica_pdf/praktica_bca.pdf

The camera will need a battery to operate the electronic shutter. It looks like 1/60 second shutter speed may be...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By VictorM.
Here's one from August, 1980:...

Here's one from August, 1980: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1979-1980-Camera-35-Photography-Magazine-Back-Issues/132949894180?hash=item1ef46e6424:m:m-7EKNkiBuL1wEICdHOZbmw
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,800
Posted By VictorM.
Surprising no one has recommended a FIKUS hood:...

Surprising no one has recommended a FIKUS hood: https://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/FIKUS

They can still be found for a reasonable price, although some sellers expect far too much...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-13-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By VictorM.
It's not likely the aperture itself. It's the...

It's not likely the aperture itself. It's the lubrication under the ring. Scroll down to post 6 in this thread: https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50601&highlight=Summitar+lube
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By VictorM.
https://variety.com/2019/music/news/guy-webster-ph...

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/guy-webster-photographer-albums-doors-rolling-stones-mamas-papas-byrds-dead-1203131144/
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-31-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By VictorM.
The marks look like an impression of the toothed...

The marks look like an impression of the toothed wheel that engages and drives the film counter. It's located in the upper film chamber. But it should press against the backing paper. It seems like a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-08-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,409
Posted By VictorM.
Some of them look a lot like multiple generations...

Some of them look a lot like multiple generations of paper negatives and/or lith printing.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-31-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By VictorM.
This method works best for me:...

This method works best for me: http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-123.html

Then I fine tune it for closer distances-usually about 10 to 15 feet, depending on the distances marked on the lens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-14-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By VictorM.
A NOOKY sells on ebay for less than $50.00US! A...

A NOOKY sells on ebay for less than $50.00US! A little more info: http://silfver.blogspot.com/2006/10/getting-some-nooky.html

It may be worth the price because it includes the Elmar. It will only...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 803
Posted By VictorM.
It may have been intended for a Contax S or D slr...

It may have been intended for a Contax S or D slr in the late 40's/early 50's.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-09-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By VictorM.
Yes: Rolleiflex Proxar 28.5 in +1 or +2. There's...

Yes: Rolleiflex Proxar 28.5 in +1 or +2. There's also a corresponding Rolleipar to correct parallax.

Like this:...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 129
Views: 7,593
Posted By VictorM.
Congrats to both Mack and Chris! The money just...

Congrats to both Mack and Chris! The money just opened up an opportunity and you both have made it work.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By VictorM.
This picture shows the wires that go from the...

This picture shows the wires that go from the battery (lower left) to the circuit board (under the viewfinder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,649
Posted By VictorM.
T. C. March was a motorsports photographer in...

T. C. March was a motorsports photographer in England in the 1960's. I remember an article he wrote for a motorcycle magazine that recommended a Leica M3 and 135mm lens for race track photography.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-07-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By VictorM.
Fitting the mask under the screen connects it to...

Fitting the mask under the screen connects it to the parallax correction mechanism, meaning it will move up and down the screen area as the camera is focused. It will only be centered at one distance.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By VictorM.
Here's a chart for Leica cassettes:

Here's a chart for Leica cassettes:
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-01-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,544
Posted By VictorM.
Here's an ancient post dealing with lubricating...

Here's an ancient post dealing with lubricating the Summitar aperture selection ring: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=689626&postcount=6
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2016
Replies: 470
Views: 99,419
Posted By VictorM.
M4-2, Summaron 35/2.8,...

M4-2, Summaron 35/2.8, Tri-X

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5559/31109288541_11f50493fb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pp2eDP)MyName (https://flic.kr/p/Pp2eDP) by Victor...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-15-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By VictorM.
My Konica Pearl has a 75/4.5 Hexar lens. It takes...

My Konica Pearl has a 75/4.5 Hexar lens. It takes 32mm slip-on accessories. Photo_widget on ebay has dozens, at least, of hoods and filters in that size.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 6,291
Posted By VictorM.
M2-1131xxx from 1965.

M2-1131xxx from 1965.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-09-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By VictorM.
Not exactly transferring production facilities:...

Not exactly transferring production facilities: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/feb/10/secondworldwar.germany
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-01-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,602
Posted By VictorM.
I still have a very worn Trialmaster bought at...

I still have a very worn Trialmaster bought at Ontario Honda almost 30 years ago. It was never waterproof. Then there's my Lewis Leathers "Panther MK II Suit"-a rubberized nylon (Dunloproofed)...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-11-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,736
Posted By VictorM.
You may be able to date it from the lens number:...

You may be able to date it from the lens number: http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Carl_Zeiss_serial_numbers

Edit (a little later): Looking at my 521 w/Novar, I see the Novar doesn't have a Serial Number.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-19-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By VictorM.
I had an MX-EVS (and stupidly sold-I'd like to...

I had an MX-EVS (and stupidly sold-I'd like to buy it back) that came with the Rolleicord style strap. It fit perfectly but was too short. The alligator clip style strap from my 3.5E wouldn't fit the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-19-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,417
Posted By VictorM.
If it's an MX-EVS the strap ends will look like...

If it's an MX-EVS the strap ends will look like this:...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-26-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By VictorM.
Not RFF, not a black Elmar 90:...

Not RFF, not a black Elmar 90: http://photo.net/leica-rangefinders-forum/00BnF6
and: http://photo.net/leica-rangefinders-forum/00Bo8z
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-17-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By VictorM.
Red and black dial bodies are...

Red and black dial bodies are different:

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae111/VictorM47/LeicaFlash1_zpstlrkhapl.jpg...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-12-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 2,463
Posted By VictorM.
More details if you follow the link at the bottom...

More details if you follow the link at the bottom of the Times article:

https://vivianmaierbio.wordpress.com/
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-07-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,885
Posted By VictorM.
Gene has some interesting ideas in this...

Gene has some interesting ideas in this multi-part series:

https://genewilburn.wordpress.com/2015/11/22/the-craft-of-digital-black-and-white-photography-pt-1/
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-29-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By VictorM.
Yes. Except the very early 28/3.5-it didn't have...

Yes. Except the very early 28/3.5-it didn't have filter threads.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2,273
Posted By VictorM.
If the shutter is still cocked, the meter arm...

If the shutter is still cocked, the meter arm should also be extended. If it has rotated out of the film chamber, pull it out gently.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/animaux/sets/72157651499688413
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By VictorM.
Penn...

Penn Station:

http://mashable.com/2015/07/20/original-penn-station/#hmFUF_uw5kqr
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-04-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,851
Posted By VictorM.
Outside Diameter: 51mm 2.047" 2 1/32" Depth:...

Outside Diameter: 51mm 2.047" 2 1/32"
Depth: 16mm .625" 5/8"

The hood works well on my Canon 28/3.5 ltm. I originally bought the lens kit from Olden Camera for $17.50. In 1967. The lens was...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-03-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By VictorM.
Scroll down about half way (or search "SS...

Scroll down about half way (or search "SS pan"):

http://www.rogerandfrances.com/subscription/choosing%20bw%20films.html

About 100-125
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-25-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 2,592
Posted By VictorM.
photo_widget on ebay has a lot of older filters....

photo_widget on ebay has a lot of older filters. There's also Series 6 accessories-an adapter on the lens then a common size filter and lens hood. The same filters and hood can then be used on a...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 4,052
Posted By VictorM.
Happy Birthday Joe!

Happy Birthday Joe!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-22-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By VictorM.
Another memo I didn't get! Aug 19th is the only...

Another memo I didn't get! Aug 19th is the only recent day I didn't produce anything new. Not even a selfie.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By VictorM.
http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Leitz/Leica-IIIf-...

http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Leitz/Leica-IIIf-%28red-dial%29.html
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-04-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By VictorM.
Welcome to the...

Welcome to the forum!

http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Mamiya/Mamiya-6-Automat.html
http://collectiblend.com/Cameras/Kodak-Eastman/Retina-IIa-%28016%29.html

The value of the Retina might depend on...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By VictorM.
Here's something from Flickr:...

Here's something from Flickr:...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By VictorM.
"cream-crackered condition" ?? The opposite of...

"cream-crackered condition" ?? The opposite of "minty"?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-19-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3,707
Posted By VictorM.
Serial number on lens:...

Serial number on lens: http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Carl_Zeiss_serial_numbers Looks like 1951-1952. It's unlikely to be 1929!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-11-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,906
Posted By VictorM.
Strap lugs, maybe graflex strap lugs

Strap lugs, maybe graflex strap lugs
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,936
Posted By VictorM.
And everything has a very light coating of grease.

And everything has a very light coating of grease.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,936
Posted By VictorM.
Next three:

Next three:
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,936
Posted By VictorM.
Disassembly, after removing first screw:

Disassembly, after removing first screw:
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-09-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,936
Posted By VictorM.
Here's the parts from mine, in the order they...

Here's the parts from mine, in the order they were removed:
Forum: Travel 03-21-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By VictorM.
Toronto will be holding the Pan-Am games this...

Toronto will be holding the Pan-Am games this summer. Everything related to visitors will be crowded and more expensive. July 10 to Aug. 15:
http://www.toronto2015.org/
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,693
Posted By VictorM.
IIIf, CL, M2, M4-2

IIIf, CL, M2, M4-2
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-05-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 4,734
Posted By VictorM.
An Old Standard 622 doesn't have bayonets. The...

An Old Standard 622 doesn't have bayonets. The cap is a slip-on. The hole in the middle clicks over the post in between the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-27-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,761
Posted By VictorM.
It looks as if the lens comes off as a complete...

It looks as if the lens comes off as a complete assembly, leaving the shutter parts in the body.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-27-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 2,761
Posted By VictorM.
There's this:...

There's this: http://homepage1.nifty.com/fukucame/daisaku/d29.htm
Forum: DIYS Modifications 02-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,613
Posted By VictorM.
Screens for RB and RZ67 Mamiyas can be cut down...

Screens for RB and RZ67 Mamiyas can be cut down to fit just about anything.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-12-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 3,072
Posted By VictorM.
This ebay store seems to have more than a few:...

This ebay store seems to have more than a few: photo_widget. I have bought a couple of items from them and been happy with what I received.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-08-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 7,401
Posted By VictorM.
"I seem to recall a thread here long ago where...

"I seem to recall a thread here long ago where someone identified a great source for refurbished Flexarets... does anyone know who that might have been?"

Probably "Cupog" on ebay.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,101
Posted By VictorM.
Depends on how dark the rose-tinted glasses are...

Depends on how dark the rose-tinted glasses are...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-02-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By VictorM.
This happens to mine when I slide it into or out...

This happens to mine when I slide it into or out of a pocket. I think it's because of static electricity building up on the plastic case when the humidity is low.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-01-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 3,399
Posted By VictorM.
This may explain what needs to be done:...

This may explain what needs to be done: http://jay.fedka.com/index_files/Page422.htm

Pre-war and post-war cameras are sometimes very different so it's hard to use instructions for a IIIf on a III....
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-22-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 21,516
Posted By VictorM.
I'm sure I've posted a version of this old...

I'm sure I've posted a version of this old picture in the past (I still own it):
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 09-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,819
Posted By VictorM.
Here's a page from the IIa Manual:...

Here's a page from the IIa Manual: http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae111/VictorM47/Retina_IIa_zpsc11c8365.jpg (http://s963.photobucket.com/user/VictorM47/media/Retina_IIa_zpsc11c8365.jpg.html)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 09-18-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,949
Posted By VictorM.
Of course, Butkus has the manual:...

Of course, Butkus has the manual: http://www.cameramanuals.org/minolta_pdf/minolta_x-700.pdf
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By VictorM.
Send it back and buy from an RFF member-there's...

Send it back and buy from an RFF member-there's no shortage of M2's for sale on the site
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,585
Posted By VictorM.
Commie infiltrators! In your basement! Under your...

Commie infiltrators! In your basement! Under your bed! Little Rock in 1955...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-20-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By VictorM.
Astonishingly, Butkus has a manual for the...

Astonishingly, Butkus has a manual for the 'studio' model: http://www.cameramanuals.org/pdf_files/semflex_studio_6x6.pdf
It has 150mm lenses!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-14-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,921
Posted By VictorM.
You say you used a 2x proxar. Is that the same as...

You say you used a 2x proxar. Is that the same as the "F=2 m" Proxar? Or is it one of the other two? It looks as if it might be the "F=.05 m" Proxar.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-06-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,789
Posted By VictorM.
It may not be necessary to completely remove the...

It may not be necessary to completely remove the lens/shutter assembly. You can get started (I think-the Ib lens looks similar to a IIc) by removing the front lens elements. On my IIc, that means...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,789
Posted By VictorM.
Nope...that would likely be the Zeiss Contina.

Nope...that would likely be the Zeiss Contina.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-05-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 5,441
Posted By VictorM.
I had the same problem a month ago. I thumped the...

I had the same problem a month ago. I thumped the end of my CL with the palm of my hand and it once again works as it should.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-04-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,789
Posted By VictorM.
Have a look at Chris Sherlock's site:...

Have a look at Chris Sherlock's site: http://retinarescue.com/retina1a2ashutter1.html to get an idea of the shutter assembly. Before assuming the shutter is jammed, consider that the wind mechanism...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By VictorM.
Don't be careless around a welding arc:...

Don't be careless around a welding arc: http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/safety_haz/welding/eyes.html

The correct eye protection is mandatory to prevent serious eye damage and eventually blindness.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By VictorM.
It's a 9cm Elmar from about 1950/51.

It's a 9cm Elmar from about 1950/51.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,384
Posted By VictorM.
This may help:...

This may help: http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/film/chrono_1933-1955.html
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-12-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 3,695
Posted By VictorM.
Almost all post-WWII lenses from major companies...

Almost all post-WWII lenses from major companies are coated. The best choice for the CLE is what it came with back in the day: 40mm Rokkor.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-29-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 2,231
Posted By VictorM.
75mm on 6X6, 35mm on 35...

75mm on 6X6, 35mm on 35...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-21-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By VictorM.
I wear glasses and can just about see the Retina...

I wear glasses and can just about see the Retina IIc's frame lines comfortably. My M2's 35mm frame lines are not quite as visible. The sides are slightly out of view if my eye is centered. However, I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-20-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By VictorM.
The paper backing on roll film has more than one...

The paper backing on roll film has more than one set of numbers printed on it. The window in the camera is positioned to show the correct set of numbers.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,596
Posted By VictorM.
Of course, Butkus has the...

Of course, Butkus has the manual:

http://www.cameramanuals.org/kodak_pdf/kodak_retina_iiic.pdf
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-01-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 8,981
Posted By VictorM.
At first glance, the Mamiya looks like a C330...

At first glance, the Mamiya looks like a C330 with a later 'black' (better shutter!) lens. But where's the big focusing knobs? The bottom of the camera seems...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-01-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,175
Posted By VictorM.
Those are half-stops: 2.3, 3.4, 4.7, 6.7, 9.5,...

Those are half-stops: 2.3, 3.4, 4.7, 6.7, 9.5, 13.5
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-26-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By VictorM.
Outside Length:19mm (including clamp) Inside...

Outside Length:19mm (including clamp)
Inside Length: 14.20mm (from front edge of hood to front surface of lens)
Outside Diameter:36mm (at front of hood)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-16-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By VictorM.
If you're going to use the Luigi strap with the...

If you're going to use the Luigi strap with the case, brown. I have a black strap but I rarely (almost never) use the case. Contact Luigi before you cut off the clips. He didn't need mine several...
Forum: RFF News 07-04-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,415
Posted By VictorM.
Thanks! Ruka has been one of my heroes for a few...

Thanks! Ruka has been one of my heroes for a few years.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-22-2013
Replies: 167
Views: 12,294
Posted By VictorM.
Frankly, I hate 'frankly'.

Frankly, I hate 'frankly'.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-15-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By VictorM.
I'd sell mine for half that...

I'd sell mine for half that...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-04-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,059
Posted By VictorM.
Bump...too bad my digital skills are so...

Bump...too bad my digital skills are so underdeveloped.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-30-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,672
Posted By VictorM.
The mirror in my Model 622 was shot and I made it...

The mirror in my Model 622 was shot and I made it worse by trying to clean it. A mirror from a later Automat (MX?) was both too large and too thick. I cut it down and adjusted the focus to compensate...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-29-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,354
Posted By VictorM.
Salgado in Toronto:...

Salgado in Toronto: http://www.rom.on.ca/en/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/rom-contemporary-culture-presents-sebastiao-salgado-genesis
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 04-14-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,752
Posted By VictorM.
Looks like he came close to matching the...

Looks like he came close to matching the daylight. Look at the door on the right. This fill-flash technique was at one time common, but needed practice. When auto flash and auto exposure came along...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By VictorM.
This may help:...

This may help: http://www.nemeng.com/leica/034b.shtml

I have an M4-2 that requires the special adjustment tool..expensive!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By VictorM.
Beautiful and difficult to look at...

Beautiful and difficult to look at...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By VictorM.
The high ISO capabilities of recent digital...

The high ISO capabilities of recent digital cameras is probably their most attractive feature. This picture looks good on the screen-will it look as good printed as 8X10? Larger?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-20-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,466
Posted By VictorM.
Here's an old thread about Summitars:...

Here's an old thread about Summitars: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50601&highlight=summitar+stucking+aperture
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-19-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,466
Posted By VictorM.
Peanut butter?

Peanut butter?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By VictorM.
I found a Bay III to Series 6 adapter on ebay....

I found a Bay III to Series 6 adapter on ebay. The Bay III hood actually fits over the adapter as if the adapter were a normal filter. It's a Tiffen #634 Series #6 Adapter Ring. I think I paid about...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 13,290
Posted By VictorM.
For me, changing the screens had more to do with...

For me, changing the screens had more to do with seeing into the corners of the image area than easier focusing.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 02-17-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,739
Posted By VictorM.
Measuring mine at infinity and different aperture...

Measuring mine at infinity and different aperture settings:

f/2.0 .1475 (inch)
f/2.8 .1510
f/11 .1530
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-14-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 13,290
Posted By VictorM.
Here's a link:...

Here's a link: http://www.panum.de/rolleiflex_screen.htm

Read down to the comments for some tips to make the job easier.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-14-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 13,290
Posted By VictorM.
I've used RB screens in all my Rolleiflex...

I've used RB screens in all my Rolleiflex cameras, MX, MX-EVS, 3.5E and 2.8D. They are a big improvement over the older stock screens. The only failure was a screen with a microprism centre spot-it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By VictorM.
June, 1967... Photo Credit: My Mom, Scanned by...

June, 1967... Photo Credit: My Mom, Scanned by me, Instamatic 126 slide:

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae111/VictorM47/Ducati_zpsb64ed23e.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By VictorM.
From several years...

From several years ago:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13574&highlight=iskra+light+leaks

Covers light leaks and stiff focusing...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By VictorM.
http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae111/VictorM47...

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae111/VictorM47/CL-2_zps87b6273c.jpg

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae111/VictorM47/CL-3_zpsda187868.jpg

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae111/VictorM47/CL-...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-17-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By VictorM.
Thanks for the link! Looks like a good winter's...

Thanks for the link! Looks like a good winter's afternoon project.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-16-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3,841
Posted By VictorM.
Maybe not so...

Maybe not so new...

http://www.petergowland.com/camera/
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-07-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By VictorM.
Mine is also 2 stops off (with a Wein cell...

Mine is also 2 stops off (with a Wein cell installed). Set to ASA100 gives the exact same reading as my Sekonic 308 does when set to iso400.

I have noticed that sometimes the 'air cell' will seem OK...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 10,939
Posted By VictorM.
Really great pictures and narrative!

Really great pictures and narrative!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-13-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 10,426
Posted By VictorM.
I've had a IIIf since Spring, 1969. It has had...

I've had a IIIf since Spring, 1969. It has had one cla, including curtains, just 5 years ago. My M4-2 has been totally reliable in 9 years of ownership. It could use a viewfinder cleaning. Neither...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-07-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,901
Posted By VictorM.
Cold and snowy in Edmonton?

Cold and snowy in Edmonton?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-25-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 1,779
Posted By VictorM.
On my various long trips, my equipment evolved...

On my various long trips, my equipment evolved from a Leica IIIf with 35, 50 & 90 lenses to an M2 with 35/90 or a Nikon FE with 35/85 (and, no, batteries were never a problem with the FE). They were...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,156
Posted By VictorM.
Best of luck in your new enterprise, John.

Best of luck in your new enterprise, John.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,436
Posted By VictorM.
IIIf red dial...look at the shutter speeds and...

IIIf red dial...look at the shutter speeds and serial number.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By VictorM.
I'm waiting for the Noctilux model.

I'm waiting for the Noctilux model.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-31-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,196
Posted By VictorM.
Bessa R, Canon P, Canon 7 in ltm.

Bessa R, Canon P, Canon 7 in ltm.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-29-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,992
Posted By VictorM.
I've had both the mini and the 35 finders and I...

I've had both the mini and the 35 finders and I wear glasses. The mini was difficult to use. The 35 is excellent with glasses. The old Canon finders (I still have a 28) weren't too bad, but are...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 6,137
Posted By VictorM.
July 21st? Needs a new thread! I just had a look...

July 21st? Needs a new thread! I just had a look at this thread because I wondered why people were still discussing the idea of a Leica store in Toronto.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-24-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,122
Posted By VictorM.
Missed it! Just didn't see the second post in...

Missed it! Just didn't see the second post in time.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-13-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6,950
Posted By VictorM.
Analogue rangefinder? Why bother? There's enough...

Analogue rangefinder? Why bother? There's enough used Leicas around to satisfy the potential buyers. Not to mention the NOS that some are no doubt hoarding.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-13-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,541
Posted By VictorM.
Oooh... flashlights. My current favourite is a...

Oooh... flashlights. My current favourite is a 9-led mini from Dollarama. Anodized blue. Tiny. Very, very bright.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-13-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 6,950
Posted By VictorM.
I have used Leicas... the bodies and lenses I've...

I have used Leicas... the bodies and lenses I've mostly wanted...bought as cheaply as possible and, in some cases kept forever. I don't really think I'd feel better or take better pictures if I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-13-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 5,541
Posted By VictorM.
I'm really glad the bag obsession never grabbed...

I'm really glad the bag obsession never grabbed me...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,716
Posted By VictorM.
Uh oh...cameras, lenses: I'm finished. Books...

Uh oh...cameras, lenses: I'm finished. Books...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2012
Replies: 262
Views: 30,739
Posted By VictorM.
M2 + Summaron 35/2.8.

M2 + Summaron 35/2.8.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-02-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4,075
Posted By VictorM.
NPR on Mary Ellen Mark's prom book:...

NPR on Mary Ellen Mark's prom book: http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/04/06/150057877/not-your-average-prom-portraits
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-31-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,671
Posted By VictorM.
Maybe someone could trade an already softened...

Maybe someone could trade an already softened strap for a newer one...?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-18-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,052
Posted By VictorM.
1. Elmar 3.5 2. Summaron 2.0 3. Skopar 2.5 I've...

1. Elmar 3.5
2. Summaron 2.0
3. Skopar 2.5

I've had my IIIf since 1969. Originally, I bought a Nikkor 50/2 because it was cheap ($20.00! 1969, of course), but have since owned the three above. They...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By VictorM.
The fast speeds on a black dial start at 1/30,...

The fast speeds on a black dial start at 1/30, and 1/25 on a red dial.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-27-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,476
Posted By VictorM.
The first picture on this page seems to show that...

The first picture on this page seems to show that it unscrews:...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-26-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,756
Posted By VictorM.
Here's an old thread:...

Here's an old thread: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85363
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-22-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,174
Posted By VictorM.
Wind on the film until the number 1 shows in the...

Wind on the film until the number 1 shows in the window, then press the button to reset the counter to 1. Look on Butkus.org for an older Rolleicord manual-they used the same loading method.

Here's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-03-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,547
Posted By VictorM.
The film advance can "lose traction" if the...

The film advance can "lose traction" if the rewind lever is moved slightly off the advance setting.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 15,287
Posted By VictorM.
Close and wide...

Close and wide open:

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae111/VictorM47/Joe1.jpg

And flare at the top of the very nice hat.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,488
Posted By VictorM.
Caterpillar doesn't have problems, they cause...

Caterpillar doesn't have problems, they cause problems.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,488
Posted By VictorM.
Congratulations John!

Congratulations John!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By VictorM.
It's definitely Bay II-I compared it to both of...

It's definitely Bay II-I compared it to both of mine.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-03-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By VictorM.
HU: Bay II Hood - Real cheap!

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-LHM-Bay-36-Lens-Hood-Flexaret-Standard-Rollei-TLR-Cameras-B36-Bayonet-/290666378231?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43ad10f3f7#ht_2118wt_946

Of course I have no connection...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-30-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,468
Posted By VictorM.
Here's my o-ring protector. 20¢ for the o-ring,...

Here's my o-ring protector. 20¢ for the o-ring, $1.00 for the contact cement:

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae111/VictorM47/minifinder002.jpg
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-27-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By VictorM.
The best way to make money is to hire a stylist...

The best way to make money is to hire a stylist who will know how to set up the clothing. Then the photographer can deal with lighting and other technical issues.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-27-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,323
Posted By VictorM.
The problem of camera damage is exaggerated-it's...

The problem of camera damage is exaggerated-it's only the back that might be bent/warped. The result of the bending is usually light leaks. Really, how many people attach any camera to a tripod and...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 01-27-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,455
Posted By VictorM.
I've used the same Patterson reels since 1971...

I've used the same Patterson reels since 1971 with no problems if I clean them and dry them completely. A toothbrush and hair dryer do help.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2012
Replies: 94
Views: 5,181
Posted By VictorM.
I have a finder and hood from an Acall 35/3.5...

I have a finder and hood from an Acall 35/3.5 that I bought with the lens ($17.50, lens, finder, hood in a baby blue case!) in 1967. I also have a Leica IIIf bought in 1969.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-18-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,233
Posted By VictorM.
Try posting the question at Kyphoto Repair Forum:...

Try posting the question at Kyphoto Repair Forum: http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/forum/messages/6899/6291.html
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-16-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,821
Posted By VictorM.
I had a 519M with built in meter back in 1965...

I had a 519M with built in meter back in 1965 (!)-my first real rangefinder camera. Here's an old post with a very useful link: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68736 Remember...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,287
Posted By VictorM.
I used one when they first came out in the late...

I used one when they first came out in the late 80's. The lenses are very sharp and the film is held flatter than in any other mf camera system, giving amazingly sharp images. They are BIG for a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-18-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By VictorM.
Here's some links that may help:...

Here's some links that may help:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-15-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,138
Posted By VictorM.
Where do we sign up? :D

Where do we sign up? :D
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-08-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 4,790
Posted By VictorM.
I just bought a Skopar for the same reason:...

I just bought a Skopar for the same reason: motorcycle travel.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-07-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 10,811
Posted By VictorM.
Has anyone seen the exhibition catalogue produced...

Has anyone seen the exhibition catalogue produced from the images in Goldstein's possession?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,630
Posted By VictorM.
Yeah, insanely expensive, but the shipping is...

Yeah, insanely expensive, but the shipping is free!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By VictorM.
That looks more like a If Red Dial to me. There...

That looks more like a If Red Dial to me. There are no slow speeds. The outer dial sets the firing delay for the flash contacts. Different types of bulbs take different times to reach maximum...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By VictorM.
The Leica and Canon viewfinder/rangefinder are...

The Leica and Canon viewfinder/rangefinder are completely different, so the Auto-Up won't work. It's a good excuse to buy a Canon bottom-loader.;)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-02-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,803
Posted By VictorM.
Mine is accurate. But it only reads down to EV5...

Mine is accurate. But it only reads down to EV5 (1/[email protected]/2.0) when set to ISO400. It's no more sensitive than a Weston III. I like it when I don't think I need a meter because it's so small.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,093
Posted By VictorM.
Thinking? What a concept!:D

Thinking? What a concept!:D
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-17-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 3,500
Posted By VictorM.
I really like these b&w pictures. You couldn't do...

I really like these b&w pictures. You couldn't do better with film!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,093
Posted By VictorM.
Oops! Off by 1mm! :o

Oops! Off by 1mm! :o
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 9,093
Posted By VictorM.
Eugene Richards often used an Olympus slr (OM4 ?)...

Eugene Richards often used an Olympus slr (OM4 ?) with a 20/2.0.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-06-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By VictorM.
What's a VACU thing?

What's a VACU thing?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-05-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,194
Posted By VictorM.
Ha! Ha! I've seen you in a camera store~:eek:

Ha! Ha! I've seen you in a camera store~:eek:
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-04-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3,194
Posted By VictorM.
I'm moving to Edmonton and opening a camera...

I'm moving to Edmonton and opening a camera store...:D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-03-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,178
Posted By VictorM.
After looking through the illustrated...

After looking through the illustrated instructions at Butkus ( http://www.butkus.org/chinon/ ), it still isn't clear what, other than gravity and fine German engineering, holds the mask in place. I'd...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-23-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 3,661
Posted By VictorM.
What, no Iskra?

What, no Iskra?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,606
Posted By VictorM.
I have a Nettar 515/2 without bellows (used to...

I have a Nettar 515/2 without bellows (used to rebuild an Agfa 6X9!). Yours for the cost of postage:
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-27-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,262
Posted By VictorM.
Yes. That's how Franke & Heidecke...

Yes. That's how Franke & Heidecke started.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65414
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-11-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 3,192
Posted By VictorM.
They definitely do exist and at one time were...

They definitely do exist and at one time were fairly common. The original Rollei filters were either -2 stops or -4 stops and were coated. B&W (I think) still make them as well.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-01-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 6,549
Posted By VictorM.
A 3.5E is just about my favourite camera....

A 3.5E is just about my favourite camera. Although sometimes I wish I hadn't sold my MX-EVS...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-27-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 6,423
Posted By VictorM.
Yes, welcome! Often, the best plan for older...

Yes, welcome! Often, the best plan for older folders is to find Series filters (another topic in it's own right) and adapters. Some of my old folders take push-on 32mm accessories. Some take 40.5mm...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-26-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,404
Posted By VictorM.
Mine (I have 3) read down to EV 1 set to asa400...

Mine (I have 3) read down to EV 1 set to asa400 and EV -2 set to asa100. At 400, that's an exposure of 1sec @ f/1.1.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-09-2011
Replies: 109
Views: 12,819
Posted By VictorM.
I've been using an M4-2 for several years and...

I've been using an M4-2 for several years and hundreds of rolls with no trouble. Except for the time I slipped on ice and slammed it into a concrete sidewalk. I wasn't hurt and the M4-2 needed only a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-29-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By VictorM.
I do my own printing, but I have heard people...

I do my own printing, but I have heard people speak very well of Bob Carnie (Elevator Gallery).
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-16-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 5,172
Posted By VictorM.
Looks like a real bargain! But don't squirt any...

Looks like a real bargain! But don't squirt any kind of lubricant anywhere!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-15-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,687
Posted By VictorM.
You need one of these little things:...

You need one of these little things: http://cgi.ebay.ca/YASHICA-MAT-EM-LM-24-44-D-TLR-Cable-Release-Adapter-NEW-/300534372323?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f93e97e3#ht_2560wt_902

The Yashica item...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-12-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,568
Posted By VictorM.
I found a Series 5 to Series 6 step up ring that...

I found a Series 5 to Series 6 step up ring that fits securely. The thread pitch isn't quite right, but the adapter works quite well and allows the use of commonly available filters and hoods.

Like...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-11-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 1,670
Posted By VictorM.
I've travelled quite a lot with my IIIf since...

I've travelled quite a lot with my IIIf since buying it in 1969. It's never had any problems suddenly happen while travelling. If it's been recently serviced and you have put a few rolls through it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-09-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By VictorM.
As suggested, measure the diameter and look for...

As suggested, measure the diameter and look for slip-on accessories. If the taking lens is f/3.5, it could be a 28.5mm slip-on size. Rolleiflex made filters and hoods in this size for the "Old...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-03-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 3,087
Posted By VictorM.
Yes! UPS are infamous for high brokerage (in...

Yes! UPS are infamous for high brokerage (in addition to taxes and 'duty') fees. There is a class action suit against them in Western Canada and the CRA is investigating them.

NEVER use UPS for...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-22-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 4,964
Posted By VictorM.
Here's an old Iskra thread that describes...

Here's an old Iskra thread that describes problems and fixes: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13574&highlight=iskra+light+leaks
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-16-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,302
Posted By VictorM.
Before loading film, set up the strobe, then open...

Before loading film, set up the strobe, then open the back of the camera. While looking at a wall lit by the strobe, push the shutter release. If the shutter and strobe are working in sync you will...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-14-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,330
Posted By VictorM.
Here's a good guide:...

Here's a good guide: http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~Srawhiti/retinarack.html
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-06-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,279
Posted By VictorM.
Yellow filter, reasonable cost:...

Yellow filter, reasonable cost: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Rollei-RII-Medium-Yellow-Filter-Rolleiflex-Bay-II-/320653148019?pt=Camera_Filters&hash=item4aa86abf73#ht_500wt_1156
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,279
Posted By VictorM.
B&H Photo actually sells new B&W Bay II filters....

B&H Photo actually sells new B&W Bay II filters. The prices seem reasonable, about the same as an excellent used Rolleiflex filter.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,279
Posted By VictorM.
The new no-name filters aren't worth the shipping...

The new no-name filters aren't worth the shipping cost. Rolleiflex filters are better quality and coated. Check ebay regularly for good filters at a good price. Prices are all over the place for...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-23-2011
Replies: 137
Views: 26,511
Posted By VictorM.
I hate threads like this-they drive up prices of...

I hate threads like this-they drive up prices of stuff I don't own! ;)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 1,344
Posted By VictorM.
Infrared film (and plates) were certainly...

Infrared film (and plates) were certainly available before WWII. "The Rolleiflex Book" published in 1935 has an entire chapter about infrared photography.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,068
Posted By VictorM.
One of my all time favourite...

One of my all time favourite photographers.

http://www.miltonrogovin.com/
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-18-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,856
Posted By VictorM.
Like...

Like this:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/3-Pairs-Leather-Bumper-Pad-4DIY-Strap-Leica-Nikon-Canon-/170519259328?pt=Film_Cameras&hash=item27b3bd68c0
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-16-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 3,546
Posted By VictorM.
Toronto has...

Toronto has everything:

http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/portfolio-reviews

Don't forget artist run galleries and other co-op organizations. I'm a member of Gallery 44. Here's the latest program...
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