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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 9 Hours Ago
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Posted By Doug
Isn't this center red car your namesake, the...

Isn't this center red car your namesake, the Alfasud made in Naples by Alfa Romeo? Front-wheel drive with a 1.2L boxer motor...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 930
Views: 46,494
Posted By Doug
A close cousin of the Hektor 73mm f/1.9 is the...

A close cousin of the Hektor 73mm f/1.9 is the current Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8... same arrangement and shapes of 6 elements in 3 doublet groups.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 631
Posted By Doug
Well fellas, you ran him off... SilverInversion...

Well fellas, you ran him off... SilverInversion has left the building.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Posted By Doug
In the later years of my film processing, my negs...

In the later years of my film processing, my negs picked up a slight purplish tint from treatment with dilute selenium toner, for archival purposes. Hypo clearing agent and a wash before, then more...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 32,001
Posted By Doug
Here's how they're listed, and the 90mm is a bit...

Here's how they're listed, and the 90mm is a bit further down...

1228 SUMMARIT 75mm f2.4 / f2.5 LEICA M
1226 SUMMARIT 50mm f2.4 / f2.5 LEICA M
1225 SUMMARIT 35mm f2.4 / f2.5 LEICA...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
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Posted By Doug
True... I had my original 8-element 35 Summicron...

True... I had my original 8-element 35 Summicron coded by DAG to 000110 as a later Summicron.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 32,001
Posted By Doug
It was already on the list, Dick, along with the...

It was already on the list, Dick, along with the other Summarits but I edited the description to show both f/2.4 and f/2.5 versions, said to be actually the same.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 314
Views: 41,026
Posted By Doug
taemo, that last photo is my favorite of the...

taemo, that last photo is my favorite of the series. The little princess is incredibly cute!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,870
Views: 293,580
Posted By Doug
Exuberance in the late 50's indeed! But the...

Exuberance in the late 50's indeed! But the import market surged too with smaller sportier cars, and the decidedly anti-exuberant VW Beetle became very popular. Not uncommon to see these on their...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,870
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Posted By Doug
I'm not sure what the point of it was... The...

I'm not sure what the point of it was... The transaxle moved weight rearward for better handling balance, and the independent rear suspension should reduce unsprung weight for better handling... but...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,870
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Posted By Doug
The early-60's Pontiac Tempest had an interesting...

The early-60's Pontiac Tempest had an interesting mechanical "experiment"... a long slender driveshaft running in a long curved housing from the engine to a rear transaxle and independent rear...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117509
Suggest starting from the end for the most recent advice.
And when you log in make sure to check the "remember me" box.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Doug
I agree with the reticulation diagnosis......

I agree with the reticulation diagnosis... temperature shock! Other aspects of the test, as suggested, would be useful nonetheless.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,934
Views: 302,431
Posted By Doug
Derek, I very much like your first shot above, of...

Derek, I very much like your first shot above, of the art student. And the tonality is quite pleasant...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,238
Posted By Doug
Please bend this conversation back to the topic...

Please bend this conversation back to the topic of Kodak price increases and avoid the capitalist/communist/socialist politics. Interesting though some may be, some posts may be "disappeared"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Doug
Not much harm in trying a 12-exposure roll to see...

Not much harm in trying a 12-exposure roll to see what happens! :)
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,068
Posted By Doug
I sympathize with your position, Raid. I too have...

I sympathize with your position, Raid. I too have bought expensive gear not because of professional need but because I wanted it. And indeed I've enjoyed using this gear and don't regret the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,134
Posted By Doug
Pretty slick idea and execution, Shawn! Looks...

Pretty slick idea and execution, Shawn! Looks like it works very well.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,870
Views: 293,580
Posted By Doug
^^1959 Cadillac... unique appearance for this...

^^1959 Cadillac... unique appearance for this year, and has become iconic of the era. When I was a teen our family had a similar-bodied 1959 Chevrolet Belair which also had distinctive tailfins.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,870
Views: 293,580
Posted By Doug
1956 Plymouth. I had a 55 hardtop for a few...

1956 Plymouth. I had a 55 hardtop for a few years, very similar but lower fins.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 314
Views: 41,026
Posted By Doug
Good catch! Why won't your M42 lens focus to...

Good catch! Why won't your M42 lens focus to infinity? Overly thick adapter? If the lens focuses ok on an M42 body, then doesn't on the MX body, it's probably due to a poorly made adapter. The...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By Doug
I have noted that in this area, buildings tend to...

I have noted that in this area, buildings tend to have neutral colors and earth-tones so they blend more easily with the landscape.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 314
Views: 41,026
Posted By Doug
Interesting, Colton.... I have a 28mm f/2 SMCP-M...

Interesting, Colton.... I have a 28mm f/2 SMCP-M but it looks somewhat different. Same "grenade" pattern focus ring but looks shorter. And your front element looks more recessed than mine tho hard to...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,663
Posted By Doug
^^ This simplification sounds pretty sensible. :)...

^^ This simplification sounds pretty sensible. :) Maybe too many different films. I'd go nuts trying to decide which film for which camera for what occasion... Have to finish the film roll in the...
Forum: Yashica RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Doug
Because the evidence appears at the upper left,...

Because the evidence appears at the upper left, look for the leak at the lower right, diagonally opposite.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,357
Views: 341,318
Posted By Doug
On the...

On the rocks...
(Yosemite)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1368257428.SEQ.0.jpgPentax 6x7, 2.8/75mm
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 5,810
Posted By Doug
Yeah, they might... More likely than dreaming of...

Yeah, they might... More likely than dreaming of electric sheep!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,361
Posted By Doug
Must have been 10 years earlier, 1981. :) By 1984...

Must have been 10 years earlier, 1981. :) By 1984 when the Mac came out, the IBM PC had already become the industry standard.
Forum: Yashica RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By Doug
That curved hood ornament with a ship design...

That curved hood ornament with a ship design would indicate a Plymouth auto. Used to have one! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 706
Views: 89,286
Posted By Doug
Nice affectionate shot, Steve! "Patchogue" brings...

Nice affectionate shot, Steve! "Patchogue" brings back good memory of a time when a friend who lived there invited me to Thanksgiving with his large family, Jewish on one side and Catholic on the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,361
Posted By Doug
Thanks, Keith... The camera and lenses were...

Thanks, Keith... The camera and lenses were donated to another RFF member - except for the 500mm Kiron which is once again an orphan... :o
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,361
Posted By Doug
Commiseration on the bad experience... I'm...

Commiseration on the bad experience... I'm reminded of a camera show purchase, a used Kiron 500mm mirror lens. Lovely condition, in its fitted leather case with rear-mount filters. I'm a Pentax user...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By Doug
Relevant or not, the symbol is the Greek letter...

Relevant or not, the symbol is the Greek letter Phi, equivalent to our letter F, which stands for Film... :) Similar logic to Music Man's "trouble starts with t, which rhymes with p, which stands...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By Doug
Sedona with Leica and...

Sedona with Leica and Summarit
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1334111151.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By Doug
Sedona with Leica and Summarit Business jet...

Sedona with Leica and Summarit
Business jet circling to approach airport will go right over my head...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1334111147.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 930
Views: 46,494
Posted By Doug
Just speaking for myself, I'm intrigued by this...

Just speaking for myself, I'm intrigued by this specialty low-volume item that harks back to a celebrated Leica lens, and would like to see how things develop. MS Optical may be thought in a somewhat...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,508
Posted By Doug
Same with Pentax dSLRs, a nifty way to use some...

Same with Pentax dSLRs, a nifty way to use some AF tech with MF lenses!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,870
Views: 293,580
Posted By Doug
Luscious color, Mike!

Luscious color, Mike!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 930
Views: 46,494
Posted By Doug
XXXXXXXXX could nicely be 8 ELEMENT :)

XXXXXXXXX could nicely be 8 ELEMENT :)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Doug
The Graduate Central Washington...

The Graduate
Central Washington University
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1349918479.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica M9, Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special; 1/250 f/6.7
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Doug
Flu Shot at the county health...

Flu Shot at the county health department
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1349417550.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica M9, Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special; 1/125 f/4, focus on that needle!
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Doug
I've Got Rhythm At a childrens' activity center ...

I've Got Rhythm
At a childrens' activity center

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1133924653.SEQ.0.jpg

Minolta CLE, Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Doug
Favorite Mannikin Year after year in this window...

Favorite Mannikin
Year after year in this window on Main Street, dressed various ways, keeping her chin up, perhaps hoping for a better future. She was eventually taken down and dismembered in a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Doug
I do pretty much the same as Chris... I started...

I do pretty much the same as Chris... I started the note-taking back in the '60s on 4x6 file cards. These were then transcribed in the '80s to a computer database file. It started with Microsoft...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Doug
According to Contax literature specs, their 45mm...

According to Contax literature specs, their 45mm Planar is actually 47mm focal length.

The Minolta CLE is a favorite of mine, and I have two. I have not made a formal comparison of the framing...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,635
Posted By Doug
Tessina... Tiny twin-lens reflex that shoots...

Tessina... Tiny twin-lens reflex that shoots 14x21mm on 35mm film, smaller than half-frame and not much larger than 110 film (14x17, which is essentially your quarter-frame size)
See some info at our...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,937
Views: 258,351
Posted By Doug
Delicious symmetry! :)

Delicious symmetry! :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Doug
I too have used their consignment program, worked...

I too have used their consignment program, worked very well several times. For instance, I fondly recall the time they sold my bought-used M9 for me...

Sept 2013 sent complete M9 package with all...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,520
Posted By Doug
It's from using Tapatalk to post, which...

It's from using Tapatalk to post, which apparently inserts a code like that to replace curly quotes and apostrophes. I sometimes edit to correct that...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Doug
The 15 pics posted in the gallery by the same...

The 15 pics posted in the gallery by the same member were three sets of the same 5 photos. Ten duplicates now removed. Will look into it...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 379
Views: 35,863
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1572835537.SEQ.2.jpg
Leica M8, 24mm Summilux
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By Doug
I like medium format, Ian, and I've traveled with...

I like medium format, Ian, and I've traveled with it a lot... Pentax 67, Fuji 645, Leica S2, etc. Not a big deal, no pun intended... I just don't try to carry a lot of pieces. Have a good trip!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2,487
Posted By Doug
Corran, your pic above reminded me of this...

Corran, your pic above reminded me of this one...

San Juan River, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1515483587.SEQ.2.jpg
Leica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,896
Posted By Doug
Not quite all states... There may be others like...

Not quite all states... There may be others like Oregon which has no sales tax. But there's a state income tax. Conversely, Washington does have a sales tax, but no income tax! For those Washington...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,254
Posted By Doug
Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas Leica M8, 28mm...

Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas
Leica M8, 28mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,285
Posted By Doug
Fixing Mojitos for lunch at Habana61, Havana...

Fixing Mojitos for lunch at Habana61, Havana Cuba

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1494918348.SEQ.1.jpgLeica M-D 262, 28 Summicron
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,285
Posted By Doug
Where do I take this? (Havana...

Where do I take this? (Havana Cuba)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1495177818.SEQ.3.jpgLeica M-D 262, 28 Summicron
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,285
Posted By Doug
Restaurant worker intercepts potential customers....

Restaurant worker intercepts potential customers. Havana, Cuba
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1495599283.SEQ.1.jpg

Leica M-D 262, 28 Summicron
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,285
Posted By Doug
99 bottles of Havana Club on the wall......

99 bottles of Havana Club on the wall... Cienfuegos Cuba
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1497760531.SEQ.3.jpg
Leica M-D 262, 28 Summicron
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-29-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,285
Posted By Doug
Beer delivery, Trinidad...

Beer delivery, Trinidad Cuba
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1499139609.SEQ.2.jpg
Leica M-D 262, 28 Summicron
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,910
Posted By Doug
Well, I have bigger cameras (medium format) but...

Well, I have bigger cameras (medium format) but for our 2007 Puerto Rico trip my "big" one was a Contax G2 with Fuji NPH400. And the small one was a tiny Canon ELPH jr with Kodak Black&White 400 APS...
Forum: Travel 10-28-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 3,999
Posted By Doug
Rio Grande river canyon on the road to Taos,...

Rio Grande river canyon on the road to Taos, flowing southward from Colorado
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517816516.SEQ.2.jpg

Leica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit
Forum: Travel 10-28-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 3,999
Posted By Doug
Them golden...

Them golden arches...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517816515.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit
Forum: Travel 10-28-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 3,999
Posted By Doug
Work party, Taos Pueblo. They asked me to put a...

Work party, Taos Pueblo. They asked me to put a monetary donation in a white plastic bucket.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517646612.SEQ.2.jpgLeica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit
Forum: Travel 10-28-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 3,999
Posted By Doug
Oven Peppers, Taos...

Oven Peppers, Taos Pueblo
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517646611.SEQ.0.jpg

Leica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit
Forum: Travel 10-28-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 3,999
Posted By Doug
"Dogs of...

"Dogs of Taos"
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1517555233.SEQ.3.jpgLeica S2, 2.5/35mm Summarit
Forum: Travel 10-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 721
Posted By Doug
Larry, fascinating photos and dialog! I stopped...

Larry, fascinating photos and dialog! I stopped by there in Sept 1970 and took my 1970 Honda 750 out onto the salt which was smooth and hard. Nobody else around then, no Speed Week, so for safety...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,614
Posted By Doug
My longest used camera would be the Leica M2...

My longest used camera would be the Leica M2 button-rewind I got used in 1967. I used a Pentax H3v before that but the one I have now is not the same one...

I still have my first digital camera, a...
Forum: Leica SL 10-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By Doug
I think it's largely about how you like to view...

I think it's largely about how you like to view the subject. Check Reid Reviews for some good tests and commentary.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Doug
Old motel owned by Sheriff's Dept awaiting...

Old motel owned by Sheriff's Dept awaiting demolition; door probably forced by asbestos removal team... Although this might have been the unit where some idiots were sniffed-out packaging drugs on...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-22-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Doug
Fracture lines in old extruded basalt, Central...

Fracture lines in old extruded basalt, Central Washington

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1135153705.SEQ.0.jpg
Contax G2, 2.0/35mm Planar, Fuji 160S @100
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-21-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Doug
IMO choice of subject & light, timing, exposure...

IMO choice of subject & light, timing, exposure and processing, putting something of yourself into the photos... This is where real "character" comes in. I prefer a neutral rendering from the...
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 10-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By Doug
Note that this thread has been moved to a...

Note that this thread has been moved to a newly-expanded sub-forum now retitled "Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series". Thanks for your input! :D
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-14-2019
Replies: 1,870
Views: 293,580
Posted By Doug
^^ (not M.Cary's nice Ford Thunderbird!) lovely...

^^ (not M.Cary's nice Ford Thunderbird!) lovely 60-ish Porsche! And two other interesting things visible... Is that a Porsche Boxster down the street? And upper right the wheel lock may be applied by...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-14-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,403
Posted By Doug
No need to invert the camera to view the aperture...

No need to invert the camera to view the aperture scale on the bottom of the lens... push the aperture ring forward a bit to unlock and rotate it 180 so that the scale on the underside is now on the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-14-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,403
Posted By Doug
The Pen FT metering setup is weird and...

The Pen FT metering setup is weird and unwieldy... :) After the FT was introduced, all new lenses had dual aperture scales, one for the actual f/stops and one for the meter numbers. These are 180...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-11-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,403
Posted By Doug
Here's how my FV came, said to have had a former...

Here's how my FV came, said to have had a former scientific use...


https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=78459&d=1272494675
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-10-2019
Replies: 190
Views: 5,929
Posted By Doug
Scientists suggest a lot of "dark matter" in the...

Scientists suggest a lot of "dark matter" in the universe, some of which maybe got on your negs... ?? I see something on your powerlines shot above, a sort of mistyness against the dark ridges......
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-10-2019
Replies: 1,936
Views: 382,280
Posted By Doug
Pretty nifty... Thanks to you and others for this...

Pretty nifty... Thanks to you and others for this confirmation. Then one is easily able to switch formats at will depending on how one wishes to frame the composition; i.e. not "stuck" making panos...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 10-09-2019
Replies: 1,740
Views: 441,705
Posted By Doug
Welcome to RFF, Andy! You'll find some help in...

Welcome to RFF, Andy! You'll find some help in our Help / Feedback forum, in a sticky thread here:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117509
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-09-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By Doug
An APO 50mm from Voigtlander, interesting! Other...

An APO 50mm from Voigtlander, interesting! Other lens mount(s) would be useful...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By Doug
Not sure why it would not be suggested, but FWIW...

Not sure why it would not be suggested, but FWIW the OM-10 is the price-leader model made for Olympus by Cosina so the controls are a bit less Olympus-like! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-09-2019
Replies: 1,134
Views: 295,271
Posted By Doug
^^ Nice Kawasaki... but look to the left and...

^^ Nice Kawasaki... but look to the left and beyond! Looks like a 1000cc Honda inline six! Don't see many of those around.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 10-08-2019
Replies: 1,936
Views: 382,280
Posted By Doug
Please excuse my lack of experience with the Fuji...

Please excuse my lack of experience with the Fuji or Hasselblad pano cams... I understand it's possible to choose 2:3 24x36 format also... can that be switched in mid-roll?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,433
Posted By Doug
Good to hear, Bob... I too have a Minolta...

Good to hear, Bob... I too have a Minolta MultiPro but it's never been used. I've thought "maybe one day" but it's not looking likely.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-06-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,130
Posted By Doug
PF, congrats on the M4-P! My M2 button rewind...

PF, congrats on the M4-P!

My M2 button rewind came used from a retail shop in Seattle in 1967, $150, plus a new v.1 35mm Summicron for $163.50... I haven't shot the M2 for a while, but I used the 35...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Doug
It was Kyocera (Yashica) that made the wide range...

It was Kyocera (Yashica) that made the wide range of modern-day Contax branded cameras. I have two G2 bodies plus most lenses, and I have very much enjoyed using them. I also have a freshened-up...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-02-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,424
Posted By Doug
I agree... DAG adjusted mine (and added 6-bit...

I agree... DAG adjusted mine (and added 6-bit coding) changing the best focus from its original f/2.8 to f/2-2.2 so I can now effectively ignore the focus shift issue (used on digital). Very...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 4,204
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1132987962.SEQ.0.jpg

Fuji GA645Wi, Fuji Z800 at EI500
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By Doug
Seems more useful to have a bulk loader for 1000...

Seems more useful to have a bulk loader for 1000 feet of film... :eek: No long-roll measuring and cutting. Such an item may not be available of course. Perhaps consider a home workbench project...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-01-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,926
Posted By Doug
From last June 23....

From last June 23....
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,403
Posted By Doug
Farmers' market...

Farmers' market portrait
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1366705497.SEQ.0.jpg
Olympus Pen FV, 1.4/40mm Zuiko
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,403
Posted By Doug
Auto-body shop paint...

Auto-body shop paint stuff
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1378881029.SEQ.0.jpgOlympus Pen FV, 2.0/70mm Zuiko
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,403
Posted By Doug
Condition of the sample you find is probably more...

Condition of the sample you find is probably more important than any differences among the Pen F models. I have two FT and one FV and was a bit surprised that this FV's viewfinder isn't any brighter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,250
Posted By Doug
Strangely enough I get similar comments, like...

Strangely enough I get similar comments, like "what's with the antique camera?" from my physician and a compliment for using a film camera from a newspaper gal smoking out back of the newspaper...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,634
Posted By Doug
Sounds like fun... How did that work out for you,...

Sounds like fun... How did that work out for you, Huss?

Though I have "several" cameras, I chose to bring only the Leica M-D 262 and 35mm Summicron v.1 on this snowy vacation to the Canadian...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Doug
Great shots of the snowy mountain scenery, and...

Great shots of the snowy mountain scenery, and congratulations on the certification. Glad the camera is ok, but that sounds like a major pain in the chest! Best wishes for full recovery.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By Doug
How does one decide which medium to use for which...

How does one decide which medium to use for which exposures? I understand some use film for B&W while reserving digital for color. That makes some sense to me, but raises the other issue about...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-29-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,723
Posted By Doug
Yes I know! Stuck in it right now in...

Yes I know! Stuck in it right now in Banff/Canmore on a vacation trip. Not driving the right car & tires for this stuff. I gather this is the edge of a system much worse in the areas further SE. But...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-29-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By Doug
The M240 is a fine and uniquely versatile Leica....

The M240 is a fine and uniquely versatile Leica. I explored the live view feature early-on with adapted SLR lenses but have not found it particularly useful as I have a nice SLR too. I have not used...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-25-2019
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,990
Posted By Doug
Pixie is the largest of the three once-abandoned...

Pixie is the largest of the three once-abandoned kittens, a big fluffy girl kitty, with a gorgeous big tail. Here ~5+ months age, at first she was mostly a pale grey with faint streaks of orange,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-25-2019
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,990
Posted By Doug
Teddy the fluffy tabby (smallest of the three...

Teddy the fluffy tabby (smallest of the three once-abandoned kittens) and his orange twin brother Popsie.
Pentax K-1 1.4/85mm Zeiss...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-25-2019
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,990
Posted By Doug
Cassandra at age 6, adoptive mother of 3...

Cassandra at age 6, adoptive mother of 3 abandoned kittens just when they really needed her. Having once been an abandoned stray kitten herself she knows what it's like...
Pentax K-1 1.4/85mm Zeiss...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-25-2019
Replies: 702
Sticky: 6x9 photos Only
Views: 247,383
Posted By Doug
Smith Rock and the Crooked River... interesting...

Smith Rock and the Crooked River... interesting area. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2019
Replies: 393
Views: 22,926
Posted By Doug
While the bayonet Pentax filters are convenient,...

While the bayonet Pentax filters are convenient, if you have them, standard screw-in filters fit and work fine. :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-18-2019
Replies: 1,870
Views: 293,580
Posted By Doug
Looks great, Charles! Congrats on the fine...

Looks great, Charles! Congrats on the fine outcome of what I'm sure was a huge effort. I've fully restored only one in my time and that was enough. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,514
Posted By Doug
Buyers remorse after extreme case of GAS,...

Buyers remorse after extreme case of GAS, exacerbated by it involving expensive new Leica gear, an M-A and an APO Summicron 50mm.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-16-2019
Replies: 385
Views: 47,845
Posted By Doug
Good idea! Best to pick the one most appropriate...

Good idea! Best to pick the one most appropriate thread and avoid cross-posting. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-15-2019
Replies: 1,695
Views: 435,003
Posted By Doug
Here's a discussion about that:...

Here's a discussion about that: :)
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169418
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2019
Replies: 1,015
Views: 372,805
Posted By Doug
^^ Nice composition, with the second girl's face...

^^ Nice composition, with the second girl's face framed by the elbow of the first, and you picked up eye-contact from the babe in the pram too! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-13-2019
Replies: 1,870
Views: 293,580
Posted By Doug
The dappled light emphasizes the shine and...

The dappled light emphasizes the shine and shapes, fine photo of a gorgeous Triumph! I had my 1965 Corvair Corsa Turbo in the concours at Forest Grove many years ago, along with some others of our...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-13-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 32,001
Posted By Doug
Hi Robert... This is a strange brand with a few...

Hi Robert... This is a strange brand with a few short-runs in limited quantity... There seems to be some variation in the name, either MS Optics or MS Optical but a photo of one lens clearly was...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-13-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 32,001
Posted By Doug
Hi Charles... Regrets for the delay. We already...

Hi Charles... Regrets for the delay.
We already have:
Olympus Zuiko MC Auto-S 50mm f/1.8

Added some Leica R lenses:
(already had just the Super-Elmar-R 15mm f/3.5)

Elmarit-R 16mm f/2.8...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-13-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 32,001
Posted By Doug
Hi-- Added: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR

Hi-- Added:
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-12-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Doug
Same here... In 2001 after 30 years of use, my...

Same here... In 2001 after 30 years of use, my pre-MLU 6x7 needed new foam. There was no noticeable functional problem, just the distress of the loose and rattling prism!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By Doug
Useful experiment, Huss! Long ago I worked at a...

Useful experiment, Huss!

Long ago I worked at a camera shop in Rapid City. The show windows faced west. We would put spacers under the lenses of display cameras to tilt them up so window shoppers...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-06-2019
Replies: 1,870
Views: 293,580
Posted By Doug
It sure is! I had one of the same but a 4-door...

It sure is! I had one of the same but a 4-door hardtop, in two-tone pink! Push-button transmission selector! It was a good car...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By Doug
From Guy Mancuso on 7th June 2016: John Milich...

From Guy Mancuso on 7th June 2016:
John Milich has passed away
Some very sad news to hear that our dear workshop member and great GetDPI member of our family has passed away in his sleep. He had no...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By Doug
Thanks, Will... At the time, DAG sub-contracted...

Thanks, Will... At the time, DAG sub-contracted the actual machining of the flange to John Milich in NYC who I think has now passed on. And it looks just like Leica's own coding.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By Doug
Sounds good, Kevin, and hope you like your new...

Sounds good, Kevin, and hope you like your new 18mm Distagon! I bought mine used without finder so I chose to use the Voigtlander 18mm finder. It's a brilliant lens, with very mild natural corner...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-04-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Doug
Our county fair plus 4-day PRCA rodeo was this...

Our county fair plus 4-day PRCA rodeo was this past weekend. I got some pics of the rather quiet first day of the fair Thursday, but for the next 4 days I had a volunteer job with the rodeo and...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-03-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,409
Posted By Doug
Would we post in such a way as to evoke Likes?...

Would we post in such a way as to evoke Likes? Would the possibility of Likes affect how we behave on the forum?
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-30-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By Doug
It would be best to separate this digital CL...

It would be best to separate this digital CL thread from the film CL subjects as it's quite different... But, gents, where do you think is the most appropriate destination for a move? "Leica Q / T...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-26-2019
Replies: 1,134
Views: 295,271
Posted By Doug
Nifty machinery, wonderful preservation! This...

Nifty machinery, wonderful preservation! This motor is interesting in part because it appears to be a side-valve exhaust combined with overhead valve intake!
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-25-2019
Replies: 1,919
Views: 1,743,559
Posted By Doug
Thanks for including lens ID info and aperture...

Thanks for including lens ID info and aperture used if available! Since this thread is a technical one, in the Optics Theory forum, the ability to associate the picture appearance to the lens that...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-25-2019
Replies: 418
Views: 180,393
Posted By Doug
Thanks! IIRC that's a bit of frost or a light...

Thanks! IIRC that's a bit of frost or a light dusting of snow on the stems.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-24-2019
Replies: 418
Views: 180,393
Posted By Doug
Wall...

Wall pattern
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1437280079.SEQ.2.jpgLeica M240, 2.5/50mm Skopar
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-24-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 27,549
Posted By Doug
Donnell Lake vista, west side of Sonora Pass,...

Donnell Lake vista, west side of Sonora Pass, California
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1544254663.SEQ.1.jpgLeica Q
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 08-24-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 27,549
Posted By Doug
At dinner overlooking gambling machines at the...

At dinner overlooking gambling machines at the Ramada hotel in Ely Nevada.
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1539499388.SEQ.1.jpgLeica Q
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-24-2019
Replies: 1,870
Views: 293,580
Posted By Doug
Percival Lowell's car, Flagstaff...

Percival Lowell's car, Flagstaff AZ
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1539766302.SEQ.1.jpgLeica Q
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-24-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By Doug
Well, it appears PopFlash is no longer a RFF...

Well, it appears PopFlash is no longer a RFF sponsor, as their ad is gone now from the Home Page sidebar...

I have bought several times from them, and they've also sold gear for me, very...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-23-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By Doug
PopFlash is a long-time RFF sponsor, see their...

PopFlash is a long-time RFF sponsor, see their linked ad in the Home page sidebar. :)
Have to agree with giganova too, though; the Leica Store experience is very good!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,443
Posted By Doug
One gets an eye for the light, but it can get...

One gets an eye for the light, but it can get deceptive real easy. With cameras that don't feature a built-in meter, I have typically had an incident meter with me that I check from time to time......
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2019
Replies: 92
Views: 5,211
Posted By Doug
Thanks Mike, the threads have been merged. :)

Thanks Mike, the threads have been merged. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,976
Posted By Doug
Thanks for pointing that out, and the threads...

Thanks for pointing that out, and the threads have been merged.:)

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1421904637.SEQ.1.jpgVoigtlander Ultron 2.0/40mm SL, Pentax K-3 (1.5x crop...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-19-2019
Replies: 546
Views: 68,403
Posted By Doug
^^Peter, what a lovely warm smile!^^

^^Peter, what a lovely warm smile!^^
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-19-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,305
Posted By Doug
I have one of those (original unconverted) and...

I have one of those (original unconverted) and it's a great lens. But according to its specs, the 45mm focal length is nominal, and it's actually 47mm. I guess that would put it out of the 40mm...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Doug
IMO it would have to be a fancy way of saying...

IMO it would have to be a fancy way of saying "flat"! :D
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 08-17-2019
Replies: 5,439
Views: 823,890
Posted By Doug
^^Now that seems to me an obscure location! Road...

^^Now that seems to me an obscure location! Road access from the rest of the US only through Canada... In that one respect it's like Alaska, only a bit smaller. :D Haven't been there for a long time....
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 13,618
Posted By Doug
I finally sold my L with 25mm Snapshot Skopar...

I finally sold my L with 25mm Snapshot Skopar (which was my first Voigtlander gear) to another RFF member. Still have the unique R4A and oddball T!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-14-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,792
Posted By Doug
Interesting... After five years it appears this...

Interesting... After five years it appears this Canon gear may be still for sale. Since we do not do any buying or selling in the RFF discussion threads --only in our Classifieds-- please post a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2019
Replies: 772
Views: 179,422
Posted By Doug
Here it is... and there are some additional...

Here it is... and there are some additional similar shots posted in my RFF Gallery in early Feb this year...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1549598337.SEQ.2.jpgPentax K-1,...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-14-2019
Replies: 1,936
Views: 382,280
Posted By Doug
"Mamiya 7 + adapter ... etc." would suggest...

"Mamiya 7 + adapter ... etc." would suggest Pentax 67 + adapter would be included as well... :) I think I posted one of those myself!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2019
Replies: 772
Views: 179,422
Posted By Doug
I'll have to visit the Sunshine Coast, never have...

I'll have to visit the Sunshine Coast, never have been there. Although I've been up to Campbell River across the Strait. We'll be staying for a couple weeks next month in Banff/Canmore Alberta,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2019
Replies: 254
Views: 16,271
Posted By Doug
^^ I like this photo above, Mike!^^ I've been...

^^ I like this photo above, Mike!^^ I've been studying the nearer umbrella-carrier with interest and curiosity. You've helped featuring her by use of limited depth of field.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-13-2019
Replies: 772
Views: 179,422
Posted By Doug
Really nice IMO, DwF... I like the way the colors...

Really nice IMO, DwF... I like the way the colors on the rocks tie in with the sunset colors. And some human interest too...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-12-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By Doug
Well, one pleasant thought is that color negative...

Well, one pleasant thought is that color negative films typically perform better with a bit of "overexposure", say 2/3 to 1 stop over. So a ISO 200 color neg film is quite happy at EI 100! :) And, it...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,180
Posted By Doug
Hangin' Out at Kimo's in...

Hangin' Out at Kimo's in Lahaina

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1523516010.SEQ.2.jpgMD262, 1.4/35mm Summilux ASPH
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 08-11-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,180
Posted By Doug
Bar at Pioneer Inn,...

Bar at Pioneer Inn, Lahaina
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1522045496.SEQ.3.jpgMD262, 1.8/75mm Heliar
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 08-11-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 1,728
Posted By Doug
As some others have alluded to, I think a major...

As some others have alluded to, I think a major decision point is how one views and focuses the subject. EFV or OVF. Reid Reviews is frequently critical of EVFs for inability to display the full...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-09-2019
Replies: 1,870
Views: 293,580
Posted By Doug
Nice shot of the TR4, Charles! Rare to see one in...

Nice shot of the TR4, Charles! Rare to see one in my areas of travel. I recall when they first introduced the TR4 that I did not like the style at all, just did not look right after the "classic"...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 932
Posted By Doug
Huss, agreed, I think we're on the same page......

Huss, agreed, I think we're on the same page... or at least in the same book! Early-on I always shot color as well as B&W but back in the 60's color in the home darkroom was 'impossible' and I...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,615
Posted By Doug
Yes, you are just plain "Axel"...

Yes, you are just plain "Axel" now!

Best
Doug
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-08-2019
Replies: 286
Views: 26,182
Posted By Doug
I like your composition, Dirk!

I like your composition, Dirk!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,615
Posted By Doug
I'll take that as a request... You are now...

I'll take that as a request... You are now "PaulDalex" on RFF!


Best wishes
Doug
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-05-2019
Replies: 1,936
Views: 382,280
Posted By Doug
^^ Visited that site near Iraklion many years...

^^ Visited that site near Iraklion many years ago! Need to revisit someday.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-05-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,615
Posted By Doug
Michael's username has changed... What do you...

Michael's username has changed... What do you think; acceptable? :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Doug
Konica Hexar RF, 1.4/35mm Summilux...

Konica Hexar RF, 1.4/35mm Summilux Asph
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1312782132.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-05-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Doug
I have two Konica RFs, one black and one chrome....

I have two Konica RFs, one black and one chrome. At the 2001 PMA show in Orlando Florida, Konica showed off the Hexar RF Limited in chrome finish. Apparently only 2001 of these will be made.

Here...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-05-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 32,001
Posted By Doug
Done, John, plus a couple others! Here's the list...

Done, John, plus a couple others! Here's the list of those added:

Panasonic Lumix G 25mm F1.7 Asph
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 Asph
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 Asph Mega...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2019
Replies: 141
Views: 7,668
Posted By Doug
I hadn't heard that, but it could very well be...

I hadn't heard that, but it could very well be true, going by my experience. I got a black MX from eBay that turned out to have a dent in the right side of the top cover near the wind lever, right on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2019
Replies: 1,870
Views: 293,580
Posted By Doug
Now that's an amazing vehicle; what an...

Now that's an amazing vehicle; what an attention-getter, looks to even have a roll-cage... :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-01-2019
Replies: 254
Views: 16,271
Posted By Doug
The word umbrella derives from the Latin "umbra"...

The word umbrella derives from the Latin "umbra" meaning shadow. So it would seem meant to shade the user from the sun.

Similarly in French the word parasol means literally "for sun".

And the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-31-2019
Replies: 109
Views: 4,236
Posted By Doug
M8, 2.8/25mm...

M8, 2.8/25mm Biogon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1312958139.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,980
Posted By Doug
M240, 2.8/25mm Zeiss Biogon. This Zeiss 25mm is...

M240, 2.8/25mm Zeiss Biogon.
This Zeiss 25mm is coded as Elmarit 24mm & fitted with UV/IR Cut filter changing reddish corners to pale cyan, fixed with CornerFix. Slight purple fringing fixed in LR,...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,980
Posted By Doug
It will be snowing soon... M240 + 2.8/25mm...

It will be snowing soon... M240 + 2.8/25mm Biogon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1394266387.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,980
Posted By Doug
Mom's yakking, I'm bored. M8, 2.8/25mm...

Mom's yakking, I'm bored. M8, 2.8/25mm Biogon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1311929445.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 07-29-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,980
Posted By Doug
Traffic Safety Project, M8, 2.8/25...

Traffic Safety Project, M8, 2.8/25 Biogon
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1311836817.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-28-2019
Replies: 930
Views: 46,494
Posted By Doug
Thanks for the great comparison! Surprisingly...

Thanks for the great comparison! Surprisingly similar-looking. I'd say the new lens has slightly more contrast than the original. And the noted ring bokeh on bright lights would suggest...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-27-2019
Replies: 2,963
Views: 1,787,723
Posted By Doug
Political picnic tomorrow, plus a visit to the...

Political picnic tomorrow, plus a visit to the street market nearby, should be some photo ops. Using the M-D262 with 3.5/50mm collapsible Heliar.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,776
Posted By Doug
I have had the same issue with B&W vs color; I...

I have had the same issue with B&W vs color; I can adjust my thinking to one or the other but not both interchangeably. Back in the day doing urban street shooting I often carried an M2+35 below a...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-25-2019
Replies: 930
Views: 46,494
Posted By Doug
Yes, a comparison would be interesting. Pricing...

Yes, a comparison would be interesting. Pricing has obviously gone up a lot over the years, but then so has inflation. I bought my 35 Summicron v.1 new from a retail shop in downtown Seattle on 3...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-25-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,273
Posted By Doug
That's very possible, Raid, as the M8 cover glass...

That's very possible, Raid, as the M8 cover glass is slightly thinner, 0.5mm vs the M9 about 0.2mm thicker. It's occurred to me that using the 0.5mm glass for the larger M9 sensor cover could risk...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Doug
I've used a lot of XP1 and XP2 over the years,...

I've used a lot of XP1 and XP2 over the years, and have never been happy with underexposed chromogenic B&W or color films. They just don't tolerate underexpsure IMO, and actually do rather well with...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2019
Replies: 286
Views: 26,182
Posted By Doug
I think the OP was using "warships" to label his...

I think the OP was using "warships" to label his example of the category of "ships" for this thread (and his photo and some later ones didn't load now due to broken links), not that the intent was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2019
Replies: 1,187
Views: 338,158
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1203838887.SEQ.0.jpg
Zeiss Ikon, 35mm Summicron v.1, Fuji 800Z @ EI500
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2019
Replies: 417
Views: 67,870
Posted By Doug
^^that one^^ made me think of this one......

^^that one^^ made me think of this one... :)
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1313733548.SEQ.0.jpg
Las Vegas, M8, 28mm Summicron
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-19-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Doug
I'm with you on that! EI 400 is very useful for...

I'm with you on that! EI 400 is very useful for medium format IMO, though I have often chosen 800... but in the case of color neg or chromogenic B&W I set the meter 2/3 stop slower than box speed...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-19-2019
Replies: 836
Views: 84,032
Posted By Doug
IMHO that last one of the purple flowers is...

IMHO that last one of the purple flowers is particularly nice, Mike!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 194
Views: 22,182
Posted By Doug
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/galler...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1371022318.SEQ.1.jpg

Pentax MX, 2.8/24mm SMC Pentax
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,977
Posted By Doug
^^ True, it has antecedents, though it does...

^^ True, it has antecedents, though it does demonstrate that even today some manufacturers are producing attractive designs. :)

Also, some newer cars may look good from the outside but have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-19-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,977
Posted By Doug
Maybe... https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgalle...

Maybe...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1514253479.SEQ.1.jpgPentax K-1, 1.4/50mm SMCP
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 9,940
Posted By Doug
Yes, has to be the Coleman Dock ferry terminal in...

Yes, has to be the Coleman Dock ferry terminal in Seattle, with sorta Kalakala-like Art Deco styling! Seattle skyline is unrecognizably different from today. Hey, where's the Alaskan Way viaduct??
I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-18-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Doug
My main tool now is Lightroom, though I have used...

My main tool now is Lightroom, though I have used Capture One in the past. Transitioning to the LR user interface was awkward I thought, until I got used to it. Had to read the book! For organizing...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-17-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 9,940
Posted By Doug
Looks very familiar, but it took me a bit to...

Looks very familiar, but it took me a bit to realize what is wrong here... ferries I remember in the mid-1940's and later on Puget Sound routes were all double-ended (except the unique Kalakala) so...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2019
Replies: 1,870
Views: 293,580
Posted By Doug
^^ A really nice-looking 1954 Chevrolet!

^^ A really nice-looking 1954 Chevrolet!
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,813
Posted By Doug
^^ I may have missed it... Has Sigma said there...

^^ I may have missed it... Has Sigma said there will be a Foveon sensor version? I'm surprised this release has a Bayer sensor. Would this be the first full-frame Foveon? Maybe Sigma ran into a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 216
Views: 11,585
Posted By Doug
Trujillo, Peru... But the hat is from Montecristi...

Trujillo, Peru... But the hat is from Montecristi Ecuador
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1532924660.SEQ.3.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 216
Views: 11,585
Posted By Doug
Montecristi,...

Montecristi, Ecuador
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1531382881.SEQ.2.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 216
Views: 11,585
Posted By Doug
It takes more than one person to make a Panama...

It takes more than one person to make a Panama hat. The nearby “apeleador” pounds the hat fabric with a wooden mallet to align the fibers, while the “planchador” goes over the hat with an iron in a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-13-2019
Replies: 216
Views: 11,585
Posted By Doug
Buskers on the pier next to the Disney Wonder,...

Buskers on the pier next to the Disney Wonder, Costa Maya Mexico
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1526368144.SEQ.1.jpg
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-09-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 36,846
Posted By Doug
The M-D 262 is a strange odd-ball but in a very...

The M-D 262 is a strange odd-ball but in a very nice way!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-08-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 36,846
Posted By Doug
Me too, the M-D 262... :)

Me too, the M-D 262... :)
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Doug
Hi-- I used the 28mm Summicron in Malta and...

Hi-- I used the 28mm Summicron in Malta and Sicily, then later switched to the 2.0/35mm Biogon ZM in the Canary Islands.

The photo below with the M8 and 28mm is in Siracusa, Sicily. Note the nearest...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 07-08-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Doug
UV/IR filters are one essential, while coding the...

UV/IR filters are one essential, while coding the lens mount is another IMO. yes, even with the M8 as I unhappily discovered years ago after returning from a trip to Malta and Sicily. Both aid...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-08-2019
Replies: 385
Views: 47,845
Posted By Doug
Bench with man, bench with aluminum sculpture of...

Bench with man, bench with aluminum sculpture of bull...
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/77/U77I1562054492.SEQ.0.jpg
Leica Q
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,762
Posted By Doug
Current fave is the black Leica M-D 262 with a...

Current fave is the black Leica M-D 262 with a 3.5/50mm collapsible nickel Heliar. This camera is so nice to use, every time I set out to use it I'm delighted all over again...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-07-2019
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,990
Posted By Doug
^^Handsome orange tabby!^^

^^Handsome orange tabby!^^
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,084
Posted By Doug
All my email and web browsing is done on a...

All my email and web browsing is done on a desktop, not iPhone which is mainly a *phone* ! So it's not distracting, generally, but useful in the few things for which I use it. Technology today is...
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