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Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-31-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 25,803
Posted By n5jrn
Yikes! Talk about overkill... I've found that 90%...

Yikes! Talk about overkill... I've found that 90% of the various kinds of price tag gunk out there comes off just fine with alcohol.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-31-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 25,803
Posted By n5jrn
I checked isopropyl alcohol because that's early...

I checked isopropyl alcohol because that's early on in what I try. I don't use any one solvent; I start with the least aggressive solvent (and thus least likely to dissolve the surface as well as the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By n5jrn
That garden shot with the cat looks like the...

That garden shot with the cat looks like the Patricia Court apartments in northwest Portland.

Why sell the Canonet? Sure, the Leica probably cost a fair amount, but it's not as if you'll recoup much...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 13,249
Posted By n5jrn
I'd keep the M3 because the Leicas are fully...

I'd keep the M3 because the Leicas are fully system cameras in ways that the Bessas are not. (For example, the DR Summicron "eyes" match the finders on the Leicas, so if you want to use one in its...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 5,037
Posted By n5jrn
When I used film SLR's almost exclusively for...

When I used film SLR's almost exclusively for taking photos of wildflowers, I always pooh-poohed the idea of using the preview screen to compose on a camera with an eye-level viewfinder, until I got...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-28-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 5,806
Posted By n5jrn
Dark (which can be black, but doesn't have to...

Dark (which can be black, but doesn't have to be). Less light blasting into my eyes.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 7,698
Posted By n5jrn
I almost always have a camera (typically...

I almost always have a camera (typically something compact) in the Chrome messenger bag I almost always wear when biking. Never know when you might run across something photogenic.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-24-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,969
Posted By n5jrn
The menus are OK. The worst thing about them, and...

The menus are OK. The worst thing about them, and the OM-D in general, is the poor quality of the documentation. It takes a fair amount of experimenting to discover how to do things.

There's a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-21-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,969
Posted By n5jrn
I have the Pana/Leica 25/1.4 as one of my three...

I have the Pana/Leica 25/1.4 as one of my three lenses (all primes; I dislike zooms). It's a great lens. Better choice in lenses is one of the reasons I got the OM-D instead of the Xpro1.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-21-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,215
Posted By n5jrn
City dweller because that's where the work in my...

City dweller because that's where the work in my field tends to be, and I dislike suburbia and the attendant endless driving in heavy traffic it involves. But it's wild areas that inspire me most....
Forum: RFF Polls 08-14-2012
Replies: 70
Views: 7,167
Posted By n5jrn
I used to be more of a glass-is-half-empty...

I used to be more of a glass-is-half-empty person, now I'm more balanced.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-14-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 14,673
Posted By n5jrn
Dayamm, and you're in Portland. Was going to post...

Dayamm, and you're in Portland. Was going to post something about how Goodwills on the West Coast have never had that sort of thing when I've gone in one. Envy.

Anyhow, congrats on scoring the deal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 5,560
Posted By n5jrn
SLR's are great for the things that RF's have...

SLR's are great for the things that RF's have difficulty at: focal lengths beyond short telephoto and macro photography to name two.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-11-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 11,994
Posted By n5jrn
It's the purpose, I think. If an old slave ship...

It's the purpose, I think. If an old slave ship was restored for the purpose of glorifying slave society, I'd be all for torching the thing. If the same ship were restored for the purpose of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-11-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 11,994
Posted By n5jrn
The FED brand itself honors Felix Edmundovich...

The FED brand itself honors Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, the head of the Cheka (predecessor to first the NKVD and later the KGB) under Lenin.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-11-2012
Replies: 124
Views: 11,994
Posted By n5jrn
I would have had it CLA'ed and kept it, but left...

I would have had it CLA'ed and kept it, but left the vile NAZI insignia obliterated as it well ought to have been.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-10-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,454
Posted By n5jrn
Ditto here.

Ditto here.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-08-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 12,371
Posted By n5jrn
Mirrorless (OM-D E-M5) works fine for what's...

Mirrorless (OM-D E-M5) works fine for what's important to me. Given that, I wouldn't want to take a heavy SLR along hiking.

I think that EVIL cameras will probably kill off the consumer-grade...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-08-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,112
Posted By n5jrn
The OM-D is a great camera, but it definitely has...

The OM-D is a great camera, but it definitely has the complexity drawback that digital cameras are (in)famous for, and the incomplete and cryptic user manual certainly doesn't help in this regard.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-06-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 4,097
Posted By n5jrn
Not really. All those features and modes remain...

Not really. All those features and modes remain there, ready to be inadvertently activated (or, in the case of custom settings, forgotten when a firmware glitch necessitates a system reset). Greater...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,888
Posted By n5jrn
Most labs which develop slides can do that. As a...

Most labs which develop slides can do that. As a plus, the slide serves as a guide for how the print should look, so prints from slides tend to have fewer surprises than prints from print film.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2012
Replies: 193
Views: 23,170
Posted By n5jrn
Overly complex techno-cameras with too many...

Overly complex techno-cameras with too many confusing options. Which means just about every digital camera ever made. (That's true even though I just bought a new digital camera and like its...
Forum: Travel 07-28-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 4,645
Posted By n5jrn
Actually, with the exception of the one...

Actually, with the exception of the one cautionary post about Texas law and photography (are you denying that law actually exists?), most everyone here seems to be enthusiastic about Dave's project.
Forum: Travel 07-28-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 4,645
Posted By n5jrn
I eagerly await seeing some of the results here!

I eagerly await seeing some of the results here!
Forum: RFF Polls 07-27-2012
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,353
Posted By n5jrn
Hopefully photographing flowers and plants in...

Hopefully photographing flowers and plants in alpine meadows, but that will depend on the weather. If the peaks are in the clouds again, it will have to wait till next weekend. Not many flowers open...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-27-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,252
Posted By n5jrn
I really think that in the next five years of so,...

I really think that in the next five years of so, m4/3 is going to seriously cut into Canikon's DSLR sales. Both seem afraid to "steal their own market share" by offering MIL cameras which can be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By n5jrn
I wasn't aware a few sheets of paper were that...

I wasn't aware a few sheets of paper were that opaque to X-rays.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-25-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By n5jrn
I doubt if they're really X-ray photographs. Note...

I doubt if they're really X-ray photographs. Note how well the newspaper shows up in the one of the bus.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-25-2012
Replies: 261
Views: 31,261
Posted By n5jrn
Panasonic DMC-LX3, 4 years old (I think). Which...

Panasonic DMC-LX3, 4 years old (I think). Which would make it twice as old as the PowerShot A80 that (literally!) self-destructed after two years (last Canon compact camera I'll ever buy).
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-21-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 14,418
Posted By n5jrn
"Ugly" of course is in the eye of the beholder. I...

"Ugly" of course is in the eye of the beholder. I happen to like the OM-D's looks just fine. Still, compared to the OM-D, the new Canon offers the following "features":


NO built-in EVF (nor, it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2012
Replies: 9,209
Views: 915,065
Posted By n5jrn
A m4/3 outfit: OM-D, Panaleica 45mm macro,...

A m4/3 outfit: OM-D, Panaleica 45mm macro, Panaleica 25/1.4 normal, Zuiko 17/2.8. Aside from possibly getting a better flash than the kit one, I think I'm done with spending on camera equipment for a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-21-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,589
Posted By n5jrn
Agree with all of that; dials that you can assign...

Agree with all of that; dials that you can assign to dedicated functions are better than modes and submenus (UI issues are in general the things I dislike most about digital). Plus, I was able to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-17-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By n5jrn
I actually bought a camera with a wood-and-metal...

I actually bought a camera with a wood-and-metal 120 spool in it once (an old Ansco Shur-Flash, I believe). The spool is still around here someplace; when I ran a roll through that camera I made sure...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 4,148
Posted By n5jrn
This thread could just as well be titled "how...

This thread could just as well be titled "how well does your monitor display color".
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-11-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 9,437
Posted By n5jrn
I don't think it's surprising that fans of one...

I don't think it's surprising that fans of one type of mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (i.e. rangefinders) would be interested in another such system.

Myself, I find today's EVFs to still be...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-10-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By n5jrn
Stopped by Glazer's Camera yesterday ...

... after work, to ask them when they thought they might get the OM-D E-M5 (which their web site had been saying was "out of stock" for weeks) in stock. Their web site, Amazon's web site, B&H's web...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 19,215
Posted By n5jrn
Botany. It's what got me interested in...

Botany. It's what got me interested in photography: wanting to share pictures of the plants I've seen on...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-09-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By n5jrn
That's good news. I recently played with my Dad's...

That's good news. I recently played with my Dad's M43 camera (whose EVF isn't as good as the one on the OM-D), and was pleasantly surprised by how much EVFs have improved in the past three or four...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-08-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By n5jrn
OM-D EM-5 EVF and aperture question

When manually focusing using the EVF, is the lens aperture while focusing set:

1. Automatically by the camera body, regardless of the exposure mode,
2. At whatever aperture will be used for taking...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-20-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By n5jrn
I sent one of the lenses to DAG. The issue,...

I sent one of the lenses to DAG. The issue, however, is not that the two lenses behave differently, but that they behave basically the same: both focus in front of where the rangefinder says the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-20-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By n5jrn
IIIf focusing woes

So, I have a Leica IIIf which I determined earlier this year consistently focuses a shorter distance than the rangefinder indicates it would. After trying without success to adjust the rangefinder...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-01-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,179
Posted By n5jrn
The CLA'ed one, of course!

I'm planning to buy a used M in the coming year, and I'm going to be buying it to use, not to stick in in front of a magnifying glass and admire an intact L seal.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 9,992
Posted By n5jrn
Frankly, I'd rather have this never happen, then...

Frankly, I'd rather have this never happen, then have my work be used for gain (for a purpose which I despise), and receive nothing in return.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 9,992
Posted By n5jrn
I agree with Roger and Chris. I think it's...

I agree with Roger and Chris. I think it's totally appropriate to give one's work to worthy non-profit causes. But as soon as someone wants to make money with one of my images, I am going to demand...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-18-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,095
Posted By n5jrn
I believe the envisioned use (or at least one of...

I believe the envisioned use (or at least one of such uses) for the first 35mm Leica cameras Oskar Barnack invented was to provide a small, lightweight camera capable of capturing high-quality images...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-15-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 9,238
Posted By n5jrn
A B&W-only digital camera would be a pretty niche...

A B&W-only digital camera would be a pretty niche product. If that's what the M10 is, don't expect the M9 to be obsoleted and fall in price, since there's no way Leica would want to cease...
Forum: Travel 03-10-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 4,128
Posted By n5jrn
I wouldn't buy a whole lot of new gear and take...

I wouldn't buy a whole lot of new gear and take it on a long trip without allowing time to try using it at home first. Wouldn't want any surprises to happen once I'm there, particularly surprises...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-09-2012
Replies: 65
Views: 5,809
Posted By n5jrn
From what I can remember of the prices at the...

From what I can remember of the prices at the last time I was in Glazer's, in the US, this means that the Kodak B/W films will now cost about as much as the Ilford ones.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-08-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,071
Posted By n5jrn
Drat! It's still front-focusing by about 20cm at...

Drat! It's still front-focusing by about 20cm at close distances (i.e. when I converge the images on a target 110cm away, the lens is focused at 90cm), even though it's now spot-on at infinity. If...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 03-07-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 15,881
Posted By n5jrn
For me, it depends. If inspiration is generally...

For me, it depends. If inspiration is generally not striking me to take photos, the camera stays in the bag. If it mostly is, the camera is around my neck with lens cap on and lens collapsed (unless...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-06-2012
Replies: 1,016
Views: 194,939
Posted By n5jrn
Looks like they also firmly believed that washing...

Looks like they also firmly believed that washing rail passenger cars was a capitalistic plot!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-06-2012
Replies: 117
Views: 18,924
Posted By n5jrn
Autofocus is what it is, and unfortunately it...

Autofocus is what it is, and unfortunately it tends to not be compatible with good manual focus support (even autofocus SLR's with optical finders end up having smaller and dimmer finders than...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-06-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By n5jrn
It's a good idea to send it to a pro. Calibrating...

It's a good idea to send it to a pro. Calibrating a light meter is not as simple as it might first sound: they have multiple adjustments, and just because you can manage to get one to agree with a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By n5jrn
That's good to hear. Hopefully Kodak's exit from...

That's good to hear. Hopefully Kodak's exit from this market will cause more non-Fuji options to appear. Choice is always a good thing (I say this as a longtime Fuji Velvia 50 user).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-06-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 8,912
Posted By n5jrn
I do not believe your observations necessarily...

I do not believe your observations necessarily support your conclusions. Most people here shoot both film and digital. Interest in new digital camera bodies and systems does not necessarily imply a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By n5jrn
I hate to say it (slide film is my preferred...

I hate to say it (slide film is my preferred nature photography medium), but I think the writing is on the wall for color reversal film. There's now only one manufacturer left for it.

That said, I...
Forum: Optics Theory - 03-06-2012
Replies: 79
Views: 23,118
Posted By n5jrn
Natural thorium has a very long half-life, which...

Natural thorium has a very long half-life, which means its rate of emission of radiation is very slow. So I wouldn't worry about radiation-induced sensor damage from occasionally using a lens with a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 3,839
Posted By n5jrn
I'll second that nomination. Much better than the...

I'll second that nomination. Much better than the more-often-chosen K1000: smaller body, brighter finder, DOF preview. And typically costs about the same, because many more beginning photogs have...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 7,681
Posted By n5jrn
Trung: Those lighter "strips" look like surge...

Trung: Those lighter "strips" look like surge marks caused by developer coming through the sprocket holes and causing excessive development on the negative. It's a classic symptom of excessive...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-04-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 9,193
Posted By n5jrn
Doesn't fixer simply wash away the unreduced...

Doesn't fixer simply wash away the unreduced silver halides? If so, why should it be so time-critical? Once the silver halides are washed away, that's it: you can't get less than nothing. Everything...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-04-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,311
Posted By n5jrn
And yet, the price of many lakefront properties...

And yet, the price of many lakefront properties went down when the real estate bubble collapsed.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-04-2012
Replies: 77
Views: 7,311
Posted By n5jrn
Many here seem to think prices can only go up...

Many here seem to think prices can only go up from here on. If you are amongst that crowd, I have a question for you: Have you recently (in the last year) purchased a lens because if you waited, you...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-03-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,547
Posted By n5jrn
Yup, definitely a different design than on...

Yup, definitely a different design than on mine.

Regarding the problem you had, did you tension the film by turning the rewind knob until resistance is felt, as recommended in the IIIf user's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-03-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 2,547
Posted By n5jrn
The screws are not recessed on my IIIf RDST (S/N...

The screws are not recessed on my IIIf RDST (S/N 773xxx); they are approximately even with the knurling. Perhaps Leica changed the design of the shutter speed dial slightly during the IIIf's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-03-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,071
Posted By n5jrn
Think just I fixed it. Though if this is an...

Think just I fixed it. Though if this is an "easy" DIY camera repair job, I think I'll continue to leave most work to the professionals. I found it to be very fiddly and nerve-wracking in its own...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-02-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3,047
Posted By n5jrn
First I try to blow the lens clean using a...

First I try to blow the lens clean using a Giotto's rocket to see if that does the trick. If so, it beats touching the lens. If not, at least this will tend to dislodge things like tiny sand grains...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-02-2012
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,353
Posted By n5jrn
I plan on adjusting the rangefinder on my IIIf,...

I plan on adjusting the rangefinder on my IIIf, then shooting a test roll to confirm the adjustment.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-02-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By n5jrn
What do other LTM lenses do on that same body?...

What do other LTM lenses do on that same body? What does the troublesome lens do on other LTM bodies?

If you don't have multiple lenses/bodies sufficient to conduct such experiments, see if you can...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-01-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By n5jrn
Congratulations! A working, old Japanese...

Congratulations! A working, old Japanese fixed-lens RF is an excellent low-cost introduction to the world of rangefinders.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-01-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,071
Posted By n5jrn
Yup, it's definitely off at infinity. Well, off...

Yup, it's definitely off at infinity. Well, off at 239,000 miles which is close enough to infinity for my purposes :) . The sky cleared enough this afternoon for the Moon to be visible, and the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2012
Replies: 80
Views: 9,193
Posted By n5jrn
It depends on where all those "extra" shots went....

It depends on where all those "extra" shots went. If any went onto the leader that got light-struck during the loading process, then you're not going to get those, of course. That generally happens...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-01-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 8,912
Posted By n5jrn
Even though I don't buy Kodak slide film, this...

Even though I don't buy Kodak slide film, this sucks, and it shows how slide film's days are numbered if it's now down to one manufacturer. Hopefully Fuji will continue making E-6 for at least a few...
Forum: Other RF 03-01-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 17,414
Posted By n5jrn
If they were almost as good as Leicas, then odds...

If they were almost as good as Leicas, then odds are their price would be almost as high as thread-mount Leica bodies. I've never bought an FSU rangefinder because a camera that can be broken simply...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-29-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,071
Posted By n5jrn
The most distant lights I can see when I step...

The most distant lights I can see when I step outside right now are about 1/4 mile distant (and it's nasty and blustery enough a night I'm not tempted to go for a walk to where there's a better...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-29-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,071
Posted By n5jrn
Yes, that is what I mean: when my film is...

Yes, that is what I mean: when my film is developed, I am finding that my shots are consistently focused in front of where I was making the rangefinder images coincide. This is of course most...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-29-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,071
Posted By n5jrn
IIIf rangefinder adjustment in Seattle?

I did some tests on my Leica IIIf and it's definitely front-focusing a bit with both my lenses. It's only truly annoying when shooting wide-open, but a rangefinder camera that can't be shot wide-open...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-29-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,072
Posted By n5jrn
Sounds like the OP or someone else in NYC needs...

Sounds like the OP or someone else in NYC needs to find out who at Tiffany's is in charge of window displays, and to contact that person and say they will be happy to take those cameras after the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-29-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By n5jrn
It's now gone from eBay entirely. Hopefully...

It's now gone from eBay entirely. Hopefully that's because complaints of it being a counterfeit item caused it to be removed, not because it sold as Leica equipment.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By n5jrn
Nor would I. Kindermann was a first-rate brand,...

Nor would I. Kindermann was a first-rate brand, but they're no longer making tanks and reels. These are used, and from what I've read it's easy to damage a metal reel by dropping it on the floor....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By n5jrn
Only recently started developing my own and chose...

Only recently started developing my own and chose Hewes reels based on extensive research, and they've worked fine for me. When it comes to something I have to do in total darkness, I figure it is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-28-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 4,555
Posted By n5jrn
One thing to be aware of is that people tend to...

One thing to be aware of is that people tend to give advice based on their own life experiences, and much of how people view such experiences is of course in the light of their own personal...
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-28-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,369
Posted By n5jrn
"I'll wait to see a demo model or reviews, but...

"I'll wait to see a demo model or reviews, but I'm very interested."

I.e. basically the same answer as for the OM-D. If the EVF is usable for precise manual focusing in low light, it could be just...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By n5jrn
New-style 1/4" threads on my IIIf RDST (S/N...

New-style 1/4" threads on my IIIf RDST (S/N 773xxx). And it doesn't look like there's a thread adapter screwed in there.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-26-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,641
Posted By n5jrn
I believe the solvent used in shellac is ethanol...

I believe the solvent used in shellac is ethanol (aka ethyl alcohol), typically in the form of denatured alcohol since shellac is not a foodstuff :) .
Forum: RFF Polls 02-26-2012
Replies: 74
Poll: Gas
Views: 10,602
Posted By n5jrn
I would have GAS if I presently had an income to...

I would have GAS if I presently had an income to spend on cameras.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-26-2012
Replies: 247
Views: 24,502
Posted By n5jrn
Then again, from Wikipedia's article on Agfcolor...

Then again, from Wikipedia's article on Agfcolor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agfacolor):
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-26-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,445
Posted By n5jrn
How many local labs can develop C-22 film? That's...

How many local labs can develop C-22 film? That's a pretty esoteric thing, these days, given how long it's been since such film was made.

I know Rocky Mountain Film in Aurora, Colorado, USA can do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 4,555
Posted By n5jrn
+1. Precisely the point I was going to post, if...

+1. Precisely the point I was going to post, if you hadn't beat me to it. It's hard to find interesting people scenes on streets that are generally devoid of people.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 7,499
Posted By n5jrn
Even Kodak's own recommendations are...

Even Kodak's own recommendations are contradictory! The time they currently recommend contradicts the warning that times less than 5 minutes may give unsatisfactory results.



7.5 minutes at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By n5jrn
I agree with freider's hunch: does the B+W filter...

I agree with freider's hunch: does the B+W filter have a visibly (to your eyes, not to the camera sensor or film) different color cast to it than the Rodenstock? If not, it's probably some frequency...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-24-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,189
Posted By n5jrn
When I was looking for such a thing last year,...

When I was looking for such a thing last year, "period" 35mm lenses seemed scarce and spendy, and often had issues. The CV 35/2.5 was the logical choice. Being a modern lens, it has the benefit of...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-23-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,421
Posted By n5jrn
No specific recommendations, but what I did was...

No specific recommendations, but what I did was to pick a film that is some combination of good and cheap (TriX qualifies for both here in the USA, so that's what I picked), and a developer that has...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2012
Replies: 175
Poll: 35 or 50?
Views: 33,411
Posted By n5jrn
The 50, because I often want to take pictures of...

The 50, because I often want to take pictures of flowers when out with my IIIf and I can use a NOOKY-HESUM with my Summitar. There's no equivalent accessory to let my 35 focus...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-23-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,223
Posted By n5jrn
That makes sense to me. If the correlation...

That makes sense to me. If the correlation between where the RF cam thinks the lens is focused at and where the lens actually is focused at is off, you can affect the focus by messing with the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-23-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,549
Posted By n5jrn
Weight: Barnack Leicas are all metal and have a...

Weight: Barnack Leicas are all metal and have a heft to them.
Viewfinder: Built-in one is squinty, has no parallax correction, and is for 50mm lenses only. You will need an accessory finder for other...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-23-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,223
Posted By n5jrn
Sorry, it still doesn't make sense to me. I...

Sorry, it still doesn't make sense to me. I suspect we're talking at cross-purposes somehow, or I'm not grasping some key aspect of what an M-to-K adapter must do. I suspect a little playing with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-23-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,223
Posted By n5jrn
I'm not the OP, so I can't confirm it with an...

I'm not the OP, so I can't confirm it with an experiment, but I am at a loss to see how the focal length of a lens would make any difference: racking a lens away from the film/sensor plane always...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-23-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 4,223
Posted By n5jrn
I think it's the other way 'round. One focuses...

I think it's the other way 'round. One focuses closer by moving the lens further away from the film or sensor; that's why extension rings work. So if he unscrews the lens a bit, he will be able to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 6,329
Posted By n5jrn
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 31,193
Posted By n5jrn
Moreover, if it's Kodachrome 64, it's impossible...

Moreover, if it's Kodachrome 64, it's impossible to get it developed anymore.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 3,858
Posted By n5jrn
My "cure" for GAS is having to pinch pennies as a...

My "cure" for GAS is having to pinch pennies as a result of being unemployed. On the plus side, I do have time to play with what I already have.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,737
Posted By n5jrn
I get far more comments from strangers about my...

I get far more comments from strangers about my IIIf than I do about my Panasonic LX3 or my two Pentax SLR's. Most of them are expressing surprise I can still find film for such an old camera...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-21-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 14,606
Posted By n5jrn
Because the f-numbers they refer to are the focal...

Because the f-numbers they refer to are the focal length of the lens divided by the effective diameter of the aperture, but how much light a circular aperture passes is a function of its area, not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,737
Posted By n5jrn
Actually, it's many things for many people and...

Actually, it's many things for many people and like it or not making an affluence statement has pretty much always been a factor in purchasing Leica equipment for some people. Really, how else does...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 67,136
Posted By n5jrn
I got a good deal on a postwar coated Summitar in...

I got a good deal on a postwar coated Summitar in beautiful shape for my IIIf. Never did find any comparable deal on vintage 35mm glass, so I sprung for a used CV 35/2.5.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 5,742
Posted By n5jrn
Slides cut out the color printing process (unless...

Slides cut out the color printing process (unless you want prints made from a slide, in which case the slide serves as a guide for how the print should look). Color prints are typically made...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-19-2012
Replies: 161
Views: 12,737
Posted By n5jrn
Like some others here, I have only purchased (and...

Like some others here, I have only purchased (and only have plans to purchase) used Leica equipment, because I personally have difficulty justifying the prices for new equipment. That used equipment...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,948
Posted By n5jrn
I have found that on eBay, bids tend to attract...

I have found that on eBay, bids tend to attract more bids, because many seem to interpret a bidding war as a sign that the item being bid on is desirable. After seeing an item which was languishing...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,948
Posted By n5jrn
I don't necessarily see it that way at all. If I...

I don't necessarily see it that way at all. If I win an auction for an item and the price I end up paying is less than at a non-auction source, I will still consider it a bargain.

My issue with...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-16-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,589
Posted By n5jrn
That's mostly how I feel, too, having tried...

That's mostly how I feel, too, having tried them.

Though I'm less pessimistic than you are about them ever getting to the point where I will find them acceptable. The last time I tried looking...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,948
Posted By n5jrn
It's not exactly a recent phenomenon. I've pretty...

It's not exactly a recent phenomenon. I've pretty much given up on eBay as a place to find good deals. I find it much easier to get better prices elsewhere.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-15-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,647
Posted By n5jrn
I work with computers in my career. For me, it is...

I work with computers in my career. For me, it is classic, mechanical film cameras that represent variety and novelty.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-15-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,747
Posted By n5jrn
Those tend to leave marks across the entire width...

Those tend to leave marks across the entire width of the film, not just around the sprocket holes:
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/tib/tib5201.shtml

Given that you're not loading your own...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-15-2012
Replies: 291
Views: 48,419
Posted By n5jrn
Precisely.

Precisely.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-15-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,747
Posted By n5jrn
I would say that final sentence sounds like a...

I would say that final sentence sounds like a smoking gun in favor of the camera being the guilty party.

Unless it is damaged or improperly closed, I find it highly doubtful that a name-brand tank...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-15-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 6,750
Posted By n5jrn
Cost-plus contract, baby! NEX 5n? Forget that,...

Cost-plus contract, baby! NEX 5n? Forget that, how about an M9?!?
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-14-2012
Replies: 88
Views: 6,750
Posted By n5jrn
It's rather simple, really. First, go into some...

It's rather simple, really.

First, go into some old building, preferably one with a history of nefarious activity or rumors of being haunted. Take a camera and a flash unit with you.

Second, be...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-14-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 13,502
Posted By n5jrn
NOW CUT THAT OUT! That link to the article on...

NOW CUT THAT OUT!

That link to the article on macro photography with a FED 35mm rangefinder is starting to induce a serious case of GAS for a Leitz Focaslide for my IIIf (and extension rings, and a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-14-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,589
Posted By n5jrn
Flowers don't run around, but they do definitely...

Flowers don't run around, but they do definitely wave in the breeze. And how is pre-composing supposed to work when your depth of field is 1/4" at f/16?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-13-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,589
Posted By n5jrn
If you never manually focus and only shoot...

If you never manually focus and only shoot static, immobile subjects, perhaps. Manually focusing a macro shot of a flower on the forest floor of a coastal rain forest on a gloomy overcast day, then...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-13-2012
Replies: 60
Views: 14,875
Posted By n5jrn
Maybe very occasionally. Mostly I get nostalgic....

Maybe very occasionally. Mostly I get nostalgic. Sometimes I get surprised, as I see something I had forgotten about.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-13-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,589
Posted By n5jrn
The last time I played with a micro-four-thirds...

The last time I played with a micro-four-thirds camera in low light, the EVF, while bright, had a completely unacceptable lag time and refresh rate in low light. (In normal light, it seemed just...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-13-2012
Replies: 540
Views: 60,589
Posted By n5jrn
I'll buy one only after (a) my current period of...

I'll buy one only after (a) my current period of unemployment ends, and (b) I get to try one out and verify that the EVF and manual focusing work sufficiently well in low light for my purposes.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-08-2012
Replies: 430
Views: 43,826
Posted By n5jrn
Excellent. Another reason why I'll probably fall...

Excellent. Another reason why I'll probably fall for the temptation to buy either it or its successor in the not-too-distant future.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-05-2012
Replies: 144
Views: 24,260
Posted By n5jrn
As little as possible and as gently as possible....

As little as possible and as gently as possible. Particularly my coated Summitar.

If it's just dusty, I will always first try to blast the dust off with a Giotto's rocket. If that fails, I'll try...
Forum: Travel 02-05-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 5,387
Posted By n5jrn
I have never done much world traveling myself,...

I have never done much world traveling myself, but even for domestic US cities I have found that most areas which many think are "dangerous" really are not that risky to visit. They may have high...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-03-2012
Replies: 430
Views: 43,826
Posted By n5jrn
Realistically, it could be something I'm...

Realistically, it could be something I'm interested in, if not in its present version than in a future one a few years down the road.

I've tried digital SLR's and I've never really liked them --...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By n5jrn
Thanks. At that age, I sort of thought it might...

Thanks. At that age, I sort of thought it might be, which is why I didn't just leap in and soup it with a second roll of current-manufacture Tri-X.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By n5jrn
Developing 5-year-old TriX

While moving last spring, I found a roll of Tri-X that I had probably exposed about 5 years ago. It's old enough that the design on the film canister is different than those currently...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 02-02-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 2,246
Posted By n5jrn
Actually, no. If you use the dome and take an...

Actually, no. If you use the dome and take an incident light reading properly, you're measuring the light that's illuminating your subject -- not the light that's reflecting from your subject. Your...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-01-2012
Replies: 248
Views: 33,137
Posted By n5jrn
That's the main reason I thought the concept of...

That's the main reason I thought the concept of making such a camera (EVIL, but to take SLR lenses) a bit odd and in fact doubted the veracity of the early rumors about such a beast.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-28-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 3,321
Posted By n5jrn
That's who I got my very nice Summitar and IIIf...

That's who I got my very nice Summitar and IIIf RDST from. And odds are you'll save money by doing that; I have found eBay prices to generally be higher than buying from dealers in recent years.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-27-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 6,325
Posted By n5jrn
50-50, all personal hobby. 34 F and clear, soon...

50-50, all personal hobby. 34 F and clear, soon to be frosty.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-26-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 11,693
Posted By n5jrn
Ah, the old film vs. digital debate in a new...

Ah, the old film vs. digital debate in a new guise.

I shoot both, myself. What I like about digital is the zero cost of blowing a shot, instant feedback, and the ease of getting a photo on the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-25-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 8,151
Posted By n5jrn
Maybe for you, but it can't be that for me, since...

Maybe for you, but it can't be that for me, since I don't own one.

Best camera is the one you have with you when you need it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-21-2012
Replies: 51
Views: 3,903
Posted By n5jrn
eBay is no longer the place where bargains can...

eBay is no longer the place where bargains can easily be had like it was, say, five years ago. I've often found I can do better by buying from established dealers.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-20-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 11,430
Posted By n5jrn
Not vain at all. Their film division is still...

Not vain at all. Their film division is still profitable. Why would Kodak close down a money-maker?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,605
Posted By n5jrn
Also suboptimal for protecting the shutter...

Also suboptimal for protecting the shutter curtains and the film behind it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,605
Posted By n5jrn
Same here, though experience has taught me that...

Same here, though experience has taught me that almost always I did in fact remove the lens cap, so unless either I'm sure I forgot, or it's something where any risk of having forgot (no matter how...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-13-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,041
Posted By n5jrn
I use one that's about as old as I am regularly....

I use one that's about as old as I am regularly. Gives perfect readings now that it's been recalibrated.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-13-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,461
Posted By n5jrn
As the XA is way, way out of production, your...

As the XA is way, way out of production, your only option is probably to borrow a photocell from another camera. If the donor camera is otherwise mostly trashed but has a good photocell, it need not...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-13-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By n5jrn
Actually, regarding plants, the Indiana Dunes at...

Actually, regarding plants, the Indiana Dunes at the south end of Lake Michigan have a rather astounding collection of both endemic species and many species at the extreme northern or southern edges...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-12-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,477
Posted By n5jrn
Cleaning an XA Rangefinder Myself

I have an Olympus XA which has not seen much use recently mainly because the rangefinder is so dirty that it is very difficult to see the patch on it. Given that I only spent about $40 on the camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2012
Replies: 39
Views: 2,741
Posted By n5jrn
I hope to go back to work this year. Until I have...

I hope to go back to work this year. Until I have more time and money I will content myself with trips to locations in my own region. Fortunately, I live in an area that has a lot of variety within a...
Forum: Yashica RF 01-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,176
Posted By n5jrn
Never owned a Lynx, but they've always sounded...

Never owned a Lynx, but they've always sounded like nice cameras to me: built-in meter, allows full manual creative control, good optics, affordable price.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2012
Replies: 207
Views: 15,605
Posted By n5jrn
Voting is no longer allowed on this poll, but for...

Voting is no longer allowed on this poll, but for me I'd have to vote for autofocus as the downward slide point. I really prefer to focus manually. It wouldn't be so bad if autofocus didn't degrade...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-04-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 5,602
Posted By n5jrn
Kodak may die in the near future, but film won't....

Kodak may die in the near future, but film won't. There will be alternatives.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-04-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,328
Posted By n5jrn
Your budget is $400 to $800? I bought a CLA'ed...

Your budget is $400 to $800? I bought a CLA'ed screwmount Leica with lens last year from Youxin for I think $720. Unless LTM bodies have gone up a lot in the meantime, a Leica is still within your...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-03-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 7,309
Posted By n5jrn
I use one because I found one used on Craigslist...

I use one because I found one used on Craigslist at a good price, my Leica IIIf does not have a built-in meter, and experience has taught me that some light conditions are best measured and not...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,835
Posted By n5jrn
One camera (IIIf), two lenses (5cm Summitar, CV...

One camera (IIIf), two lenses (5cm Summitar, CV 35/2.5). Generally one lens stays on the camera most of the time while I have the other with me in case I need it. Would rather not take two bodies...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 2,451
Posted By n5jrn
Just a Summitar 50mm f2 and a CV 35mm f2.5 for...

Just a Summitar 50mm f2 and a CV 35mm f2.5 for me. If I want more lenses, I take my SLR with me. The IIIf outfit is what I take with me if I want something simple and compact.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-28-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 4,434
Posted By n5jrn
Start doing my own developing.

Start doing my own developing.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-24-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,342
Posted By n5jrn
Nice find, particularly for $7! Lens (and...

Nice find, particularly for $7! Lens (and probably camera, too, by implication) was probably made in 1960 according to the serial number list at:
http://licm.org.uk/livingImage/SchneiderNos.html
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-24-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 4,967
Posted By n5jrn
All I can say is this sure touched a nerve with...

All I can say is this sure touched a nerve with many people. I was more amused than anything.

Still, seeing as how it got all of us talking about it, you must admit it was an excellent publicity...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-21-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 1,602
Posted By n5jrn
Be sure to test the Weston in a variety of light...

Be sure to test the Weston in a variety of light conditions. When light meters are off, sometimes calibrating them is more than a simple tweek to boost or buck the readings. If you find it to be in...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2011
Replies: 84
Views: 4,830
Posted By n5jrn
Similar for me, though I had the changing bag...

Similar for me, though I had the changing bag (new in its original packaging) basically fall into my lap for no cost, and I'm keeping an eye on Craigslist for thermometer, timer, graduated cylinders...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-18-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 4,925
Posted By n5jrn
As was I, but I do find the technology...

As was I, but I do find the technology intriguing. I recall reading about the possibility of making a camera like this a few years ago.

One of my non-photography interests is botany, and it would be...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-17-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,305
Posted By n5jrn
Mirrorless and full frame seems sort of an odd...

Mirrorless and full frame seems sort of an odd combination at first. The former minimizes size, the latter gets in the way of minimizing it.

That said, it could be very interesting to me, if (and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,515
Posted By n5jrn
I use glasses to drive (nearsighted) only. Used...

I use glasses to drive (nearsighted) only. Used to insist on glass because of superior scratch resistance, then years went before I got a new prescription, when I did glass was a special-order (and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 9,834
Posted By n5jrn
In general, I find that using a classic camera...

In general, I find that using a classic camera like an old Leica results in people being much more likely to be amused/fascinated as opposed to threatened.

"What kind of camera is that?"
"Can you...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2011
Replies: 75
Views: 9,834
Posted By n5jrn
That woman is lucky you didn't press assault...

That woman is lucky you didn't press assault charges against her.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2011
Replies: 85
Views: 14,829
Posted By n5jrn
Moreover, Leicas are system cameras and have the...

Moreover, Leicas are system cameras and have the widest available selection of lenses and accessories of any interchangeable-lens RF.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-14-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,834
Posted By n5jrn
I voted for "Is film dead?", simply because that...

I voted for "Is film dead?", simply because that one does seem to come up often, and it's frequently answered by the asker in the affirmative in the same post.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-09-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 18,060
Posted By n5jrn
It depends. For most daylight conditions, it's...

It depends. For most daylight conditions, it's fairly simple to use the sunny 16 rule and perhaps a cheat sheet and get a correct exposure (often one better than a meter will give, if your shot has a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2011
Replies: 95
Views: 5,642
Posted By n5jrn
IIIf RDST, 50/2 Summitar. Planning to get an M2...

IIIf RDST, 50/2 Summitar.

Planning to get an M2 + DR Summicron once I find work once more.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-27-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 9,634
Posted By n5jrn
I have never seen anything related to sniping in...

I have never seen anything related to sniping in the eBay USA user agreement, snipe bidding is my preferred bidding strategy, and no seller has ever disputed one of my winning snipe bids.

Oddly,...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-27-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 9,634
Posted By n5jrn
Really? Since when? Where in the eBay ToS is...

Really? Since when? Where in the eBay ToS is sniping banned?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,870
Posted By n5jrn
I voted for "Film", because everyone keeps...

I voted for "Film", because everyone keeps insisting it is dead (or will be, imminently).

I rather suspect many of such proclamations are from losers who cannot understand why, if they prefer to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2011
Replies: 83
Views: 6,210
Posted By n5jrn
Sure, compact digital P&S cameras have their...

Sure, compact digital P&S cameras have their advantages. I have one, in fact.

However, rangefinder cameras also have their advantages. So I have one (actually, two) as well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2011
Replies: 83
Views: 6,210
Posted By n5jrn
Dead? New rangefinder cameras are still being...

Dead? New rangefinder cameras are still being made as you read this!

Rangefinders enable one to manually focus in low light easier than other means of manual focusing (at least, they enable me to do...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-23-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 5,110
Posted By n5jrn
Particularly the numbers that represent the...

Particularly the numbers that represent the temperature and humidity readings in summer.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-22-2011
Replies: 204
Views: 32,367
Posted By n5jrn
Bought a Pentax MX off eBay for a fairly good...

Bought a Pentax MX off eBay for a fairly good price a number of years ago which "worked" well enough to take pictures but which I sent in for a CLA anyhow (because listing did not mention it having...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 6,996
Posted By n5jrn
Last business trip I took my LTM outfit (body, 2...

Last business trip I took my LTM outfit (body, 2 lenses, accessory finder, etc. all in a small camera bag). If not that, probably my DMC-LX3 because it's small. Doubt I'd ever take my SLR outfit on...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-21-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 10,679
Posted By n5jrn
Two full-size Manfrotto tripods (one carbon fiber...

Two full-size Manfrotto tripods (one carbon fiber composite, one aluminum), so I answered for that. Should have answered for 5 or 6 if one counts mini-tripods; have a several of those (mostly real...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2011
Replies: 87
Views: 7,292
Posted By n5jrn
Because black and white is a a further...

Because black and white is a a further abstraction of what we see in our minds, and some want to take photographs with that abstraction.

Because it is easy to develop at home, which cuts costs (and...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 10-15-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By n5jrn
There's been an astounding amount of wind...

There's been an astounding amount of wind turbines that have been installed in the past decade or so here in the Pacific Northwest. They're concentrated on the eastern slopes of the Cascades,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-13-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 4,934
Posted By n5jrn
Interestingly, it's the potassium (specifically...

Interestingly, it's the potassium (specifically the radioactive isotope potassium-40) that's responsible for bananas having an above-background radioactivity level. And also responsible for your body...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 6,103
Posted By n5jrn
No, but in college I once ran an Olympus RF...

No, but in college I once ran an Olympus RF (forget the model) through the washing machine.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2011
Replies: 204
Views: 17,162
Posted By n5jrn
Like many here, I'm not worried about the demise...

Like many here, I'm not worried about the demise of film, because I don't believe it is going to happen soon. Film will become a niche market, but it won't die.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2011
Replies: 64
Views: 4,004
Posted By n5jrn
Very seldom at the same time -- I'm not big on...

Very seldom at the same time -- I'm not big on lugging lots of gear around. I pick which I'll take based on what I think I'll be shooting, and how much weight and bulk I want to take with me. SLR...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-28-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 1,579
Posted By n5jrn
Just saw the pic you posted of the camera. Looks...

Just saw the pic you posted of the camera. Looks like a very nice IIIf BD. Have fun using it; those old Leicas are great cameras.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-22-2011
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,600
Posted By n5jrn
USER: dwaoka COMMENT: A pleasure to do business...

USER: dwaoka

COMMENT: A pleasure to do business with. Very responsive; lens was in beautiful shape.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-19-2011
Replies: 80
Views: 14,202
Posted By n5jrn
I've been under the impression that getting a FF...

I've been under the impression that getting a FF DRF is much more complex than simply sticking an FF DSLR sensor into an M body, because (thanks to there being no reflex mirror) flange-to-sensor...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-18-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 8,346
Posted By n5jrn
My first encounter with the name Leica was in...

My first encounter with the name Leica was in anthropologist Colin Turnbull's book The Forest People, where he mentions in passing having a Leica camera.

Somehow the name stuck in my mind, and I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,085
Posted By n5jrn
I tend to be semi-paranoid about making just such...

I tend to be semi-paranoid about making just such misjudgements and thus don't stop rewinding until I hear the end of the leader making a little "tick-tick-tick" sound as it rotates inside the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,085
Posted By n5jrn
Had it happen with a Pentax SLR once. Was taking...

Had it happen with a Pentax SLR once. Was taking photos of flowers, and had just finished a roll of film. A friend asked me a botanical question, and thinking about the answer to his question...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-13-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,041
Posted By n5jrn
Sounds about right. I paid $420 for a CLA'ed IIIf...

Sounds about right. I paid $420 for a CLA'ed IIIf RDST bought direct (i.e. not via eBay) from Youxin a couple months ago.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-13-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,116
Posted By n5jrn
140 years for a production run of a film camera?...

140 years for a production run of a film camera? I don't think so.

Wait, you say -- the original question was about a digital camera production run lasting 20 years. Well, that's essentially the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,041
Posted By n5jrn
They certainly have their quirks, but don't be...

They certainly have their quirks, but don't be put off by their reputation for being hard to use. My IIIf isn't really all that hard to use in my opinion, and I sort of like how it slows me down and...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-11-2011
Replies: 77
Views: 6,041
Posted By n5jrn
I'm a few years away from my 50th birthday. Once...

I'm a few years away from my 50th birthday. Once I find my next job, I'm going to be keeping an eye out for a nice user M2 made the same year I was born (1963).
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2011
Replies: 9,209
Views: 915,065
Posted By n5jrn
Leica IIIf accessories: Gordy's strap, Zhou...

Leica IIIf accessories: Gordy's strap, Zhou half-case, VIOOH finder, CV 35/2.5 lens.

And that's going to be it for a while*, as I'm about to become unemployed.

* Aside from film and processing, of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-09-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 14,791
Posted By n5jrn
False. I selected that answer because it is true:...

False. I selected that answer because it is true: I recently purchased a used Leica, but I have yet to purchase a Bessa. Ergo, any other answer would have been a lie.

I purchased the used Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2011
Replies: 82
Views: 7,153
Posted By n5jrn
Wow... there's so much cynicism in this thread....

Wow... there's so much cynicism in this thread. Me, I'm just glad that there's more new film photographers (whatever their motives), so that there's more of a market for film, so that it will remain...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-03-2011
Replies: 101
Views: 9,298
Posted By n5jrn
An amateur who doesn't shoot enough for the cost...

An amateur who doesn't shoot enough for the cost of the M9 to justify itself.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-02-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By n5jrn
I have successfully used both XP2 and regular...

I have successfully used both XP2 and regular color film in red-window folders. If the camera doesn't have a little door over the red window, you might want to use a piece of black electrical tape to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-02-2011
Replies: 101
Views: 9,298
Posted By n5jrn
I have nothing against the M9; it simply doesn't...

I have nothing against the M9; it simply doesn't make sense for me.

At the rate I shoot, the price difference between an M9 and a used M2 or M3 can pay for many years of film and developing costs....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 2,438
Posted By n5jrn
Probably. Why wouldn't photographers take...

Probably. Why wouldn't photographers take advantage of a new technology? This is hardly a new trend. 35mm film allowed smaller and lighter cameras (and thus a different style of shooting) than medium...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By n5jrn
I find the IIIf's rangefinder much easier to...

I find the IIIf's rangefinder much easier to focus with (particularly in low light) than the Olympus XA's. Add to that how it's a system camera with interchangeable lenses, and it's worth the price...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-01-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 6,835
Posted By n5jrn
Sorry, should have scanned through the gallery...

Sorry, should have scanned through the gallery first, then I would have seen that picture was in it.
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