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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 714
Posted By wwfloyd
The 70-300mm f4-5.6 II IS Nano lens. In order...

The 70-300mm f4-5.6 II IS Nano lens.

In order to sell myself on getting back into a DSLR system, I had to swear off buying L glass. For my casual use, I could not justify the expense. And, I wanted...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By wwfloyd
Here's an ID page by Rick Oleson:...

Here's an ID page by Rick Oleson: http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-99.html
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By wwfloyd
Well, the lens styling certainly is a match, with...

Well, the lens styling certainly is a match, with the same cds and asa port arrangement.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 1 Week Ago
Replies: 172
Views: 33,612
Posted By wwfloyd
Voigtlander Perkeo III

A bit ugly, but does the job handily!
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48540154322_749450702f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gXjYLs)Voigtlander Perkeo III (https://flic.kr/p/2gXjYLs) by wwfloyd...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By wwfloyd
Look at Ricoh models for a potential match, since...

Look at Ricoh models for a potential match, since a bunch of other Sears cameras were Ricoh re-brands. And, Ricoh was big on the "Color Corrected" label.


EDIT: Whoops, the "Color Corrected" label...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By wwfloyd
No, hadn't heard of this. Aren't you using more...

No, hadn't heard of this.


Aren't you using more developer, in that long tube?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 820
Posted By wwfloyd
I share some of your misery with color...

I share some of your misery with color developing. Yes, with just kitchen gear, temperature control is inexact. My greatest frustration with the higher temp. chemicals, is that the plastic Kinderman...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-18-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 9,477
Posted By wwfloyd
What a great thread. Nautical + street...

What a great thread. Nautical + street photography. Add ferries to the short list of things I would like about city life.
Forum: Olympus RF 07-13-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 31,042
Posted By wwfloyd
dourbalistar...

dourbalistar (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=69640), that's one heckofa "snapshot". Very nice.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-06-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By wwfloyd
If you use any Lomo 110 film, be sure to tape...

If you use any Lomo 110 film, be sure to tape over the camera's film window. Lomo backing in both color and black and white has been reported to have pin holes where light leaks through. Yes, I did...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-28-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By wwfloyd
I agree that the build and design are decent....

I agree that the build and design are decent. With luck, your Bellami will be better than mine. Left side of images are over-dark, and lacking resolution -- hard to mitigate with editing (though the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-22-2019
Replies: 3,032
Views: 480,932
Posted By wwfloyd
I rarely convert digital to BW. But, here, I was...

I rarely convert digital to BW. But, here, I was scouting for a long exposure, medium format BW shot I've been wanting to do.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47940355581_ae05062728_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-18-2019
Replies: 510
Views: 65,711
Posted By wwfloyd
A variation on the theme would be performers...

A variation on the theme would be performers playing to the camera. I've considered starting a new thread for that, specifically, but, wasn't sure it was different enough, or would be well enough...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By wwfloyd
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-14-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By wwfloyd
Temperature control -- much more difficult with...

Temperature control -- much more difficult with C-41 kit, working in the kitchen, with no special temp control equipment.



Chemical cost -- Unicolor kit is much more expensive than BW (which comes...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,654
Posted By wwfloyd
Apparently, it is legal. Of course, this was...

Apparently, it is legal. Of course, this was Ebay's response to sellers listing, say, a Nifty Fifty for $10, with $65 shipping.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,808
Posted By wwfloyd
I am enjoying the topic. Pet peeves are...

I am enjoying the topic. Pet peeves are interesting, and may be shared, or debated. We all have 'em, some stranger than others.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-08-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By wwfloyd
Got a Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D and a couple...

Got a Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D and a couple lenses, in good working order. 6Mp DSLR.

And a Yashica 44LM that's nice, except for loose front lens board / focus mechanism. I my mind, I can fix it....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-07-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By wwfloyd
Congrats on your success. I appreciate the...

Congrats on your success. I appreciate the post... may well need it one day.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-06-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 33,501
Posted By wwfloyd
Voightlander Perkeo III / e, wide open, f3.5....

Voightlander Perkeo III / e, wide open, f3.5. Note the swirly bokeh. Tri-X at 1/60 second.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46982809514_73d984a2fa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ezHbpU)Just one guitar...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By wwfloyd
No, it's all very normal in appearance.

No, it's all very normal in appearance.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By wwfloyd
OK, I have verified that the streaks do not...

OK, I have verified that the streaks do not extend beyond the frame on the negs, so, not a rear light leak. Not a scanner issue -- I wasn't thinking, on that point.

As far as shutter fault, what I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By wwfloyd
I think the direction of travel gives them some...

I think the direction of travel gives them some measure of safety... until the thoroughly unexpected occurs.


In the 80s, I did some county fairground clay track shooting, from inside the oval. That...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By wwfloyd
Diagnosis, please: Leak / shutter prob. w/ Spotmatic

Please help me pinpoint my issue with a Pentax Spotmatic. I get a very subtle, white, vertical streak from the top of frame, down about 1/3 of the way or so. It's always in the same position, when I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,550
Posted By wwfloyd
I thought it was still not working, but, logged...

I thought it was still not working, but, logged out, and back in, and it is working. Uploaded a photo, and made a slight edit.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 05-20-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 29,961
Posted By wwfloyd
I just got a Canon P, my first interchangeable...

I just got a Canon P, my first interchangeable lens Canon RF. Looks pretty good. It just may be usable, as is. Love the feel of the advance lever.



The shutter is wrinkled a bit. I did read this...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,829
Posted By wwfloyd
https://live.staticflickr.com/7915/47331282371_055...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7915/47331282371_0552ca579f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2f7vcfB)Ink (https://flic.kr/p/2f7vcfB) by wwfloyd (https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfloyd/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,829
Posted By wwfloyd
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47775721851_c3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47775721851_c33bf5fefe_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fMM4Cg)Music fan (https://flic.kr/p/2fMM4Cg) by wwfloyd (https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfloyd/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-08-2019
Replies: 365
Views: 36,825
Posted By wwfloyd
Thistle blossom, with Yashica Dental Eye...

Thistle blossom, with Yashica Dental Eye III



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40706277653_42f789aa6e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2525jak)Thistle blossom, way down deep (https://flic.kr/p/2525jak)...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 05-08-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By wwfloyd
My Super 23 is like yours. I have not taken it...

My Super 23 is like yours. I have not taken it apart, but, have imagined that there are rubber bushing that are very much worn, or missing. I'm not sure I'll ever need to tilt the back, but, it would...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-08-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 9,887
Posted By wwfloyd
My main issue with the Color 35 is that it takes...

My main issue with the Color 35 is that it takes more trouble to collapse the lens than with a Rollei 35, along with more potential mechanical wear doing the collapse, than with a Rollei 35. This,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,550
Posted By wwfloyd
I pretty much do not update my Android apps --...

I pretty much do not update my Android apps -- "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." But, yesterday, I had to update Flickr, in order to log in with my new Flickr (not Yahoo) login. As I suspected, the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-07-2019
Replies: 510
Views: 65,711
Posted By wwfloyd
https://live.staticflickr.com/7863/46784199544_ffc...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7863/46784199544_ffc6b4a627_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ehafA5)Happy (https://flic.kr/p/2ehafA5) by wwfloyd (https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfloyd/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By wwfloyd
17 rolls of 6-year-old 400TX, at 25 cents each......

17 rolls of 6-year-old 400TX, at 25 cents each... local thrift shop.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 04-24-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By wwfloyd
This looks much like a shutter flaw that I...

This looks much like a shutter flaw that I recently saw in a new-to-me Pentax K1000. About 1 in 5 frames was affected, and shutter speed did not seem to matter. The K1000 has a horizontal focal plane...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 385
Views: 44,310
Posted By wwfloyd
Taken through shop...

Taken through shop windows...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7919/33455458818_70c3c40d7f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SYkYku)Rocket Fizz (https://flic.kr/p/SYkYku) by wwfloyd...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-22-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By wwfloyd
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,194
Posted By wwfloyd
I've just been building a Spotmatic system --...

I've just been building a Spotmatic system -- fun, since the lenses can be very cheap. WRT battery, the word from Googling is that the Spotmatics have a bridge circuit for the meters, which means...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-22-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By wwfloyd
Are you still getting good use out of the 'puter,...

Are you still getting good use out of the 'puter, for other things? I have Win7 notebook from 2010, I think. It's now used only for scanning, and, it isn't connected to the interwebs... thus, no...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-21-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By wwfloyd
I'd be curious as to how much you bought that...

I'd be curious as to how much you bought that Nishika for, new. Used ones sell regularly on ebay for near $200 -- likely more, if you have full kit with flash, etc. Aside from the novelty (which is...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-21-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By wwfloyd
Are you SURE you're closing the film door...

Are you SURE you're closing the film door completely? One of my XA's has sort of a 2-stage feel to the latch. I fogged the beginning of a roll of film because I thought the door was latched, but, it...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-19-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By wwfloyd
I have a set of those lenses. It may help you to...

I have a set of those lenses. It may help you to know that the rear caps of my set are plastic push-on... they have ribs on the inner edge every centimeter or so.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-18-2019
Replies: 601
Views: 51,425
Posted By wwfloyd
https://live.staticflickr.com/7897/40630316443_98e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7897/40630316443_98ec6dc9b8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24UmZxi)Taxi gal and horse (https://flic.kr/p/24UmZxi) by wwfloyd (https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfloyd/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,508
Posted By wwfloyd
Wow! That's an eye opener. WRT to the OP, I...

Wow! That's an eye opener.


WRT to the OP, I have given up on trying to divine legitimate meaning from those Japanese listings. I just skip them. All.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 3,193
Views: 558,382
Posted By wwfloyd
The talkative rikshaw...

The talkative rikshaw dude.
https://live.staticflickr.com/7816/46872380414_76a4eee094_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2epXcFU)Rikshaw (https://flic.kr/p/2epXcFU) by wwfloyd...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By wwfloyd
The yarn I have has 4 strands. I can pull 1 or 2...

The yarn I have has 4 strands. I can pull 1 or 2 strands off (one at a time seems to work best, for maintaining the twist in the remainder), and get an appropriate fit.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-11-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By wwfloyd
I HAVE: Kodak Retina Reflex IV body. Exterior...

I HAVE: Kodak Retina Reflex IV body. Exterior looks great. Seems to wind, but, on release, there's no mirror or shutter activity. You pay shipping only.

I NEED: Chrome rewind knob for Olympus...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By wwfloyd
I get the impression this is a simple spray-on...

I get the impression this is a simple spray-on paint. A proper "paint" job probably-maybe would be powder coating, as used on metal automotive parts and accessories.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,140
Posted By wwfloyd
That reminds me of those cheap auto body paint...

That reminds me of those cheap auto body paint jobs, where the rubber door, trunk, windshield gaskets all get painted.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By wwfloyd
Had been looking at the Huss Pentax MX + 40mm...

Had been looking at the Huss Pentax MX + 40mm pancake thread. I had long wanted a 40mm, but, not bad enough to pay the $120 to $150 they seem to be selling for. Got motivated to look again. I have...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-26-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By wwfloyd
I thought the idea of a forum was to share...

I thought the idea of a forum was to share information that others may find useful. I don't know if your thoughts on this matter are representative of the community, but, I do recognize that these...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-26-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By wwfloyd
My review of Ebay bennfoto Medalist II service

Service sold by bennfoto account on Ebay. Camera sent for service to:

Cameraworks
166 Sparrowbush Road
Latham, NY 12110

Price for service: $120 + 15 for return shipping. From listing: "Service ...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-26-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5,596
Posted By wwfloyd
This thread has me tempted to get an XA2 or XA3....

This thread has me tempted to get an XA2 or XA3. But, I have another question related to the zone focusing. I've been shooting ISO 100 in my XA and other Japanese rangefinders... so that I can get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,348
Posted By wwfloyd
Not my favorite term, either. But, Shooter was...

Not my favorite term, either. But, Shooter was the title used for David Hume Kennerly's book on working Vietnam, President Ford, etc.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-18-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By wwfloyd
Hey, this is an old thread, but, thought I'd say...

Hey, this is an old thread, but, thought I'd say thanks to pb908. It's always nice to know what one is getting into. I just adjusted the vertical alignment on my Perkeo rangefinder.



For anyone...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-18-2019
Replies: 304
Views: 33,633
Posted By wwfloyd
The Drummer's Kid

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/43661411965_de28224ee4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29wd9CV)The kid behind the drum kit (https://flic.kr/p/29wd9CV) by wwfloyd...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-13-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,118
Posted By wwfloyd
Here's my Brittany, Piper, and Bassett buddy...

Here's my Brittany, Piper, and Bassett buddy Rondo.


Had been shooting with newly acquired Pentax K1000. Good looking example, but, about 1 of 6 shots would have a vertical line through the frame,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-13-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,118
Posted By wwfloyd
What a profile! Very nice.

What a profile! Very nice.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-12-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By wwfloyd
I have a walk-in dry cabinet -- a closet. The...

I have a walk-in dry cabinet -- a closet. The drying element is a Goldenrod electric device often used in gun safes. Goldenrods come in various lengths, so can be purchased for the cabinet or room...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 3,192
Posted By wwfloyd
valdas and nukecoke, Since you've both...

valdas and nukecoke,


Since you've both disassembled the Mju 1 or Stylus 3.5... I picked one up at Goodwill today. The LCDs activates when the cover is slid open (new battery used), but, the lens...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By wwfloyd
Yes, develop 1 at a time. After seeing subjects...

Yes, develop 1 at a time. After seeing subjects of the first shots developed, you'll probably recall enough to know when you had made note of shooting at higher ISO, so, you will know if that first...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-01-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By wwfloyd
Have not watched the videos, but, if I'm ever...

Have not watched the videos, but, if I'm ever motivated to do microsurgery (an ambitious undertaking!) on a Minox, I'll remember this post.


How do you suppose the shutter blades got crushed?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By wwfloyd
Hey, this is a lot like what I ran into today,...

Hey, this is a lot like what I ran into today, for the first time. Using a new-to-me Kiev 4, the 35mm take-up spool required edges about like this, but, no place for the hole punch. Instead, it had a...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-23-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 6,433
Posted By wwfloyd
I had shot a roll of Orca, and was very...

I had shot a roll of Orca, and was very displeased with the white dots showing in black areas. Had decided it would not even be worth shooting the second roll I had on hand. I eventually stumbled...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,378
Posted By wwfloyd
You can carry a camera that's too big for a...

You can carry a camera that's too big for a pocket and too small for traditional strap. There are neck lanyards that are kind of like long wrist straps -- attach to one camera lug, often adjustable,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-22-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By wwfloyd
First pics from Medalist II

I got the Medalist back, after CLA. Below are my first 3 shots. As I was working on the leaky dam shot, I added a filter, and was going to do some longer bulb exposures. Oops... found that B was not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By wwfloyd
Got the currently trendy (Infinity) Olympus...

Got the currently trendy (Infinity) Olympus Stylus f3.5 -- first in the line. Seller had said the front cover was "very difficult to close." For $26 delivered, I figured it might be off track, or...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By wwfloyd
I prefer the thin straps (nylon, poly, not sure)...

I prefer the thin straps (nylon, poly, not sure) that came with Nikon and Canon cameras in the late 70s, early 80s. They were about an inch wide where they go around the shoulder or neck. No padding...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By wwfloyd
Ah, now that you mention it... that would be...

Ah, now that you mention it... that would be possible. More important for me, now that you mention it, the degrees of rotation should be the same between cameras, for any particular negative frame...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-18-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,482
Posted By wwfloyd
nikon_sam, that crane image has several degrees...

nikon_sam, that crane image has several degrees of weirdness, which were not immediately apparent.



peterm1, yes, that shadow profile over other head reminds me of the classic published illusion,...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By wwfloyd
This is an intriguing idea. A few thoughts have...

This is an intriguing idea. A few thoughts have come to mind, as I consider the possibilities of doing it, myself.

In your other thread, you noted a need to see index numbers through the ruby...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-18-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By wwfloyd
Try using a flashlight as you peer through. I...

Try using a flashlight as you peer through. I recently had trouble seeing numbers on HP5+ -- shooting my first roll of 120, after having worked with a test roll of something else, which had big, bold...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,482
Posted By wwfloyd
Good job, guys. I was afraid this thread might go...

Good job, guys. I was afraid this thread might go nowhere.

Richard, I guess that's a ball passing through the frame?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,482
Posted By wwfloyd
Illusions made in photographs

Hey, I searched for an "Illusions" photo thread, and found none. I hope it's okay for any Schmoe to start a photo thread.

I made this high-vantage pic a few days ago, testing my $10 Chinon Bellami...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-14-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 31,042
Posted By wwfloyd
This thread is packed with nice images. I've only...

This thread is packed with nice images. I've only shot a partial roll with my RC... test shots, but, I was impressed with the results. T-Max 100, scanned on Epson...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By wwfloyd
Went to a Jewelry/Pawn closing and estate sale....

Went to a Jewelry/Pawn closing and estate sale. Picked up a Chinon Bellami for $10. Has a small crack on external viewfinder, and mild wear. But, it had good batteries in it, and everything seems to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By wwfloyd
That Mercury II looks pretty good. I've got one,...

That Mercury II looks pretty good. I've got one, and, have never managed to try it out.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,118
Posted By wwfloyd
(Hey, what does W/NW stand...

(Hey, what does W/NW stand for?)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4334/36681740011_889036d78b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XTrvki)Piper and Copper (https://flic.kr/p/XTrvki) by wwfloyd...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-11-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 33,015
Posted By wwfloyd
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/7953055168_347...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/7953055168_347e5ae4c7.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/d7MudQ)A touch of rain (https://flic.kr/p/d7MudQ) by wwfloyd (https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfloyd/), on Flickr
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By wwfloyd
I have a IIa, as well. Purchased at a flea market...

I have a IIa, as well. Purchased at a flea market for $8, in 1989. I shot a few rolls with it. Years later, I would like to make it a regular, but, winding no longer charges the shutter, as I recall....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-10-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By wwfloyd
Well, I meant ever, with allowance for possibly...

Well, I meant ever, with allowance for possibly being wrong. I was wary of speaking in absolutes. You got me curious, so, I re-Googled for the source of my assertion. Ah... "for the mass...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By wwfloyd
Functional preferences aside, I guess beauty is...

Functional preferences aside, I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I much prefer the classic 60-70s Japanese rangefinder look. The free-with-subscription cameras copied that look for a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-09-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By wwfloyd
Flickr.com 1000 photo limit for free accounts....

Flickr.com

1000 photo limit for free accounts. Years ago, free accounts could not be organized into albums (folders). I suspect that limit is gone, but, you'd want to check.

No payment for views....
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By wwfloyd
Yes, the Nimslo and the Nishika 3D cameras go for...

Yes, the Nimslo and the Nishika 3D cameras go for crazy money, with the hipsters buying them up.

The Nishika is especially crazy, since it truly is a poor example of design and execution. For...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2019
Replies: 601
Views: 51,425
Posted By wwfloyd
A few of my recent portraits....

A few of my recent portraits.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4835/46970867682_a5e93d6f61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eyDYwf)Larry (https://flic.kr/p/2eyDYwf) by wwfloyd...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By wwfloyd
The camera arrived quickly, since I live in...

The camera arrived quickly, since I live in Georgia, where KEH is based. As I expected, the camera does work, and it is very clean, with hardly any indications of use.

I just watched 2 great YouTube...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By wwfloyd
Good thought. Might be a factor.

Good thought. Might be a factor.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-06-2019
Replies: 1,305
Views: 336,218
Posted By wwfloyd
Here are two of mine. The first is a pro shooter...

Here are two of mine. The first is a pro shooter at an airshow, 2002.

The second and third represent my frustration at an outdoor Prince tribute concert. Until this evening, tradition had been to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By wwfloyd
Ouch! What are these people thinking, if they're...

Ouch! What are these people thinking, if they're thinking, at all.

I recently had to take back a Rebel film camera with lens sold on Ebay, as buyer claimed it was not as described. Not true....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-06-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,239
Posted By wwfloyd
OK, long hang time would be worth a try. I'll...

OK, long hang time would be worth a try. I'll have to work on my patience.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,891
Posted By wwfloyd
I bought one of the "As Is", for parts or repair,...

I bought one of the "As Is", for parts or repair, Olympus XA cameras that KEH has listed. $45 + 7 for shipping. They have 7 more XA or XA2 just like this -- in good cosmetic condition, except someone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-04-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By wwfloyd
Maaaybe a medium sized sensor with a short, fast...

Maaaybe a medium sized sensor with a short, fast zoom? I have enjoyed the Panasonic Lumix LX100, and the mark II iteration came out last year. 24-75mm eq. F1.7-2.8 lens. The control layout is the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-02-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 875
Posted By wwfloyd
That consistently hazy center reminds me of...

That consistently hazy center reminds me of something I've seen a few times on digital SLRs. Some lenses that were developed before digital, paired with early sensors, could pick up reflection off...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By wwfloyd
Yes, with emphasis on sold listings. People that...

Yes, with emphasis on sold listings. People that are new at doing Ebay comps (MANY Goodwill stores fall into this category) just search the listings, and get googly-eyed at the asking prices of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-01-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,239
Posted By wwfloyd
Regarding Epson flatbed scanners... I have the...

Regarding Epson flatbed scanners...


I have the V550 (IIRC, same as the V600, but without extra software packages). I have cursed this scanner many times!


The problem is the negative carriers......
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,362
Posted By wwfloyd
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=72813&d=1252008102

Love the beach shots. That first one is pretty unique.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,362
Posted By wwfloyd
Thanks, Don. Plain vanilla: D76, 1:1, 68.5...

Thanks, Don. Plain vanilla: D76, 1:1, 68.5 degrees, 10.5 minutes -- same as I've been using for 35mm Tri-X in a small tank.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2019
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,362
Posted By wwfloyd
Looks like a good thread to peruse. But first, a...

Looks like a good thread to peruse. But first, a good place to show some pics from my first roll of medium format, from Perkeo III (or E), this week. She's cosmetically wanting, but, now deemed...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By wwfloyd
Columbus, Georgia

I guess we don't care what they were shot with. I like sewer covers, too. Maybe a bit heavy on the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-29-2019
Replies: 601
Views: 51,425
Posted By wwfloyd
Nice backgrounder. Well executed communication...

Nice backgrounder. Well executed communication and photograph.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By wwfloyd
All over but the waiting... I have sent the...

All over but the waiting... I have sent the Medalist to the Ebay guy, bennfoto. Will report back later.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-27-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By wwfloyd
Thank you Beemermark! I not only got the recent...

Thank you Beemermark! I not only got the recent recommendation I was hoping for, but, 10 in all, as there are that many satisfied Medalist owners reporting in the Ebay feedback.

I have sent the guy...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-26-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By wwfloyd
Need Medalist CLA recommendation

Hi All,

I've landed on this forum several times in the past few years, as I've bought some 1950-70s Japanese, fixed lens rangefinders for my collection. I've shot with some of them. So far, the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-25-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,730
Posted By wwfloyd
Hi Beemermark, I just got a Medalist II, and am...

Hi Beemermark,

I just got a Medalist II, and am looking for a recommendation reference for CLA. While there are many references to Ken Ruth at Bald Mountain, I see that he retired a few years back....
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