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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By rumbliegeos
I got the second one for my M2. I think it will...

I got the second one for my M2. I think it will last a long time if the qr clamp is not over-tightened. The material is very “grippy” and makes it easy to hold the camera securely. I like...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By rumbliegeos
I really prefer to have tripod feet that have the...

I really prefer to have tripod feet that have the capacity to use either spikes or rubber feet. My main tripods are a Manfrotto for which I bought replacement retractable spike feet, and an old Gitzo...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 1,833
Posted By rumbliegeos
I greatly enjoyed shooting a Nikon D200 until I...

I greatly enjoyed shooting a Nikon D200 until I really needed better high ISO performance. Then I sold it.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 41,135
Posted By rumbliegeos
Echoing Larry above, in another episode of...

Echoing Larry above, in another episode of Babylon Berlin, that I think is supposed to take place in 1929, a police or newspaper photographer is shown using a camera that is clearly one of those...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,415
Posted By rumbliegeos
Wanted an M mount camera with a meter, especially...

Wanted an M mount camera with a meter, especially small. Bought a CL, the meter needed work so I had a prominent CL specialist work on it. After two trips back to get the meter to stop drifting, I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 98
Views: 3,104
Posted By rumbliegeos
This really is an old debate. I own both because...

This really is an old debate. I own both because they do different things well. My F2 is useful for shooting small things at short distances, and for shooting telephotos longer than 90mm. And as said...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-21-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,299
Posted By rumbliegeos
And a little Konica Autoreflex C I inherited from...

And a little Konica Autoreflex C I inherited from my father has a shutter and mirror sound like two quick strokes of a large chef's knife on a sharpening steel!
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-16-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By rumbliegeos
Just judging by the lenses I have owned , there...

Just judging by the lenses I have owned
, there were several different coatings systems used in the pre-AI days that ranged in color from deep blue (e.g. early 50mm 2.0) to reddish (e.g. 50mm 1.4...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-30-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By rumbliegeos
I once owned a Perkeo II and eventually bought a...

I once owned a Perkeo II and eventually bought a Kontur, and thought it was great. But I eventually sold both camera and finder. Recently a Super Ikonta 532/16 came my way, and I just bought another...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By rumbliegeos
For what it is worth, I just got my first M2, it...

For what it is worth, I just got my first M2, it was serviced by a prominent Leica specialist, and it acts the same way.
Gerry
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-10-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 2,299
Posted By rumbliegeos
As an F2 and M2 user I agree completely with the...

As an F2 and M2 user I agree completely with the preceding two posters. I think of the F2 shutter sound at the higher speeds as a bark, and the M2 as a quiet little “ssnickkk”.


Sent...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-08-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,504
Posted By rumbliegeos
I have owned a IIIf BD and a IIIf RD, but sold...

I have owned a IIIf BD and a IIIf RD, but sold them, even though they were a lot of fun to shoot. I recently acquired an M2, and it is gem. Love the simple viewfinder.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2019
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,785
Posted By rumbliegeos
I bought CLAs for an M2 (also re-covered) and a...

I bought CLAs for an M2 (also re-covered) and a 35mm Summaron 3.5 M lens. And a 9 foot darkroom sink for a future darkroom in a building that has not been constructed yet.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 16,026
Posted By rumbliegeos
My new M2 and my old RB67, two cameras mentioned...

My new M2 and my old RB67, two cameras mentioned by others.


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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By rumbliegeos
Actually, it was an "F-Grip" that I used on the...

Actually, it was an "F-Grip" that I used on the Nikons.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By rumbliegeos
I suspected this pool of expertise would come...

I suspected this pool of expertise would come through on this one. The Metrocase grip looks perfect, and it costs less than the original RRS plate. I actually owned an M-Grip at one point that I used...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-20-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By rumbliegeos
Quick release plate options for M2

I just got my first Leica M, an M2 in remarkably good condition. My only experience with Leicas before this was with two Barnacks. They were fun, but this machine is something else.

I'd like to get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,748
Posted By rumbliegeos
In terms of appearance I suspect you would like...

In terms of appearance I suspect you would like the Voigtlander Vito and Vitomatic series. Their Color Skopar and Ultron lenses are great. If you go in that direction make sure their Prontor shutters...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-27-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,464
Posted By rumbliegeos
I went through a search for a 35mm LTM lens like...

I went through a search for a 35mm LTM lens like this. As I mentioned in an earlier thread on the topic, I very much liked the image qualities of the Summaron 35mm 3.5 LTM, but you should try one...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By rumbliegeos
Have you tried to pull the lens assembly outward,...

Have you tried to pull the lens assembly outward, away from the camera body, at the top of the assembly? Index finger on the top of the lens and thumb on its base. I had a Perkeo that required that...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-14-2019
Replies: 363
Views: 108,386
Posted By rumbliegeos
Wow, you have a Miroflex. Is the shutter...

Wow, you have a Miroflex. Is the shutter functional?
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-14-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,743
Posted By rumbliegeos
This is what Ivor Matanle said about what I...

This is what Ivor Matanle said about what I expect was the last model of Retina B:

"Looking very much like a Retina IIIC is this Retina IB (Stuttgart Type 019), introduced in 1957. This has a...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 04-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2,743
Posted By rumbliegeos
I remember reading an Ivor Matanle book in which...

I remember reading an Ivor Matanle book in which he said that the Retina 1B had an upgraded lens that was unusual for the Retina range, and was of very high quality. The book in question is packed...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-27-2019
Replies: 673
Views: 21,145
Posted By rumbliegeos
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/40515982143_8d...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7880/40515982143_8d210f8836_o.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-16-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By rumbliegeos
There should be multiple camera repair shops that...

There should be multiple camera repair shops that could fix that problem. But, you should call them and describe the problem in case the fix would involve parts they might not have.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2018
Replies: 5,694
Views: 512,408
Posted By rumbliegeos
This thread is a prime example of why I keep...

This thread is a prime example of why I keep coming back to this forum year after year.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-25-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By rumbliegeos
I seem to remember that you don’t need to...

I seem to remember that you don’t need to remount the F3 finder in a F2 finder frame if you place the finder in the camera front to back. Do a search on that.


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Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2018
Replies: 70
Views: 2,995
Posted By rumbliegeos
Orson Welles and Polanski

Orson Welles and Polanski
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By rumbliegeos
I bought the 4.0 version from a pro who made the...

I bought the 4.0 version from a pro who made the 80-200 2.8 transition back in the day and used it for years as a primary zoom. It is sharp, and the only downside I found was that it is quite large,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 128
Views: 6,942
Posted By rumbliegeos
A wonderful story. I'm involved in university...

A wonderful story. I'm involved in university education, and it is truly a pleasure to work with students like your son. You clearly raised him well.
Forum: Travel 06-21-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,055
Posted By rumbliegeos
You have received good advice so far. Everybody...

You have received good advice so far. Everybody composes and shoots differently, but I spend a lot of time in the North Atlantic islands, including Iceland, and I have always liked to use telephotos...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-06-2018
Replies: 323
Views: 26,048
Posted By rumbliegeos
Like some of the other posters on this page, I...

Like some of the other posters on this page, I never liked the Nikon F3. The film wind was certainly smooth, but I thought the metering readout and the metering pattern were much less useful than the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-25-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,682
Posted By rumbliegeos
I would also support the 35mm 2 AIS for a...

I would also support the 35mm 2 AIS for a combination of quality and versatility. I also have a 50mm 1.8 AIS, and it is sharp, sharp, sharp, but I have taken some photos with it that have truly...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-10-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 2,578
Posted By rumbliegeos
Tables for shutter speed compensation for small...

Tables for shutter speed compensation for small apertures were provided in old Kodak shooting guides. There was a lot of good information in those guides.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-30-2017
Replies: 140
Views: 12,636
Posted By rumbliegeos
Sony Cybershot 5.0 - bought used, good...

Sony Cybershot 5.0 - bought used, good introduction
Nikon D200 - great camera, sold because of limited high ISO quality
Panasonic P&S - terrible image quality despite relatively high mp count,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-18-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 7,276
Posted By rumbliegeos
From my perspective the big difference is in the...

From my perspective the big difference is in the ease of changing the aperture and using filters. The Summitar has an aperture ring that can be accessed when filters are installed, and with an...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-12-2017
Replies: 104
Views: 11,176
Posted By rumbliegeos
Like an early contributor to this thread I like...

Like an early contributor to this thread I like Tamrac straps with clips so that I can detach the strap when the camera is on a tripod. I've never had a clip open unexpectedly or break, but I also...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-02-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,460
Posted By rumbliegeos
I can say from experience that you can buy a...

I can say from experience that you can buy a very clean Summaron 35mm 3.5 LTM lens, and it can develop haze within a few years.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,257
Posted By rumbliegeos
For something a little different, a Konica...

For something a little different, a Konica Autoreflex TC with 40mm 1.8 lens. Sharp, versatile lens, although the camera's shutter sound is almost like a MF SLR's.


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Forum: Fuji X Series 01-24-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By rumbliegeos
All excellent suggestions, thank you. I'll check...

All excellent suggestions, thank you. I'll check out the weights of the Fuji lenses without tripod mounts and investigate adapters that have tripod sockets. I'm used to using heavy duty film and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-23-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By rumbliegeos
I should have specified that I was thinkiing...

I should have specified that I was thinkiing about lenses without integral tripod mounts, like the moderate zoom I mentioned (which weighs about 780g). I usually cradle long lenses with my hands when...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-22-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By rumbliegeos
use of a heavy Nikon SLR lens on an XE-1 or 2

I have decided to move into mirrorless photography by buying a used XE-1 or XE-2, and an 18-55 kit lens. However, I would also like to have a longer telephoto capability before I buy another Fuji...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2017
Replies: 470
Views: 98,596
Posted By rumbliegeos
Love this shot: the two guys, who seem pretty...

Love this shot: the two guys, who seem pretty comfortable with your shooting, and the cultural and life habits references - the HP Sauce, biscuit container and biscuits, the crisps wrapper,...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-08-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 56,444
Posted By rumbliegeos
Very, very sorry to hear this. He was a truly...

Very, very sorry to hear this. He was a truly positive force for photography in general and for this forum.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2017
Replies: 128
Views: 8,681
Posted By rumbliegeos
I don't hear it very often these days, but I've...

I don't hear it very often these days, but I've always liked the wheezy click of the Prontor shutter on my Vitomatic I.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2016
Replies: 1,048
Views: 137,670
Posted By rumbliegeos
Along with Dave Leo, I completely agree with...

Along with Dave Leo, I completely agree with this. The revolution in the design is particularly impressive when you think of the metallic warthogs that were the run-of-the-mill sedans of the time (at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-22-2016
Replies: 93
Views: 6,791
Posted By rumbliegeos
The diversity and quality of the images in this...

The diversity and quality of the images in this thread embody why RFF is my favorite photography forum.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-18-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By rumbliegeos
I've owned quite a few of the cameras under...

I've owned quite a few of the cameras under discussion here. I also do not think you are likely to get a MF rangefinder or folder that will produce reliably good images for 200 euros unless you are...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-12-2016
Replies: 128
Views: 8,681
Posted By rumbliegeos
I always liked the sound of the Copal shutter in...

I always liked the sound of the Copal shutter in my now long-gone Nikkormat FTN. For different reasons I like the mirror and shutter sounds in my RB: you really know you have fired the shutter after...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 1,863
Posted By rumbliegeos
The light conditions in Maine are quite variable...

The light conditions in Maine are quite variable through the seasons and in different weather, but much like as in Vermont as discussed above. One special kind fo lighting that I like is when we have...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 10-20-2016
Replies: 387
Views: 44,912
Posted By rumbliegeos
I agree. The lens is clearly wonderful, but I...

I agree. The lens is clearly wonderful, but I think you could take sensational street portraits using an Agfa Clack.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-28-2016
Replies: 623
Views: 143,727
Posted By rumbliegeos
There are many wonderful, and in some cases quite...

There are many wonderful, and in some cases quite surreal, images in this thread.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 13,764
Posted By rumbliegeos
I have an AI'd 50mm 1.4 SC that I bought new in...

I have an AI'd 50mm 1.4 SC that I bought new in 1973, and it has veiling flare, low contrast, etc. When you shine a bright light through it you can see that it also has an even coating of very fine...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-20-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 25,216
Posted By rumbliegeos
Nikon F2A Leica IIIf Nikkormat FTN Rolleicord...

Nikon F2A
Leica IIIf
Nikkormat FTN
Rolleicord Va
Rollei 35S

I've shot the great majority of my photographs with these cameras.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-11-2016
Replies: 78
Views: 10,072
Posted By rumbliegeos
I projected 35mm slides for years in teaching,...

I projected 35mm slides for years in teaching, and became acquainted with the different qualities of projectors and lenses. Both Schneider and Navitar made high end lenses for Kodak Carousel and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-08-2016
Replies: 97
Views: 6,240
Posted By rumbliegeos
For some time In the US every critical national...

For some time In the US every critical national issue, especially social issues, becomes the subject of a "conversation", not a serious discussion or debate. Iconic is one of those words that loses...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By rumbliegeos
I own the Sekonic, and have owned the Digisix. I...

I own the Sekonic, and have owned the Digisix. I prefer the Sekonic user interface better than the digital Gossen one, but it you are at all concerned about precision in setting the iso, the setting...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 6,589
Posted By rumbliegeos
Wow, beautiful...

Wow, beautiful...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 33,419
Posted By rumbliegeos
What troubles me the most about the vote, and...

What troubles me the most about the vote, and other current political trends in many places, is the willingness of very large numbers of people to make choices with extremely unpredictable outcomes....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-08-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 11,155
Posted By rumbliegeos
By the way, an Amish man's straw hat is terrific...

By the way, an Amish man's straw hat is terrific for keeping the sun off your head, but you really stand out in a crowd except in a few select parts of the world...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-08-2016
Replies: 96
Views: 11,155
Posted By rumbliegeos
Everybody has their own interests in aesthetics...

Everybody has their own interests in aesthetics and style. I don't care about clothes, cars or watches, but I'm happy to invest in things like photographic equipment (of course), travel, concert...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 06-06-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,631
Posted By rumbliegeos
This is a great set of photos, and also a...

This is a great set of photos, and also a wonderful story. I hope you continue to do this type of work in other parts of rural America, as well as WV.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-17-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,714
Posted By rumbliegeos
"Old Order Amish: Their Enduring Way of Life"...

"Old Order Amish: Their Enduring Way of Life" (1993), with photography by Lucian Niemeyer and text by Donald B. Kraybill has wonderful images of farm life. Niemeyer was given an unusual degree of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-16-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 3,243
Posted By rumbliegeos
I'm also not surprised, I've always thought your...

I'm also not surprised, I've always thought your work is terrific. I hope these opportunities lead to a wider, formal showing of your images.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-25-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,728
Posted By rumbliegeos
I buy what I feel I need for my work, which has...

I buy what I feel I need for my work, which has its own changing demands. My digital SLR is a Nikon D7000 that replaced a D200 when I needed the better high ISO performance for shooting out of...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-30-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,467
Posted By rumbliegeos
I replaced a Leica IIIf (which does not have a...

I replaced a Leica IIIf (which does not have a meter or built-in framelines) with a Bessa R2 in the last year, and I like it very much. I agree with the comments above that a CV 35/2.5 is probably...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-21-2016
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,529
Posted By rumbliegeos
User: mablesound Comment: Bought a 35mm ZM lens...

User: mablesound

Comment: Bought a 35mm ZM lens from John, and everything went smoothly.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-21-2016
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,529
Posted By rumbliegeos
User: Whitecat Comment: Bought a B+W orange...

User: Whitecat

Comment: Bought a B+W orange filter from Gil, and it was in great shape and shipped promptly.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 51,690
Posted By rumbliegeos
About a year and a half ago I lost two fountain...

About a year and a half ago I lost two fountain pens, an English Parker 61 (aerometric fill) with which I had written a PhD dissertation 30 years ago, and an inexpensive Reform 1745 (?) school pen....
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-16-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,537
Posted By rumbliegeos
Ditto advice on the external hard drives. I...

Ditto advice on the external hard drives. I actually back up to two, at intervals, and keep one in my business office. High resolution files fill up even DVDs quickly.

However, one extra thing that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-14-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 6,512
Posted By rumbliegeos
I always hoped that Essex Camera Repair had the...

I always hoped that Essex Camera Repair had the potential to keep training new people in traditional repair methods, and then Hurricane Sandy did them in...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-26-2015
Replies: 2,235
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 252,529
Posted By rumbliegeos
User: jbig Had a very satisfactory transaction...

User: jbig

Had a very satisfactory transaction with John. I highly recommended him as a seller.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-01-2015
Replies: 128
Views: 14,194
Posted By rumbliegeos
Acquiring scratches on glasses from camera...

Acquiring scratches on glasses from camera viewfinders is the main reason I have asked for glass lenses for years, against a lot of predictable resistance from the optometrist, and paying more for...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By rumbliegeos
If I were going to use the camera mostly with the...

If I were going to use the camera mostly with the 40mm lens, I wouldn't be so concerned with the meter, but I use a 90mm lens quite a bit, and for that I would prefer a TTL meter rather than a hand...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-28-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,989
Posted By rumbliegeos
I love the size and ergonomics of the CL, and I'd...

I love the size and ergonomics of the CL, and I'd like to try the 40mm C lens. But...I bought one advertised as fully functional from a large, well-respected ebay camera dealer and the meter turned...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-23-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,319
Posted By rumbliegeos
That cable mount was adopted by a fairly strange...

That cable mount was adopted by a fairly strange range of cameras, including Ricoh Diacord TLRs. It makes a very secure attachment to the camera, especially with a cable release as heavily engineered...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-22-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,522
Posted By rumbliegeos
I owned a 1970s Jupiter 12 and 1980s Jupiter 8...

I owned a 1970s Jupiter 12 and 1980s Jupiter 8 and both worked well on my IIIf. Both had a greater susceptibility to flare than more modern lenses, but they were incredible values given their other...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,807
Posted By rumbliegeos
Wonderful and inspirational. Serendipity often...

Wonderful and inspirational. Serendipity often rewards creative leaps like this (versus investing in "more of the same"). Love Trondheim, btw.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,475
Posted By rumbliegeos
You can use an F3 screen in an F2 by simply...

You can use an F3 screen in an F2 by simply orienting the lip on the screen frame toward the front of the camera. I have had no difficulty in installing or removing the screen used this way, and it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-07-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,359
Posted By rumbliegeos
I used one on a IIIF with a Russian 35mm...

I used one on a IIIF with a Russian 35mm auxiliary finder quite happily for an extended period. It wasn't a camera with integral framelines, but it still made a pretty small kit. Nice lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,350
Posted By rumbliegeos
Like most of the other posters here, I am usually...

Like most of the other posters here, I am usually most interested in depth of field in shooting, and set the aperture first and the shutter speed second. I agree it is awkward to remove one hand to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-21-2015
Replies: 4,648
Views: 1,321,157
Posted By rumbliegeos
Terrific images.

Terrific images.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 51,690
Posted By rumbliegeos
some pen repairers and nib specialists

Richard Binder is no longer repairing pens, unfortunately. But there are quite a few other pen mavens. In the US I quite like the work done by Inkjpen Vintage Fountain Pen http://ink-pen.com/. John...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-21-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 51,690
Posted By rumbliegeos
Two very different beasts.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/556/19265451354_8e3bc8571a_b.jpg

My first fountain pen, a Sheaffer school pen from about 1967, and my latest, an English Croxley Dickinson pen from about 1946. Both...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-15-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 51,690
Posted By rumbliegeos
I cannot figure out how to include the image from...

I cannot figure out how to include the image from my original post in this reply. However, the Conway Stewarts above date from the 1920s through to the early 1960s, and the ones with the black,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-14-2015
Replies: 371
Views: 51,690
Posted By rumbliegeos
Like photo gear, fountain pens can become...

Like photo gear, fountain pens can become addictive. These are vintage Conway Stewarts, a major English brand:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/9245684151_cee14fbedc_b.jpg...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-10-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,999
Posted By rumbliegeos
Apart from their social/political significance, I...

Apart from their social/political significance, I am tired of the high key/pastel world/human anemia faded color look that at this point seems a very affected approach. I agree completely that the...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-04-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 10,417
Posted By rumbliegeos
If you want more contrast in your photos, the CV...

If you want more contrast in your photos, the CV 35mm will certainly deliver. On saturated slide film I often found it resulted in a choice between blown highlights or blocked shadows, but I'm not as...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,921
Posted By rumbliegeos
At least on my Summaron 3.5, which is an A36...

At least on my Summaron 3.5, which is an A36 fitting model, if you adjust the aperture the focus changes: you quickly learn to meter the shot with the infinity focus lock on, then focus after the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-26-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,921
Posted By rumbliegeos
Started with a Jupiter 12 - too much flare and...

Started with a Jupiter 12 - too much flare and care required with the rear element - moved onto a CV Skopar 2.5 Classic - too contrasty for me - ended up with a Summaron 3.5 (LTM). I like the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,028
Posted By rumbliegeos
If you like black and white photography, check...

If you like black and white photography, check out Michael Kenna's work. Also, Colin Baxter's panoramic views of the Scottish Highlands for color. Two extremely different approaches.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-05-2015
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,785
Posted By rumbliegeos
After an epic fail in trying to get a Leica CL...

After an epic fail in trying to get a Leica CL with a working meter, I gave up and bought a Voigtlander R2. Nice viewfinder.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-22-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,394
Posted By rumbliegeos
Your subjects and photographs are great for...

Your subjects and photographs are great for showing off how sharp the Color Skopars are, with a smooth rendition and saturated colors. They are why I have a Vito B, a Vitomatic I, and a Perkeo II.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2014
Replies: 3,588
Views: 912,809
Posted By rumbliegeos
This is so cool...

This is so cool...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-19-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 7,166
Posted By rumbliegeos
I have found that some family members show very...

I have found that some family members show very little interest in family photographs at one age, and then develop a strong interest at another age. Also, it is almost impossible to predict who will...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-01-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 17,265
Posted By rumbliegeos
Stewart, get well quickly so you can go out and...

Stewart, get well quickly so you can go out and shoot more excellent photos.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-28-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 8,434
Posted By rumbliegeos
Correction: "Paths of Glory"

Correction: "Paths of Glory"
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 11-28-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 8,434
Posted By rumbliegeos
Peter, thank you for posting this information. I...

Peter, thank you for posting this information. I had read about Kubrick's use of the very fast lens so that candle-lit interiors shots would be as authentic as possible, but it is very interesting to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-25-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By rumbliegeos
Just a guess here, but I would not rule out a...

Just a guess here, but I would not rule out a possible pairing with some kind of optical field surveying instrument similar to a Brunton Pocket Field transit. Especially if the head seems to be quite...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2014
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,785
Posted By rumbliegeos
Leica CL, to replace a IIIf RD.

Leica CL, to replace a IIIf RD.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By rumbliegeos
Thank you very much. I now see what is required....

Thank you very much. I now see what is required. Since there are not any 35mm framelines to be brought up on the CL, I just bought an inexpensive 50mm aftermarket adapter on ebay that has the cutout...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-19-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By rumbliegeos
advice on Summaron LTM and M adapters

I just got my first M mount camera, a CL, and I bought 3 LTM to M adapters for using my Summitar, Summaron 3.5, Nikon 50mm 2.0 LTM and Elmar 90mm 4.0 lenses. So far everything seems to be working as...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 09-29-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 5,975
Posted By rumbliegeos
There are always controversies on photography...

There are always controversies on photography forums, but I continue to be impressed by how many people on this one are able to use both film and digital technology without getting caught up in...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,393
Posted By rumbliegeos
What a classic beauty! In the old days the body...

What a classic beauty! In the old days the body construction was called "coachwork", betraying the origins of the craft.
Forum: Other RF 07-30-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 7,421
Posted By rumbliegeos
I cannot remember, but I would be very surprised...

I cannot remember, but I would be very surprised if Galen Rowell did not use a rangefinder or scale focus camera at some points in his mountaineering photography.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-29-2014
Replies: 314
Views: 52,423
Posted By rumbliegeos
I have no regrets about anything I sold, but I...

I have no regrets about anything I sold, but I really, really, regret failing to buy a Rolleiflex E 2.8 in what appeared to be perfect condition, with lots of accessories, about ten years ago offered...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,621
Posted By rumbliegeos
I also send all of my E-6 film to AgX, and I...

I also send all of my E-6 film to AgX, and I agree with all of the positive comments here. Mike is a perfectionist, and offers reasonable prices for very good work.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By rumbliegeos
If not used to using a long lens you will find...

If not used to using a long lens you will find that it will require a refined tripod technique, especially with the equivalent of a 600mm lens.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-02-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 8,709
Posted By rumbliegeos
Here is a point that may be completely bogus. I...

Here is a point that may be completely bogus. I bought a IIIf to be used with the CV 21mm because I thought it would also allow for flexible use with other lenses and would hold its value for resale....
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-28-2014
Replies: 183
Views: 27,757
Posted By rumbliegeos
I had been using large Nikon slrs for many years,...

I had been using large Nikon slrs for many years, when in the early 2000s I wanted to get a light, small, backup camera for scientific fieldwork. I had been reading Ivor Matanle's Classic Cameras...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,401
Posted By rumbliegeos
You sound like you are at a nomadic stage of...

You sound like you are at a nomadic stage of life. I sold my first enlarger last fall, and it would have been perfect for you. It was a Durst F60, which would cover 35mm up to 6X6. Small, good...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-18-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 3,068
Posted By rumbliegeos
The button that actuates the light reading is not...

The button that actuates the light reading is not conveniently placed for measuring from a camera hot shoe. I agree with most of the comments so far, but would add that one thing that decreases its...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2014
Replies: 1,203
Views: 340,851
Posted By rumbliegeos
In looking at the images in this thread, I feel...

In looking at the images in this thread, I feel like the acuity of my vision has increased by about 30%: the combination of the sharpness of in-focus details and the beautiful texture of oof areas is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 7,069
Posted By rumbliegeos
I once made the mistake of answering a post about...

I once made the mistake of answering a post about Nikon lenses on APUG by including the phrase "...and it works well on digital bodies, too", and was almost instantly sent a message by an...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-24-2014
Replies: 1,585
Views: 202,513
Posted By rumbliegeos
Midnight looks like a very happy dog. Amelia...

Midnight looks like a very happy dog. Amelia Pond, not so happy....hope they are coming to an understanding.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-17-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,639
Posted By rumbliegeos
This is precisely what I was thinking of: they...

This is precisely what I was thinking of: they are extremely inexpensive, they have a full range of auto-exposure modes, and you have motorized, sequential shooting if you want it. I agree that the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-14-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 8,100
Posted By rumbliegeos
For what it is worth, I followed the path you are...

For what it is worth, I followed the path you are on and first bought at Jupiter 12, and it was sharp, but it did have the flare issues described early in this thread. Then I bought the CV 35mm 2.5...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By rumbliegeos
That is what I call an artifact. I hope it can be...

That is what I call an artifact. I hope it can be restored to functionality economically, but it is pretty cool just as it is.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-31-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,130
Posted By rumbliegeos
What very beautiful bags, but I agree about how...

What very beautiful bags, but I agree about how they could attract thieves. Although they are in no way aesthetically pleasing, I like the Lowepro bags that have built in, tucked away rain covers,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-29-2014
Replies: 56
Views: 3,714
Posted By rumbliegeos
As an American who has spent a lot of time in...

As an American who has spent a lot of time in Britain, I think taking a tour for an introductory survey is a great idea. Renting a car and making your own itinerary is a great experience for meeting...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2014
Replies: 3,164
Views: 496,398
Posted By rumbliegeos
This has made my day.

This has made my day.
Forum: RFF Polls 02-19-2014
Replies: 188
Views: 34,036
Posted By rumbliegeos
Actually, lenses wider than 28mm are my least...

Actually, lenses wider than 28mm are my least favorite lenses, but I consider that a personal defect.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-10-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 4,774
Posted By rumbliegeos
The Jupiter 12 was the first 35mm lens I owned...

The Jupiter 12 was the first 35mm lens I owned for my IIIf. Great resolution, had minor flare issues (the lens was a 70s black version). I traded it for the 35mm 2.5 Skopar: liked the resolution,...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-06-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,761
Posted By rumbliegeos
Solinar or Apotar lens?

Solinar or Apotar lens?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-05-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 14,376
Posted By rumbliegeos
I would expect that everyone has different vision...

I would expect that everyone has different vision and perception to some degree, so this topic is predictably very subjective. And I also suspect that the degree of improvement or otherwise offered...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-31-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,665
Posted By rumbliegeos
I'm not "fully committed" to any "subjects", but...

I'm not "fully committed" to any "subjects", but I definitely have a greater affinity for shooting some things than others: e.g. I'd rather photograph architecture and coastal scenics than make macro...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,978
Posted By rumbliegeos
Leaving aside the domestic authority issue, I'd...

Leaving aside the domestic authority issue, I'd have to ask how much you use the autoexposure function on the F3? It is one aspect of the camera that does not kind of duplicate the other Fs. If that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 5,291
Posted By rumbliegeos
I'm very far from a digital photography maven,...

I'm very far from a digital photography maven, but I certainly agree that the way a camera turns an image into a file seems more important than the gross number of pixels it can record. I have owned...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 6,278
Posted By rumbliegeos
A black FTN was my only good camera for many...

A black FTN was my only good camera for many years, and I enjoyed it greatly. It eventually developed a fatal shutter jam. Actually, I really liked the shutter speed control around the lens, I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-05-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,689
Posted By rumbliegeos
I bought an inexpensive 16mp Panasonic point and...

I bought an inexpensive 16mp Panasonic point and shoot, and I wasn't expecting a lot from it. But its image quality was not just substandard, it was dreadful, and I experimented with a lot of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2013
Replies: 2,009
Views: 303,712
Posted By rumbliegeos
Bravo! That is definitely a nice car. Now I want...

Bravo! That is definitely a nice car. Now I want to see a Deusenberg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-07-2013
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,785
Posted By rumbliegeos
A "Texas Leica", yee-haw! But it hasn't arrived...

A "Texas Leica", yee-haw! But it hasn't arrived yet. Now I need to sell off some stuff to pay for it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-27-2013
Replies: 148
Views: 8,975
Posted By rumbliegeos
Nikon F3 - just never liked either the meter...

Nikon F3 - just never liked either the meter read-out or the metering pattern. And I agree about the Olympus Epic/MJUII - the image quality never seemed wonderful to me.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-09-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 3,857
Posted By rumbliegeos
Boris, I looked at the photos on flickr - bravo,...

Boris, I looked at the photos on flickr - bravo, great stuff. The exhibit must have been a very rewarding experience. I, too, would like to visit Lithuania because of what your photos record and...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-15-2013
Replies: 387
Views: 82,473
Posted By rumbliegeos
I am stunned by the tonality and clarity of the...

I am stunned by the tonality and clarity of the images in this thread. The night shots are especially impressive.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-05-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,736
Posted By rumbliegeos
I like to take my F2A out with a 35mm 2 AIS, and...

I like to take my F2A out with a 35mm 2 AIS, and a 50-135mm 3.5, which is a terrific zoom. I also like the 55mm 3.5 Micro AI. And Helen, I am enjoying using your LTM 50mm 2 on my IIIf - it is a great...
Forum: Digital Compacts 07-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 7,970
Posted By rumbliegeos
I'm with the last two posters. Giving something...

I'm with the last two posters. Giving something even vaguely expensive sends a message about intended use, and your girlfriend is clearly just at the exploration stage. I'd get a relatively...
Forum: Travel 07-26-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,134
Posted By rumbliegeos
A combination of the West Highlands and Edinburgh...

A combination of the West Highlands and Edinburgh offers many rich opportunities for photography. I don't have any titles handy, but looking at some of Colin Baxter's panoramic photographs of the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-08-2013
Replies: 167
Views: 12,206
Posted By rumbliegeos
In academia we don't have "discussions" anymore,...

In academia we don't have "discussions" anymore, we have "conversations", and we don't "think" about things, we "reflect" on them. And then there is the language of postmodernism.
Forum: Travel 04-10-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,587
Posted By rumbliegeos
The Sabbathday Lake and Canterbury Shaker...

The Sabbathday Lake and Canterbury Shaker Villages in Maine and New Hampshire are very photogenic, but you may well be barred from taking photographs of building interiors. The exterior views are...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-07-2013
Replies: 105
Views: 8,595
Posted By rumbliegeos
I know this is the RFF, and I do love MF as a...

I know this is the RFF, and I do love MF as a medium, but I also usually take a camera that will allow at least some shots equivalent to 135mm or over in 35mm: this is not just for more distant...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-05-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,809
Posted By rumbliegeos
I just counted my camera bag assemblage. 14. I've...

I just counted my camera bag assemblage. 14. I've been especially good to the Lowepro company. One backpack is on ebay right now, and some more should go as well. Then I will probably buy some more....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-09-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,370
Posted By rumbliegeos
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8459533324_cabc...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8459533324_cabc935039_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8459533324/)
livingroomwindow2blizzard2013...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-25-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,222
Posted By rumbliegeos
Congratulations! I sold my first photograph last...

Congratulations! I sold my first photograph last month, so I can really relate to how you feel.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 14,308
Posted By rumbliegeos
A really big factor for me is whether I am using...

A really big factor for me is whether I am using a tripod or not. My only MF slr is a Mamiya RB. I occasionally use it handheld, and with a prism it seems to have the mass of a small car.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 12-15-2012
Replies: 54
Views: 5,279
Posted By rumbliegeos
American Dream Cars

Michael: if you like this Auburn, do a google image search on "Duesenberg SJ". The chassis weight alone of some Duesenbergs exceeded 5,000 lbs, if I remember correctly. The Great Depression...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-08-2012
Replies: 34
Views: 2,690
Posted By rumbliegeos
Just a word about Elmar 3.5 lenses: very compact,...

Just a word about Elmar 3.5 lenses: very compact, but if you like to shoot with filters, they are not for you. You have to be able to access the front of the lens to adjust the aperture.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 11-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,832
Posted By rumbliegeos
Colin Baxter Photography for Scotland. However, I...

Colin Baxter Photography for Scotland. However, I would say he captures the beauty of Highland landscapes more than their "desolation".
Forum: RFF Polls 11-18-2012
Replies: 2,992
Views: 1,791,065
Posted By rumbliegeos
I'm going to do a controlled test of the shooting...

I'm going to do a controlled test of the shooting characteristics of a CV 35mm 2.5 and Summaron 35mm 3.5 I just bought. I have not liked the high contrast of the CV lens, and bought the Summaron for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,113
Posted By rumbliegeos
Actually, if I remember correctly, you don't have...

Actually, if I remember correctly, you don't have to physically modify F3 screens for them to fit in an F2 body, you just have to put them in backwards, which I think means putting the tab towards...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-01-2012
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,785
Posted By rumbliegeos
A Leica LTM Summaron 35mm 3.5 with a recent CLA -...

A Leica LTM Summaron 35mm 3.5 with a recent CLA - can't wait to see some results from it combined with my IIIf.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-20-2012
Replies: 422
Views: 60,521
Posted By rumbliegeos
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8191/8107348645_da37...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8191/8107348645_da37295b4d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8107348645/)
Ness Yole (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8107348645/) by Auchinbreck...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-17-2012
Replies: 196
Views: 22,042
Posted By rumbliegeos
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8045/8093477129_eb69...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8045/8093477129_eb69307cb0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8093477129/)
lisound1web (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8093477129/) by...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,627
Posted By rumbliegeos
On my copy you have to depress the shutter button...

On my copy you have to depress the shutter button all the way to the bottom of its travel to free up the wind-on to the next frame. If you depress it just to the shutter release point it will often...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,605
Posted By rumbliegeos
I use a soft, insulated, rectangular lunchbag...

I use a soft, insulated, rectangular lunchbag that I bought at a discount store for very little. It protects the camera from knocks and heat, and certainly does not look like a camera bag. It has a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2012
Replies: 3,588
Views: 912,809
Posted By rumbliegeos
Iceland. Gullfoss, a magnificent waterfall in the...

Iceland. Gullfoss, a magnificent waterfall in the southwest.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-02-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,157
Posted By rumbliegeos
I don't know what else is going on there, but I...

I don't know what else is going on there, but I just visited the KEH sitefor the first time in quite a while and was amazed at how much their inventory in film equipment had shrunk compared with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-01-2012
Replies: 93
Views: 15,177
Posted By rumbliegeos
I agree with this 100%. I bought and used my F2A...

I agree with this 100%. I bought and used my F2A largely for copywork and the lab equivalent of product photography, and it was great for that. Not so great for shooting action. However, I am sure...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-27-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,225
Posted By rumbliegeos
Great exploration of the camera's potential. I...

Great exploration of the camera's potential. I have a Signet 50 that my father used to take thousands of slides over the years. Kodachromes shot with that lens are really vivid. You have inspired me...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-27-2012
Replies: 48
Views: 9,572
Posted By rumbliegeos
I had a black LTm example which I used on a Leica...

I had a black LTm example which I used on a Leica IIIf. The resolution was really excellent, and the contrast was very good. However, I got tired of the aperture setting system, and the lens was more...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-31-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 4,832
Posted By rumbliegeos
I'm also 6' 3" (around 191 cm) tall, and I have...

I'm also 6' 3" (around 191 cm) tall, and I have never thought it compromised my abillity to take photos among people. But I often crouch down to lower my shooting height because I figure that it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2012
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,051
Posted By rumbliegeos
Nikon F2A with 24mm 2.8 and 50-135mm 3.5,...

Nikon F2A with 24mm 2.8 and 50-135mm 3.5, shooting Kodak 100 TMAX.
Forum: Off Topic 01-12-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 4,602
Posted By rumbliegeos
I wish I could say something distinctly...

I wish I could say something distinctly different, like "I show budgerigars", but my only other vice is fountain pens, which I know is not an uncommon co-vice with rangefinders. I have too many pens,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 1,812
Posted By rumbliegeos
I used a Nikkormat FTN as my only SLR for over...

I used a Nikkormat FTN as my only SLR for over twenty-five years, and it is indeed a great camera. I also own a 50mm 1.8 AIS, and it is an extremely sharp lens, but at least my copy is capable of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-08-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,496
Posted By rumbliegeos
The photos look very good. The FM is one of my...

The photos look very good. The FM is one of my favorite cameras, and I have owned a lot of different Nikon SLRs. From my perspecitve, the main limitation of the FM series compared with the F series...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 5,513
Posted By rumbliegeos
Like rcbooth, I work in gritty environments...

Like rcbooth, I work in gritty environments frequently, and I really dislike seeing through scratched lenses so I have demanded glass lenses for many years. I also wear soft contact lenses and prefer...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-27-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 11,045
Posted By rumbliegeos
One other comment: whatever you decide to do, if...

One other comment: whatever you decide to do, if you plan to use the camera on a tripod much it is a good idea to get a model that is compatible with the Rolleifix tripod mount, and use one instead...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-26-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 11,045
Posted By rumbliegeos
Is my memory correct that a Rolleicord focuses...

Is my memory correct that a Rolleicord focuses with a knob on the left side of the camera, and a Rolleiflex focuses with a knob on the right side? If so, that is an ergonomic difference that is worth...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2011
Replies: 240
Views: 30,470
Posted By rumbliegeos
I greatly admire this - the lighting is truly...

I greatly admire this - the lighting is truly arresting.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-09-2011
Replies: 208
Views: 27,295
Posted By rumbliegeos
Only 1, unfortunately, an RB with Delta 100.

Only 1, unfortunately, an RB with Delta 100.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-21-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,825
Posted By rumbliegeos
I used both a Leitz VIOOH mutlifinder, and a Tewe...

I used both a Leitz VIOOH mutlifinder, and a Tewe zoom type multifinder, and then got a Voigtlander brightline copy of the Leitz original. Those brightline finders are very nice. I also use a Soviet...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,222
Posted By rumbliegeos
It is a well-made little folder. Two things to...

It is a well-made little folder. Two things to get used to will be that the normal frame orientation will be "portrait", and that you will be releasing the shutter with your left hand. I had one of...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-12-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,698
Posted By rumbliegeos
I use a simple leatherette strap that came with a...

I use a simple leatherette strap that came with a lens case, and that attachs via slits in both ends of the strap with two double headed studs that secure the strap in a loop through the Rollei metal...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-28-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By rumbliegeos
I also have owned a Diacord cla'd by Mark Hansen,...

I also have owned a Diacord cla'd by Mark Hansen, and he did a great job for a reasonable price. I found the lens quite sharp when compared with the Schneider Xenar on my Rolleicord, but it did not...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-26-2011
Replies: 95
Views: 5,641
Posted By rumbliegeos
A Black Dial IIIf with a coated Summitar. The...

A Black Dial IIIf with a coated Summitar. The camera has been replaced with a Red Dial, and if I keep reading RFF I will eventually become assimilated into the M world.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-26-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 10,679
Posted By rumbliegeos
8 - i.e. kind of a lot. Three are table top...

8 - i.e. kind of a lot. Three are table top tripods bought in an increasing stability quest. The others all fit specific size and weight ranges. All of them should get more use.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-25-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,981
Posted By rumbliegeos
I agree with all of these points: the Katzeye...

I agree with all of these points: the Katzeye screen made my D200 way more functional with both old AI/AIS and modern lenses.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-04-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,255
Posted By rumbliegeos
Whatever the pedigree of this Barnack, it is nice...

Whatever the pedigree of this Barnack, it is nice that you have a 50mm 2.8 Elmar LTM for it!
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-25-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 9,510
Posted By rumbliegeos
I had one and definitely liked the lens and the...

I had one and definitely liked the lens and the compact form factor. Not too crazy about the shutter release on the lens door rather than on the main camera body.
Forum: RFF Polls 08-07-2011
Replies: 308
Views: 32,731
Posted By rumbliegeos
Quite a few: Nikon SC 1.4 and AI 1.8; Nikon 55mm...

Quite a few: Nikon SC 1.4 and AI 1.8; Nikon 55mm 3.5 X 2; Jupiter 8; Summitar; does a 90mm 3.8 for a RB count?
Forum: RFF Polls 06-24-2011
Replies: 119
Views: 8,983
Posted By rumbliegeos
That's right. I need a regular time reference and...

That's right. I need a regular time reference and do not use a mobile phone religiously, but I dislike the way wristwatches catch on backpack shoulder straps, shirt sleeves, etc, when putting them on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2011
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,051
Posted By rumbliegeos
Leica IIIf with a Summitar and Provia, and a...

Leica IIIf with a Summitar and Provia, and a Rollei 35 S with Neopan 100.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 2,557
Posted By rumbliegeos
That viewfinder looks like it has either some...

That viewfinder looks like it has either some kind of dried adhesive, or oil, in it. Either way, not good. You could ignore it if you use an auxiliary viewfinder, but a good 50mm viewfinder can...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-04-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,572
Posted By rumbliegeos
Thank you very much for the info: I figured that...

Thank you very much for the info: I figured that would be the case, but thought I should check given the precision construction of the camera.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-03-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,572
Posted By rumbliegeos
Setting film speed on Rollei 35 S

I just acquired a Rollei 35 S, which I am really enjoying. However, I have a question that is not answered in the manual for the camera. Does it make any difference in setting the meter's film speed...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,699
Posted By rumbliegeos
I had similar luck: obtained an LPL 67 dichroic...

I had similar luck: obtained an LPL 67 dichroic enlarger off craig's list for $75.00, complete with 6 element lenses for 35mm and medium format. It is the best enlarger I have ever used. I process...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2010
Replies: 54
Views: 3,248
Posted By rumbliegeos
Jupiter 12 35mm LTM and the Nikon 28-70mm 3.5-4.5...

Jupiter 12 35mm LTM and the Nikon 28-70mm 3.5-4.5 D lens, which sells for very little.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2010
Replies: 323
Views: 26,048
Posted By rumbliegeos
A long-time Nikon user here, but I could never...

A long-time Nikon user here, but I could never get used to the little LCD metering readout and the "not a spot" and "not an averaging" meter system on the Nikon F3. The rest of the camera was great...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-12-2010
Replies: 221
Views: 24,112
Posted By rumbliegeos
Anyone involved in long-term scientific field...

Anyone involved in long-term scientific field research in rainy places learns various tricks that allow shooting in the rain and preserving cameras and lenses. For one, I have come to appreciate the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-11-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 6,013
Posted By rumbliegeos
Re: the sheet metal thickness issue, locking down...

Re: the sheet metal thickness issue, locking down even a Rolleifix on a Rolleicord deforms the film door slightly. I always figured the metal on something like an E or F was more robust, but I have...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-01-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 10,116
Posted By rumbliegeos
I had a 35-200 model which I used on a Leica...

I had a 35-200 model which I used on a Leica IIIf. I loved the concept, and the quality of construction, but ultimately found it was difficult to use when wearing my glasses. So, I sold it for a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-07-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,291
Posted By rumbliegeos
I do not have any special religion about the...

I do not have any special religion about the choice between Tessar or Xenar lenses, but would recommend finding a model that can take the Rolleifix tripod clamp. It is a much more secure way of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-30-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By rumbliegeos
Bravo! Wonderful images, and a very worthwhile...

Bravo! Wonderful images, and a very worthwhile project.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-18-2010
Replies: 183
Views: 20,054
Posted By rumbliegeos
I have used fountain pens since high school,...

I have used fountain pens since high school, which was 40 years ago. Right now I own about 35, and use them all in rotation. However, the ones I use the most are 8 English Conway Stewarts that were...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-12-2010
Replies: 353
Views: 30,431
Posted By rumbliegeos
Coming to this thread late, but wanted to mention...

Coming to this thread late, but wanted to mention some things. I went through the shutter capping at 1000th sec on a IIIF BD problem, and Youxin told me it was difficult to adjust out because the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-06-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,772
Posted By rumbliegeos
Well, everyone probably has somewhat different...

Well, everyone probably has somewhat different vision and sensitivities to light, and cameras in different conditions. I know that after a CLA by Harry Fleenor, my Va screen still seemed quite dim in...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-03-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,389
Posted By rumbliegeos
In making your choice among the various folders...

In making your choice among the various folders keep in mind that some models have the shutter release on the left side and some on the right, if that makes any difference to you. The Zenobia, for...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-18-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By rumbliegeos
I use a 6X6 Kontur on a Perkeo II, and it is...

I use a 6X6 Kontur on a Perkeo II, and it is great, at least for my eyes.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-24-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 5,429
Posted By rumbliegeos
DAG made one for me from two Leica filters. Not...

DAG made one for me from two Leica filters. Not cheap, but less expensive than the original SNHOOs.
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