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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,125
Posted By Highway 61
Rangefinder lenses rule #1 : lenses hoods always...

Rangefinder lenses rule #1 : lenses hoods always on (plus some good multicoated UV filters if you fear for your lenses front elements eventually).

Rangefinder lenses rule #2 : front lenses caps...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 843
Posted By Highway 61
Santa Fe plus selling away all the photo gear you...

Santa Fe plus selling away all the photo gear you don't use on a regular basis, this new dilemna left aside.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,608
Posted By Highway 61
I am back from ten wonderful days spent in Italy...

I am back from ten wonderful days spent in Italy (where I use to go on a regular basis every year and several times a year if possible) in October.
I have just developed the 4x 120 and 12x 135-36...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,608
Posted By Highway 61
Imagine : photography comes out in the mid-XIXth...

Imagine : photography comes out in the mid-XIXth century as digital, directly.

And... it has to mimic impressionist paintings and lead drawings to look pretty. :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,608
Posted By Highway 61
What matters for me is how I care about these...

What matters for me is how I care about these things as a photographer (and as a citizen). I don't care about people who don't care. I know that people who don't care don't belong to the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,608
Posted By Highway 61
With digital you play at taking virtual photos,...

With digital you play at taking virtual photos, which will all disappear sooner or later because digital archiving for amateur photographers is a joke, nobody here will go into what an institution...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 2,150
Posted By Highway 61
The same. Plus, the Ai-S "long nose" version is...

The same.

Plus, the Ai-S "long nose" version is made of brass and alloy, not polycarbonate. And it still has the good old "rabbit ears" so that you can use it on pré-Ai Nikon bodies for metering....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 685
Posted By Highway 61
Switch to some stainless steel reels and tanks....

Switch to some stainless steel reels and tanks. You will never regret the horrible plastic stuff.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-30-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By Highway 61
Fernand Fonssagrives

Who remembers him and his work ?

He was the first husband of Irving Penn's famous wife and model, and she had been his model as...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Highway 61
Nope. Left, the regular tilted-vented hood -...

Nope.

Left, the regular tilted-vented hood - which is 100% similar to the Yama hood - on the W-Nikkor-C 35mm f/2.5. Right, the tilted-vented hood designed for wide-angle lenses on the W-Nikkor-C...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Highway 61
I use a very nice Chinese 43mm vented-tilted...

I use a very nice Chinese 43mm vented-tilted CNC-machined lens hood designed for wide-angle lenses and which is a copy of the Leitz 12504 hood. NB : it is wider and shorter than the current...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Highway 61
Water damage.

Water damage.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-12-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By Highway 61
For those who are looking for a sparkling Contax I

http://leica-opera.com/10971

Very nice cased Ic with the quite rare black and nickel Sonnar f/2 which looks unscratched.

Will probably fail before the end of the first film roll because it is very...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Highway 61
Very nice case of fungus. Being located at the...

Very nice case of fungus. Being located at the center of the elements and not looking like growing filaments starting from the edge of the glass unit, I would suspect it to be anaerobic fungus, the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Highway 61
Yes and 100% if you remove the "Nikon" metal...

Yes and 100% if you remove the "Nikon" metal nameplate in front of the viewfinder seat of the Nikon F body (two screws).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By Highway 61
Raid, I once bought an Epson flatbed scanner...

Raid, I once bought an Epson flatbed scanner which arrived as "broken" (red blinking when I tried to launch a scan and nothing else) in a poor package. An argument with the seller didn't sort things...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By Highway 61
Thank you, Kostya, interesting. ;)

Thank you, Kostya, interesting. ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By Highway 61
I have noticed a tent to protect the portrayed...

I have noticed a tent to protect the portrayed subjects and the photographer from the strong wind (by any chance, do you know that there is a bit of sand in such a place :D). This tent has two open...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By Highway 61
This video was on display during the large Irving...

This video was on display during the large Irving Penn retrospective at the Grand Palais (Paris) two years ago. It's good to watch it again. It shows that simple lighting conditions under natural...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-29-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Highway 61
Her first photos book got published eleven years...

Her first photos book got published eleven years ago :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Photographs
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By Highway 61
New ID-11 (or D76 which is the same and even less...

New ID-11 (or D76 which is the same and even less expensive) is dirt cheap if used at 1:1 (what it's mainly designed for).

Why would you want to use 25 years old oxydized ID-11 at the risk of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By Highway 61
No they don't, were they ID-11 or D76. The...

No they don't, were they ID-11 or D76.

The powder may get oxydized as everything out there. I recently mixed up some ID-11 which was, and by far, not that old, and it turned out to be DOA. One of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,206
Posted By Highway 61
Like Mute-on said. You have a free access to a...

Like Mute-on said.

You have a free access to a very picturesque spiritual community.

Documenting it with a film camera would for sure be great and you would leave an interesting archive...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2,636
Posted By Highway 61
The slow speeds geartrain has to be engaged when...

The slow speeds geartrain has to be engaged when you turn the speeds knob to speeds under 1/30 (with the shutter cocked, you must hear some typical clockwork noise coming from the slow speeds...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By Highway 61
*You* got to this. The worldwide online market...

*You* got to this.

The worldwide online market wants you to do it (buy, return, re-buy, re-return, re-re-buy, re-re-return...) because it generates some cashflow at some point, while eluding the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,842
Posted By Highway 61
There are two kinds of lenses : good lenses, and...

There are two kinds of lenses : good lenses, and the other stuff.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 1,842
Posted By Highway 61
Currently made aspherical not, but super sharp...

Currently made aspherical not, but super sharp lenses for the 24x36 format exist since the mid 1930s.

Like some others said : the photos taken by the great XXth century masters you admire (for some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By Highway 61
From the video : the rattling complaint regards a...

From the video : the rattling complaint regards a camera body with no lens attached.
The rattling noise is then made by the rangefinder pulley unit and is normal.
Attach a lens and it won't do it any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By Highway 61
Kentmere 400 = Agfa APX 400 New = Rollei RPX...

Kentmere 400 = Agfa APX 400 New = Rollei RPX 400.

Ilford PAN 400 ≠ the above three.
Forum: Nikon RF 07-01-2019
Replies: 444
Views: 169,256
Posted By Highway 61
Interesting to see the repeated image of this...

Interesting to see the repeated image of this character displayed on the large monitor screen, captured with the exact reverse angle by the video system.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-27-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,449
Posted By Highway 61
For those who might be interested, Sony just...

For those who might be interested, Sony just released a new series of SD cards said to be the strongest ever, hardware wise :

https://www.sony.com/electronics/sd-cards/sf-gt-series
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-24-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,449
Posted By Highway 61
Raid, if PC Inspector Smart Recovery (my above...

Raid, if PC Inspector Smart Recovery (my above post) doesn't work you can try PC Inspector File Recovery from the same software maker which rather deals with system errors (damaged card controller)...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,449
Posted By Highway 61
I've used PC Inspector Smart Recovery from time...

I've used PC Inspector Smart Recovery from time to time, it used to work OK for me in such cases. Freeware :

https://pc-inspector-smart-recovery.en.softonic.com/

I agree that you should never fill...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
There are many different Firefox ad-ons for...

There are many different Firefox ad-ons for blocking ads. This one should not interfere badly with Flickr :

https://getadblock.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
You may try to fully manually erase the data...

You may try to fully manually erase the data stored by your browser :

- cache
- cookies
- search history
- dowloads history
- website preferences
- active connexions
- offline data,
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
So it seems that something is wrong with either...

So it seems that something is wrong with either the plugins or the ad-ons of your Firefox. You need to look at all of them manually.

Tools->Plugins from the toolbar menu will lead you to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
Click on "Tools" in the toolbar menu (top of your...

Click on "Tools" in the toolbar menu (top of your screen) then click on "Options".
The same, "Tools" then "Plugins".

Plugins are small secondary softwares embedded inside your Firefox and which help...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
The problem might be caused by how the Flash...

The problem might be caused by how the Flash sourcecode lines of the Flickr pages are treated by your Firefox. It might also be that one of the plug-ins of your Firefox are not compatible with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,306
Posted By Highway 61
Mechanically : the Nikkor GN 45mm f/2.8 is...

Mechanically : the Nikkor GN 45mm f/2.8 is designed to be used with a flash (hence the "GN" for Guide Number).
You can disconnect the GN coupling so that you can use the lens normally (focusing will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
You click on "?" (toolbar menu) then you click on...

You click on "?" (toolbar menu) then you click on "About Firefox" then you update it (if not up-to-date yet).
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
It works perfect for me with Firefox (just tested...

It works perfect for me with Firefox (just tested again a few seconds ago). And I have an old version of Windows (XP SP3) and a now outdated Firefox (ESR 52.9.0).

It's gone away from my smartphone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,873
Posted By Highway 61
Paris has become so dirty and ugly, with all its...

Paris has become so dirty and ugly, with all its former typical soul gone away, that 12 MF photos in a 3-days trip there are plenty possible and enough indeed.

I fully recommend the "Rolleiflex...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
You think right 100%, with a 3-4 years old phone...

You think right 100%, with a 3-4 years old phone now you can't use their Android app any longer - no way.

Another reason to be glad not to have paid for their PRO thing... :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
Thanks to a mirror downloading website I was able...

Thanks to a mirror downloading website I was able to reinstall the same official flickr app for Android on the same cellphone eventually - great.

Now it's all set up like before : Android 4.3 and v....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
Thank you very much, I have just read what your...

Thank you very much, I have just read what your link points to.

Yet I'm in a dead-end, sort of. Wanting to clear the app cache and app data I uninstalled the app by mistake. And I can't reinstall it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
Since their last week updates and maintenances my...

Since their last week updates and maintenances my flickr app. for Android doesn't work any longer. I had installed it in 2016 and it used to work fine through the former Yahoo login.

Now I am...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
They have listened to Keith's prayers and have...

They have listened to Keith's prayers and have just released a new model of sad panda today !

:D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Highway 61
I have been through similar problems with foam...

I have been through similar problems with foam growing up at the top of the developer level inside the tank as far as I agitate during the developing time, with, as a result, the top of the film of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By Highway 61
Link to PAN 400 data sheet : here...

Link to PAN 400 data sheet : here (https://labo-argentique.com/media/wysiwyg/Fiches_techniques/ilford_pan_400_ENG.pdf).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By Highway 61
You nailed it. With Kentmere 400 you're on a...

You nailed it.

With Kentmere 400 you're on a budget, the film is a compromise (actual 400 sensitivity contraringly to the Foma 400, but lack of character) and the low price is the key.

With Ilford...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By Highway 61
What PAN 400 exactly is remains unclear : new...

What PAN 400 exactly is remains unclear : new emulsion made from old recipes, or old HP5 (before the "Plus") emulsion stocks coated onto some modern polyester base ?

Anyway it's an excellent film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By Highway 61
If you are in Germany, look here...

If you are in Germany, look here (https://www.nordfoto.de/search?page=search&page_action=query&desc=on&sdesc=on&keywords=pan+400).

There is an online shop located in Belgium which lists them even...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By Highway 61
Quite the very same price on both sides of the...

Quite the very same price on both sides of the Rhein then. ;)

In this case I more than before don't understand why you haven't recommended it. Of course it doesn't exist in 120 but the OP's question...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By Highway 61
The EU and the open Schengen market aren't dead...

The EU and the open Schengen market aren't dead yet.

German customers can buy some Ilford PAN 400 online from other EU countries.

Some French retailers price it at 4.80 € per 135-36 roll, all taxes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,459
Posted By Highway 61
I am surprised nobody mentioned Ilford PAN...

I am surprised nobody mentioned Ilford PAN 400.

Quite more refined than Kentmere 400 for the same price (yet with a tendancy to price increase recently) and very close to HP5+.

Only available in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,301
Posted By Highway 61
Absolutely. Also - the "decisive moment" (or...

Absolutely.

Also - the "decisive moment" (or instant décisif) being a concept invented by Henri Cartier-Bresson is a forgery.

Who told about that concept was Jean-François Paul de Gondi, cardinal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,301
Posted By Highway 61
I wiped my eyes a few times before I re-read the...

I wiped my eyes a few times before I re-read the whole thread. I still notice two kinds of stuff : posts answering the OP's question and putting some documented matter on the table, and OT-idiotic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,301
Posted By Highway 61
This question could be asked after every thread...

This question could be asked after every thread here...

With this one we, at least, have some interesting matter (but for the usual off topic/dumb posts...) to think of.

Thanks to Marty in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,301
Posted By Highway 61
Actually this book was first published in French...

Actually this book was first published in French in Dec. 2013 by the Centre Pompidou under the title : "Voir est un tout. Entretiens et conversations (1951-1998)". Edited by Clément Chéroux and Julie...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
Free account since in 2012 with now 1,000 photos...

Free account since in 2012 with now 1,000 photos (shot 1980-2018) sorted by albums and folders, all scanned negatives, all uploaded as 800x600 (for 135) or 800x800 (for MF) Jpegs weighting just under...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,301
Posted By Highway 61
Magnum didn't exist before 1947 so it remains...

Magnum didn't exist before 1947 so it remains quite unclear where Henri's negatives shot in 1934-1936 and 1939-1946 were developed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,301
Posted By Highway 61
Yes, from time to time in Gassman's apartment rue...

Yes, from time to time in Gassman's apartment rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Paris.
They had met in 1933 : then HCB went to the other side of the Atlantic for two years. Gassman didn't and I doubt that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,301
Posted By Highway 61
From 1950 onwards, after Pierre Gassman launched...

From 1950 onwards, after Pierre Gassman launched his "Pictorial Service" lab in Paris (changed into "PICTO" in 1963), HCB's negatives were developed at Pictorial / PICTO and noticeably printed by...
Forum: Travel 05-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,290
Posted By Highway 61
I once spent one week in Tuscany with a D700 and...

I once spent one week in Tuscany with a D700 and some MF Nikkors, it worked out great.

The D700 battery lasts almost forever if you don't chimp, you don't need a spare battery if you don't forget...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By Highway 61
Not surprising, but not pleasant nonetheless. So...

Not surprising, but not pleasant nonetheless.

So far I can confirm that my free account isn't affected by the reduced quality of the visible online or hosted photos. The small size and weight of my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By Highway 61
Yes, that works too, and, yes it is a better...

Yes, that works too, and, yes it is a better approach.

But - what if the gallery owner has disabled the "Download this photo" option ?

Well, not much of a problem : you display the photo at the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By Highway 61
I just looked at Erik's flickr. This is true to...

I just looked at Erik's flickr.

This is true to say that his very nice photos are now displaying as muddy, unsharp images, whatever the size you chose to see them at.

So this seems obvious that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By Highway 61
Thank you Erik. brbo has explained the most of...

Thank you Erik.

brbo has explained the most of it and very clearly.

I will add this : to display a photo hosted at flickr on some other webpages (here on the RFF for instance) the only troublefree...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By Highway 61
It is always better to build links yourself that...

It is always better to build links yourself that having them done automatically by an unsteady system. If you type the and BBCode tags yourself left and right of the image url while posting at RFF...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By Highway 61
When I look at it, it is really plenty sharp ! No...

When I look at it, it is really plenty sharp ! No sharpness problem whatsoever on my screen with it.

But when I look at the photos Erik posted links too, I confirm that they are totally unsharp...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,280
Posted By Highway 61
I just checked this out on my own flickr account....

I just checked this out on my own flickr account. I hadn't logged in for a long while because I'm done with 1,000 photos uploaded so far and I won't pay for their PRO account.

First, no problem to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,227
Posted By Highway 61
I suppose we should presume the "Mexican...

I suppose we should presume the "Mexican suitcase" negatives were placed in an overly hot and humid suitcase for decades. Yet the images didn't wiped off themselves on those prewar cellulose...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-27-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,227
Posted By Highway 61
That it is told to have happened only once in the...

That it is told to have happened only once in the whole rather busy career of Capa (and subsequentcally in all other war photographers') and with a terrible bad luck just for those D-Day photos...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-27-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,227
Posted By Highway 61
The drying accident cannot be hold different than...

The drying accident cannot be hold different than a total mystification. Come on ! You have - like many of us - developed enough B&W rolls to know that too hot a drying will just not make the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,227
Posted By Highway 61
Perharps you could re-read what Coleman writes...

Perharps you could re-read what Coleman writes and get that whom he's after are a group of people who spreaded what he considers to be some fakery.

Capa did it too for sure. I own an item of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,227
Posted By Highway 61
Capa spells with a lone p. ;) It now too belongs...

Capa spells with a lone p. ;)

It now too belongs to the legend and the myth that his girl-friend Gerta Pohorylle named herself "Gerda Taro" to make her newspapers name sounds like Greta Garbo's and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,227
Posted By Highway 61
Capa was "slightly out of focus" about himself...

Capa was "slightly out of focus" about himself and his own unhappy life. So he didn't refrain those people from building up those true-lies about him. Then he quickly died, probably as expected by...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,227
Posted By Highway 61
Apples versus oranges. Many people think...

Apples versus oranges. Many people think different about the "artistic" quality of Capa's photos.
Such bordeline sentences don't bring anything to the debate about how the Robert Capa myth was built...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,704
Posted By Highway 61
Unclear as for what you are allowed to and what...

Unclear as for what you are allowed to and what you aren't. No global and clear law but many jurisprudentia cases, all different.

Everything which isn't forbidden by law is permitted. Rule #1....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Highway 61
Hi John. Screw with 1.2mm metric threads, if...

Hi John.

Screw with 1.2mm metric threads, if this can be of some help.

You probably can find one at a glasses store then file it down so that it's of the good length for the camera lens mount latch.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-27-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 26,051
Posted By Highway 61
Thanks Jon. The vignetting perceived effect all...

Thanks Jon.

The vignetting perceived effect all depends on the subject, the colors, etc. Hard to tell from those samples ! But I'm still a bit surprised by the amount of vignetting which I can see...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-26-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 18,567
Posted By Highway 61
Agreed. I just scanned a few photos I shot in...

Agreed. I just scanned a few photos I shot in 1988 with a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 V1 and now I am quite shocked by the very visible flare, which spreads over the whole image actually, even in situations...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,540
Posted By Highway 61
I've been in Chicago for one week in last...

I've been in Chicago for one week in last October.

I agree about Central Camera on Wabash : a very nice place from the outside, you can buy film inside, but don't expect to find second hand gear at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,841
Posted By Highway 61
Sounds like something (film debris for instance,...

Sounds like something (film debris for instance, or some black goo coming from the deteriorated light seals foam strips) could have got trapped into the winding gears located at the camera bottom,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,243
Posted By Highway 61
Bad panda right now too ! Thanks for the tip...

Bad panda right now too ! Thanks for the tip about Toyokazu Nagano, BTW. ;)

Glad I left 1,000 photos on my account and didn't purchase their darn PRO thing. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,841
Posted By Highway 61
Are you sure ? This requires quite some strength...

Are you sure ? This requires quite some strength in your fingers. You have to turn it to the right of the camera when you look at the camera from the back. Locking the mirror up before trying this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,841
Posted By Highway 61
The camera cannot be wound so a film inside...

The camera cannot be wound so a film inside wouldn't change things.

But - subsequentally this makes me think of telling this to the OP : open the camera back and fully manually turn the film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By Highway 61
If you like "natural" black borders around your...

If you like "natural" black borders around your pictures, from scanning or enlarging the whole frame without cropping the least bit (the HCB myth etc), that is a real problem.

The M-A frame...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,841
Posted By Highway 61
Both those indications tell that the shutter is...

Both those indications tell that the shutter is not cocked. So this is not a shutter jam, but a winding jam, because the last shutter actuation didn't release the winding mech.

You could try this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,841
Posted By Highway 61
To the OP : did you try holding down the rewind...

To the OP : did you try holding down the rewind button while trying to fully wind again, as if you wanted to make a double-exposure ? This can be repeated as many times as you wish.

Did you also try...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-02-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 17,971
Posted By Highway 61
And the color photography based on the...

And the color photography based on the trichromatic technique, invented at the same time in 1869 by two different French individuals, Louis Ducos du Hauron and Charles Cros. They didn't know each...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,517
Posted By Highway 61
One problem, many friendly explanation attempts,...

One problem, many friendly explanation attempts, and still nobody knows what is really wrong with this F3, because the OP didn't explain it clearly from the beginning and didn't answer the questions...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,517
Posted By Highway 61
That is strange. If the focusing screen wasn't...

That is strange. If the focusing screen wasn't the culprit, both the two screens should produce the same out of focus visible result when you look at the image in the finder, lock the lens focusing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,470
Posted By Highway 61
You can use the foam of the back of a computer...

You can use the foam of the back of a computer mousepad to replace the foam strips of a Nikkormat. With good scissors and a bit a of patience it's easy to cut perfectly sized strips off the mousepad...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-12-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Highway 61
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/ico...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/icons/icon5.gif

All Nikon RF cameras can accomodate a gel filter under their main VF front window metal mask.

But apart from putting a Fuji Blue 20...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-12-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By Highway 61
I had a black T4 in the late 1990s then sold it...

I had a black T4 in the late 1990s then sold it out. It's a decent P&S with some flaws : quite long to get ready to take photos after you switched it to ON, very low AF, enormous shutter lag, good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By Highway 61
This could lead to a kind of funny syllogism......

This could lead to a kind of funny syllogism... ;)

Joking aside, the faves, the likes (and the emphatic comments from people coming out of the blue and/or suddenly wanting you to join a group they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By Highway 61
So, thinking that individual users still wanting...

So, thinking that individual users still wanting to have their photos hosted at Flickr under full owner's copyright will now have to pay to help the billions of photos uploaded under CC copyright -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By Highway 61
This fully makes sense and this is probably why...

This fully makes sense and this is probably why the space storage unit at Flickr is now becoming the photo not the (mega, giga, tera)bytes any longer.
People like me having carefully downsized and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Highway 61
I know that kind of Kodak processed negatives...

I know that kind of Kodak processed negatives packaging quite well, my father's ones from the same era and from the early 1970-era were identical.

I would load them on developing reels, then put the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-03-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Highway 61
The lens tube friction shims must have got out of...

The lens tube friction shims must have got out of whack.
There is no simple fix to this, replacing the tube friction shims requires a total teardown of the camera front plate. Not worth the extra...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By Highway 61
Flickr offering 1000 photos to free membership is...

Flickr offering 1000 photos to free membership is very dishonest in my opinion.

With that, people having done a serious, careful and reasonable editing job and wanting to display a long-run...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 2,135
Views: 602,536
Posted By Highway 61
I would not dare putting the pigments used by...

I would not dare putting the pigments used by Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto and Caravaggio under the mechanical motion and friction conditions they would have to endure on some daily working focal...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 2,135
Views: 602,536
Posted By Highway 61
Some remarkable stuff for fixing small holes in...

Some remarkable stuff for fixing small holes in the shutter curtains is the Pébéo Setacolor Opaque black paint (acrylic). Specially designed for painting on fabric. Made in France. Will remain supple...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2018
Replies: 540
Views: 49,643
Posted By Highway 61
Well, "overcooked" or not, this photo is plain...

Well, "overcooked" or not, this photo is plain terrific. What a dynamics it has, alongside with a brilliant composition and an excellent geometry. Super !
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 1,607
Posted By Highway 61
I would quite recommend the modern (Cosina)...

I would quite recommend the modern (Cosina) Voigtländer 35mm finder. The exact same size and shape as the vintage Canon chrome finder pictured above but with terrific brightlines and overall an even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By Highway 61
Now let's put it that way. My 1,413 carefully...

Now let's put it that way.

My 1,413 carefully edited photos all weighting 300KB each all make for a used storage space of 424MB.

According to the present terms and conditions of my free Flickr...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By Highway 61
Since I got aware of those Flickr accounts...

Since I got aware of those Flickr accounts changes, I try to tell the truth as often as I can. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By Highway 61
To easily share my photos with actual friends...

To easily share my photos with actual friends also having a Flickr account for the same reasons, which means, a few people I also talk with, phone to, write to, listen to, have a drink with from time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By Highway 61
There is a life outside Flickr as there is one...

There is a life outside Flickr as there is one outside Facebook.
Getting rid of spending time at posting photos on the Internet for nobody you know actually to look at them doesn't mean either...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By Highway 61
You've answered your own question already I'm...

You've answered your own question already I'm afraid. Unless Flickr was now owned by Dumb & Dumber.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By Highway 61
If Flickr was used by book publishers, museums...

If Flickr was used by book publishers, museums curators and galleries staff to discover the new genious of the contemporary photography who'd be too shy to promote themselves another way, we might...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,931
Posted By Highway 61
I think that 1,000 photos is quite a low...

I think that 1,000 photos is quite a low limit.

Erik, so far there are 912 photos at your main Flickr account. And you have uploaded a total of 1,591 photos if we add those of your five secondary...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-07-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,068
Posted By Highway 61
This is more than obvious and what I immediatly...

This is more than obvious and what I immediatly thought when I watched this beautiful movie at my local theater when it was released out.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-01-2018
Replies: 436
Views: 83,896
Posted By Highway 61
I agree with Erik, those photos are excellent....

I agree with Erik, those photos are excellent. Yet - I much prefer the first shot because the perspective is much nicer (and not closed as it is on the second shot) and it really allows the spectator...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-27-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Highway 61
What Brett said.

What Brett said.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-27-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Highway 61
They were made in Dresden not in Jena. What you...

They were made in Dresden not in Jena.

What you have is a genuine Contax III with at least a Киев foot.

It may have other mechanical or optical Киев parts.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-23-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 3,187
Posted By Highway 61
As friendly as that trend can be, piles of used...

As friendly as that trend can be, piles of used books randomly left by individuals in abandoned phone kiosks or on shelves built here and there in our cities just cannot be called "libraries" and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-16-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Highway 61
The "Jena" postwar Contax II sold for $540 USD....

The "Jena" postwar Contax II sold for $540 USD. Looks like classic Zeiss Ikon stuff collectors haven't all disappeared.

But they've gone away from the RFF. Years ago, a thread about a "Jena" Contax...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-12-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Highway 61
Too expensive by £300 GBP and not of the best...

Too expensive by £300 GBP and not of the best cosmetics condition which I could see. Typically the kind of sale to stay away from.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-11-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Highway 61
HU : postwar "Jena" Contax II on the big auction site

Item number 332789816731.

Looks like the real McCoy (one of the rare and so-called "Jena" Contax II assembled in Saalfeld after the war from 1946 to the early 1950s with parts from various origins)...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-11-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,306
Posted By Highway 61
From what can be seen on the auction pictures...

From what can be seen on the auction pictures there are no cosmetic Kiev parts but we can't know about the shutter. The shutter crate screws show screwdriver marks. The plastic take-up spool is a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-09-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By Highway 61
I fully agree to say that a Dutchman who prefers...

I fully agree to say that a Dutchman who prefers to give something valuable to whomever wants to take it for free and use it, rather than easily selling it for his own profit, can be called...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-09-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,306
Posted By Highway 61
This is something you should have mentioned first...

This is something you should have mentioned first in your opening post. Since overhauling a Contax II with all its original parts, including the mandatory ribbons replacement, is highly time...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-09-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By Highway 61
This event proves that this individual and most...

This event proves that this individual and most people in The Netherlands are two opposite kind of characters.

:cool:
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-09-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,381
Posted By Highway 61
I am always in love with those speedy...

I am always in love with those speedy sociological studies of yours, Erik. ;)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-09-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,306
Posted By Highway 61
Your seller is a smart guy while your idea of...

Your seller is a smart guy while your idea of leaving him a negative feedback wasn't fair.

I suggest that you be a more informed bidder next time. This is easy to find some clues about what to...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,306
Posted By Highway 61
100% of the Contax II cameras still having their...

100% of the Contax II cameras still having their original shutter ribbons will fail after a few shutter actuations once they have arrived at the buyer's house. This must be known and can't be...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-08-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By Highway 61
Coincidence, I just finished reading Erri de...

Coincidence, I just finished reading Erri de Luca's wonderful novel "Montedidio". The cover photo of my book is by Erich Lessing.


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PjHqPu8-L._SX210_.jpg
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-06-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By Highway 61
As ugly as the Nikon, game over.

As ugly as the Nikon, game over.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-06-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,219
Posted By Highway 61
The first Hurricane Gordon sample image is lovely...

The first Hurricane Gordon sample image is lovely indeed, Raid.

There is also a series of stains on your sensor at the bottom right of it (top left on the photos).

Best of luck with the sensor...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-06-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,594
Posted By Highway 61
Do you mean that they re-dye some regular black...

Do you mean that they re-dye some regular black shutter material in red after having made it more or less white (with some color remover or bleach for instance) and properly rinsed it ? This...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-05-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,331
Posted By Highway 61
Any amateur repairer reasonably skilled and...

Any amateur repairer reasonably skilled and owning some high quality small screwdrivers and tweezers can service a Contax IIa / IIIa thanks to the tech notes available out there. Rick Oleson's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-05-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,594
Posted By Highway 61
Alan doesn't manufacture the red fabric himself....

Alan doesn't manufacture the red fabric himself. Sourcing the red material from where he buys it shouldn't be that difficult.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-04-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,331
Posted By Highway 61
I had been thinking for long, like normal people,...

I had been thinking for long, like normal people, that no Kiev part could be used on a Contax IIa or IIIa but for some screws (including the front cover and top cover small screws) which are a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-01-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,594
Posted By Highway 61
If it doesn't work out that way, I'm quite...

If it doesn't work out that way, I'm quite confident that some (Japanese or from elsewhere) fabric supplier can sell you some red silk sheets being totally light tight and of the good thickness.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-01-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,331
Posted By Highway 61
Looks like this is an early production Contax IIa...

Looks like this is an early production Contax IIa from 1950-1951. Later models had an additional glass unit hold in place with two tiny screws in front of the rangefinder window. This one doesn't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-01-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,594
Posted By Highway 61
How about asking Alan himself ? He will answer...

How about asking Alan himself ? He will answer either yes or no. You won't get shot down.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-31-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,594
Posted By Highway 61
How about trying to get some red opaque fabric...

How about trying to get some red opaque fabric sheets to make the new curtains ? This should be quite possible.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-31-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 4,594
Posted By Highway 61
Given the large amount of working Leicas (all...

Given the large amount of working Leicas (all models) being in your house, I should leave it as it is to keep the testimony of the use of this funky red cloth material for the wartime IIIc shutters.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-28-2018
Replies: 104
Views: 8,331
Posted By Highway 61
There are people with a gifted eye taking...

There are people with a gifted eye taking excellent photos and knowing what to do with their gear because they perfectly master it and know how to use it and when. This is why they are called...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-28-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 13,127
Posted By Highway 61
None that I can see but for putting a screen on...

None that I can see but for putting a screen on the top right and a PSAM dial on the top left to make it look "professional".
A FF mirrorless could very well look like the Fuji XE-3 indeed.
Those...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Highway 61
The performance of the Nikkor Ai-S 28/2.8 is...

The performance of the Nikkor Ai-S 28/2.8 is amazing indeed - no internet hype - and the very close focusing distance thanks to its floating elements can be a bonus. But the build quality of this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-27-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Highway 61
I owned both and couldn't see actual differences...

I owned both and couldn't see actual differences between the two at all distances and apertures was it on film or with a Nikon FF DSLR.

The Ai-S has plastic parts inside and develops some nasty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,532
Posted By Highway 61
From what I remember, most of people using...

From what I remember, most of people using Instamatic cameras or 110 cameras or Polaroid cameras when I was a kid didn't really have that "minimum of thinking". At family or business parties when...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,532
Posted By Highway 61
The five who founded Magnum immediatly after the...

The five who founded Magnum immediatly after the end of the WWII did it just because the profession of "photojournalist" was endangered already.

Since then, how many great reknown "photojournalists"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-03-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,532
Posted By Highway 61
So we've got another "Smartphones snappers versus...

So we've got another "Smartphones snappers versus real photographers" soap. Yawn.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,532
Posted By Highway 61
Some years ago I attended an exhibition in Arles....

Some years ago I attended an exhibition in Arles. It was made of dozens of thousands of small anonymous printed color photos from the 1970s and 1980s, all put in the same room. That made a huge pile...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-29-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 6,355
Posted By Highway 61
There is a great story coming from Fort Wayne,...

There is a great story coming from Fort Wayne, Indiana today. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-29-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Highway 61
Push the rewind button at the bottom of the...

Push the rewind button at the bottom of the camera and try to wind then fire the shutter.

If it doesn't work push the double-exposure lever and the same.

If nothing works, take a toothpick and push...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 07-29-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 13,127
Posted By Highway 61
A small, full metal and beautifully designed...

A small, full metal and beautifully designed F-mount 24MP FF DSLR with the fewest buttons possible, an HP 100% VF with high magnification and interchangeable screens, two SD cards slots and a very...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-22-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Highway 61
The screw at the take-up fork must be tightened....

The screw at the take-up fork must be tightened. It's here to secure the spring assembly behind the fork. There is no adjustment behind it. Your problem may come from that screw being loose - and...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Highway 61
I would suspect the take-up spool. What kind ?...

I would suspect the take-up spool. What kind ? Original Zeiss Ikon one ? No name ? Plastic ? Metal ?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 3,142
Posted By Highway 61
You may try to mount the lens on another camera...

You may try to mount the lens on another camera and look for subtle differences on the pictures. Who knows.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-13-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 3,142
Posted By Highway 61
The black and nickel III model F is a very...

The black and nickel III model F is a very beautiful camera. Yet this is the lens which took those very nice photos not the camera.

And that lens is a modern Japanese computed shell not a vintage...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-09-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By Highway 61
1. Abnormal 1/4s is usually caused by the slow...

1. Abnormal 1/4s is usually caused by the slow speeds governor having got disaligned over time and/or grime around a peculiar slow speeds driving cam under the slow speeds governor (shutter crate)....
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By Highway 61
https://lechatmasque.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/m...

https://lechatmasque.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/melancholia_lars_von_trier_energie.jpg

:cool:
Forum: Nikon RF 06-05-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 5,573
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1721/27644525327_cc...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1721/27644525327_cceb5b5e12_b.jpg


Somewhere in southern France - May 29th 2018

W-Nikkor-C 35mm f/2.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) - Ilford HP5+ - D76 1+1
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-05-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By Highway 61
Some people keep having their Leica M film bodies...

Some people keep having their Leica M film bodies serviced every now and then. This is just ridiculous.

On the other hand, starting to use a Contax II in original condition and not very recently...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-05-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 5,573
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/41612854225_88...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/41612854225_883f124e3a_o.jpg


Somewhere in southern France - May 29th 2018

W-Nikkor-C 35mm f/2.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) - Ilford HP5+ - D76 1+1
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-03-2018
Replies: 497
Views: 149,699
Posted By Highway 61
The second photo is a true masterpiece, for...

The second photo is a true masterpiece, for several reasons. I assume it was taken through a closed window (reflections at the right bottom corner).
Forum: Nikon RF 05-25-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
Robert, as an Italian you will want this one...

Robert, as an Italian you will want this one (https://www.amazon.it/Italiens-Tahar-Ben-Jelloun/dp/273242725X), which is an absolute must-have, yet it is now out of print and has become extremely...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-25-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
Robert : some of my references are Bruno Barbey's...

Robert : some of my references are Bruno Barbey's B&W work between 1961 and 1964, the 1954 B&W work by Fulvio Roiter, some of HCB's photos of course and Jean-Loup Sieff's very early photos.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-24-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By Highway 61
The more I think of it, the more I find that we...

The more I think of it, the more I find that we now in 2018 all live in a very, very sad world which offers us the choice between stupidity and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-24-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,811
Posted By Highway 61
This sums up my thoughts exactly. For years I...

This sums up my thoughts exactly.

For years I have been hoarding black and white film (35mm and MF) because of the continuous prices increase. As a result I am now using films which are outdated and...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-24-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/946/40216426310_e73...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/946/40216426310_e738f1a1e9_o.jpg


Criptoportico Nerionano, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder - Fuji Neopan 400 -...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-24-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
Grazie ! Actually I know what I am after each...

Grazie ! Actually I know what I am after each time I am in Italy. More or less this is an Italy which is alas slowly but surely decaying and disappearing as time goes by.
The little W-Nikkor-C 28mm...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-24-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/949/40249583830_ebf...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/949/40249583830_ebf68c99db_o.jpg


"Carré des Niobides" di Balthus, giardino della Villa Medici, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-23-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/978/42024248021_132...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/978/42024248021_132590c4c4_o.jpg


Giardino della Villa Medici, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder - Fuji Neopan...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-20-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 3,434
Posted By Highway 61
I live in Europe and went only thrice to Canada...

I live in Europe and went only thrice to Canada but each time it was in Ontario and for some reason I have been in Hamilton. That was not so long ago so I could see the decay, which was surprising...
Forum: Travel 05-20-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,722
Posted By Highway 61
It all depends on where you go and what you want...

It all depends on where you go and what you want to see and photograph. "Europe" is a bit elusive. Large cities ? Landscapes ? Countryside with rural life ? Cultural events ? Historic places ?...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-19-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
Many reknown photographers (Salgado, Turnley) now...

Many reknown photographers (Salgado, Turnley) now shoot on digital but have some large format negatives digitally created. Then they have wet prints done and this is just beautiful.
Best of...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-19-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By Highway 61
This isn't a difficult problem to solve out. For...

This isn't a difficult problem to solve out. For the price of three beers at the pub you will find a Kiev rangefinder donor body on eBay (get one from the 1970s so chances will be quite high, that...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
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Basilica di San Pietro, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder - Ilford PAN 100 -...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
I have two Epson scanners and two dedicated film...

I have two Epson scanners and two dedicated film scanners made by Minolta and Nikon, thank you. If you want a scan which will be a good basework for fine-art inkjet printing, get a good dedicated...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
What "to adapt the histogram before scanning"...

What "to adapt the histogram before scanning" really means, hardware and software wise, has been discussed hundreds of times already. Also, no flatbed can scan at 3200 dpi.
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Consolazione, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder -...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
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Basilica di San Sebastiano fuori le mura, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder -...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-18-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By Highway 61
Every optical surface of the beamsplitter...

Every optical surface of the beamsplitter rangefinder unit must be cleaned and so do all the internal surfaces of the VF & RF windows and eyepiece unit.

On the Contax II, the signs of aging of the...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-18-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
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Chiesa di Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder - HP5+ -...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-17-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,093
Posted By Highway 61
Best thing is to perform your own try-error tests...

Best thing is to perform your own try-error tests first and see what you find out.

As time went by I realized that the Contax/Nikon incompatibility, which has been demonstrated by maths and can't be...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-17-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
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San Pietro in Montorio, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder - HP5+ - D76 1+1
Forum: Nikon RF 05-11-2018
Replies: 110
Views: 16,993
Posted By Highway 61
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San Pietro in Montorio, Roma - Aprile 2018

W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5 (black) - Nikon S3 (1958) and external finder - HP5+ - D76 1+1
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,628
Posted By Highway 61
From what I see on the pictures and understand...

From what I see on the pictures and understand this is delaminating of the half-mirrored surfaces trapped (cemented) within the main beamsplitter prism unit. So this unit must be dissassembled with...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,364
Posted By Highway 61
Bikes and cameras/lenses mechanics always matched...

Bikes and cameras/lenses mechanics always matched and always will ! :)

But - I see some heavy moustache distorsion on that lens hood nose... ;)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,364
Posted By Highway 61
Sounds like they can make it upon customer's...

Sounds like they can make it upon customer's request and send it to their retailer. Just ask them : [email protected]

One seller in HK has some Heliopan 41mm filters for sale in stock, look here...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-03-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,364
Posted By Highway 61
Well, I don't really find them too large and too...

Well, I don't really find them too large and too big. Also, those standard $5 Chinese tilted and vented hoods (copies of the Leitz 12585) will also work just fine on the W-Nikkor-C 35mm f/2.5 without...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-02-2018
Replies: 288
Views: 39,895
Posted By Highway 61
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Nikkormat FTn, Nikkor Ai 50mm f/2, Ilford PAN 100, D76 1+1.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-02-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,364
Posted By Highway 61
Cutting a piece off the front of the lens hood so...

Cutting a piece off the front of the lens hood so that the hood doesn't get into the viewfinder will not do it with a Nikon rangefinder : the whole lens rotate when you focus.

A $5 Chinese tilted...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-29-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Highway 61
Such a female threaded thing they don't make...

Such a female threaded thing they don't make indeed.

Now you're in for a $5 Chinese screw-in 39mm tilted-vented lens hood. They're nice enough and CNC one-piece machined.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-29-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Highway 61
Buy a no-name Chinese 46mm tilted-vented hood for...

Buy a no-name Chinese 46mm tilted-vented hood for $5 and "make your 12585 great again" ! ;)
Forum: Nikon RF 04-26-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 785
Posted By Highway 61
I use modern B+W, Heliopan and Hoya filters on...

I use modern B+W, Heliopan and Hoya filters on all my vintage RF Nikkors that take 40.5mm and 43mm filters. They screw on and off properly and I've had no problem so far. Fingers not crossed any...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By Highway 61
It all depends on what kind of "haze" it...

It all depends on what kind of "haze" it is.

Basic wet oily deposits : isopropylic alcohol.

Hardened oily deposits : acetone then isopropylic alcohol.

Hardened oily deposits having corroded the...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-05-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By Highway 61
Extremely similar and of great help with a Sonnar...

Extremely similar and of great help with a Sonnar :

http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/Jupiter-9%20dismantle.html
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-04-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By Highway 61
Yes : Biogon 35/2.8 and Biogon 21/4.5. None of...

Yes : Biogon 35/2.8 and Biogon 21/4.5. None of them are "fast" but they match the RF technology quite fine and it's sometimes good to change lenses and to leave the Sonnar 5cm behind (take it this...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-01-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,371
Posted By Highway 61
This is at least a strange statement, Raid. These...

This is at least a strange statement, Raid. These cameras were made for interchangeable lenses even if their viewfinders were for standard lenses only - hence very good external viewfinders for other...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-01-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By Highway 61
It happened to me once with a Nikkor-S 50mm/1.4....

It happened to me once with a Nikkor-S 50mm/1.4. The culprit was the lens release tab of my Nikon SP which had got unscrewed a bit and out of exact alignment wiith the small pin of the lens mount...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-26-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,089
Posted By Highway 61
No it is definitely not. The optics, name ring,...

No it is definitely not. The optics, name ring, black front nose and aperture ring are 100% from a late postwar Sonnar made in Oberkochen, West-Germany.

Whatever origin the barrel is, the problem...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,089
Posted By Highway 61
There is no need for a long tirade. It's a...

There is no need for a long tirade.

It's a forgery made of a late postwar Oberkochen Sonnar 50/1.5 originally in Contax RF mount and a nice LTM barrel, which is not of FSU origin.

The barrel comes...
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