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Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,535
Posted By creenus
For the last year, I've been sticking with the M2...

For the last year, I've been sticking with the M2 and a Version III 'Cron 50mm. Lotsa M-gear and Nikon DSLR (plus an F5), but I mostly used the 50mm, and develop and print Ilford film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,152
Posted By creenus
Pentax ME Super. Cheap, dependable and light with...

Pentax ME Super. Cheap, dependable and light with Pentax-M f 1.7.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
It does if it's a Love Rock! Nice! What...

It does if it's a Love Rock! Nice! What model/year? =)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,484
Posted By creenus
Fairly hideous IMO, but some may love it. I'm...

Fairly hideous IMO, but some may love it. I'm sure it will sell out. Personally, I would customize my own with something weird and call it the Aimless Wanderer. Then it would be truly unique!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By creenus
Something like...

Something like...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-21-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 5,239
Posted By creenus
People should not worry about this. I've traveled...

People should not worry about this. I've traveled through many airports and never had any ill effects on my film: slide film, black and white, color print. Life is too short to fret about silly stuff...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,824
Posted By creenus
I own lots of gear, rangefinder and DSLR, all...

I own lots of gear, rangefinder and DSLR, all used. But I carry an M2 and a 50 Summicron Version III in my briefcase every day. No meter, but I use the same film so I have gotten halfway decent at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,050
Posted By creenus
You dropped me, fool - go fix me

You dropped me, fool - go fix me
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2019
Replies: 97
Views: 4,531
Posted By creenus
As my father used to say: "Free advice is worth...

As my father used to say: "Free advice is worth every penny you pay for it."

To the OP: Enjoy your camera!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
Ordered and recovered Griptac grey on my Leica M2...

Ordered and recovered Griptac grey on my Leica M2 (with Abrahamsson...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HkaTXdTxfop-b2tU...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HkaTXdTxfop-b2tUvb0yChXTdJEIe_d8pMyrfdpFoG7-lpjTdonfRpmkarzO_hNd5JwDT5EPE_cpP536NQC6nxN9lhX5-BToH_59jFI7zmLzFqxC8Y6ZbwZUnRwusbcD-XJYhjYbd1VyUmdTe4T51ueUWS_yH3apfdX1IP...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 31,015
Posted By creenus
Leitz Tiltall for me. At 6'2", I need something...

Leitz Tiltall for me. At 6'2", I need something that gets me to eye level without a wobbly center post. Not the easiest head to adjust but I just live with it.


Don't use it enough. There's a case...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2019
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,816,446
Posted By creenus
My Chrome M2's Vulcanite is peeling, so taking...

My Chrome M2's Vulcanite is peeling, so taking inspiration from your M4, I have just ordered Grey Griptac from Cameraleather. I have black Griptac on a IIIC and like it a lot. Thanks for the idea!...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-28-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,282
Posted By creenus
I am testing out an ME Super with f1.7 50mm right...

I am testing out an ME Super with f1.7 50mm right now. Seems sturdy, it's tiny but it sure is clackety loud!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 11,545
Posted By creenus
Ilford DD-X for the moment.

Ilford DD-X for the moment.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,194
Posted By creenus
I realized that after buying these lenses (25mm...

I realized that after buying these lenses (25mm Zeiss, 35mm Leica and 75mm Leica) that the 50mm Summicron Version 3 is the only one I use with my M2.

On a personal level, I used to obsess over what...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-16-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,787
Posted By creenus
Nowhere near his earlier analog work, IMO.

Nowhere near his earlier analog work, IMO.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-05-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,980
Posted By creenus
During a 6-day vacation in San Francisco, I...

During a 6-day vacation in San Francisco, I brought three lenses for my D600: 20mm, 85mm, 200mm micro, plus an M2 with 50 Cron Version 3. Heavy bag, but I had what I needed. There were moments that a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 960
Posted By creenus
Smile I am pretty fortunate in that in my part-time job...

I am pretty fortunate in that in my part-time job after retirement, I work as the black-and-white photo tech in the lab of a nearby junior college. I keep the lab stocked with chemistry and help...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2019
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
Get yourself one of these and you'll be ready for...

Get yourself one of these and you'll be ready for anything :)

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php/product/54244/title/price-drop-rokuoh-sha-type-89-gun/cat/3
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-26-2018
Replies: 62
Views: 1,765
Posted By creenus
Nothing photographic, but I did get a Wonder...

Nothing photographic, but I did get a Wonder Woman Flying UFO Ball, a flying, drone-like toy that terrifies our hounds. And me, to be honest! Happy holidays to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-25-2018
Replies: 173
Views: 10,575
Posted By creenus
Going to San Francisco with my son to see a New...

Going to San Francisco with my son to see a New Year's Eve concert with the Mermen, a really cool surf instrumental band. Will spend about five days in the city in total.

Traveling light. Will...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-25-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By creenus
That's a gorgeous camera! Sorry I can't help you...

That's a gorgeous camera! Sorry I can't help you with the washers, but best of luck and happy holidays to you,
Steve in New Mexico
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-25-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By creenus
I use the Domke F-3X. Carries two M-bodies, three...

I use the Domke F-3X. Carries two M-bodies, three lenses, film, notebook, water bottle. Have both medium and large Messenger bags - those things can carry scads of gear.

The beauty of Domke bags is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2018
Replies: 256
Views: 5,943
Posted By creenus
Good luck with your D700! I've found that while...

Good luck with your D700! I've found that while DSLRs are loaded with features, I just don't use that many of them.

I'm shooting my D600 in aperture preferred mode with good results. The AF is nice...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2018
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED (enough...

Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED (enough semi-meaningless initials from Nikon, huh?), used. For my D600 - can't wait to play with this lens!

I'm used to fairly light lenses, and this one's...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2018
Replies: 71
Views: 3,027
Posted By creenus
I have two or three projects I'm working on, and...

I have two or three projects I'm working on, and something visual usually catches my eye as I drive along. Sometimes not. These can include handpainted signs, lawn ornaments and other odd bits of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By creenus
I am thankful for urban turkeys. How cool!

I am thankful for urban turkeys. How cool!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By creenus
I toss them in the wash with everything else,...

I toss them in the wash with everything else, using regular laundry detergent. Also guitar cleaning cloths.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-22-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,075
Posted By creenus
Good luck to you. I shoot a 1966 M2 with an...

Good luck to you. I shoot a 1966 M2 with an Abrahamsson winder and I love it. I also just bought a 1962 to be painted black by Alan Starkie when I save the cash. M2s (and other meterless Leicas) get...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-18-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,079
Posted By creenus
Got your point. Absolutely - an f2.0 zoom is...

Got your point. Absolutely - an f2.0 zoom is really fast. And Canon seems extremely popular. Practically every student in the advanced digital class at the college shoots Canon. I am the technician...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-16-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,079
Posted By creenus
No worries. =) Like I said, I'm old school. I...

No worries. =)

Like I said, I'm old school. I like primes rather than zooms, which are generally more convenient than primes. There are times when I'm shooting pottery pieces at the college I work...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-16-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,079
Posted By creenus
The Nikon and Canon seem interesting and I'm sure...

The Nikon and Canon seem interesting and I'm sure some people will love them. The lenses so far seem to be rather slow, and I know that with ISO manipulation that is less of a factor. But I'm old...
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-22-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,252
Posted By creenus
I have one of these sewn to my canvas...

I have one of these sewn to my canvas bookbag:

https://shootfilmco.com/collections/patches/products/film-is-alive-version-2-glow-in-the-dark-embroidered-patch
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By creenus
Thanks, Steve M. I have heard very good things...

Thanks, Steve M. I have heard very good things about this paper, and will check it out when I get some extra cash. How are things in the Duke City? Have they straightened out the mess on Central...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-16-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By creenus
I hear you, Ko Fe. Whatever works. You are...

I hear you, Ko Fe. Whatever works. You are correct - B&W paper is getting ridiculously expensive. I am lucky to have the college's darkroom to use for free, and that there's a little "free" paper to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-16-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By creenus
Thanks, Jake. I hold the easel blade edges down...

Thanks, Jake. I hold the easel blade edges down with several fingers as it prints, so the up-curled paper is fairly flat and therefore in-focus. But yeah, it's a pain. The darkroom humidity is...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-16-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By creenus
Rooting around in the darkroom and ...

I found a paper safe full of fiber paper, semi gloss, single ply, curled at edges. About 100 sheets.

I work as the B&W darkroom tech at San Juan College in Farmington, NM. My boss is one of the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-16-2018
Replies: 82
Views: 6,832
Posted By creenus
FWIW, I really enjoy my Version 3 Summicron 50....

FWIW, I really enjoy my Version 3 Summicron 50. Sharp, beautiful contrast. My boss at the college B&W darkroom I work at ran some different exposures for testing film speed development times for FP4....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2018
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
Just bought a Wisner Traditional 4x5 camera with...

Just bought a Wisner Traditional 4x5 camera with a Schneider Symmar-S 210 f5.6. Need to start monkeying about with it on the weekends. It's quite a lovely camera, build -wise and aesthetically. Has a...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-31-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 13,010
Posted By creenus
There you go, taking all the joy out of life.

There you go, taking all the joy out of life.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 4,350
Posted By creenus
Glad they're still making the F6. I went the...

Glad they're still making the F6.

I went the Nikon DSLR route for their series of f1.8 lenses: I have a 20mm, 50mm and 85mm, all f1.8 and sharp. At some I can pick up a used F6 and use these lenses.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-25-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 13,010
Posted By creenus
I was thinking about these mirrorless Nikons and...

I was thinking about these mirrorless Nikons and am wondering if their batteries can handle the in-camera VR duties of non-VR AF-S lenses using the Z-mount converter. Seems like it might drain...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-25-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 13,010
Posted By creenus
Pretty happy with mine. Also like the relatively...

Pretty happy with mine. Also like the relatively fast lenses at f1.8. Good luck with yours!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-25-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 13,010
Posted By creenus
I went with a Nikon D600 DSLR for their line of...

I went with a Nikon D600 DSLR for their line of f1.8 lenses - I own a 20mm, 50mm and an 85mm, all used. Nikon makes decent glass, IMO. I'm glad to see they are producing these mirrorless cameras. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,777
Posted By creenus
I think at this point my brain hurts!

I think at this point my brain hurts!
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,777
Posted By creenus
I'm not sure any cult out there would take in a...

I'm not sure any cult out there would take in a guy like me. :D I've been rejected by the best.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,777
Posted By creenus
Perhaps the several thousand he owns are stored...

Perhaps the several thousand he owns are stored aloft in UFOs :rolleyes:


But I still like my D600 =)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,777
Posted By creenus
Yes yes yes! ;) A fine rant, I think! I finally...

Yes yes yes! ;) A fine rant, I think!

I finally broke down and went digital - just a few decades late! For my first DSLR, I just got a D600 with an MB-D14 Nikon battery grip (and extra battery) for...
Forum: Travel 05-22-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,664
Posted By creenus
If you get up to the Four Corners area, I'll buy...

If you get up to the Four Corners area, I'll buy you some green chile enchiladas. I live in Waterflow, NM, halfway between Farmington and Shiprock. Just let me know!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,310
Posted By creenus
I hear you. I have an OM-4ti and a bunch of...

I hear you. I have an OM-4ti and a bunch of Zuikos. I just like the feel of an Olympus with a Winder 2 - perfect balance, IMO. I had a 100mm f2.8 but I sold it when I got a Tamron 90mm macro. Wish I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-21-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,561
Posted By creenus
Phil's reply below seems very reasonable. I...

Phil's reply below seems very reasonable. I imagine it would take some time to sell that gear, and being an in-law thing, depends on the price expectations of the seller. It's great that your wife...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,914
Posted By creenus
Nah, I just shoot film and digital because I love...

Nah, I just shoot film and digital because I love it.

In fact, I'm gonna burn some film today and develop it for free on Monday. So yeah, then I'll get back to the darkroom. And then I'll make some...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-07-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,914
Posted By creenus
Well, your opinions may be valid to you, but not...

Well, your opinions may be valid to you, but not to me. Dismissing an entire world of photography and people who like these images because they happen to be digital and you don't care for them is...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-06-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,914
Posted By creenus
I love Leica M film cameras. There are times the...

I love Leica M film cameras. There are times the 35mm format is just too tiny, so I go to a Bronica ETRSi.

The Leica M cameras have taught me to concentrate on the essentials of an image, and that...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-23-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By creenus
They are not all that way, despite what some have...

They are not all that way, despite what some have written. Some lenses, like the LTM 50mm collapsible Summicron, are soft compared to modern glass, which makes it hard to find one in decent shape. I...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-21-2018
Replies: 140
Views: 12,522
Posted By creenus
Two so far: Olympus FE-170 (got for free in some...

Two so far:

Olympus FE-170 (got for free in some promotion)
Nikon d5600 w/18-55 zoom thang (not a zoom fan)

I use the Olympus for imaging items for eBay. The Nikon's for a digital class I will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-20-2018
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
Hi, Just an upvote for Igor. I bought a chrome...

Hi,

Just an upvote for Igor. I bought a chrome M2 Abrahamsson RapidWinder from him, and it was beautiful. Good luck with your shooting.

Thanks,

Steve in New Mexico
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-19-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By creenus
Hi Chris, I would like the Crumpler. Please just...

Hi Chris,

I would like the Crumpler. Please just let me know how much money to PayPal you, or however you'd like it to be sent.

Thanks,

Steve in New Mexico

p.s. This is awesome of you to do, BTW!...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-16-2018
Replies: 152
Views: 7,095
Posted By creenus
This is the sort of thread that makes me wince....

This is the sort of thread that makes me wince. Angry crabbed people hurling insults at each other. Yecchh ...

Almost makes me miss Roger's ranting. ;)

Almost.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,303
Posted By creenus
Pros carry toolboxes (camera bags), with cameras...

Pros carry toolboxes (camera bags), with cameras and lenses as tools to make a living. That's all it is.

If you make a living at photography, you carry stuff you need. That doesn't make them...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-11-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,054
Posted By creenus
Good luck to you! My knees need to go into the...

Good luck to you! My knees need to go into the shop for a tuneup as well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,303
Posted By creenus
Hahaha! That must be really interesting! Ah yes,...

Hahaha! That must be really interesting!

Ah yes, the joys of living in remote areas!
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-11-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By creenus
Nice images that capture a sense of the place....

Nice images that capture a sense of the place.

There's a monastery in New Mexico I visit for a weekend every few years just to clear my mind. They allow guests. It is a different world....
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,303
Posted By creenus
Yeah, but I also carry first-aid gear in the...

Yeah, but I also carry first-aid gear in the trunk of my car for roadside assistance if needed. I'd rather be prepared and never use the stuff, but that's me.

I also carry a spare Leica M body in my...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-11-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,973
Posted By creenus
I'm not stuck with Wein cells or alkalines. I own...

I'm not stuck with Wein cells or alkalines. I own two M5 bodies, one with 75mm M6 frames. One has been converted to 1.5 volt silver oxides, and the other uses a converter made by a specialist in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 2,303
Posted By creenus
That's a great article. I really like the painted...

That's a great article. I really like the painted Fuji camera. I enjoy seeing all the gear professionals use.

My wife is a nurse practitioner and EMT intermediate and she bought me a gunshot wound...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-10-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,312
Posted By creenus
Thanks for posting this! I have saved this video...

Thanks for posting this!

I have saved this video to my fave websites. I need to watch this often.

Maybe every day for a month or so.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-09-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,436
Posted By creenus
Well, I have no problem thinking of myself as an...

Well, I have no problem thinking of myself as an idiot as it gives me nowhere to go but up. :D

I just started a part-time job as a B&W darkroom technician at the junior college in New Mexico where I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-07-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,403
Posted By creenus
One of my inspirations, along with music. I met...

One of my inspirations, along with music. I met him at the NYC Javits Center years ago in the late '80s at a photo show. He was signing but no one showed up except myself! We yakked about Leicas. He...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-23-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 8,620
Posted By creenus
Having finally printed some black-and-white HP5...

Having finally printed some black-and-white HP5 concert photos with my Version III, I am very happy with the results. Sharp and contrasty. Great little lens.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-20-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,026
Posted By creenus
FWIW I have the Summarit 75mm f2.5 and really...

FWIW I have the Summarit 75mm f2.5 and really like it. It is sharp and awesome for portraits, although I use it for mild closeups of material objects as well. There are times I dream of the Summicron...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-17-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 32,118
Posted By creenus
Great image! Reveals a sense of how sharply...

Great image! Reveals a sense of how sharply frigid it must be up there.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By creenus
Agreed. Life is short, and there are no...

Agreed. Life is short, and there are no camera/lens pouches in a shroud.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-26-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 3,043
Posted By creenus
I have two in my car. Especially if I shoot...

I have two in my car. Especially if I shoot alongside a highway. I live in New Mexico, where the drunk driving rate is one of the highest in the nation. I also have a hardhat to make me look more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-16-2018
Replies: 363
Views: 24,630
Posted By creenus
• Leica M2 • Leica M6 • Olympus OM-1 • Olympus...

• Leica M2
• Leica M6
• Olympus OM-1
• Olympus OM-4ti
• Diana
Forum: Travel 01-12-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,128
Posted By creenus
Nice images - steady hands for 1/8th second!

Nice images - steady hands for 1/8th second!
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-12-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,364
Posted By creenus
I use a nice and clean early version Summaron...

I use a nice and clean early version Summaron 35mm f3.5 LTM and it's a small dandy. I have also acquired a collection of those odd little A36 clamp-on filters, including an Infrared, so I can shoot...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-12-2018
Replies: 47
Views: 2,833
Posted By creenus
I hope to bulk load a can of Rollei 400 infrared....

I hope to bulk load a can of Rollei 400 infrared. I would save more than $100 instead of spending $12 a roll for it. Last year I snagged a Watson loader and 75 cassettes for $25 on FleaBay.
Forum: Travel 01-12-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,128
Posted By creenus
While in Europe I used a 35 constantly on my M...

While in Europe I used a 35 constantly on my M camera. There were times I wish I had something wider for interiors, like the Zeiss ZM 25mm I use today. Did not use the 50mm Summicron much at all. I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,769
Posted By creenus
I live in New Mexico and B&H got me my film in...

I live in New Mexico and B&H got me my film in two business days with regular post office rates. They're the best, IMO.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-07-2018
Replies: 424
Sticky: 365
Views: 32,118
Posted By creenus
Nice image!

Nice image!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-06-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,391
Posted By creenus
A view camera, lens, film holders, developing...

A view camera, lens, film holders, developing tank, etc., because I haven't tortured myself enough yet with 35mm and 4.5x6cm gear.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-06-2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9,973
Posted By creenus
Alan Starkie now repairs M5...

Alan Starkie now repairs M5 cameras:

https://www.cameraworks-uk.com/price-list

I don't know about repainting them, but one could always ask him.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2018
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
Upvote for the bassoon. =)

Upvote for the bassoon. =)
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 4,173
Posted By creenus
I use an MLE body with a Zeiss 25mm f2.8 because...

I use an MLE body with a Zeiss 25mm f2.8 because the MLE's screen, edge to edge, approximates the 25's coverage. This is great for me because this means I don't need a 24/25mm viewfinder widget on...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-03-2018
Replies: 610
Views: 111,914
Posted By creenus
I could not afford a Kodak Instamatic 126, so I...

I could not afford a Kodak Instamatic 126, so I had a Korean model called a Kamero. Took lots of 126 slides with it. It was a nice little camera until the shutter speed went wonky. =)
Forum: RFF Polls 12-27-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 3,932
Posted By creenus
Done also. "Luddite" works for me. I like...

Done also.

"Luddite" works for me. I like shooting film because I control everything, including my blunders! =)
Forum: Chris Crawford 12-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,495
Posted By creenus
Thanks for doing this, Chris. Extremely useful...

Thanks for doing this, Chris. Extremely useful stuff. This will help lots of folks, including a reminder for me. =)

I shoot Ilford HP5 with an M2 and Gossen DigiSix, and average the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-27-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,969
Posted By creenus
A Timex Iron Classic 30 lap in white. Turns out...

A Timex Iron Classic 30 lap in white. Turns out it's a women's model, and I'm male. Oh well - it was on sale, and I like the Indiglo feature. I have tried to wear more expensive, classier watches,...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,631
Posted By creenus
Well, I appreciate what you offer (quality glass...

Well, I appreciate what you offer (quality glass at affordable prices) and I hope you can stay in business.

People forget that profits are necessary to keep a company going. And others believe they...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 5,631
Posted By creenus
I use Chinese aluminum hoods on my Leica lenses....

I use Chinese aluminum hoods on my Leica lenses. They help protect the filter/lens and do not vignette. I cut down a 90mm hood slightly for my 75mm Summarit. Again, cheap but functional. I'm not...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-15-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,356
Posted By creenus
Yes, life will go on, and I believe it is too...

Yes, life will go on, and I believe it is too short to stroke others' egos.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 5,714
Posted By creenus
Not to ruin this, but here's the Guy behind the...

Not to ruin this, but here's the Guy behind the title of this post:

https://vimeo.com/179456952

Sorry ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2017
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
Tamrons have great glass, IMO. I have a Tamron...

Tamrons have great glass, IMO.

I have a Tamron 90mm f2.5 macro for my Olympus OM-4Ti and it's silly sharp. Good luck with yours! =)
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-07-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1,414
Posted By creenus
Domke Medium Messenger bag on sale at B&H

I have one of these and I use it all the time.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1296941-REG/domke_701_02rnb_ruggedwear_messenger_bag_medium.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2017
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
Nice image!

Nice image!
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-07-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 5,458
Posted By creenus
I have never met the man but he seemed so...

I have never met the man but he seemed so friendly. In fact, he seemed to be a model human being. A great loss to a world that needs more people like him.

I have two RapidWinders, one for my M2 and...
Forum: RFF News 12-05-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6,450
Posted By creenus
FWIW, here is a response to Balthus' art by the...

FWIW, here is a response to Balthus' art by the Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, the second wife of Balthus:

"The world, however, does tend to stand in sweeping judgment. Is she offended by what...
Forum: RFF News 12-05-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6,450
Posted By creenus
It's the New York Post, not the New York Times,...

It's the New York Post, not the New York Times, FWIW. Quite a different newspaper.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By creenus
Yep:...

Yep:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/712112-REG/Domke_701_03A_F_833_Large_Photo_Courier.html

They've renamed it. My tag says the Large Messenger Bag. FWIW. Early model name, I suppose.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-01-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By creenus
The Domke Large Messenger Bag is colossal. It...

The Domke Large Messenger Bag is colossal. It could easily handle your gear. I have one that I used for storage, or to bring along if I need all my M cameras and lenses.

I got one used in Ruggedwear...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-28-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By creenus
Thanks for the information, Bill. =) Steve in...

Thanks for the information, Bill. =)

Steve in New Mexico
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-22-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 5,734
Posted By creenus
I am besotted with my chrome M2, especially with...

I am besotted with my chrome M2, especially with an M2 Tom Abrahamsson RapidWinder attached and a Version III 50 Cron. Feels perfect to me, but I have nothing against the M3. I'm sure it's a great...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2017
Replies: 151
Views: 9,128
Posted By creenus
And a quality camera does not eat hay. At least...

And a quality camera does not eat hay. At least mine do not.

I don't think the country is stable enough or ever will be for manufacturing, so that's really a moot point, is it not?

You raised the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2017
Replies: 151
Views: 9,128
Posted By creenus
If the quality is there, why not? We adopted a...

If the quality is there, why not? We adopted a dog from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (that's what his papers say), so we are presently harboring an Afghani national.

Jeeves is his name, and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-31-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,162
Posted By creenus
I bought a used Summarit 75mm f2.5 and I love it....

I bought a used Summarit 75mm f2.5 and I love it. Extremely sharp, nice bokeh, small and lightweight. When I bought it, it did not come with a Leica hood, so I made my own from a Chinese hood for...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-29-2017
Replies: 72
Views: 15,512
Posted By creenus
Have a Zeiss 25mm Biogon ZM and use it on my...

Have a Zeiss 25mm Biogon ZM and use it on my Milolta CLE, with no finder required. I just compose to the very edge of the frame and this works well. I only shoot B&W, so there's no color shift issue....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-14-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,515
Posted By creenus
I am using Ilfosol 3 with good results.I use it...

I am using Ilfosol 3 with good results.I use it for HP5 but also FP4. I like the convenience of it being a liquid - it's very easy to mix up for a one-shot developer.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 09-15-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By creenus
Hi Mr. Lager, I have all these images and more...

Hi Mr. Lager,

I have all these images and more in your excellent book "Leica Literature 1930-1960".

It is a 1980 copy signed by yourself that I acquired on the Internet. It's a great addition to my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-03-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 2,719
Posted By creenus
FWIW, there is a 50mm Summicron collapsible ltm...

FWIW, there is a 50mm Summicron collapsible ltm for sale in these classifieds, at a decent price,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2017
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
Bought Tom Abrahamsson Rapidwinders for my M2 and...

Bought Tom Abrahamsson Rapidwinders for my M2 and for my M6. Also bought a pair of Tom memorial Softies, one to match each camera with a...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-20-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 53,391
Posted By creenus
He seemed like such a kind and gentle soul. Every...

He seemed like such a kind and gentle soul. Every post I read by him seemed apropos and cogent. I am late to the Rapidwinder experience, but I just got one for my M2 and was so impressed that I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 6,063
Posted By creenus
Chrome M2 CLA'd at some point by Sherry Krauter...

Chrome M2 CLA'd at some point by Sherry Krauter off Ebay for $540.00. Love that little bugger! :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-08-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 1,277
Posted By creenus
I let hot water run in the spare bathroom shower...

I let hot water run in the spare bathroom shower for 5-10 minutes. This creates lotsa steam. I rinse the film in Photo-Flo, shake the reel, run my wet Photo-Flo-ed middle and index fingers lightly...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2017
Replies: 132
Views: 23,714
Posted By creenus
24mm Zeiss, 35mm Summarit, 50mm Version III...

24mm Zeiss, 35mm Summarit, 50mm Version III Summicron, 75 Summarit, but no 90mm.

Really like the 75. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2017
Replies: 148
Views: 11,905
Posted By creenus
Leica M2 with Version III Summicron 50mm - yeah,...

Leica M2 with Version III Summicron 50mm - yeah, there's some bonding going on. =)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2017
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
Just bought a Tom Abrahamsson M2 winder in chrome...

Just bought a Tom Abrahamsson M2 winder in chrome on FleaBay. Expensive, yes, but they hardly ever come up for sale and are pretty rare. I use a winder on my OM-4ti. Not really necessary for an M2,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-24-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 2,646
Posted By creenus
I live in a tiny burgh called Waterflow, halfway...

I live in a tiny burgh called Waterflow, halfway between Farmington and Shiprock. About six miles east of the Navajo Reservation. It's not a town so much as former ranches made into small housing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 2,646
Posted By creenus
I agree. I live in the middle of nowhere in NW...

I agree. I live in the middle of nowhere in NW New Mexico. It is pretty safe for me, my fam and the house hounds. Everyone but me seems to have guns at home or carry one in the pickup. Crime out here...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-14-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,900
Posted By creenus
Haha! Distant cousins, maybe. Even my Domkes are...

Haha! Distant cousins, maybe. Even my Domkes are used!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-13-2017
Replies: 136
Views: 7,900
Posted By creenus
I have nothing against high-end bags, but I'm...

I have nothing against high-end bags, but I'm happy with Domke.

But I can be REALLY cheap.

I carry my M2, Version 3 50mm Summicron and DigiSix in a Blue Q zippered pencil bag made of recycled...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,313
Posted By creenus
Leica cameras, Leitz tripod. =) This tripod...

Leica cameras, Leitz tripod. =)

This tripod extends to 6 feet, and I am 6'2", so it works well - no more hunching over a camera, something I loathe. Nothing worse than getting a stiff neck,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-25-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 39,056
Posted By creenus
I have a 3.5 LTM with a slew of A36 filters. I...

I have a 3.5 LTM with a slew of A36 filters. I keep intending to sell the little guy and then I read threads such as this one. They're rather sharp for their age, aren't they? I have used mine in...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-22-2017
Replies: 149
Views: 11,894
Posted By creenus
"Leica Dirtbag" seems incongruous, but I could...

"Leica Dirtbag" seems incongruous, but I could live with that.

I would say bum, but that's a whole other thing to the Brits :eek:
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-21-2017
Replies: 401
Views: 68,256
Posted By creenus
Lovely images, intriguing and mysterious - you...

Lovely images, intriguing and mysterious - you have a great photographic eye - keep shooting! =)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,569
Posted By creenus
As soon as I sell some guitar gear this summer I...

As soon as I sell some guitar gear this summer I will have my M2 repainted by Alan Starkie, listed here:

https://www.cameraworks-uk.com/price-list

I will probably go with black, but I may choose...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-17-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 2,274
Posted By creenus
There have been dire predictions for the fate of...

There have been dire predictions for the fate of music CDs, cassettes and vinyl, and all three are holding their own. Same with film, and digital, despite the smart phone camera issue (though they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2017
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
A few items from Shoot Film...

A few items from Shoot Film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2017
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
46mm R72 filter for an infrared project I've had...

46mm R72 filter for an infrared project I've had planned for awhile.

I though I'd already ordered one but a thorough search of the study revealed I hadn't. That only means I'll find another one...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-25-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,048
Posted By creenus
Thanks for the update. I haven't been down there...

Thanks for the update. I haven't been down there for awhile. Years ago it was a fun place.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-21-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 6,727
Posted By creenus
I'm happy with the Leica 35mm Summarit-M f2.5,...

I'm happy with the Leica 35mm Summarit-M f2.5, fwiw. Sharp, small, light.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-20-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,797
Posted By creenus
I hear you. As my father used to say - "Free...

I hear you. As my father used to say - "Free advice is worth every penny you pay for it." =)
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-20-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 5,048
Posted By creenus
Old thread, I know. I stopped in at Kurt's...

Old thread, I know.

I stopped in at Kurt's Camera Corral in Albuquerque a few months back to check out used Leica-M lenses. The COF (Cantankerous Old Fart) in charge said he hated Leica gear and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-20-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By creenus
Or me. Constant cutbacks, "new" health plans...

Or me.

Constant cutbacks, "new" health plans that cost more and covered less, having reporters shoot their own images, making reporters work out of their cars with laptops and smart phones, and so...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By creenus
Why do you photograph? "There's a certain...

Why do you photograph?

"There's a certain pleasure in it, and horror at the same time."
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,874
Posted By creenus
Plus he's not holding it level with the...

Plus he's not holding it level with the background - unless the subject he is shooting is similarly tilted.

Just sayin'
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-09-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,449
Posted By creenus
I enjoy your work, especially the...

I enjoy your work, especially the windowfronts/still life. You have a great eye for detail. Your book organization seems perfect for sales.

I also seek out things that are weathered/warped by time...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,449
Posted By creenus
Actually, I am not arguing the merits of film...

Actually, I am not arguing the merits of film versus digital, and I agree that bad photography can be achieved in any format. And vice versa. I have my own reasons for shooting film, but in no way...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,449
Posted By creenus
I agree. Composition and aesthetics are sorely...

I agree. Composition and aesthetics are sorely neglected, as evidenced in many of beginning photographers' photos.

Hanging out with visual artists, or even musicians or writers, would do them...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-07-2017
Replies: 84
Views: 4,449
Posted By creenus
Today I will develop some HP5+ with my son. I...

Today I will develop some HP5+ with my son. I hope he responds to the magic of the process, because it can be addicting. At any rate, he will learn how to develop black and white film. I gave him a...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-30-2017
Replies: 202
Views: 78,022
Posted By creenus
I have some in both chrome and black. I think M5s...

I have some in both chrome and black. I think M5s look better in black, even though it's that hazy black chrome. And chrome M5s are also nice. I have a nice little chrome M2 and a chrome iiig that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,761
Posted By creenus
Waterflow, NM - near Shiprock Not too rugged...

Waterflow, NM - near Shiprock

Not too rugged where I live but I like to be prepared when I travel around the state or north to Colorado.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,761
Posted By creenus
I use a few canisters to store cotton balls...

I use a few canisters to store cotton balls smeared with Vaseline - they make fantastic fire starters should you get stranded in the boondocks and need to start a fire to keep yourself warm. I keep...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,139
Posted By creenus
Dear Brett, Many thanks for your quick reply and...

Dear Brett,

Many thanks for your quick reply and useful information! =) It's been a few years since I've developed film, just long enough for me to forget the exact process. I could probably put the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-27-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,139
Posted By creenus
Using distilled water in mixing chemistry

It's been a few years since I have developed black and white film at home. In this case it'll be HP5 at 250 ASA, Ilford film developer and Ilford fixer.

It seems worth it to use distilled water to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,192
Posted By creenus
More of a dunk story than a drop story. Years...

More of a dunk story than a drop story.

Years ago I went on a canoe trip through the Pine Barrens. I took along a Leica iiic and collapsible 50mm Summicron in a Leica Never-Ready case. A friend of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2017
Replies: 131
Views: 10,250
Posted By creenus
Right now it's a Leica M2 with a Type 3 50mm...

Right now it's a Leica M2 with a Type 3 50mm Summicron. So basic, so pleasurable. The viewfinder is nice and bright, and the frame lines seems - I dunno - somewhat primitive, like a toy but in a good...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-29-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 3,953
Posted By creenus
I bought a used Domke F3-X for about $50.00. It...

I bought a used Domke F3-X for about $50.00. It carries 2 bodies and three M lenses with lots of room for keys, maps, extra film, batteries, a novel, light meter, tripod head for monopod and...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-28-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 13,578
Posted By creenus
Great idea! I favor Bille's option No. 2, but I...

Great idea!

I favor Bille's option No. 2, but I will buy a few of whatever is made.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 13,289
Posted By creenus
Hi FujiLove, I'm another proud "bleeding-heart...

Hi FujiLove,

I'm another proud "bleeding-heart left-wing liberal scum", and a retired, peaceloving newspaper puke. But I have been mugged years ago by a guy with a hatchet (I talked my way out of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-22-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 13,289
Posted By creenus
I always carry the following in my...

I always carry the following in my briefcase:

Swiss Army knife (in case I'm ever attacked by said Swiss Army)

X-Acto art knife with spare blades (great for cutting lightproofing materials for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2016
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
Silverface 1970s Fender Vibro Champ tube guitar...

Silverface 1970s Fender Vibro Champ tube guitar amp.

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae157/yasker/vibrochamp-sliverface-front_zpsaaj5nvvi.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2016
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
I use one - it's killer sharp. Good luck with...

I use one - it's killer sharp. Good luck with yours!

Steve in NM
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 8,272
Posted By creenus
Sorry, but my credit's so bad they won't take my...

Sorry, but my credit's so bad they won't take my cash. =)
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2016
Replies: 120
Views: 8,272
Posted By creenus
The more I read threads like this, the more I...

The more I read threads like this, the more I remember advice from my late dad:

"Free advice is worth every penny you paid for it."
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-04-2016
Replies: 9,047
Views: 888,345
Posted By creenus
On FleaBay I just bought a 50mm Summicron-m Type...

On FleaBay I just bought a 50mm Summicron-m Type 3.

Can't wait to shoot with it! =)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 32,639
Posted By creenus
So far it's been a weird day - the Dow dropped...

So far it's been a weird day - the Dow dropped 500 points and my mutual funds made $600.00 (not that

i have that much in it at all, but it is diversified) - will see what's up at the closing bell...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-27-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 7,065
Posted By creenus
I can put up with a colossal ego if it's from a...

I can put up with a colossal ego if it's from a supremely talented surgeon, but it's a rather different case when it's not a matter of life and death, IMO. Ned had a few images that were absolutely...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-24-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 7,065
Posted By creenus
It certainly does

It certainly does
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 10-24-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 7,065
Posted By creenus
What happened to Ned?

His thread seems to be gone. Anyone know what happened?

I really enjoy his images.
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