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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 1,792
Posted By tunalegs
Leica has been dead to me ever since they...

Leica has been dead to me ever since they abandoned the perfectly good scale-focus camera, for one with a rangefinder in it. They've only cared about following consumer trends since then. Sold out...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Day Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 891
Posted By tunalegs
Fair use only makes work look "free" to people...

Fair use only makes work look "free" to people who are too stupid to understand or respect fair use in the first place - meaning it makes no practical difference. I can't think of an equivalent in...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 1 Day Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 891
Posted By tunalegs
I think the true mark of an amateur is freaking...

I think the true mark of an amateur is freaking out when somebody reuses a work on a blog or something else inconsequential. When people are selling your works on T-shirts and mugs, etc. is when you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,974
Posted By tunalegs
Good practice: look at a scene with your eyes....

Good practice: look at a scene with your eyes. Then look through the camera. Switch back and forth repeatedly, until you can frame the scene in your mind without looking through the camera. Try this...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By tunalegs
Thanks! Funding is at 49% today! 25 days to go,...

Thanks! Funding is at 49% today! 25 days to go, and 21 books left as rewards.



As expected things did slow down after the first day, but I've had at least one person pledge every day since the...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By tunalegs
So, not quite 24 hours since opening, and already...

So, not quite 24 hours since opening, and already 1/4 funded. I've heard the first and last days are usually the ones that bring in the most funding, so if I get 1/4 funded on the first day and 1/4...
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By tunalegs
Thank you for your support. :)

Thank you for your support. :)
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By tunalegs
I'm Kickstarting a Book of Photos I Made in Japan (with my 1936 K.W. Pilot 6)

https://live.staticflickr.com/1490/26472721436_87b8376ee7_z.jpg



I wasn't 100% sure where to put this. Here, the SLR section, or the Books section. Please move it if I've placed it incorrectly.
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,056
Posted By tunalegs
The Exa 1c when fitted with the WLF is extremely...

The Exa 1c when fitted with the WLF is extremely light... but lack of a built in meter and a top shutter speed of 1/175 probably take it out of the running.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,453
Posted By tunalegs
Although I collect cameras, and so have tons of...

Although I collect cameras, and so have tons of oddities and rarities - I mostly just use two cameras, both of which are pretty basic. And though I also have plenty of lenses, I pretty much just...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By tunalegs
I've had a few of the FX cameras. I can't really...

I've had a few of the FX cameras. I can't really recommend them. I bought them because they seem to be the cheapest way to get a WLF for 35mm. Now I've had more experience, I know why they don't sell...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-07-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By tunalegs
If you want to use them for anything other than...

If you want to use them for anything other than macro work, you'd have to remove the mirror and cut down the mirror box.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,251
Posted By tunalegs
This was one I dismissed from the get go, mostly...

This was one I dismissed from the get go, mostly because it featured a lot of pointless complexity that would be impossible for them to produce at the price they were talking about.


I didn't know...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,004
Posted By tunalegs
A lot of art is up to you, the viewer.

A lot of art is up to you, the viewer.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-24-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By tunalegs
http://ka-blam.com/main/ Specializes in comic...

http://ka-blam.com/main/


Specializes in comic books and can do true monochrome printing. It's been a few years since I last printed anything through them, but the B&W comics I had printed came out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,366
Posted By tunalegs
The problem with that is, you will only find out...

The problem with that is, you will only find out what your meter readings mean in relation to what your images look like - by using film and seeing the results. There's no getting around that, and it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,366
Posted By tunalegs
None of my film cameras have a meter, and I don't...

None of my film cameras have a meter, and I don't carry one either. You eventually gain enough experience to be as accurate, if not more so, than a meter is, in your judgement of...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-16-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By tunalegs
I think Petri is correct. Looks very similar to...

I think Petri is correct. Looks very similar to the Petri EF35. Possibly lightly restyled for Sears. It should be noted that by the late 70s, Petri was rebranding a lot of Cosina products, but I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,573
Posted By tunalegs
Is there a reason you want a camera with a built...

Is there a reason you want a camera with a built in meter?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,250
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48450855022_73...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48450855022_73d9bc204c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gPricm)June Bug Rally (https://flic.kr/p/2gPricm) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/),...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-05-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By tunalegs
Yup, in the 1969 Boots catalog:...

Yup, in the 1969 Boots catalog: https://www.collection-appareils.fr/gestion_catalogue/html/tableau_croise_visible_spry.php?fabricant=Beier&modele_catalogue=Beirette&id=2945&orig=eng
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-05-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By tunalegs
New Old Stock Beirette VS

Came across a new in box Beirette VS, with the box dated October '71. Still had a warning slip about proper film loading tucked in the film chamber. Oddly, missing the flimsy plastic ever ready case...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-05-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By tunalegs
You should see how they restore paintings!

You should see how they restore paintings!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-04-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By tunalegs
M42 has a longer register distance than Exakta,...

M42 has a longer register distance than Exakta, so no, you cannot get infinity focus from an Exakta lens on an M42 camera. And you can't adapt an M42 lens to an Exakta because and get infinity focus...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-04-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By tunalegs
Old prints can also be re-fixed, and re-washed...

Old prints can also be re-fixed, and re-washed...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-03-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,833
Posted By tunalegs
Hmmm, here's one of my faves. The Petri Orikkor...

Hmmm, here's one of my faves. The Petri Orikkor 2/50 in M42 mount. It seems only available for one year, and of a design which is entirely unique among 50mm lenses. It has a tendency to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-03-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,250
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48450699026_72...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48450699026_72ef326833_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gPquPL)June Bug Rally (https://flic.kr/p/2gPquPL) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,415
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/1515/26435029625_216...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1515/26435029625_216d145992_b.jpg


This 1936 Pilot 6.


https://live.staticflickr.com/4572/26720192849_b8f969f590.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GHaYqa)Race Car...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-30-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By tunalegs
I have a knob wind Fed 3. Smoothest operating...

I have a knob wind Fed 3. Smoothest operating camera I have outside of the Lecia IIIf.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By tunalegs
Well you've already used your once in a lifetime...

Well you've already used your once in a lifetime yard sale find up. Sorry.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,250
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/4557/38759196551_d11...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4557/38759196551_d11c11092b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22421Mv)San Fran Beetle (https://flic.kr/p/22421Mv) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,243
Posted By tunalegs
The best photographers are just the ones who hide...

The best photographers are just the ones who hide their mistakes.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By tunalegs
There's little to no difference in quality...

There's little to no difference in quality between a 1960's Zorki and most 1960's Japanese cameras. I know because I repair cameras as a hobby and have been inside many different cameras from many...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By tunalegs
It sounds like the clockwork for the slow shutter...

It sounds like the clockwork for the slow shutter speeds may be stuck.


It also sounds to me like the shutter dial was set before the shutter was cocked, as otherwise the notch on the dial will line...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By tunalegs
:rolleyes: You've misunderstood. Her good work...

:rolleyes:


You've misunderstood. Her good work is good. I never implied it wasn't. So is Lartigue's - a few of his are some of the most memorable photographs in history. But once you start...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By tunalegs
I'll be honest, if Vivian had been posting her...

I'll be honest, if Vivian had been posting her photos on flickr I don't think she'd have gotten any special attention outside of maybe a "Here's what New York Looked Like in the 1960's" article.

If...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,047
Posted By tunalegs
FWIW overall camera prices are still lower than...

FWIW overall camera prices are still lower than they were in the 90's. Two big things: the last generation of high grade cameras is still in its depreciation slump (although this will change, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,573
Posted By tunalegs
Nescon 35, Samoca 35II, Bolsey...

Nescon 35, Samoca 35II, Bolsey B2/Jubilee.


Honestly, screw built in exposure meters, they weren't that great new, and are just about the dumbest thing ever by this age. Do it by eye, or carry a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,573
Posted By tunalegs
Why not just get a Trip 35?

Why not just get a Trip 35?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,759
Posted By tunalegs
Anybody who's buying Leicas has no room to stand...

Anybody who's buying Leicas has no room to stand on when criticizing any other company for marketing hype.

Interesting though, that this looks like the Adox Color Implosion film from a few years...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,070
Posted By tunalegs
When you can buy a much better camera now for the...

When you can buy a much better camera now for the cost of two rolls of film, there's not much price advantage.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,070
Posted By tunalegs
I skimmed the thread, so I don't know if anybody...

I skimmed the thread, so I don't know if anybody has pitched these two cents in: In the 1960s, and 1970s, SLRs were not sold or marketed as family snapshot cameras. That's what Instamatics were for,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By tunalegs
Neopan 400 wasn't T-grained was it? Perhaps...

Neopan 400 wasn't T-grained was it? Perhaps Kentmere 400 would come close.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2019
Replies: 12,108
Views: 4,446,024
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/8400/8677381660_184c...

https://live.staticflickr.com/8400/8677381660_184cab0ff3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/edMRfC)vx5003 (https://flic.kr/p/edMRfC) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on Flickr
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-30-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,041
Posted By tunalegs
Yes. You get more selective control over DOF when...

Yes.
You get more selective control over DOF when taking, and you get more control over contrast when printing (and less apparent grain). Resolving power is one of the least important advantages of...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,041
Posted By tunalegs
And so there is a difference between an RB67, and...

And so there is a difference between an RB67, and the Butchers Carbine Reflex 6x9 SLR I shot this photo with:


https://live.staticflickr.com/1859/44072464584_8a5cf49cbd_c.jpg...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-29-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,041
Posted By tunalegs
This "rule" won't apply to MF. The larger...

This "rule" won't apply to MF. The larger negative means motion blur is less detectable for a given print size than it is with 135, additionally the angle of view of the lens means a lens that is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 9,385
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/1913/44618735305_84b...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1913/44618735305_84b82f842f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aYNFvK)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2aYNFvK) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-29-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 3,883
Posted By tunalegs
Maybe an age poll would provide further...

Maybe an age poll would provide further enlightenment.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 8,481
Posted By tunalegs
I don't know why you're asking questions about...

I don't know why you're asking questions about the lens, when you haven't used it and consequently have no idea what it does, and so no reason to even begin asking these questions.

As for could...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-28-2019
Replies: 12,108
Views: 4,446,024
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/8385/8676275427_0653...

https://live.staticflickr.com/8385/8676275427_065315fd47_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/edGbpD)vx5006 (https://flic.kr/p/edGbpD) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-28-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By tunalegs
You're going to be the first to report. I...

You're going to be the first to report. I wouldn't expect anything extraordinary though.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By tunalegs
I remember seeing somewhere, a lens review from...

I remember seeing somewhere, a lens review from the 1980's, where dozens of SLR lenses were compared and a Chinon 1.9/50 outperformed whatever Leica's kit SLR lens was at the time for center...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2019
Replies: 12,108
Views: 4,446,024
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/7281/16377444568_eec...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7281/16377444568_eec4b9e58f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qXdFFW)Hero Alarm Clock (https://flic.kr/p/qXdFFW) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/),...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-25-2019
Replies: 12,108
Views: 4,446,024
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/8383/8677381800_1e88...

https://live.staticflickr.com/8383/8677381800_1e88accc3e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/edMRi3)vx5002 (https://flic.kr/p/edMRi3) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on Flickr
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,171
Posted By tunalegs
With the Soviet cameras, you're sort of looking...

With the Soviet cameras, you're sort of looking for a sweet spot regarding age. Cameras that aren't old enough to be decrepit, but were made before quality took a nose-dive over there. With the LTM...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-24-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,171
Posted By tunalegs
Here's the truth: a smoother film advance will...

Here's the truth: a smoother film advance will not make your photos better.

I have a Leica IIIf, a Zorki 4, and a (knob-wind) Fed 3. I rarely use the Leica. It doesn't take better pictures than...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-23-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,250
Posted By tunalegs
https://66.media.tumblr.com/bc36eac4e5ecdeec3db092...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/bc36eac4e5ecdeec3db092124d5f22bc/tumblr_pth93jZ8tk1wnnom6o3_1280.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,564
Posted By tunalegs
A lot of using MF to get interesting candid shots...

A lot of using MF to get interesting candid shots is learning to anticipate an interesting scene. And let's be honest, if you're "reacting" to an interesting situation, you're already too late for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,564
Posted By tunalegs
Get an Exa, with a WLF. Change your way of...

Get an Exa, with a WLF. Change your way of seeing, of doing, grow through a new experience.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,260
Posted By tunalegs
https://66.media.tumblr.com/036e9a217b6edcd9c022ba...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/036e9a217b6edcd9c022bae2315896c8/tumblr_pth93jZ8tk1wnnom6o7_1280.jpg
Forum: Other RF 06-18-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 7,081
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/6155/6145100983_eefd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/6155/6145100983_eefdbe98ee_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/an2fqX)1941 Argus C3 (https://flic.kr/p/an2fqX) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,260
Posted By tunalegs
Looking for photos that may have integral wabi...

Looking for photos that may have integral wabi sabi...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47710528832_6a6135fa74_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fG1W1G)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2fG1W1G) by Berang...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-16-2019
Replies: 12,108
Views: 4,446,024
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/1677/25499473373_8a5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1677/25499473373_8a54633dfb_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ERit3D)Penny Wheeler (https://flic.kr/p/ERit3D) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,814
Posted By tunalegs
Whichever is your favorite to use. The importance...

Whichever is your favorite to use. The importance of smallness in packing a camera is hugely overstated.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,260
Posted By tunalegs
I think it's important to point out that wabi...

I think it's important to point out that wabi sabi as an aesthetic in Japan is highly curated. Not created. I read quite a bit about history and architecture, and recently read a bit of an interview...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-13-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,260
Posted By tunalegs
This is a question which is far more general than...

This is a question which is far more general than asking "what is wabi sabi?" but asks what you aim for in your photographs, generally.

Are your photographs, documentary, illustrative? Or...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,744
Posted By tunalegs
Is your name Ebenezer? :D A lowball offer...

Is your name Ebenezer? :D



A lowball offer would generally be something like 50% of the asking price. If they offered $650, that'd be a lowball offer. Your "lowball" offer was generous, if not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-12-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,922
Posted By tunalegs
It can be argued to be a trademark issue. Kind of...

It can be argued to be a trademark issue. Kind of like how Union Pacific makes companies pay them a royalty if they produced a model train with "Union Pacific" printed on it.



More likely it has...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,744
Posted By tunalegs
I always send a message when making offers. I...

I always send a message when making offers. I have to say this, about 90% of people making BIN listings are smoking crack when they come up with prices. They literally have less than a clue what...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,922
Posted By tunalegs
That's not a VXIIb though. :) As for how...

That's not a VXIIb though. :)


As for how pointless it is, certain countries have been very strict about product placement in broadcasts in the past (as well studios wouldn't show products from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,922
Posted By tunalegs
I think the taping of logos thing probably...

I think the taping of logos thing probably started with people seeing logos taped over in TV and movies (to prevent giving out free advertising, eg. Rear Window style) and thought there must be some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,207
Posted By tunalegs
Had to quote myself, from the earlier "frozen...

Had to quote myself, from the earlier "frozen master roll" conspiracy thread:




Good to know a new Acros has been discovered.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-10-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,706
Posted By tunalegs
It looks like they're selling cameras - they are...

It looks like they're selling cameras - they are available from several online retail outlets.



I've been very careful about backing kickstarters because most seem to be run by people who don't...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 24,233
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/1715/26441715566_8d2...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1715/26441715566_8d262c1ca8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GhyGPG)Tokyo Night (https://flic.kr/p/GhyGPG) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-09-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,313
Posted By tunalegs
The IIIg's viewfinder is objectively better than...

The IIIg's viewfinder is objectively better than the IIIf's - but that's almost damning with faint praise. Neither is anything to write home about. I think that's the problem, you can find much...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 7,260
Posted By tunalegs
Their website seems to be defunct now (no photos...

Their website seems to be defunct now (no photos anymore).


I don't think wabi sabi can be fully understood, and perhaps trying to is missing the point (certainly, my Japanese friend doesn't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-08-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 2,313
Posted By tunalegs
I almost bought a IIIg a couple years ago when...

I almost bought a IIIg a couple years ago when one showed up at a local shop for a very good price. But decided against it. I already had a IIIf, and the IIIg's slightly larger viewfinder, though...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2019
Replies: 3,074
Views: 741,605
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/4445/37804085321_d14...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4445/37804085321_d140be5622_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZABPuv)VW Type 4 (https://flic.kr/p/ZABPuv) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2019
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,645
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New...

New additions:
https://66.media.tumblr.com/a2ff35178467e37fe2e11c2abd373c31/tumblr_pssy2oymRs1wnnom6o1_1280.jpg


Topcon which is surprisingly huge and heavy. Small amount of fungus in the lens, but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2019
Replies: 12,108
Views: 4,446,024
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/4488/37357771550_676...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4488/37357771550_6762a5a23b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YVbkXu)Lonely Road (https://flic.kr/p/YVbkXu) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,677
Posted By tunalegs
It won't make your photos worse, or better, for...

It won't make your photos worse, or better, for whatever that's worth.


I suppose I'm unlike others in that I can't stand perfect cameras, because I know I'm going to use them and eventually...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2019
Replies: 1,738
Views: 323,725
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47928302337_8a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47928302337_8a70a5a03c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g2g5ui)Overland Porsche (https://flic.kr/p/2g2g5ui) by Berang Berang...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2019
Replies: 1,738
Views: 323,725
Posted By tunalegs
https://66.media.tumblr.com/956f797b2eda84cf9dfa84...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/956f797b2eda84cf9dfa844fb16baee9/tumblr_ps1iafVUO31wnnom6o4_540.jpg


https://66.media.tumblr.com/9e1898878f14d7429b865ff9fcf97a4d/tumblr_ps1iafVUO31wnnom6o5_540.jpg


http...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-24-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By tunalegs
Setting Topcon Besseler shutter curtain tension.

I recently acquired a Topcon Besseler B reflex. It needs some cleaning and adjustment, but what I can't figure out is how to set the shutter tension. I see two screws under the base plate, which are...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,120
Posted By tunalegs
Was this topic ever about feminism? If it were,...

Was this topic ever about feminism?

If it were, I might encourage you to go tell some feminists that transwomen are real women, and feminism is failing them. The defensiveness you may receive...
Forum: RFF News 05-22-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By tunalegs
The more forums you create the more diluted...

The more forums you create the more diluted discussion becomes. I think one FSU forum is enough... it's not like anybody is offended by the intermingling of threads about Zorkis and threads about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,120
Posted By tunalegs
"thing make money!" :D In my role as...

"thing make money!" :D


In my role as illustrator I've become acquainted with a lot of authors/journalists, sometimes directly but more often indirectly. Accuracy is not very important, getting...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-21-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,120
Posted By tunalegs
He's saying you're drawing a false equivalence....

He's saying you're drawing a false equivalence.

If you come up to me and say "you're not wearing hat" then I point to my hat and say "but I am wearing a hat" that's different than you coming up to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,120
Posted By tunalegs
Give an example of emotional support that you've...

Give an example of emotional support that you've seen on a forum dealing with another art form?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,120
Posted By tunalegs
This is known as "lived experience" among the...

This is known as "lived experience" among the internet woke, and is not to be criticized. ;)



I've actually read the article previously, of my own free will before this thread was started, thus my...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2019
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,645
Posted By tunalegs
Primitive in that development basically stopped...

Primitive in that development basically stopped after the adoption of the instant return mirror. They did very clumsily incorporate TTL metering, but that was the last "big" thing the Edixas got, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,120
Posted By tunalegs
I have to be honest, in other "Art" industries in...

I have to be honest, in other "Art" industries in which I engage, it is often women who are the coldest and most focused on "winning" than on anything actually having to do with artistic expression....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-20-2019
Replies: 603
Views: 89,419
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/1878/29858681617_10e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1878/29858681617_10e1dd7220_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MuvxMt)Dream (https://flic.kr/p/MuvxMt) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,120
Posted By tunalegs
In the popular perception of arts, poets and...

In the popular perception of arts, poets and their work had a certain image to the uninitiated. It is safe to say that photography did not/does not have similar connotations in popular culture.

On...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-19-2019
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,645
Posted By tunalegs
I have six or seven variations of the Edixa...

I have six or seven variations of the Edixa Reflex from the first 1955 model (not the Komet though) to the last, post-reorg TTL model. Very underrated cameras (and forgotten, they beat Pentax to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 5,603
Views: 497,317
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47710528832_6a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47710528832_6a6135fa74_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fG1W1G)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2fG1W1G) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,120
Posted By tunalegs
The article may have a point, but I don't see the...

The article may have a point, but I don't see the connection to talking about gear. Women photographers talk about gear too. And homosexual photographers talk about gear as well. So what then? Does...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,677
Posted By tunalegs
Photographic effects, or Syntax is something I...

Photographic effects, or Syntax is something I teach to painters, illustrators, etc. And I think it's something people who are new to shooting film are intrigued by which is why they pursue things...
Forum: Optics Theory - 05-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,833
Posted By tunalegs
Another great site with tons, and tons, and tons...

Another great site with tons, and tons, and tons of lenses from the pedestrian to the most exotic:


https://spiral-m42.blogspot.com/


Each blog post goes into a little history and sometimes the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,245
Posted By tunalegs
My "does it really matter?" question was intended...

My "does it really matter?" question was intended to be taken, that if it did not matter to HCB that he didn't do his own darkroom work, should it matter to us as viewers?

We wouldn't, for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-17-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,677
Posted By tunalegs
Buy new film. A tangent: to disparage...

Buy new film.



A tangent: to disparage Lomography as just marketing bunk is silly. Leica is marketing bunk. Hassleblad is marketing bunk. Nikon, Canon, etc. all have marketing aimed at selling...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,245
Posted By tunalegs
I read the whole thread - but am left asking,...

I read the whole thread - but am left asking, does it matter?


It's a bit weird to me, HCB after all wasn't really a "process" artist, on the other hand his pretense of never cropping indicates at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2019
Replies: 1,738
Views: 323,725
Posted By tunalegs
https://66.media.tumblr.com/7abfebc9f5a118ff8735ee...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/7abfebc9f5a118ff8735ee06bc886a7b/tumblr_ppxkutmOUw1wnnom6o3_1280.jpg


Exakta VX500, Tessar 2.8/50, Ektar 100
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-05-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,250
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47710528832_6a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47710528832_6a6135fa74_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fG1W1G)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2fG1W1G) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-04-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By tunalegs
Does the shutter fire normally? Edit: if the dial...

Does the shutter fire normally?
Edit: if the dial is set to one of the long exposure times, try setting the shutter to B and fire it to let it "clear".
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 883
Posted By tunalegs
I don't get the fad comments... shallow DOF has...

I don't get the fad comments... shallow DOF has been a fact of photography since the 1830s. Indeed, we see it a lot less in contemporary photography than we would have 100 years ago. Feel free to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 883
Posted By tunalegs
Funny enough, this is an argument that goes back...

Funny enough, this is an argument that goes back to the 1800s. The solution then? Pinhole photography. The idea was not to get the sharpest possible image, but to make the whole image the same...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-01-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,231
Posted By tunalegs
Surely you mean Camerads.

Surely you mean Camerads.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-01-2019
Replies: 1,125
Views: 293,953
Posted By tunalegs
https://live.staticflickr.com/4851/31473534787_a41...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4851/31473534787_a41131a93d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PXd6nv)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/PXd6nv) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on Flickr
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2019
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,645
Posted By tunalegs
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5WZZY-XsAUUyCt.jpg ...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5WZZY-XsAUUyCt.jpg


Schacht macro lens (sunk mount 105mm) and Spiratone bellows.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2019
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,645
Posted By tunalegs
Exa with ISCO Westrogon...

Exa with ISCO Westrogon...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,886
Posted By tunalegs
I did not have an issue finding Kodak films in...

I did not have an issue finding Kodak films in Tokyo when I went in 2016.

I did however have a problem finding film in Okinawa. Only Fujifilm consumer grade films were available, and nobody had any...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,250
Posted By tunalegs
Thanks. We took it to the Gambler 500 "rally"...

Thanks. We took it to the Gambler 500 "rally" which is not a rally in the true sense (for legal and insurance reasons) but a treasure hunt style affair where you get a list of GPS coordinates and...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,250
Posted By tunalegs
In Mongolia?

In Mongolia?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,250
Posted By tunalegs
https://66.media.tumblr.com/a214d2901c927aec5f36b0...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/a214d2901c927aec5f36b090b5756255/tumblr_ppxk7r1VYl1s3ccm8o3_1280.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-19-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,845
Posted By tunalegs
Where is all this mythical expired film? The...

Where is all this mythical expired film?


The shops I frequent here used to have shelves where they put all the expired film, for 50% off, but I haven't seen a SINGLE ROLL appear on these shelves in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,606
Posted By tunalegs
Gokevincameras is basically a disease of ebay. ...

Gokevincameras is basically a disease of ebay. Lists things for four or five (or six, or seven) times the going rate - inspiring ignorant ebayers getting rid of dead grandma's old exkata lens to do...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-16-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,845
Posted By tunalegs
Reason I don't check their site: you have to buy...

Reason I don't check their site: you have to buy in lots of five rolls, and the price for an expired product is ridiculous. Of course - if nobody were buying it, I'm sure they'd sell it cheaper.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,606
Posted By tunalegs
I haven't had an issue with Japanese sellers, but...

I haven't had an issue with Japanese sellers, but maybe it's because I don't pay much attention to the usually very sparse description, and instead look at the photos and the price. If the price is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-15-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,845
Posted By tunalegs
Where is it? And is it cheap like expired film...

Where is it? And is it cheap like expired film should be? Or is it expensive, and that's why it is laying around? Because I'll grab all the cheap E6 I can.


I see way too many people trying to sell...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-14-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,845
Posted By tunalegs
Anybody have a clue why Fuji would want to hide...

Anybody have a clue why Fuji would want to hide discontinuation of film? Wouldn't saying "this is the last we have" be a good way to get it all out the door?


Remember when Holga cameras were...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-05-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By tunalegs
If I recall correctly, the top of the dial is a...

If I recall correctly, the top of the dial is a foil sticker, you'll have to use a small screwdriver or a razor blade to carefully lift it from the dial, and once off you should see how the dial is...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-05-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 19,176
Posted By tunalegs
Very sorry to hear about this. Roger always...

Very sorry to hear about this. Roger always provided a good read, even if I didn't always agree with some of his opinions as regards some of the more subjective matters about photography.

I do wish...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2019
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,645
Posted By tunalegs
The Pilot 6 is rather simpler. I have a Reflex...

The Pilot 6 is rather simpler.

I have a Reflex Box that needs a new mirror, but unfortunately it seems to be missing whatever piece held the mirror in place. I don't know if you'd be willing to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,842
Posted By tunalegs
If you're going to try to insult people, at least...

If you're going to try to insult people, at least use insults properly. :D
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-29-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 10,135
Posted By tunalegs
I think everybody has the right to leave honest...

I think everybody has the right to leave honest feedback, and discuss their experiences with sellers candidly.

But frankly, the posts by "Valdormar Hauslendale" are getting kind of bizarre. I've...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By tunalegs
I don't think Harvest Classic replaces the...

I don't think Harvest Classic replaces the british bike rally, but I think there is some sort of affiliation with the British Motorcycle Owners Association.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By tunalegs
Bridgestone also made bicycles. I used to have...

Bridgestone also made bicycles. I used to have one, they featured very unusual construction. The joints on the frame, instead of being welded or brazed together, were joined by aluminum castings. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2,438
Posted By tunalegs
Personally, love Acros, but only ever shot it in...

Personally, love Acros, but only ever shot it in medium format.


https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3416/3503394696_604a332240_o.jpg


I would develop and print with high contrast and it always looked...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-22-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By tunalegs
It's a scam to me because I can say I won't ship...

It's a scam to me because I can say I won't ship internationally, but then end up having somebody from overseas buy. I had an absolute nightmare with a buyer in China (wouldn't be the first time, but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By tunalegs
Harvest Classic Motorcycle Show taken with Exakta VX500.

I've certainly never said anybody needed a complicated camera to take (technically) nice photos. Went out to the classic motorcycle show in Luckenbach, Texas a couple months ago and took photos using...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,435
Posted By tunalegs
HCB and AA aren't the only successful...

HCB and AA aren't the only successful photographers, nor are they polar opposites. There have been successful photographers with methods everywhere in between, and beyond.

Ultimately the only thing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By tunalegs
The Exakta WLF has a much higher magnification...

The Exakta WLF has a much higher magnification than the ELF. If you're having trouble focusing, the ELF will make it harder. The ground glass in the Kine Exkata isn't interchangeable for one with a...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-17-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By tunalegs
Smena 8m Test Roll - fun little cam

Finally put a roll of Ektar through a late, all black Smena 8m that I purchased years ago then never used.


I had a bit of a time guestimating the distances in metric (I'm very good at it in feet)...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By tunalegs
I will tell you from experience, if you're having...

I will tell you from experience, if you're having problems with the WLF, the eye-level prism is only going to make things worse for you.
Forum: Travel 12-11-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,002
Posted By tunalegs
This one has the V4. There is a guy in town who...

This one has the V4. There is a guy in town who is restoring a '68 Shrike which will be interesting to see once he has the engine back. '68 was the last year for the 2-stroke engines.


These are...
Forum: Travel 12-10-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 4,002
Posted By tunalegs
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/498/32359060266_323...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/498/32359060266_3232069393_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RisDfb)Leotax Saab (https://flic.kr/p/RisDfb) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,836
Posted By tunalegs
I'll second going to a shop that has these...

I'll second going to a shop that has these cameras and getting one in your hands. You might not like it as much as you think you would. And either way, there's no way to know until you actually hold...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 922
Posted By tunalegs
No, not riots or protests, just mass shootings...

No, not riots or protests, just mass shootings every week. Freedom of expression, freedom of the press, the right to assemble - those have all been declared un-American lately. :rolleyes: I'll stop...
Forum: Lomography 11-14-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By tunalegs
If you can find an original 1960's Diana, you...

If you can find an original 1960's Diana, you will probably be happier with that than with the Lomography reissue.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By tunalegs
Because the self-timer is a clockwork mechanism....

Because the self-timer is a clockwork mechanism. When you push it up you're winding the mechanism up. If it is not delaying the shutter release, then the escapement is gummed up, or broken from...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,348
Posted By tunalegs
The Powershovel/Superheadz Golden Half is still...

The Powershovel/Superheadz Golden Half is still available new, although I suspect (but can't confirm) production ended a couple years ago.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By tunalegs
It has always amazed me how many Argus A cameras...

It has always amazed me how many Argus A cameras were sold in the middle of the great depression. Yes, they were cheap cameras, but they were not that cheap. I suppose people really saw the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2018
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,645
Posted By tunalegs
Nice. Where are you getting 127 these days?

Nice. Where are you getting 127 these days?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By tunalegs
I don't have my FX to check, but it if it is like...

I don't have my FX to check, but it if it is like most old Prakticas, the mirror rests on a screw when in the down position, and this is used to adjust the ground glass focus. But this is rarely a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By tunalegs
I would not bother taking the lens apart unless...

I would not bother taking the lens apart unless you have the experience and tools necessary. It's a common lens, and readily available for low cost.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-29-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,258
Posted By tunalegs
Having tried most of the others, including Kievs,...

Having tried most of the others, including Kievs, I will say they 4 is the best all around. Don't even waste time or money on anything else unless you just want collectibles.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By tunalegs
If there is an issue, it is likely with the lens,...

If there is an issue, it is likely with the lens, not the camera. In any event, comparing two completely different lenses is apples and oranges. If they're not the same focal length and speed.

In...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 838
Posted By tunalegs
AE-1 for example, more have died due to...

AE-1 for example, more have died due to mechanical issues, not electronic ones. My family's AE-1 was used for over 20 years, before it finally succumbed to the dreaded shutter squeak and would lock...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By tunalegs
whatever this guy was...

whatever this guy was using:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1939/45385696802_0d8760d2e4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2c9zyrQ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2c9zyrQ) by Berang Berang...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By tunalegs
It really doesn't matter what the distance...

It really doesn't matter what the distance markings on the lens say - all that matters is what you see on the ground glass. If it is in focus on the ground glass, it will be in focus on the film...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By tunalegs
Some more...

Some more photos...
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1913/44618735305_84b82f842f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aYNFvK)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2aYNFvK) by Berang Berang...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-23-2018
Replies: 215
Views: 33,478
Posted By tunalegs
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/29936330745_16...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/29936330745_165a2ab928_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MBnwax)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/MBnwax) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on Flickr
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-21-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By tunalegs
The one on the Pony II is 44mm. But I think...

The one on the Pony II is 44mm. But I think they're both four element lenses.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-19-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By tunalegs
Kodak Pony II test roll

I won a filthy Kodak Pony II on ebay for $1.99. Cleaned it up and loaded it with Kodak Ektar.



I had seen examples of photos from this camera before, none of which seemed very good, despite the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 588
Posted By tunalegs
I have a few cameras that I keep because they're...

I have a few cameras that I keep because they're rare, like the Cee-Ay 35, and a few cameras I keep because it's not worth my time to sell them (like a half dozen old box cameras). Otherwise...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,715
Posted By tunalegs
Based on the Kickstarter, and what I have seen of...

Based on the Kickstarter, and what I have seen of photos of the actual product, it doesn't really look any different. Of course if I had my hands on one, it might be a different story.

Thing is I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By tunalegs
It would have to be a mistake, I'd think. This...

It would have to be a mistake, I'd think. This short article gives a bit of explanation of viewfinder magnification:...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By tunalegs
I'm far more suspicious of "companies" running...

I'm far more suspicious of "companies" running kickstarters than I am of amateurs. I can understand an amateur or independent craftsman needing to secure backing through kickstarter. But a company?...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,715
Posted By tunalegs
I'm not sure where the "scam" comes into play....

I'm not sure where the "scam" comes into play. People bought a $125 digital camera that looks like an old film camera - and they got a $125 digital camera that looks like an old film camera. It's a...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-17-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By tunalegs
There are a bunch. Bolsey, Clarus, Vokar, Ciro...

There are a bunch. Bolsey, Clarus, Vokar, Ciro 35, those are some of the easier to find ones. Most of these were competition for the Argus C3, simple, cheap cameras - so don't expect too much. The...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By tunalegs
I have a rare all-black Perfex, but have never...

I have a rare all-black Perfex, but have never used it because of pinholes in the shutter. Unfortunately they're apparently a real pain to repair. I've used the Clarus MS-35 which is a rather...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-15-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,473
Posted By tunalegs
...at least they're in a display case, and not...

...at least they're in a display case, and not sitting in a box in somebody's attic, as most of these are now.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-12-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By tunalegs
The convex side faces the film.

The convex side faces the film.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,065
Posted By tunalegs
Yeah, but that's fancy territory. You might as...

Yeah, but that's fancy territory. You might as well buy a Leica at that point!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,065
Posted By tunalegs
Smena 8m. Get out of your comfort zone, change...

Smena 8m.

Get out of your comfort zone, change your thinking, your vision, and see what happens.

I mean, yes, I see your other comments in this thread, but I like the idea in your first post...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By tunalegs
I haven't repaired the Reflex Box yet, as I don't...

I haven't repaired the Reflex Box yet, as I don't know how to fix the mirror. The Ensign Roll Film Reflex (the sort I repaired) can be read about here:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By tunalegs
I mean whoever translated the manual into English...

I mean whoever translated the manual into English probably wrote "4 times" when they should have wrote 0.4 times. A Nikon F prism for example has a magnification of 0.6 times (or thereabout)....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By tunalegs
4x or .4X? (edit: had to look up the manual, it...

4x or .4X? (edit: had to look up the manual, it does say "4 times" but this seems like it must be an error on the part of whoever translated it in the 1950s).
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-06-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By tunalegs
I had a 7s, also must comment that the lens is...

I had a 7s, also must comment that the lens is very sharp. Mine worked well, for years, until I accidentally dropped it. I still remember the meter read out on top as being handy for checking the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-06-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By tunalegs
:confused: Why? The accessory shoe is closer to...

:confused: Why? The accessory shoe is closer to the lens than the camera's built in viewfinder, which is good. Ideally the viewfinder should be as close to the lens as possible to reduce parallax....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2018
Replies: 97
Views: 8,481
Posted By tunalegs
The original Brownie was 6x6, on 117 film, but...

The original Brownie was 6x6, on 117 film, but 120 will fit. 117 was a 6 exposure roll vs. 120's 12, so the spool flanges are a bit smaller, but with a little trimming you can get 120 spools to fit....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-05-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,258
Posted By tunalegs
No frame lines, but the viewfinder is for 50mm....

No frame lines, but the viewfinder is for 50mm. Most cameras didn't have frame lines back then. Everything you see in the viewfinder will end up on film (and a bit more around the edges, as is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 97
Views: 8,481
Posted By tunalegs
Timely to have this thread pop up again. I'd not...

Timely to have this thread pop up again. I'd not used my boxes in a while, but just finished cleaning out my Ensign All Distance box... it was very tricky to get to the inside surface of the lens and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-28-2018
Replies: 932
Views: 226,676
Posted By tunalegs
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1903/43165597410_66...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1903/43165597410_6652602918_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28LoYf7)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/28LoYf7) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,120
Posted By tunalegs
I recommend the one that goes on top of the...

I recommend the one that goes on top of the camera.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-27-2018
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,250
Posted By tunalegs
Show us which one said mean things to you. :D

Show us which one said mean things to you. :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-26-2018
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,250
Posted By tunalegs
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/44072464824_2b...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/44072464824_2b82fd8d08_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2a9wUkb)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2a9wUkb) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-25-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 5,603
Posted By tunalegs
Have had a Smena 8m for years that I never used -...

Have had a Smena 8m for years that I never used - just rediscovered it in a drawer a few days ago. So I guess that'll be my cam for Oktober.
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-25-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,009
Posted By tunalegs
The word "formula" is often used inappropriately...

The word "formula" is often used inappropriately (or at least in a too general, vague way) when talking about lens designs. The Yashica and Cron may be built to the same "pattern" of groups of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,289
Posted By tunalegs
I have the Pentacon/Meyer Leydith 3.5/30 - it's a...

I have the Pentacon/Meyer Leydith 3.5/30 - it's a great lens.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4187/34725056835_f90f8f46aa_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UUwZAt)Peugeot (https://flic.kr/p/UUwZAt) by Berang...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By tunalegs
How many of your favorite photographers shoot...

How many of your favorite photographers shoot portraits outside?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-20-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,258
Posted By tunalegs
I think the "don't leave the shutter" cocked idea...

I think the "don't leave the shutter" cocked idea is basically a myth. The shutter springs are already pre-loaded, they're always under tension, and cocking the shutter only adds slightly more...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,252
Posted By tunalegs
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4380/36780167450_5c...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4380/36780167450_5cc4bd2c8b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y38Yo7)Optimus Primus 71L (https://flic.kr/p/Y38Yo7) by Berang Berang...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-19-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By tunalegs
From my Biggest and Oldest SLR.

Single Lens Reflex cameras which expose 6x9cm on 120 film are a rare breed. I have a couple. A K.W. Reflex box which is much like a big brother to the much more compact Pilot 6, and two versions of...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-17-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,633
Posted By tunalegs
I'm in the process of replacing bellows on a VPK...

I'm in the process of replacing bellows on a VPK right now and will say, that if any camera repairman knows what I now know about the VPK - they would never take on the job of replacing the bellows,...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By tunalegs
I am all for fair use, for the re-purposing and...

I am all for fair use, for the re-purposing and re-contextualizing of of images and symbols. But this is just an image run through a Photoshop filter. It's not presented in a new context, nothing of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-17-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,258
Posted By tunalegs
The Zorki 4 is probably the best rangefinder to...

The Zorki 4 is probably the best rangefinder to come out of the old Soviet Union - in fact I wouldn't hesitate to call it one of the best thread mount rangefinders period. The 4K fixed the only...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-16-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By tunalegs
K.W. Pilot 6. I think the film was Fuji NP160....

K.W. Pilot 6. I think the film was Fuji NP160. Same camera, on Acros:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4458/37562237680_e335a5844d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZefhBA)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ZefhBA)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-16-2018
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,250
Posted By tunalegs
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/28394757757_70...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1808/28394757757_70d356ee87_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kg9ydV)june bug (https://flic.kr/p/Kg9ydV) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/), on Flickr
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-15-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By tunalegs
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1830/43257989032_e1...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1830/43257989032_e1481905a2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28Uyv47)june bug rally (https://flic.kr/p/28Uyv47) by Berang Berang (https://www.flickr.com/photos/berangberang/),...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-13-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By tunalegs
I've handled a Tourist Multiple camera before,...

I've handled a Tourist Multiple camera before, interesting camera, but pretty unwieldy. Also suffers from the same problem of "who is this for?" that later "not quite a movie camera" still cameras...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-11-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,002
Posted By tunalegs
If you're looking at older lenses these cross...

If you're looking at older lenses these cross sections can provide important information. I recently repaired a camera with an Aldis Uno lens. It's a triplet with three elements in two groups, two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By tunalegs
To be fair, it's kind of hard to die from "selfie...

To be fair, it's kind of hard to die from "selfie deaths" in eras before selfies existed. There were fewer traffic accidents in 1718 than in 2018, but I don't think that proves people in the 1700's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-10-2018
Replies: 2,716
Views: 797,645
Posted By tunalegs
A not at all pretty photo of my largest and...

A not at all pretty photo of my largest and oldest SLR out today to shoot a test roll after some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By tunalegs
The artist of one of Japan's most popular comic...

The artist of one of Japan's most popular comic strips died in 2009 after a fall from a cliff while out hiking. He wasn't a youngster. Deaths from falling while hiking are more common than most...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-08-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,720
Posted By tunalegs
Exa https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4176/3429076895...

Exa
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4176/34290768951_411e1b34dc_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ufa9Wk)Exa and Iscotar (https://flic.kr/p/Ufa9Wk) by Berang Berang...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-08-2018
Replies: 213
Views: 24,233
Posted By tunalegs
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4157/34283108000_c9...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4157/34283108000_c90972d447_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UetTAY)safe for a rainy day (https://flic.kr/p/UetTAY) by Berang Berang...
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