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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, that's what I was referring to. PF

Yeah, that's what I was referring to.

PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By farlymac
retinax: New, expiry 05/2021, developed and...

retinax: New, expiry 05/2021, developed and scanned by Dwayne's

Chris: Leica IIIf with Yashikor 5cm 1:2.8

John: No windows involved (unless you count my computer operating system)

wwfloyd: No...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By farlymac
Tri-X Striation

I think I've seen this before in a thread somewhere, but I'm thinking the cause is uneven emulsion layering.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49089612246_840176e5c9_c.jpg...
Forum: Chris Crawford 2 Days Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 4,665
Posted By farlymac
That Summitar is one fine lens. A member from...

That Summitar is one fine lens. A member from another forum wants to sell me his, but it's on the wait list for now. Another member always got wonderful results with his so I've wanted to get one...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 5 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 855
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, that's pretty much a mistake. Easy to...

Yeah, that's pretty much a mistake. Easy to overlook though.

Huss, if you're waiting on the black model, you better be ready to jump the moment they come out because I believe that 500 unit figure...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,113
Posted By farlymac
You've been very prolific this year, Colton. ...

You've been very prolific this year, Colton. Lots of great submissions by everyone. I finally got my scans back yesterday, so here are some examples.

I stopped at Randolph College one evening when...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By farlymac
Halfway through, but have to hold off the rest...

Halfway through, but have to hold off the rest till later. Lots of information to digest in a short while. Thanks for the link, Stephen. I miss the little e-mail conversations I had with Tom. He...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 133
Views: 17,306
Posted By farlymac
Leica CL, Summicron-C 40/2, Ilford FP-4+...

Leica CL, Summicron-C 40/2, Ilford FP-4+ 125
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48897461306_c7b1bf1d32_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2huUgFG)
Guardian (https://flic.kr/p/2huUgFG) by P F McFarland...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,702
Posted By farlymac
Tom made mention that he was in need of a battery...

Tom made mention that he was in need of a battery pack for his Nikon F motor drive, and since I figured I'd never get mine to run again, I sent the one I had rebuilt to him. He seemed pretty happy...
Forum: Leica SL 1 Week Ago
Replies: 189
Views: 5,845
Posted By farlymac
I watched Hugh Brownstone's (of Three Blind Men...

I watched Hugh Brownstone's (of Three Blind Men and an Elephant fame on YouTube) talk with the man who designed the new lenses for the SL2, and he said the sensor was optimized for the new lenses,...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,255
Posted By farlymac
I'm with Bingley on Plus-X. But also Acros 100...

I'm with Bingley on Plus-X. But also Acros 100 which I just got hooked on right before they pulled the plug on it. Hope they start shipping the Acros II soon.


PF
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,255
Posted By farlymac
Try here: Famous Format – The (Famous) Large &...

Try here: Famous Format – The (Famous) Large & Small Format Photography Co. (http://famousformat.com/)



PF
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 941
Posted By farlymac
One thing is, you don't want to be labeled as...

One thing is, you don't want to be labeled as that guy trying to copy Nan Goldin. Just start experimenting until you hit upon whatever it is you are looking for. And hope it's different enough from...
Forum: Argus RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, I totally zoned out that day. Onward to...

Yeah, I totally zoned out that day. Onward to Argust 20th!


PF
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By farlymac
When you think about it, separation around the...

When you think about it, separation around the edge usually has no or very little effect unless you are constantly shooting wide open. One of my rf Nikkors has separation, and from my photos you'd...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,469
Posted By farlymac
Eventually I expect all states to require sales...

Eventually I expect all states to require sales tax collection from online purchases. It's a revenue stream they've been missing out on ever since the Internet started, and quite easily...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,113
Posted By farlymac
That's the kind of stuff I'm always hoping to...

That's the kind of stuff I'm always hoping to see.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,113
Posted By farlymac
Yes, any day in October, any year. Just note if...

Yes, any day in October, any year. Just note if the year is not 2019, or find the Red Oktober thread for that year and add it there. These threads don't close, so you can post at any time. But the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By farlymac
If you don't mind waiting a bit, there are many...

If you don't mind waiting a bit, there are many reproduction/generic hoods to be had from the Asian manufacturers. You don't say whether you have the A36 or E39 filter mount, but there are plenty of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 1,463
Posted By farlymac
One combo I need to get working is a Vito II and...

One combo I need to get working is a Vito II and Perkeo II ( the Vito needs a CLA). I've taken a Nikon D80 along with the Crown Graflex Special. And on the very edge of big/little I used to pack...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By farlymac
This is what currently leads off my Photostream...

This is what currently leads off my Photostream uploaded on 7-18-10 (which apparently was a switch-over date with many photos labelled so, but I know they don't share that date in reality) taken on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,113
Posted By farlymac
You can ignore my comment on Flickr, Colton. My...

You can ignore my comment on Flickr, Colton. My mind plays tricks on me at times, and I thought the sign said Chinese and Mexican Food.

PF
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,269
Posted By farlymac
I'm a gearhead, and can understand Erwin's...

I'm a gearhead, and can understand Erwin's frustration at seeing how everything is going digital now. It takes a lot of the mechanical art out of the camera, introducing something that just sorts...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,113
Posted By farlymac
Just put some paper under the finder shoe as you...

Just put some paper under the finder shoe as you install it to take up the slack. My Nikon 35mm finder has the same issue, and I haven't lost it yet.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 183
Views: 5,113
Posted By farlymac
The J-12 is definitely one of my favorite lenses....

The J-12 is definitely one of my favorite lenses. I keep mine parked on a Zorki-6 now that I have all the flare issues (actually light leaks through the side of the rear element) fixed. But this...
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 4,665
Posted By farlymac
Oh, and I ordered an E39 model Elmar 90/4, so my...

Oh, and I ordered an E39 model Elmar 90/4, so my A36 version will be expendable. If it's any good (haven't test shot it yet, but it looks clean), I'll send it your way, Chris.


PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By farlymac
Those LTM-F adapters are for mounting the camera...

Those LTM-F adapters are for mounting the camera on a microscope or telescope that uses the Leica M39 thread, or any other device with an LTM mount.


PF
Forum: Chris Crawford 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 119
Views: 4,665
Posted By farlymac
I don't use filters much either, but every once...

I don't use filters much either, but every once in a while I like to add some contrast, or do some experimenting. The thing with the 39mm filter mounts on 35 and 50mm lenses is there is a separate...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-15-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By farlymac
Most of the Ukrainian and Russian Federation eBay...

Most of the Ukrainian and Russian Federation eBay dealers have the caps and cases available, just watch out for high mailing charges from some.


PF
Forum: Chris Crawford 10-15-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,665
Posted By farlymac
I decided to kit out the IIIf with all Leica...

I decided to kit out the IIIf with all Leica lenses, so I went shopping around and came up with two Elmar's, the 50/2.8 and 90/4vII. Then I realized that my VIOOH was in meters, while the lenses...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,201
Posted By farlymac
Bubbles in paint, too. Doesn't hurt the...

Bubbles in paint, too. Doesn't hurt the operation though.



PF
Forum: RFF Polls 10-07-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 75,940
Posted By farlymac
Thanks, Doug. I forgot to mention my CL (film)...

Thanks, Doug. I forgot to mention my CL (film) and R7 outfits.


Lynnb, I've got 2 Canon 50's, the 1.8 and 2.8 (the 1.8 has the haze again); a Yashicor 50/2.8; W-Nikkor.C 35/3.5; and VC Color-Skopar...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,272
Posted By farlymac
And there is where the OP's question comes full...

And there is where the OP's question comes full circle, because to make an F, you have to remove the rangefinder from an SP.


PF
Forum: RFF Polls 10-05-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 75,940
Posted By farlymac
Since that post back in March of 2015 I've...

Since that post back in March of 2015 I've managed to get some Leica clones made by Canon and Nicca. The Nicca (III-S) was more of a copy than the Canon (P), but they still only slightly dampened my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By farlymac
I was able to visit this plane back in 2016...

I was able to visit this plane back in 2016 during the Wings of Freedom Tour stop in Roanoke.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjz8CrmK

One of the lighter moments came when the B-17 first landed, and when it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,454
Posted By farlymac
My longest owned camera is a Yashica Electro 35...

My longest owned camera is a Yashica Electro 35 GTN, but it no longer works. The next longest owned one is a Nikon N90s, but I don't use it since I got an F100. I got the N90s back in '94 when they...
Forum: Yashica RF 10-05-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By farlymac
The Yashica Electro series are some of the...

The Yashica Electro series are some of the easiest rangefinders to work on. As you found out, roleleal, there is a wealth of information out there, and plenty of DIY's to help you in any endeavor...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,012
Posted By farlymac
I almost took a shot at going completely digital...

I almost took a shot at going completely digital earlier this year. But I had a change of mind after going through the scans of my latest film excursions. Even dragged my 4x5 out of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-30-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 5,113
Posted By farlymac
Somewhere in the world, it's Red Oktober!

Post your photos here taken only in the month of October using FSU (Former Soviet Union) gear. It could be an FSU lens on your digicam, or your FSU camera with a lens made in the formerly free...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,201
Posted By farlymac
Well, since the OP has made his selection, I...

Well, since the OP has made his selection, I thought now would be a good time to show my lightest 35mm SLR...the Continental TXL!


https://live.staticflickr.com/8477/8237333034_638bcd87fe_c.jpg...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-28-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By farlymac
Leica M4-P, W-Nikkor.C 1:3.5 3.5cm LTM, Ilford...

Leica M4-P, W-Nikkor.C 1:3.5 3.5cm LTM, Ilford FP4+ 125
Commercially developed and scanned with no corrections
Full size crop to 4x6


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48810512417_b9c8dda7dc_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By farlymac
You know, if the greedy fund managers didn't rape...

You know, if the greedy fund managers didn't rape the Corporations for all the cash they can get out of them, a lot of companies would still be in business with healthy pension funds for their...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,239
Posted By farlymac
I select a crop that will best frame the image. ...

I select a crop that will best frame the image. Sometimes that's none at all, other times it's to fill a 16x9, 8x10, 5x7, or 5x5 frame.


4x6 is almost no crop at all, but there is always that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 2,201
Posted By farlymac
I'd have to say the lightest 35mm SLR I have...

I'd have to say the lightest 35mm SLR I have (other than the chintzy Great Wall model) is the Nikon FM10 with an all plastic body made by Cosina. But my recommendation for use would be an FG with...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-27-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,665
Posted By farlymac
I've got the Canon version that has the same 28mm...

I've got the Canon version that has the same 28mm attachment. Only issue is it was meant for the bodies that have the automatic parallax adjustment, and I haven't gotten a body to use it on yet (V...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,578
Posted By farlymac
I used to want to haul a full kit of lenses...

I used to want to haul a full kit of lenses around when I was using mostly SLR's. But since delving a bit deeper into rangefinders, I find myself just taking a two or three lens get up most times,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-25-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,088
Posted By farlymac
I hear you on the XD-11. Four tries, and each...

I hear you on the XD-11. Four tries, and each one had something wrong with it, one even being DOA.

I plan on keeping all the Nikon stuff, plus an example from every format or style. The Leica's...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-24-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,088
Posted By farlymac
I had a collection before the current one, but...

I had a collection before the current one, but didn't use many of the cameras in it. The current collection though is mostly cameras that I have put film through to see how they do. I used to say I...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By farlymac
Looks good, Jeremy. I never thought I'd like...

Looks good, Jeremy. I never thought I'd like shooting with a 35mm rangefinder all the time, but the CC proved me wrong. I have to force myself now to change lenses on my other cameras.



PF
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,088
Posted By farlymac
Sorry, but it was the 500 that came in four...

Sorry, but it was the 500 that came in four versions. There may have been two versions of the 300.


PF
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,088
Posted By farlymac
Okay, if it's status you want, that's what you...

Okay, if it's status you want, that's what you get


Agfa/Ansco: Back when I started my current collection, these were the ones that I really fell for. But after cleaning the Bayer grease out of...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,088
Posted By farlymac
Let's see, Agfa/Ansco, Kodak, Kalimar, Iloca,...

Let's see, Agfa/Ansco, Kodak, Kalimar, Iloca, Yashica, Konica, Canon, Fujica, Ricoh, Olympus, Minolta, Wirgin, and maybe a couple more brands I don't remember.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 806
Posted By farlymac
Practice. If I take two photos of the same...

Practice. If I take two photos of the same scene, it's because I'll do one in portrait, and the other in landscape. Most b&w films have plenty of latitude, so that always helps. Got to be spot on...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,088
Posted By farlymac
Came in four versions, good lens, decent shutter,...

Came in four versions, good lens, decent shutter, well built, plenty of them out there. I like them.


PF


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Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By farlymac
Red Oktober 2019 approaches

Same rules as ICCD, must be taken with any combination of Soviet made (prior to Dec 31, 1991) lens and/or camera. (i.e. Soviet camera and lens, Soviet camera with other manufacturer lens, or Soviet...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-21-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By farlymac
Last two...

Last two examples.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48769853102_5159548cf4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hiCfdf)
Nearing The End Of The Road (https://flic.kr/p/2hiCfdf) by P F McFarland...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-19-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By farlymac
At 47 images, and yet still more to come. Here's...

At 47 images, and yet still more to come. Here's two of seven uploaded today.


Zorki-1e, I-22, Ilford Delta 100


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48759543692_a8912737de_c.jpg...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-18-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By farlymac
He's probably waiting for a tow truck, and his...

He's probably waiting for a tow truck, and his supervisor to show up.


PF
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-14-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 9,078
Posted By farlymac
I've been enjoying these on Flickr the last...

I've been enjoying these on Flickr the last couple of weeks, Vince. You have a mastery of composition, and use of available light. It is inspiring to say the least.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By farlymac
Nine more photos posted to Flickr, with two...

Nine more photos posted to Flickr, with two examples here. (Note: It may take a little while more before the photos are permanently embedded in the Album, they seem to keep disappearing)

First up, I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-11-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,161
Posted By farlymac
Alas, it has come The moment to bid farewell But...

Alas, it has come
The moment to bid farewell
But only for a while
As time ambles on
Until the Reunion


Helen, may you be able to rejoice in your memories of Eric, and understand we all will miss him...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-10-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,665
Posted By farlymac
That's a great starter kit, Chris. You just need...

That's a great starter kit, Chris. You just need a 90 to round it out. Have lots of fun with it.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-05-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By farlymac
The way I understand it, lenses made after the...

The way I understand it, lenses made after the collapse of the Soviet Union were hastily made just to get production numbers up as the price fell. I've seen where other folks who have one of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,462
Posted By farlymac
I would think that if you want to build...

I would think that if you want to build confidence in your product/company, you produce what you promised as close to the stated date as possible. Then you can go back and redesign the camera for...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-05-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By farlymac
Here is a comparison between an Industar-61 L/D,...

Here is a comparison between an Industar-61 L/D, and Jupiter-12. The I-61 is a post-Soviet made lens (1992), and has very little contrast. I had no idea how the lens was because I got the camera...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-03-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By farlymac
Ours doesn't start for another two weeks. PF

Ours doesn't start for another two weeks.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,187
Posted By farlymac
Well, you miss it, so that's a start. Just what...

Well, you miss it, so that's a start. Just what do you hope to gain by using film again? Why did you switch to digital in the first place? Do you feel it will improve your images to go back to...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-02-2019
Replies: 219
Views: 12,161
Posted By farlymac
Oh, Helen. Such terrible news. Every time I saw...

Oh, Helen. Such terrible news. Every time I saw a photo of Eric and you, or even separately, I always thought you made the best couple. Have enjoyed your photos on RFf and Flickr, but didn't know...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-02-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By farlymac
Second camera in the series, this time a FED3...

Second camera in the series, this time a FED3 with a much newer I-61 L/D 55/2.8 (1992). I've since gotten a lens that was manufactured much closer to the age of the camera, and will have to do a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,953
Posted By farlymac
A funny thing happened a couple of weeks ago,...

A funny thing happened a couple of weeks ago, Bill. I was contemplating going mostly digital, and lined up a Fuji X100F at a local camera shop (local meaning within 100 miles). When I got the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By farlymac
Here's what you need:...

Here's what you need:...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By farlymac
Series filters have no threads, the hood holds it...

Series filters have no threads, the hood holds it in place, or a 5.5 retainer ring. The thread pitch on the C lenses is definitely different than a normal filter to match that on a Series retainer...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-28-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By farlymac
Finally getting around to post my ICCD...

Finally getting around to post my ICCD photos.


First two are from an abandoned shoot where I had to retrace my route to avoid an approaching thunderstorm. But before I did, I stopped and took a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-28-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,437
Posted By farlymac
Oh, it's very real. Especially in the first...

Oh, it's very real. Especially in the first series of lenses after the Serenars, particularly the 50mm 1:1.8. I think they came out about the same time as the Canon P, and not only do they haze...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-27-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By farlymac
Never ready is correct. I only use them for long...

Never ready is correct. I only use them for long term storage. Sounds like you are all set with the CC. I feel it does much better with B&W film. Acros 100 was my favorite.


PF
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By farlymac
It was even easier than my Canon 35/1.8, no...

It was even easier than my Canon 35/1.8, no special tools needed. Just wish that set screw had not been stripped. I really liked it on my S2.


PF
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-26-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By farlymac
Any of the L35AF variants are good cameras,...

Any of the L35AF variants are good cameras, though the original is the most popular because you can put filters on it. Look around the junk shops too, sometimes you can find them in the $5 to $10...
Forum: Yashica RF 08-26-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By farlymac
I believe the Yashica is the fastest of all the...

I believe the Yashica is the fastest of all the 35mm fixed lens rangefinders, but you can't beat that Rollei 35S for IQ. That said, I was going to agree with you on your choice of getting a lens for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-25-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By farlymac
W-Nikkor.C 3.5cm 1:2.5 Issues

I got to thinking today about my 35mm lens that I wrecked by use of a generic lens hood (which in and of itself was over-kill). I used the hood one day when it was still winter, and the snow was...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By farlymac
Your Summitar lens takes Summitar filters. From...

Your Summitar lens takes Summitar filters. From Leica. It's a recessed mount, and no one copied it. You can get an adapter ring to use 39mm screw-in filters.


PF
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-25-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 2,929
Posted By farlymac
But I don't haul my computer around with me when...

But I don't haul my computer around with me when taking photographs. Or a "smart phone" for that matter. Besides, the spiral bound notepad is just like my M4-P, battery free. :D


PF
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-24-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,603
Posted By farlymac
If you want an analogy in the car world, look no...

If you want an analogy in the car world, look no further than Ford. No more cars, only trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. And way over priced at that.

Of course, I guess you could say that Leica built...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-23-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,603
Posted By farlymac
When Leica fist came out with their little marvel...

When Leica fist came out with their little marvel of a camera, I'm sure there were plenty of folks who said it would never fly. But they persisted in improving it with each new model, and they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-23-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,427
Posted By farlymac
I've been going meterless for quite some time...

I've been going meterless for quite some time now. I've learned that the two most important factors are properly reading the light, and having a camera with an accurate shutter.

I mostly don't...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-22-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,603
Posted By farlymac
I'm not afraid of new technology, just the cost...

I'm not afraid of new technology, just the cost of it. But I did finally get a meter for my M4-P.


PF
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-22-2019
Replies: 609
Views: 31,703
Posted By farlymac
Looks promising. PF

Looks promising.


PF
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,729
Posted By farlymac
There are so many failure points in cameras now...

There are so many failure points in cameras now that it sometimes takes a while to figure out the problem. Luckily, yours was just an incorrect card mounting issue.

Just a little while ago I put...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-21-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,603
Posted By farlymac
I first got a Contax IIa because I didn't want to...

I first got a Contax IIa because I didn't want to get into the whole Leica M "thing", while having a bayonet mount system. But I didn't care for the viewfinder, and switched to a Nikon S2. The body...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-21-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,729
Posted By farlymac
Well, I once bought a second used Nikon D80 as a...

Well, I once bought a second used Nikon D80 as a back-up for my first one, and it died after five exposures. The first one still works, but I replaced it with a pair of D300s', reputed to be "bullet...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 08-21-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By farlymac
It's probably just an assembly part number. PF

It's probably just an assembly part number.


PF
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-19-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,603
Posted By farlymac
Then I bought mine at just the right time, before...

Then I bought mine at just the right time, before the prices started going back up.


I got my first Nikon back in '73, and remember looking at the Leica's. Seeing as it took a sacrifice of almost a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-18-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 7,603
Posted By farlymac
If you own a Leica M camera, you do have choices...

If you own a Leica M camera, you do have choices in other brand lenses, though they are limited. So you're not entirely beholden to Wetzlar when it comes to gear. And for someone like me who no...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-11-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,311
Posted By farlymac
It's not exactly ancient, but it was under...

It's not exactly ancient, but it was under powered the day I ordered it. I tried to fit a 17" screen into my budget, and came away with a Intel Core i3. I've only got 42% capacity left on the hard...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-11-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,662
Posted By farlymac
I've got the R2S for my Nikkors, and have been...

I've got the R2S for my Nikkors, and have been very happy with the feel and function of it, especially since it has a viewfinder selection for...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-10-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,311
Posted By farlymac
It's funny, but I've been ruminating about this...

It's funny, but I've been ruminating about this very subject for the past few days. I was considering whether I should get a digital Leica M(whatever), or upgrade to Nikon Z. Or both!


Right now...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By farlymac
This is the only thing I could find. Too bad it...

This is the only thing I could find. Too bad it ended a few days ago.
https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/72963627


Good luck with your search.


PF
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-09-2019
Replies: 609
Views: 31,703
Posted By farlymac
Very interesting endeavor there, Kevin. I wish...

Very interesting endeavor there, Kevin. I wish the manufacturer luck in the completion of his project. I can see this turning into a boutique market, with the manufacturer offering a la cart...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-08-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 857
Posted By farlymac
https://live.staticflickr.com/6036/6330092045_5ba2...

https://live.staticflickr.com/6036/6330092045_5ba2630a5c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aDnnQ2)
Moon & Stars & Stripes (https://flic.kr/p/aDnnQ2) by P F McFarland...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-07-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By farlymac
I have a Rowi in feet, but if necessary I believe...

I have a Rowi in feet, but if necessary I believe you can get one in meters. It's a nice, balanced looking unit, and is still accurate after all these...
Forum: Travel 08-07-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By farlymac
To and From: Keysville, VA

I've started a new series on Flickr of some of my travels around the local area.


First up is Keysville, VA, a small town in the Piedmont region with a short line rail operation in the center. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-30-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By farlymac
Since Goodwill brought out their latest auction...

Since Goodwill brought out their latest auction system, there has been a lot more interest by people who seem to have no idea what they are bidding on, or what it might be worth in the real world. ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-30-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,630
Posted By farlymac
I kind of shoot my digital cameras like my film...

I kind of shoot my digital cameras like my film ones. Take the photo, and trust the camera has recorded it as I saw it through the viewfinder. I don't bother to chimp except to see if I missed an...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By farlymac
If you're spending time on the beach, maybe you...

If you're spending time on the beach, maybe you should get some cheap camera that you won't worry about, because the sand and salt will get in most anything that isn't water proof. It's too bad most...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 650
Posted By farlymac
Here's a couple no one has mentioned. The...

Here's a couple no one has mentioned. The 24-120mm 1:3.5-5.6D "Streetsweeper", and the AF Micro Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8D.


The 24-120 is not a push-pull type, and the 60 is almost short enough for a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Posted By farlymac
I have the R3 and R7. The latter was a...

I have the R3 and R7. The latter was a replacement for the former as it turned out the metering system was messed up (it only worked in Auto). I also had a bad light leak at the film canister...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By farlymac
Well, I went back and read my source material,...

Well, I went back and read my source material, and you're correct. What they were referring to was the part that connects to the camera focus mechanism. I probably shouldn't be writing about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,293
Posted By farlymac
Tim, maybe it's time to bone up on your Photoshop...

Tim, maybe it's time to bone up on your Photoshop skills. :D


But really, I found I picked up some good knowledge whenever I was around other photographers. Sometimes just watching how they work a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-28-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By farlymac
Nice camera, Mike. I got one earlier this year,...

Nice camera, Mike. I got one earlier this year, and am happy with it. The lens though is another matter, a post-Soviet I-61 L/D. My J-8 runs rings around it. I do have a proper year model J-61...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-26-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By farlymac
Oops. I keep doing that. I'll amend it to...

Oops. I keep doing that. I'll amend it to "focusing mechanism".


PF
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By farlymac
One of these in good nick might give it a run for...

One of these in good nick might give it a run for the money.


https://live.staticflickr.com/5491/11216418235_1be10d382c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i6a5ni)
Canon MC With Flash (Open)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By farlymac
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48076039411_30...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48076039411_30d49f780c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfjgze)
Over a Strawberry Moon (https://flic.kr/p/2gfjgze) by P F McFarland...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-20-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By farlymac
Yashica CC at the Big Otter Mill

I decided to visit the Big Otter Mill again since the first my time there was for testing out a camera that didn't go so well. Still had a little issue with this camera, as all the shots were a tad...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-19-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By farlymac
Wes, I didn't bother mentioning the "Tokyo"...

Wes, I didn't bother mentioning the "Tokyo" marked lenses, as none of those were done in black. Both my sources for information (Braczko, Rotoloni) state that the "Japan" lenses were introduced in...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-18-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By farlymac
The "Nippon Kogaku Japan" Nikkor-S.C 5cm f1.4 was...

The "Nippon Kogaku Japan" Nikkor-S.C 5cm f1.4 was introduced in 1953, and produced through 1962, and likely the black ones with chrome filter rings were introduced with the Model II S2 ("Black...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By farlymac
I can see them now! Too bad about the battery...

I can see them now! Too bad about the battery issue, but that's fairly common with any Yashica of that era that you find. It wouldn't be so bad if they weren't battery dependent.



The 72-E was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,415
Posted By farlymac
You'll be happy with either one. I voted for the...

You'll be happy with either one. I voted for the M4-P since that is what I have, but had looked at an M4 previous to that, and would have bought it if the owner had come down a bit in price. The...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,220
Posted By farlymac
Old US-29 Bridge Demolition in Altavista, VA

Nikon S2, Ilford FP4+


W-Nikkor.C 3.5cm 1:3.5
The former Southern Railway bridge that runs parallel to the old US-29 bridge (still in...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,220
Posted By farlymac
Roaming around the Piedmont. Nikon S2,...

Roaming around the Piedmont.


Nikon S2, W-Nikkor.C 35mm 1:3.5, Ilford FP4+


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48293049812_6b3f6848e3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gzuvcS)
1965 Peugeot 403...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By farlymac
What is stamped/engraved on the hood and adapter...

What is stamped/engraved on the hood and adapter ring?


PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,231
Posted By farlymac
Hard for me to keep up with you too.:D Some day...

Hard for me to keep up with you too.:D


Some day I'll have to get my P&S collection inventoried, and see if there is anything you'd like. Gratis, that is.


PF
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-12-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,706
Posted By farlymac
I've come to the realization, Akiva, that I can...

I've come to the realization, Akiva, that I can either have the things I need, or I can do film photography. It's just getting too expensive anymore to get the developing and scanning done, plus the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By farlymac
Now, if I could only see the photos...... PF

Now, if I could only see the photos......

PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,231
Posted By farlymac
I have a bad memory, or I would have remembered...

I have a bad memory, or I would have remembered you are the owner of an F6, which seemed odd to me after your rant about cheap late model SLR's and P&S's.


All these cameras that I experimented with...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,682
Posted By farlymac
One thing that struck me as I was watching that...

One thing that struck me as I was watching that video with all the accessories presented was the size of the flash unit. It's almost three times the size of the camera body!


If it does come in at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By farlymac
I got my grandmother's Kodak box camera. Even...

I got my grandmother's Kodak box camera. Even ran a roll of 620 (120 re-rolled) through it. But that was before I even owned a digital camera.


I was happy to see the girls reaction to receiving...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,206
Posted By farlymac
Hmmm, what should a new "high end" film camera...

Hmmm, what should a new "high end" film camera look like?



Well, for one it would have gold plating on the top and bottom covers. That would let everyone know you only use the highest value...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,231
Posted By farlymac
Can't believe you all are still going on about...

Can't believe you all are still going on about this. But I have to say that I've bought and used quite a lot of the cameras mentioned in the above posts, and some have their weak points, but all...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-10-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By farlymac
March 2019 Views with Yashica CC

Took the Yashica Electro 35 CC around with me back in March loaded with Kodak ColorPlus 200 for some random photography.


Insurance company office building in Lynchburg,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-08-2019
Replies: 128
Views: 6,269
Posted By farlymac
Mack really captures the raw power of that rocket...

Mack really captures the raw power of that rocket system flinging a crew into outer space.


Congratulations to you both!


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,061
Posted By farlymac
Technology is great when it works, or is being...

Technology is great when it works, or is being used for good. It's when people start to think they can't live without it, and have their faces buried in their phones 24/7 that things go wrong. Like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,061
Posted By farlymac
I'm reminded how technology has made its way into...

I'm reminded how technology has made its way into my life every time I get in my vehicle, and put it in reverse. That's when the little screen comes to life with a view of the area behind, and an...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By farlymac
I try to pop in about once a month. There is a...

I try to pop in about once a month. There is a shop there full of antiques that I like to visit, if I can get the owner to show up. He's usually off doing something else, and you have to call him...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By farlymac
Here's some other photos I've taken in Pulaski,...

Here's some other photos I've taken in Pulaski, Dave.
https://flic.kr/s/aHskN8KgPX
Tell your mom and aunt I said "Hi !"


PF
Forum: Nikon RF 06-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By farlymac
Nikon S2 in Pulaski, VA

June 7, 2018


I found myself in Pulaski, VA one day with some frames left of a roll of Ilford Delta 100 in a Nikon S2 with W-Nikkor.C 1:3.5 3.5cm. It was in the morning, so the light was from the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By farlymac
Another one of the unsung rangefinders. PF

Another one of the unsung rangefinders.



PF
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By farlymac
Well, have fun with it. I'd be really surprised...

Well, have fun with it. I'd be really surprised if the flash works.


PF
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By farlymac
A hard knock at that angle causing that much...

A hard knock at that angle causing that much deflection of the mount (which is made of some really good brass) can mean lots of internal damage as the shock wave propagates through the rest of the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-25-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,983
Posted By farlymac
Some wonderful images there, Godfrey. I always...

Some wonderful images there, Godfrey. I always wondered how the new CL would handle the 10mm. Makes me wish I had one right now.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, I've got a small collection of that stuff...

Yeah, I've got a small collection of that stuff that came from estate sales and box lots. Didn't want to deal with them when they were in business, so never used any of it myself.



One other...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,415
Posted By farlymac
Don't overlook the Nikon LTM lenses. I've used...

Don't overlook the Nikon LTM lenses. I've used the 35/3.5 on my Canon P to good effect, and they are usually budget priced.



PF
Forum: Nikon RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 13,239
Posted By farlymac
Nikon S2, Nikkor-P.C 1:2 8.5cm, Ilford Delta...

Nikon S2, Nikkor-P.C 1:2 8.5cm, Ilford Delta 100.


Above New Castle, VA


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48126159893_0ef21f3a7d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gjK9Dt)
The Mountains Just Keep On...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-21-2019
Replies: 1,828
Views: 290,724
Posted By farlymac
'58 Ford Custom in two-tone green. Nikon S2 /...

'58 Ford Custom in two-tone green.


Nikon S2 / W-Nikkor.C 3.5/35 / Ilford Delta 100


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48103191552_ac1c2ae06f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ghHqXA)
'58 Ford Custom _ 1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,294
Posted By farlymac
I finally got a silver eye level prism for one of...

I finally got a silver eye level prism for one of my F bodies, then went for a black one for another. My original F had a motor drive attached, but it was from a black body, so I just converted it...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By farlymac
After getting an XA, then the Canon MC, I wanted...

After getting an XA, then the Canon MC, I wanted one of these to add to the group in my collection, but quit collecting before I ever found one. Glad it takes good photos for you.


PF
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-14-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,166
Posted By farlymac
Just imagine what we could do for the whole...

Just imagine what we could do for the whole planet with a little of that everywhere. My deepest admiration for the Salgado family!


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,847
Posted By farlymac
^Plus 1 on that! PF

^Plus 1 on that!


PF
Forum: Nikon RF 06-13-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,746
Posted By farlymac
I found a few more frames on another roll taken...

I found a few more frames on another roll taken the last day of March, 2018. Delta 100 again, for the contrast. S2, with the W-Nikkor.C...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-13-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,746
Posted By farlymac
Those look good. PF

Those look good.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 4,475
Posted By farlymac
The fact it will only be available in Japan for...

The fact it will only be available in Japan for the first year kind of dampens my enthusiasm. Now if I want any, it will likely come from some reseller with a hefty mark-up. I'll stick to FP4+ for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By farlymac
Like Brett says, a hole punch works wonders. ...

Like Brett says, a hole punch works wonders. Also, try installing a disk of the material sized to just cover the mount, tighten down the mount ring, then use an Exacto blade to cut out the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By farlymac
Never mind

Never mind
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 995
Posted By farlymac
I kind of did that once, only with an F2S, and a...

I kind of did that once, only with an F2S, and a Yashica GX. Fuji Superia Reala 100 in the Nikon, Kodak T-Max 100 in the Yashica. Oh, and I had a VUWS with Superia Reala 400, and a Panasonic TZ-3...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By farlymac
I knew that once digital got the resolution...

I knew that once digital got the resolution problem licked, it would just be a matter of time until sensors would get bigger, and so would output. I don't need something to replace my SG Special,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,447
Posted By farlymac
Minolta had a similar type in yellow that came...

Minolta had a similar type in yellow that came with their all weather cameras.


PF
Forum: Nikon RF 06-09-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,964
Posted By farlymac
It's one of those cameras you love to use despite...

It's one of those cameras you love to use despite the idiosyncrasies. It'll keep you honest.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,704
Posted By farlymac
That monobath developer just might be what I need...

That monobath developer just might be what I need to finally put my Rondinax to good use.


PF
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-07-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 5,957
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, cats can wind their way into your life so...

Yeah, cats can wind their way into your life so easily. Have a good time with Sneaky, Chris.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 840
Posted By farlymac
I'm still sorting. Keep finding things I've...

I'm still sorting. Keep finding things I've completely forgot I had.


PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By farlymac
I never got along with the Olympus line either. ...

I never got along with the Olympus line either. Not only the ergonomics, but always getting confused with which camera did what.


It's what finally drove me back to Nikon.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By farlymac
Glad you're doing better, John. I'm delaying my...

Glad you're doing better, John. I'm delaying my replacements until absolutely necessary.


PF
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By farlymac
I used to go through the trouble of removing the...

I used to go through the trouble of removing the threads, and then installing some stick-on felt. Sometimes they worked, sometimes they didn't, like if the felt rolled the first time the cap was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,201
Posted By farlymac
You should try updating the app to see if the...

You should try updating the app to see if the latest version from Flickr is good. They were pushing updates to the mobile app up to the time of the "Maintenance Period", and at least once since...
Forum: Argus RF 05-27-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By farlymac
I don't have a Markfinder, but I do have the...

I don't have a Markfinder, but I do have the C-Four, and C-44 which are basically the same body. I don't recall feeling like the winding was overly stiff, but then I haven't used them since Argust...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,183
Posted By farlymac
I use a Photonbox template, and while it works...

I use a Photonbox template, and while it works okay, it's not the most convenient way to trim a leader since it has a tendency to come apart when loading it.


One method I used before was to have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,201
Posted By farlymac
I was checking it again earlier today, and after...

I was checking it again earlier today, and after initially saying it was still down, on a second try it came up. What I'm getting now though is it shows in my Contacts Feed they have uploaded two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,201
Posted By farlymac
It's human nature to b***h and moan when things...

It's human nature to b***h and moan when things don't go right in the world of photography image storage services. Perhaps you don't realize some folks use Flickr to get their work to the client, or...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,501
Posted By farlymac
I had a long winded article ready to post on this...

I had a long winded article ready to post on this subject, but I'll boil it down to the basics.


Leica needs to knock-off this "boutique" BS, and get down to making cameras and lenses that more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,201
Posted By farlymac
Well, the Mobile App still isn't working, despite...

Well, the Mobile App still isn't working, despite what they reported.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,201
Posted By farlymac
Just successfully used the Uploader, so all is...

Just successfully used the Uploader, so all is right with the Desktop version.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47926821823_fd8ae53673_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g28uoc)
Cool Wheels...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-24-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By farlymac
I see. Well, it's working just fine then. Carry...

I see. Well, it's working just fine then. Carry on.


PF
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,775
Posted By farlymac
I'm with you on that. PF

I'm with you on that.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,201
Posted By farlymac
Went to the Help Forum to see what the status was...

Went to the Help Forum to see what the status was on the Uploader repairs, and got a "502 Bad Gateway" error instead. Looks like they kept the same IT team that worked for Yahoo, and couldn't stand...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,201
Posted By farlymac
Haven't tried the Uploader yet, but everything...

Haven't tried the Uploader yet, but everything else is working with more speed now. I'll try to post something in the morning.


PF
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,965
Posted By farlymac
Steve, the 40.5mm screw on will work just fine. ...

Steve, the 40.5mm screw on will work just fine. When doing your search, keep an eye out for something like a Walz hood, as sometimes you can get those with their leather case that also holds a few...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,201
Posted By farlymac
Their last Information Update was at 16:04 PST...

Their last Information Update was at 16:04 PST (that's 4:04pm for you civilians) stating that internal testing was complete, and that they were rolling out service to members a little at a time, and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-19-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By farlymac
Nice examples, Huss. I take it the Orion was...

Nice examples, Huss. I take it the Orion was used on the beach scene (too bad about the washout, but your FED2 speeds are likely off).


PF
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4,260
Posted By farlymac
It's been a while since I used any of my...

It's been a while since I used any of my Agfa/Ansco cameras, but the finders as I recall are fairly accurate for field of view. But then I usually tend to step back a little just in case.


PF
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By farlymac
My guess would be when they switched from the...

My guess would be when they switched from the brass top, to zinc.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-17-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Posted By farlymac
I was going to take you up on your original...

I was going to take you up on your original offer, Huss, but I'm glad you solved the problem instead.


I've noticed this with more than one FED camera, and have seen the light bouncing around...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,889
Posted By farlymac
Oh yeah, forgot about the Pen EE series. I've...

Oh yeah, forgot about the Pen EE series. I've got an EE-2 that gave good results. But the EE-3 or S models are the ones to get.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Posted By farlymac
I'd try either some gaffers or electrical tape to...

I'd try either some gaffers or electrical tape to cover the suspect area. Looks like it will clear the film movement.


PF
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-15-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,889
Posted By farlymac
About the only thing you'll find for $20-$40 is a...

About the only thing you'll find for $20-$40 is a Mercury CX (aka Univex Mercury II) . Made of aluminum, you can shine them up to a bright...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,445
Posted By farlymac
At one point I had to sell off almost all my...

At one point I had to sell off almost all my camera gear (everything from 16mm to 4x5, with some studio gear included), keeping only a Nikon N90s kit, a Yashica Electro 35 GTN, and my Father's old...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By farlymac
I have one with separation, and it doesn't affect...

I have one with separation, and it doesn't affect it at all. But that's a lot of fungus thrown in with it, so the coatings will be damaged too. As mentioned above, once that stuff gets between the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-14-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 5,659
Posted By farlymac
Zorki-6, Jupiter -12 35/3.5, Kodak Tri-X...

Zorki-6, Jupiter -12 35/3.5, Kodak Tri-X 400.


At Vickers Siding, with the remains of the coaling tower in the background.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47840294611_1c910c9eb5_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,201
Posted By farlymac
Just checked, and everything is running smooth...

Just checked, and everything is running smooth now.



PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,201
Posted By farlymac
I think they are making some heavy duty changes...

I think they are making some heavy duty changes to the system, as it has been hanging sometimes depending on what Server Farm the images are coming from. Like first it was hanging on Farm 6, then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 660
Posted By farlymac
You could try to photograph things that don't...

You could try to photograph things that don't necessarily let anyone know that it's New England.


Just walk out the door with your camera, stop at the sidewalk, and look down at your feet. Get down...
Forum: Other RF 05-07-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 3,619
Posted By farlymac
That camera has turned out to be quite the find,...

That camera has turned out to be quite the find, Cassel. Excellent compositions too.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-06-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 5,659
Posted By farlymac
That's a true Americana photo if I've ever seen...

That's a true Americana photo if I've ever seen one, Colton. From the Chrysler Imperial, to the way the plants are arranged on the porch, and the flag prominently displayed just screams "The...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-06-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By farlymac
A Village In The Way

The small village of Newport, VA in Giles County has a big problem. The Mountain Valley Gas Transmission 42" high pressure pipeline passes within 150 yards of the center, placing the entire village...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By farlymac
Happy Birthday, Keith! A little late, but...

Happy Birthday, Keith! A little late, but sincere.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-03-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By farlymac
Could have used one earlier today, as a J-12 was...

Could have used one earlier today, as a J-12 was just not wide enough.


PF
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,949
Posted By farlymac
The 4-8-4 Greenbrier C&O...

The 4-8-4 Greenbrier C&O 614


https://live.staticflickr.com/1488/25307551395_caa15db94b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EykPk2)
C&O 614 Greenbrier (https://flic.kr/p/EykPk2) by P F McFarland...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,949
Posted By farlymac
Chevrolet Nomad Station...

Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon


https://live.staticflickr.com/4307/35403426893_c3e31d5f46_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VWtPnX)
Yellow and White '55 (https://flic.kr/p/VWtPnX) by P F McFarland...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-01-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,245
Posted By farlymac
Yee haw! The FED2 was my favorite for a long...

Yee haw! The FED2 was my favorite for a long time, but I got over it after they all failed in one fashion or another. A black painted Kiev, FED, or Zorki have intrigued me, but I am leery of the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,214
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, anytime you have any blocking paint missing...

Yeah, anytime you have any blocking paint missing it should be touched up. Blocking reflections and flares is what it is there for in the first place.


PF
Forum: Travel 04-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,260
Posted By farlymac
I'd go with option #2. That way you still have...

I'd go with option #2. That way you still have the option of a 16mm POV on the M9.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,130
Posted By farlymac
FSU anything. Rangefinder, SLR, Medium format,...

FSU anything. Rangefinder, SLR, Medium format, Large format, heck, maybe you have one of those 16mm movie cams. Just as long as it was manufactured before Jan 1, 1992.


But most folks here limit...
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