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Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 2,795
Posted By rbsinto
RBSinTo's Law: "Everybody does what they do. You...

RBSinTo's Law:
"Everybody does what they do.
You do what you do. He does what he does. And I do what I do."
So if it makes you happy, wrap your camera in black tape, tinfoil or red flocked with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By rbsinto
If you like a someone's products what does it...

If you like a someone's products what does it matter which place they're in?
I've shot Nikon for over 40 years and have never been disappointed by their products, so why would I care about Sony, or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-26-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,557
Posted By rbsinto
I've been doing street photography for most of...

I've been doing street photography for most of the 40-odd years I've been shooting, and have taken candid street photos that pleased me using everything from a 12~24 zoom up to a 300 2.8 with 1.4...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 949
Posted By rbsinto
In answer to the original question, based on what...

In answer to the original question, based on what I've seen over the last 42 years that I've been photographing, many people substitute the Acquisition of equipment for the diligence and hard work...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,090
Posted By rbsinto
That about 98% of everything is bull****. Robert

That about 98% of everything is bull****.
Robert
Forum: RFF Polls 02-06-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,760
Posted By rbsinto
I am left handed and a left-eye shooter, and...

I am left handed and a left-eye shooter, and always rotate the camera counter-clockwise (as seen from my position) so that my right hand is above the camera and I engage the shutter button with my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,500
Posted By rbsinto
I assume that any of my scanned images will...

I assume that any of my scanned images will simply be deleted, and any slides will likely be tossed into the trash. All of my street photography is of persons I didn't know and never met, so likely...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-19-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,372
Posted By rbsinto
Nick, I'm always a little annoyed by people who...

Nick,
I'm always a little annoyed by people who have never met me, spoken to me nor know anything about me, and yet are willing to dispense advice with the greatest of authority on what my "problems"...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-24-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By rbsinto
Your question seems to imply that using one is...

Your question seems to imply that using one is somehow breaking the rules or somehow not fair. In my opinion, there are no "rules" to the game that must be adhered to when street-shooting, so using a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-14-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4,130
Posted By rbsinto
I've never purchased anything from him, based...

I've never purchased anything from him, based mainly on his outrageous pricing and the fact that nothing he sells is ever rated as less than "excellent" despite what the photos or descriptions show...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,045
Posted By rbsinto
I've been using the old-style cloth or nylon...

I've been using the old-style cloth or nylon Nikon straps for years. They are available at photo swap meets for a couple of dollars each, and once modified work very well. I remove the adjustable...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 03-08-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2,306
Posted By rbsinto
I suggest you visit an Army Surplus store and...

I suggest you visit an Army Surplus store and check out the various shoulder bags they sell.
Most are vastly less expensive than any bag whose name has the prefix "photo" or
"photographer's", and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-20-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By rbsinto
Because all of my film SLRs have attached motor...

Because all of my film SLRs have attached motor drives, they've all been customized with home-made hand straps attached by base plates that were either made by me or custom-made by machine shops for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 1,597
Posted By rbsinto
I make a lot of my own photo gadgets if they...

I make a lot of my own photo gadgets if they don't already exist.
However I've been having real problems with these three photo essentials, and perhaps you might like to give one or two of them a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-10-2017
Replies: 385
Views: 65,150
Posted By rbsinto
Two reasons: 1. Because it is a Leica, which...

Two reasons:
1. Because it is a Leica, which means it is over-priced and over-hyped,
and,
2. Because it is Digital, which means it doesn't use Film.
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,046
Posted By rbsinto
Everybody does what they do (RBSinTo's Law), but...

Everybody does what they do (RBSinTo's Law), but in my opinion buying cameras as investments make as much sense as buying toasters as investments.
In my opinion they're tools for taking photos or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2017
Replies: 100
Views: 6,135
Posted By rbsinto
Brother can you spare a dime? This shot was taken...

Brother can you spare a dime?
This shot was taken a day or two before Christmas 2012 here in downtown Toronto. It was bitterly cold and I was standing on the opposite side of the street from a large...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-24-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 1,396
Posted By rbsinto
I've used Isopropyl alcohol to remove various...

I've used Isopropyl alcohol to remove various adhesive labels from cameras and lenses, and it always removed the stuff it was supposed to and left the stuff it wasn't.
It would be my go-to solvent in...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-19-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,940
Posted By rbsinto
I buy the cloth Nikon straps at swap meets for a...

I buy the cloth Nikon straps at swap meets for a couple of dollars each, and customize them by getting rid of the adjusting metal clips and sewing them to the length I want. Then I sew Velcro onto...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-26-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,247
Posted By rbsinto
I am overcome with terrible sadness at their...

I am overcome with terrible sadness at their plight!
Perhaps now those of us who'd actually use these things might actually get a chance to do so at reasonable cost.
Robert
Forum: Nikon RF 06-26-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,247
Posted By rbsinto
A little unclear on exactly what about this...

A little unclear on exactly what about this offends you.
The "cheap " price, that might put this in reach of the common folk, as opposed to the elitist collectors, or is it the dismay that these...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-05-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By rbsinto
Yup. That's the one. Fantastic bag, among the...

Yup.
That's the one. Fantastic bag, among the best photographic purchases I ever made.
Looks just like my original one, even the same colour, although it did come in two models as I recall. One...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-05-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By rbsinto
Yup. That's the one. Fantastic bag, among the...

Yup.
That's the one. Fantastic bag, among the best photographic purchases I ever made.
Looks just like my original one, even the same colour, although it did come in two models as I recall. One...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-05-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By rbsinto
Yup. That's the one. Fantastic bag, among the...

Yup.
That's the one. Fantastic bag, among the best photographic purchases I ever made.
Looks just like my original one, even the same colour, although it did come in two models as I recall. One...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,709
Posted By rbsinto
Temba 995. In my opinion, the best shoulder bag...

Temba 995. In my opinion, the best shoulder bag ever.
bought my first one about 25 or 30 years ago for my SLR kit and it's still going strong, and found a second one used about 10 years ago for my...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-25-2017
Replies: 96
Views: 4,618
Posted By rbsinto
Unless the lenses are the same focal length and...

Unless the lenses are the same focal length and speed but have different mounts for different systems, yes, I think it's silly.
Robert
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,290
Posted By rbsinto
Unless there is a compelling reason (in terms of...

Unless there is a compelling reason (in terms of a particular feature) for that particular body, I'd suggest an FM-2 instead and put all the money you'll save on the over-priced FM3a towards the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,494
Posted By rbsinto
In 2001 I was shooting with most of the same...

In 2001 I was shooting with most of the same cameras I use today: motorized Nikon F, F2, FA bodies (and occasionally Nikon N65 auto focus body), and S3 and SP rangefinder bodies. Since then I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-06-2017
Replies: 5,542
Views: 490,091
Posted By rbsinto
motorized Nikon F2AS Micro-Nikkor 200 f4 AIS...

motorized Nikon F2AS
Micro-Nikkor 200 f4 AIS manual focus
Ektachrome 100 ISO colour slide
exposure long forgotten
http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/500/medium/Soap_film-2.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 04-15-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,977
Posted By rbsinto
Jon, As to the SPX, I'd buy one. However, I...

Jon,
As to the SPX, I'd buy one.
However, I didn't stipulate that it had to be a film camera, although that would be nice. However something akin to the Fuji X-Pro 2, that is to say a serious, well...
Forum: Nikon RF 04-14-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,977
Posted By rbsinto
Peter, It's never too late. It would only require...

Peter,
It's never too late.
It would only require that Nikon take that all important first step and pull their corporate head out of its ass, where sadly it has been stuck for far too long.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,493
Posted By rbsinto
A tempest in a teapot. Peeking under bathroom...

A tempest in a teapot.
Peeking under bathroom stalls is one thing, but getting your picture taken in public or even in a private setting such as a bar is quite another.
I'm primarily a street...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By rbsinto
For the last few years, Downtown Camera has been...

For the last few years, Downtown Camera has been making a serious effort to keep film photography alive, by stocking and selling and processing a wide range of print as well as slide film, film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 5,902
Posted By rbsinto
Always wondered why yesteryear's Wonder of the...

Always wondered why yesteryear's Wonder of the Ages is todays Piece of Dreck.
From all I've heard it was terrific when released, so logic dictates it should be terrific today.
And only 12 megapixels?...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,539
Posted By rbsinto
Eddie Adams, Larry Burrows, Boris Spremo, Robert...

Eddie Adams, Larry Burrows, Boris Spremo, Robert Capa.
Robert
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2017
Replies: 160
Views: 7,872
Posted By rbsinto
This shot was taken about ten years ago while I...

This shot was taken about ten years ago while I spent about a year of my weekends meeting and photographing a group of homeless people who lived on a street corner in downtown Toronto.
The young...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-24-2017
Replies: 139
Views: 11,684
Posted By rbsinto
Robert, With a Leica M mount? Nothing. Not five...

Robert,
With a Leica M mount? Nothing. Not five cents.
With a Nikon F or even better S mount? The Moon and the Stars.
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 4,163
Posted By rbsinto
Years ago I used to record all that information...

Years ago I used to record all that information as a learning tool, but as my experience increased, I haven't bothered or found the need to for a long time.
I can usually tell reasonably well what...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-27-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 2,792
Posted By rbsinto
This is nothing unusual. Canadian clubs...

This is nothing unusual.
Canadian clubs instituted the same policy years ago as well.
I belong to a club here in Toronto (Toronto Digital Photography Club) and am the only film-only shooter out of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By rbsinto
If an FM2n is all you'll need to make your life...

If an FM2n is all you'll need to make your life complete, you can get a "Bargain" grade engraved body from KEH (www.keh.com) for $208.00 US plus shipping, or a "Bargain" grade body for $238.00 US...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 01-25-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 2,797
Posted By rbsinto
The seller has cleverly set up the auction so...

The seller has cleverly set up the auction so that one is unable to ask any questions, which seems very strange for such an expensive item.
Robert
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By rbsinto
By way of full disclosure, I own and use an FM2...

By way of full disclosure, I own and use an FM2 with an MD-12 motor drive attached, and think it is all the camera one needs for film photography.
Which lenses to buy will of course depend on which...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,412
Posted By rbsinto
I've taken photos in churches, synagogues, on the...

I've taken photos in churches, synagogues, on the streets, and in special settings where noise control was a factor, with regular, garden variety Fs, F2s, F3s, FMs, FEs, FE2s, FM2s, FAs, FGs and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,412
Posted By rbsinto
Sounds to me like the solution to a non-existent...

Sounds to me like the solution to a non-existent problem.
Robert
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,412
Posted By rbsinto
I've had my motorized black beater F with the...

I've had my motorized black beater F with the meter less prism for about 15 years, and it is my "reach" camera (paired with my Nikkor 180 2.8) when I schlepp my rangefinder kit.
Clunky, and a pain in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,501
Posted By rbsinto
I didn't until I Googled "Tool and Die...

I didn't until I Googled "Tool and Die makers-Toronto", and lo and behold a bunch of them came up on the screen!
But this isn't about replacing a screw, so this is where I leave this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,501
Posted By rbsinto
Determining the pitch and diameter of the screw...

Determining the pitch and diameter of the screw is easy enough.
A tool and die maker could tell you in about 10 seconds, and carefully trying screws (as I did at Home Depot) made that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,501
Posted By rbsinto
If all that's missing is a screw, you should take...

If all that's missing is a screw, you should take a quick run to the local Home Depot and see if you can quickly replace it. I recently found a screw for an item that was over 60 years old there...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-10-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 3,677
Posted By rbsinto
Pretty much the same as before. A pile of manual...

Pretty much the same as before.
A pile of manual focus film cameras and lenses, my .44 S&W model release, parachute, $50,00.00 in Kruggerrands sewn into the bag lining, condoms, silk stockings, Beef...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By rbsinto
Robert, Thank you for this information. I have...

Robert,
Thank you for this information.
I have two F3s: an F3P that is incompatible with it, and an F3 with a non-HP finder that accepts it without a problem, so I'm good to go, to fool with this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 4,532
Posted By rbsinto
I'd trade the return of those three for the...

I'd trade the return of those three for the return of Kodachrome in a heartbeat, and I never particularly liked Kodachrome.
But them even less.
Robert
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-08-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,016
Posted By rbsinto
My sincere condolences to his family on his...

My sincere condolences to his family on his passing.
Robert
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,691
Posted By rbsinto
Yup. That they will. When our club went Digital,...

Yup.
That they will.
When our club went Digital, I was given a couple of Ektagraphic slide projectors, bulbs, lenses (primes and zooms) and carousels.
I use them all the time, as slide is all I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,691
Posted By rbsinto
Earlier today I sent an email to Kodak inquiring...

Earlier today I sent an email to Kodak inquiring about some 400 ISO colour slide being re-issued, and they replied that they have no plans to do so.
100 ISO and that's all.
Robert
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-05-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,691
Posted By rbsinto
Yes, very nice. But what the world needs now is a...

Yes, very nice.
But what the world needs now is a high-speed colour slide film. For the seven of us still shooting only colour slide there is more than enough 50 and 100 ISO stock to go around.
If...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By rbsinto
Toronto Camera Services recently did a strap lug...

Toronto Camera Services recently did a strap lug replacement for me on my Nikon F.
They were slower than I'd like (one month) and their telephone rep. never called me back after promising to after I...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-28-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 4,327
Posted By rbsinto
I scan using Vuescan software, and a while ago...

I scan using Vuescan software, and a while ago "touched" something accidently and ended up with yellow scans.
I was able to get the problem corrected by using the "Calibrate" feature in the...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-27-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,568
Posted By rbsinto
Thanks Jon. Unless my math is off, that works out...

Thanks Jon.
Unless my math is off, that works out to about $2,400.00 Canadian, which is indeed within my realm of reasonable.
I don't speak or read Japanese so naturally, I don't visit Yahoo Japan,...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-26-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,568
Posted By rbsinto
I do look, every day. What you posted was an ad...

I do look, every day.
What you posted was an ad for an S2.
Not interested.
I started with an S3 and after getting a couple of them also got an SP.
To me, going to an S2 would be a step...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-26-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,568
Posted By rbsinto
Great! Now maybe I'll be able to get a black SP...

Great!
Now maybe I'll be able to get a black SP beater/shooter at a reasonable price. As the Official Proclaimer perhaps you'd like to be the person to sell one to me.
Robert
Forum: Nikon RF 12-26-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,568
Posted By rbsinto
All depends on what "a good one" means to you. I...

All depends on what "a good one" means to you. I suspect we have different ideas on exactly what that means.
Robert
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 12-25-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 9,121
Posted By rbsinto
The worst that could happen is the camera needs...

The worst that could happen is the camera needs service, and after you ship it off to Leica, you die of old age before they finally make the repair and send it...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-25-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 6,568
Posted By rbsinto
He asks $1350 for a camera that's worth $550? I...

He asks $1350 for a camera that's worth $550?
I think the offer may be low but really , asking 245% could
Be perceived as , a joke .
Or at the least an unrealistic price .
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-20-2016
Replies: 3,190
Views: 558,265
Posted By rbsinto
New Orleans. motorized Nikon F3P or FA Tamron SP...

New Orleans.
motorized Nikon F3P or FA
Tamron SP 35~105 2.8 AIS manual focus
Fuji 100 ISO colour slide (two shots converted to black and white in...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-16-2016
Replies: 111
Views: 7,571
Posted By rbsinto
Cal, I guess all the Torontonians were away on...

Cal,
I guess all the Torontonians were away on holidays when you were here, and were replaced by people from somewhere else because I drive here all the time and have never seen any of the behavior...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-14-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,163
Posted By rbsinto
Prices may be "way down", but still not enough...

Prices may be "way down", but still not enough for me to get a black Nikon SP shooter at a reasonable price.
Roert
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,340
Posted By rbsinto
First I'd get a rough idea of the value of the...

First I'd get a rough idea of the value of the pieces by checking completed auctions on ebay, as you might find that it simply isn't worth the trouble to sell the bits piecemeal if they're not worth...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,219
Posted By rbsinto
You can use your tongue to do the same...

You can use your tongue to do the same thing.
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,219
Posted By rbsinto
It wouldn't cost me $26.00 a roll to have my...

It wouldn't cost me $26.00 a roll to have my slides processed, and I'd get them back in three hours instead of two weeks.
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 4,112
Posted By rbsinto
The only thing stupider than this whole Social...

The only thing stupider than this whole Social Media business is........ummm.
There is nothing stupider.
And a far worse addiction than heroin or crack cocaine.
Truly the tools of the Devil.
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2016
Replies: 8,883
Views: 866,839
Posted By rbsinto
I saw an ad on Craigslist for a massive studio...

I saw an ad on Craigslist for a massive studio equipment sale here in Toronto, including a selection of manual focus Nikkor lenses. When I went to his studio, the seller (a very fine professional...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-16-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By rbsinto
I have both an F and F2 with a meterless eyelevel...

I have both an F and F2 with a meterless eyelevel prism and DE-1 prism respectively that will work very well.
Thanks all, for the help.
Robert
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-16-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By rbsinto
Thanks. But mine is the earlier 35 f3.5 and I've...

Thanks.
But mine is the earlier 35 f3.5 and I've been unable to determine what the differences are between the two.
I'm really hoping to find the manual for the original, older lens.
Robert
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-16-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By rbsinto
PC-Nikkor 35mm 3.5 user's manual

I just got a PC Nikkor 35mm 3.5 lens for a very good price and am now looking for the user's manual.
Does anyone know of a site or source where I could download the manual from?
Please and thank...
Forum: Digital Compacts 11-14-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 5,216
Posted By rbsinto
"If you build it, they will spend." There will...

"If you build it, they will spend."
There will always be people with more money and ego than brains.
The ones who don't wear "watches", but rather "timepieces", and don't drive "cars", but instead...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,462
Posted By rbsinto
The original poster was not referring to the...

The original poster was not referring to the volume of the shutter, but the "sweetness" (whatever the hell that is supposed to mean) of it's sound.
Robert
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,462
Posted By rbsinto
True enough, if you're a Poser. Not so much if...

True enough, if you're a Poser. Not so much if you're a photographer.
Robert
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,462
Posted By rbsinto
Another Kardashian moment here at RFF. There are...

Another Kardashian moment here at RFF.
There are any number of serious reasons to purchase a camera body.
The sound of the shutter isn't one of them.
I own 10 different camera models and don't give...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-07-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 16,981
Posted By rbsinto
Update: recently a photobud who now only shoots...

Update:
recently a photobud who now only shoots Digital gave me a complete Flashmeter III kit, so now I have two, and have one in each of my bags (SLRs in one, rangefinders in the other).
Robert
Forum: Travel 10-29-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By rbsinto
They are, but because e6it takes up to about 10...

They are, but because e6it takes up to about 10 weeks to return the slides, Downtown always gives customers the choice to use them or Borealis, whose turnaround is between one and a half and three...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-29-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By rbsinto
If you want straps that will NEVER, EVER slip off...

If you want straps that will NEVER, EVER slip off your shoulders, do as I have been preaching for the last ten or fifteen years: Velcro on the straps of your choice and on the epaulettes of whatever...
Forum: Travel 10-29-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By rbsinto
Downtown Camera 55 Queen Street East. They don't...

Downtown Camera 55 Queen Street East.
They don't do it in-house, but have an arrangement with a reliable lab in Montreal.
You can get more details via their web-site or email Claudia, the wonderful...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-24-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By rbsinto
I have the very first Nikon F-S adapter that...

I have the very first Nikon F-S adapter that Amedeo Muscelli produced. He made it after I was unable to find one of the Cosina versions, and contacted him about making some for those of us Nikon...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-16-2016
Replies: 140
Views: 12,410
Posted By rbsinto
Uh, lemme see now. Yeah, that one.....no...

Uh, lemme see now.
Yeah, that one.....no wait.......what about the Nikon?.... no...that Canon......
Right. Ok. I got it now.
None. not a one.
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By rbsinto
I use multiple cameras for multiple lenses,...

I use multiple cameras for multiple lenses, because I always like to have a variety of focal lengths available.
But the film is always the same in all bodies: 100, or once in a while, 400 ISO colour...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By rbsinto
As a buyer, I'd be very wary about purchasing...

As a buyer, I'd be very wary about purchasing anything from a seller who wants to "unload" an item or items.
Whenever I read or hear that choice of words, I get the impression that the item or items...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By rbsinto
After much prodding, Nikon Canada, who didn't...

After much prodding, Nikon Canada, who didn't have the expertise, parts or desire to replace the broken strap lug on my Nikon F gave me the name of a local repair shop (Toronto Camera Service Centre)...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-10-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 4,870
Posted By rbsinto
"Everybody does what they do." RBSinTo's...

"Everybody does what they do."
RBSinTo's Law.

Me? No. I like my cameras black.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-05-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By rbsinto
It is bad enough that I worry it could wear...

It is bad enough that I worry it could wear through (especially because I always keep an F36 attached so the rig is reasonably heavy) and cause the camera to come loose from the strap.
so my concern...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By rbsinto
I have no doubt it will be. I just wish I had...

I have no doubt it will be.
I just wish I had received a bit more helpful information, so I could have attempted to do this myself.
Robert
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By rbsinto
While he never did any work for me, Marty...

While he never did any work for me, Marty Forscher's Professional Camera Repair was the place to go for repairs and customizing film equipment back in the 60's and 70's.
And Sover Wong does indeed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-02-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By rbsinto
The strap lug to be replaced is indeed on the...

The strap lug to be replaced is indeed on the film advance/shutter button/ shutter speed dial end of the camera.
Since I don't have the tools to remove the exterior bits, can anyone please suggest...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By rbsinto
I have an F parts body with two intact lugs, so...

I have an F parts body with two intact lugs, so sourcing the parts isn't an issue. However, as I said, I have no experience disassembling a body and any specialized tools (if any are required) to do...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By rbsinto
Strap lug replacement for Nikon F

I'm sure there is a thread somewhere on this site about camera repairs, but I can't put my finger on it, so I'll ask here:
I chipped a strap lug on my motorized F body, and while the lug is still...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By rbsinto
Similar containers come free with pairs of pants,...

Similar containers come free with pairs of pants, or photo vests.
They're called pockets.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-30-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By rbsinto
I have and use both a motorized F and motorized...

I have and use both a motorized F and motorized F2 bodies, and they are among my favorite Nikon SLRs.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 13,581
Posted By rbsinto
I've had the 50 1.8 series E which I sold when I...

I've had the 50 1.8 series E which I sold when I got a 50 1.4 AI, and I liked them both so much that the 1.4 has been sitting in a drawer for the last twenty years.
In my opinion the 50 is a useless...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-26-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,585
Posted By rbsinto
My thoughts exactly. Robert

My thoughts exactly.
Robert
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 3,194
Posted By rbsinto
Really and truly, your life won't change because...

Really and truly, your life won't change because you choose one system over another.
You are overthinking the problem.
But to get back to the original question, one cannot take photos without at...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-25-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,585
Posted By rbsinto
For what it is worth, I got a reply with a...

For what it is worth, I got a reply with a request for an email address so the seller can send more photos.
With respect to my request for more information, all he said was, "The camera is in perfect...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-24-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,585
Posted By rbsinto
I requested more pictures as well as more...

I requested more pictures as well as more information about the mechanical and optical condition of the camera and drive.
We'll see what sort of response I get.
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2016
Replies: 353
Views: 23,479
Posted By rbsinto
In no particular order (with a number of others I...

In no particular order (with a number of others I also love omitted)
Nikon F
Nikon F2AS
Nikon FA
F3P
Nikon S3
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 7,863
Posted By rbsinto
Nikon FA. At the time of it's release, I was very...

Nikon FA.
At the time of it's release, I was very interested in it mainly because of its LCD readout(!!!). The owner of the camera store I went to see about it really had no idea what the AMP...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-14-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,387
Posted By rbsinto
Manual focus film cameras; Nikon SLRs, and...

Manual focus film cameras;
Nikon SLRs, and rangefinders, and a CV R2S Bessa rangefinder.
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,145
Posted By rbsinto
You forgot one of my favorites, "Leicaglow", or...

You forgot one of my favorites, "Leicaglow", or what is referred to in other manufacturers' lenses as "flare".
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-07-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,145
Posted By rbsinto
In our little corner of the world, "awesome" is...

In our little corner of the world, "awesome" is the current mot de jour.
Yesterday when I told the server in the restaurant that I'd like a burger and an order of fries, he replied, "Awesome".
I...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-29-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 28,896
Posted By rbsinto
Nonsense more precisely stated is still...

Nonsense more precisely stated is still nonsense.
As I asked before, who makes up this stuff?
I shoot with Nikon rangefinders as well as Nikon Film SLRs, and don't find the rangefinders to be any...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-29-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 28,896
Posted By rbsinto
The implication being that everyone else's...

The implication being that everyone else's cameras don't?
Just wondering who makes this stuff up?
I know it's a really hard concept for some of the Leicavolk to grasp, but apparently its also...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-29-2016
Replies: 157
Views: 28,896
Posted By rbsinto
I use manual focus, motorized Nikon film SLRs (F,...

I use manual focus, motorized Nikon film SLRs (F, F2, F3, FA, FM2, FG) or manual focus, film rangefinders (Nikon SP and S3), and CV R2S Bessa.
I find it easier to shoot with the SLRs, and really...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-22-2016
Replies: 494
Views: 44,702
Posted By rbsinto
Cosina Voigtlander R2S Bessa Nikon 35 1.8 in...

Cosina Voigtlander R2S Bessa
Nikon 35 1.8 in Nikon s mount
Fuji 100 ISO colour slide
about f4 @ 1/1000th

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Groundhog-800.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-22-2016
Replies: 601
Views: 51,415
Posted By rbsinto
motorized Nikon FA Tokina ATX pro 80~200 2.8 AIS...

motorized Nikon FA
Tokina ATX pro 80~200 2.8 AIS manual focus
Fuji 100 ISO colour slide
2.8 @ 1/500th

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Face_in_a_crowd-2-800.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 07-22-2016
Replies: 432
Views: 81,979
Posted By rbsinto
Cosina Voigtlander R2S Bessa Nikon 35 1.8 in...

Cosina Voigtlander R2S Bessa
Nikon 35 1.8 in Nikon s mount
Fuji 100 ISO colour slide
about f4 @ 1/1000th

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Groundhog-800.jpg
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-06-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2,377
Posted By rbsinto
There are any number of places around where one...

There are any number of places around where one can purchase film.
Unfortunately the selection of available stocks has radically diminished over the last few years, but nevertheless, the remaining...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-01-2016
Replies: 3,190
Views: 558,265
Posted By rbsinto
http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Your_f...

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Your_friendly_neighbourhood_Spiderman-800.jpg
Forum: Travel 06-30-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 3,606
Posted By rbsinto
Cal, I appreciate your situation and Maggie's as...

Cal,
I appreciate your situation and Maggie's as well (my Wife is a retired teacher, and our Daughter-in Law and my youngest Sister are both teachers, so I understand about the down-time when the...
Forum: Travel 06-29-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 3,606
Posted By rbsinto
Cal, PM me when you are coming and we can arrange...

Cal,
PM me when you are coming and we can arrange to meet and shoot. Now that I'm "retired" I've got tons of time, so meeting up if you're interested in some street-shooting company would be easy to...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-21-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 14,111
Posted By rbsinto
How do I use my Bessa now and in the...

How do I use my Bessa now and in the future?
Well, let's see.
I currently use my R2S for taking photographs, and in future will use it the same way.
Robert
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By rbsinto
Also check the edges of the rectangular opening...

Also check the edges of the rectangular opening around the shutter (lock the shutter open first: locking cable release and shutter speed dial in "B" mode).
Often there is an accumulation of dreck on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 2,005
Posted By rbsinto
FE was my first "real" camera. Loved everything...

FE was my first "real" camera.
Loved everything about it except the non-illuminated viewfinder display, which was difficult or impossible to read in low light.
If Marty Forscher had been able to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-16-2016
Replies: 601
Views: 51,415
Posted By rbsinto
http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Rubber...

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Rubber_face-800.jpg
Forum: RFF News 06-04-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5,329
Posted By rbsinto
I've both bought from and sold to the folks at...

I've both bought from and sold to the folks at Setadel, and have always been treated fairly. I have no hesitation in recommending them and would do business with them again.
Robert
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,475
Posted By rbsinto
I shoot only colour slide and recently have...

I shoot only colour slide and recently have started converting some shots to black and white if I think they look better that way.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-13-2016
Replies: 601
Views: 51,415
Posted By rbsinto
http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Girl_w...

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Girl_with_white_sunhat-800.jpg

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Ice_cream_face-800.jpg

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Street_vendo...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2016
Replies: 601
Views: 51,415
Posted By rbsinto
http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Young_...

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Young_woman_with_Mardi_Gras_mask-800.jpg

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/What_does_the_bible_really_teach-800.jpg

http://www.photochimps.com/p...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-12-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By rbsinto
I've got both the Nikon 85 and 105 rangefinder...

I've got both the Nikon 85 and 105 rangefinder lenses and use them both on my S3 bodies.
Framing for the 85 is (obviously) somewhere in between the lines for the 105 and 50mm lenses, and truly I've...
Forum: Nikon RF 05-12-2016
Replies: 67
Views: 8,993
Posted By rbsinto
My only affectation with respect to camera gear...

My only affectation with respect to camera gear is my affection for black bodies.
I had two very nice chrome shooter/beater S3s and a chrome shooter/beater SP (which I don't like as much as the S3s),...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2016
Replies: 127
Views: 62,892
Posted By rbsinto
The last time I bought film was a week ago when I...

The last time I bought film was a week ago when I got nine rolls of ISO 400 Fujichrome from a seller on Craigslist here in Toronto.
Other than that, I'll not need to buy any 50 or 100 ISO slide for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-09-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By rbsinto
I have three "longer" Nikon lenses (85 f2, 105...

I have three "longer" Nikon lenses (85 f2, 105 2.5 and 135 3.5) that I use on my rangefinders, the 105 being the one most often chosen.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-06-2016
Replies: 2,917
Views: 1,782,378
Posted By rbsinto
Oh the usual. Go somewhere downtown, wander the...

Oh the usual.
Go somewhere downtown, wander the streets looking for good stories to tell with photos.
Just before I walk out the door, I'll either schlepp my film SLR kit or grab the bag with the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 05-04-2016
Replies: 1,561
Views: 99,442
Posted By rbsinto
http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/What_d...

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/What_does_the_bible_really_teach-800.jpg

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/True_coffee_lover-800.jpg

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-27-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,398
Posted By rbsinto
I suspect they would have sold many more units if...

I suspect they would have sold many more units if they had bothered to bring out some of the exotic high-speed optics they produced for the Leicavolk instead of the pedestrian run-of-the mill Nikon...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 8,006
Posted By rbsinto
David, David, David, An MD-12 drive will let...

David, David, David,
An MD-12 drive will let you shoot with film advance lever tight to the body so you won't poke yourself in the eye or forehead.
I'm a left-eye shooter, so this is an essential...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-04-2016
Replies: 69
Views: 8,006
Posted By rbsinto
Motordrive solves that problem as well as making...

Motordrive solves that problem as well as making the camera better balanced with larger lenses, and easier to carry.
All my Nikon SLRs (F, F2AS, F3P, FA, FM2, and FG) are motorized and I never take...
Forum: RFF News 04-04-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 8,466
Posted By rbsinto
This is exactly the rationalization I referred...

This is exactly the rationalization I referred to. Believing this makes you feel slightly better about the situation, but has absolutely no effect on the person who committed the transgression.
Forum: RFF News 04-03-2016
Replies: 61
Views: 8,466
Posted By rbsinto
Wouldn't it be nice if that was true, but it's...

Wouldn't it be nice if that was true, but it's not.
There is no Intrinsic Justice pervading the Universe, and all the hoping and wishing in the world won't make it so.
Much of the time, those who...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-02-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 25,168
Posted By rbsinto
Really think the only people qualified to answer...

Really think the only people qualified to answer a question like this are camera repair people who've been up to their elbows in a wide variety of makes and models.
My experience is with virtually...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-31-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By rbsinto
40mm UV filter? Check out ebay. There are tons of...

40mm UV filter?
Check out ebay. There are tons of them to be had quite inexpensively.

With respect to caps for hooded lenses, do what I do.
Take the hood to a pharmacy or supermarket and check out...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2016
Replies: 273
Views: 32,278
Posted By rbsinto
http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/The_sa...

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/The_sandman-800.jpg

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/The_Rolex_man-800.jpg

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/More_Irony_on_the_Street...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,280
Posted By rbsinto
Overcast cloudy, shadowless days are my favorite...

Overcast cloudy, shadowless days are my favorite conditions to shoot in.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2016
Replies: 479
Views: 36,877
Posted By rbsinto
http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/She_di...

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/She_disagrees-800.jpg

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/Endless_fascination_with_each_other-800.jpg

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/data/orig/500/...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,255
Posted By rbsinto
I've got one too, but I always keep an MD-12...

I've got one too, but I always keep an MD-12 attached. Balances better and is easier to carry.
It's an excellent camera with all the basic features one needs for serious photography, and the LED...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,979
Posted By rbsinto
What I'd like to respectfully suggest to the...

What I'd like to respectfully suggest to the original poster is that perhaps the solution lies in acquiring more photographic knowledge and expertise, rather than more camera equipment.
Reading...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-01-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,198
Posted By rbsinto
I think the term "heavily invested", with respect...

I think the term "heavily invested", with respect to photographic lenses refers either to the dollar value or the number of pieces one owns.
In my case it refers to quantity as virtually all of my...
Forum: RFF News 02-29-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 15,403
Posted By rbsinto
I have the prototype of the Amedeo Nikon F-S...

I have the prototype of the Amedeo Nikon F-S adapter, and if this latest one is of the same high quality and has the same attention to detail as mine, it will be another winner.
Robert
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By rbsinto
"Everyone does what they do."-RBSinTo's Law I...

"Everyone does what they do."-RBSinTo's Law

I only shoot landscapes when dragged kicking and screaming into Nature's Splendor by my landscape shooting photobuds.
But on those rare occasions when I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By rbsinto
You can run a cable release through the motor...

You can run a cable release through the motor drive by attaching a terminal shutter to it and getting a cable release with the correct female end to attach to it.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-25-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 6,729
Posted By rbsinto
My concern isn't the cost of film, but rather the...

My concern isn't the cost of film, but rather the cost and turnaround of processing.
I have hundreds of rolls of various slide films, all given to me by my now-digital photobuds. Nearly all the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-22-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,398
Posted By rbsinto
Ehhhhh. I used to think so until he...

Ehhhhh.
I used to think so until he unceremoniously dumped his line of Nikon S-mount equipment, after giving the Nikon rangefinder users a taste of what might have been.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-18-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 5,533
Posted By rbsinto
I used the plastic stick-on memo holders (when...

I used the plastic stick-on memo holders (when they were still readily available in camera stores), and when they weren't, I resorted to buying film doors from cheap SLRs and removing the memo...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2016
Replies: 576
Views: 145,154
Posted By rbsinto
Raid, Thank you. This shot has gotten quite a...

Raid,
Thank you.
This shot has gotten quite a few nice comments at the various photo-sites where it is posted.
I was extremely pleased with it and feel it is one of my best ever street photos.
Robert
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-08-2016
Replies: 576
Views: 145,154
Posted By rbsinto
motorized Nikon F3P Vivitar series 1 135 2.3 AI...

motorized Nikon F3P
Vivitar series 1 135 2.3 AI manual focus
Fuji 100 ISO colour slide converted to black and white in Photoshop
2.8 @...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-01-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,595
Posted By rbsinto
Since any incident meter will work well if placed...

Since any incident meter will work well if placed in a ziplock bag, why not consider one of the Minolta meters that now go for a song?
I've used my original Flashmeter III purchased back in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2016
Replies: 1,734
Views: 322,105
Posted By rbsinto
motorized Nikon F3P Vivitar series 1 135 2.3...

motorized Nikon F3P
Vivitar series 1 135 2.3 AI
Fuji 100 ISO colour slide converted to black and white in Photoshop
2.8 @...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,037
Posted By rbsinto
Read comment number 10 by Kent. That's the reason...

Read comment number 10 by Kent.
That's the reason I jumped in.
And despite your opinion, I believe my reasons to be spot on.
And just so we're perfectly clear I don't need your permission or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,037
Posted By rbsinto
I really get tired of discussing this with the...

I really get tired of discussing this with the Digivolk.
I like Film and it's gear. I don't like Digital and it's gear.
You disagree. That's great.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,037
Posted By rbsinto
Because the cameras are ugly and loaded with...

Because the cameras are ugly and loaded with dreck I neither need nor want, and have controls that are counter-intuitive.
The lenses lack basic features I need such as aperture rings, and depth of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-23-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,037
Posted By rbsinto
Changing quality of film stocks is not a problem...

Changing quality of film stocks is not a problem as all my slide film was given to me by now-Digital photobuds who carefully freezer-stored it. I have hundreds of rolls in my freezer in suspended...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-22-2016
Replies: 53
Views: 6,037
Posted By rbsinto
Which is precisely why I'm using Nikon S3 and SP...

Which is precisely why I'm using Nikon S3 and SP rangefinders and manual focus Nikon F, F2, F3, FA , and FM-2 film bodies.
For me and the type of photography I do, they're more than good enough and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By rbsinto
Dave, You might try calling KEH and seeing if...

Dave,
You might try calling KEH and seeing if they have an "as is" camera that you can get for nickles and dimes and strip out the lever.
Or, I've got an old FA that I literally used to death so it...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-20-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 3,674
Posted By rbsinto
I too have one in Nikon s mount. It was the very...

I too have one in Nikon s mount. It was the very first rangefinder lens I bought after I got my first S3.
Mine is silver in colour and based on it's weight likely made from either Lead or perhaps...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By rbsinto
Check ebay. They have a number of them for $8.00...

Check ebay. They have a number of them for $8.00 or $9.00 dollars plus shipping.
Robert
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,616
Posted By rbsinto
When I'm shooting with rangefinders, I always...

When I'm shooting with rangefinders, I always carry three as well as one SLR with a 180 2.8 for reach.
For the rangefinders depending on my mood they'll be equipped with one of the following...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,862
Posted By rbsinto
First question: was the filter damaged or in need...

First question: was the filter damaged or in need of replacement?
If not, why not just leave it in place for now rather than mess with it?
But if you simply cannot live with the filter on the lens:
I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-16-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 3,797
Posted By rbsinto
Many years ago a young photographic newbie asked...

Many years ago a young photographic newbie asked a wise old photographer what he thought the most important pieces of photographic equipment were.
The old shooter replied, "This", said as he pointed...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-13-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By rbsinto
I had the same problem with a Nikon FE-10, (which...

I had the same problem with a Nikon FE-10, (which is the same basic Cosina SLR camera chassis as the Bessaflex). When I mounted a Vivitar 17~28 zoom, the mirror would lock up and not return until the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By rbsinto
My first photographic mentor, a professional...

My first photographic mentor, a professional movie stills photographer used Canons, and among the plethora of bodies were two motorized A-1's.
In the late 1970's, when he'd lend me Canon lenses to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By rbsinto
I bought mine used about a year ago to have a...

I bought mine used about a year ago to have a small, light body to wear around my neck, and after a short time it also began going through batteries as you described.
Sadly, they aren't worth fixing...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,042
Posted By rbsinto
Probably the current from the electroshock...

Probably the current from the electroshock therapy that brings you to you senses.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-15-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 2,346
Posted By rbsinto
True with respect to some user's cameras, and...

True with respect to some user's cameras, and false with respect to others.
I currently have two F3s with three prisms between them: Two DE-5s and a non-HP finder, and their LCDs are all readable.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,184
Posted By rbsinto
Easy to answer, as I never left film. So I'd use...

Easy to answer, as I never left film.
So I'd use the same cameras I currently use:
Nikon S3/SP, & Cosina Voigtlander R2S Bessa rangefinders,
motorized Nikon F, F2AS, F3P, FA, FM-2, FG.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,945
Posted By rbsinto
So? Is it an object to fondle and worship, or is...

So?
Is it an object to fondle and worship, or is it to be used to take photos?
If it's (as I suspect from your comments) the former, you can spend all the time you like searching the planet for the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,945
Posted By rbsinto
Here ya go. a whole boatload of...

Here ya go.
a whole boatload of them.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR4.TRC2.A0.H0.Xnikon+F3P.TRS0&_nkw=nikon+F3P&_sacat=0
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,945
Posted By rbsinto
Not so. There seem to be two condition variations...

Not so.
There seem to be two condition variations of the F3P commonly available for sale: either very well preserved by persons who managed to get one when they were not readily available to the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 4,945
Posted By rbsinto
To make a long story not so long: Missing motor...

To make a long story not so long:
Missing motor drive spindle cover: Duct tape works just fine, but in all likelihood you'll never use the camera without the drive so who cares?
Basic F3s (HP or non...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 7,049
Posted By rbsinto
Anyone's working, black motorized Nikon SP that...

Anyone's working, black motorized Nikon SP that has a strong rangefinder patch.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 1,643
Posted By rbsinto
Regardless of the film speed you are planning to...

Regardless of the film speed you are planning to take, I don't think you need worry about X-ray damage in an airport.
I shoot only film and whenever I fly, I always ask for it to be hand inspected....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-05-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3,039
Posted By rbsinto
As I recall, Herb Keppler, who wrote for Popular...

As I recall, Herb Keppler, who wrote for Popular Photography magazine for many years, had a 43~86 and travelled around India with it, as a young man.
Yes, he admitted in articles that it wasn't the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-04-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,648
Posted By rbsinto
Evil or not, mine sits in a plastic soap bar...

Evil or not, mine sits in a plastic soap bar container in my bag until it is needed. and really except for the cable release, it isn't difficult to hold a motor-driven camera vertically and fire the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,648
Posted By rbsinto
Mine is the MR-2 and it has a threaded collar...

Mine is the MR-2 and it has a threaded collar around the button.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-03-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,648
Posted By rbsinto
It's proper name is a "terminal shutter" and it...

It's proper name is a "terminal shutter" and it works on the MD-1, 2, 3, 11, 12, and 15 as well as the MD-4.
I have one which cost me nickels and dimes when I bought it new about 30-odd years ago. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By rbsinto
You're very welcome. I couldn't get it to work...

You're very welcome.
I couldn't get it to work either until I asked my local repair person who showed me how.
Have we met before?
Forgive me if we have because I don't remember.
If you frequent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By rbsinto
Seems to me the early FMs have a shutter lock and...

Seems to me the early FMs have a shutter lock and whether it is engaged or not has a bearing on whether the drive works.
Check the manual as I think the lock must be engaged on the body for the drive...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,648
Posted By rbsinto
Simple enough to remove the film in...

Simple enough to remove the film in mid-roll.
Note the number on the frame counter. Press the rewind button on the bottom of the camera and slowly rewind the film.
When the leader slips out of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By rbsinto
Which body are you mounting it on?

Which body are you mounting it on?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By rbsinto
I've purchased a great deal of gear from KEH over...

I've purchased a great deal of gear from KEH over the years, and virtually all of it was "bargain" grade.
Yes, from time to time items did look like they'd seen better times, such as a Nikon s-mount...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-27-2015
Replies: 176
Views: 19,617
Posted By rbsinto
As an update to my post in this thread (post...

As an update to my post in this thread (post no.135) please see this:
http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152662
Robert
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-26-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 859
Posted By rbsinto
A pleasant surprise

I recently re-connected with an old, dear photobud who I'd not seen in a few years, and she and I arranged to meet yesterday to catch up, and spend a few hours shooting.
She casually mentioned that...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-22-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 18,779
Posted By rbsinto
When did the letters "ge" start appearing in the...

When did the letters "ge" start appearing in the verb"whining?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-22-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 18,779
Posted By rbsinto
Well then, I 'll give you the same sort of...

Well then, I 'll give you the same sort of "advice" you just gave me:
If the Kvetching about Leica Kardashians (I'm beginning to like the sound of that) aren't "fun" to see, then don't look at...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-22-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 18,779
Posted By rbsinto
True enough, but I have no first hand knowledge...

True enough, but I have no first hand knowledge of it/them, but rather it was explained to me by my wife, who, I'm sad to say, knows of this phenomenon.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-22-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 18,779
Posted By rbsinto
I think this is a thread without a point. To me...

I think this is a thread without a point.
To me it appears to be a thread for the sake of a thread.
A Kardashian, if you will.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-22-2015
Replies: 170
Views: 18,779
Posted By rbsinto
I've read and re-read this a number of times and...

I've read and re-read this a number of times and still have no idea why you bothered to post these self-evident thoughts.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-21-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By rbsinto
Years ago, many camera stores sold small flashes...

Years ago, many camera stores sold small flashes as counter specials for just a few dollars each, and I'd often grab one or two to use when I did small table top set-ups.
Virtually all of these were...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-21-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By rbsinto
Or you might consider buying a CV R2C Bessa which...

Or you might consider buying a CV R2C Bessa which has the Contax rangefinder mount. Excellent camera with built in meter and top speed of 1/2000th second.
I have the Nikon S-mount version and am very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2015
Replies: 8,883
Views: 866,839
Posted By rbsinto
I just ordered a Nikon FE-10 body from KEH. I was...

I just ordered a Nikon FE-10 body from KEH.
I was using a Nikon FG as my small, light body to wear around my neck, but the camera died and isn't worth the bother or cost to fix.
Besides, the FE-10...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-13-2015
Replies: 2,697
Views: 792,609
Posted By rbsinto
Since the accessory is no longer available, a...

Since the accessory is no longer available, a do-it-yourself version can be made using a Nikon F or F2 waist-level finder as the base and making a top piece from wood or whatever and adding a cold...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-10-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,093
Posted By rbsinto
I have cleaned the mirrors in virtually all of my...

I have cleaned the mirrors in virtually all of my Nikon film SLRs (F, F2, F3, FM-2, FA, FG) using Isopropyl alcohol and cotton Q-tips, without any problems.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,667
Posted By rbsinto
If you go to the photo swap meets, you can...

If you go to the photo swap meets, you can usually buy third party junk lenses with Nikon F mounts and AI forks in bargain bins for $5.00 or so each.
Strip the forks from them, and you've even got...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-07-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By rbsinto
This has been discussed before at the Nikon...

This has been discussed before at the Nikon Historic Society because I made an inquiry about doing it/having it done when I got my first S3.
Here is the link to that...
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