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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 231
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks for the ideas! I already have a Manfrotto...

Thanks for the ideas!

I already have a Manfrotto Pixi Evo table tripod (using it for pinhole stuff, close to the ground, wideangle) but I guess I could try it out with a small bubble level in the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 231
Posted By Jerevan
Small tripod for Leica III?

I am thinking of getting a tripod for my Leica III (yes, odd - tripod for a Leica) - something that is small enough to carry around in the mountains and hopefully fits in a small bag. It needs to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-15-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Jerevan
Randy has described the situation more clearly. I...

Randy has described the situation more clearly. I was a bit too tired when answering.

I now remember (even if it was a good few years back when stuff was more available in various venues and easier...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Jerevan
As far as I remember it from experience, it needs...

As far as I remember it from experience, it needs a least different mixing boxes if it is a colour model and different condensers if it is a B/W model. Having say, the 6x6 or the 6x7 kit could...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By Jerevan
Gossen Profisix comes to mind, there are possibly...

Gossen Profisix comes to mind, there are possibly others, but this is the one I know from my own experience.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,215
Posted By Jerevan
There is a bunch of format overlapping in your...

There is a bunch of format overlapping in your list, with so many 35 mm cameras. Let go of the F3 (rough winding? Must be something wrong with it, seriously), the FM2 and one of the M4 cameras. Four...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By Jerevan
It resonates with me too. Within the word...

It resonates with me too.

Within the word Stimmung is also a musical connotation, and to me relates to Stimme (voice) too - that is, activities that can have a human (or possibly animal if you...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-15-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jerevan
What I take from reading this is two things: each...

What I take from reading this is two things: each one of us can make the Earth a better place even in our own backyard.

Secondly, work that is meaningful often takes time and effort.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-06-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,403
Posted By Jerevan
Aha - it is alive once again, then. :)

Aha - it is alive once again, then. :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Jerevan
Rodinal and R09 Spezial are, despite some...

Rodinal and R09 Spezial are, despite some similiarities in names two quite different developers.

Fomadon and Rodinal on the other hand are the "same" developer; that is modern derivates of the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-28-2019
Replies: 1,079
Views: 234,484
Posted By Jerevan
That looks wonderful - someone actually using the...

That looks wonderful - someone actually using the car, not only polishing it on sundays. Much like your Leica III, right?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,875
Posted By Jerevan
Nevermind, let's move on, then. :)

Nevermind, let's move on, then. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,875
Posted By Jerevan
I wonder if the original 35 - the Elmar one - is...

I wonder if the original 35 - the Elmar one - is considered to have enough of a look of its own?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-13-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Jerevan
As it turned out ... the postwar hood (from the...

As it turned out ... the postwar hood (from the 1947 IId) does not (at least in this particular case) fit the prewar (II, K3) camera. Well, you put it on, and get the rear screws in position but the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-14-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Jerevan
Excellent advice given above. Make the short roll...

Excellent advice given above. Make the short roll long enough so that you go through all the shutterspeeds. But I agree on the CLA, especially if it is intermittent (worked earlier but not now) that...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-14-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Jerevan
I managed to snag another Rolleicord (IId model...

I managed to snag another Rolleicord (IId model 5, from 1947 onwards) for a half decent price ... so hopefully I end up with at least one of them working. "Fail better", as Beckett said.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Jerevan
The foam was actually an old, leftover piece that...

The foam was actually an old, leftover piece that I have had for 5-6 years. Should've thrown it away, but that's what you end up with "trying to make do".

I am going to go through the options -...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-13-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Jerevan
Light seals for an Olympus XA3

I have always enjoyed my XA cameras, and I tried to cut some new foam strips recently. The foam was of good quality once, but it now turned out to be rather crumbly. Cutting strips in 1 mm thickness...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-09-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks for all the suggestions coming in! Rob-F,...

Thanks for all the suggestions coming in!

Rob-F, the Gepe slide mask - do you know what they are called? I found some that are 14x35 (and a bunch of others, never knew there were so many...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Jerevan
Good call on the tape, Spavinaw. I'll see if I...

Good call on the tape, Spavinaw. I'll see if I can round up an E screen.

The N, or rather F70 on this side of the ocean is a neater trick but then I'd have to get another camera/lens combo. I am...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,814
Posted By Jerevan
Indeed, my dear sir ... rest in peace, and...

Indeed, my dear sir ... rest in peace, and Godspeed, whereever you may travel now.

Thoughts and prayers goes out to Frances, family and friends.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Jerevan
DIY "panoramic" SLR mask?

Just a random idea by the kitchen table ...

I have a spare Nikon F2 and I was thinking if it would be possible to use this for a panorama project. I was thinking a mask, covering some of the film,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,814
Posted By Jerevan
I am so sorry to hear of this. I have always...

I am so sorry to hear of this.

I have always enjoyed your postings, Roger, full of eloquence and wit. With your sharing of knowledge and advice. I know I will miss all this, but I also know you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2019
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,304
Posted By Jerevan
I'll see how it turns out long term for me, but...

I'll see how it turns out long term for me, but yes it is loud, indeed.

Good to know about the lower limit of a 1/30 second, I guess that it hinges on the 0.3 second wind-on speed that the manual...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2019
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,304
Posted By Jerevan
I bought a winder (version 2) and while it is...

I bought a winder (version 2) and while it is nowhere near the Nikon F3/MD4 brick combo, I can't help but think that it sort of negates the essence of the OM, at least with smaller lenses like the...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 03-11-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,075
Posted By Jerevan
Thank you for all your suggestions! I am at the...

Thank you for all your suggestions! I am at the moment ruling out the swing lens panorama cameras, and will look into having something built. Thinking of going with a 90 mm on 6x12.

First off, I'll...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-28-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Jerevan
Get a filter (preferably black) and pop a hood on...

Get a filter (preferably black) and pop a hood on the lens and then you won't see much of the chrome at all.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-28-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,403
Posted By Jerevan
Good to see that you got yourself started....

Good to see that you got yourself started. Looking forward to see what you find along the way ... I am sure you get it up and running. :)
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,075
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks for all suggestions - crazy, expensive or...

Thanks for all suggestions - crazy, expensive or otherwise! :D

Just to be clear about it: my final aim is to wet print, the scanning is only for a lazy preview.

Looking at the Xpan prices again,...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 02-28-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,075
Posted By Jerevan
Panoramic camera suggestions

I have thought about getting some sort of panoramic camera for ages. On a whim I bought a 6x12 pinhole camera last year, and I have been enjoying it a lot, especially the 1:2 aspect ratio. Wider than...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,091
Posted By Jerevan
Actually making photographs with a pinhole camera...

Actually making photographs with a pinhole camera - I've always thought about it but put it off for various reasons (not sharp enough, hard to know what I will get on the negatives, not my style, etc...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-19-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,403
Posted By Jerevan
Great find - I have always loved cameras with a...

Great find - I have always loved cameras with a history. Looking forward to see the progress of the project. You've done a few Barnack resurrections already, so I guess you aren't diving in the deep...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-01-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,616
Posted By Jerevan
It's looking dandy. :) Wonder what the TVB on...

It's looking dandy. :)

Wonder what the TVB on the advance knob stands for? Ted Von Bunkenhoff? ;)

I always get an urge to buy more of these, especially the III or IIIa since at least the chrome...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,616
Posted By Jerevan
It does not seem to go away either ... I've sold...

It does not seem to go away either ... I've sold them off, and then after a while I get the urge to "save" another one. And it starts again. Latest one was a II - just too tempting at under 200 euros...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2018
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,107
Posted By Jerevan
The Ennalyt 95/2.8 seems to be a four elements...

The Ennalyt 95/2.8 seems to be a four elements design, and perhaps the -lyt points to it being a dialyte construction.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-27-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Jerevan
What happens if you load the negative into the...

What happens if you load the negative into the scanner flipped, so that you get the "halo side" to the right? Just an idea to see if the scanner itself accentuates the halo.

Another idea is to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,555
Posted By Jerevan
The customs fees and shipping costs might kill...

The customs fees and shipping costs might kill that bird ... you better check that before you order. Depending on the country, there can also be a bit of work to track down and actually get your...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Jerevan
I was suggesting the obvious - that the so called...

I was suggesting the obvious - that the so called "technology" might not be more (very oversimplified, indeed) than turning on the light in room where the master roll is or dunking it in another...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-20-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Jerevan
Preflashing or hypersensitizing. Or just...

Preflashing or hypersensitizing. Or just marketing hype like selling Rollei Retro 80s as Rollei RPX 25. Who knows?

But yes, everyone buy it, so that Adox/Fotoimpex can get their factory done and do...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-19-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Jerevan
You were the first on that boat ... :D But yes,...

You were the first on that boat ... :D But yes, it is. Of course - from Agfa.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2018
Replies: 8,885
Views: 867,107
Posted By Jerevan
I had the same experience just a week or so ago...

I had the same experience just a week or so ago ... waited four weeks for a supposedly shipped Mamiya Sekor 65 mm (been looking high and low for a non-dinged, non-hazy one for a good while now) for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,998
Posted By Jerevan
The no-name ltm adapters can vary in quality, the...

The no-name ltm adapters can vary in quality, the one that I once had caused me a bunch of problems. I prefer the original Leica or the Voigtländer ones.

As for the shutter, I would try to get a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-04-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Jerevan
The shepherd I recognized - it reminds me of...

The shepherd I recognized - it reminds me of (perhaps is?) bromoil. Great stuff overall.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-04-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Posted By Jerevan
Microphone, a computer and some free audio...

Microphone, a computer and some free audio recording software (like Audacity) where you can see and measure the length of the shutter sound works too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2018
Replies: 2,699
Views: 792,851
Posted By Jerevan
Yes, that's what I meant - I've never even seen...

Yes, that's what I meant - I've never even seen one of these in real life.
I admit to being curious about these and the SL, but since I already have three systems (Nikon, Olympus and a shelf queen...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Jerevan
I pressed the buy-it button, waited a few days...

I pressed the buy-it button, waited a few days and today I received the lens, with an M2 adapter (which I suppose I would have to use metering stopped-down, not wide open since it has no rabbit...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-02-2018
Replies: 232
Views: 69,359
Posted By Jerevan
Aha ... then I understand why the spacing is a...

Aha ... then I understand why the spacing is a bit narrow between the frames.

Very nice cameras, anyways. :)
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-02-2018
Replies: 232
Views: 69,359
Posted By Jerevan
According to what I've read (have a post-war...

According to what I've read (have a post-war version myself), it seems that the pre-war camera used some other sort of film than the 135 perforated, perhaps 828.

Why it would use 828 is really...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2018
Replies: 2,699
Views: 792,851
Posted By Jerevan
Looks like a sweet camera, in black. I guess it...

Looks like a sweet camera, in black. I guess it is an acquired taste with the unusual focus screen - somewhat like a rangefinder patch?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By Jerevan
Eventually, while sitting on the fence for a long...

Eventually, while sitting on the fence for a long time ... a very nice condition non-AI Nikkor-N 24/2.8 happened to just pass by and I had to grab that. :)

As it stands, I am keeping to the Nikon...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-02-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 765
Posted By Jerevan
What you gain is a through-the-lens viewing, but...

What you gain is a through-the-lens viewing, but I do see the point of the Rollei when it comes to handholding a lower shutter speeds.

While sharpness might be an overrated idea, there are times...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-02-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 765
Posted By Jerevan
If one wants a wide angle camera, still 6x6, and...

If one wants a wide angle camera, still 6x6, and can forego the Rollei, a Bronica SQ series or a Hasselblad with a 50 Distagon could be alternatives, for example.

If a TLR, Mamiya C series with a 55...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-01-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 765
Posted By Jerevan
The FW is a later model, not the original one. ->...

The FW is a later model, not the original one. -> http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Rolleiflex_4.0_FW

It should not have the delamination issues mentioned.

The mid- to late fifties saw Zeiss (and...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,815
Posted By Jerevan
Having worked with such stuff, I know how...

Having worked with such stuff, I know how important it is - even though most people don't think it is. There is a lot of stuff in the most ordinary photo that in a decade or two will be of interest....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,815
Posted By Jerevan
Subsidized lies, indeed. As mere mortals, we...

Subsidized lies, indeed.

As mere mortals, we are tied to physicality, however much we want to float freely in a binary space.

I don't have much at all online really, especially since I don't have...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,792
Posted By Jerevan
If you found the Vito II (wonderful little...

If you found the Vito II (wonderful little camera, have one too) nice, there is the option of getting an Leica screwmount, like a Leica III series (a to f) with a 50 Elmar or 35 Elmar.

Whatever you...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-28-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By Jerevan
Foto Kücher has a store in Linz and they...

Foto Kücher has a store in Linz and they supposedly do development of film, etc. Never used them, and I just typed "Fotolabor Linz" into my search...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Jerevan
Thank you - very good to know. The version I am...

Thank you - very good to know. The version I am looking is a non-compensating one, I guess I am set. Just need to sleep on it, before I press any buy-it buttons. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Jerevan
Micro-Nikkor - "autocompensating aperture"?

I have been thinking on and off for a long time that I perhaps should get a Micro-Nikkor 55 3.5, but now I stumbled on the term "autocompensating aperture" and there seems to be non-compensating...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2018
Replies: 120
Views: 5,097
Posted By Jerevan
The plate rack looks great, Nokton48 - always...

The plate rack looks great, Nokton48 - always nice being able to get newly made stuff.

Thanks for the pointers on the 6.5x9 film. Now I am going to have to find a camera that fits with the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-23-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks for the answers, gentlemen! I am going...

Thanks for the answers, gentlemen!

I am going to trim the leader, a bit like the Leica ABLON (the arrow-like part that one inserts into the FILCAs) and see if that solves the issue. There is...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-23-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Jerevan
Voigtlander Vito II - takeup spool?

How does the takeup spool on a Voigtlander Vito II look like?

I can't load any film in my newly acquired one - there is no way to fasten the leader. Possibly broken, I suppose.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 11-22-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,298
Posted By Jerevan
I think the III looks pretty good - especially...

I think the III looks pretty good - especially after a little cleaning, it seems it could be very fine indeed.

CRR in Luton and cameraworks-uk.com comes to mind as two places to go looking for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-21-2018
Replies: 120
Views: 5,097
Posted By Jerevan
If I remember it correctly, they were called...

If I remember it correctly, they were called "Auswerfer", from auswerfen, "throw out", since they have a release mechanism. I had a few, but they were impossible to use with sheet film - perhaps...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,389
Posted By Jerevan
Yeah, that looks like a fine kit! :)

Yeah, that looks like a fine kit! :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,389
Posted By Jerevan
Ach so - had to look it up - seems like a...

Ach so - had to look it up - seems like a beautiful place to hang out in. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,389
Posted By Jerevan
Nah, the Voigtländer needs a real MLU. I guessed...

Nah, the Voigtländer needs a real MLU. I guessed you had something like this in mind. :) BTW, the SL needs a hotshoe mounted viewfinder if I remember correctly, so in that case maybe biting the apple...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-11-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,389
Posted By Jerevan
A quick search on ebay.de shows a few, both the...

A quick search on ebay.de shows a few, both the FT2 and the FT3.

If a pseudo-MLU (selftimer locks the mirror in its up position), then perhaps an Nikon FM or FE - they go for about the same prices...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By Jerevan
Do you purchase lottery tickets? Maybe you...

Do you purchase lottery tickets? Maybe you should, considering your luck when it comes to finding nice cameras at rock bottom prices. :)

Wonderful baby - maybe you should feed it some J. Lane plates...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-04-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 10,108
Posted By Jerevan
The 52 mm filter size will cut off a good bit of...

The 52 mm filter size will cut off a good bit of the viewfinder in a conventional rangefinder. But the buyers are likely using something else than an oldfashioned Leica. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-29-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Jerevan
An aftermarket flash synchronisation, that...

An aftermarket flash synchronisation, that someone later decided to replace with whatever is there now (small plug/knob?).
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-28-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks gentlemen for your tips and...

Thanks gentlemen for your tips and encouragements.

I'll get in touch with Dieter Paepke in Düsseldorf - I anyways need to take care of the Vb that is hanging around on the shelf waiting for some...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-25-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Jerevan
Rolleicord II - loupe missing ... (rant)

I happened to bid on an auction (well, you know, just clicking here and there, etc etc) for a Rolleicord II (model 1, K3) which I won. In beautiful condition for its age, seems to work in all ways...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-15-2018
Replies: 77
Views: 2,974
Posted By Jerevan
I would do it the other way around - first the...

I would do it the other way around - first the scanner, get that workflow going and then perhaps get something else. The MX and the 50 is a great camera combo.

I don't think spending a lot of money...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-11-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Jerevan
After a bit more research I think I am getting...

After a bit more research I think I am getting there ... but does the Rolleipar have to be used together with the Proxar on the viewing lens (as it is with the slightly younger Rolleiparkeil bayonet...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-11-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By Jerevan
Since we are on the subject of the Watson loaders...

Since we are on the subject of the Watson loaders - what is the difference between a Watson 66 and the 66b? Or are they the same?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-10-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks - I looked around a bit and found out...

Thanks - I looked around a bit and found out about the Proxars (sometimes "Proxare") but I had no idea there was a push-on Rolleipar too. It would make things easier in that case.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-09-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Jerevan
Close-up/diopter for early Rolleis?

Was there ever a solution for close-up lenses/diopters for the early Rolleiflex/Rolleicords that don't have bayonets?
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-01-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By Jerevan
I remember some variation - they came on a large...

I remember some variation - they came on a large roll and I think they might have been from Hama or something - we used these for the customers' negatives.

Possibly something like this from...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 10,107
Posted By Jerevan
It's just opinions, man. :) What I love is...

It's just opinions, man. :) What I love is another persons' pet peeve and vice versa.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-30-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 10,107
Posted By Jerevan
Just to be a contrarian ... I find them to be...

Just to be a contrarian ... I find them to be retro-fugly, and the little knob is not my style - I just prefer the bigger tab on the Skopar, for example. The 35/2 is about fifteen years too late in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,671
Posted By Jerevan
An M4-2 with a Skopar 35/2.5 would be a great...

An M4-2 with a Skopar 35/2.5 would be a great future package - then just get going with a bunch of film and see if you like the Leica M style.

And if you can stay away from the Leica lens Kool-Aid,...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-26-2018
Replies: 434
Views: 33,141
Posted By Jerevan
Really nice one! I've always wanted a baby...

Really nice one! I've always wanted a baby Rolleiflex, but respooling is too much of a fuss when one does not have a proper darkroom. By the way, just so you know - RPX 25 is actually Retro 80s,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By Jerevan
I am getting to that end point too - having...

I am getting to that end point too - having bought (and sometimes re-bought) hilarious amounts of cameras. But I guess that is not the primary function of someone who wants to make photographs.

“We...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By Jerevan
I think Dan hit the nail - I don't know what I am...

I think Dan hit the nail - I don't know what I am doing. :D

The obvious thing to do is to cull the herd a bit, starting nicely with putting stuff in a box and then send it off after a few months if...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By Jerevan
Too many of the same thing?

I am not sure anymore about the cameras on the shelves and in the cupboards ... all the stuff that gathers dust and gets too little use.

Does "overlapping" - as in my case four different 35 mm SLR...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Jerevan
I have never heard of this happening in a...

I have never heard of this happening in a screwmount Leica, but it looks like some gears slipping in the winding mechanism. Could be that it needs to be cleaned/adjusted?

The "orange film" is a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,641
Posted By Jerevan
Nagel Pupille comes to mind. Always liked its...

Nagel Pupille comes to mind. Always liked its looks and I have on and off been thinking of getting one, but the availability (and price of) 127 film puts me off buying one at several hundred euros.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-17-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Jerevan
To end this story, I got the WLF today - it looks...

To end this story, I got the WLF today - it looks a bit odd with the different cover, but it works really well.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-16-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Jerevan
Hmm ... really need to get this one off to the...

Hmm ... really need to get this one off to the doctor - it seems that it is slipping the gears very slightly when I focus. The vagaries of old stuff from the 'Bay ...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Jerevan
Hugostudio is my first choice for new camera...

Hugostudio is my first choice for new camera clothes, I am going to get something from them. I guess the leather should be a bit thinner than usual, considering how the original leather looks like on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-12-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks for the assurance that a newer WLF works -...

Thanks for the assurance that a newer WLF works - I have ordered one. In the meantime, rubberband is the thing. :)

This far, I think I am going to enjoy this one, once I get a few other smaller...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-11-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Jerevan
Well, well ... I found someone over on the site...

Well, well ... I found someone over on the site formerly known as APUG ;) that apparently tried putting the C3 viewfinder on a C2 and it should work. That's at least a start.

Thanks Bill for...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-11-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Jerevan
Mamiyaflex C2 WLF replacement?

The mailman came with a Mamiyaflex C2 today. I've had a few Mamiya TLRs before, so I am looking forward to check out in the field soon.

The camera needs some cleaning but looks okay this far. The...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,218
Posted By Jerevan
While it was not the "deal of the century", with...

While it was not the "deal of the century", with a bit of repairs you probably are going to come out good in the end, I think.

And concerning buying another, well, the second might end up being...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By Jerevan
I have to get in contact with CT-Kameraservice to...

I have to get in contact with CT-Kameraservice to see if they can clean up a Mamiya C2 (unlikely that there are any spares left for these old codgers). Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jerevan
If you can find another enlarger that is as small...

If you can find another enlarger that is as small and (when time comes) readily available, any naysayers may feel free to give us a pointer. :)

Yes, perhaps you might not be able to make fine art...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 09-05-2018
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,646
Posted By Jerevan
No, that doesn't seem right - the film gate in...

No, that doesn't seem right - the film gate in the panorama adapter for the Mamiya can't be wider than the 120 format film (6x6, I mean), eh? Possibly 24x56 or something like this. But I may be wrong.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,227
Posted By Jerevan
In some ways it is good to try new things; but...

In some ways it is good to try new things; but there is also a time for realising that some things just don't work (for you) no matter how much money and time you put in.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-03-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,641
Posted By Jerevan
There is a SCNOO-C version too, but I believe it...

There is a SCNOO-C version too, but I believe it is rather rare (and thus expensive).
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-01-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks for your information and suggestions - I...

Thanks for your information and suggestions - I am slightly torn on this issue - there is some other things that need attention (loose cable release thread, lenses need a clean and the back needs...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-31-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Jerevan
Rolleicord Vb mirror moving sideways?

I fiddled around with a Rolleicord Vb that I recently bought, and happened to notice that the mirror was askew.

I tried (very carefully) to poke at it, but yes, it is moving sideways, as if it was...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-30-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks, gentlemen! I found a 621 with only one...

Thanks, gentlemen!

I found a 621 with only one of the plugs ... and it being well past bedtime I got a bit confused about how it worked. Now I know a good bit more. :)
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-29-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Jerevan
Rolleiflex 621

Just wondering ...

Does the Rolleiflex 621 need two plugs for the holes in the back? One at B1 - 6x6 and another one at the bottom position B2 - 6x9?

Or is it only one that one moves around?

I...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-18-2018
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,646
Posted By Jerevan
Great stuff, thank you! :) The Cornu is...

Great stuff, thank you! :) The Cornu is beautiful, but that price ...

I am looking for something that makes panoramas - stereo is not my thing. This gives me some further ideas. Even glass plates...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-18-2018
Replies: 2,125
Views: 591,641
Posted By Jerevan
I just turned the factory washer upside and put...

I just turned the factory washer upside and put in again.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 08-16-2018
Replies: 1,830
Views: 371,646
Posted By Jerevan
I'd love to see how these conversions or original...

I'd love to see how these conversions or original filmholders for the Polyscop looks like. Could be a way to get into panorama, I've been wanting to do that for mnay years.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Jerevan
I defer to your expertise, Erik. :) I have no...

I defer to your expertise, Erik. :) I have no idea where in time the breaking point for the newer styled window is, but my latest "I can't let this one get away" camera is a chrome II from 1937....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Jerevan
As time went on, the II (converted or not) became...

As time went on, the II (converted or not) became a sort of "budget version" I suppose, since the III line had longer shutter speeds, the distance correction ("diopter") and the eyelets for a strap....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-15-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 717
Posted By Jerevan
I think the conversion must be a bit later than...

I think the conversion must be a bit later than 1935, probably -37 or later, since it has the newer viewfinder window. It looks like it is in very good condition, as Erik says. The original black...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 11,107
Posted By Jerevan
Really interesting cameras - love the looks of...

Really interesting cameras - love the looks of the 6b and the 7.

Getting one of these with a lens would solve the "what camera should I use today" issue - one camera and one lens would be all I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-21-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks for the tips - I'll have a look at the...

Thanks for the tips - I'll have a look at the various options.

I know it doesn't seem like a big deal cleaning it out, but I prefer to not botch the camera up. :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,782
Posted By Jerevan
Great review and great photos as usual. I have...

Great review and great photos as usual. I have been meaning to try a 6x4.5. It's either a Mamiya or a Bronica, whichever comes first. That panoramic back is a one of the big things going for Bronica.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-20-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Jerevan
Looking closer at the hot shoe on the camera, it...

Looking closer at the hot shoe on the camera, it seems that the metal spring thing is bent, and that in turn makes it difficult to adjust the MR-4 correctly.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-20-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Jerevan
Maybe I got it all wrong, then ... I tried to...

Maybe I got it all wrong, then ... I tried to adjust the two small screws without doing anything with the three large ones.

So if I understand you correctly ... first loosen the big ones and then...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-20-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Jerevan
Leica MR-4 height adjustment

Perhaps I am a contrarian, but I sort of like the Leica-meter MR-4. But I can't get it to sit "level" on my camera. It is tilted toward the speed dial and that leaves an uneven gap.

I tried to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-19-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By Jerevan
Pentax 67 service in Europe?

I have been trying to find someone who can take care of my Pentax 67 that is languishing on the shelf, but I have a hard time getting into contact with repair persons to even ask whether they can do...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-26-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 7,421
Posted By Jerevan
I find it the functionality rather broken ......

I find it the functionality rather broken ... it's pretty tricky to leave feedback, and it does not show up on the users' standard profile (except perhaps in the classifieds if you put in an ad?)....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2017
Replies: 2,699
Views: 792,851
Posted By Jerevan
^^^ This one had me going off to the 'bay looking...

^^^ This one had me going off to the 'bay looking for another OM ... but I already have two OM2, so I think I am set.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 07-21-2017
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 248,833
Posted By Jerevan
User: kiemchacsu An overall great experience,...

User: kiemchacsu

An overall great experience, prompt payment, excellent communication. Highly recommended! :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-19-2017
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,304
Posted By Jerevan
Just noticed (snooping around for an 85 or a 100...

Just noticed (snooping around for an 85 or a 100 to complete my basic OM needs) that the 85 seems to have CRC (close range correction).

Which other lenses, apart from the 28/2 has CRC?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Jerevan
From Canada to Sweden: sent on a thursday,...

From Canada to Sweden: sent on a thursday, arrived on monday the next week. :) Sometimes I wonder what sort of stuff the canadian postal gnomes had eaten ...

I think 10 - 15 days is normal from...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-11-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By Jerevan
I don't know if swapping in a C330 screen into...

I don't know if swapping in a C330 screen into the C33 works, but another idea maybe is to get one of the Rick Oleson screens ->

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-175.html

I am entertaining that...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-11-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,242
Posted By Jerevan
Obviously, my intial musings relates to the Leica...

Obviously, my intial musings relates to the Leica M - in any other case, I am of the "as big as I can carry" school if I
have to schlepp a tripod around.

a) I need to get a smaller tripod - the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-10-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks, Phil! :)

Thanks, Phil! :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-10-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By Jerevan
Leica M4 lever screw dimensions?

The screw that keeps the plastic bits in place on the advance lever has gone missing ... does anyone know what dimensions it should be?

I am just hoping I can source one locally instead of trying...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,242
Posted By Jerevan
Nothing that an Auto-Knips or similar device...

Nothing that an Auto-Knips or similar device can't take care of ... :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,242
Posted By Jerevan
Leica M and the antithesis: tripods

A Leica and a tripod - it seems the legend is that a Leica is on the go, in the moment - nothing pre-planned, especially now that films and lenses can help you make photographs in near-darkness....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-03-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,357
Posted By Jerevan
I am in the minority, but I find the black chrome...

I am in the minority, but I find the black chrome looks really good. It gives the camera more of a "tool" character, not as much "bling" as the chrome and black paint ones.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 07-02-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,816
Posted By Jerevan
A great resource, indeed! From what I can see,...

A great resource, indeed!

From what I can see, mine is a pretty early one, both the camera and lens are in the first 300 serial range, E3261 / 1846296 (Tessar).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-01-2017
Replies: 98
Views: 16,088
Posted By Jerevan
Beautiful photos, but since when is Leica R stuff...

Beautiful photos, but since when is Leica R stuff "vintage Nikon" lenses? :D
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-24-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 4,010
Posted By Jerevan
A lot of great photos in this thread - just love...

A lot of great photos in this thread - just love the wide view and for want of a better word, "crispness" that I have come to appreciate with the Voigtländer lenses.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-24-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By Jerevan
That they are von Overgaard, of course. :D...

That they are von Overgaard, of course. :D

China-made or not - it is the story that comes with it, that costs $175.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-24-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Jerevan
I assume you already have opened a complaint case...

I assume you already have opened a complaint case about the "item condition not being as described" with Ebay?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-23-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Jerevan
Aha, it's yours, Rick - I think I have seen that...

Aha, it's yours, Rick - I think I have seen that you've mentioned wanting to do a conversion. Very cool that it was possible to recreate the red curtains in it.

Hmm ... a grey paint IIIb wouldn't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-23-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Jerevan
Mine fell off completely, in large pieces so I...

Mine fell off completely, in large pieces so I couldn't do much except get a new covering. The camera itself is not special in any way and the Aki-Asahi is a pretty okay subsitute for a working tool....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-27-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Jerevan
Mamiya C3 screen

I had a moment of weakness yesterday evening and opened up the Mamiya C3 (needed to tighten the strap lug).

I had a peek at the screen too - it is a sandwich construction, with glass on top and a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-25-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Jerevan
To conclude - I got both the III and the IIIb up...

To conclude - I got both the III and the IIIb up and running, with the nod going to the III escapment being a bit easier to get in and out.

I noticed that the IIIb escapment was differently...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-25-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks, gentlemen! I'll see if I can sort it out...

Thanks, gentlemen! I'll see if I can sort it out eventually, it's the everyday camera that needs some work (1 second is a bit hiccupy).
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-23-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Jerevan
Leica IIIb slow speed escapment

Does the IIIb work in the same way as the earlier III/IIIa when doing a cleanup of the slow speed escapment? Or does it need to be further taken apart?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jerevan
Götaplatsens foto - de har en maskin i källaren.

Götaplatsens foto - de har en maskin i källaren.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-20-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,637
Posted By Jerevan
There are still 1-hour labs in Sweden - at least...

There are still 1-hour labs in Sweden - at least one in Gothenburg.

If the lens works fine on the M9, then I'd say it might be something up with the M5 body.

Use a tripod, get out a tape measure...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-19-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 6,227
Posted By Jerevan
Yeah, because they both are Tessar derivatives. :D

Yeah, because they both are Tessar derivatives. :D
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-19-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By Jerevan
What you might run into when using slower films...

What you might run into when using slower films on larger formats is perhaps external things like running out of "leg room", that is getting into half a minute exposure times when it is windy, less...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-18-2017
Replies: 1,159
Views: 416,321
Posted By Jerevan
Lichterfelde West?

Lichterfelde West?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-25-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,626
Posted By Jerevan
I am starting to find the 50 focal length a bit...

I am starting to find the 50 focal length a bit too narrow but two stand out for me: the Nikkor non-AI 50/2 (I have 3) and the early M42 Super Takumar 50/1.4 (which I sold and still miss).

I'd like...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,040
Posted By Jerevan
I am very sad to hear of this ... he seemed such...

I am very sad to hear of this ... he seemed such a wonderful guy, with so much knowledge to share.

Rest in peace, Tom!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-17-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By Jerevan
Good to know my memory is still working okay. :D...

Good to know my memory is still working okay. :D I tried the AR-1 on a IIIc or a IIIf. The Nikon AR-2 cable release also works fine on these cameras. Extremely high quality piece of equipment by the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-16-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,211
Posted By Jerevan
Try the Nikon F2 one. If I remember correctly it...

Try the Nikon F2 one. If I remember correctly it worked on the screwmounts too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2016
Replies: 7,432
Views: 3,788,822
Posted By Jerevan
Lookin' good, Dave! The black one - is it a...

Lookin' good, Dave!

The black one - is it a repaint?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2016
Replies: 7,432
Views: 3,788,822
Posted By Jerevan
Thank you, jonmanjiro! I looked through the...

Thank you, jonmanjiro!

I looked through the threads and Tom writes: "I donated on[e] of my custom shutter speed dials for it" - so I guess it was perhaps something he made.

It looks slightly...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2016
Replies: 7,432
Views: 3,788,822
Posted By Jerevan
Rummaging through the thread and happened to see...

Rummaging through the thread and happened to see this ... what is the thing on the shutter speed dial on the camera at six o'clock?

I always found the small dial a bit hard to use on an M2/3/4 - it...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-07-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,593
Posted By Jerevan
Maybe glennview.com perhaps but the prices ... oh...

Maybe glennview.com perhaps but the prices ... oh my!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By Jerevan
It sort of depends. It gets a bit funny (to me)...

It sort of depends. It gets a bit funny (to me) doing tripod work with small format. Since you have to schlepp around more equipment, then why not get a bigger size?

Maybe I am just being odd, since...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2016
Replies: 1,186
Views: 335,586
Posted By Jerevan
Aha - was thinking of the road out to...

Aha - was thinking of the road out to Gustavsberg, so I was sort of in the vicinity, then. :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-09-2016
Replies: 399
Views: 55,876
Posted By Jerevan
https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/586/21030922430_47ff...

https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/586/21030922430_47ff99dd3a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/y3qYwS)Breakfast time (https://flic.kr/p/y3qYwS) by Jerevan (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jerevan/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2016
Replies: 1,186
Views: 335,586
Posted By Jerevan
Beautiful, zightx! Where is this from?

Beautiful, zightx! Where is this from?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By Jerevan
The "Leif Erison Edition" would indeed be an...

The "Leif Erison Edition" would indeed be an instant collectors edition. ;)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-31-2016
Replies: 621
Views: 48,610
Posted By Jerevan
Perhaps these fellows can help with...

Perhaps these fellows can help with restoring/making/finding new ones if you are in Europe:

https://www.federnshop.com/de/
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-28-2016
Replies: 621
Views: 48,610
Posted By Jerevan
Impressive, but what a nightmare to keep running!...

Impressive, but what a nightmare to keep running! Zeiss sure didn't take the easy way out here ... :)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-27-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By Jerevan
Good to hear that some people actually read Jaron...

Good to hear that some people actually read Jaron Lanier and are actually thinking of some other way of doing things rather than the everpresent "race to the bottom".
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By Jerevan
Genuine grey goatskin leather from...

Genuine grey goatskin leather from hugostudio.com? They only have the M2 listed as a pattern for this combination, but I think it could be worth asking if they could do an M4 pattern.

My experience...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-19-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jerevan
Heat, from what my repair man said, can be iffy...

Heat, from what my repair man said, can be iffy since some of the Planar elements are very curved and very thin. I took the loss and sold the camera I had as it was, stating very clerly the issues...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By Jerevan
www.pentaxs.com is the place. Eric does a good...

www.pentaxs.com is the place. Eric does a good job and is not too expensive. He's done two S1a and one Spotmatic - all good work.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-18-2016
Replies: 211
Views: 25,359
Posted By Jerevan
Next up: Elmar 35/3.5. ;)

Next up: Elmar 35/3.5. ;)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-08-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,055
Posted By Jerevan
That the 105 vignettes - I guess this must be...

That the 105 vignettes - I guess this must be some sort of mechanical vignetting since the lens definitely covers 24x24 mm.

I still haven't gotten around to sending my Tessar-equipped Tenax off for...
Forum: Optics Theory - 09-25-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3,887
Posted By Jerevan
Zeiss Triotar derives from the Cooke triplet...

Zeiss Triotar derives from the Cooke triplet (patented 1893) and at that point it was a major step in managing aberrations in lenses.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-17-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 5,133
Posted By Jerevan
The first bunch of black and white photos...

The first bunch of black and white photos actually makes me want to get out there again ... sporting the IIIa and a 50, of course. :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,790
Posted By Jerevan
The IIIc is built slightly different, one piece...

The IIIc is built slightly different, one piece cast versus the IIIa which has several pieces of the shell put together, so according to the lore, the IIIc offers a bit more rigidity when using heavy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-11-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 2,810
Posted By Jerevan
I like the smaller size, the higher rf...

I like the smaller size, the higher rf magnification and the built-in diopter of the screwmounts. Contrary to just about anyone else, I find them easier to load too. :)

But no rule without an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2016
Replies: 178
Views: 44,235
Posted By Jerevan
The black chrome M4 has black eyelets - at least...

The black chrome M4 has black eyelets - at least the ones I have seen online.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 07-15-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By Jerevan
Unlikely, yes - but with plates you could make...

Unlikely, yes - but with plates you could make any size, provided you make holders to fit the camera. At least in theory. :)

This particular one, is german (Görlitz) according to the text and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-15-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By Jerevan
Hmm ... having used several M4 and M4-P, and...

Hmm ... having used several M4 and M4-P, and handled a few M6, I have totally missed that small detail.

That the M4-Ps are more "crunchy" with the wind-on is the most obvious difference between the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-12-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,229
Posted By Jerevan
:D Well, indeed seeing that I do not belong in...

:D

Well, indeed seeing that I do not belong in this dimension, I will just quietly transport my humble self to the bottom of the barrel again, and leave you esteemed gentlemen to conduct your...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-11-2016
Replies: 28
Views: 3,229
Posted By Jerevan
I sense a reality distortion field kicking in...

I sense a reality distortion field kicking in here ... :D

1500-ish actuations, $2000 down and corrosion blues? I'd get the sensor replaced, sell the M9 and get out, really, really quickly.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2016
Replies: 221
Views: 23,878
Posted By Jerevan
Any non-working FTN finder could serve as a donor...

Any non-working FTN finder could serve as a donor for any DE-1. Resilvering is a bit too complicated, I guess.

I've no idea whether the prisms inside the F2 finders are the same as the F ones.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-07-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 4,250
Posted By Jerevan
The camera should have both feet and meters on...

The camera should have both feet and meters on the barrel ... and I think it can be reversed in such a way that the "right" measurement unit shows when looking at the barrel from above.

To me, they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-24-2016
Replies: 505
Views: 31,957
Posted By Jerevan
Perhaps, if there were some silver mines in the...

Perhaps, if there were some silver mines in the UK. :) It could well be that the pincer movement of higher expenditure on silver and various other imported things that is needed for production and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 3,033
Posted By Jerevan
Good choice - no faffing around. And since you...

Good choice - no faffing around. And since you are going to keep the same film for both bodies, you'll never wonder "whatever film did I put in that camera"?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-23-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,927
Posted By Jerevan
Is the camera set to rewind? I've no idea if that...

Is the camera set to rewind? I've no idea if that hinders the process of getting the spool out, but ...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-20-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 2,625
Posted By Jerevan
There are modern gramophones, with the option for...

There are modern gramophones, with the option for 78 rpm. I have also seen records with 16 rpm (recording of someone talking or reading).

I've spent a few times with friends who owns collections...
Forum: Travel 06-12-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,216
Posted By Jerevan
Just how I meant it too, what I wrote sounded...

Just how I meant it too, what I wrote sounded perhaps a bit forced - on the contrary; just being in the moment, everything else falling away.




Languages are crossroads and they tell their own...
Forum: Travel 06-12-2016
Replies: 341
Views: 24,216
Posted By Jerevan
I guess it depends on the terrain, but on a given...

I guess it depends on the terrain, but on a given day, how far would you travel?

Sometimes, especially on foot, I tend to measure the hours rather than actual distance. It gets me into a journeying...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2,497
Posted By Jerevan
Just about any of these options already mentioned...

Just about any of these options already mentioned would do, but make sure the camera actually works as intended. Nothing is worse than figuring out a wonky camera, especially when you are starting...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By Jerevan
Your experience may vary, but I found out that I...

Your experience may vary, but I found out that I had issues with the microprism focus of the Spotmatic but even more with the S1 (same as the H1/H1a in the US). While I loved the construction and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2016
Replies: 303
Views: 36,120
Posted By Jerevan
What about the BEHOO? Could this work too for the...

What about the BEHOO? Could this work too for the purpose?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-09-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,497
Posted By Jerevan
Color Skopar - thats where it is. I have the...

Color Skopar - thats where it is.

I have the Summaron 35 and I like its haptics and I think I perhaps prefer it in the long run, but I have a hard time getting myself to sell the Skopar - it's such...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-07-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,761
Posted By Jerevan
Easy - a 1972 911s in metallic blue. :)

Easy - a 1972 911s in metallic blue. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-06-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 17,760
Posted By Jerevan
I've been using mostly incident metering the last...

I've been using mostly incident metering the last few years, with Sekonic meters. Gave away the L-398 but still keep the L-308s.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-06-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 11,761
Posted By Jerevan
Simplicity equates "fewer but better" to me. As...

Simplicity equates "fewer but better" to me. As to what is better, that is a personal choice.

As for the question of which Leica: an M4 with a Summaron 35/2.8. And perhaps a 90 for the occasional...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Jerevan
It'll be a TLR, judging from the picture. Or...

It'll be a TLR, judging from the picture.

Or maybe a SX70 TLR? :)
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-24-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 8,827
Posted By Jerevan
To me, it's getting there - keep on going.

To me, it's getting there - keep on going.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 05-24-2016
Replies: 84
Views: 8,827
Posted By Jerevan
The instant film material has some limitations -...

The instant film material has some limitations - it's printed matter as opposed to film; the resolution is lower.

I find it can be pretty hard to convey what you see when you hold something in your...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-23-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By Jerevan
I got my hands on a Nikon 20/2.8, borrowed it...

I got my hands on a Nikon 20/2.8, borrowed it from a friend ... well, is it wide or is it wide? :D This will take some time to get used to, I think.

Still on the fence about the OM2n and the 28.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By Jerevan
Now that is a compromise for sure! :D I...

Now that is a compromise for sure! :D

I realized today, looking at the Nikon F2 on the table, that I have had that particular camera for 10 years. For someone like me, changing cameras like other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-22-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By Jerevan
Thanks for all the input! I am not totally...

Thanks for all the input!

I am not totally convinced yet that anything wider than 28 is a good idea. Perhaps this is the sweet spot for me. I'll try to see if someone has a wider lens for OM/Nikon...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-21-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3,433
Posted By Jerevan
The incommensurability between analogue and...

The incommensurability between analogue and digital photography is getting more obvious by the day. I frequent a facebook group of people sharing the love of analogue photography and I find myself...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By Jerevan
Robert, you seem to be well versed in the...

Robert,

you seem to be well versed in the arcane rites of handling wide angles - really nice photographs. Liked the 21 ones - thanks for the show! :)

I do love wide angles done well and often I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By Jerevan
Manual focus only (F2 and OM2n), Johan ... but...

Manual focus only (F2 and OM2n), Johan ... but thanks for the offer! :)
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