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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-06-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By Lucadomi
Agree with the other comments, a portable MF, TLR...

Agree with the other comments, a portable MF, TLR or folder, would be my choice too . I would consider bringing also a compact 35mm with a semi wide lens on it, for more spontaneous shooting. There...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By Lucadomi
Or just don’t do it. So much money saved. Just...

Or just don’t do it. So much money saved.
Just joking (kind of..)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By Lucadomi
Personally I would go with the Hexar RF for 28mm.

Personally I would go with the Hexar RF for 28mm.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-04-2019
Replies: 166
Views: 44,142
Posted By Lucadomi
Very cool outfit!

Very cool outfit!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-28-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,446
Posted By Lucadomi
Functionally the Bessa might be better. I would...

Functionally the Bessa might be better. I would choose the CL for the Leica feel and the cool shutter speed dial. The finder of the bessa has a higher mag which is a plus for me. It might come down...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 7,128
Posted By Lucadomi
It would be very cool to have new options for...

It would be very cool to have new options for real rangefinders with optical veiewfinder/rangefinder.
Also for digital cameras, it would be nice to have an alternative to Leica.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,181
Posted By Lucadomi
In my experience, with manual rangefinder you...

In my experience, with manual rangefinder you focus on what you main subject is and than recompose. Recompose by just moving your main subject away from the center of the image, at your preference....
Forum: Travel 08-05-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,067
Posted By Lucadomi
Loved the puctures Raid. Will go around there...

Loved the puctures Raid. Will go around there soon myself. I guess for traveling it is a good idea to kee it simple and light with the photo equipment.
Great job. Thanks for sharing
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-11-2018
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,372
Posted By Lucadomi
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4743/40182942652_a9...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4743/40182942652_a90944f35a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24dQ5U5)Leica M4-2 (https://flic.kr/p/24dQ5U5) by Luca Dominici (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-08-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,966
Posted By Lucadomi
The power of advertising. They are persuasive and...

The power of advertising. They are persuasive and they might get there. Superior quality for not much... why not.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-07-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,180
Posted By Lucadomi
Love the Automat, it is my fav. Rolleiflex. I...

Love the Automat, it is my fav. Rolleiflex.
I usually would go for B&W but the color tones in your images really look great. Thanks for sharing them.
Forum: RFF News 12-07-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6,609
Posted By Lucadomi
It probably needs to be seen within its cultural...

It probably needs to be seen within its cultural and historical context. That is why it is in a museum.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-23-2017
Replies: 165
Views: 7,347
Posted By Lucadomi
I like it, but it is out of my price range. I...

I like it, but it is out of my price range.
I have no experience with Leica digital, other than the M8 for a short time. Actually, a redesigned M8 with a silent shutter and better ISO would have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Lucadomi
That is a great tip. Thank you so much nukecoke!

That is a great tip. Thank you so much nukecoke!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Lucadomi
Never thought about the sbooi on the Hexar. That...

Never thought about the sbooi on the
Hexar. That could be a possible compromise.
The SP looks like a great camera, but 0.4 mag is really not much.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Lucadomi
Ideally, I will need a 0.6 for 28mm, 0.72 for 35...

Ideally, I will need a 0.6 for 28mm, 0.72 for 35 and 1:1 or close for 50 and up. The fact that I have to buy 3 different cameras makes this very expensive and inefficient.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Lucadomi
That's very interesting. Yes, the Canon IV...

That's very interesting. Yes, the Canon IV solution seems very smart to me, and an upgraded improved version could be still interesting today.
I did not know about the Alpa.
Very interesting, thanks.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Lucadomi
http://file:///storage/emulated/0/Download/00c21u-...

http://file:///storage/emulated/0/Download/00c21u-542794584.jpg
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Lucadomi
The Fuji X-E 2 I think also has a similar...

The Fuji X-E 2 I think also has a similar feature, althoug it does not focus like Leica. Is this something that Leica ever considered?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Lucadomi
True about the Contax G, however it not a real RF...

True about the Contax G, however it not a real RF in the classical meaning of the term. I remember some old Canon rangefinders having this kind of feature, but I don't know how successful they were.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-11-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By Lucadomi
Optical viewfinder with adjustable magnification

Out of curiosity, would it be possible to achieve an optical viewfinder, for a rangefinder camera, where the magnification can be adjusted depending on the lens that you want to use?
It is just a...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-22-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 3,551
Posted By Lucadomi
When had a CL I was uning it with a 35mm ltm lens...

When had a CL I was uning it with a 35mm ltm lens with an adapter. I think it wa a 35mm 2.5 nikkor. The camera looked very cool and missing framelines were not a big issue. I was just framing a...
Forum: RFF News 06-20-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,490
Posted By Lucadomi
Sometimes I look for a video review of a camera...

Sometimes I look for a video review of a camera just to see the camera or hear the sounds of the camera.
I am rarely interested in the talk
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-13-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 5,362
Posted By Lucadomi
That M10 must have been hard to resist. It is...

That M10 must have been hard to resist. It is nice to have some encouragement sometimes.

By the way Robert, can you pick up one for me too next time you go? :)
Thanks
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2017
Replies: 363
Views: 25,233
Posted By Lucadomi
Rolleiflex Automat Super Ikonta 531/16 Bessa...

Rolleiflex Automat
Super Ikonta 531/16
Bessa R2
Elioflex 2
Open - I still have to find my favourite digital or one that works for me.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 8,121
Posted By Lucadomi
So true Helen. I live in the city an feel the...

So true Helen. I live in the city an feel the same. Your pics are great. It is not easy to wtness/document this reality with the correct sensible approach.
The few times I tried to take pictures of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-11-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Lucadomi
I was going to LTI. Last time I went they told me...

I was going to LTI.
Last time I went they told me they don't process slides anymore. I will try Duggal, or I will have to mail them out.
Thanks everyone for the help
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-10-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Lucadomi
Wow. Thanks for the link Skiff. A lot of good...

Wow. Thanks for the link Skiff. A lot of good options there.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-10-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By Lucadomi
Where to process Provia

Hello RFF.
My lab here in NYC stopped processing slides.
I still have a roll of Provia in my bag from my Summer vacation. Could somebody please suggest where I could get it processed?
Thanks.

Luca
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-22-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By Lucadomi
I am not sure there is another rangefinder camera...

I am not sure there is another rangefinder camera with interchangeable lenses in 6x4.5 format.
A 6x9 camera folding camera with 6x4.5 mask might be an idea.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-07-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,925
Posted By Lucadomi
Ferrania Condor 1. I believe the Eliog lens from...

Ferrania Condor 1.
I believe the Eliog lens from Officine Galileo was a triplet.
Lovely camera. Unfortunately the rf patch is almost completely faded out in mine.
Forum: Travel 09-06-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 4,510
Posted By Lucadomi
On that note Raid, I was in Volterra and San...

On that note Raid,
I was in Volterra and San Giminiano back in mid August and I really enjoyed!
Forum: Travel 09-06-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 4,510
Posted By Lucadomi
[QUOTE=Roger Hicks;2646032]Dear Lawrence, Maybe....

[QUOTE=Roger Hicks;2646032]Dear Lawrence,

Maybe. Then again, I've had this kind of reaction, mostly from Americans of Italian extraction but also from actual Italian Italians, whenever I've even...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-25-2016
Replies: 104
Views: 8,313
Posted By Lucadomi
Since I got a dedicate scanner I enjoy 35mm...

Since I got a dedicate scanner I enjoy 35mm again, without printing too large. MF is still on another level. But I tend to use both. 35mm wins for portability and simplicity. MF is best when you have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,019
Posted By Lucadomi
Roger, the old Mamiya six folding camera had a...

Roger, the old Mamiya six folding camera had a similar system that moved the film plane to achieve focus.
Another TLR with interchangeable lenses was one model of the Koniflex, if I remember...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-10-2016
Replies: 114
Views: 20,959
Posted By Lucadomi
Vuescan worked very well so far on my very old...

Vuescan worked very well so far on my very old Thinkpad and atixscan.
I can do batch scans on the 135 b&w film. 120 takes me a little longer and I don' t always remember how to switch from 6x6 to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 4,512
Posted By Lucadomi
Maybe she ment a camera needs to be digital to be...

Maybe she ment a camera needs to be digital to be real.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 04-22-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 3,897
Posted By Lucadomi
I see a similarity with the old Mamiya 6 folding...

I see a similarity with the old Mamiya 6 folding camera. With that camera you focus manually with a machanism that moves the film plane. Very smart solution.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-02-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 8,098
Posted By Lucadomi
Didn't read all the thread, but a Leica without...

Didn't read all the thread, but a Leica without rangefinder sounds like an oxymoron to me.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,541
Posted By Lucadomi
Sure. You guys are making me feel so old now. I...

Sure. You guys are making me feel so old now.
I am not against technology when it improves everyone's life. I surely use it too. Looking at the picture of the OP I see just increase in passivity and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,541
Posted By Lucadomi
[QUOTE=jsrockit;2587020]And what is wrong with...

[QUOTE=jsrockit;2587020]And what is wrong with passing the time on the Subway?

Nothing wrong. However many people seem to become dependent from their electronic toys and cannot stop using them. I...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,541
Posted By Lucadomi
True. In a Subway car for example, 60% look at...

True. In a Subway car for example, 60% look at their phone, 10% with a tablet, 5% with a book, the remaining are sleeping or crazy. I am not sure in which bracket I belong since I am looking at them.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-23-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 4,541
Posted By Lucadomi
It gives me the same creepy feeling as when I see...

It gives me the same creepy feeling as when I see these Manhattan offices where everybody is staring at their computers all day, each one in his own little cubicle. I guess they might not need...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-05-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,043
Posted By Lucadomi
I was looking for a Rolleiflex 2.8D without too...

I was looking for a Rolleiflex 2.8D without too many coating marks in the Xenotar. Hard to find.
Did not know Zeiss had better lens coating. But you were actually talking prewar.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-05-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,043
Posted By Lucadomi
So generous. Did drop a nuclear bomb there at the...

So generous. Did drop a nuclear bomb there at the end of the war I think. But that is all good.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-05-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,043
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks. That is very interesting. I wander what...

Thanks. That is very interesting.
I wander what were the basis of their patent.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-05-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,043
Posted By Lucadomi
1916 Kodak camera with...

1916 Kodak camera with telemeter:
http://lowres-picturecabinet.com.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/43/main/5/83686.jpg


On 35mm the Contax 1 was also very old. Was the Leica II the first one?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-05-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,043
Posted By Lucadomi
So, did Leica come up with the first rangefinder...

So, did Leica come up with the first rangefinder camera or there were others before?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-20-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,882
Posted By Lucadomi
Just visited her website. Very inspiring work....

Just visited her website.
Very inspiring work. Thank you for posting bmattok.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2016
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,869,372
Posted By Lucadomi
Recently got an M6 TTL. Will post pictures soon

Recently got an M6 TTL. Will post pictures soon
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-08-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,552
Posted By Lucadomi
Contax T ?

Contax T ?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,105
Posted By Lucadomi
I use a Bessa R2 with 35mm and 85mm lenses. It...

I use a Bessa R2 with 35mm and 85mm lenses.
It works great, nice viewfinder, small portable camera, with meter.
The Hexar RF is better if you plan to use 28mm lens. I like the Bessa for 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-15-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,937
Posted By Lucadomi
It happened once to me too. The trick is to...

It happened once to me too.
The trick is to rotate without applying too much pressure. You don't want to deform the circular shape of the filter before rotating. The rubber band can be helpful.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,844
Posted By Lucadomi
85mm canon ltm lens worked very well on Bessa R2...

85mm canon ltm lens worked very well on Bessa R2 in my experience. The R2 allows me to use 35mm and 85mm lenses without issues.
The CLE and the Hexar are better for wide lenses, I think.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-19-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,978
Posted By Lucadomi
To reverse the argument I would say that those...

To reverse the argument I would say that those that allow me to take the best pictures become my best cameras. If the cheaper camera gives me better results then I stay with the cheaper camera.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-15-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 4,556
Posted By Lucadomi
I had a Kiev 4 and a Zorki 4K for very short...

I had a Kiev 4 and a Zorki 4K for very short time. To me the Zorki felt quite crude. The benefit was the vieviewrinder. The Kiev was better built and felt more like a classic, however I prefer the...
Forum: RFF News 11-12-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 4,986
Posted By Lucadomi
Always preferred the black one but this one is...

Always preferred the black one but this one is not bad at all. I' ll give it a try.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,165
Posted By Lucadomi
Great tip. Thanks!

Great tip. Thanks!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 5,165
Posted By Lucadomi
I was disappointed from the images I got fro my...

I was disappointed from the images I got fro my Rolleiflex Automat after a trip to Italy.
I ended up selling it because of that. All the landscape shots on the Alps came out kind of faded out.
...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-23-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 19,040
Posted By Lucadomi
I hope I am not going too far away from the...

I hope I am not going too far away from the original post. Personally I like film cameras and film Leica are very nice but a little out of my budget. I can justify spending a little more for MF, like...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 10-09-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 12,490
Posted By Lucadomi
What about a manual rangefinder camera that can...

What about a manual rangefinder camera that can shoot both film or digital? Maybe with interchangeable backs?
Ok, I still need to have my coffee this morning.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 5,019
Posted By Lucadomi
It would be nice to take pictures of him outside...

It would be nice to take pictures of him outside of his office too. Maybe interacting with the students or in the library or other locations around the campus. Not sure if possible.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,916
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks Helen! FrankS , the lens is not scale...

Thanks Helen!

FrankS , the lens is not scale focus. The focusing works well with the Bessa.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,916
Posted By Lucadomi
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi/f7d46dff-1996-46e4-af90-cc6dd8032db1.jpg
One more. T-MAX 400 in dark church.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-26-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,916
Posted By Lucadomi
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi/c328a936-e0ec-4a1a-adab-8ff3faa6ee03.jpg
Here's a sample from the first roll.
I really like this lens. I plan to keep it. Thank everyone for the...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,685
Posted By Lucadomi
I bought a Nikon FE with a 50mm 1.4 lens for wife...

I bought a Nikon FE with a 50mm 1.4 lens for wife over a year ago. She is using the lens on her Nikon D7000 and getting used to manual focus. She still did not use the camera but I did non give up...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-20-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By Lucadomi
I ended up using an old IBM thinkpad with my...

I ended up using an old IBM thinkpad with my Artixscan. I don't have a Mac.
The thunderbolt to FireWire should be the solution for you.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,916
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks Erik! The glass actually looks very clean....

Thanks Erik!
The glass actually looks very clean. I shoot one roll and I still have to see what will come out.
I did not know there were so many variations of this lens.
I will have to think if I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,916
Posted By Lucadomi
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi/b50138f9-ffc8-4c85-82a9-984dd94d2068.jpg

One more. Vey nice lens. I am not very happy to let it go.
Thank you for the very helpful answers!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,916
Posted By Lucadomi
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi/06c40e2d-a0df-478a-bf5e-b502889c44f5.jpg

This is a picture from closer.
I have to take a picture of the mount from the back. It is an M mount and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,916
Posted By Lucadomi
M Summaron 35mm 3.5 type

I recently purchased this set up, Bessa R2 with M Summaron 35mm 3.5.
The lens is beautiful, very clean and amazing construction.
However, what type of Summaron is this?
If in the future I will decide...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-04-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3,067
Posted By Lucadomi
Considering the low viewfinder magnification, I...

Considering the low viewfinder magnification, I would go for a 28mm lens. I think there is a
28mm Hexanon lens too.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-02-2015
Replies: 1,035
Views: 269,372
Posted By Lucadomi
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi/acbd56a3-7c3b-4dd9-94e2-de88e0c71bc3.jpg

Bessa R2 with M Summaron 35mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2015
Replies: 133
Views: 22,661
Posted By Lucadomi
I only had an M3 for a short time with a...

I only had an M3 for a short time with a summicrin DR. Great camera an beautiful lens but not very portable. I like 35mm lense, and with a smaller lens the camera will be easier to carry, even the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-21-2015
Replies: 133
Views: 22,661
Posted By Lucadomi
What would be the perfect lens for the M5? How do...

What would be the perfect lens for the M5?
How do you find the size of the M5 compared to the M4-2?
Thanks.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-05-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 4,595
Posted By Lucadomi
This is a great advise. I whish I could apply it...

This is a great advise. I whish I could apply it myself. I always seem to find a justification fom my next unnecessary purchase.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,712
Posted By Lucadomi
Thought provoking. Authomatic delivered death....

Thought provoking. Authomatic delivered death. The content in the receipt description illustrates the facts. The violence is shown without showing it explicitly. The one who delivers the violence is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-22-2015
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,461
Posted By Lucadomi
I just got my Kalloflex and I am running the...

I just got my Kalloflex and I am running the first roll. I got a good deal as the camera looks and works great. I'm very impressed by the camera construction and handling. It is actually vey portable...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-16-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 12,109
Posted By Lucadomi
My choice now would be for a compact digital and...

My choice now would be for a compact digital and one very portable MF. I'll have a my Super Ikonta III for when I have a little more time and want to do photography. Everything else would be digital...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-18-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,913
Posted By Lucadomi
That is exactly the information I was lookink...

That is exactly the information I was lookink for. Thanl you.
I usually like higher magnification. I guess the CLE is best suited for th 28mm lens only.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-18-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,913
Posted By Lucadomi
Minolta CLE - add viewfinder magnifier?

Is it possible to use a 1.25 magnifier when you use lenses other than the 28?
Thanks.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-30-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 6,351
Posted By Lucadomi
I had one for a short period of time. Kind of...

I had one for a short period of time. Kind of regret selling it. I was a beautiful camera. I might get another one eventually.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,467
Posted By Lucadomi
He does not seem to be very much loved here in...

He does not seem to be very much loved here in the US for obvious reasons.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,467
Posted By Lucadomi
I studied Chomsky's linguistic theory back in...

I studied Chomsky's linguistic theory back in Italy. More recently, I went to a speech he gave here in NY to remember Edward Said. I am always impressed by the amount of knowledge he has. His...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 14,467
Posted By Lucadomi
Lucky you Raid! I really admire prof Chomsky

Lucky you Raid!
I really admire prof Chomsky
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 3,527
Posted By Lucadomi
Dante, I had a Fuji GS645, the folding model,...

Dante, I had a Fuji GS645, the folding model, repaired at Nippon Photoclinic in New York City.
However, I don't think this is something they regulary do, and it was not that cheap.
It might be worth...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-30-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 14,447
Posted By Lucadomi
We need to be reassured, to comply, to fit. Fear,...

We need to be reassured, to comply, to fit. Fear, Isolation, and conformism are promoted even more now that the communication is through the internet.
I am sorry but I doo agree with you Roger.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-27-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 6,678
Posted By Lucadomi
Art has become a product. What sells is what...

Art has become a product. What sells is what count. Something that looks original and brings attention could be sufficient.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 11-27-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 8,350
Posted By Lucadomi
I will give it a try. I will keep my Pentax mx in...

I will give it a try. I will keep my Pentax mx in my bag in those days and we will see what hapen.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-22-2014
Replies: 166
Views: 44,142
Posted By Lucadomi
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi/3cd19a62-fd88-4fb2-8de9-6497c53d1911.jpg...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-18-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,403
Posted By Lucadomi
Contax T. Leica CL if your pockets are a little...

Contax T.
Leica CL if your pockets are a little larger.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-15-2014
Replies: 124
Views: 13,494
Posted By Lucadomi
I wonder if Caravaggio or Rembrandt would have...

I wonder if Caravaggio or Rembrandt would have liked photography. They seemed to know something about light. Maybe they could even have come out with a photograph dramatic and full of soul.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-30-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,470
Posted By Lucadomi
I am so relieved to hear that worker in Asia are...

I am so relieved to hear that worker in Asia are not exploited.
It is a free world after all and workers have nothing to complain (Really?)
Calling them slave is wrong, they deserve respect. However,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-24-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 7,242
Posted By Lucadomi
Is it really what you want to do with the...

Is it really what you want to do with the beautiful 6x6 Hasselblad output?
Squeeze it somehow into a camera phone?
I don't get it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,572
Posted By Lucadomi
That's interesting. It is a funny picture. An...

That's interesting. It is a funny picture. An example of thinking outside the box I guess.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-21-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,572
Posted By Lucadomi
I would not give up my negatives. I always hope I...

I would not give up my negatives. I always hope I will learn to scan them properly eventually.
I prefer color slides to color film. I just cut and scan.
I think you can mail them and have them...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,973
Posted By Lucadomi
Well now you make us feel "special", really. I...

Well now you make us feel "special", really.

I second the idea of the wide lens. In my case I really enjoyed the 50mm on the Mamiya 6.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 3,973
Posted By Lucadomi
I never noticed all these crashed cars in Italy....

I never noticed all these crashed cars in Italy. There are just too many cars and aggressive drivers (also in NYC).
Last summer I took with me the Mamiya 6 with one lens and Nikon FE with one lens.
I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,488
Posted By Lucadomi
I agree with the comments regard scanning. You...

I agree with the comments regard scanning. You can have very frustrating results unless you use a nice dedicated film scanner ( in particular with color film).
For a small rangefinder, I think the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,126
Posted By Lucadomi
Rolleiflex with interchangeable lenses. 50mm...

Rolleiflex with interchangeable lenses. 50mm super angulon, 135 Sonnar, 75/80 Planar or Xenotar and maybe some more.
That coulld be interesting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2014
Replies: 104
Views: 14,352
Posted By Lucadomi
I stopped by to another photo store in NYC, two...

I stopped by to another photo store in NYC, two blocks form Adorama.
They had a Fujica GS645S for $895. This camera goes for less than $400 at KEH.
I guess Adorama is not too bad after all.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,878
Posted By Lucadomi
Great reading, thank you so much! It really gives...

Great reading, thank you so much!
It really gives the info I was looking for. I prefer the needle meter display, like the Nikon FE, but I also like to see the speed and aperture info.
It is a hard...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,878
Posted By Lucadomi
These are both very nice. I was thinking about...

These are both very nice. I was thinking about trying something even smaller than my Nikon FE.I was considering the OM1 but now I see that the Pentax also looks great. I did not know that the Pentax...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-31-2014
Replies: 104
Views: 14,352
Posted By Lucadomi
I had few bad experiences with Adorama. I had the...

I had few bad experiences with Adorama. I had the impression they were trying to sell defective equipment. Prefer B&H but I usually go there to see what they have. KHE is good but you only have two...
Forum: Travel 08-14-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 5,500
Posted By Lucadomi
In Italy there is also the American Cemetery in...

In Italy there is also the American Cemetery in Nettuno.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By Lucadomi
Yea, I agree with you. I was surprised myself....

Yea, I agree with you. I was surprised myself. Hopefully it does not go out of alignment again.
I wish I could take them both, and maybe I should. My bag gets just a little too heavy with both, I...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By Lucadomi
Interesting about the Mamiya 7 Paul. I was temped...

Interesting about the Mamiya 7 Paul. I was temped by that one at first because of the 43mm lens but decided for the Mamiya 6 for portability. I like the Bokeh of the Xenar lens and I see that Mamiya...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 08-13-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 9,151
Posted By Lucadomi
The Konica III M has a nice viewfinder and a good...

The Konica III M has a nice viewfinder and a good lens.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By Lucadomi
Yea the Rolleicord is great, and the Mamiya is...

Yea the Rolleicord is great, and the Mamiya is maybe a little overpriced.
I don't know why we always need to try something new.
However, 6x6 rangefinder with a wide lens is very interesting and does...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By Lucadomi
That is great information John, thank you so...

That is great information John, thank you so much!
I am really tempted to try this myself. I just put a piece of tape and pulled and the cap came right off. The top screw is very small, the bottom...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By Lucadomi
Landscape and portrait, it was a bright day so I...

Landscape and portrait, it was a bright day so I mostly used between 5.6 an 11.
Tomorrow I will try to find the time to run a scan to see more clearly.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-12-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By Lucadomi
Well, now I am a little confused. I got back the...

Well, now I am a little confused. I got back the test roll of Velvia 100 today and all the pictures look very sharp. I did find a shop where they claim they can adjust the rangefinder but I doubt...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-11-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By Lucadomi
Yes, I would not attempt the adjustment of the...

Yes, I would not attempt the adjustment of the rangefinder myself. I finished today a roll of velvia and I will get results before leaving. I really don't want to bring with me a camera with issues....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-11-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By Lucadomi
I turns out that the rangefinder is quite a bit...

I turns out that the rangefinder is quite a bit out of alignment horizontally at infinity and maybe a little also vertically. Unfortunately I did not notice this in the store. I am leaving in 4 days...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By Lucadomi
These are all very useful comments and...

These are all very useful comments and suggestions, I really appreciate.
The faster shooting and the wider angle mdee me chose this camera for the vacation.
This Mamiya set up did cost me like 6...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By Lucadomi
I guess I do miss the obvious sometimes :) I can...

I guess I do miss the obvious sometimes :)
I can tell you that I like it a lot, I like the wider lens and the rangefinder and the ergonomics.
I hope it will proof to be a good investment and that the...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 08-09-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,997
Posted By Lucadomi
New Mamiya 6 or Rolleicord

I just got a new mamiya 6 with a 50mm lens.
My main and favourite camera is a Riolleicord Va
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi/Mamiya6_Rolleicord_.jpg...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-09-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 10,496
Posted By Lucadomi
Love and use film almost exclusively, 6x6 in...

Love and use film almost exclusively, 6x6 in particular. Now I am going to vacation in Europe and I am thinking I might get a small digital camera too (maybe Sigma or Ricoh) form snapshots. These new...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-25-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,602
Posted By Lucadomi
I really love that quote FranZ. I just stopped...

I really love that quote FranZ. I just stopped listening to horrible war reports on the radio and I do whish that could be a reality.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-20-2014
Replies: 240
Views: 157,602
Posted By Lucadomi
NYC, (but I am italian).

NYC,
(but I am italian).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 22,738
Posted By Lucadomi
I did not read all the responses so I hope I am...

I did not read all the responses so I hope I am not out of line.
Anyway, I had a similar experience when I sent a camera for cla and bellows replacement. I waited for about a year and called at least...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2014
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,966
Posted By Lucadomi
A Rolleiflex 3.5E3, I bought it today. I thought...

A Rolleiflex 3.5E3, I bought it today. I thought I was just going to take a look at it, but then I couldn't resist.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-19-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 3,050
Posted By Lucadomi
The Kowa Super 66 is also very nice. Something ro...

The Kowa Super 66 is also very nice. Something ro consider.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-02-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 9,553
Posted By Lucadomi
Of the compact cameras I had a Contax T that was...

Of the compact cameras I had a Contax T that was very sharp.
The sharpest for me was a Contax G2 with the 28mm biogon lens.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 3,706
Posted By Lucadomi
Street shooting can be fun in New York. Every...

Street shooting can be fun in New York. Every Neighborhood has something different.
Different people every time. Harlem is nice for example.
You don't have to confine yourself to Manhattan. The...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-27-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By Lucadomi
Hi eckart, I found my very old Thinkpad at the...

Hi eckart,
I found my very old Thinkpad at the bottom of my closet. It is still running and it has a firewire connection. I installed the Silverfast software and it actually seems to work pretty...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2014
Replies: 77
Views: 7,440
Posted By Lucadomi
I would go with a nice Rolleiflex too. It is a...

I would go with a nice Rolleiflex too. It is a great classic camera. You can add a medium format camera to your equipment, and it will complement your Leica gear.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-27-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 4,560
Posted By Lucadomi
The Diacord G could have been a valid option too....

The Diacord G could have been a valid option too. In case you are still looking for something more portable.
It is very simple, very nice. It is similar to a Rolleicord and it has a very nice and...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-24-2014
Replies: 269
Views: 248,204
Posted By Lucadomi
I thought he was an Anarchist! I am a little...

I thought he was an Anarchist!
I am a little disappointed.
Forum: Travel 02-23-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,615
Posted By Lucadomi
I live in NY and I usually shoot film. Just...

I live in NY and I usually shoot film. Just yesterday I shot one roll of black white with my Rolleicord. First warm day, nice shots of the skyline from across the river.
I used to have a Super ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-21-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By Lucadomi
I finally got the scanner today. It looks very...

I finally got the scanner today. It looks very nice and it also has the glass holder for 120 film.
It looks in very good shape so I am quite hopeful I will finally be able to scan my film.
I just...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By Lucadomi
That's really helpful. It would be nice to be...

That's really helpful. It would be nice to be able feed the scanner with a batch scan ad come back later with all done.
I hope I'll be able to work things out with this "new "scanner, it sounds...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-18-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By Lucadomi
If the adapter does not work I will have to try...

If the adapter does not work I will have to try to resuscitate my old laptop. I will have to reinstall the OS on that one. Did you find the scans from the Artixscan 120tf quite good compared to those...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By Lucadomi
That's very interesting. I have a quite powerful...

That's very interesting. I have a quite powerful laptop with Windows 8. I am looking into firewire to usb adapters. The scanner comes with one glass holder for 120. I will go to see it tomorrow. It ...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks KansaTim and thanks Dante. By noise I did...

Thanks KansaTim and thanks Dante.
By noise I did mean how loud they could be. I have an older sony laptop that that needs some repair. It has a firewire connection and I could try to install Windows...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By Lucadomi
Do you need firewire connection for your ...

Do you need firewire connection for your artixscan? Do you know if it will work with Windows 8 ?
I have a chance to buy one locally for $900 dollars. I am also a little worried about speed and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-16-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By Lucadomi
Artixscan 120tf - Still good?

Is it still worth it to invest in this old scanner considering that there is the new Plustek 120 availabe? What would be a fair price for a used artixscan 120tf ?
Thanks
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-11-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 46,973
Posted By Lucadomi
I used to have a Epson V600. It was difficult to...

I used to have a Epson V600. It was difficult to get the right colors with color film. I was getting better results with color slides. For black and white a little afterwards work with an image...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-30-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 9,257
Posted By Lucadomi
The work of a craftsman does have a higher value....

The work of a craftsman does have a higher value. Mass industry and mass production changed the value and the quality of what is produced. The worker is very often exploited, and there are some...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-26-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 37,833
Posted By Lucadomi
Yea, you are right, it is not always a problem. I...

Yea, you are right, it is not always a problem.
I guess parents can be a little paranoid.
However, unfortunately, there are some freaks around and I can be a little overprotective sometimes.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-26-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 37,833
Posted By Lucadomi
I am very often tempted of taking people pictures...

I am very often tempted of taking people pictures in NYC. There are so many interesting faces and situations. However, I am always very cautious and careful not to upset people.
I do understand that...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 01-22-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 11,607
Posted By Lucadomi
Maybe they could make a nice not too expensive...

Maybe they could make a nice not too expensive dedicated medium format film scanner instead.
Just an idea.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-29-2013
Replies: 1,191
Views: 458,461
Posted By Lucadomi
I am loving the Rolleicord. I still have to test...

I am loving the Rolleicord. I still have to test the other two properly. The screens are actually all very good.
The Rolleiflex is so nice, but the Autocord is quite a surprise. It is very well...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-28-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 10,921
Posted By Lucadomi
I prefer 120 and gave up 35mm few times. I see...

I prefer 120 and gave up 35mm few times.
I see myself going back to 35mm rangefinders for portability end spontaneity of use.
I like to keep a camera in my bag all the time. Even Oly XA is fine.
I...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-10-2013
Replies: 303
Views: 127,861
Posted By Lucadomi
Konica Auto S2 , Well built, very nice lens, very...

Konica Auto S2 ,
Well built, very nice lens, very nice viewfinder, fully manual control. little too large.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-10-2013
Replies: 67
Views: 3,350
Posted By Lucadomi
Lately I just take pictures in the little free...

Lately I just take pictures in the little free time, with my Rolleicord mostly, and have no time for processing and mostly for scanning. Exposed rolls of 120 are piling up in my closet. I need to...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-09-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,287
Posted By Lucadomi
Very interesting story. I guess that picture was...

Very interesting story. I guess that picture was a great temptation for those who took it.
It gave them the opportunity to frame the story in a certain way. Very disappointing but not surprising.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-14-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,998
Posted By Lucadomi
Grazie Fernando. I found the lock and shipped the...

Grazie Fernando.
I found the lock and shipped the scanner. Good that I saw it in your write out, I probably would have forgotten about that.
Great reviews on the scanners, by the way. Let's hope...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-11-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,998
Posted By Lucadomi
Fernando, In your review of the Epson V700 you...

Fernando,
In your review of the Epson V700 you mention about locks to ship the scanner safely. Do you know how this locks can be restored? I need to ship my V600 scanner.
Thank you.

Luca
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,796
Posted By Lucadomi
I also had a lot of problems with the first one I...

I also had a lot of problems with the first one I bought. The one I have now is in great conditions, with new bellows. The lens is very sharp and I like it a lot also with color slides. I prefer the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-15-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,579
Posted By Lucadomi
I am not sure how you feel about folders, but the...

I am not sure how you feel about folders, but the folding Fujica gs645 professional is pretty nice (if you fiind a good one with good bellows). There is also a fixed lens wide version, scale focus...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-28-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,628
Posted By Lucadomi
I tried the Summaron today and i can see that at...

I tried the Summaron today and i can see that at infinity the image is not aligning properly. I can still see the image slightly doubled in the rangefinder patch at infinity. I am not sure how is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-28-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,628
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks for the tip Roger. I hope the second time ...

Thanks for the tip Roger. I hope the second time around to be a little faster. If the film catches on properly on the spool and on the sprocket everything should go well. It is worth it the effort...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-28-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,628
Posted By Lucadomi
There she is with the Summaron. Super portable...

There she is with the Summaron. Super portable now. Small 35mm viewfinder is on is way.
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi/4a24d74e-6816-4cb0-b677-2e7529244b2b.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2013
Replies: 148
Views: 8,976
Posted By Lucadomi
Ikoflex. It was supposed to be almost as good as...

Ikoflex. It was supposed to be almost as good as a Rolleiflex but it is not (at least the one that I tried). My Rolleicord is much better.
Loved the Nikon S2 at first but could not get used to it. I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-22-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,628
Posted By Lucadomi
I did cut the film, but I will try without...

I did cut the film, but I will try without cutting next time. I was able to see the sprockets and, once I pushed all the way down, the film was engaged properly. I put in bulb also checked from the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-21-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,628
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks for the good comments. I will get used to...

Thanks for the good comments. I will get used to loading I guess. But the feeling of the camera is surprisingly good and I hope also the Chiyoko lens will perform well. Shooting was actually quick...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-21-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,628
Posted By Lucadomi
Nicca IIIs

I just bought this camera. It is very new to me. It took me quite a while to load the first film today. I am guessing this is very close to an original Leica LTM. I used it today and I really like...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-11-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4,419
Posted By Lucadomi
I loved the S2, and the viewfinder was great, but...

I loved the S2, and the viewfinder was great, but I did not like that much the shutter speeds dial and framelines only for 50mm.
The Canon P seems to have a better shutter dial and more framelines....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-11-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 4,419
Posted By Lucadomi
I considered buying a Canon P many times. I...

I considered buying a Canon P many times. I really liked the 1:1 viewfinder of the Nikon S2 that I used to have.
After reading the first few positive comment regarding this camera, I decided to go...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-08-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 3,184
Posted By Lucadomi
I was also interested in the M4-P. I was a...

I was also interested in the M4-P. I was a little surprised to notice that it does not have a self -timer.
The M5 looks great and tempting too. I did not get my first Leica yet. i played with an M2...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-28-2013
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,400
Posted By Lucadomi
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi/ab47733e-b792-4a37-86af-ffe09bd2229d.jpg (http://s1255.photobucket.com/user/lucadomi/media/ab47733e-b792-4a37-86af-ffe09bd2229d.jpg.html)

Kowa Six...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-10-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,985
Posted By Lucadomi
Here's mine! Won it for 35.38 and only $4...

Here's mine! Won it for 35.38 and only $4 shipping, so I am in for few cents.http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi/35600d5f-ba2f-4534-8271-1559fa3d7a16.jpg...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-24-2013
Replies: 761
Views: 241,516
Posted By Lucadomi
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi/7adbed29-0d64-4036-94a4-bd101a66f3be.jpg

My S2 likes to have some company.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-18-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 4,192
Posted By Lucadomi
1- Power on High 2- Game Board 3- Georgetown 2 ...

1- Power on High
2- Game Board
3- Georgetown 2

Many others deserved too! Great work.
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-17-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 7,982
Posted By Lucadomi
I got a Rollei Prego 70 at the last moment and I...

I got a Rollei Prego 70 at the last moment and I was still able to shoot one roll with it for the contest. I won it basically for nothing and I actually really like it.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,796
Posted By Lucadomi
I also bought bellows online and brought my GS645...

I also bought bellows online and brought my GS645 pro to the local shop. They said the bellows were too big. They ended up providing and installing new bellows just to finish the job but I don't...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By Lucadomi
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi...

http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh637/lucadomi/fix2.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By Lucadomi
That's very useful Kuzano, Thanks! It is tilting...

That's very useful Kuzano, Thanks!
It is tilting and not locking in place. I took off the trim piece and bent it back straight.
However the lens is still moving and not staying in place. It does not...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-22-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By Lucadomi
MAMIYA 6 AUTOMAT II, Lens out of Alignment?

I Recently received my "new" Mamiya 6 Automat II. I did not test the camera yet, but at a first inspection everything seems to work fine.
I just have one doubt. I am not sure that the lens is...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 02-19-2013
Replies: 118
Views: 7,982
Posted By Lucadomi
I hope my recently acquired Contax T qualifies as...

I hope my recently acquired Contax T qualifies as point and shoot!?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-06-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 7,083
Posted By Lucadomi
The Minolta looks like a very good scanner. I...

The Minolta looks like a very good scanner. I wonder if you can still find one in decent condition. And then you probably need a PC running Windows XP and with the firewire connection.
Other options...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 7,083
Posted By Lucadomi
I hope I am looking at this properly. The one on...

I hope I am looking at this properly.
The one on the right is the Minolta and Epson on the left.
From this Examples the dedicated scanner is a clear winner.
My goal is to print a around 12x12, and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 7,083
Posted By Lucadomi
The Auto focus is a good Idea, I am surprised it...

The Auto focus is a good Idea, I am surprised it was not utilized in other scanners.
This Microtek product could be perfected to be a better product. I see that a lot of people are happy with the...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 7,083
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks Drew. Very useful firs hand experience. I...

Thanks Drew. Very useful firs hand experience.
I guess a V750 is in my future. The way the ANR glass holders adjust in height seems a little "primitive" for lack of a better word. But I guess I will...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 7,083
Posted By Lucadomi
It is available now at their website. I was...

It is available now at their website. I was curious about the Auto Focus feature. I guess there must be some other down side to it, maybe the optically quality is not that good.
I hope the V750 will...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-05-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 7,083
Posted By Lucadomi
Microtek ArtixScan M2

Is this a good alternative to the Epson scanners?
I currently use the Epson V600 and I was looking for an upgrade.
It is hard to find info regarding the Microtek ArtixScan M2 and F2 scanners.
Is...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-27-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,890
Posted By Lucadomi
I will try to test them side by side. The folding...

I will try to test them side by side. The folding GS645 is very nice and I think it is probably true that to find a good one is not that easy. This my second one. The first one was a lost cause.This...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-24-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,890
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks everyone for the good answers and...

Thanks everyone for the good answers and suggestions.
I agree with brainwood. I am coming to similar conclusions.
I ended up getting a Konica Hexar RF with a VC 35mm 2.5 lens. I am still testing the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-09-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,890
Posted By Lucadomi
Yea, maybe I should just try it and resell it if...

Yea, maybe I should just try it and resell it if I don't like it. I could wait to sell the Fuji and see how it goes.
I like MF the best and my Rolleiflex in particular (it is my main camera).
But I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-09-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,890
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks sevo. I see that the size of the film...

Thanks sevo.
I see that the size of the film really matters.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-09-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,890
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks for the answers. Very good points. I...

Thanks for the answers. Very good points.
I wonder if the Leica is really overpriced after all.
I was considering getting one because I like rangefinders and the Leica seems to be the best...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-09-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,890
Posted By Lucadomi
Fuji GS645 Professsional or Leica?

I was considering selling some camera in order to fund a Leica. My Fuji 645 folding camera is in great shape, with new bellows and everything. I was wandering if somebody had the chance to compare...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-30-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,814
Posted By Lucadomi
@ jnoir, I will try to stop down and get the best...

@ jnoir,
I will try to stop down and get the best out of it.
I am going through your web page now. A lot of good info there too.
Thanks
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-30-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,814
Posted By Lucadomi
jnoir, I really would like to stay away from the...

jnoir,
I really would like to stay away from the "lomography" thing, meaning plastic cameras with plastic lenses. I am surprised there is a significant difference between Agnar and Apotar, since thay...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-30-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,814
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks charjohncarter. Some of those picture are...

Thanks charjohncarter.
Some of those picture are actually very interesting. The camera came with a film inside. I am finishing the film and then I will be able to verify the bellows. Looking from the...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-30-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,814
Posted By Lucadomi
Ansco Speedex wth Agnar Lens

I was given a Ansco Speedex with Agfa Agnar Lens to try.
I like the size of the camera, it is very small and portable.
It does need some cleaning. I was wandering if anybody had any experience with...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-15-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By Lucadomi
I had a chance to use the camera today. The...

I had a chance to use the camera today. The rangefinder is aligned horizontally also at infinity. Not vertically, unfortunately. I will have to wait and see the results. I got it at bargain...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks Elmer3.5. That's very helpful. I got the...

Thanks Elmer3.5. That's very helpful. I got the camera last night and did not have a chance to try infinity. I will try when I get home tonight. Hopefully it will be ok. The camera looks surprisingly...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By Lucadomi
Zeiss Super Ikonta B - Rangefinder

I recently bought a Zeiss Super Ikonta B (532-16). The rangefinder patch is misaligned vertically. Horizontally is fine. Should I fix this or should I just trust the horizontal alignment?
I donít...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 6,723
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks Brian, that's very important. I will have...

Thanks Brian, that's very important. I will have to look into it. I like the Canon 7, hopefully is at the same level as a Leica.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 6,723
Posted By Lucadomi
Well, I mostly do street photography here in NYC,...

Well, I mostly do street photography here in NYC, I really like portraits, and I like architecture. I am not an experienced photographer. Currently I have small rangefinders and a TLR. I am now ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 6,723
Posted By Lucadomi
Good suggestion Andy. I have never tried a...

Good suggestion Andy. I have never tried a collapsible lens. I am now leaning toward the Canon Lens. I never owned any Leica equipment, and I was curious about that kind of "look". The best I got so...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 6,723
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks Nelson. I saw some pics sample from the...

Thanks Nelson.
I saw some pics sample from the Leica lens and they had a beautiful bokeh. It is also smaller.
However, Leica costs more and the Canon has the F 1.4 that sounds nice.
This would be my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 6,723
Posted By Lucadomi
Canon vs Leica 50mm lens

I am trying to decide between a Canon 50mm 1.4 and a Leica 50mm 2.0 Summicrome Collaps. for my Canon 7.
Any Suggestion?
Thanks
Forum: Olympus RF 09-16-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 29,213
Posted By Lucadomi
Brian, really like your pics. The SP is very...

Brian,
really like your pics. The SP is very nice.
It is nice to have both, a more portable one (I keep the XA in my bag) and a larger one with more control, when you have more time. The RC is...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-15-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 29,213
Posted By Lucadomi
To me is more about finding the right camera for...

To me is more about finding the right camera for me. Anyway, I am going to pass on the RD.
I don't want to deal with the shutter problems.
Forum: Olympus RF 09-15-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 29,213
Posted By Lucadomi
I did not pay much for the RC and I want to have...

I did not pay much for the RC and I want to have fun with it a little more.
I will make my offer for the RD, according to the conditions of the camera. I don' t want overpay or have to deal with...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-15-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 29,213
Posted By Lucadomi
Thanks for the quick responses. Yea, I like the...

Thanks for the quick responses.
Yea, I like the idea of the better lens, but realiablility is an issue. The seller only says that everything seems to be working fine. I have to meet him today to...
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