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Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 07-18-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,847
Posted By f16sunshine
Yeah it's only 10ounces (279g) :eek:

Yeah it's only 10ounces (279g) :eek:
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-10-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,415
Posted By f16sunshine
^^^ @km25 It will still be a 60+year old camera...

^^^ @km25
It will still be a 60+year old camera when you get it back ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-10-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By f16sunshine
This is it for close range. When I kept my eye on...

This is it for close range.
When I kept my eye on the focus point when plunging the shutter button, focus was were it was intended to be even with more open apertures.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-30-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,562
Posted By f16sunshine
I'm not surprised. Academia in the West has a...

I'm not surprised.
Academia in the West has a long tradition of creating rigid thinking.
Peer review leads to peer pressure to stay inside the box.
UFO/AUP's are well outside the box (they are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,562
Posted By f16sunshine
This line of thinking is no less subjective than...

This line of thinking is no less subjective than believing an alien life form sits in a chair and eats with a fork and knife like us.
Why should it be assumed that another life form would need...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,562
Posted By f16sunshine
Andreas I share this with you. I did not want to...

Andreas I share this with you.

I did not want to see something.
Was not looking for it.
I did not previously have an interest nor do I now seek more knowledge of phenomenon.
It happened and I don't...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,562
Posted By f16sunshine
^^^ Cool pic PF. the pinholes contribute...

^^^ Cool pic PF. the pinholes contribute here.

@JoeV
Those black triangles are blacker than the night Sky.

@Nicktrop... Fun subject

I've seen something like those triangles at sea. Also in 2008...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-21-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,047
Posted By f16sunshine
My dog would love to be your dog in that moment...

My dog would love to be your dog in that moment ^^^
Beautiful day you had there Mang!
Forum: Other RF 06-20-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By f16sunshine
Yikes that is a pretty camera....Makes a Leica...

Yikes that is a pretty camera....Makes a Leica look like a worn out old tractor :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-15-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By f16sunshine
Does it have a Maxwell (house) focus screen?...

Does it have a Maxwell (house) focus screen?

...snare shot!
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-25-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,742
Posted By f16sunshine
Briefly I thought so when I owned the Xpro and Xe...

Briefly I thought so when I owned the Xpro and Xe simultaneously.
The thinking turned out to be flawed. The XE VF was much better with the big zoom.
Better still was the XT1.
In the end the Xpro was...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 05-24-2018
Replies: 65
Views: 3,574
Posted By f16sunshine
... and it gets less expensive. The tough mount...

... and it gets less expensive.
The tough mount was 59.99 last year ;)
It does solve the squishy mount issue.
Not sure about reflections.
I've never seen reflections when using the A7.
I have seen...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-23-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By f16sunshine
Yeah nice. I like both of these images. Lots to...

Yeah nice.
I like both of these images.
Lots to find in that first one.
The woman with the Umbrella in the upper left corner is a great catch.
She looks absolutely trapped on an island with this...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By f16sunshine
I experienced just under 2 weeks on a repair....

I experienced just under 2 weeks on a repair. That was in 2014.
Communication was good. It really seemed like Fuji had their **** together.
The grip on the Xt1 getting loose is a pretty well known...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-16-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,992
Posted By f16sunshine
Now you're just making sense.... stop it!

Now you're just making sense.... stop it!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-15-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,367
Posted By f16sunshine
I always had neck strap with one arm through. The...

I always had neck strap with one arm through. The camera hangs at side and can be cradled in hand (rh for me).
It easily slide to the center of my chest to compose and then, back to my right hip area...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-30-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By f16sunshine
Dave You might also be interested in Josh...

Dave

You might also be interested in Josh Anderson (http://blog.leica-camera.com/2017/10/23/analogue-aquatic/).
Cheers!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-26-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,878
Posted By f16sunshine
Sanders...

Sanders (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sandersnyc/albums) has some great work on flickr.... definitely worth a look.
His use of the tele among others.. inspired me to buy one.
Buying one and having a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 04-21-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 889
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Ko This "Minolta" is a cheapo mass produced...

Hi Ko
This "Minolta" is a cheapo mass produced "toy" camera.
I have the same one with labeled "Canon AF10". There is also a Vivitar badge and probably others.
It's fun but.. does not dwell with High...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-20-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,399
Posted By f16sunshine
Becoming well informed from watching the news...

Becoming well informed from watching the news ??
What year is this?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-20-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,399
Posted By f16sunshine
Yikes! I pay for flickr and hope it stays as...

Yikes!
I pay for flickr and hope it stays as is.... really hope so!
Even after they took the ceiling off the free storage limit I kept paying.
I hate the ads.... Paying those few bucks a year makes...
Forum: Other RF 04-19-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By f16sunshine
One of...

One of these?

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3687/9666900184_ca9a51d77e_c.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-19-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,099
Posted By f16sunshine
The one in the image above is serial...

The one in the image above is serial #16012xx.
It's the 4th D I've owned all have had the same evs.
There are some mystery Rollei models out there. :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-19-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,099
Posted By f16sunshine
I could be wrong. The Evs style In picture above...

I could be wrong.
The Evs style In picture above was one of the defining features of the D model.
The aperture was changed to one with fewer blades than the previous 2.8 models and, the new evs...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-19-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,099
Posted By f16sunshine
Of those D copies I've owned, all had the dial...

Of those D copies I've owned, all had the dial within the aperture dial to lock and unlock the EV sync.
When the little slot shape was aligned and parallel the sync was locked.
If one depressed it...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-19-2018
Replies: 94
Views: 3,099
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Mark It sounds like something may have been...

Hi Mark

It sounds like something may have been amiss with your D.
I've owned several at this point. All of them had an EVS system that was easy to disengage and stayed that way until It was...
Forum: Travel 04-05-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,986
Posted By f16sunshine
'89 sr5 2wd PU

It's Seattle so it does not matter :o
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4212/35413067965_b9fb595d0f_c.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-02-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,835
Posted By f16sunshine
Please do report your experience. I have a couple...

Please do report your experience.
I have a couple things that may be worth sending in to him.
Cheers!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,669
Posted By f16sunshine
It’s looked like that before “mainstream”...

It’s looked like that before “mainstream” digital.

I’ll miss it for 120 but there are others I would miss more.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-27-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,616
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Matt Sunny16 is only a starting guidline. If...

Hi Matt

Sunny16 is only a starting guidline.
If you are asking the question now, maybe you are not happy with your results ??

If you are happy with your results, carry on as you were.

I also use...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-26-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 3,780
Posted By f16sunshine
I'm curious to hear feedback on this topic as...

I'm curious to hear feedback on this topic as well.

The Xt1/2 has that higher VF magnification which really can't be beat if that's what one is looking for.
If only XE3 had it as well !
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By f16sunshine
Sshhhh.... don't break the internet! ;)

Sshhhh.... don't break the internet! ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By f16sunshine
The Ricoh model has the SR logo on the prism...

The Ricoh model has the SR logo on the prism (Sears:Ricoh).
I have a chrome and a black one both with the 55mm f1.4.
These things are tanks.... Very strong shutter design in this camera.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-22-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By f16sunshine
Everything sells... at the right price.

Everything sells... at the right price.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By f16sunshine
One of my flickr contacts posted This Agfa...

One of my flickr contacts posted This Agfa Flexilette image (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lookupinwonder/40175571554/in/feed) the other day.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-15-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,282
Posted By f16sunshine
It's good to use a mat of "car door magnet" stock...

It's good to use a mat of "car door magnet" stock while working on these things.
It's soft and black as well as being magnetic.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-14-2018
Replies: 83
Views: 6,531
Posted By f16sunshine
Sorry for your troubles OP. This is a bucket of...

Sorry for your troubles OP.
This is a bucket of cold water on any Leica DRF desire.
How they avoid a class action through all of this is a mystery to me.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-11-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,620
Posted By f16sunshine
I get a strong feeling from the images you've...

I get a strong feeling from the images you've chosen.
A deeply joyless place.
Even the few leaves of the plant in the first image look imprisoned.
Thought provoking ...no doubt.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,282
Posted By f16sunshine
Brett made the suggestion I have used in the past...

Brett made the suggestion I have used in the past on other models.

Once the front group is off, set the camera to bulb and open the lens.
Use the shutter lock to keep the lens open.
Now you can...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-08-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By f16sunshine
Actually could be useful on bright days when you...

Actually could be useful on bright days when you don't actually need it!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-06-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,282
Posted By f16sunshine
I've never opened a 2.8. I have opened a 3.5...

I've never opened a 2.8.
I have opened a 3.5 Xenar and it's pretty easy.
The front group screws off using a rubber block.
Imagine the 2.8 is the same.
I would be hesitant to take that group apart. It...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-05-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By f16sunshine
On Mac and budget.... Affinty is pretty good with...

On Mac and budget.... Affinty is pretty good with X-trans files.
It’s in the app store.

At 4G ram you’ll be on a RAM budget also.
Affinity seems to work pretty nicely on my 2011 Macbook air with...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-05-2018
Replies: 164
Views: 34,931
Posted By f16sunshine
That's great!^^^

That's great!^^^
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-04-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By f16sunshine
I think the grid is on the glass cover frame on...

I think the grid is on the glass cover frame on the Mamiya screens.
One discards that piece when cutting a Mamiya screen to fit a Rolleiflex.
If you want a grid with a Mamiya screen fit for a Rollei,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-03-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,282
Posted By f16sunshine
You're welcome. :) I thank Carlos Manuel Freaza...

You're welcome. :)
I thank Carlos Manuel Freaza for creating that page.
He's aggregated info and diagrams for many (all?) the Rolleiflex lenses and add on lenses.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By f16sunshine
All the Rollei 2.8D images in this album...

All the Rollei 2.8D images in this album (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157625273162889) where with a Heliopan kr-1.5 (skylight).
Most of the Yashicamat images where with a Rollei...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-03-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,282
Posted By f16sunshine
You might be right but there is conflicting info...

You might be right but there is conflicting info available.
During my search, I bookmarked the article below. It seems to concur with other info on the 2 lenses.
With the Xenotar..The front glass is...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-03-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By f16sunshine
If it's a Rollei made diopter it should have a...

If it's a Rollei made diopter it should have a number on it.
Like this image.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSQpaPLttOxphcjig3ajBsgso6JwFbOrm7arEx0NfKJYr0HhwXK
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-02-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,282
Posted By f16sunshine
I promise I'm not trying to manipulate the...

I promise I'm not trying to manipulate the Xenotar prices :D
It just seems like a legit potential issue at this point.
If one shops for a Rollei, those Planars with a edge separation are not...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-02-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,282
Posted By f16sunshine
Excellent choice. All f2.8 models/lenses giving...

Excellent choice. All f2.8 models/lenses giving equal iq, this model and lens are very robust.
In the past I always searched for a 2.8D xenotar.
Some like the 2.8F. I prefer the fixed wlf and ...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-02-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,282
Posted By f16sunshine
Karl can trim one down and adjust it fr your...

Karl can trim one down and adjust it fr your camera.
He put a mamiya “A” screen in my last 2.8D.... was the perfect screen choice.
You’re fortunate ...Since you have now made a connection with KE.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 03-02-2018
Replies: 122
Views: 20,035
Posted By f16sunshine
It's the LA air :p (or lack of? ) Where is 50mm...

It's the LA air :p

(or lack of? )

Where is 50mm f1.4, 1.7,f1.8 Surely they must be coming ?
Not complaining exactly but... How about another compact 50mm over another speed lens so close to the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-02-2018
Replies: 163
Views: 9,852
Posted By f16sunshine
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/10148407666_8f...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/10148407666_8fa9ae4e95_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/gsMf2Y)When it's love (https://flic.kr/p/gsMf2Y) by Adnan (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Digital: Medium & Larger Format 02-28-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 5,870
Posted By f16sunshine
Oh this will be fun! Congrats on a new tool.

Oh this will be fun!
Congrats on a new tool.
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 02-28-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,503
Posted By f16sunshine
With the release of the a7iii coming, I'll be...

With the release of the a7iii coming, I'll be watching for an a7ii second hand with the Tech Art adapter in mind.

I'm curious about the app as well.
Sony's app seems to be mostly for transfer of...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-27-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Tim I've used an Epson V700 for scanning B+W...

Hi Tim

I've used an Epson V700 for scanning B+W 4x5 with decent enough results .
I would send something out to Panda here in Seattle if I really wanted to print large.
The Epson v700/750/800/850...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-27-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,169
Posted By f16sunshine
The A9 is 24mp...

The A9 is 24mp (https://www.sony.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-9/specifications).
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 02-26-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,169
Posted By f16sunshine
Seems like a lot of camera for where it’s priced...

Seems like a lot of camera for where it’s priced in the market.
Dual slots, New battery, New rigid mount, 10fps, full connectivity .... It’s pretty evolved for $2k.
With these new features, Sony...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,218
Posted By f16sunshine
The old P3200 was much..much cleaner, sharper,...

The old P3200 was much..much cleaner, sharper, and just plain prettier than K400 and I like K400 (for edginess/grittiness not detail).
If this new film is the old film, folks will be happy.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,218
Posted By f16sunshine
Nice heads up thanks! Curious. Why did kodak...

Nice heads up thanks!

Curious.
Why did kodak bring this back now?
This won’t save the company :o

I still have some in my freezer. Seldom have the occasion to reach for it.
Wonder how well it’s...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 02-24-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By f16sunshine
Years ago, I checked it out in the shop when I...

Years ago, I checked it out in the shop when I had a G1 and already a full stable of C/Y SLR kit.
Was not worth the effort for the way I use Longer focal lengths (Portraits, details).
Scale focus...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-23-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By f16sunshine
I can only offer an anecdote. I've owned 3...

I can only offer an anecdote.

I've owned 3 Xenotar 2.8D Rolleiflex all with perfect glass and, one Planar 2.8D with all of the front coating cleaned off out to the edges of the lens.
The only time I...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-22-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 4,848
Posted By f16sunshine
Yes, I agree with the general sentiment in the...

Yes, I agree with the general sentiment in the thread so far... it's a boring mostly video oriented camera announcement .

That said, If Fuji is now going to include Ibis in future models it would...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 02-22-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 4,848
Posted By f16sunshine
New Fuji X-H1

Wow.... we’re asleep at the wheel over here for fuji gear.
New camera anounced Feb 15th.
5axis ibis. Xt-1/2 style body.

http://www.fujifilm.com/news/n180215_01.html
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-22-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,003
Posted By f16sunshine
Try the 8000 with the "standard" holder...

Try the 8000 with the "standard" holder first.
You may be quite satisfied with the results.
If your films are curly.... flattening the negs in a stack of books overnight is less money than a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-21-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,282
Posted By f16sunshine
Two cameras I noticed when posting this have...

Two cameras I noticed when posting this have already sold!
Our rff member X-ray recommended Koh.
He’s a retired Camera tech who now tunes and sells cameras.
Full return policy... typical price. It...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-21-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,282
Posted By f16sunshine
Check out Jimmy Kohs ebay store...

Check out Jimmy Kohs ebay store (https://www.ebay.com/sch/kohscamerainc/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=).
He often has serviced 2.8 models available at BIN prices that typical auctions end.
A...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-21-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By f16sunshine
One thing I learned from my mother who loves to...

One thing I learned from my mother who loves to travel and does so often.
If you only have a short time in a new place (under a month),... embrace becoming a tourist!
Many of us tell ourselves we...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-20-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By f16sunshine
Barcelona for a short city stay. Architecture......

Barcelona for a short city stay.
Architecture... Market.... Street.... Beach.... lots of diversity for the camera.
So nicely walkable, not so very expensive and, fantastic food!!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-20-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,993
Posted By f16sunshine
Close focus, electronic control... Fuji has...

Close focus, electronic control... Fuji has created a selfie lens for the New Xa5.
It's great Fuji is trying to catch some otherwise phone users.
The electronic zoom/control is cool for phone app...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 02-18-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,050
Posted By f16sunshine
I don't know about a thumb grip as I have not...

I don't know about a thumb grip as I have not tried one (seems like it would need to be extra long to work effectively).
One thing I do find really useful with the GF670 is a wrist strap attached to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By f16sunshine
Well no.... f3.5 will not be as sharp as f5.6-f8...

Well no.... f3.5 will not be as sharp as f5.6-f8 not with a tessar or any other Rollei lens.
Usably sharp and especially nice for portraits.... yes.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 992
Posted By f16sunshine
I would suggest you shoot another roll to test...

I would suggest you shoot another roll to test that wide open performance.
It's a tessar and will never be as sharp as a Xenotar at wide open but it should not be soft.
I found plenty of detail at...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-16-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By f16sunshine
Check Ebay. There are usually some there....

Check Ebay.
There are usually some there. Occasionally quite overpriced.
Expect to pay $50-$100.
You might also check with Oceanside or other Rollei Techs.
My understanding is it was not uncommon to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,483
Posted By f16sunshine
It's been winter... It's still winter. Being...

It's been winter... It's still winter.
Being mostly indoors for months makes a 50mm seem too long.
Wait until spring and summer and you may remember why you got that V4 50mm Summicron in the first...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-15-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,483
Posted By f16sunshine
Just get the ZM Planar.... worth the money. Ming...

Just get the ZM Planar.... worth the money.
Ming Thein puts it near the Apo-Summicron.
From everything I've seen captured with it, it belongs...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-14-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By f16sunshine
ACR used to be part of the photoshop bundle...

ACR used to be part of the photoshop bundle (Adobe Camera Raw).
It’s been a few years since I used it (or nikon) last but it seemed to be great with older NEF files.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,483
Posted By f16sunshine
agree... as inexpensive and good as one could ask...

agree... as inexpensive and good as one could ask for.
The J8 is just simply good and cheap.
It takes some patience to find/shim a good one. Once you do... keep it.
Best choice under $100 (maybe...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-14-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,135
Posted By f16sunshine
The first thing that comes up for me is that this...

The first thing that comes up for me is that this image does not stand well on it's own.
As part of a series it shows how things look in this place...yet, lacking a central subject, it needs...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,460
Posted By f16sunshine
When I see this image It makes me wish to see the...

When I see this image It makes me wish to see the context surrounding it.
It looks like the conclusion of a larger story.
If there are "supporting" images showing a more pulled bak view, those would...
Forum: Lomography 02-11-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,900
Posted By f16sunshine
I bought two Holgas. One TLR.... thanks for...

I bought two Holgas. One TLR.... thanks for recommending it :)
I've put 2 rolls through the TLR so far.
One really does not to hold it at waist level to see the image. That works good for me.
I also...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-07-2018
Replies: 770
Views: 178,785
Posted By f16sunshine
Excellent B+W from your digital capture. You let...

Excellent B+W from your digital capture.
You let the highlights go and kept beautiful skin tone and true blacks.
I thought at first glance it was medium format film ... Nice one!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2018
Replies: 699
Views: 79,519
Posted By f16sunshine
Thanks for the link. Best Leica post I've seen in...

Thanks for the link.
Best Leica post I've seen in some time.
What a Cool cat Josh Anderson is :cool:
Nice photos.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-05-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,575
Posted By f16sunshine
You all can correct me if I'm wrong....More than...

You all can correct me if I'm wrong....More than a couple of the Fuji XF lenses are software corrected for distortion.
As much as I personally would like to use the f1.4/35mm on film, that lens and a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-03-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 2,053
Posted By f16sunshine
Nice images Brian^^^

Nice images Brian^^^
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-03-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,715
Posted By f16sunshine
I don't have a solution sorry. I did have a...

I don't have a solution sorry.

I did have a similar advance issue with a 2nd hand camera I bought here on the forum and returned.
I got half a roll through and it started too "slip".
It felt as if...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-01-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,575
Posted By f16sunshine
Very interesting. Had no idea these lenses are...

Very interesting.
Had no idea these lenses are commissioned by one shop.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,577
Posted By f16sunshine
I like the CC. It takes a readily available...

I like the CC.
It takes a readily available battery and works nicely.
The lens is sharp even at wide open and 35mm focal length.
The GX is imo a bit more refined in some way.
The 40mm in the GX is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 3,577
Posted By f16sunshine
ditto The GX is a great little camera. Best of...

ditto
The GX is a great little camera. Best of the Fixed lens AE models and one of the last produced Electros.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-01-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By f16sunshine
The 55-200 zoom ring has a 100mm mark... try it...

The 55-200 zoom ring has a 100mm mark... try it out for a full day shooting and see if you like the FL.... close enough to 90mm.

I used this lens (55-200) throughout its range... often landing at...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-01-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,575
Posted By f16sunshine
Is the 35ltm the same optical unit as the Hexar...

Is the 35ltm the same optical unit as the Hexar AF or is that the UC Hex (or maybe neither)?
My understanding is that the Hexanon f2/35mm M mount is a different lens from the earlier Konica 35's, it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By f16sunshine
The Biogons are fantastic lenses. The “nub” is...

The Biogons are fantastic lenses.
The “nub” is barely noticable if you don’t want it and not noticable enough if you do.
I had both the f2 and f2.8 at different times.
The f2.8 would be my choice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,690
Posted By f16sunshine
Kudos to the OP for this one.... cool topic. I’m...

Kudos to the OP for this one.... cool topic.
I’m always feeling the square.
Is it my memories.. not sure.
Normal focal length and square...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2018
Replies: 828
Views: 92,482
Posted By f16sunshine
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6576903959_1d9...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6576903959_1d91919796_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/b2bmpR)From this side (https://flic.kr/p/b2bmpR) by Adnan (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-31-2018
Replies: 828
Views: 92,482
Posted By f16sunshine
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/9594997582_834...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/9594997582_834b8f6a6b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/fBSSuN)fishing (https://flic.kr/p/fBSSuN) by Adnan (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-30-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By f16sunshine
32 bids with 3 days left... You may crack the $1k...

32 bids with 3 days left... You may crack the $1k mark for these septuplets :p
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-30-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By f16sunshine
Oh that's a bummer... Looks like a cool camera. I...

Oh that's a bummer... Looks like a cool camera.
I wonder if you can live with a WLF from another camera?
There are lots of dead Yashicamats and Rolleicords out there.
Their hoods remove easily and...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-29-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By f16sunshine
Those little fuji-"crons" are sweet but lack the...

Those little fuji-"crons" are sweet but lack the special look of the original 1.4/35 and f1.4/23.
I still have one fuji combo the xe1/27mm.... I kept these for carry ability.
Still,... I kick myself...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By f16sunshine
The size is why I let this kit go. The rendering...

The size is why I let this kit go.
The rendering from the 105 and 55 was great but I found something I also liked from smaller lighter weight Folder.
The Bessa ii Heliar 6x9 with 105 f3.5.
Yes...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-29-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By f16sunshine
I had one for a while for this very reason. The...

I had one for a while for this very reason.
The Colors from Pentax digital cameras seemed superior to other consumer offerings early on in the game (especially in the red tones which the K10D seemed...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By f16sunshine
OP, I would not expect a 100% accurate answer...

OP, I would not expect a 100% accurate answer from an internet board.
None of us touched your film or know anyting beyond your initial post.
All we know is it was tri-x and you exposed via Sunny...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-28-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,585
Posted By f16sunshine
Hehe... That's a pretty cool image there Dan......

Hehe...
That's a pretty cool image there Dan... Good luck on the Job!

I actually had been saving my single roll boxes in a giant box at home this past year.
With the move now on, I've been using...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-28-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,859
Posted By f16sunshine
Posts that have a Poll will update to the "top of...

Posts that have a Poll will update to the "top of the list" if someone votes in the poll.
This is why sometimes one will see an old thread come up even though the last reply was posted week,months,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 2,311
Posted By f16sunshine
My neighbor in Seattle does this altoid tin...

My neighbor in Seattle does this altoid tin camera over and over.
Usually on this tree but also on a utility pole with a lower angle.
I'm not sure exactly who is hanging this up there.
One day I'll...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-27-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,311
Posted By f16sunshine
Very nice page you have created there Colton....

Very nice page you have created there Colton. Kudos!
I like the image galleries throughout. It's inviting and beautifully conceived.
You've touched on and cleared up much of what confuses people when...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-26-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,388
Posted By f16sunshine
Back when I had this lens (wish I still had it),...

Back when I had this lens (wish I still had it), I used a Slip on filter from Voigtlander.
Think it was 36mm... almost sure but it's from memory so best to confirm...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By f16sunshine
Yes.. the camera did it's job regardless of the...

Yes.. the camera did it's job regardless of the operator :o

:D
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-26-2018
Replies: 88
Views: 15,648
Posted By f16sunshine
^^^ Nice one David Your Holga has some extra...

^^^ Nice one David
Your Holga has some extra Holga going on there... look at those corners.
At the moment I'm waiting on a Color Flash version. I hope it has as much character as your Waste Level...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By f16sunshine
Humbugsters ! Are you all the same lot that won't...

Humbugsters !
Are you all the same lot that won't get into a Toyota Prius Taxi rather waiting for an old Yellow Crown Victoria to come pic you up? :p

Current silly price surge aside.....These...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-26-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By f16sunshine
It looks simply like bad cleaning job. If this...

It looks simply like bad cleaning job.
If this was described as pristine, it would be a false description.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-25-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By f16sunshine
...wait! Is the MR4 meter available new in this...

...wait! Is the MR4 meter available new in this matching color?

The page title says "Brand New Cameras" .

I'm not finding it on BHphoto or through a google search.
Must be a No.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-25-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 4,142
Posted By f16sunshine
ZM Sonnar f1.5/50mm tops my list Although I have...

ZM Sonnar f1.5/50mm tops my list

Although I have the Zeiss Contax RF ancestor ...I've never owned the ZM Sonnar 50.
Every pic I've seen with it whether film or Digitalis is beautiful.
Is it the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By f16sunshine
MDC has some film development time listed for...

MDC has some film development time listed for Dektol. (https://www.digitaltruth.com/devchart.php?Film=Kodak+Tri-X+400&Developer=Dektol&mdc=Search&TempUnits=C)
I have a few new bags of it remaining...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,243
Posted By f16sunshine
I use a piece of acid free masking tape on the...

I use a piece of acid free masking tape on the back of the camera.
Then when the roll comes out, the tape goes on the roll.
I started doing this with Sheet film holders and carried it over to the 6x6...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,926
Posted By f16sunshine
Given the above kit... travel expenses and maybe...

Given the above kit... travel expenses and maybe a new electric toothbrush to polish up the permanent grin :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-25-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By f16sunshine
Look for old film. This is 50 year old Tri-x 135...

Look for old film.
This is 50 year old Tri-x 135 souped in Rodinal 1:100.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7388/9940172726_0c6ea03c74_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/g9nZ3o)Southworth run...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 11,068
Posted By f16sunshine
Thank you Kostya. I credit Tmax developer for...

Thank you Kostya.
I credit Tmax developer for the controlled grain.
It's top shelf in my experience for grain/speed/sharpness.
The developer I use when pushing beyond Box speed.
This one was 1:7 as...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 11,068
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Joe I do actually the same as you when...

Hi Joe

I do actually the same as you when scanning. Pulling the "brightness" down in the PSI software.
It varies from one roll to another as the Pakon scans the entire roll with the same exposure...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 11,068
Posted By f16sunshine
I've just begun to use k400. Here is one at 1600...

I've just begun to use k400.
Here is one at 1600 developed in Tmax Dev 1:7
I like the film when given enough exposure.... I want a bit of grain when I use 135 and it does not disappoint.
Scanned here...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 11,068
Posted By f16sunshine
Excellent Ko! ^^^^ What a catch!

Excellent Ko! ^^^^
What a catch!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-23-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 6,974
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Dante When the time comes for mine to need a...

Hi Dante
When the time comes for mine to need a new shutter switch, I might bug you to give me the info for your tech :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,255
Posted By f16sunshine
Maybe try a stronger mix ratio OP. Rodinal at...

Maybe try a stronger mix ratio OP.
Rodinal at 1:25 is a different beast from 1:50.
I'm not a super Rodinal expert but, I have alway found a combination that produced a result I had a use for.
Maybe...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-23-2018
Replies: 5,603
Views: 496,865
Posted By f16sunshine
Fuji Xtrans Jpeg color...

Fuji Xtrans Jpeg color XE1/27mm
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/29969/U29969I1478278126.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-23-2018
Replies: 59
Views: 3,255
Posted By f16sunshine
Slightly OT....I believe that Kodak rep. Have had...

Slightly OT....I believe that Kodak rep.
Have had film frozen for 10,12,15 years and still have box speeds achieved without fogging.
The thing is, unless it's not getting speed or has become fogged,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-23-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
Posted By f16sunshine
Lots of scammers on Ebay and Ebay has no real...

Lots of scammers on Ebay and Ebay has no real teeth in doing anything about it.
Example: This guy...
Forum: Sony NEX APS-C format 01-23-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 11,759
Posted By f16sunshine
Curious.. Has there been Firmware updates that...

Curious..
Has there been Firmware updates that may have cured the error in the years since you last had errors?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 6,002
Posted By f16sunshine
Perfect moment from what sounds like a perfect...

Perfect moment from what sounds like a perfect day!
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,900
Posted By f16sunshine
Thanks for the thought. I'm would not feel...

Thanks for the thought. I'm would not feel comfortable trading this one.
I'll find one.... there are plenty out there.

Edit.
Freestyle has a 120GFCN. Same model with Colorflash. I'll order one. One...
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,900
Posted By f16sunshine
I have a pair of Clacks :) I like them. It's a...

I have a pair of Clacks :)
I like them. It's a nice big negative and if you get in the right range it's decent(think group portrait distance).
The Square lends itself better to such vignetting as the...
Forum: Lomography 01-22-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,900
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Earl This one that is sickly was bought here...

Hi Earl

This one that is sickly was bought here from Sug in 2010.... it’s been great!
I’ve put about 1 1/2 rolls per month through since then.
The biggest issue is the shutter return spring...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-22-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,301
Posted By f16sunshine
Not surprising that this frame confused the...

Not surprising that this frame confused the meter. You have a 50/50 3+ zone split going on there!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-21-2018
Replies: 237
Views: 21,444
Posted By f16sunshine
This is great. I've looked at it a few times...

This is great.
I've looked at it a few times here and Flickr and am still trying to figure it out :)
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-21-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By f16sunshine
Maybe JapanCameraHunter guy can find you a fuji...

Maybe JapanCameraHunter guy can find you a fuji tech in Japan.
There must be someone.
Forum: Lomography 01-21-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,900
Posted By f16sunshine
JoeV that's one I would like to get but it seems...

JoeV that's one I would like to get but it seems they have not been made available for a while now.
I'm just going to order a plastic lens built in flash version for now.

Bob,
The Holga is a very...
Forum: Lomography 01-20-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,900
Posted By f16sunshine
I think this is what I’ll do... flash model....

I think this is what I’ll do... flash model. :)

Diana....mmmmmayybee.. Cheap but not as cheap. Maybe I’ll cruise some images on flick before deciding.

I have a couple Agfa Clacks which give a 6x9...
Forum: Lomography 01-20-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,900
Posted By f16sunshine
Replacing an old Holga...

... suggestions?

I’ve always just gotten the basic 120n with plastic lens.
From user experience, Is there anything limited edition or special worth looking out for?
Glass lens ?

The shutter lever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,846
Posted By f16sunshine
That thread and those images have had an effect...

That thread and those images have had an effect on many of us I think.
The atmosphere he returned with using that camera and film .... still hard to get it with digital imaging.
Such a simple...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-19-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,331
Posted By f16sunshine
You’ll want a decent grain focuser. Seems like...

You’ll want a decent grain focuser.
Seems like there are a lot of el nikkors out there.
Should be easy enough to find one.
A table top paper cutter is nice as it makes life easy in the half...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-19-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,301
Posted By f16sunshine
Hey great! Looks like a Mr Zhou 1/2 case. Those...

Hey great! Looks like a Mr Zhou 1/2 case. Those are very nice!
Congrats on a new Bessa!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 2,769
Posted By f16sunshine
I would ask for a list of the scope of work done...

I would ask for a list of the scope of work done for a given price.
Technicians differ in what they address.

I can say from getting Rolleis worked on over the years.
There is a big difference...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 6,002
Posted By f16sunshine
These photos are gorgeous. Also inspirational....

These photos are gorgeous.
Also inspirational. Viewing them makes me want to hold a camera for any given moment that may come along in daily life.
Thank you for that Shab :)
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-19-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,826
Posted By f16sunshine
iPhone for most tutorial and practical use...

iPhone for most tutorial and practical use purposes.
I guess the question should be asked... what is the end use you are after OP... Internet sharing/blog, print in book or manual...etc ??
iPhone has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-19-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,846
Posted By f16sunshine
I actually was "late" to digital. Getting a Canon...

I actually was "late" to digital.
Getting a Canon 40D and then RD1 in 2008.
When the RD1 arrived the Canon sat around until my GF at the time picked it up.
I bought a 5D and slowly added it in to...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 3,144
Posted By f16sunshine
A uv/skylight filter at a minimum is advisable....

A uv/skylight filter at a minimum is advisable.
It’s a hassle to use a polarizer with rangefinders but they can be useful.
Zeiss T* coated lenses seem to have a polarizer effect at times. Take your...
Forum: Travel 01-18-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 3,144
Posted By f16sunshine
Peter ... Beautiful!

Peter ... Beautiful!
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-18-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By f16sunshine
Same for me with the non-Trump like hands. I...

Same for me with the non-Trump like hands.
I have the original Sony battery grip on the v1 A7 and it's great.
Adds some weight and plenty of extra grip surface plus holds 2 batteries .
Sony included...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By f16sunshine
Yup Konica 111a. That advance lever to the left...

Yup Konica 111a.
That advance lever to the left of the lens is a dead give-away.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-18-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By f16sunshine
The mamiya “A” screen for rb/rz67 is...

The mamiya “A” screen for rb/rz67 is excellent.
It’s thin and so can be shimmed to focus perfectly on most tlr’s with a few strips of tape.
The screen is for a 6x7 making it a large enough piece of...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 01-18-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2,026
Posted By f16sunshine
Very nice looking image.

Very nice looking image.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-18-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 3,216
Posted By f16sunshine
The surreal blue around...

The surreal blue around Sardegna

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6716692969_2e71678bf9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/bewNPc)_MG_1392 (https://flic.kr/p/bewNPc) by Adnan...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-18-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 3,216
Posted By f16sunshine
This thread is most welcome! It's presently very...

This thread is most welcome!
It's presently very cold and raining here in the Pacific NW.
Nice images all!
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-17-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,595
Posted By f16sunshine
Jack, I put dots of Sugru on the critical...

Jack,
I put dots of Sugru on the critical controls. It made a big difference in use.
Semi-permanent and very easy to do plus... inexpensive. (can be...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,265
Posted By f16sunshine
I just realized, OP... you're referring to when...

I just realized, OP... you're referring to when using native Sony AF lenses (?)... I don't have any of those.... I use only adapted lenses.

My exposure comp dial is the front dial which during...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,265
Posted By f16sunshine
I've noticed this when zoomed in a few...

I've noticed this when zoomed in a few times.
Coming from Fuji which had a full time/dedicated exposure comp dial that works during focus magnification, it does seem like a miss by Sony to not...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-17-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,595
Posted By f16sunshine
Yes that works well. This method works really...

Yes that works well.
This method works really well in mid to longer range and where focus is desired over a wider field... say a group portrait of people at a table or party.
It's a great focus...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-17-2018
Replies: 88
Views: 15,648
Posted By f16sunshine
Monica Forss...

Monica Forss (https://www.flickr.com/photos/monicaforss/28467063853/in/dateposted/) is a Holga Photographer I follow on Flickr... definitely worth a look at some of her images.
The link gets you to...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 01-17-2018
Replies: 88
Views: 15,648
Posted By f16sunshine
Wishing you a fast recovery Robert! That sounds...

Wishing you a fast recovery Robert!
That sounds like a serious injury.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-15-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 4,868
Posted By f16sunshine
Bringing back some memories with the picture of...

Bringing back some memories with the picture of that little T.
I had one years ago. Gave it to a friend when she did a trip to AU 10 years ago.
She's probably still using it.
Kycera/Yashica/Contax ...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-15-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,595
Posted By f16sunshine
I had good experience with Fast aperture mid 50mm...

I had good experience with Fast aperture mid 50mm and longer lenses. (wider lenses probably are fine I just did not bother with them)

The faster aperture lenses sure did reveal the exact focus point...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By f16sunshine
To try and re-iterate my previous point in fewer...

To try and re-iterate my previous point in fewer words.

Go where the film/lens takes you.
It's not digital where your camera may be capable of adapting to nearly any light level.
With a film camera,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By f16sunshine
Hmm.. disapointment sucks. How is Nikon about...

Hmm.. disapointment sucks.
How is Nikon about addressing user requests via Firmware updates?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-14-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By f16sunshine
I use a 2.5/50mm and it's fast enough 90% of the...

I use a 2.5/50mm and it's fast enough 90% of the time.
One thing I find now over the years is, I'm not afraid to underexpose a shot.
More specifically, leave shadow details unexposed.
It often...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-12-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By f16sunshine
Dante I prefer the higher VF magnification...

Dante
I prefer the higher VF magnification ability of the XT cameras.
I never used focus aids whether the Peaking or split image display.
The Big XT1 screen zoomed in to 10x was super.
The Uncoated...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,301
Posted By f16sunshine
Sunholes Another reason the M5 is the best M. The...

Sunholes
Another reason the M5 is the best M.
The meter cel protects the curtains from Sunholes when it’s in place.
Advance frame On M5 and Sunhole protection is engaged..... Sounds so sci-fy
Maybe...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,301
Posted By f16sunshine
Ha! M’s can be like high maintenance girlfriends!...

Ha!
M’s can be like high maintenance girlfriends! :D

Jokes aside..
Better to keep and repair than sell and buy another that will need a repair.
Maintanence is repairs that must be continually done....
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-10-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By f16sunshine
Lucky you! Congrats on the new camera :D

Lucky you! Congrats on the new camera :D
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-09-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 5,170
Posted By f16sunshine
Actually, the 139 is a completely different...

Actually, the 139 is a completely different camera.
Electronic shutter. Shutter dial on the left,TTL flash, Electronic shutter button (classic RTS style electromagnetic). etc...
There was a Yashica...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-09-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,373
Posted By f16sunshine
I use mostly 6x6 for film. I like the square and...

I use mostly 6x6 for film. I like the square and the look of medium format b+w.
35mm gives you a chance to learn film with more flexibilty.
Exposure Bracketing is very easy with 35mm and, every...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By f16sunshine
Whether haze or Fungus, if it's confined to the...

Whether haze or Fungus, if it's confined to the edges it may not effect the image making ability.
All of these 50mm Canon LTM lenses are easy to open.
Good Luck Peter. That 1.5/50mm is a lens I would...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 01-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By f16sunshine
Hi Rick For Sony I would not mess with thirds...

Hi Rick

For Sony I would not mess with thirds party. The A7 battery seems more complex.
Wasabi was fine for the simple Fuji Batteries but still not as good as the Fuji ones in the end.
At first...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-08-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,665
Posted By f16sunshine
If you're enamored by the M8 than remove it from...

If you're enamored by the M8 than remove it from the sell list.
I understand the love of the M8.
Personally I would also keep the M5 to run your 35mm film through.... my favorite M the M5. Some...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,204
Posted By f16sunshine
All of the big Ebay sellers in Japan use EMS...

All of the big Ebay sellers in Japan use EMS worldwide.
It's indeed the fastest and safest. Also maybe the most expensive on the surface... it seems worth it for high value items.

In the US, we...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-07-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,483
Posted By f16sunshine
^^^ Yeah the f1.4/35mm is pretty amazing for what...

^^^
Yeah the f1.4/35mm is pretty amazing for what it costs.
Compares optically to much more expensive lenses... truly.
Fuji definetly gets a nod for value.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-07-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,312
Posted By f16sunshine
Everything sells at the right price.

Everything sells at the right price.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 5,170
Posted By f16sunshine
It’s as some have suspected. The carraige and...

It’s as some have suspected.
The carraige and shutter is the same as the Cosina made Nikon FM10, Olympus Om2000, Yashica FX3 etc...
Why not. Although lightweight those cameras have pretty reliable...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-07-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3,483
Posted By f16sunshine
Yes ^^^^^ Perfect match for 27mm I’ve sold all my...

Yes ^^^^^
Perfect match for 27mm
I’ve sold all my Fuji but the XE1 and 27mm.
It does what I need it to do.
Might rather have some more processing power/speed.
The XE2 gives a bump in that department....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-07-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,312
Posted By f16sunshine
Raid, I just looked at FM classified where many...

Raid,
I just looked at FM classified where many Sony’s are listd.
A7rii is now getting down to $1500 second hand.... nearl half introduction price.
42mp would give you a chance to print very...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-07-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,934
Posted By f16sunshine
Yes.... don’t wait. This could become a dead end...

Yes.... don’t wait.
This could become a dead end instead of a turn around :)
Who knows when Leica will exhaust the sensor supply.
Could be soon could also be never. Why take a chance ?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-07-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By f16sunshine
What I like about the tape is, you can put notes...

What I like about the tape is, you can put notes on it and then stick it onto the exposed roll.
Keeping track of film in cameras is one thing.
Keeping track of iso and developing notes for exposed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By f16sunshine
It’s all going to the hands of a Nikonian. Thank...

It’s all going to the hands of a Nikonian.
Thank you all for the input. :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-07-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,613
Posted By f16sunshine
OP, If you don’t mind a suggestion, research a...

OP,
If you don’t mind a suggestion, research a Hexar AF. :)
Some repairs are still doable and when it finally does brick completely, one can get the excellent f2/35mm lens converted to LTM or M...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-06-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By f16sunshine
^^^ Yes Hotshoe ...unless there is not one then...

^^^ Yes Hotshoe ...unless there is not one then it's a bit of acid free masking tape.
I keep a roll in the 4x5 bag to mark Film holders as well.
It's fine. Won't damage anything even if it's left on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By f16sunshine
I listed it pretty low. It's tempting to keep it...

I listed it pretty low.
It's tempting to keep it around for one of the kids.
I've got other cameras they can take. This one is for a grown up :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By f16sunshine
It's funny... I learned on an Nikon F but then...

It's funny... I learned on an Nikon F but then could not afford one way back when I bought my first SLR (1983).
At that time, This new line was offered by Yashica when I bought the FR... and a couple...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By f16sunshine
I'm going to go low and get into someones...

I'm going to go low and get into someones hands.
This whole thing ....taking this as payment was a a bit of a lose for me.
I can make a win out of giving someone a deal.
Thanks all for your comments!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By f16sunshine
OK some more numbers. So low $200 high maybe $350?

OK some more numbers. So low $200 high maybe $350?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By f16sunshine
Thanks Fraser....So much for the F2 ? I would not...

Thanks Fraser....So much for the F2 ?
I would not have guessed. :o
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By f16sunshine
Nikon F2 what do I have here ?

Help me out my friends. Not in a mood for a Google rabbit hole.
What do I have and what is this all worth? I want to sell it.
Took it in payment for something last summer.
Nikon is excellent I know...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-06-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By f16sunshine
FX-3 2000 was built by Cosina around the same...

FX-3 2000 was built by Cosina around the same body as many other Cosina built model (nikon fm10, Olympus OM2000 others...)

It's a different body than all the other Yashica or Contax bodies built by...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-06-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,934
Posted By f16sunshine
Do I understand correctly It's a filter layer...

Do I understand correctly It's a filter layer that corrodes not the cover glass?

I imaging it will just keep getting worse. These things usually do.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-06-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By f16sunshine
The Zeiss lens may have a thicker flange...

The Zeiss lens may have a thicker flange tab.
Putting just enough extra pressure to cause the mirror to jam.

I use a lot of Zeiss/Contax gear for 30+ years... never had incompatibility.
I have had a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-06-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,312
Posted By f16sunshine
I love David Burnett. He is the ultimate Hero for...

I love David Burnett.
He is the ultimate Hero for Am/ProAm photographers.
Always working a lot! Always hacking gear together to get a special look.
He shows that good work and optical “gimmicks”...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-06-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By f16sunshine
Yes mirror issue. Either bumper is dissolving and...

Yes mirror issue.
Either bumper is dissolving and sticky or maybe the mirror came loose.
Check carefully.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,312
Posted By f16sunshine
With the a7 it would become easier to...

With the a7 it would become easier to focus.
Nearly Everything becomes more accurate with an evf camera.
Zoom in with 11x magnification and focus in the evf or lcd if you’re in my boat with vision...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,312
Posted By f16sunshine
The A7ii versions offer Image stabilization and...

The A7ii versions offer Image stabilization and also the ability to use an Autofocus adapter for manual lenses.
The "techart adapter" allows one to adapt there M mount and other lenses to the camera...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,312
Posted By f16sunshine
I did. It's great. Performance for the range of...

I did.
It's great. Performance for the range of lenses I use is great. Some with wide M lenses will have issues in corners.
The thing about the Sony is .... it's not a Rangefinder.
You said $3000....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,312
Posted By f16sunshine
With all your Lenses Raid, Why not buy a full...

With all your Lenses Raid, Why not buy a full frame universal Back?

The M240 with evf would probably be your best bet as it can pull duty as a Rangefinder as well.
It's your best move.
The CL is...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,312
Posted By f16sunshine
I would put a down payment on some travel :) If...

I would put a down payment on some travel :)

If it has to be Photo-gear, The Contax 645 system has been calling again.
$3000 would make it time to pick up the phone!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-04-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By f16sunshine
It’s pretty cool as a device goes... fun...

It’s pretty cool as a device goes... fun engineering.
Takes the fun out of a tlr for use if you asked me.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ftYAAOSwc8lZyBND/s-l1600.jpg
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