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Forum: Photography General Interest 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 9,209
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Posted By Pál_K
That looks like fun. Congratulations.

That looks like fun. Congratulations.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,655
Posted By Pál_K
Delicious. However, I do wonder if 20-year-old...

Delicious.

However, I do wonder if 20-year-old unused lubricants may be a problem. Best to not waste a second longer and start using the camera immediately!

Don't forget to send in the warranty...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Days Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 1,113
Posted By Pál_K
Any wish to Leica? Ok: Remake the Leica M5,...

Any wish to Leica? Ok:

Remake the Leica M5, no plastic bits, and with M6 style meter technique rather than "meter on a stick".
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Days Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,306
Posted By Pál_K
Both for flare and protection I always try to get...

Both for flare and protection I always try to get a hood for lenses I buy.

Only exception is for my little rangefinders like QL17 GIII, Hi-Matic 7sII, and Olympus 35RC.

I was not totally happy with...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,326
Posted By Pál_K
I really like that one. It's timeless.

I really like that one. It's timeless.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By Pál_K
I used to think 24 exposures were a lot and 36......

I used to think 24 exposures were a lot and 36... well, insane. The 8 shots on my GW690III seemed just right.

But I wanted an Olympus Pen FT because they are so cool. I thought I'd never...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Days Ago
Replies: 104
Views: 2,322
Posted By Pál_K
Do digital Leicas hold the exposure with...

Do digital Leicas hold the exposure with half-press on the release?

My first impression of that photo was that maybe the release was inadvertently half-pressed in the last moments while the camera...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By Pál_K
Yes. As soon as I saw that camera, I...

Yes.

As soon as I saw that camera, I immediately thought of this:

https://kodak.3106.net/index.php?p=208&cam=1273

I used to have one. Maybe I'll find it in my storage unit.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 4 Days Ago
Replies: 170
Views: 25,244
Posted By Pál_K
I appreciate the thread revival and also the nice...

I appreciate the thread revival and also the nice photos being posted.

However, all my trip photos and most other photos are on film and are printed - even if only 4x6. I don't have any electronic...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 5 Days Ago
Replies: 170
Views: 25,244
Posted By Pál_K
If I'm traveling for just one day (i.e. back at...

If I'm traveling for just one day (i.e. back at home the same day), I take just one camera and one lens. It could be anything from Minox (8x11mm). to medium format 6x9cm. I'd take large format...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 6 Days Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 1,326
Posted By Pál_K
I think Impossible/Polaroid wouldn't be able to...

I think Impossible/Polaroid wouldn't be able to do it - I give them enormous credit for reviving film for 600 and SX-70 cameras and trying to get Spectra to work. But the packaging complexities of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,007
Posted By Pál_K
Clearly, the Leica R8 is based on the Exakta 500...

Clearly, the Leica R8 is based on the Exakta 500 (Exa II). I'm going cheap with the f/3.5 lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 3,058
Posted By Pál_K
I love it; great capture!

I love it; great capture!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By Pál_K
Try...

Try these:

http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/Oly_RC.html

http://feuerbacher.net/photo/repair/OlympusRC/OlympusRC.html

You're definitely getting your $10 worth in experience.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By Pál_K
Is the self-timer in the fully horizontal...

Is the self-timer in the fully horizontal position?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Week Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,148
Posted By Pál_K
Heh. I forgot about that - it's crazy! I...

Heh. I forgot about that - it's crazy! I wonder how many people totally forgot about the hidden compartment and left a battery in there to corrode...

One attractive feature for me about the EL...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 3,148
Posted By Pál_K
Nikkormats are less expensive, but there's...

Nikkormats are less expensive, but there's nothing cheap about them. Certainly not in build quality or robustness.

I write this as a very long time owner and user of five F2's of various flavors,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Pál_K
Do you mean a capacitor problem? Old...

Do you mean a capacitor problem? Old electrolytic capacitors can dry out or leak, but the V800 is a relatively new scanner.

I bought my V800 about three years ago and have rarely used it -...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7,543
Views: 3,868,655
Posted By Pál_K
Aauughh! Stop it!! Just stop it!!! What are...

Aauughh! Stop it!! Just stop it!!! What are you trying to do? Send me to the poorhouse?!?!

Black Leica M5's... so seductive.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,793
Posted By Pál_K
There's always the 55/2.8 Micro-Nikkor. I use...

There's always the 55/2.8 Micro-Nikkor. I use that exclusively on my FM3a.

I use a 28/3.5 on my FT2, so I don't think the screen is objectionably dark at f/2.8
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,793
Posted By Pál_K
I have four Exaktas, but the Exa II ( Exakta 500)...

I have four Exaktas, but the Exa II ( Exakta 500) is charming.

The Nikkormat, however, is more capable and robust.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,793
Posted By Pál_K
The chart at the bottom of this...

The chart at the bottom of this page,

https://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikkormat/html/history.htm

states that the meter's ring resistor on the EL, EL2, and ELW is more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,793
Posted By Pál_K
The Nikkormat is a bargain today. I use an FT2...

The Nikkormat is a bargain today. I use an FT2 with a 28mm lens.

Nikkormats have mirror lock-up, easy DOF preview, self-timer, are reliable, and are very rugged. The bodies are relatively...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,877
Posted By Pál_K
I admit I had nothing better to do. Also, since...

I admit I had nothing better to do. Also, since I'm sure she can afford it, she should try a Mamiya 7 II instead.

Just kidding... it's cool she was out there with the M3. Just curious whether...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,270
Posted By Pál_K
For the last few years I've been searching for...

For the last few years I've been searching for both a functioning M5 and XD-11.

It's good to know that Leica will still service the camera.

Horror stories have now scared me away from pursuing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,615
Posted By Pál_K
Beautiful photo, Michael.

Beautiful photo, Michael.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,877
Posted By Pál_K
Anyway... Only questions I have is whether she...

Anyway...

Only questions I have is whether she is an amateur photographer who likes older film cameras and also whether the camera would need to be winterized (lubricants for cold weather).

Nikon...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,615
Posted By Pál_K
That lens looks good enough to eat. ...

That lens looks good enough to eat. Congratulations!
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,877
Posted By Pál_K
That's cool - but she needs to keep that other...

That's cool - but she needs to keep that other eye open and her arms tucked. :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,018
Posted By Pál_K
Nice! A laudable goal and I wish you a pleasant...

Nice! A laudable goal and I wish you a pleasant photographic journey.

Perhaps I was just lucky. Although my family rarely made photos (and even then, the photos were mostly groups of family...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,018
Posted By Pál_K
Yes, Kodak Gold was everywhere. Also other...

Yes, Kodak Gold was everywhere. Also other formats: 127 film, Polaroid pack film, SX-70 and 600, Double 8mm movie film.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 38,794
Posted By Pál_K
Thank you for the info regarding bellows repair. ...

Thank you for the info regarding bellows repair. Nice camera you've got there.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 194
Views: 38,794
Posted By Pál_K
Zeiss Nettar 515/16 (6x6 format) I used this...

Zeiss Nettar 515/16 (6x6 format)

I used this as a daily camera for a few months and have taken it on long trips across the country for a few years.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 162
Views: 10,341
Posted By Pál_K
Posting a photo made by a camera proves it can...

Posting a photo made by a camera proves it can make a photo. :-)

If we didn't post photos made by our cameras, all we'd have is photos of the cameras. Not that I'd complain...

Besides, I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 275
Views: 7,220
Posted By Pál_K
Mid-life, apparently. Interesting stats...

Mid-life, apparently. Interesting stats here:

https://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/nikon_d700.htm
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-18-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By Pál_K
My thoughts are exactly the same. Tonality:...

My thoughts are exactly the same. Tonality: perfect. Resolution: perfect. But emotionally it's like I'm looking at a 4K high definition security camera capture.

Perhaps my tastes were...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,220
Posted By Pál_K
Nice D700 images.

Nice D700 images.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-17-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By Pál_K
The M10 on Rockwell's site has the screw past...

The M10 on Rockwell's site has the screw past vertical.

Even if a screw is just a screw, I think Leica could've added about US$250 to the price if they had placed very short fine tickmarks over...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By Pál_K
Holding onto the battery grip also keeps it...

Holding onto the battery grip also keeps it warmer than if those batteries were instead in a bottom attachment. So that may allow you to use the camera longer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,058
Posted By Pál_K
Cool! The image conjures up a...

Cool! The image conjures up a mechanical-art-steampunk object.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Pál_K
Respect for the father of photojournalism...

1896, January 15: The man who photographed the U. S. Civil War, Mathew Brady, dies - all alone, sick, poor, and unappreciated.

https://www.mathewbrady.com/about.htm

Rest in peace.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,058
Posted By Pál_K
Photographic Cubism. Nice.

Photographic Cubism. Nice.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-13-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By Pál_K
How many owners are going to attempt to make that...

How many owners are going to attempt to make that slot vertical?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2020
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,709
Posted By Pál_K
When the Nikkor 43-86 first came out, it was...

When the Nikkor 43-86 first came out, it was terrible. Not sharp. Distortion. That first version had the lens info on the inner side of the front bezel (or whatever that's called). Second...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2020
Replies: 80
Views: 3,095
Posted By Pál_K
To me, this seems to address the OP's question...

To me, this seems to address the OP's question best. Since the OP likes the crank rewind, that suggests M4.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 33
Views: 845
Posted By Pál_K
Based on these criteria and these choices, my...

Based on these criteria and these choices, my vote is for the FE2. The G1, in my mechanically-biased opinion, has a higher risk of failure and fewer options for repair and maintenance. I see the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,432
Posted By Pál_K
I support the cat idea.

I support the cat idea.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-11-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By Pál_K
Psychologically, this is Leica showing their...

Psychologically, this is Leica showing their contempt for us. They know their customers will buy anything. Royal Danish Wedding - really? So they're giving us a big screw.

This is a tough pill...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,432
Posted By Pál_K
Leica Marketing Department seeking to bestow an...

Leica Marketing Department seeking to bestow an aura of prestige and glamour to the photo-naive is my guess.

Why else put it on the front of the camera?

It reminds me of the Canon T series (T50.....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-10-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By Pál_K
Maybe the M10 Monochrom is all black to emphasize...

Maybe the M10 Monochrom is all black to emphasize monochromicity.

Anyway, Amish haven't favoured digital cameras - nor even an M6 with a battery. Word on the street is they like the black M4 a lot.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-10-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By Pál_K
Brilliant idea! If Leica were to do that, they'd...

Brilliant idea! If Leica were to do that, they'd make money.

The six slot Torx looks nice.

One thing they need to be careful of, regardless of which screw head, is that the slots need to be...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,432
Posted By Pál_K
Leica needs the "atomic" symbol, such as on the...

Leica needs the "atomic" symbol, such as on the Yashica Electro 35. Why? Because we are in the atomic age. Atoms are everywhere!

If it were some adjustable thing, people would screw the...
Forum: Other RF 01-10-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Pál_K
Very nice collections you have. My Minolta...

Very nice collections you have. My Minolta rangefinder is a 7sII, which is in great condition:
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-10-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 6,471
Posted By Pál_K
Be glad the screw isn't a Philips. They should...

Be glad the screw isn't a Philips.

They should cover the screw with an "atomic" symbol, such as on the Yashica Electro 35:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yashica_Electro_35
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,432
Posted By Pál_K
I hate the effing red dot! It calls too much...

I hate the effing red dot! It calls too much attention to itself. M3, etc., was nicely discreet.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By Pál_K
So the. 72x is the bargain M6 these days? I'm...

So the. 72x is the bargain M6 these days? I'm sure that's the viewfinder in my M6 and M6TTL.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,058
Posted By Pál_K
Beauty always comes through.

Beauty always comes through.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 885
Posted By Pál_K
After 12 years, the D700 remains one of Nikon's...

After 12 years, the D700 remains one of Nikon's loved cameras; you'll still find enthusiasm for the D700 on Dpreview's Nikon forums. The camera is well built and has had few complaints in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2020
Replies: 755
Views: 154,957
Posted By Pál_K
Difference is lens coating infused with either...

Difference is lens coating infused with either schnapps or saki.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By Pál_K
Shshsh! M5 is a secret. Yes, the once-shunned...

Shshsh! M5 is a secret. Yes, the once-shunned M5 happens to fit my hands perfectly, I like its viewfinder, and now I can't find one in a shop or swap meet anywhere. I should've forgot about M3's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By Pál_K
The film doesn't know or care whether it's being...

The film doesn't know or care whether it's being exposed with newly bought or previously owned equipment.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2020
Replies: 755
Views: 154,957
Posted By Pál_K
A fairly modest kit for my two SRT-101's: 35/1.8...

A fairly modest kit for my two SRT-101's:

35/1.8 MC
58/1.2 MC
100/2.5 MC
135/2.8 MC

For my Maxxum 7, I've got a bit more (AF) lenses, but surprisingly the common 35-70/3.5-4.5 has proven to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,709
Posted By Pál_K
That is nice! An excellent walkabout kit.

That is nice! An excellent walkabout kit.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,709
Posted By Pál_K
No, man, you can't do that. You gotta build that...

No, man, you can't do that. You gotta build that auto reflex muscle memory. 12 times an hour, 24 times a day, 365 days a year - for a decade. Like an elite soldier, performance follows practice. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By Pál_K
I used to think the M6's viewfinder and...

I used to think the M6's viewfinder and rangefinder patch was the best in the world: bright, clear, contrasty - then a friend showed me a Mamiya 7. Stunning and better in every way.

If prices on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By Pál_K
Some people affix an object to their lens cap so...

Some people affix an object to their lens cap so they can notice the lens cap is on when they look through the viewfinder.

The L35AF's lens cap has a molded piece that actually covers the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By Pál_K
In that particular case, a negative value - as I...

In that particular case, a negative value - as I came to hate it. If I had it today, I'd burn it. No... No... remember that Mythbusters episode with the cement truck and ANFO? Yeah, that's what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By Pál_K
That's true for many people, I believe. Some of...

That's true for many people, I believe. Some of the things we have are precious to us despite having little or no value to anyone else.

The rising prices of M6's, or whatever, is of no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,058
Posted By Pál_K
Nice. To me it's an impressionist beach scene.

Nice. To me it's an impressionist beach scene.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1,545
Posted By Pál_K
Right. KR mentions straight-line distortion...

Right. KR mentions straight-line distortion with it. However I have the 24-120 AF-D on my D700 as it's main lens and have used it for motorsports and general photography and the lens seems fine. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2020
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,709
Posted By Pál_K
The 105/2.5 is indeed a legendary lens. Is your...

The 105/2.5 is indeed a legendary lens.

Is your lens indexed correctly with the head (via the aperture ring twist-twist ritual)? The head's indicator in the photo shows a setting closer to f/1.2...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2020
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
The Barnack Leicas and Contax II/III series have...

The Barnack Leicas and Contax II/III series have good knob operation - not a lot of winding. In fact, it's possible to wind a Barnack Leica just sliding your index finger along the side of the knob...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By Pál_K
I'll check the selling prices and start posting a...

I'll check the selling prices and start posting a monthly RFF 20 Index every month in a separate thread.

It will give me something to do besides collecting string.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 6,992
Posted By Pál_K
Just like the DJIA and S&P 500 are treated as...

Just like the DJIA and S&P 500 are treated as economic indicators, I propose the RFF 20 as an indicator of manual 35mm film camera values.

My list of the RFF 20 components is below. I have yet to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-01-2020
Replies: 72
Views: 2,216
Posted By Pál_K
Three cheers for solid metal...

Three cheers for solid metal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2020
Replies: 84
Views: 2,517
Posted By Pál_K
Ok, thanks for the background info. I've always...

Ok, thanks for the background info. I've always been impressed with the low-light imaging capabilities of digital sensors and wish my phone's camera was more sensitive to low light (a Motorola G6...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,517
Posted By Pál_K
That's my question and thought as well. To me...

That's my question and thought as well.

To me it looks like afternoon sunlight.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-31-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,216
Posted By Pál_K
Not sure how we got from the M9 to the Df, but...

Not sure how we got from the M9 to the Df, but anyway...

Eagerly I anticipated the Df during its pre-introduction tease. Although I applaud Nikon for it, especially the external analog controls,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
They're appealing...

They're appealing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
Brilliant!

Brilliant!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By Pál_K
First try using two of the smaller batteries in...

First try using two of the smaller batteries in case the problem is caused by minute dimensional differences, exacerbated by weather.

Otherwise, if it works in warm conditions, then fails after 30...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-29-2019
Replies: 433
Views: 72,906
Posted By Pál_K
Magical, dreamlike, serene. I love the light,...

Magical, dreamlike, serene. I love the light, the leaves, and water.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By Pál_K
Maybe intermittent connection at lower...

Maybe intermittent connection at lower temperatures, hence no low battery indication and odd behaviour.

Suggest cleaning contacts with cotton swab and drop of isopropyl alcohol. Also check that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,517
Posted By Pál_K
I prefer the top photo because the distant...

I prefer the top photo because the distant background appeals to me more - but that may be because the light has actually changed despite the photos being made minutes apart.

EDIT: actually, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,517
Posted By Pál_K
With my phone I've made quite a few very nice...

With my phone I've made quite a few very nice photos I couldn't have made with a film or even digital camera at the time.

Even so, I much prefer looking at and making film photos and using film...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,713
Posted By Pál_K
As for New York, I've always loved it. Older...

As for New York, I've always loved it. Older buildings midtown and downtown are great photographic subjects, plus the everyday lives of people there. Colors can be fantastic at times even in the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-27-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,216
Posted By Pál_K
Thank you for the explanation.

Thank you for the explanation.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,802
Posted By Pál_K
Another vote for the backdrop. ... and that's a...

Another vote for the backdrop.

... and that's a very clean, nice VX!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
I just noticed the UD designation. That's an 11...

I just noticed the UD designation. That's an 11 element lens! UD = uni + deca = 1 + 10. Nikon engineers likely produced this lens with the idea of correcting or minimizing optical issues. It's...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-24-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,216
Posted By Pál_K
This is the first time I've ever heard of "sensor...

This is the first time I've ever heard of "sensor corrosion". What causes this - excess humidity? Is the M9's sensor more susceptible than those of other digital cameras?
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-24-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Pál_K
That makes a lot of sense. The mid-range and...

That makes a lot of sense. The mid-range and entry-level cameras lose out to the cellphones. A single pro camera and an enthusiast camera will sell. There is still a small market for a legacy...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-23-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Pál_K
Smartphone camera quality ("more than good...

Smartphone camera quality ("more than good enough" for most people) plus the phone's inherent social interconnectivity has hurt all dedicated-cameras, including mirrorless. I'd hoped the Z7 and Z6...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By Pál_K
Ah, now I understand! I happen to have a PB-4...

Ah, now I understand! I happen to have a PB-4 bellows and it came with a slide copier I had no use for (I rarely shoot slides). But now I can use it - thank you.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2019
Replies: 755
Views: 154,957
Posted By Pál_K
Minolta's ads in photography magazines of the...

Minolta's ads in photography magazines of the early 1970's had me lusting for the SRT-101 and that gorgeous 58/1.2 lens.

However, as a student with no money I couldn't dream of affording one. ...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,025
Posted By Pál_K
Nicely done. How do you affix the negatives to...

Nicely done. How do you affix the negatives to that white surface?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-20-2019
Replies: 433
Views: 72,906
Posted By Pál_K
That is sublime!

That is sublime!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,058
Posted By Pál_K
Beautiful photo of a beautiful woman. If the...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful woman. If the photo were sharp, I don't think it would be as good.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,058
Posted By Pál_K
A stunning image. It's not all luck: for that...

A stunning image. It's not all luck: for that photo to be as good as it is, you also had to pick the subject and general composition.

I've got about half a dozen photos that I'd deemed mistakes,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
Helping others spend money - that's what we're...

Helping others spend money - that's what we're here for; that's what "photography" forums are for: a positive feedback loop of talking about cameras, buying cameras, posting photos of cameras so we...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-19-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,970
Posted By Pál_K
The S2 looks good in black - that's nice!

The S2 looks good in black - that's nice!
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,970
Posted By Pál_K
Not much love here for the separate slow speed...

Not much love here for the separate slow speed selector. It's a bit charming, I think. Represents a different era.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By Pál_K
I have all the cameras I've ever used, dating...

I have all the cameras I've ever used, dating back to simple 127-format Kodak Brownie cameras.

So, in over 50 years that's a lot of cameras. I really didn't start to acquire serious and expensive...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,148
Posted By Pál_K
I use either F2 or Leica M according to whim. ...

I use either F2 or Leica M according to whim. The Leica is for casual walking around town. F2 for slower, more deliberate photos mostly of static subjects.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,300
Posted By Pál_K
Also agree on haptics and size. It handles well...

Also agree on haptics and size. It handles well and fits my hands. I suppose I like larger cameras - preferring the M5 to M3, for example.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
Nikon F2S with MB-1 and MD-1 that I added later....

Nikon F2S with MB-1 and MD-1 that I added later. It took me a while to find a nice MB-1 with a working analog meter. For the battery pack I wanted the meter version, not the LEDs.

The lens is a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By Pál_K
I'll expand on my one-liner about keeping...

I'll expand on my one-liner about keeping everything.

So, Olympus: it has sentimental value which you should never discount. Second, it's fully manual and mechanical. There are no proprietary and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
Behold! https://bikehistory.org/bikes/stingray/

Behold!

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/stingray/
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 828
Posted By Pál_K
A hot cool wife. (no, that's not a...

A hot cool wife. (no, that's not a contradiction)




Discussion of Selmer Mk VI's (on SOTW forums) reminds me a lot of discussions of Leica on photography forums.

Here's my tenor (Yamaha, not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
Every little area of that photo has an...

Every little area of that photo has an interesting part. I like the play of the ball, the kid looking at the camera, the kids up beyond the wall. That bike - looks like a Schwinn Sting Ray of the...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-14-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 44,789
Posted By Pál_K
The two cameras are too different for me to...

The two cameras are too different for me to compare. I suppose I like them both equally.

Only thing I worry about with folders is the integrity of the bellows over time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
Fair enough. It's interesting that among the...

Fair enough.

It's interesting that among the pro F cameras, we hear mostly about the plain-prism F, the FTN, the various F2's, etc., but we hear little about original Nikon F cameras with the other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,210
Posted By Pál_K
This is crazy talk! Keep them all.

This is crazy talk! Keep them all.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
You are stronger than I am. The jewel-like...

You are stronger than I am. The jewel-like finish of the EL captivated me and then one look through the viewfinder, revealing its coloured analog scale (similar to FE2 and FM3a), was all that was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
Beautiful. Where is that?

Beautiful. Where is that?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
At this well-known wonderful site there is a...

At this well-known wonderful site there is a table on this page which implies later Nikkormats incorporated an improved variable...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
Another subtlety within the FM production itself...

Another subtlety within the FM production itself is that early FM's had a shutter release lock around the collar - which means you can still release the shutter if the wind lever is flush with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,300
Posted By Pál_K
Good - you're using it as intended, making good...

Good - you're using it as intended, making good photos, and getting your money's worth out of it.

I, however, am guilty. I was transfixed by its display and I have a fetish for the R-series...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
Canon F-1 - 1971 Canon F-1n - 1976 (has...

Canon F-1 - 1971
Canon F-1n - 1976 (has something like 12 improvements to F-1)
Canon New F-1 (F-1N) - 1981 (totally new camera)

The F-1 and F-1n were essentially all-manual-exposure cameras. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
You're quite right, of course, and that's a...

You're quite right, of course, and that's a beautiful FTN you've got there.

Indeed, in newspaper, magazine, and TV images of historical events from the 1960's to early 1970's, the one thing that is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,634
Posted By Pál_K
The last "true" Lotus in the spirit of Colin...

The last "true" Lotus in the spirit of Colin Chapman (light weight, excellent handling, adequate power, no superfluous stuff). It's the car he would've designed had he lived that long. I like the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,529
Posted By Pál_K
Never was anybody. I'm considered like inanimate...

Never was anybody. I'm considered like inanimate object or like something that is not existing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
Heh. I hate the shutter locking via flush wind...

Heh. I hate the shutter locking via flush wind lever. I suppose it's all subjective.

Starting with Pentax, Canon, and the pro Nikons, my first camera that had this feature was a new FM3a. ...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-10-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 21,299
Posted By Pál_K
Very nice. Nice to see all these wonderful...

Very nice.


Nice to see all these wonderful cameras. This last October I had a great time photographing fall colors with my Pen FT. A totally enjoyable experience.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
Some old Nikons are a bargain. Within the last...

Some old Nikons are a bargain.

Within the last few years at swap meets I've seen fully mechanically functioning Nikkormat FTN's for $15. Slow speeds work, no shutter capping, other functions seem...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
FM-3a: the last great mechanical Nikon (with...

FM-3a: the last great mechanical Nikon (with optional electronic operation).

Bought one when they came out. I'd buy another simply because they're so good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 176
Views: 6,723
Posted By Pál_K
My pro-level Nikons consist of: 2 plain-prism...

My pro-level Nikons consist of:
2 plain-prism F's
3 F2 Photomics (DP-1 heads)
2 F2S's, one with MD-1, MB-1 combo
2 F3/T's, one with MD-4
2 F4s's

The plain-prism F's are the most enjoyable for me. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,380
Posted By Pál_K
The V-tail Bonanza is a favorite of mine as well....

The V-tail Bonanza is a favorite of mine as well. Sadly, all we know about this one is that it belonged to "Ray" and he's on some dirt airstrip.

There's probably a V-tail Bonanza forum that might...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,380
Posted By Pál_K
Lytro - I totally forgot about them. ...

Lytro - I totally forgot about them. Interesting concepts.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,380
Posted By Pál_K
Nice. Looking at that, I can only wonder about...

Nice. Looking at that, I can only wonder about the stories those people have and stories about their plane.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By Pál_K
My cameras have become my children; I can't sell...

My cameras have become my children; I can't sell them.

The last camera I sold was maybe in early 1970 - an Argus C3 - because I wanted a real 35mm camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,802
Posted By Pál_K
My vote is for Exakta. I have three VX Exaktas,...

My vote is for Exakta. I have three VX Exaktas, a VX IIa, and an Exakta 500 (Exa II).

I've had them for close to 10 years, have used all of them, and, with the exception of 1/1000 capping on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,795
Posted By Pál_K
The only issues I've had with F2's is that, with...

The only issues I've had with F2's is that, with one, the wind lever standoff became loose in operation. Easily fixed.

Then there are the erratic DP-1 metering heads.

The camera itself is truly...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-04-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,201
Posted By Pál_K
Like an impressionist painting. Very nice.

Like an impressionist painting. Very nice.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,795
Posted By Pál_K
How could I have forgotten the wonderful Contarex...

How could I have forgotten the wonderful Contarex "Bullseye" /"Cyclops"!?!? I'm embarrassed.

The Contarex is beautiful to hold and operate, the small details and engravings are so precise. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,169
Posted By Pál_K
At Walgreens pharmacy: Kodak Ultramax 400, three...

At Walgreens pharmacy: Kodak Ultramax 400, three 24 exposure rolls per box, total $17. Sep. 2021 expiration. I like it enough to buy it.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-02-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,525
Posted By Pál_K
WT... , eh? :D :D (wow, this site censors...

WT... , eh? :D :D

(wow, this site censors mildly humorous acronyms)

I was a math major, have a degree in math (and computer science) and not once, ever, have I had a math dream. Now, dreams...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,795
Posted By Pál_K
Hopefully not a film chip, which can do more...

Hopefully not a film chip, which can do more damage.


Did Zeiss ever do that with a rapid wind lever, though? My Contax IIIa has the shutter speeds, wind, and release all concentric, but the wind...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,795
Posted By Pál_K
Youxin CLA'd my M3 DS - slow speeds were erratic....

Youxin CLA'd my M3 DS - slow speeds were erratic. Now it's like a new camera. I'll be sending my M3 SS to him for the same issue. Rangefinder is crisp.

I have two Leicaflex SL's. Shutters are...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-30-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 6,970
Posted By Pál_K
Deliberately chose an S2 because I knew I'd have...

Deliberately chose an S2 because I knew I'd have only the 50mm lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,169
Posted By Pál_K
It is mostly on social media, TV, and other...

It is mostly on social media, TV, and other advertising that makes many people think Americans or westerners focus on material things above family or social structures, or compassion for others. In...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,169
Posted By Pál_K
Well, not entirely arbitrary: there was an...

Well, not entirely arbitrary: there was an evolution to it.

* Since Thanksgiving is always on Thursday, Americans began making Thursday through Sunday into a long weekend-cum-vacation. These...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,169
Posted By Pál_K
I truly hope demand is increasing - that would...

I truly hope demand is increasing - that would offer film manufacturers reason to keep developing and improving their products.





Those Olympus half frame cameras are seductive. I intended to go...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-29-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,525
Posted By Pál_K
Whatever dream you have, it can always be...

Whatever dream you have, it can always be improved if there's a camera in it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Pál_K
24-120 AF- D is the original "street sweeper"....

24-120 AF- D is the original "street sweeper".

Bought one on a whim long ago and have used it on my D700 for motorsports, but it'll work perfectly on an F4 (which I've done). Quality at longer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,514
Posted By Pál_K
The situation is a reflection of human...

The situation is a reflection of human psychology: someone with a cellphone is perceived as harmless, distracted, and just one of thousands of others in the area. Someone with an actual dedicated...
Forum: Travel 11-26-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,307
Posted By Pál_K
Agree. I hereby give my unwanted opinion. The...

Agree. I hereby give my unwanted opinion.

The value of such a trip is experiencing the beauty and majesty of the landscape, the cities, the people. This is a personal experience and is made even...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 972
Posted By Pál_K
All the suggestions above are very good. I'll...

All the suggestions above are very good.

I'll comment on the Nikonos V, which is a more expensive choice (at least a fully functioning one in the market today).

* It is very well sealed and hefty. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,380
Posted By Pál_K
Wow! That's something more than GAS. I'm...

Wow! That's something more than GAS. I'm curious about the X-Pro1 and Df - what your thoughts were at the time. I like those cameras.

I'm confident my digital camera inventory will stay fixed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,380
Posted By Pál_K
The D700 is my only digital SLR. Was the Df too...

The D700 is my only digital SLR. Was the Df too large or unwieldy for your tastes? I wanted one when they came out - they're essentially a digital F4 with good support for pre-AI lenses. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By Pál_K
I don't understand what is supposed to happen...

I don't understand what is supposed to happen when autobracketing is selected, but only 1 frame is chosen. Seems odd that's even possible.

If 3 are chosen, I'd expect -1, 0, +1 or maybe +1, 0, -1. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,380
Posted By Pál_K
The commentary on some of the photos on that site...

The commentary on some of the photos on that site is hilarious!





8B not 9B.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-23-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,933
Posted By Pál_K
For quality images on a small format, it's hard...

For quality images on a small format, it's hard to beat Minox or the Minolta 16mm. Next step up is Pentax 110.

Has the Nickelodeon Photoblaster been mentioned? Obviously a toy, it is possible to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By Pál_K
I will try that. Thank you!

I will try that. Thank you!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By Pál_K
Aaaghhh! Yes, 1981. At my old age I'm...

Aaaghhh! Yes, 1981. At my old age I'm constantly making mistakes like this. Cannot believe it's 2019!

What really warps my mind is thinking my cousin's grandchildren are his children. I'm not...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-22-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,525
Posted By Pál_K
That actually is interesting, though hard for me...

That actually is interesting, though hard for me to understand why you'd be happy. Clearly, the camera and that lens is something you felt strongly about and became emotionally attached to. If I...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-21-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,525
Posted By Pál_K
About a year ago I dreamt I was using a Kodak...

About a year ago I dreamt I was using a Kodak K100 ciné camera (which I don't have). It was a nice dream and I wrote about it in another forum, but now I can't find it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By Pál_K
20-20 hindsight. Who was to know? Apple had...

20-20 hindsight. Who was to know? Apple had been on the verge of extinction numerous times. If I remember correctly, even Microsoft helped them stay alive in the 1990's "for the good of the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By Pál_K
Interesting. I have a 35/2 v4 with a misaligned...

Interesting. I have a 35/2 v4 with a misaligned aperture index as well. Optics and aperture seem fine on operation though. I don't use the flimsy hood - also, without the hood the viewfinder is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By Pál_K
As have I, photographing watch mechanisms and...

As have I, photographing watch mechanisms and other small items.


That's true, and I found it annoying in actual use.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By Pál_K
Maybe someone from the field of Optics or...

Maybe someone from the field of Optics or Photogrammetry might know for certain.

I'll have to check what is the oldest camera I have that has this indicator.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,332
Posted By Pál_K
Which screen are you using on your F2? If you...

Which screen are you using on your F2? If you have a central split-image screen, some situations may cause half the image to go dark with a f/4.5 aperture (though typically I don't see this until I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By Pál_K
The quality, or lack of it, in labs varies. Long...

The quality, or lack of it, in labs varies.

Long before digital photography, I took some medium format negatives to one highly acclaimed lab close-in in the Portland metro area to get 11x14 prints -...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-19-2019
Replies: 260
Views: 57,976
Posted By Pál_K
Have them both (III, IIIf, M3, M6), like them all...

Have them both (III, IIIf, M3, M6), like them all equally.

If I were to have just one, it'd be the one I don't yet have: an M5 (they fit my hands better).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,612
Posted By Pál_K
That's how I feel as well. Having worked in...

That's how I feel as well.

Having worked in firmware and electronics for over 40 years, I can visualize how the underfunded and inexperienced Reflex team probably had to choose the lowest cost EE...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,332
Posted By Pál_K
Although I don't have that lens, a close...

Although I don't have that lens, a close examination of this 55/2.8 Micro-Nikkor shows screws at f/4 and f/8.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,332
Posted By Pál_K
Chronologically: If you have an F2 Photomic...

Chronologically:

If you have an F2 Photomic (DP-1 head), F2S, or F2SB, you can meter any lens wide open if the lens has rabbit ears. Without rabbit ears (e.g. AF lenses), you have to meter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,332
Posted By Pál_K
Two that have been disappointments to me are the...

Two that have been disappointments to me are the 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 AIS and the 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 AIS.

They just produce softer images than I'm used to.

The 28-85 vignettes badly at 28mm with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By Pál_K
Must be the Twilight Zone. When you got off the...

Must be the Twilight Zone. When you got off the plane, were you in 1979?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Pál_K
D700 is nice. Still gets praise even 11 years...

D700 is nice. Still gets praise even 11 years after it's introduction. One of Nikon's best.

Dpreview shows great images taken with the cameras they test. It's all pretty much the same to me. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pál_K
Well, you're all the way up, all the way up -...

Well, you're all the way up, all the way up - where can you go from there? Nowhere. Exactly. So, what we do when we want that extra push over the edge? 11. Exactly. One louder.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pál_K
Partly to capture things before they are gone or...

Partly to capture things before they are gone or changed.

For artistic photos - because I want to preserve what I see.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By Pál_K
Agree. Even though I have five flashes and...

Agree. Even though I have five flashes and they're fun to play with, I've never made a photo using flash on a camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By Pál_K
A Vivitar 285 on an M6 is like a Columbo V12 in a...

A Vivitar 285 on an M6 is like a Columbo V12 in a Porsche 356 - impressive power, but wildly unbalanced.

Maybe something like a Nikon SB-20 or SB-15? Such flashes sell for under $20 these days. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By Pál_K
Sweet! Had it been a fast-paced event, he...

Sweet! Had it been a fast-paced event, he could've impressed them with a Grafmatic back.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-14-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2,556
Posted By Pál_K
Although I have the original case and strap, with...

Although I have the original case and strap, with those alligator-jaw style connectors, I don't trust the integrity of the old leather. So, into a bag the Rollei goes while I walk around. To make...
Forum: Off Topic 11-12-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Pál_K
All the leaves are brown...

Match a photo, song, or a lyric that goes with it, or vice versa.

"All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray" - California Dreamin', The Mama's & The Papas, 1965
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-12-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,722
Posted By Pál_K
That makes sense for a lot of photographic...

That makes sense for a lot of photographic situations.

Only when photographing landscapes, buildings, or some plants and trees (none of which move quickly) might I choose to use a meter. I've...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-11-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4,164
Posted By Pál_K
I come here only for the signatures; that's all I...

I come here only for the signatures; that's all I read. I especially like lists of gear, if only to confirm that I have at least two of whatever anyone else has listed and that I'm not missing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-11-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,722
Posted By Pál_K
Here's my 1934 Leica III with nickel Elmar 50/3.5...

Here's my 1934 Leica III with nickel Elmar 50/3.5 which I used daily this year for two months (carried in a small pouch). I bought it with the lens a few years ago from a friend - about $500. All...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,488
Posted By Pál_K
The KX has numerous advantages over the...

The KX has numerous advantages over the K1000:

-shutter speeds visible in finder (match needle type)
-aperture visible in finder
-mirror lock-up
-self timer
-meter on/off via wind lever

The K2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2019
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,709
Posted By Pál_K
One thing you'll discover is just how sharp that...

One thing you'll discover is just how sharp that 35/2.5 lens is - it's very good, one of Nikon's best.

Another thing you'll discover is that the Nikonos will keep the shutter open for many seconds,...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-09-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Pál_K
Research John Walker Jr. He was an American who...

Research John Walker Jr. He was an American who used a Minox C (given to him by the Soviets) to photograph U.S. Navy secret documents for over 10 years. His camera had over 250,000 shutter...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-09-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,589
Posted By Pál_K
This is one of those Joni Mitchel Big Yellow Taxi...

This is one of those Joni Mitchel Big Yellow Taxi realizations - you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.

So for me:

Kodachrome II (ASA 25)
Plus X
Kodak HIE (high speed infrared)
Kodak Tech...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-07-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By Pál_K
I have a GW690III and have looked through the...

I have a GW690III and have looked through the finder of a II. My impression was that both were nearly equal. In neither case would I call them dim or hard to focus, though I will say the edges of...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-07-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By Pál_K
Here is something I posted not long ago...

Here is something I posted not long ago elsewhere:

V - X - M is a common setting on Synchro-Compur leaf shutter cameras or lenses with such shutters. V ("Vorlaufwerk") is the delay timer - but X and...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 11-06-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By Pál_K
Long ago I encountered the correct German...

Long ago I encountered the correct German pronunciation for Voigtländer and have tactfully described it to my fellow photographer friends (who enjoy looking at my Bessamatic). Thank you for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2019
Replies: 9,209
Views: 914,709
Posted By Pál_K
Not sure whether I should be wondering what...

Not sure whether I should be wondering what happened to the bellows or wondering why the camera is apparently on the roof.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,293
Posted By Pál_K
You are my idol. My meagre stash:

You are my idol.


My meagre stash:
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,326
Posted By Pál_K
Minoxen can be addictive. I started with one...

Minoxen can be addictive. I started with one IIIs. Here is a B (in its case, to save the selenium meter when not in use), two IIIs's, a III, and a II. I use them often. I've had 8x10 quality...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,948
Posted By Pál_K
Very nicely done. Elegant!

Very nicely done. Elegant!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 2,326
Posted By Pál_K
In actual use while traveling, I have taken my...

In actual use while traveling, I have taken my Olympus XA2 and one 35mm SLR - typically this has been a Pentax SP500, Canon AE-1 Program, or Nikon F2.

But, just for a fun photo:
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-28-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,412
Posted By Pál_K
That's the way I use my X-Pro1. However, I don't...

That's the way I use my X-Pro1. However, I don't even bother with RAW, because the jpegs are perfectly OK for me. I don't use any of the film modes explicitly - whatever the default is, that's...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,412
Posted By Pál_K
That's true, but in cases where that would matter...

That's true, but in cases where that would matter I switch to the EVF. Most of my subjects using the OVF are relatively distant, like a building or house across the street.

I love Fuji for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,854
Posted By Pál_K
A friend of mine has a Heuer Autavia; he wears it...

A friend of mine has a Heuer Autavia; he wears it to car club events including when he's racing and working in the pits. Unless your daily routine exposes your watch to a real risk of damage, I see...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-24-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 11,412
Posted By Pál_K
An unrelated question: In the optical viewfinder...

An unrelated question:

In the optical viewfinder mode there is the white square "estimated" focus point and Fuji allows you to enable display of the actual focus point, which appears as a green...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-22-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By Pál_K
Price only matters for those buying, selling, or...

Price only matters for those buying, selling, or trading. Those happy with the lenses they already have can just smile and make photos.

I'm content with the Leica cameras and lenses I already...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 6,854
Posted By Pál_K
Excellent advice. If only we had this for...

Excellent advice. If only we had this for cameras.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,183
Posted By Pál_K
I also liked the Prisoner-style reference in your...

I also liked the Prisoner-style reference in your title. :)
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-21-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,201
Posted By Pál_K
Inspiring! What a nice collection of photos and...

Inspiring! What a nice collection of photos and memories to have.

This is my favorite thread.
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