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Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,866
Posted By Ambro51
Don’t Laugh! A Haneel Tri-Vision 828 Stereo...

Don’t Laugh! A Haneel Tri-Vision 828 Stereo Camera in Beautiful Burl Walnut Plastic! Oh, and a Foton 216mm Cooke lens and it’s expensive little finder.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Days Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 1,904
Posted By Ambro51
Back in the mid ‘70s I had a Rolleicird Vb and...

Back in the mid ‘70s I had a Rolleicird Vb and pretty well got the same “weird camera” reactions from people....back then.
Forum: Other RF 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Ambro51
The 5.6 216mm lens is not rangefinder coupled. ...

The 5.6 216mm lens is not rangefinder coupled. Personally I think Bell and Howell cherrypicked the TTH lenses to find the ones best matched to the Foton body. It’s too bad I asked for Mike to...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 6 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ambro51
Is this available in 616 ?

Is this available in 616 ?
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,479
Posted By Ambro51
The Golf Resort I work for is holding their...

The Golf Resort I work for is holding their annual Tournament Sunday. My job is to monitor the hole in one contest. I’ll have the Foton with, hopefully get some sequence shots of a Happy Golfer!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Ambro51
Like a high school sweetheart, Kodachrome is only...

Like a high school sweetheart, Kodachrome is only a sweet memory now. Rather than wanting to shoot it, I enjoy my old slides, they have endured very well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 6,009
Posted By Ambro51
I hope to add a Contura Stereo Camera to my...

I hope to add a Contura Stereo Camera to my shelf. This was an attempt at a very high end camera designed by the Father of the Stereo Realist, Seton Rochwite. Built under financial clouds, only 130...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,142
Posted By Ambro51
Well......I don’t have the eye, but that hasn’t...

Well......I don’t have the eye, but that hasn’t stopped me from becoming an obsessive collector of cameras I find interesting.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Ambro51
The film just “stays straight”. Yup, this...

The film just “stays straight”. Yup, this absolutely works. There’s more than one way to skin a cat.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,095
Posted By Ambro51
The iPhone I believe has the equivalent of a 28mm...

The iPhone I believe has the equivalent of a 28mm lens per 35mm film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,753
Posted By Ambro51
I’ll take a New Black Leica IIIg with back door...

I’ll take a New Black Leica IIIg with back door loading, autofocus and built in metering. Put the Anastigmat off the Null on as standard lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2019
Replies: 244
Views: 12,335
Posted By Ambro51
A Tie, Stereo Realist Custom And Bell and...

A Tie, Stereo Realist Custom And Bell and Howell Foton. Both outperform the various Leicas and other assorted cameras. The Realist Custom has the best “feel” of any camera I have.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 946
Posted By Ambro51
I’m still trying to figure out how musicians get...

I’m still trying to figure out how musicians get inside the radio.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,228
Posted By Ambro51
A Stereo Realist. ALL one eyed cameras give the...

A Stereo Realist. ALL one eyed cameras give the the same thing. The Realist gives Three Dimensional Photography.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By Ambro51
Yup. You just don’t know for sure if the CLA...

Yup. You just don’t know for sure if the CLA Tech screwed up your camera, so it’s best to try and do it yourself, then you know.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 781
Posted By Ambro51
Since I’ve discovered Stereo.....every one of my...

Since I’ve discovered Stereo.....every one of my “one eyed monsters” seems useless.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Ambro51
What happens with untrimmed leaders is the top of...

What happens with untrimmed leaders is the top of the film catches in the film opening window.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By Ambro51
Ansco sure shot

Ansco sure shot
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By Ambro51
It’s not “cheating” to use depth of field. In...

It’s not “cheating” to use depth of field. In many ways mastering the depth of field scale gives you better pictures than a rangefinder, by being able to set your subject where you want them. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,736
Posted By Ambro51
Well here’s a simple formula that Always works. ...

Well here’s a simple formula that Always works. Take 50,000 photos. Pick out the best 20.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-20-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Ambro51
.....once you look at your first Stereo Slide.....

.....you’ll Fall in Love with it! Bored with your photography, climbed to the top of the equipment ladder and you still not thrilled? ••• Buy a Stereo Realist, GAS attack the NOS mounting...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,933
Posted By Ambro51
At least this was an accident, and not an act of...

At least this was an accident, and not an act of Terror.
Forum: Digital Compacts 04-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,848
Posted By Ambro51
A friend of mine has a working wet plate studio...

A friend of mine has a working wet plate studio in Gettysburg. He images a lot of period reenactors, and maintains a Costume closet that ordinary folks can dress 19th century. His main camera is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-13-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By Ambro51
Looking at the Stereo Realist in another manner....

Yes the Famous David White Co. Stereo Realist, designed for precise deep field images, two at a time. It started a Craze, Fad, Obsession a decade long for Photographers and created a whole new...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,573
Posted By Ambro51
I just splurged on a dozed E6 mailers BH/...

I just splurged on a dozed E6 mailers BH/ Dwayne’s for $11 each. Postage on my end usps $3. Makes lab hunting obsolete. I just want development only.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By Ambro51
The concept of photography goes back to jars...

The concept of photography goes back to jars filled with chalk dust and silver chloride in water. When you stuck a leaf or something on the jar, let it sit for awhile, there would be the image! Of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-07-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,866
Posted By Ambro51
A Mint+++ Stereo Realist with all the paperwork,...

A Mint+++ Stereo Realist with all the paperwork, Mint case and flash. Bought it for an insanely low price. BTW the gent in the avatar is HAROLD LLOYD. He took some 300,000 stereo images from...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-07-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,045
Posted By Ambro51
......sounds like $90 worth of trouble.

......sounds like $90 worth of trouble.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2,850
Posted By Ambro51
Surplusshed is still selling these lens...

Surplusshed is still selling these lens assemblies. They own the Wollensak building in Rochester and many parts from their operation. Wollensak was founded in 1899 and later owned by Revere. Both...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-07-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2,850
Posted By Ambro51
The more I study Stereo the more enthused I get! ...

The more I study Stereo the more enthused I get! It’s a wonderful time to execute a stereo GAS attack as everything is available at modest cost. I’ve gotten enough gear and supplies at this time to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-06-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,682
Posted By Ambro51
I wonder if the Kodak Instant film could be...

I wonder if the Kodak Instant film could be reintroduced along with an instant camera line. Yes they got into expensive legal trouble with poloroid. But maybe this could be ironed out now. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-04-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 2,850
Posted By Ambro51
Bumping up a Stereo thread. Any discussions...

Bumping up a Stereo thread. Any discussions welcome!!
Forum: Travel 04-02-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,561
Posted By Ambro51
If you’d posed that question in the 1950’s, the...

If you’d posed that question in the 1950’s, the resounding answer would be a Stereo Camera! And now today that’s Still an option. I’d suggest a TDC Colorist.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-02-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 993
Posted By Ambro51
Ha! Look, some idiot just bought me!

Ha! Look, some idiot just bought me!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,118
Posted By Ambro51
I want a camera that looks just like an iPhone...

I want a camera that looks just like an iPhone but takes 828 film
Forum: Nikon RF 03-30-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Ambro51
$65 is a Very Good Price (for Grimes work).

$65 is a Very Good Price (for Grimes work).
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By Ambro51
Are you seeing a serial number ?

Are you seeing a serial number ?
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2019
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,479
Posted By Ambro51
Film Loaded ! “New” Bell and Howell TDC Colorist...

Film Loaded ! “New” Bell and Howell TDC Colorist Stereo ! A whole new aspect of 35mm for me. http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/0F0CD4F5-59A4-44CD-AEAA-FDBC934C8C43_zpsrew9fqha.jpeg...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-29-2019
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,479
Posted By Ambro51
Film Loaded ! “New” Bell and Howell TDC Colorist...

Film Loaded ! “New” Bell and Howell TDC Colorist Stereo ! A whole new aspect of 35mm for me.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Ambro51
Actually a lot of cameras debuted in 1948. The...

Actually a lot of cameras debuted in 1948. The Poloroid 95 brought instant photography to the masses. The Stereo Realist was introduced starting a decade long love affair with the Stereo image...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Ambro51
1948~~~~ Films Greatest Year?

How many great cameras came out that year, widespread use of photography by returning GIs with young children new homes and lives. Home Movie Cameras were common, slide projectors, enlargers , so...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,866
Posted By Ambro51
I’ve used wet plate 5x7 Stereo a lot and classic...

I’ve used wet plate 5x7 Stereo a lot and classic stereo cards are incredible done right. With the Colorist I’m going to work with it on a tripod with 0.8 direct positive film. I’m going to set...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,866
Posted By Ambro51
So Let’s See What This Leads To! It can keep my...

So Let’s See What This Leads To! It can keep my Foton company. I can see Stereo getting more popular with a film revival. It really is Mind Blowing viewmaster beautiful. The cameras are common...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ambro51
I shot wet plate tintypes and ambrotypes at Civil...

I shot wet plate tintypes and ambrotypes at Civil War reenactments, where essentially every image took 15-20 minutes to fully complete. This careful procedure usually (when the chems were in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By Ambro51
Sweet Optic! I Love “garage hot rodding” the...

Sweet Optic! I Love “garage hot rodding” the Leica! Another Sweet lens is the Leitz F4.5 42 mm coated Mikro Summar. A bitsy little lens with a tiny optic that pulls off full frame wide angle...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,582
Posted By Ambro51
The sad fact is that despite all the good here, ...

The sad fact is that despite all the good here, the fact a camera does everything great has never been a compelling reason to own one.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 4,271
Posted By Ambro51
The cat doesn’t care.

The cat doesn’t care.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Ambro51
......but the Big Secret Question......is if...

......but the Big Secret Question......is if Oskar started his work at Leitz....or earlier, at Zeiss.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,582
Posted By Ambro51
Best plastic camera is the Diana. Funny thing...

Best plastic camera is the Diana. Funny thing now a nice original Diana is worth more than most of the cameras mentioned in this thread.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-08-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 5,112
Posted By Ambro51
Has anyone tried Pyro on this plate?

Has anyone tried Pyro on this plate?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-08-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 5,112
Posted By Ambro51
These images are all pretty good. The plates...

These images are all pretty good. The plates seem to be on the verge of being practical. Over the years many formulas for making dry plates have been tried tweaked and troublesome. The big...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,012
Posted By Ambro51
Shoot it with the .700 Nitro Express Elephant...

Shoot it with the .700 Nitro Express Elephant Gun. It would illustrate the Mountains of Frustration built up over the Decades for Beautiful Broken Zeiss Cameras.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-05-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,377
Posted By Ambro51
I think seriously for a small pocketable camera...

I think seriously for a small pocketable camera it’s impossible to beat a Leica LTM, if you don’t want a rangefinder coupled, the A, C and E models are quite small and lightweight. Put on a 35...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,012
Posted By Ambro51
Two Dead ones on a drawer. No Love.

Two Dead ones on a drawer. No Love.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-05-2019
Replies: 1,655
Views: 280,849
Posted By Ambro51
1966 Studebaker Daytona Sport Sedan...

1966 Studebaker Daytona Sport Sedan http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/DA6BE072-89FB-41C4-A3EF-8028756F21A0-291-000000A69739CC44_zps9328a5e8.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,338
Posted By Ambro51
Here’s what Daguerre could do in 1837. Were all...

Here’s what Daguerre could do in 1837. Were all chasing this ....http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/C1DC2AC1-171D-48A0-816A-202787857E09_zpsebeo1fbu.jpeg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-27-2019
Replies: 2,108
Views: 388,759
Posted By Ambro51
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/4...

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/41334E4F-C41E-4915-9836-63CE4E040235_zpsvsbubrew.jpeg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,792
Posted By Ambro51
Bell and Howell...

Bell and Howell Fotonhttp://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/81E3967A-9A47-4AA1-8F39-E4890DE6D731_zpsmobvupzq.png...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,792
Posted By Ambro51
Bell and Howell Foton...

Bell and Howell Foton http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/2D1BACA2-527E-4C4A-828F-9D088675C9A8_zpslprzctk8.png...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-26-2019
Replies: 3,587
Views: 908,792
Posted By Ambro51
Bell and Howell Foton ...

Bell and Howell Foton http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/8D352316-D1EA-4436-8FD4-C70AAAD91D41_zpsckhdzfcp.png...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,338
Posted By Ambro51
You could make a career using a Diana Camera.

You could make a career using a Diana Camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-26-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,377
Posted By Ambro51
Well....pockets vary. Best pockets I have are...

Well....pockets vary. Best pockets I have are on a leather A2 jacket.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-26-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 5,112
Posted By Ambro51
Sounds like a lot of people here are chasing that...

Sounds like a lot of people here are chasing that Wet Plate look. These plates aren’t the way to do it. Just sayin’.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Ambro51
A couple shots from a Bell and Howell Foton

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/41334E4F-C41E-4915-9836-63CE4E040235_zpsvsbubrew.jpeg...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-23-2019
Replies: 1,179
Views: 447,764
Posted By Ambro51
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/4...

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/4FB37B08-E8FD-45FE-A279-8F65AD7AD7B3_zpsewx3kvbd.jpeg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,377
Posted By Ambro51
How Very True! MF in your pocket, plus that awe...

How Very True! MF in your pocket, plus that awe inspiring snap down instant opening door, lens zipping out, shutter snapped all in the wink of an eye. And, you get a real quality image.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-21-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By Ambro51
I have a book with a chapter written by Ansel...

I have a book with a chapter written by Ansel Adams with pages on how to interpret and religiously use the Weston meter.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ But I guess that’s what made him “Ansel Adams” and we're just...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,093
Posted By Ambro51
I wish I had used only Kodachrome “back in the...

I wish I had used only Kodachrome “back in the day”, as nearly all my color prints have faded and discolored...while the slides I Did take are still perfect.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-21-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By Ambro51
The Gossen Pilot my Wife gave me for Christmas...

The Gossen Pilot my Wife gave me for Christmas about 40 years ago has never needed to be replaced. It’s been through a Lot of different camera love affairs :-)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-21-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By Ambro51
I’ll meter the overall light conditions for the...

I’ll meter the overall light conditions for the ISO film I’m using, and go from there without the meter.
Forum: Other RF 02-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ambro51
And yes as mentioned, this first variety has a...

And yes as mentioned, this first variety has a smooth base. I’ve read that on an early production model the two patent numbers are found,, possibly on the baseplate as my second version with...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,362
Posted By Ambro51
It’s not millennials trying film that will keep...

It’s not millennials trying film that will keep film alive.....only Hollywood can keep film alive.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,362
Posted By Ambro51
Dwayne’s? :-)

Dwayne’s? :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,866
Posted By Ambro51
Something you don’t see everyday! A Mint++++...

Something you don’t see everyday! A Mint++++ Ansco Automatic Reflex f 3.5. Really an amazing camera it feels and operates as new, this is a late production camera. I’d like to upgrade the ground...
Forum: Other RF 02-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ambro51
.....I think the bodies were made in Dr....

.....I think the bodies were made in Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory. ;-/ Borh are hideous monstrosities.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 2,998
Posted By Ambro51
In the meantime shoot 25 ISO film and your 1/125...

In the meantime shoot 25 ISO film and your 1/125 will be plenty.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,851
Posted By Ambro51
Ha. What I’ve learned about Leica today is that...

Ha. What I’ve learned about Leica today is that as far as their legacy cameras....they don’t give a hoot because they can’t make money from them.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,851
Posted By Ambro51
Both camera have an 8mm wide fixed slit. The...

Both camera have an 8mm wide fixed slit. The lens is capped while winding on. As built, as an Attrape non-working display, much inside needs to be changed, production variations sometimes make this...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,851
Posted By Ambro51
The fire truck shot is taken with UR Leica #9,...

The fire truck shot is taken with UR Leica #9, with the Zeiss Tessar. This was the original lens used by Barnack on both his cine camera and the first tests with the UR. The second shot is with UR...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,851
Posted By Ambro51
Leitz replicas made about 1970. The one on the...

Leitz replicas made about 1970. The one on the left was modified by Mr Kim in Seoul, the one on the right I rebuilt myself.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,851
Posted By Ambro51
Leitz replicas made about 1970. The one on the...

Leitz replicas made about 1970. The one on the left was modified by Mr Kim in Seoul, the one on the right I rebuilt myself.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,851
Posted By Ambro51
And a bit later, a pair of Working UR Leica...

And a bit later, a pair of Working UR Leica Replicas. One has the 42mm summar, the other has a 1911 production Zeiss Kino Tessar F 3.5 50. Both function perfectly and take Great...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-18-2019
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,851
Posted By Ambro51
Oskar Barnack, before the construction of the UR...

Oskar Barnack, before the construction of the UR Leica, experimented with a small camera using 35 film. Leitz still owns this device, it is not understood. George Mann covered it extensively n...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-18-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,530
Posted By Ambro51
An image from the Null. Shot on 5222 at 6 ISO ...

An image from the Null. Shot on 5222 at 6 ISO http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/0C206F72-BDF1-42C7-B04D-B50841D84D9A_zpsopw4uysv.jpeg...
Forum: Other RF 02-18-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ambro51
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/E...

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/E8E29418-158D-4984-90E3-784BFA5FEA55_zpskxeoocud.jpeg...
Forum: RFF News 02-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Ambro51
Do they take Triad Fotrons? ;-)

Do they take Triad Fotrons? ;-)
Forum: Other RF 02-17-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ambro51
YES! Mrs. Howell arrived yesterday. What an...

YES! Mrs. Howell arrived yesterday. What an Elegant Lady! Defiantly NOT your average camera! Built at a level I can only describe as Jewelry Quality the cameras Cine film ancestry is immediately...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,530
Posted By Ambro51
The exposures are even across the image. There’s...

The exposures are even across the image. There’s nothing at all “archaic” in its images, just a damn good picture, devoid of effects and “glow” and distortions. You can not compare it to a Leica A...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,530
Posted By Ambro51
It IS a shame that Leitz altered the design by...

It IS a shame that Leitz altered the design by increasing the body height by 1/8” to allow modern cassettes. Too bad this couldn’t have been done internally. ....and it would have been nice if the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,530
Posted By Ambro51
I would prefer version 2 with the “normal” finder...

I would prefer version 2 with the “normal” finder but that would also mean that I’d have to send the camera to a tech to remove the existing covering and replace it with version 1 cover. Oskar...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-15-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,530
Posted By Ambro51
Smile You never hear much about the Null Series Replica....

It’s somewhat surprising that these cameras, built in 2000 and 2004, and Truly the newest Barnack Leica...are seemingly never discussed. The coated Recomputed Anastigmat lens alone could be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2019
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,360
Posted By Ambro51
The camera has flip down doors to shorten the...

The camera has flip down doors to shorten the image opening to allow 16 images per roll. I assume this also gets an area of best performance from the lens .
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2019
Replies: 3,036
Views: 735,360
Posted By Ambro51
I’m looking carefully at an Agfa Ansco Sure Shot...

I’m looking carefully at an Agfa Ansco Sure Shot box camera. Unused, in the box, one my Dad had collected decades ago. At about 12 oz or so, a damn easy way to get a big neg, how good are the...
Forum: Other RF 02-13-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ambro51
Ugh! Another day waiting. USPS tracking is...

Ugh! Another day waiting. USPS tracking is giving no indication it’s in the USA only that it left the UK on the 9th. Does it take 5 days to cross the Atlantic? I know I know ~~~~Good Things come...
Forum: Other RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ambro51
And the thing appears to in mid ocean limbo........

And the thing appears to in mid ocean limbo..... ugh. The wait!!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-12-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Ambro51
10 minutes with a metal lathe....

10 minutes with a metal lathe....
Forum: RFF Polls 02-11-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,031
Posted By Ambro51
This exact same poll results would come if this...

This exact same poll results would come if this question was posed to Numismatists.
Forum: Other RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ambro51
So.....about how many are still out there? ...

So.....about how many are still out there? Dozens? Hundreds? I did read somewhere only about 500 were actually sold. Of course, Bell and Howell today has no records of their legacy products.
Forum: Other RF 02-10-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ambro51
.....as to the Lifetime Warranty, they said the...

.....as to the Lifetime Warranty, they said the camera was Lubricated for one years use, and required annual visits to your BH dealer. So I imagine the deals off :-). Of course with an annual...
Forum: Other RF 02-10-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ambro51
Yes Thanks for all That, especially the rewind...

Yes Thanks for all That, especially the rewind advice. Well I have the Leicas already and the rarity of the Foton, together with that Splendid lens, really spells Bargain to me. I’ve been recording...
Forum: Other RF 02-10-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By Ambro51
Can we talk Bell and Howell Foton?

As a buyer waiting for delivery of a Foton, my thirst for information is very strong. Having worn out Google and image searches, I’ve had a few theories on this esoteric camera, and would like to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,866
Posted By Ambro51
A Bell and Howell Foton with the Cooke Amotal...

A Bell and Howell Foton with the Cooke Amotal T2.2 2”, plus neverready case. I horsetraded a leica III with Summar, and sold off some wet plate gear for it. On its way now from the UK. (If...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-05-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,207
Posted By Ambro51
Yes I have a friend who runs a “Real” camera...

Yes I have a friend who runs a “Real” camera store, He told me last Christmas was the first he remembers where there was No “camera” rush. He also told me he has a Lot of trouble keeping...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-19-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,884
Posted By Ambro51
The thread was going well until the photo showing...

The thread was going well until the photo showing two large round cornered blocks of metal next to a nice black M6.....imagine if a black Leica E Standard was also pictured. :-)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-15-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By Ambro51
Using settings and dry firing an old sleepy...

Using settings and dry firing an old sleepy camera sometimes wakes it up.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-15-2016
Replies: 257
Views: 55,271
Posted By Ambro51
By all means get the 35 and 90 lenses.

By all means get the 35 and 90 lenses.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-15-2016
Replies: 257
Views: 55,271
Posted By Ambro51
I don't like the look of the M series. I think...

I don't like the look of the M series. I think the m4 tilted rewind knob is out of place, from an industrial design viewpoint. ••••• Leicas "high water mark", was 1938. Anything you could want...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-13-2016
Replies: 88
Views: 11,038
Posted By Ambro51
I think users of prewar Leitz equipment are...

I think users of prewar Leitz equipment are blessed with items of precision, enduring mechanical engineering, attention to detail, conformity to a system and general availability at low cost. To be...
Forum: Film vs Digital 01-13-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ambro51
Not going to work at these prices. "for around...

Not going to work at these prices. "for around US$1,000 or higher, with a lower-priced version following in the $400 to $700 range. In a report in the Wall Street Journal, Kodak's chief executive...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-10-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,506
Posted By Ambro51
Well, if I were alive in the 30s and 40s I'd buy...

Well, if I were alive in the 30s and 40s I'd buy new, but frankly I find M and Later Leicas about as visually appealing as an old East German government building. Leica, as I see it, peaked in 1938
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-08-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 7,180
Posted By Ambro51
My...

My Favorite....http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz49/ambro5/A4A8AC14-5475-4773-AADC-107975500C71-287-000001CBF12BA7D6_zpsndjkqgxk.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-08-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By Ambro51
I like the "instantaneous" nature of Wetplate. ...

I like the "instantaneous" nature of Wetplate. You talk about digital, knowing right away. Just looking at the back of the camera, well Wetplate is only two minutes later, as soon as the fixer...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-08-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By Ambro51
...ok, but please understand my post here was/is...

...ok, but please understand my post here was/is not intended to be a commercial solicitation. I'm a 40+ year Leica user and have several. The "day job" is www--- starcameracompany--com (replace...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By Ambro51
Indeed! How many of these plates could I pour...

Indeed! How many of these plates could I pour using the amount needed to cover the 32"x36" plate used in this camera....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By Ambro51
BTW, here's the sensitizing, developing and...

BTW, here's the sensitizing, developing and fixing equipment http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg204/ambro51/460A7F01-A84C-449E-8967-1FC8EACD1779-222-0000002216F3BD2E_zpswks9ld5f.jpg
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By Ambro51
Things I really like about using this, with the...

Things I really like about using this, with the ground glass in position, it is a pure view camera, a 10x loupe helps a lot. You get to hold your finished image in your hand 5 minutes after you take...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By Ambro51
My "Leica Model 1A" Wetplate Collodion Camera

I build wet plate cameras as a day job, and decided to copy my 1930 Model 1A Leica as a single shot Wetplate camera using 1 3/8" square plates, the same size as a single frame snip of 35mm film. ...
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