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Forum: Nikon RF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,464
Posted By Highway 61
Amalfi, March 2019....

Amalfi, March 2019.

http://tripod484.free.fr/rff/amalfi12.jpg

Nikon S3 - Black Nikkor-H-C 50mm f/2 - FP4+ - D76 1+1.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By Highway 61
It won't harm unexpired films to keep them in the...

It won't harm unexpired films to keep them in the fridge, yet you may need room in the fridge for something else when you're locked down at home for several months.
Forum: Nikon RF 5 Days Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,464
Posted By Highway 61
Chinatown branch of the Chicago Public Library,...

Chinatown branch of the Chicago Public Library, November 2018.

https://live.staticflickr.com/4858/44188539200_d645fe1e36_o.jpg

Nikon S3 - Black Nikkor-H-C 50mm f/2 - Fuji Neopan 400 - D76 1+1.
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 6,329
Posted By Highway 61
You were lucky enough that this thread, like...

You were lucky enough that this thread, like anything a bit technical looks to be nowadays and PDQ, hadn't been moved into the "Repair forum" yet, where you probably would have never found it......
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,604
Posted By Highway 61
Haha, Lucio Battisti ! Great. Recently I...

Haha, Lucio Battisti ! Great. Recently I discovered this one, "Ancora tu" (You again), quite funny :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M89AcCkfSQ

Basically, the story of ex-lovers meeting by chance...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,145
Posted By Highway 61
@ Timotao That camera is not a diamond ring and...

@ Timotao

That camera is not a diamond ring and at this point it sounds reasonable to go on with the service you've begun to perform. You were smart enough to remove the front plate and the focusing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,604
Posted By Highway 61
Bergamo, May 13th 2015...

Bergamo, May 13th 2015 :

https://live.staticflickr.com/281/17991167574_0c12c57031_c.jpg

Rolleiflex 3.5F - Fuji Neopan 400 - D76 1+3.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,145
Posted By Highway 61
Not the "knob" but the rangefinder pulley arm...

Not the "knob" but the rangefinder pulley arm shaft spindle. I don't know how to spell it better. That shaft must be clean, free, with no sticky grime around it.

The "bigger" one (which is the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,145
Posted By Highway 61
Flush the rangefinder pulley arm shaft with...

Flush the rangefinder pulley arm shaft with lighter fluid (pointed by the yellow arrow), be generous with the lighter fluid, from there it won't go on any optical surface and it will dry out without...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,604
Posted By Highway 61
I have spent five days in Bergamo in 2015. This...

I have spent five days in Bergamo in 2015. This is an absolutely lovely city and I now feel the tragedy. I hadn't noticed that the people there were living in bad sanitary conditions, to say things...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By Highway 61
Luigi Crescenzi in Rome makes one...

Luigi Crescenzi in Rome makes one :

http://www.luigicases.com/NaturalAgedBrownMillMfront1lc.jpg

But it will cost you... well, ahem, much. :cool:
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,464
Posted By Highway 61
Thanks ! Well, I use two Jena Sonnars on my...

Thanks !

Well, I use two Jena Sonnars on my Nikon RF bodies, both are f/2 Sonnars (one collapsible made in 1936, one in aluminum made in 1946), both focus perfectly at all distances, I opened them...
Forum: Nikon RF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,464
Posted By Highway 61
True to say we should post new stuff here if...

True to say we should post new stuff here if possible, unless all those "March Nikon RF Month" threads will get coronavirused sooner or later.

So : below, two from March 2020, both taken at dusk...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,464
Posted By Highway 61
Did the UPS truck driver survive ?

Did the UPS truck driver survive ?
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,464
Posted By Highway 61
Villa d'Este, Tivoli, It., April...

Villa d'Este, Tivoli, It., April...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,119
Posted By Highway 61
Well - new attempt below with another direct link...

Well - new attempt below with another direct link to a large version of the photo, hosted online by the Staley-Wise Gallery...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,119
Posted By Highway 61
Thanks for the heads-up, Erik. Looks like "The...

Thanks for the heads-up, Erik. Looks like "The Eye of Photography" hardly limits the amount of connections to their journal images hosting server thanks to some direct html linking. Go figure.

I...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,119
Posted By Highway 61
Just spotted in a portfolio published today by...

Just spotted in a portfolio published today by "L'Oeil de la Photographie", a portrait of the model Liz Gibbons as a photographer by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, shot in 1938 (© Center for Creative Photography...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By Highway 61
This is a casual repair which involves the...

This is a casual repair which involves the removal of the whole camera casting from the outer shell (a bunch of regular screws and the self-timer and frames selector lever have to be taken off),...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Highway 61
I once discovered by (bad) chance, and...

I once discovered by (bad) chance, and unwillingly, while cleaning the innards of an Italian expresso coffee machine, that organic citric acid which you can buy at the pharmacy, diluted (two soup...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Highway 61
Black rivets on original black paint bodies mean...

Black rivets on original black paint bodies mean that the bottom plate was painted black then riveted to the back with black painted rivets not chrome plated rivets.

If you remove the leatherette,...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Highway 61
Black (brass, painted black)...

Black (brass, painted black) :

https://www.cameraquest.com/nrfs2bl.htm

Erik Van Straten owns an original "chrome dial" black paint S2. He can confirm this.
On some photos of the later "black...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Highway 61
This is "the" problem faced by people wanting to...

This is "the" problem faced by people wanting to black paint an originally chrome Nikon rangefinder body (or a Nikon F body).
So far I have not heard about "the" solution even from very reputable...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,464
Posted By Highway 61
The more I see those photos, beautiful, perfectly...

The more I see those photos, beautiful, perfectly composed and simple at the same time, the more I am happy to have gone on with film photography and my old rangefinder Nikon gear instead of...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 7,933
Posted By Highway 61
I just tried this out, but it's not the way to go...

I just tried this out, but it's not the way to go if you want to build a BBCode link so that the photo dropped in your Google Drive account will be embedded in a post on this forum. Dead end.

For...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 932
Posted By Highway 61
I would have the strap lugs replaced or I would...

I would have the strap lugs replaced or I would use a strap connected to the tripod bushing not to the strap lugs any longer.

The lugs will break one day or another even if you use a strap with a...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 7,933
Posted By Highway 61
A few second thoughts about this boring little...

A few second thoughts about this boring little problem.

At the end of the day, Firefox (depending on its version and how it's been setup) may display this indeed and not only in The Netherlands,...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 7,933
Posted By Highway 61
This is a hoax, happens randomly. This webpage...

This is a hoax, happens randomly. This webpage directory in which my pictures are hosted and linked to is a personal folder I am the only person to have some rights on and it is with no embedded...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 7,933
Posted By Highway 61
http://tripod484.free.fr/rff/servieres.jpg Nikon...

http://tripod484.free.fr/rff/servieres.jpg

Nikon S2, Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm f/2 (collapsible, uncoated), Ilford PAN 100, D76 1+1.
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 7,933
Posted By Highway 61
http://tripod484.free.fr/rff/AGO_rear.jpg Toronto...

http://tripod484.free.fr/rff/AGO_rear.jpg

Toronto, ON, August 2010.

Nikon S3, W-Nikkor-C 28mm f/3.5, vintage 2,8cm Nikon external finder, Fuji Provia 100F.
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 7,443
Posted By Highway 61
http://tripod484.free.fr/rff/capri10.jpg Anacapri...

http://tripod484.free.fr/rff/capri10.jpg

Anacapri, March 2019.

Nikon S3, W-Nikkor-C 35mm f/2.5, FP4+, D76 1+1.
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 2,464
Posted By Highway 61
http://tripod484.free.fr/rff/amalfi6.jpg Amalfi,...

http://tripod484.free.fr/rff/amalfi6.jpg

Amalfi, March 2019.

Nikon S3, Nikkor-H-C 50mm f/2, FP4+, D76 1+1.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Highway 61
The old rubber coating of one side of the...

The old rubber coating of one side of the curtains is outgassing and changing into sticky goo ; nothing can be done to stop this, that's natural aging. The shutter curtains of your cameras have to be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,109
Posted By Highway 61
Excellent results with D76 1+1. A better option...

Excellent results with D76 1+1. A better option than Ilfosol 3 and LC-29 ? Not too sure. But less expensive, and more forgiving in any case of exposure haphazard (i.e., in case of using a meterless...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,747
Posted By Highway 61
So you bought a Rolleiflex which had lens...

So you bought a Rolleiflex which had lens separation already, that was not a "real nice Rolleiflex" at the end of the day. I hope the buying price was reasonable.

At this point, I would advise that...
Forum: Olympus RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By Highway 61
I don't see anything odd, although focus is on...

I don't see anything odd, although focus is on the feet of the young lady actually and the #HUNTERSTV word not on her face, unfortunately.

I guess there was some wind and what seems to be either a...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By Highway 61
If you use to toss your camera in a large canvas...

If you use to toss your camera in a large canvas shoulder bag with no internal dividers and equally filled with keys, coins, tools, lenses, lenses hoods, film cartridges, sunglasses, filters,...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-24-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By Highway 61
Aoh yes the historical Nikon 101 white building,...

Aoh yes the historical Nikon 101 white building, not the Sendai unit yet, of course. Thanks for the reminder Jon ! ;)
Forum: Nikon RF 02-23-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 1,278
Posted By Highway 61
Nice camera which has been used like a camera...

Nice camera which has been used like a camera !

Yet it's not a 1962 SP. The style of the frames counter cover and the shape and length of the winding lever both tell it's been made before 1962.

At...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-23-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By Highway 61
16 bits are mandatory if you want headroom enough...

16 bits are mandatory if you want headroom enough to recover highlights on the Tiff files. Also it all depends on the scanner presets. They, at the lab, must apply a linear histogram so that you can...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-21-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Highway 61
Comparing the total length of the Kodak film from...

Comparing the total length of the Kodak film from years ago with the one of the Kodak film bought and used recently could be informative. Kodak are reducing manufacturing costs, lowering their...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-21-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Highway 61
It makes sense and this is exactly what I used to...

It makes sense and this is exactly what I used to do with my Hasselblad 500CM, because its A12 magazine, even once CLA'd, was a bit cantankerous with some erratic and too wide frames spacing. As a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-18-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Highway 61
A Kodak 120 rollfilm is 32 1/2 inch long. The...

A Kodak 120 rollfilm is 32 1/2 inch long.

The first 7/16 inch are covered with the adhesive tape which links the film and the backing paper.

This might help you to see whether your film is lacking...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-18-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Highway 61
There is a piece of adhesive which attaches the...

There is a piece of adhesive which attaches the backing paper to the film at the beginning of the roll indeed, but it is opaque (I have no idea how a kind of an image, even fuzzy and grainy, could be...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Highway 61
Thanks. Well - looks like your lab machine just...

Thanks.

Well - looks like your lab machine just cut out the film roll leader and thus destroyed a part of the first image. Also it seems that what remains of this first image got underdeveloped...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-17-2020
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Highway 61
Please post a scan of the three first photos done...

Please post a scan of the three first photos done with a flatbed scanner (scanning the whole film strip area). Don't post a screenshot of an image editor software window, which cannot drive anybody...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-16-2020
Replies: 131
Views: 10,147
Posted By Highway 61
The Fuji X100 may come damn close, but a 100%...

The Fuji X100 may come damn close, but a 100% mechanical rangefinder film camera with a 35mm lens and fed with real black and white film which you can develop and archive in real folders so that you...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-14-2020
Replies: 131
Views: 10,147
Posted By Highway 61
This means that you cannot go and take film...

This means that you cannot go and take film photos where you go by airplane any longer.

If this is what it means, it also means a severe hit at the film market sooner or later. If this what we want...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 02-14-2020
Replies: 131
Views: 10,147
Posted By Highway 61
In October 2018 I went through Washington Ronald...

In October 2018 I went through Washington Ronald Reagan and Chicago O'Hare airports machines with a fair amount of Fuji Neopan 400 films in my cabin luggage.

No fogging on my negatives so I guess...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-09-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Highway 61
Air bubbles for sure. Banging the bottom of the...

Air bubbles for sure.

Banging the bottom of the tank after each agitation-inversion period is mandatory.

This is where steel made tanks rule over plastic tanks : with a steel tank you can frankly...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Highway 61
Yes, capacitor not "condensator", sorry for the...

Yes, capacitor not "condensator", sorry for the dumb mistake (English isn't my mother tongue).
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By Highway 61
Can be a defective condensator of the main lamp...

Can be a defective condensator of the main lamp circuitry board.
If so, the lines will show up when you scan opaque documents too.
If not, the problem is similar but with the illuminating lamp in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,109
Posted By Highway 61
I have Nikkormat FT-N with working needle meter...

I have Nikkormat FT-N with working needle meter but it doesn't show big grain like Nikkormat you use, maybe it's becoz Nikkormat you use is black and Nikkormat I own is chrome model or bad effect of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,109
Posted By Highway 61
Take batteries off Leica M6 and use pocket...

Take batteries off Leica M6 and use pocket hand-held meter with luvly needles then you can measure light everywhere and anytime without looking thru camera viewfinder and without cocking camera...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-04-2020
Replies: 89
Views: 4,233
Posted By Highway 61
The real improvement of the V model would be an...

The real improvement of the V model would be an OVF way more accurate than those of its predecessors.

Framing in all consciousness then always having to crop to get what was in the OVF frame while...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-02-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,149
Posted By Highway 61
Not too rude and both a very good joke and a nice...

Not too rude and both a very good joke and a nice tribute to Oliver Nelson ! :)

Winona has been punished already, getting banned from Hollywood isn't fun, whatever you did. ;)

When were the above...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Highway 61
The Nikon S2 rangefinder is a bit sensitive to...

The Nikon S2 rangefinder is a bit sensitive to "shaking" and little bumps (it is designed not to break and to get out of adjustment quite easily, which is good because even a strong bump won't break...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2020
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By Highway 61
:eek: Shaking the camera will sooner or later...

:eek:

Shaking the camera will sooner or later put the rangefinder out of alignment, vertically probably. Then you will be left with a rangefinder adjustment job to achieve, which is very possible...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By Highway 61
The tab is plastic indeed but the only very rare...

The tab is plastic indeed but the only very rare examples of broken FM2/FE2 etc tabs which I can think of got broken because of a problem which was the exact contrary of yours (non-Ai lenses mounted...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Highway 61
The Kodacolor Gold 400 color negative film had...

The Kodacolor Gold 400 color negative film had some very visible grain even when properly exposed at 400.

It was discontinued in 1997, but you can still find some on eBay. For cheap ? Hmmm.

You...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By Highway 61
The OP's lens has been filed down and Ai'd...

The OP's lens has been filed down and Ai'd already. Sounds like a bit too much of metal was filed off, hence the OP's concern about a possible too narrow contact area between the camera coupling dot...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By Highway 61
With no close-up photo of the OP's lens to see...

With no close-up photo of the OP's lens to see how the filing job has been done, this is a 19 clueless posts thread to just speak in the vacuum for the sake of it.

The FM2 coupling ring is spring...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-13-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,272
Posted By Highway 61
The main defect of the Nikkor-S-C 5cm f/1.4 is...

The main defect of the Nikkor-S-C 5cm f/1.4 is vignetting (aka light fall off). Even at f/8 all of mine (I used to own four of them, just kept one, because one is enough) were still vignetting with...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-07-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,910
Posted By Highway 61
In the late 1980's I used to own, and shoot with,...

In the late 1980's I used to own, and shoot with, an original 8-elements Summicron, Wetzlar made. It was crystal clear with no haze at all. At that time, it was not so old as what it would be today...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,103
Posted By Highway 61
I am within the 36.36% majority of voters who...

I am within the 36.36% majority of voters who weren't of any rationalizing help - that explains.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,103
Posted By Highway 61
Much digital noise aside, I see nothing in these...

Much digital noise aside, I see nothing in these two pics which tells they couldn't have been taken at ISO 400 with no problem.

At the end of the day I don't get what this thread is all about I'm...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,103
Posted By Highway 61
1. I repeat : setting the ISO dial at 1000 with...

1. I repeat : setting the ISO dial at 1000 with turning the exposure compensation to -2 then pushing by two stops in LR while "developing" the image so that the histogram is correct and the image...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-03-2020
Replies: 178
Views: 8,103
Posted By Highway 61
I would limit myself to talk about the photos and...

I would limit myself to talk about the photos and wouldn't speak about commuting.

Yet, bracket open : I have been forced, with no other choice left, to commute hard in the past when I was a young...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,563
Posted By Highway 61
Of course ! With the MP you have a more robust...

Of course ! With the MP you have a more robust rewind shaft and a viewfinder in which the RF patch won't flare like crazy for whatever reason (I once was in a pub at night using an M6 and I ended up...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,563
Posted By Highway 61
No S16 fear with C41 and BW. M6 is E6...

No S16 fear with C41 and BW. M6 is E6 speculation. :D :p
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,563
Posted By Highway 61
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classif...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=55458

Really ! :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,563
Posted By Highway 61
Another reason to stop buying-selling gear, and...

Another reason to stop buying-selling gear, and to use what you already own to take photos, spending your bucks at films and chemistry - and traveling. Don't feed the speculation.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-02-2020
Replies: 50
Views: 7,443
Posted By Highway 61
https://live.staticflickr.com/4867/45280290014_503...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4867/45280290014_50325046ba_c.jpg

Nikon S3 - W-Nikkor-C 35/2.5 - Fuji Neopan 400 in D76 1+1.

October 17th 2018. No need to write any other kind of caption I guess....
Forum: Nikon RF 12-21-2019
Replies: 761
Views: 242,595
Posted By Highway 61
http://tripod484.free.fr/rff/flash.jpg

http://tripod484.free.fr/rff/flash.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 12-20-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,933
Posted By Highway 61
Nope. This is Romy Schneider, as Dominik found it...

Nope. This is Romy Schneider, as Dominik found it out. The man in the background is Luchino Visconti.
Forum: Nikon RF 12-20-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,933
Posted By Highway 61
The pretty German girl below doesn't look fat...

The pretty German girl below doesn't look fat although she wasn't using a black S2. The touchy Italian guy in the background doesn't seem to enjoy that bad taste...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-20-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,933
Posted By Highway 61
Interesting about the top plate : Erik is right,...

Interesting about the top plate : Erik is right, the S3 and SP - even the original ones, not only the re-issues - have some rounded top plate edges while the S2 and F have sharp top plate edges. Is...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-19-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,933
Posted By Highway 61
https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/icons/i...

https://rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/icons/icon5.gif

What the S2 and F have in common :

- removable back design,
- film rewind crank,
- A/R shutter release,
- flash sync. post.

What the S3 &...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,933
Posted By Highway 61
The "Millenium Nikkor" is nice but at the end of...

The "Millenium Nikkor" is nice but at the end of the day it's too large and too heavy for a 50mm RF lens without any built-in focusing helical. You would be surprised with what the somehow...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,933
Posted By Highway 61
Comparing the S3-2000 with the S2 would sound a...

Comparing the S3-2000 with the S2 would sound a bit weird, Raid, but if you want my grain of salt when it comes to comparing the S3 made in the late 1950's with the S3-2000, let's say that :

- the...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,933
Posted By Highway 61
Such a viewfinder has the Canon P, too. For...

Such a viewfinder has the Canon P, too.

For instance see this (http://photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/index-frameset.html?NikonS3.html~mainFrame) and (or versus) that...
Forum: Travel 12-17-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 3,862
Posted By Highway 61
Real film cameras are those which don't use...

Real film cameras are those which don't use batteries, especially when traveling.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By Highway 61
This can happen to me with Ilford films too, but,...

This can happen to me with Ilford films too, but, as you say, it's then the sign that the fixer is getting dead. Every bit of purple tint will then go away with a short re-fix of Ilford films in some...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-09-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By Highway 61
With 135-36 films, by : - pre-soaking for 2...

With 135-36 films, by :

- pre-soaking for 2 minutes at 20C-22C (to get rid of some of the anti-halation layer before starting to develop),
- using 4% AA stop bath between developer and fixer (to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Highway 61
If the shutter fires at 1/2000s while you don't...

If the shutter fires at 1/2000s while you don't want it to, the frames will look blank if a tad lower speed was needed (and selected) so that the film shows something. In this case the shutter needs...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By Highway 61
The A/R opening tool is made by customizing a...

The A/R opening tool is made by customizing a pair of splinters removing pliers you will buy at the pharmacy. You will smoothen the ends of the pliers with some sandgrit paper and twist them so that...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-08-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By Highway 61
Now you've very probably broken something, which...

Now you've very probably broken something, which is confirmed by what you wrote further re. the dial now turning but the frames in the viewfinder not changing.

Buy an Instamatic and be happy.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-06-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By Highway 61
There is probably some congealed grime (with,...

There is probably some congealed grime (with, maybe, some corrosion too) underneath, with nothing broken. Your camera just needs a good cleaning. When perfectly in order, the dial doesn't move freely...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,423
Posted By Highway 61
Rangefinder lenses rule #1 : lenses hoods always...

Rangefinder lenses rule #1 : lenses hoods always on (plus some good multicoated UV filters if you fear for your lenses front elements eventually).

Rangefinder lenses rule #2 : front lenses caps...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-08-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,260
Posted By Highway 61
Santa Fe plus selling away all the photo gear you...

Santa Fe plus selling away all the photo gear you don't use on a regular basis, this new dilemna left aside.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-08-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,178
Posted By Highway 61
I am back from ten wonderful days spent in Italy...

I am back from ten wonderful days spent in Italy (where I use to go on a regular basis every year and several times a year if possible) in October.
I have just developed the 4x 120 and 12x 135-36...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,178
Posted By Highway 61
Imagine : photography comes out in the mid-XIXth...

Imagine : photography comes out in the mid-XIXth century as digital, directly.

And... it has to mimic impressionist paintings and lead drawings to look pretty. :D
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,178
Posted By Highway 61
What matters for me is how I care about these...

What matters for me is how I care about these things as a photographer (and as a citizen). I don't care about people who don't care. I know that people who don't care don't belong to the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,178
Posted By Highway 61
With digital you play at taking virtual photos,...

With digital you play at taking virtual photos, which will all disappear sooner or later because digital archiving for amateur photographers is a joke, nobody here will go into what an institution...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-02-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 7,104
Posted By Highway 61
The same. Plus, the Ai-S "long nose" version is...

The same.

Plus, the Ai-S "long nose" version is made of brass and alloy, not polycarbonate. And it still has the good old "rabbit ears" so that you can use it on pré-Ai Nikon bodies for metering....
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-02-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 963
Posted By Highway 61
Switch to some stainless steel reels and tanks....

Switch to some stainless steel reels and tanks. You will never regret the horrible plastic stuff.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 10-30-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By Highway 61
Fernand Fonssagrives

Who remembers him and his work ?

He was the first husband of Irving Penn's famous wife and model, and she had been his model as...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-27-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Highway 61
Nope. Left, the regular tilted-vented hood -...

Nope.

Left, the regular tilted-vented hood - which is 100% similar to the Yama hood - on the W-Nikkor-C 35mm f/2.5. Right, the tilted-vented hood designed for wide-angle lenses on the W-Nikkor-C...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Highway 61
I use a very nice Chinese 43mm vented-tilted...

I use a very nice Chinese 43mm vented-tilted CNC-machined lens hood designed for wide-angle lenses and which is a copy of the Leitz 12504 hood. NB : it is wider and shorter than the current...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By Highway 61
Water damage.

Water damage.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-12-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,119
Posted By Highway 61
For those who are looking for a sparkling Contax I

http://leica-opera.com/10971

Very nice cased Ic with the quite rare black and nickel Sonnar f/2 which looks unscratched.

Will probably fail before the end of the first film roll because it is very...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Highway 61
Very nice case of fungus. Being located at the...

Very nice case of fungus. Being located at the center of the elements and not looking like growing filaments starting from the edge of the glass unit, I would suspect it to be anaerobic fungus, the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Highway 61
Yes and 100% if you remove the "Nikon" metal...

Yes and 100% if you remove the "Nikon" metal nameplate in front of the viewfinder seat of the Nikon F body (two screws).
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-04-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By Highway 61
Raid, I once bought an Epson flatbed scanner...

Raid, I once bought an Epson flatbed scanner which arrived as "broken" (red blinking when I tried to launch a scan and nothing else) in a poor package. An argument with the seller didn't sort things...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By Highway 61
Thank you, Kostya, interesting. ;)

Thank you, Kostya, interesting. ;)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By Highway 61
I have noticed a tent to protect the portrayed...

I have noticed a tent to protect the portrayed subjects and the photographer from the strong wind (by any chance, do you know that there is a bit of sand in such a place :D). This tent has two open...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-01-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By Highway 61
This video was on display during the large Irving...

This video was on display during the large Irving Penn retrospective at the Grand Palais (Paris) two years ago. It's good to watch it again. It shows that simple lighting conditions under natural...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-29-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Highway 61
Her first photos book got published eleven years...

Her first photos book got published eleven years ago :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Photographs
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Highway 61
New ID-11 (or D76 which is the same and even less...

New ID-11 (or D76 which is the same and even less expensive) is dirt cheap if used at 1:1 (what it's mainly designed for).

Why would you want to use 25 years old oxydized ID-11 at the risk of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-26-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Highway 61
No they don't, were they ID-11 or D76. The...

No they don't, were they ID-11 or D76.

The powder may get oxydized as everything out there. I recently mixed up some ID-11 which was, and by far, not that old, and it turned out to be DOA. One of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,332
Posted By Highway 61
Like Mute-on said. You have a free access to a...

Like Mute-on said.

You have a free access to a very picturesque spiritual community.

Documenting it with a film camera would for sure be great and you would leave an interesting archive...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-17-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2,880
Posted By Highway 61
The slow speeds geartrain has to be engaged when...

The slow speeds geartrain has to be engaged when you turn the speeds knob to speeds under 1/30 (with the shutter cocked, you must hear some typical clockwork noise coming from the slow speeds...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,400
Posted By Highway 61
*You* got to this. The worldwide online market...

*You* got to this.

The worldwide online market wants you to do it (buy, return, re-buy, re-return, re-re-buy, re-re-return...) because it generates some cashflow at some point, while eluding the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,056
Posted By Highway 61
There are two kinds of lenses : good lenses, and...

There are two kinds of lenses : good lenses, and the other stuff.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,056
Posted By Highway 61
Currently made aspherical not, but super sharp...

Currently made aspherical not, but super sharp lenses for the 24x36 format exist since the mid 1930s.

Like some others said : the photos taken by the great XXth century masters you admire (for some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 895
Posted By Highway 61
From the video : the rattling complaint regards a...

From the video : the rattling complaint regards a camera body with no lens attached.
The rattling noise is then made by the rangefinder pulley unit and is normal.
Attach a lens and it won't do it any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,208
Posted By Highway 61
Kentmere 400 = Agfa APX 400 New = Rollei RPX...

Kentmere 400 = Agfa APX 400 New = Rollei RPX 400.

Ilford PAN 400 ≠ the above three.
Forum: Nikon RF 07-01-2019
Replies: 444
Views: 171,393
Posted By Highway 61
Interesting to see the repeated image of this...

Interesting to see the repeated image of this character displayed on the large monitor screen, captured with the exact reverse angle by the video system.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-27-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,775
Posted By Highway 61
For those who might be interested, Sony just...

For those who might be interested, Sony just released a new series of SD cards said to be the strongest ever, hardware wise :

https://www.sony.com/electronics/sd-cards/sf-gt-series
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-24-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,775
Posted By Highway 61
Raid, if PC Inspector Smart Recovery (my above...

Raid, if PC Inspector Smart Recovery (my above post) doesn't work you can try PC Inspector File Recovery from the same software maker which rather deals with system errors (damaged card controller)...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-23-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,775
Posted By Highway 61
I've used PC Inspector Smart Recovery from time...

I've used PC Inspector Smart Recovery from time to time, it used to work OK for me in such cases. Freeware :

https://pc-inspector-smart-recovery.en.softonic.com/

I agree that you should never fill...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
There are many different Firefox ad-ons for...

There are many different Firefox ad-ons for blocking ads. This one should not interfere badly with Flickr :

https://getadblock.com/
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
You may try to fully manually erase the data...

You may try to fully manually erase the data stored by your browser :

- cache
- cookies
- search history
- dowloads history
- website preferences
- active connexions
- offline data,
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
So it seems that something is wrong with either...

So it seems that something is wrong with either the plugins or the ad-ons of your Firefox. You need to look at all of them manually.

Tools->Plugins from the toolbar menu will lead you to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
Click on "Tools" in the toolbar menu (top of your...

Click on "Tools" in the toolbar menu (top of your screen) then click on "Options".
The same, "Tools" then "Plugins".

Plugins are small secondary softwares embedded inside your Firefox and which help...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
The problem might be caused by how the Flash...

The problem might be caused by how the Flash sourcecode lines of the Flickr pages are treated by your Firefox. It might also be that one of the plug-ins of your Firefox are not compatible with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,397
Posted By Highway 61
Mechanically : the Nikkor GN 45mm f/2.8 is...

Mechanically : the Nikkor GN 45mm f/2.8 is designed to be used with a flash (hence the "GN" for Guide Number).
You can disconnect the GN coupling so that you can use the lens normally (focusing will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
You click on "?" (toolbar menu) then you click on...

You click on "?" (toolbar menu) then you click on "About Firefox" then you update it (if not up-to-date yet).
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
It works perfect for me with Firefox (just tested...

It works perfect for me with Firefox (just tested again a few seconds ago). And I have an old version of Windows (XP SP3) and a now outdated Firefox (ESR 52.9.0).

It's gone away from my smartphone...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-16-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,001
Posted By Highway 61
Paris has become so dirty and ugly, with all its...

Paris has become so dirty and ugly, with all its former typical soul gone away, that 12 MF photos in a 3-days trip there are plenty possible and enough indeed.

I fully recommend the "Rolleiflex...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-29-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
You think right 100%, with a 3-4 years old phone...

You think right 100%, with a 3-4 years old phone now you can't use their Android app any longer - no way.

Another reason to be glad not to have paid for their PRO thing... :rolleyes:
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
Thanks to a mirror downloading website I was able...

Thanks to a mirror downloading website I was able to reinstall the same official flickr app for Android on the same cellphone eventually - great.

Now it's all set up like before : Android 4.3 and v....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-27-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
Thank you very much, I have just read what your...

Thank you very much, I have just read what your link points to.

Yet I'm in a dead-end, sort of. Wanting to clear the app cache and app data I uninstalled the app by mistake. And I can't reinstall it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-26-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
Since their last week updates and maintenances my...

Since their last week updates and maintenances my flickr app. for Android doesn't work any longer. I had installed it in 2016 and it used to work fine through the former Yahoo login.

Now I am...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
They have listened to Keith's prayers and have...

They have listened to Keith's prayers and have just released a new model of sad panda today !

:D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Highway 61
I have been through similar problems with foam...

I have been through similar problems with foam growing up at the top of the developer level inside the tank as far as I agitate during the developing time, with, as a result, the top of the film of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,584
Posted By Highway 61
Link to PAN 400 data sheet : here...

Link to PAN 400 data sheet : here (https://labo-argentique.com/media/wysiwyg/Fiches_techniques/ilford_pan_400_ENG.pdf).
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-14-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,584
Posted By Highway 61
You nailed it. With Kentmere 400 you're on a...

You nailed it.

With Kentmere 400 you're on a budget, the film is a compromise (actual 400 sensitivity contraringly to the Foma 400, but lack of character) and the low price is the key.

With Ilford...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-13-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,584
Posted By Highway 61
What PAN 400 exactly is remains unclear : new...

What PAN 400 exactly is remains unclear : new emulsion made from old recipes, or old HP5 (before the "Plus") emulsion stocks coated onto some modern polyester base ?

Anyway it's an excellent film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,584
Posted By Highway 61
If you are in Germany, look here...

If you are in Germany, look here (https://www.nordfoto.de/search?page=search&page_action=query&desc=on&sdesc=on&keywords=pan+400).

There is an online shop located in Belgium which lists them even...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,584
Posted By Highway 61
Quite the very same price on both sides of the...

Quite the very same price on both sides of the Rhein then. ;)

In this case I more than before don't understand why you haven't recommended it. Of course it doesn't exist in 120 but the OP's question...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,584
Posted By Highway 61
The EU and the open Schengen market aren't dead...

The EU and the open Schengen market aren't dead yet.

German customers can buy some Ilford PAN 400 online from other EU countries.

Some French retailers price it at 4.80 € per 135-36 roll, all taxes...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,584
Posted By Highway 61
I am surprised nobody mentioned Ilford PAN...

I am surprised nobody mentioned Ilford PAN 400.

Quite more refined than Kentmere 400 for the same price (yet with a tendancy to price increase recently) and very close to HP5+.

Only available in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,970
Posted By Highway 61
Absolutely. Also - the "decisive moment" (or...

Absolutely.

Also - the "decisive moment" (or instant décisif) being a concept invented by Henri Cartier-Bresson is a forgery.

Who told about that concept was Jean-François Paul de Gondi, cardinal...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,970
Posted By Highway 61
I wiped my eyes a few times before I re-read the...

I wiped my eyes a few times before I re-read the whole thread. I still notice two kinds of stuff : posts answering the OP's question and putting some documented matter on the table, and OT-idiotic...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,970
Posted By Highway 61
This question could be asked after every thread...

This question could be asked after every thread here...

With this one we, at least, have some interesting matter (but for the usual off topic/dumb posts...) to think of.

Thanks to Marty in...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-07-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,970
Posted By Highway 61
Actually this book was first published in French...

Actually this book was first published in French in Dec. 2013 by the Centre Pompidou under the title : "Voir est un tout. Entretiens et conversations (1951-1998)". Edited by Clément Chéroux and Julie...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-07-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
Free account since in 2012 with now 1,000 photos...

Free account since in 2012 with now 1,000 photos (shot 1980-2018) sorted by albums and folders, all scanned negatives, all uploaded as 800x600 (for 135) or 800x800 (for MF) Jpegs weighting just under...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,970
Posted By Highway 61
Magnum didn't exist before 1947 so it remains...

Magnum didn't exist before 1947 so it remains quite unclear where Henri's negatives shot in 1934-1936 and 1939-1946 were developed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,970
Posted By Highway 61
Yes, from time to time in Gassman's apartment rue...

Yes, from time to time in Gassman's apartment rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Paris.
They had met in 1933 : then HCB went to the other side of the Atlantic for two years. Gassman didn't and I doubt that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-06-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,970
Posted By Highway 61
From 1950 onwards, after Pierre Gassman launched...

From 1950 onwards, after Pierre Gassman launched his "Pictorial Service" lab in Paris (changed into "PICTO" in 1963), HCB's negatives were developed at Pictorial / PICTO and noticeably printed by...
Forum: Travel 05-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,510
Posted By Highway 61
I once spent one week in Tuscany with a D700 and...

I once spent one week in Tuscany with a D700 and some MF Nikkors, it worked out great.

The D700 battery lasts almost forever if you don't chimp, you don't need a spare battery if you don't forget...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,368
Posted By Highway 61
Not surprising, but not pleasant nonetheless. So...

Not surprising, but not pleasant nonetheless.

So far I can confirm that my free account isn't affected by the reduced quality of the visible online or hosted photos. The small size and weight of my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,368
Posted By Highway 61
Yes, that works too, and, yes it is a better...

Yes, that works too, and, yes it is a better approach.

But - what if the gallery owner has disabled the "Download this photo" option ?

Well, not much of a problem : you display the photo at the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,368
Posted By Highway 61
I just looked at Erik's flickr. This is true to...

I just looked at Erik's flickr.

This is true to say that his very nice photos are now displaying as muddy, unsharp images, whatever the size you chose to see them at.

So this seems obvious that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-06-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,368
Posted By Highway 61
Thank you Erik. brbo has explained the most of...

Thank you Erik.

brbo has explained the most of it and very clearly.

I will add this : to display a photo hosted at flickr on some other webpages (here on the RFF for instance) the only troublefree...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,368
Posted By Highway 61
It is always better to build links yourself that...

It is always better to build links yourself that having them done automatically by an unsteady system. If you type the and BBCode tags yourself left and right of the image url while posting at RFF...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,368
Posted By Highway 61
When I look at it, it is really plenty sharp ! No...

When I look at it, it is really plenty sharp ! No sharpness problem whatsoever on my screen with it.

But when I look at the photos Erik posted links too, I confirm that they are totally unsharp...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 1,368
Posted By Highway 61
I just checked this out on my own flickr account....

I just checked this out on my own flickr account. I hadn't logged in for a long while because I'm done with 1,000 photos uploaded so far and I won't pay for their PRO account.

First, no problem to...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,633
Posted By Highway 61
I suppose we should presume the "Mexican...

I suppose we should presume the "Mexican suitcase" negatives were placed in an overly hot and humid suitcase for decades. Yet the images didn't wiped off themselves on those prewar cellulose...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-27-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,633
Posted By Highway 61
That it is told to have happened only once in the...

That it is told to have happened only once in the whole rather busy career of Capa (and subsequentcally in all other war photographers') and with a terrible bad luck just for those D-Day photos...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,633
Posted By Highway 61
The drying accident cannot be hold different than...

The drying accident cannot be hold different than a total mystification. Come on ! You have - like many of us - developed enough B&W rolls to know that too hot a drying will just not make the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,633
Posted By Highway 61
Perharps you could re-read what Coleman writes...

Perharps you could re-read what Coleman writes and get that whom he's after are a group of people who spreaded what he considers to be some fakery.

Capa did it too for sure. I own an item of the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,633
Posted By Highway 61
Capa spells with a lone p. ;) It now too belongs...

Capa spells with a lone p. ;)

It now too belongs to the legend and the myth that his girl-friend Gerta Pohorylle named herself "Gerda Taro" to make her newspapers name sounds like Greta Garbo's and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,633
Posted By Highway 61
Capa was "slightly out of focus" about himself...

Capa was "slightly out of focus" about himself and his own unhappy life. So he didn't refrain those people from building up those true-lies about him. Then he quickly died, probably as expected by...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-26-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 3,633
Posted By Highway 61
Apples versus oranges. Many people think...

Apples versus oranges. Many people think different about the "artistic" quality of Capa's photos.
Such bordeline sentences don't bring anything to the debate about how the Robert Capa myth was built...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,759
Posted By Highway 61
Unclear as for what you are allowed to and what...

Unclear as for what you are allowed to and what you aren't. No global and clear law but many jurisprudentia cases, all different.

Everything which isn't forbidden by law is permitted. Rule #1....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Highway 61
Hi John. Screw with 1.2mm metric threads, if...

Hi John.

Screw with 1.2mm metric threads, if this can be of some help.

You probably can find one at a glasses store then file it down so that it's of the good length for the camera lens mount latch.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-27-2019
Replies: 213
Views: 34,054
Posted By Highway 61
Thanks Jon. The vignetting perceived effect all...

Thanks Jon.

The vignetting perceived effect all depends on the subject, the colors, etc. Hard to tell from those samples ! But I'm still a bit surprised by the amount of vignetting which I can see...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 01-26-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 20,860
Posted By Highway 61
Agreed. I just scanned a few photos I shot in...

Agreed. I just scanned a few photos I shot in 1988 with a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 V1 and now I am quite shocked by the very visible flare, which spreads over the whole image actually, even in situations...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 3,008
Posted By Highway 61
I've been in Chicago for one week in last...

I've been in Chicago for one week in last October.

I agree about Central Camera on Wabash : a very nice place from the outside, you can buy film inside, but don't expect to find second hand gear at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,038
Posted By Highway 61
Sounds like something (film debris for instance,...

Sounds like something (film debris for instance, or some black goo coming from the deteriorated light seals foam strips) could have got trapped into the winding gears located at the camera bottom,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 7,639
Posted By Highway 61
Bad panda right now too ! Thanks for the tip...

Bad panda right now too ! Thanks for the tip about Toyokazu Nagano, BTW. ;)

Glad I left 1,000 photos on my account and didn't purchase their darn PRO thing. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-09-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,038
Posted By Highway 61
Are you sure ? This requires quite some strength...

Are you sure ? This requires quite some strength in your fingers. You have to turn it to the right of the camera when you look at the camera from the back. Locking the mirror up before trying this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,038
Posted By Highway 61
The camera cannot be wound so a film inside...

The camera cannot be wound so a film inside wouldn't change things.

But - subsequentally this makes me think of telling this to the OP : open the camera back and fully manually turn the film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By Highway 61
If you like "natural" black borders around your...

If you like "natural" black borders around your pictures, from scanning or enlarging the whole frame without cropping the least bit (the HCB myth etc), that is a real problem.

The M-A frame...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,038
Posted By Highway 61
Both those indications tell that the shutter is...

Both those indications tell that the shutter is not cocked. So this is not a shutter jam, but a winding jam, because the last shutter actuation didn't release the winding mech.

You could try this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,038
Posted By Highway 61
To the OP : did you try holding down the rewind...

To the OP : did you try holding down the rewind button while trying to fully wind again, as if you wanted to make a double-exposure ? This can be repeated as many times as you wish.

Did you also try...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-02-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 19,105
Posted By Highway 61
And the color photography based on the...

And the color photography based on the trichromatic technique, invented at the same time in 1869 by two different French individuals, Louis Ducos du Hauron and Charles Cros. They didn't know each...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,627
Posted By Highway 61
One problem, many friendly explanation attempts,...

One problem, many friendly explanation attempts, and still nobody knows what is really wrong with this F3, because the OP didn't explain it clearly from the beginning and didn't answer the questions...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,627
Posted By Highway 61
That is strange. If the focusing screen wasn't...

That is strange. If the focusing screen wasn't the culprit, both the two screens should produce the same out of focus visible result when you look at the image in the finder, lock the lens focusing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,584
Posted By Highway 61
You can use the foam of the back of a computer...

You can use the foam of the back of a computer mousepad to replace the foam strips of a Nikkormat. With good scissors and a bit a of patience it's easy to cut perfectly sized strips off the mousepad...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-12-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By Highway 61
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/ico...

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/images/icons/icon5.gif

All Nikon RF cameras can accomodate a gel filter under their main VF front window metal mask.

But apart from putting a Fuji Blue 20...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-12-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By Highway 61
I had a black T4 in the late 1990s then sold it...

I had a black T4 in the late 1990s then sold it out. It's a decent P&S with some flaws : quite long to get ready to take photos after you switched it to ON, very low AF, enormous shutter lag, good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,198
Posted By Highway 61
This could lead to a kind of funny syllogism......

This could lead to a kind of funny syllogism... ;)

Joking aside, the faves, the likes (and the emphatic comments from people coming out of the blue and/or suddenly wanting you to join a group they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,198
Posted By Highway 61
So, thinking that individual users still wanting...

So, thinking that individual users still wanting to have their photos hosted at Flickr under full owner's copyright will now have to pay to help the billions of photos uploaded under CC copyright -...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,198
Posted By Highway 61
This fully makes sense and this is probably why...

This fully makes sense and this is probably why the space storage unit at Flickr is now becoming the photo not the (mega, giga, tera)bytes any longer.
People like me having carefully downsized and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-06-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By Highway 61
I know that kind of Kodak processed negatives...

I know that kind of Kodak processed negatives packaging quite well, my father's ones from the same era and from the early 1970-era were identical.

I would load them on developing reels, then put the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-03-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By Highway 61
The lens tube friction shims must have got out of...

The lens tube friction shims must have got out of whack.
There is no simple fix to this, replacing the tube friction shims requires a total teardown of the camera front plate. Not worth the extra...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,198
Posted By Highway 61
Flickr offering 1000 photos to free membership is...

Flickr offering 1000 photos to free membership is very dishonest in my opinion.

With that, people having done a serious, careful and reasonable editing job and wanting to display a long-run...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 2,167
Views: 616,969
Posted By Highway 61
I would not dare putting the pigments used by...

I would not dare putting the pigments used by Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto and Caravaggio under the mechanical motion and friction conditions they would have to endure on some daily working focal...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 2,167
Views: 616,969
Posted By Highway 61
Some remarkable stuff for fixing small holes in...

Some remarkable stuff for fixing small holes in the shutter curtains is the Pébéo Setacolor Opaque black paint (acrylic). Specially designed for painting on fabric. Made in France. Will remain supple...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-02-2018
Replies: 540
Views: 50,858
Posted By Highway 61
Well, "overcooked" or not, this photo is plain...

Well, "overcooked" or not, this photo is plain terrific. What a dynamics it has, alongside with a brilliant composition and an excellent geometry. Super !
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 1,675
Posted By Highway 61
I would quite recommend the modern (Cosina)...

I would quite recommend the modern (Cosina) Voigtländer 35mm finder. The exact same size and shape as the vintage Canon chrome finder pictured above but with terrific brightlines and overall an even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,198
Posted By Highway 61
Now let's put it that way. My 1,413 carefully...

Now let's put it that way.

My 1,413 carefully edited photos all weighting 300KB each all make for a used storage space of 424MB.

According to the present terms and conditions of my free Flickr...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,198
Posted By Highway 61
Since I got aware of those Flickr accounts...

Since I got aware of those Flickr accounts changes, I try to tell the truth as often as I can. :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,198
Posted By Highway 61
To easily share my photos with actual friends...

To easily share my photos with actual friends also having a Flickr account for the same reasons, which means, a few people I also talk with, phone to, write to, listen to, have a drink with from time...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,198
Posted By Highway 61
There is a life outside Flickr as there is one...

There is a life outside Flickr as there is one outside Facebook.
Getting rid of spending time at posting photos on the Internet for nobody you know actually to look at them doesn't mean either...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 5,198
Posted By Highway 61
You've answered your own question already I'm...

You've answered your own question already I'm afraid. Unless Flickr was now owned by Dumb & Dumber.
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