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Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 03-01-2020
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Views: 317
Posted By xavyr
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-165.html

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-165.html
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-14-2020
Replies: 20
Views: 3,455
Posted By xavyr
JIS = Japanese Industrial Standard screwdrivers. ...

JIS = Japanese Industrial Standard screwdrivers. They have blade sides that do not taper but fit square to the slots in the screw head, and tend not to "twist out" of the slot under lateral force;...
Forum: Travel 02-04-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,690
Posted By xavyr
And most stunning, excellent work it is. Terrific...

And most stunning, excellent work it is. Terrific impact: intimate, punchy. Book-worthy; 'zine worthy. Fer sher.
Want me some 'zine.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-06-2019
Replies: 2,543
Views: 316,633
Posted By xavyr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49024283842_64...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49024283842_64b99cb894_w.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hG7gB9)curandera (print rephoto) AF35ML (https://flic.kr/p/2hG7gB9) by du Tabac...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,465
Posted By xavyr
haka. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4893554...

haka.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48935549752_b85cb6287e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hygu43)Haka. (https://flic.kr/p/2hygu43) by w m (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,522
Posted By xavyr
true dat, true dat

true dat, true dat
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,522
Posted By xavyr
Waaalll, 'spose it may be said of any rig using...

Waaalll, 'spose it may be said of any rig using rangefinding tech to determine focus, n'est-ce pas?
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 10-05-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 14,504
Posted By xavyr
Canon S95 & S100, still. and nowadays, cheap.

Canon S95 & S100, still.
and nowadays, cheap.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2,004
Posted By xavyr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48834848912_03...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48834848912_033774de0f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hpnncE)bessa L, 15mm via noritsu (https://flic.kr/p/2hpnncE) by du Tabac...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2019
Replies: 138
Views: 11,605
Posted By xavyr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48834636901_23...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48834636901_2373c9cd23_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hpmhbi)kim (https://flic.kr/p/2hpmhbi) by du Tabac (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2019
Replies: 2,543
Views: 316,633
Posted By xavyr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48831557152_c0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48831557152_c0ae2603bb.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hp5uFb)curandera print phone rephoto AF35ML (https://flic.kr/p/2hp5uFb) by W M...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-01-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By xavyr
Thanks! That technique of Rick's is brilliant

Thanks! That technique of Rick's is brilliant
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-30-2019
Replies: 2,102
Views: 313,751
Posted By xavyr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48818541661_ac...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48818541661_ac9a27a1a8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hnVMCa)Chev 3100 pickup (https://flic.kr/p/2hnVMCa) by W M (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,481
Posted By xavyr
Very light weight & excellent features? Second...

Very light weight & excellent features? Second the Nikon N75 & N80. Cheap, decent zooms a-plenty. Boom.
Forum: Film vs Digital 09-24-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By xavyr
I work in other media as well, and I stand with...

I work in other media as well, and I stand with silverhalidedreamer. The medium very much does matter. I used film from the 1960s until 2004; now I'm having a little film renaissance at the moment,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,688
Posted By xavyr
Ooooooh, man .... why did I ever let mine go in...

Ooooooh, man .... why did I ever let mine go in the Great Digital-Onset Film Purge?

OTH, my cousin just gave me a pristine Oly 35SP ... with working meter.

Pardon me; I gotta go look for a...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By xavyr
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/the-collision...

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/the-collision-fred-herzog-the-holocaust-and-me/article4104746/

Yeah, surprised.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-05-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,349
Posted By xavyr
No, sorry, not me. "xavyr" was a ref. to my old...

No, sorry, not me. "xavyr" was a ref. to my old Oly XA. But thanks for the pointer to the Yashica board! Looking in there now
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-05-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 2,349
Posted By xavyr
Wow, thanks - what fun. It's been years; gotta go...

Wow, thanks - what fun. It's been years; gotta go dust off the old Samurai X3.0
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-23-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By xavyr
You think? I've often wondered about that very...

You think? I've often wondered about that very thing: some ordinary piece of kit that most are offering for, say, $50, with one two sellers asking several hundred.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By xavyr
http://www.stereoscopy.com/

http://www.stereoscopy.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By xavyr
http://www.3dphoto.net/forum/index.php

http://www.3dphoto.net/forum/index.php
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By xavyr
and when all else fails,...

and when all else fails, McMaster-Carr...

https://www.mcmaster.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By xavyr
Thank you for the pointer to Langdon Clay - lot...

Thank you for the pointer to Langdon Clay - lot of rich work there.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,885
Posted By xavyr
Yep, declining, in the sense that the makers have...

Yep, declining, in the sense that the makers have certainly hit the wall with price resistance.

In an uncertain global economy, people are definitely more resistant than ever - I would not have...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,885
Posted By xavyr
Yeah, "tanking", I don't know. The smartphone...

Yeah, "tanking", I don't know.

The smartphone market is officially in a "recession" but nonetheless, they're still selling one hell of a lot of 'em. No corporate suicides as yet.

"The figures...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-28-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,885
Posted By xavyr
I finally accepted that my last phone (Samsung...

I finally accepted that my last phone (Samsung Note 4) could make photos of decent - within limits - quality, oh, but that horrible and slippery grip!

The ergonomics thing was solved (and also...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-23-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 5,793
Posted By xavyr
Killer shots, airfrog

Killer shots, airfrog
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-12-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By xavyr
so, a Euro distributor's rebadging, or...

so, a Euro distributor's rebadging, or something...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-11-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By xavyr
well, FWIW, one response to a similar question in...

well, FWIW, one response to a similar question in 2015 on Flickr elicited that it was at least offered under that name in a Dutch magazine or newspaper in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,320
Posted By xavyr
Oh, for sure. Which is why Anti-Usury laws are...

Oh, for sure. Which is why Anti-Usury laws are unfair.
Really.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,320
Posted By xavyr
This. To users whose links are still "alive",...

This. To users whose links are still "alive", check back from time-to-time and see how long that continues to be true.

What a ploy. One might almost suspect that PB, aware as they are that many,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-29-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,989
Posted By xavyr
Don't see the large "9" on the wooden grip...

Don't see the large "9" on the wooden grip handle; likely 7.63 x 25 cartridge.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-26-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 4,491
Posted By xavyr
May I ask which one you're using? I'm trying...

May I ask which one you're using? I'm trying those out just now. TIA

Boy, I sure miss the little Calcu-lite-X...:(
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,802
Posted By xavyr
Yes, indeedy, it was... Canon...

Yes, indeedy, it was...

Canon SureShot
F3HP
N90s
Oly IS-10
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2017
Replies: 212
Views: 9,684
Posted By xavyr
Well. Goodness; will a stranger, throwing his hat...

Well. Goodness; will a stranger, throwing his hat into a room already knee-deep in spent brass, be fired upon? Because the thing has always been, for this aspirational artist, very simple.

With me,...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-11-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,978
Posted By xavyr
Day-long time-out errors here - never go to the...

Day-long time-out errors here - never go to the site at all between 10:00 and 20:30 hrs., and then "new posts", et al are faulty again. Here in this thread by the grace of "active threads" alone. ...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-05-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By xavyr
Working! Thanks techies!

Working! Thanks techies!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-05-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,978
Posted By xavyr
Yep. Working fine. My thanks as well!

Yep. Working fine. My thanks as well!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-04-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,978
Posted By xavyr
yep, q.v.:...

yep, q.v.:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=160601
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-04-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By xavyr
Links are working ok; "new posts" and "today's...

Links are working ok; "new posts" and "today's posts" (under quick links) are still getting "database error."
Folks looking into this?
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-04-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By xavyr
Hmmm. I'm on plain old Chrome; has happened...

Hmmm. I'm on plain old Chrome; has happened several times over the last week.

EDIT: Still happening in fact - am able to get in only either by accessing this thread through the mail notification,...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-04-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By xavyr
Huh, yeah. Getting "database error" messages in...

Huh, yeah. Getting "database error" messages in just trying to get off the front page...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-01-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 2,603
Posted By xavyr
Aspiring Leica owner says: everyone is invited...

Aspiring Leica owner says:
everyone is invited back to the thread when the M11 is announced.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-26-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 2,515
Posted By xavyr
Get 'er fixed right...

Get 'er fixed right -

http://okvintagecamera.com/

Repair prices are excellent. Transit time to the US via mail were just 2.5 weeks for moi.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 03-18-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,047
Posted By xavyr
Sony NEX 5 w/kit lens. Cheap, good place to...

Sony NEX 5 w/kit lens. Cheap, good place to start. try KEH.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-12-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 17,064
Posted By xavyr
Hah! Bang on!

Hah! Bang on!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2017
Replies: 266
Views: 17,064
Posted By xavyr
As an aside, thank you, Roger, for citing Willy...

As an aside, thank you, Roger, for citing Willy Ronis. Asking myself how, in a lifetime of interest, did I ever manage to miss this man's work entirely?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4,102
Posted By xavyr
Wow! Banding/uneven development aside, Thatspec,...

Wow! Banding/uneven development aside, Thatspec, those are gorgeous!
Caffenol! *whew*! Who knew? Time to get busy with caffenol...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-21-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,842
Posted By xavyr
Well, here's a link to a Canon QL17 website. ...

Well, here's a link to a Canon QL17 website. Battery adapters are discussed, as well as the light meters themselves (and seals!). http://ql17.com/

Your specimen will probably benefit from a full...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-21-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,842
Posted By xavyr
Is the one correct? Uses the mercury RM-1R or...

Is the one correct? Uses the mercury RM-1R or equivalent:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/554970/Canon-Canonet-Ql17.html
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-13-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By xavyr
Well, this morning I received a parcel from Oleg...

Well, this morning I received a parcel from Oleg with the two cameras that I sent him - the Kiev 4AM under discussion, and a (formerly) woebegone Zorki 4k. I could not be happier.

The slight...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By xavyr
Thank you, Philip, for the additional...

Thank you, Philip, for the additional reassurance.

Though the shipping costs are, uh, uneconomical, I sent the 4AM off to Oleg Khalyavin for looking-over and freshening-up. It is on its way back...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-23-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,279
Posted By xavyr
Hmm. Could be a very nice...

Hmm. Could be a very nice find:
https://www.cameraquest.com/crfs2.htm
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-22-2017
Replies: 103
Views: 8,131
Posted By xavyr
Most of the trash was from the Inauguration on...

Most of the trash was from the Inauguration on the day before.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-11-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By xavyr
Thank you, David, for your efforts and research!

Thank you, David, for your efforts and research!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-10-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By xavyr
Thanks to all. Hmmm. Looking through eBay open...

Thanks to all.

Hmmm. Looking through eBay open and closed items, I become ... more confused. I gather that it was last in Leitz's catalog in 1965 (?).

What's puzzling is that it looks so "new",...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By xavyr
HOLY JUMPIN' CATFISH! Just spent five minutes...

HOLY JUMPIN' CATFISH!

Just spent five minutes searching the 'net for info. about Ablon variants. Not much luck, but I cannot believe the prices people are actually fetching for these things
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By xavyr
And thank you, David. I had no idea of what sort...

And thank you, David. I had no idea of what sort of variants have been made.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By xavyr
Thanks, Frank. Yellowish cast in the cellphone...

Thanks, Frank.

Yellowish cast in the cellphone photo is my fault; from the desk lamp!

Fairly modern-looking, marked with the logo & "E.LEITZ WETZLAR Germany";
inside, "Schichseite" "Coated...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-09-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By xavyr
Which version ABLON is this?

Among my photo stuff, I recently found this Leitz trimmer. Can anyone tell me what version of the ABLON this is? Thanks for your...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-03-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By xavyr
Thanks, TL, for your help in this - May I ask:...

Thanks, TL, for your help in this -

May I ask: with your own specimen, when the lens is locked at infinity, does the distance ring still have a small bit of movement? So locked, mine has about .5...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-31-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By xavyr
Thanks, xayraa - tried your suggestions, but took...

Thanks, xayraa - tried your suggestions, but took a closer look (as I should have done before I posted).

Following the instructions on the old 'Kiev Survival' site, I tried to put a slight upward...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-31-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By xavyr
Helios 103/Kiev 4AM question.

Good morning.

I have a long-ago bought but never used Kiev 4AM (a 1981 model) acquired years ago that I have never used (ummm, digital got in the way :rolleyes:).

My new-to-me Oly XA got my...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-29-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 4,991
Posted By xavyr
I remember using Marshalls oils- I recall that a...

I remember using Marshalls oils- I recall that a special spray was first applied to RC paper to give the surface the proper 'tooth' for adherence.
Forum: Photo Software 11-18-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,516
Posted By xavyr
Agreed. Photobucket has gotten pretty...

Agreed. Photobucket has gotten pretty bad.

Ipernity was good, but scads of users left for Flickr when new limits were imposed for free (non-"Pro") accounts and Pro account fees were increased.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-14-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,335
Posted By xavyr
Just now resurrecting our specimen (birthday...

Just now resurrecting our specimen (birthday present for wife in 1999(?). First roll in progress...
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