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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2019
Replies: 323
Views: 25,402
Posted By scottgee1
Question Wait, what?

They're "wonderful, precise photographic instruments" but you "could never focus the suckers precisely"? Seems contradictory. And despite this you used them for 15 years??

You're WAY more patient...
Forum: Digital Compacts 06-19-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 11,883
Posted By scottgee1
Johann, congratulations on capturing a very...

Johann, congratulations on capturing a very evocative image!

Triple respect for your commitment:

Street shooting
Night
RAIN

Each is a challenge. Combining all three and getting that result! ...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-13-2018
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
Huss, thanks for the reminder about the Optima...

Huss, thanks for the reminder about the Optima series. They faded in the mist of my memory, possibly because very few made it to this border outpost we call 'The United States'. ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-04-2017
Replies: 323
Views: 25,402
Posted By scottgee1
Trung, you are forgiven AND have learned a...

Trung, you are forgiven AND have learned a valuable lesson:

To be 'in the know', it is essential to read ALL threads on RFF EVERY DAY!

If you need to quit your job and ignore your family, so be...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-25-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 58,490
Posted By scottgee1
Roberto, thanks for this update to the thread. ...

Roberto, thanks for this update to the thread. I'm glad you found Peter and he was able to get your cams back up to spec. His analytical skills are clearly top notch -- determining that a loose...
Forum: Chris Crawford 03-20-2015
Replies: 2,549
Views: 368,763
Posted By scottgee1
Chris, I just stumbled on this thread whilst...

Chris, I just stumbled on this thread whilst looking for something else. I like the pix we can see; too bad all of the early ones you posted to it are no longer available.

btw, my wife's family is...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-20-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,792
Posted By scottgee1
Adding detailed info to this thread for future...

Adding detailed info to this thread for future reference:

Nippon Photo Clinic
37 West 39th st.suite 401
NY.NY 10018
(212)-736-4663

FWIW, as of this date, they have two five star reviews on Yelp.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-22-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By scottgee1
First, thanks for bringing this page to my...

First, thanks for bringing this page to my attention. Stimulates a lot of memories of that remarkable and transitional era. Hoppy certainly had access!

By coincidence, I'm in the midst of reading...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-22-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,923
Posted By scottgee1
:D 'Yeti H-CB'

:D

'Yeti H-CB'
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-05-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 6,576
Posted By scottgee1
They stopped doing that many years ago. They...

They stopped doing that many years ago. They subsequently switched to "We'll put in a request to have it pulled and I'll call you when it's on my desk". Ultimately, they ditched the entire concept....
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-06-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 58,490
Posted By scottgee1
As frustrating as this is, I suspect digital gear...

As frustrating as this is, I suspect digital gear will have an even shorter service life, because, like, you know, new is *always* better. :p
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-02-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 9,517
Posted By scottgee1
Canton is cooler than Cleveland. :cool:

Canton is cooler than Cleveland. :cool:
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-24-2012
Replies: 309
Views: 36,033
Posted By scottgee1
Very nicely done Johnmcd! Artful composition...

Very nicely done Johnmcd! Artful composition with a riot of faces. I particularly like the placement of 'the other woman' over her left shoulder. And the reflection of the license tag of the car...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-01-2012
Replies: 309
Views: 36,033
Posted By scottgee1
#288

sisser, clever juxtaposition! Well seen and shot!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2012
Replies: 309
Views: 36,033
Posted By scottgee1
leighmarrin, for some reason the pix you posted...

leighmarrin, for some reason the pix you posted have a (David) Lynchian feel to them, especially #2 . . . :cool:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-21-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 14,375
Posted By scottgee1
Of course! But that eliminates only one source...

Of course! But that eliminates only one source of vibration. In my case, I am the primary cause of it. :bang:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-21-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 14,375
Posted By scottgee1
In an essay I can't find online, Erwin Puts...

In an essay I can't find online, Erwin Puts included use of a tripod on his list of what defines a "careful worker", i.e, one who gets the most out of his equipment by consciously using the best...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-21-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 14,375
Posted By scottgee1
Old threads never die but most unravel . . . ;)

Old threads never die but most unravel . . . ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2012
Replies: 309
Views: 36,033
Posted By scottgee1
Rob, are you sure you're in New Jersey ? ;)

Rob, are you sure you're in New Jersey ?
;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-27-2012
Replies: 309
Views: 36,033
Posted By scottgee1
ref #268: Photony, marvellous image! Really...

ref #268:

Photony, marvellous image! Really effective use of grain/texture to enhance the air of mystery.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-06-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 20,660
Posted By scottgee1
IMO, that show is extraordinary enough to justify...

IMO, that show is extraordinary enough to justify the cost.
Forum: RFF Polls 06-19-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 20,660
Posted By scottgee1
OK! Please let us know how you like it! ;)

OK! Please let us know how you like it! ;)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-17-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 12,882
Posted By scottgee1
Ah yes Rogier, the SS Supreme is very nice...

Ah yes Rogier, the SS Supreme is very nice indeed! And you clearly have the skill to put it to good use!

I'd forgotten how quick the trigger was on some of the P&S cams; almost as though Canon...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-16-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 20,660
Posted By scottgee1
Arrow Tube, man, tube!

I voted 'None of the above' because I have yet to see a plasma/LCD/LED set that didn't scream "PIXELS!!!!". I suspect the manufacturers have figured out how to beta test their products on us whilst...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-10-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 12,882
Posted By scottgee1
Aye, the rise of digital has led to all kinds of...

Aye, the rise of digital has led to all kinds of remarkable deals for film gear. Sadly, as you observed, getting film processed at a shop can no longer be taken for granted. The ubiquitous 'lab in...
Forum: Yashica RF 02-19-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,368
Posted By scottgee1
FWIW, I purchased an Exell A32PX from this...

FWIW, I purchased an Exell A32PX from this eeekbay seller:

http://stores.ebay.com/BatteriesinaFlash-com-Inc?_trksid=p4340.l2563

and it seems to work quite well indeed with my Electro 35GSN.
Forum: Yashica RF 12-25-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 4,368
Posted By scottgee1
Can't speak for others, but I've had less than...

Can't speak for others, but I've had less than satisfactory results with alkaline batteries so I use silver whenever possible. I found silver typically have a much longer life and are more...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-20-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 5,375
Posted By scottgee1
Actually, I think that dabbling was minimal. ...

Actually, I think that dabbling was minimal. According to his friend David Douglas Duncan, Picasso once pointed expressed disdain for photography, pointing his brush at Duncan's lens and saying,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-14-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 58,490
Posted By scottgee1
Good to know!

That's very interesting indeed! How far back in the model lines will Kyocera still service?

Thanks!/ScottGee1
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-28-2011
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
Dave, do you place the gel over the entire VF...

Dave, do you place the gel over the entire VF window?

btw, nice list! The Polaroid is an interesting choice.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2011
Replies: 309
Views: 36,033
Posted By scottgee1
Nicely done ricnak! I like the subdued...

Nicely done ricnak! I like the subdued tonality.

Works of art in the boot and the keys in the door! ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2011
Replies: 309
Views: 36,033
Posted By scottgee1
j j, really like the combination/contrast of the...

j j, really like the combination/contrast of the window dressers with the mannequins.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-10-2011
Replies: 309
Views: 36,033
Posted By scottgee1
Rob, I like the latest additions -- particularly...

Rob, I like the latest additions -- particularly the one of the optometrists window. Impressive use of limited DOF and reflections. Keep this up and you'll have to change your sig! ;)

Yet...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-05-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 6,420
Posted By scottgee1
Nice portraits of the lady in the restaurant,...

Nice portraits of the lady in the restaurant, especially the first one. The eye contact make it more engaging.

And, in the second image of #53, are you 'quoting'...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-13-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 58,490
Posted By scottgee1
:eek: There's still an actual 'camera store' in...

:eek:

There's still an actual 'camera store' in central Florida?! Lucky you!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-04-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 58,490
Posted By scottgee1
DNG, whatever you do, avoid Camtex in Vancouver...

DNG, whatever you do, avoid Camtex in Vancouver BC. They may repair Contax but the cost is very high. I posted my experience...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-29-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,409
Posted By scottgee1
Thanks for the recommendation; I just requested...

Thanks for the recommendation; I just requested it through the local library system.

Did you know that there is a companion video for Byker? Available only in PAL so I can't view it. :(

Have...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-28-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By scottgee1
Link doesn't work; perhaps this one...

Link doesn't work; perhaps this one will:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/fuji/x100/sample-images/DSCF2596.JPG

btw, while we're at it, shall we all pitch in and buy Ken a smell chucker? :p
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-25-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 8,193
Posted By scottgee1
An insightful user review -- especially the...

An insightful user review -- especially the section on parallax.

But "herniate"?? :confused:

I expect his spill shucker couldn't find "hibernate". ;)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-25-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 6,420
Posted By scottgee1
skymay, you're doing really fine work -- I...

skymay, you're doing really fine work -- I especially like your use of selective focus in many of the images.

What is your opinion of the differences between the Sonnar and Tessar? Why do you...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-04-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By scottgee1
This may sound ridiculous, but I blame the...

This may sound ridiculous, but I blame the Internet. :p

1. Images propagate instantaneously and a select few can capture the fancy of millions of people and thus become 'hot'.

2. There are a lot...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2011
Replies: 353
Views: 29,574
Posted By scottgee1
I too have observed what I think Roger is...

I too have observed what I think Roger is describing. Typically used for portraits with a background that is so OOF that it looks like the subject is standing in front of a rear projection screen...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-21-2011
Replies: 53
Views: 32,355
Posted By scottgee1
<10 US$/€ for the pair! :cool: That's one...

<10 US$/€ for the pair! :cool:

That's one obvious benefit of digital dominance; demand for some very nice film cameras has dropped considerably so prices have plummeted accordingly.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-06-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 11,139
Posted By scottgee1
Nice work! :eek: Donor body?! What's next? ...

Nice work!


:eek: Donor body?! What's next? Cloning? ;)
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-05-2011
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
Ah, yes, a Contax T. Bet you'll enjoy shooting...

Ah, yes, a Contax T. Bet you'll enjoy shooting with it -- and the results!

And, it's built like a . . . Contax! ;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,136
Posted By scottgee1
Another...

Another candidate:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280653020969&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-04-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,014
Posted By scottgee1
Ah, too bad. I know there used to a law that...

Ah, too bad. I know there used to a law that parts for products wold in the U.S. had to have parts available for at least seven (?) years and the GR1 is way beyond that. Hopefully, Nippon has a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-04-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,014
Posted By scottgee1
Please let us know what you find out. I wonder...

Please let us know what you find out.

I wonder if later iterations of the GR1 can still be serviced?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-04-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,014
Posted By scottgee1
I assume this is due to life cycle of the product...

I assume this is due to life cycle of the product and not related to the earthquake . . .
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-31-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 11,139
Posted By scottgee1
Yep. That's the kind of insight I meant . . . ...

Yep. That's the kind of insight I meant . . . :eek:
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-31-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 11,139
Posted By scottgee1
PCStudio, that's an interesting perspective --...

PCStudio, that's an interesting perspective -- from inside the cameras!

I like hearing from the people who repair things before I buy stuff because everything breaks or needs adjustment eventually...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 03-09-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 2,731
Posted By scottgee1
Have you asked Sony?

Have you asked Sony?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-07-2011
Replies: 309
Views: 36,033
Posted By scottgee1
Sikario, I particularly like your composition for...

Sikario, I particularly like your composition for #3; he seems to be emerging from the brick wall and you framed his head so it looks solid. Also the chiaroscuro effect draws our eyes right there.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 15,631
Posted By scottgee1
If memory serves, David Hamilton used Minolta...

If memory serves, David Hamilton used Minolta SLRs for most of his work in the '70s, creating evocative, painterly images.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-14-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 11,139
Posted By scottgee1
Good eye! Wonder what the actual measurement is...

Good eye! Wonder what the actual measurement is on that!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-04-2011
Replies: 309
Views: 36,033
Posted By scottgee1
Thumbs up WAY funny!

Normally I don't quote pix but this one bears repeating, primarily because it makes me laugh AND because this thread is so long that people may not get back to the original . . . I don't know which...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,136
Posted By scottgee1
Of course the proof will occur if someone buys...

Of course the proof will occur if someone buys it. If so, it's worth it and the seller was correct!

As a friend says, "You're good for as much as you can get."
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,136
Posted By scottgee1
:confused: I can't even sort out the price: "US...

:confused:

I can't even sort out the price: "US $136.620,00"?? The decimal point between the two sixes isn't used in the U.S. but this is an auction on eeekbay Germany and I don't know the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,136
Posted By scottgee1
Of course! See Rick's comment above (#3). I'm...

Of course! See Rick's comment above (#3).

I'm convinced that sellers who list those exorbitant prices are just waiting for Barnum babies to show up.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,136
Posted By scottgee1
:eek:, indeed! Missed that one -- and probably...

:eek:, indeed!

Missed that one -- and probably hundreds (thousands?) of others.

Anyone who bought one of those hoods in California paid an additional $73.13 in tax! :p
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,136
Posted By scottgee1
By "recent years" I assume you mean the past few...

By "recent years" I assume you mean the past few decades . . . :rolleyes:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 3,136
Posted By scottgee1
Question More eeekbay madness?

A Konica S3:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=280620817902&si=OyMNdDJUzwR38JPFmHXQ6R8bMLE%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

OK, I know it was just CLA'd...
Forum: Off Topic 01-26-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 7,887
Posted By scottgee1
:confused: Hmmm . . . very good question!

:confused:

Hmmm . . . very good question!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2010
Replies: 84
Views: 7,459
Posted By scottgee1
I will risk mentioning that Erwin Puts has tested...

I will risk mentioning that Erwin Puts has tested a LOT of lenses and written extensively about his impressions. Is he a Leica fanboy? Of course! Employee? Maybe not directly, but he seems to be...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-21-2010
Replies: 323
Views: 25,402
Posted By scottgee1
TVSiii

My T3 is a desert island camera so I thought I'd like the TVSiii. As much as I tried, I couldn't like it -- fiddly, ergonomics were odd. Despite the fine lens, I sold it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By scottgee1
:D Missed that one! Good eye!

:D Missed that one! Good eye!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-15-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By scottgee1
Konica S3 "Antique"

Just a bit of a laugh, really:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250742680100

I suppose they'll start showing up in antique stores now . . . :rolleyes:
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-14-2010
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
It did, way back on page 1, post #15. :cool:

It did, way back on page 1, post #15. :cool:
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-13-2010
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
No hate, just a question: Are you original owner...

No hate, just a question: Are you original owner of the camera? If not, has it been serviced by a knowledgeable tech? If neither, I'd suggest you don't know what the lens/camera can really...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-08-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 14,783
Posted By scottgee1
HC-B's response

I wonder if HC-B would find this thread amusing?

Have to ask him the next time I see him.

;)
Forum: Off Topic 12-08-2010
Replies: 94
Views: 7,887
Posted By scottgee1
Contact person? "Antonio Rodriguez" Yeah,...

Contact person? "Antonio Rodriguez"

Yeah, right. Isn't that a known alias of Osama Bin Laden?? :p
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-07-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 14,783
Posted By scottgee1
Going beyond brands, it seems clear that HC-B's...

Going beyond brands, it seems clear that HC-B's preference was for 'miniature' (as 35mm was called in the olde days) cameras that allowed him to travel light, shoot quickly while attracting little or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-07-2010
Replies: 68
Views: 14,783
Posted By scottgee1
In the infamous series of pix David Douglas...

In the infamous series of pix David Douglas Duncan published of HC-B in the book Faceless, there was a Minilux on the table, presumably HC-B's since DDD was shooting with whatever he had at hand.

Of...
Forum: Off Topic 12-06-2010
Replies: 94
Views: 7,887
Posted By scottgee1
Ah, finally. The key word at the base of all of...

Ah, finally. The key word at the base of all of this: FEAR.

Those who want to manipulate others typically discover that if they can make their victims afraid, they are much easier to jerk around. ...
Forum: Off Topic 12-05-2010
Replies: 94
Views: 7,887
Posted By scottgee1
Argument/contradiction?

Did any of the security guards look like John Cleese?

;)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-05-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,913
Posted By scottgee1
Unhappy The next generation . . .

Good points all around but only if one values making use of "old stuff".

If my grandkids are any indication, corporate brain washing is working very well; when something they have doesn't work, even...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-04-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,913
Posted By scottgee1
Fascinating! The pix almost look like you went...

Fascinating! The pix almost look like you went back in time to make them, particularly the one of the ship.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,755
Posted By scottgee1
Red face Uh-oh!

:confused:

There you go, making sense. And reminding me that I have serious house cleaning to do. :eek:

My wife sends her regards.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-26-2010
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
Nice! Gotta love those "Electric Eye" cams! ...

Nice! Gotta love those "Electric Eye" cams! :cool:

Is the longest shutter speed 1/30?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-24-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,426
Posted By scottgee1
Question Squared up?

:confused: Hmmm . . . are you sure the camera is properly squared up? If you have a pocket level, it might be interesting to check some of the "crooked things" with that, to find out if they...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-16-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,087
Posted By scottgee1
This has long been the wise approach to putting...

This has long been the wise approach to putting together a comprehensive kit. For wide angle and normal ranges, RFs are wonderful. Close-up and telephoto work is best handled with an SLR. That...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-13-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,755
Posted By scottgee1
Lightbulb Wake-up call

Dan, those are terrific galleries! And well organized for getting a 'feel' for what different lenses can do on a GF1. You must live near a very nice botanical garden!

I have to admit that I've not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-12-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 5,087
Posted By scottgee1
KEH has R9 rated "LN-" for US$1,299.00 so people...

KEH has R9 rated "LN-" for US$1,299.00 so people may have lost their shirt AND pants. R8 in the same condition go for $819.00.

IMO, the early Minolta built bodies are clunky, loud and vibration...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By scottgee1
That's a interesting link. Something strange is...

That's a interesting link. Something strange is going on with the front element; looks like poor PS work.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-09-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,904
Posted By scottgee1
Well, if you really want to travel under the...

Well, if you really want to travel under the radar, I'd suggest getting a bag that's designated for a completely different purpose, e.g., one for diapers, or carrying other stuff for kids. Anything...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-30-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,389
Posted By scottgee1
How about printing/scanning the image? :confused:

How about printing/scanning the image? :confused:
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-30-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,389
Posted By scottgee1
:cool: Now that is clever!

:cool:

Now that is clever!
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-30-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,389
Posted By scottgee1
That's a pretty one! And M5 bulbs?! Stylin'!! ...

That's a pretty one! And M5 bulbs?! Stylin'!! :cool:

For some reason 'LA County Fair Main Drag' looks like it could have been made 50 years ago -- interesting!.

Big negs are a joy. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-24-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 5,328
Posted By scottgee1
If memory serves, HC-B made most of his pix with...

If memory serves, HC-B made most of his pix with 50mm lenses that probably wouldn't test particularly well but seem to have done the job . . . ;)
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-21-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,000
Posted By scottgee1
Ooops! I missed that chapter of the story. Just...

Ooops! I missed that chapter of the story. Just looked it up and see that Sigma bought Foveon back in November of 2008; I gotta pay more attention to announcements . . . :o
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-21-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,000
Posted By scottgee1
:D "Legends in their own minds . . ."

:D

"Legends in their own minds . . ."
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 09-21-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 4,000
Posted By scottgee1
Question Why only Sigma?

Am I the only one who would be more interested in Foveon technology if it was employed by someone other than Sigma?

:confused:

I dunno. Maybe they're trying to win the mucho-megapixels war?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-05-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 3,389
Posted By scottgee1
Terrific cams, the K-O and R-O. Good for...

Terrific cams, the K-O and R-O.

Good for building up yer arms and shoulders as well! ;)
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-03-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By scottgee1
Easier to talk about when one can see the, um,...

Easier to talk about when one can see the, um, damage.

Now that I look at it more closely, I also see a dent in the upper left corner. And wondering what's around the edge of the VF frame . . ....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By scottgee1
Question DL engraved on 35SP: effect on price?

I'm being offered an otherwise clean black Oly 35SP that has a previous owner's driver's license number clearly engraved on the top of the back panel.

How much should that affect the selling price...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-22-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 8,229
Posted By scottgee1
Andrej, this is extremely helpful information! I...

Andrej, this is extremely helpful information! I too will have to find a copy of the manual -- though I may ask my regular repair person to do the work . . .

Cheers!/Scott
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-17-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By scottgee1
Glad to hear that! Hope I'll be able to post a...

Glad to hear that! Hope I'll be able to post a similar follow-up . . .
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-17-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 8,229
Posted By scottgee1
Well, I ended up sending my G2 to Camtex for...

Well, I ended up sending my G2 to Camtex for repair and it turned out to be a complete waste of time and money.

Full story...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-17-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,410
Posted By scottgee1
Thumbs down Where NOT to send gear for repair: Camtex

At the suggestion of some folks at RFF I sent my Contax G2 to Camtex in Vancouver BC for repair because its viewfinder was out of alignment. I also sent a Pentax MF lens that needed only the little...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-05-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 7,431
Posted By scottgee1
Sorry to hear about Mr. B. What is the purpose...

Sorry to hear about Mr. B.

What is the purpose of the link in the OP? It goes to the 'New Post' page.

:confused:
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-16-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,099
Posted By scottgee1
Question Prinz 35 ER: "same as Konica Auto S3, Minolta 7S II"?

Yet another eeekbay posting with, um, interesting claims, i.e., "same as Konica Auto S3, Minolta 7S II"

Really?

:confused:
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,838
Posted By scottgee1
Is the Time-Life lab in NYC still in business?

Is the Time-Life lab in NYC still in business?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,838
Posted By scottgee1
I learned this lesson decades ago when I asked...

I learned this lesson decades ago when I asked the guy who sold me camera equipment if he'd shoot the wedding of a friend. He said, "I'm not the best photographer around but I'm pretty good AND more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-14-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,838
Posted By scottgee1
AND, Phoenix College will still be able to soup...

AND, Phoenix College will still be able to soup prints after the Big Pulse wipes out the electrical grid.

Yeah! I saw it on TV machine! Jessica Alba told me!

So much for "good discussion"!

;)
Forum: Yashica RF 07-08-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By scottgee1
John, may I ask why you stopped 'Yashica-ing'?

John, may I ask why you stopped 'Yashica-ing'?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-08-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By scottgee1
KEH deal on Bronica RF lens?

Took a wrong turn whilst looking for something else at KEH and noticed a Bronica RF 65mm f/4.0 lens (EX+) for what seems like a low price -- US$84.

If you're...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-06-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 8,229
Posted By scottgee1
Well, I know my problem is not just "perceived";...

Well, I know my problem is not just "perceived"; my regular service guy had a look at it, confirmed the problem, took the top off and when he couldn't find anything obvious/mechanical wrong, closed...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-05-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 8,229
Posted By scottgee1
Hmmm . . . I hope the viewfinder can be adjusted....

Hmmm . . . I hope the viewfinder can be adjusted. The one on my G2 was suddenly rotated about 15 degrees clockwise. Didn't drop it, don't recall any impact . . . just took it out of the case one...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-04-2010
Replies: 32
Views: 8,229
Posted By scottgee1
That email address is now bad. :(

That email address is now bad. :(
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-01-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,784
Posted By scottgee1
Update!

The Costco offering is now at $500 (hate the "99" silliness) for the E-P1, 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 and a bonus 4GB 150x SD Card.

They also have a 90 day return policy for this item.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-24-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By scottgee1
Tom, great story! Yet another reason to love...

Tom, great story! Yet another reason to love NYC!

:cool:
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By scottgee1
McCary, thanks for bringing this to our...

McCary, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Makes me wonder how many other people labor in obscurity while producing an interesting body of work.

Garry Winogrand also left a huge number of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 17,210
Posted By scottgee1
:confused: That's interesting . . .

:confused:

That's interesting . . .
Forum: Off Topic 06-15-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By scottgee1
Unhappy Well, that was originally intended to apply only...

Well, that was originally intended to apply only to white male landowners. It has been modified to apply only to those with enough money/influence to game the system.

Ironic that those of use who...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-10-2010
Replies: 33
Poll: Which P&S?
Views: 3,869
Posted By scottgee1
None of the above

I keep an eye open for a pocket-able that will make better files in low light than my Fuji F30. Haven't seen one yet and given megapixel mania, I don't expect to. I shoot the Fuji at ISO800, do a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 7,280
Posted By scottgee1
Stéphane, those of us in the U.S. appreciate you...

Stéphane, those of us in the U.S. appreciate you including the '$' sign, but it's no longer necessary. We have very few $ left here and the ones we have ain't worth much. :bang:

Perhaps '元' would...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 7,280
Posted By scottgee1
I'll speak to the OM-1. With a late model screen...

I'll speak to the OM-1. With a late model screen the VF is wonderful. Compared to even the best VFs I've seen in dSLRs it's like 3D iMax vs. a television.

A top-notch VF makes composition easier...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-22-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 32,355
Posted By scottgee1
Very nice shots indeed, konicaman! More proof...

Very nice shots indeed, konicaman! More proof that the best camera . . . is the one you have with you! :D
Forum: Olympus RF 04-22-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,192
Posted By scottgee1
Thumbs up Word!

Oooo, I bet you just gave voice to what a lot of us say to ourselves . . . :)
Forum: Olympus RF 04-22-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,192
Posted By scottgee1
kuzano, thanks for your insights. This all may...

kuzano, thanks for your insights.

This all may be further proof of an expression a childhood friend liked to quote: "You're good for as much as you can get."

Perhaps I'm just bitter because I sold...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-21-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 32,355
Posted By scottgee1
Guessing this is a little known iteration of the...

Guessing this is a little known iteration of the Big Mini: The Mermaid.

I bought it new many years ago and haven't seen one since. It's essentially a Big Mini with a permanent, sealed casing. I...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-16-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 32,355
Posted By scottgee1
¥100 = ~US$1.00 :eek: Can't even buy a cup of...

¥100 = ~US$1.00 :eek:

Can't even buy a cup of coffee for that!

Now here's the fun question: After you paid ¥500 for a new battery, did the camera work? :confused:

If it does, I'll trade you...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-15-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 6,014
Posted By scottgee1
Michael, thanks for the reply and info. I'm...

Michael, thanks for the reply and info.

I'm guessing you called them since they don't include Ricoh film cams on their estimate list.

We just have to hope that the prices they charge for battery...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-15-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 6,014
Posted By scottgee1
Question Repair source for Ricoh GR1?

Well, I just tried to contact Ricoh USA and discovered one now has to enter a credit card number to get a question answered when a product is out of warranty. :eek:

Can you recommend a repair...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-15-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By scottgee1
Yep, I see 'em. Seems a fine journal of his...

Yep, I see 'em.

Seems a fine journal of his activities!

Now to learn the fine art of editing . . . ;)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By scottgee1
Raid, one consideration may be an optical VF if...

Raid, one consideration may be an optical VF if your travels will take you so places where the sun shines.

I always have my Fuji F30 with me but if it's sunny the LCD is difficult to use. If I know...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-15-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 32,355
Posted By scottgee1
Hmmm . . . wouldn't surprise me. Of course what...

Hmmm . . . wouldn't surprise me.

Of course what makes Frank's work special is his vision, not the camera he uses . . .
Forum: Olympus RF 04-08-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,734
Posted By scottgee1
Exclamation Peek-a-boo!

strangerbeat, you look just like Chris Hansen!

:D

For those not familiar with the reference:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10912603/
Forum: Olympus RF 04-08-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,192
Posted By scottgee1
Question "Rare" 35sp "Blacktop"??

vs. the "silver-top, which was typically consumer grade".

Um . . . did I miss a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 17,210
Posted By scottgee1
Money talks, bull$hitters walk . . . one of the...

Money talks, bull$hitters walk . . . one of the downsides of doing business virtually rather than in person.

On the bright side . . . another comparison! :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2010
Replies: 186
Views: 10,839
Posted By scottgee1
Good thing that Henri Cartier-Bresson guy didn't...

Good thing that Henri Cartier-Bresson guy didn't live in Burlington . . . :eek:

Seriously, the descriptions I've read of his antics while working the street would probably land him behind bars in a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-09-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 1,967
Posted By scottgee1
Thumbs up Nice and . . .

Sexy!

But of course bubbles affect image quality; they make it better! :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 17,210
Posted By scottgee1
Vince, FWIW, I think you've done The Right...

Vince, FWIW, I think you've done The Right Thing.

:D
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-28-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,731
Posted By scottgee1
Like the perspective, but it seems a bit dark? ...

Like the perspective, but it seems a bit dark? Perhaps you intended that?

I'm impressed that you were able to get a pic; the Detroit Institute of Arts now prohibits cameras. Years ago I wandered...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-28-2010
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
Jeremy, thanks for the comprehensive overview! I...

Jeremy, thanks for the comprehensive overview!

I hope post your impressions of the S9 after you've had a chance to play, er, work with it! ;)
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-18-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,721
Posted By scottgee1
Talking Go ahead; make my leather!

Maybe CameraLeather is Morgan's part-time job?

His pal Clint Eastwood keeps dragging him away from it to make them movies.

;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 17,210
Posted By scottgee1
Methodology?

Vince, I'm glad to see you got your film back. Look like you got a bit of snow as well! ;)

Before offering any comments, I'd like to know how these images got to my screen. You mention the two...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-18-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 6,660
Posted By scottgee1
$287!! I bid $287!!! ;) Seriously, that's a...

$287!! I bid $287!!!

;)

Seriously, that's a handsome cam! Do you carry a print of it in your wallet? :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2010
Replies: 373
Views: 33,195
Posted By scottgee1
I get your point; that is odd . . . :confused:

I get your point; that is odd . . . :confused:
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2010
Replies: 373
Views: 33,195
Posted By scottgee1
By coincidence, I too saw a bunch of APS film at...

By coincidence, I too saw a bunch of APS film at a local store last weekend -- in the bargain bin. All of it well past expiration date.

Did you happen to check the dates on what you saw?
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-08-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,660
Posted By scottgee1
Talking He's ba-ack!

Interesting that this thread would reactivate today. Just this morning I bought a 124G from someone who bought it from Hama-san in December.

Good to know he's back!

I'll report after I get and...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 02-08-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 3,731
Posted By scottgee1
FA, you might find more info/response...

FA, you might find more info/response here:

http://www.seriouscompacts.com/2009/04/ten-recommended-compacts-number-3.html

Scroll down for updated comments.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-05-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 17,210
Posted By scottgee1
:eek: After looking at your pic of that pair,...

:eek:

After looking at your pic of that pair, all I can do is quote Hans and Franz channeling Arnold Schwarzenegger: "Ve vant to pump -- [smack!] -- you up!"

Better get the Ibuprofen ready; by...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 17,210
Posted By scottgee1
Speaking from the perspective of someone who has...

Speaking from the perspective of someone who has done a number of comparisons over the years, I'd say this is essential.

I found it useful to make some duplicate shots on a tripod. It may seem...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-04-2010
Replies: 115
Views: 17,210
Posted By scottgee1
Vince, I'm looking forward to reading your...

Vince, I'm looking forward to reading your impressions . . . next week? :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2010
Replies: 373
Views: 33,195
Posted By scottgee1
Question Forward into the past!

Wouldn't it be interesting if those who want to shoot something other than digital ended up having to return to a version of the wet plate process? :eek:
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2010
Replies: 373
Views: 33,195
Posted By scottgee1
Look again . . . they are. That said, I recall...

Look again . . . they are.

That said, I recall they were on it last year too.
Forum: Olympus RF 01-16-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,414
Posted By scottgee1
Thumbs up Well done Steve!

Steve, these are really delightful! A fine collection of artfully composed and timed 'grab shots'. The set really proves the maxim that the best camera is the one you have with you. I'd guess your...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-16-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,414
Posted By scottgee1
This comment succeeds at being both humorous and...

This comment succeeds at being both humorous and instructive. There are innumerable variables that affect the performance of a camera. Unless the one you have has experienced those, your mileage...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-13-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 6,660
Posted By scottgee1
Wink Just this once . . .

Well done Mablo; we'll waive the fines for your past offenses and credit you with time served.

;)
Forum: Olympus RF 01-13-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 6,660
Posted By scottgee1
Wink Success?

Success has consequences . . . this site and Cameraquest may have a lot to do with the increase in demand for 'classic' RFs.

eekbay auctions often link to Stephen's reviews.
Forum: Olympus RF 01-13-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,414
Posted By scottgee1
Thumbs up Yay for the XA!

Nicola, welcome to RFF!

Your basic observations seem spot on. Olympus sold a LOT of XAs so there are a lot of them out there, hence a lot of comments -- pro and con.

Like any relatively complex...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-13-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 6,660
Posted By scottgee1
A different POV

When I had my SP (which I now regret selling) I used the spot meter all the time. It was accurate and provided what I considered better 'advice' regarding the exposures I chose.

YMMV (and Mablo...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-06-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,426
Posted By scottgee1
That's what Bill (Maxwell) would tell you as...

That's what Bill (Maxwell) would tell you as well.

In discussions I had with him in years past he would detail, as only an optical physicist can, why splits and microprisms are inferior to on-screen...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 01-03-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 11,139
Posted By scottgee1
Wink The hyperbole never stops!

Infamous indeed! They certainly weren't the first to offer focus control via a thumbwheel on the back -- my ~1950 Vitessa 125 has it, plus an f/2.0 lens AND the speedy plunger film advance! Gotta...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 14,375
Posted By scottgee1
Yes indeed. Erwin Puts regularly reminds us that...

Yes indeed. Erwin Puts regularly reminds us that careful work is required to get the best out of ANY equipment. I use a tripod whenever possible.

Janice Dickinson (yes, that one, the 'Supermodel')...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-12-2009
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
Michel, good, common sense reminders! :cool:

Michel, good, common sense reminders! :cool:
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-12-2009
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
gilpen123, please don't quote images when...

gilpen123, please don't quote images when replying to posts.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By scottgee1
Thumbs up Well done!

Harry, thanks for following up on this. So many inquiry threads just fade out without any resolution.

Cheers!/ScottGee1
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-07-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By scottgee1
Question Contax G2 viewfinder 'tilt'?

So, I haven't used my G2 in a while and decided to use it to shoot pix at our grandtwins birthday party tomorrow. Checked today to make sure the batteries were healthy and upon looking through the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-24-2009
Replies: 114
Views: 9,625
Posted By scottgee1
LOL!! I needed that this...

LOL!!

I needed that this morning!

Cheers!/ScottGee1
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-24-2009
Replies: 114
Views: 9,625
Posted By scottgee1
Keepin' it real

As I read through this thread, I was hoping someone would make this point except I disagree about necessarily forcing a price increase.

Some people have a knack for administrative work, others...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-24-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,660
Posted By scottgee1
Has anyone dealt with Mark Hama recently? The...

Has anyone dealt with Mark Hama recently? The most recent feedback at photo.net raises concerns.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-29-2009
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
ZorkiKat, thanks for an interesting addition to...

ZorkiKat, thanks for an interesting addition to the list -- never heard of these before! But then, I lead a sheltered life and don't get out much. ;)

Any idea what the base length of rangefinder...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-19-2009
Replies: 80
Views: 58,490
Posted By scottgee1
Konica?

I suspect sevres_babylone was referring to a Contax T3 rather than a Konica T3.

There should be a law preventing manufacturers from reusing model numbers . . . :confused:
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-11-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,090
Posted By scottgee1
Thumbs down Just say "No!"

Add this to the already long list of reasons to not give Walmart ANY business.

If you're interested, more info here:

http://walmartwatch.com/

and a video...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-17-2009
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
No worries mate! Heck, you get a pass just...

No worries mate!

Heck, you get a pass just because you're from Rochester! :D

Welcome!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-17-2009
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
Is the the oldest active thread at RFF? :cool:

Is the the oldest active thread at RFF?

:cool:
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,413
Posted By scottgee1
I answered "yes" to the questions so I think I'll...

I answered "yes" to the questions so I think I'll pick up some Griptac and give it a go.

This is low risk -- if I goof it up I can always peel it off and start over again -- or throw the dice and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-30-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,413
Posted By scottgee1
Unhappy Uh-oh . . .

:eek:

Sheesh!

OK, I gotta say it; this isn't inspiring much confidence.

I was thinking it would be too much of a pain to "do-it-myself" but it may be less aggravation than dealing with these...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-23-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,890
Posted By scottgee1
matchat, you may want to look at previous...

matchat, you may want to look at previous postings in this thread; there are a number of references to the quality of MF Rokkor glass.

hth/ScottGee1
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,413
Posted By scottgee1
Paul, thanks for the link. That's one of the...

Paul, thanks for the link. That's one of the other ones I was trying to remember.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-17-2008
Replies: 39
Views: 3,413
Posted By scottgee1
Question Camera re-covering: which source?

I want to re-cover a couple of my older cameras. I initially thought of CameraLeather but whilst looking through archived threads I found a few folks who ordered from them never got their...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By scottgee1
Interesting that is was available long enough to...

Interesting that is was available long enough to make the transition from AE to MM and Germany to Japan!

Thanks!/ScottGee1
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-15-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By scottgee1
It arrived yesterday and is, as advertised, in...

It arrived yesterday and is, as advertised, in "Demo" condition sans box and packing so I guess they should have described it as "Mint". :rolleyes:

That said, I'm doing initial testing of it on an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,890
Posted By scottgee1
I'll add an oddity to the list. Years ago I had...

I'll add an oddity to the list.

Years ago I had a Leica Minizoom. No, not "lux", just "zoom", their first P&S, the one with the black body.

Regardless of focal length it produced images of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By scottgee1
Well, it's on its way so I'll be able to check it...

Well, it's on its way so I'll be able to check it out myself very soon.

Thanks for the input!/Scott
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By scottgee1
Mike, that's good to hear! BTW, welcome to...

Mike, that's good to hear! BTW, welcome to RFF!

Wonder why it's so difficult to google info about it? Maybe I need google training. :p

Thanks!/Scott
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-09-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By scottgee1
Question Zeiss Sonnar 100mm f/3.5 in C/Y mount??

I put one of these on hold at one of the Big Dealers here in the U.S. -- sight unseen as they haven't made any pix of it and don't seem interested in doing so. It is an AE and they assure me it is a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 856
Posted By scottgee1
Question Tamron Adaptall lenses with Contax bodies?

OK. Here I am being the heretic again . . . :o

Starting a fresh thread as this seems different enough from the other I started about trading my 'G' system for an SLR.

Anyone using Adaptall lenses...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-17-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By scottgee1
Question More questions . . .

As an owner of the EF 85/1.8, I'm curious about the differences you saw between the two.

I still have questions about how the RX (and other bodies) control the lenses. I know MM lenses allow bodies...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-07-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By scottgee1
jlamarca, I've owned Leicas RFs and a variety of...

jlamarca, I've owned Leicas RFs and a variety of fixed lens RFs over the years and simply prefer to compose with ground glass.

Compared to other RF VFs, I like the one on the G2 because it shows...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-07-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By scottgee1
Question Thinking of trading my 'G' kit for an SLR one

OK. I'll call myself a heretic right up front to save everyone else the trouble.

I suppose you could call me worse things, but this is a family forum. :p

I have a 'G' kit that consists of a G2,...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 03-03-2008
Replies: 37
Views: 1,544
Posted By scottgee1
Good man! :angel:...

Good man! :angel:

http://wakeupwalmart.com/

Regarding the subject at hand, Qualex is the highest volume film processor in the U.S.; wonder how they're doing?

ScottGee1
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 02-13-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,704
Posted By scottgee1
Question Help pricing my Rollei 35SE

After a lot of soul (and bank account) searching, I've decided to sell my 35SE. Initially I hoped to trade it for a Canon AF lens and posted an ad to that effect but realize that's probably...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-05-2007
Replies: 261
Views: 103,420
Posted By scottgee1
Hopefully they'll be able to get film and...

Hopefully they'll be able to get film and processing! :confused:

ScottGee1
Forum: RFF Polls 12-03-2007
Replies: 207
Views: 15,523
Posted By scottgee1
Question literiter raises an interesting point; all the...

literiter raises an interesting point; all the digicams of which I'm aware have an LCD and some rely on one exclusively for composition.

IME, LCDs perform poorly in cold weather and some won't work...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-25-2007
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 248,844
Posted By scottgee1
HAnkG: excellent seller!

USER: HAnkG

COMMENT: Bought a Gorillapod from Hank. He communicated quickly and well, packed well and shipped quickly. Even helped with additional info after the sale.

Highly recommended!

Thanks...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-20-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By scottgee1
Apologies if it was posted here before. I did do...

Apologies if it was posted here before. I did do an RFF search -- FWIW.

It's an interesting approach that I've seen used by eeekbay vendors and others. Ask an exorbitant price and hope for a...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-20-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By scottgee1
Exclamation YF on eeekbay

If your inheritance check cleared, here's an option:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270156930526

Note that it's from "Hollywood,CA -Famous camera source!" :p

Have...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-20-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 7,839
Posted By scottgee1
Talking Thanks for answering my question before I asked...

Thanks for answering my question before I asked it! :D

Cheers!/ScottGee1
Forum: RFF Polls 07-19-2007
Replies: 207
Views: 15,523
Posted By scottgee1
Welsh_Italian? Like Pino Palladino, eh? :D

Welsh_Italian? Like Pino Palladino, eh?

:D
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By scottgee1
I see right clicking on images is still...

I see right clicking on images is still disabled.

I'm on dial-up and use 'accelerator' software that renders pix low res unless one right clicks on 'em and selects full res.

:( /ScottGee1
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By scottgee1
Thanks!/ScottGee1

Thanks!/ScottGee1
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 06-07-2007
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 248,844
Posted By scottgee1
Thumbs up Seller: retinaguy Bought a K1000 from Richard. ...

Seller: retinaguy

Bought a K1000 from Richard. He communicated well and shipped quickly. Very 'professional' and highly recommended!

ScottGee1
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-07-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By scottgee1
Question Feedback forum

OK. I would have sworn RFF had a feedback forum.

I must have misplaced it . . .

Anybody seen it? :confused:

TIA!/ScottGee1
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-07-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By scottgee1
Talking Optimism

Ya gotta love an optimist!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320124063063

Anyone care to make him an offer?

:p

ScottGee1
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 2,272
Posted By scottgee1
I really, really admire anyone who can shoot a...

I really, really admire anyone who can shoot a wedding with RFs. I simply cannot focus and compose quickly enough to catch The Moments and am apparently not clever enough to anticipate them...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-24-2007
Replies: 207
Views: 15,523
Posted By scottgee1
In my little world AF is the least important...

In my little world AF is the least important 'automated' feature. I do like aperture preferred exposure -- when it works correctly. ;)

As to the poll, I might have started earlier in the...
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