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Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 53
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Posted By zuiko85
They still have Kentmere bulk at B&H for $50,...

They still have Kentmere bulk at B&H for $50, something I may try, at least the 100.
Back in the old days, early to mid 70’s for me, we didn’t use bulk loaders and could get twenty 36X rolls (5 ft....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 973
Posted By zuiko85
Re, price increases. Been buying mostly B&W,...

Re, price increases. Been buying mostly B&W, Ilford and EK and there has been over the years regular price increases in both company’s products. At one time bulk loaded everything but hardly any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 973
Posted By zuiko85
I'm a curmudgeon? Well in that case it's MR....

I'm a curmudgeon? Well in that case it's MR. Curmudgeon to you Mr. Huss.
Seriously, you and I both know it does not matter at all if our opinions about the value of this KS campaign are at odds....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 973
Posted By zuiko85
And I hadn’t even thought of that. But it’s a...

And I hadn’t even thought of that. But it’s a good point.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 973
Posted By zuiko85
I have no hate for the company, I have bought two...

I have no hate for the company, I have bought two of their products that interested me. I have however no problem calling them on bone headed blunders.
Imagine going to a site that offers 35 mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 973
Posted By zuiko85
You mean it never occurred to them to list that...

You mean it never occurred to them to list that as a manner of course?
Nowhere to be found on the front page? They had to be asked?
Incredible!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 973
Posted By zuiko85
Bingo! As a for instance, The FSU copy of the...

Bingo!
As a for instance, The FSU copy of the 1930's Voigtlander Brilliant TLR.
Sold by them as I recall the 'LOMO/Lubitel 166U' for only....wait for it...$349.00! (to be fair, I think they no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 973
Posted By zuiko85
Come to think of it. The results of this film...

Come to think of it. The results of this film resemble to a degree black and white prints that are color tinted by hand.
I'm not conversant in computer manipulation of scanned color negatives but I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 973
Posted By zuiko85
I looked at all the reward levels, for reward...

I looked at all the reward levels, for reward level #3 @ $55, it just says; "Get 5 rolls of either 35 mm or 120 LomoChrome Metro...…"
They do not specify the number of exposures for 35 mm, usually...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Day Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 973
Posted By zuiko85
Oh wow! Be still my beating heart. Only $10...

Oh wow! Be still my beating heart. Only $10 (unspecified number of exposures) for a roll of 35mm color neg film. How WILL I ever resist.

Sorry for the heavy sarcasm but really, does Lomography have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 659
Posted By zuiko85
Wow, free Hasselblads on the moon! All ya got to...

Wow, free Hasselblads on the moon! All ya got to do is go pick them up.

….Might as well grab a moon buggy while your there.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks for the heads up. What a great article. I...

Thanks for the heads up. What a great article. I knew the book was not a great success at first but didn't know how much venom was directed toward it, by people who should have known better. Truth...
Forum: Photography General Interest 5 Days Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,339
Posted By zuiko85
Manual exposure control is MANUAL, independent...

Manual exposure control is MANUAL, independent selection of shutter speed and aperture, preferably with dedicated controls. Fooling around with an ISO control is not manual control.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By zuiko85
What it brought home to me is the huge complexity...

What it brought home to me is the huge complexity (and cost) of making film. No wonder Film Ferrania is having so many problems. Didn't bite on that KS project and when it was completed I remember...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 5 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By zuiko85
On the jollylook KS community page it shows over...

On the jollylook KS community page it shows over 2200 backers from the US. I wonder if any US backer and RF Forum member has received one of the newer Ukrainian made cameras. And, if it worked. Quite...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,339
Posted By zuiko85
Another consideration is price. Realistically,...

Another consideration is price. Realistically, without the economy of large scale production, this thing will be what, $5K to 10K camera body? I like to dream, but when it comes to opening my wallet,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 2,339
Posted By zuiko85
Impossible to satisfy all people. Anything...

Impossible to satisfy all people. Anything dreamed up or made will be a compromise.
Many have mentioned 35mm, both SLR and RF, Godfrey would prefer a 6X6. Maybe I would like a reissue of the Oly Pen...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 6,302
Posted By zuiko85
My point was that it is a fool's errand to try to...

My point was that it is a fool's errand to try to predict the future of film. If you like it use it while it's available. Personally I like all mechanical cameras so unless someone invents an...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,042
Posted By zuiko85
Well personally I never leave the house without...

Well personally I never leave the house without my Speed Graphic.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 193
Views: 10,203
Posted By zuiko85
Right at this moment it is the only one I have...

Right at this moment it is the only one I have film in, a Minolta 16Ps.
As Ross Perot might have said "Now I think that's just sad."
Maybe tomorrow it might be different.

PS, Make that 'probably...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 182
Views: 6,302
Posted By zuiko85
I predict that in the future certain things will...

I predict that in the future certain things will happen that are unpredictable.

Entropy just ain't what it used to be.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By zuiko85
How did the cold shoe break? The reason I ask is...

How did the cold shoe break?
The reason I ask is that it is attached with 1 screw from the top and 2 or 3 screws from the bottom that also attach the VF to the top cover. It would take a mighty big...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 2,929
Posted By zuiko85
There may be a generational factor here Marc. How...

There may be a generational factor here Marc. How you feel about using a light meter often is influenced by what you learned just starting out. For myself, and perhaps others, we started out just...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By zuiko85
Yup. The great unwashed masses fell with glad...

Yup. The great unwashed masses fell with glad cries onto cameras that, more and more, did everything for them.

Then, compact digital.

Then, cell phone cams.

Then, ……….I don't know, what's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,527
Posted By zuiko85
You’re always running out of film you say. One...

You’re always running out of film you say.
One word; half-frame.
Get a Olympus Pen D (or D2 or D3), or perhaps an original Pen (limited shutter speeds, a 4 element scale focusing 28mm f3.5 (FOV about...
Forum: Travel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By zuiko85
The image size of the sun (or moon, for that...

The image size of the sun (or moon, for that matter) is .9 mm diameter for every 100mm of focal length. So, to catch the corona and allow some space around that with a 13X18mm sensor you should...
Forum: Olympus RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 162
Views: 29,408
Posted By zuiko85
Jumillar, The one necessary accessory on a 35RC...

Jumillar,
The one necessary accessory on a 35RC (for me anyway) is a 43.5mm to 43mm step-down filter adapter ring. They are available on eBay and are inexpensive.
The original 43.5mm filter size is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By zuiko85
Talking Don't pay too much attention to me anyway Huss,...

Don't pay too much attention to me anyway Huss, I'm a crusty old coot who always likes to complain about everything.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,421
Posted By zuiko85
All for only $200! Nope, not enough of an...

All for only $200! Nope, not enough of an advantage to make me stop using my 40 year old Nikor tanks and reels.

*That were used when I bought them.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-12-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By zuiko85
Indeed. And now for something completely...

Indeed. And now for something completely different.
How is it going with your modern instant magny. I see that B&H has the two pack of instax square for $18 now, so the price is softening a bit....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By zuiko85
I do not question what Kickstarter is. I do...

I do not question what Kickstarter is. I do question their "Terms of use" statement and their use of the term "Accountability on Kickstarter". The use of these terms gives the impression that somehow...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By zuiko85
As long as they get their 5% (and that is...

As long as they get their 5% (and that is collected off the top) Kickstarter will approve any project.
Really, what risk do they take on? If the project reaches it's goal, they get paid regardless...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By zuiko85
Didn’t bite on that one. Didn’t like the design....

Didn’t bite on that one. Didn’t like the design.
However have been logging in just out of morbid curiosity.
If I had an idea to produce a new 35mm reflex it would be dead simple.
Basically just...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By zuiko85
I agree with your assessment in the last...

I agree with your assessment in the last paragraph Godfrey. I believe most KS project creators have good intentions. Trouble is that a common human failing is to just go silent when problems arise....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-10-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 885
Posted By zuiko85
Jollylook instant, another failed Kickstarter

Jollylook just posted what amounts to a 'kiss off' update. The will now send out rewards only if and when they sell product at retail. This means backers might as well give up, they lost whatever...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,912
Posted By zuiko85
We should also be happy for the surge in Instax...

We should also be happy for the surge in Instax materials from Fujifilm. Wouldn’t be surprised if that helps smooth some of the money outlay to start up the B&W production again.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 974
Posted By zuiko85
There is also this to consider. "Serviced" and...

There is also this to consider. "Serviced" and "CLA" can be very loose terms, and often applied inaccurately.
I've sent my M4-2 to Youxin to have a specific issue sorted out. That cost only $125 and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 694
Posted By zuiko85
I so know what you mean! Try comparing pinhole...

I so know what you mean! Try comparing pinhole cameras for instance. Acid etched or mechanically drilled or laser drilled....what to choose....and on and on...

It makes my head hurt.
Excuse me, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks, that's a nice rendering. I'm rigging a...

Thanks, that's a nice rendering.
I'm rigging a +5 (200mm) series 6 close up lens to my 4X5 and now waiting for a day to get out and test it. I have waterhouse stops from f16 to f64 to try out with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By zuiko85
Phil, I'd be interested to see how that Kodak...

Phil, I'd be interested to see how that Kodak lens does on 4X5. I'm of the "If I can mount it I'll shoot it." school.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By zuiko85
Ah, I see I misunderstood your original premise....

Ah, I see I misunderstood your original premise. Must learn to read carefully.
Well...I just cannot think of any cheap/expensive (body/lens) combos I would have. Pretty much a bottom feeder all the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,360
Posted By zuiko85
Mine would be a Sears KS500 (Ricoh KR5) with the...

Mine would be a Sears KS500 (Ricoh KR5) with the standard 50 f2. Picked up at a camera show for $5 and it even had good meter batteries.
A pleasant little SLR, easy to focus, not too loud, fairly...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-27-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By zuiko85
Yep, not surprised at all. I have a Pen D, the...

Yep, not surprised at all. I have a Pen D, the first model, and at 5.6 was really impressed by the resolution. Great little camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,167
Posted By zuiko85
You nailed it Chris, that is why I like a vest,...

You nailed it Chris, that is why I like a vest, for all the little odds and ends you don’t want to search for. Not much total weight and readily at hand. I do sometimes travel with my Pen F (film)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,676
Posted By zuiko85
I was commenting on the OP’s statement as...

I was commenting on the OP’s statement as expressed in the title. If I “talk about gear” it is because I’m interested in gear. Nothing more profound than that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 2,676
Posted By zuiko85
I was originally drawn to cameras because I’ve...

I was originally drawn to cameras because I’ve always been fascinated by all things mechanical. From clockwork to steam engines to anything with wheels and cams and gears. And, from a very young age,...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,602
Posted By zuiko85
The original Pen, a viewfinder type, scale focus,...

The original Pen, a viewfinder type, scale focus, all manual all mechanical camera is my favorite. True, limited shutter speeds of 1/25 to 1/200 + B and a 28mm f3.5 (40mm AOV e/full frame). Very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 2,845
Posted By zuiko85
I dunno folks, maybe the old line companies need...

I dunno folks, maybe the old line companies need a gimmick.
Hey! I’ve got it! They could go back to and promote film. I’d like a brand new, factory fresh OM-1n.
I’ll flap my arms and fly to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,301
Posted By zuiko85
One way to simplify the whole ‘what lens’ thing...

One way to simplify the whole ‘what lens’ thing is to use a fixed lens camera. That stops the temptation to slip another lens in a pocket. Of course you have already picked a set up but I have found...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By zuiko85
Or...use photo paper as a negative. Advantages;...

Or...use photo paper as a negative.
Advantages; can be handled under safelight. Just silly cheap, a 8X10 sheet of paper could be cut into 21 35X55mm pieces.
Since you said you have not yet built a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,134
Posted By zuiko85
Have kept a few photos, discarded 90% or more...

Have kept a few photos, discarded 90% or more though. Mostly family stuff. I'm a week shy of 70 and now only want to go out and make 'masterpieces'. Getting ready to cut up a pile of photo paper and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By zuiko85
Yes, it is (probably expired) FilmoTec (ORWO...

Yes, it is (probably expired) FilmoTec (ORWO brand) UN 54:
http://www.filmotec.de/
http://www.filmotec.de/?cat=13

I say 'probably expired' because in their announcement of the Berlin Kino (which is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 817
Posted By zuiko85
Eyelash thin focus. Just another over cooked fad....

Eyelash thin focus. Just another over cooked fad. Won’t be the last.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,453
Posted By zuiko85
I voted ‘other’ because although my preference is...

I voted ‘other’ because although my preference is a 28mm f3.5 Zuiko. You see it is the 4 element version on an original Olympus Pen viewfinder camera. The angle of view is equivalent to about a 40mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,807
Posted By zuiko85
What I miss, early 1971, Tri-X in 100ft. bulk, a...

What I miss, early 1971, Tri-X in 100ft. bulk, a box of 10 Kodak snap caps and change back from a $10.
I know, a little later than the 60's but in 1969 I had just turned 20 and bought a Minolta...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,270
Posted By zuiko85
Digital age! I've been willing to accept the low...

Digital age! I've been willing to accept the low light penalty of moderate fast lenses form the film days. My 50 f1.8 or 24 f2.8 or 85 f2 or even my tiny 200mm f5 are plenty for my OM-1 use, that and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,673
Posted By zuiko85
Just because someone is good at what they do it...

Just because someone is good at what they do it does not follow that they are also a good teacher. They might be but not always. I like Joe Van Cleave’s videos about pinhole cameras. They are clear...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,468
Posted By zuiko85
I somewhat surprised the OP's post has ignited so...

I somewhat surprised the OP's post has ignited so much controversy and bickering. Whatever the reason film sales sure seem to have at least stabilized over the past 2~3 years. This after a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By zuiko85
Probably a lot of people know these things. But...

Probably a lot of people know these things. But not everyone seeking to buy a camera does. So, for the neophyte such information may save them some money.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By zuiko85
Of course, he did leave out ‘bragging rights’ as...

Of course, he did leave out ‘bragging rights’ as a potential reason for getting the biggest or most expensive sensor/cameras. Although the perceived adulation is 99.9% only in the persons...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By zuiko85
Condensed version of the three...

Condensed version of the three articles.

‘Everything in photography is a trade off’
True of many aspects of life in general.
But, that said, he laid it out fairly succinctly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 918
Posted By zuiko85
If I ever make a good image I’ll let you know.

If I ever make a good image I’ll let you know.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,468
Posted By zuiko85
These are my reasons, important to me and...

These are my reasons, important to me and possibly no one else.

#1. Don’t want to pay postal rates going and coming. When C-41 processing was local you dropped it off when running other errands and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,468
Posted By zuiko85
I’m thinking that this good news varies a great...

I’m thinking that this good news varies a great deal by location. For some of us who still use film mail order has proved to be the barrier hard to overcome. Not just financially but I miss face to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,508
Posted By zuiko85
One lens, one camera. Sounds great but. Most all...

One lens, one camera. Sounds great but. Most all my pootography (not a misspelling) takes place in my head first. Then I'll pick out what I think I need and revisit the location to see if I can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By zuiko85
First off, congrats, those adapters are usually...

First off, congrats, those adapters are usually very expensive.
Now, to your question about the crop factor. Generally you can use the average of 1.4X.
But it really depends on what size enlargement...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By zuiko85
For what it's worth we were having the same silly...

For what it's worth we were having the same silly arguments back in the days before the internet.
I was selling cameras at Altman's in Chicago back in the early 70's and this "discussion" came...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,275
Posted By zuiko85
Leica is in the enviable position of being able...

Leica is in the enviable position of being able to price their goods high enough to actually make a profit.
At least making enough money that they can indulge in still making a couple of M film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 171
Views: 5,489
Posted By zuiko85
Not sure how you will take this Nick,...

Not sure how you will take this Nick, but......Ken Rockwell agrees with you. In a June, 2008 article he calls the N75 "...among the best 35mm cameras ever made."
So you have bought a lot of camera...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-23-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By zuiko85
Leica never had this problem until they moved...

Leica never had this problem until they moved away from user replaceable sensors.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By zuiko85
I would call the Rollei and Nikon cameras you...

I would call the Rollei and Nikon cameras you mention premium compacts.
For my use the all mechanical (useable even without a battery) Olympus 35RC has, despite some quirks, met all my needs. But,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By zuiko85
From what I can tell the price difference between...

From what I can tell the price difference between Gold 200 and Color Plus is miniscule at best. B&H doesn't carry it at all and amazon and wallymart prices for it are close (or higher) than you would...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,855
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks Chris, your real life experience with this...

Thanks Chris, your real life experience with this emerging technology is worth more than all the advertising blurbs.
On the one hand, m4:3 appeals to me for the small size and short register...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,855
Posted By zuiko85
Wonder if this falls under the reason; "Because I...

Wonder if this falls under the reason; "Because I can afford it."
Although that said, I'm not always sure just how these folks make their money.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 1,855
Posted By zuiko85
I have a question for Chris Crawford. How did you...

I have a question for Chris Crawford. How did you find the transition from an optical viewfinder to an electronic viewfinder? The few mirrorless cameras I've had a chance to look through have not...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-18-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By zuiko85
Somewhere on this planet somebody wants to buy...

Somewhere on this planet somebody wants to buy this “collectible” (so called).
All you have to do is find that one person and then you will know what the ‘value’ of your item is.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 171
Views: 5,489
Posted By zuiko85
Well yes, if you just want to take pictures. But...

Well yes, if you just want to take pictures. But for us MMM (metal, manual, mechanical) snobs, who love to caress our cameras, fondle them as it were, these plasto-blob battery dependent abominations...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,531
Posted By zuiko85
Well I'll be, your right. Just checked my local...

Well I'll be, your right. Just checked my local target and my computer machine says they have some stock. No B&W though, but they can order it. Instant appears to be a growth area for film.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,815
Posted By zuiko85
Sometimes, as an observer, and an outsider (AKA...

Sometimes, as an observer, and an outsider (AKA film user with only a very dinky DSLR from 2007) I look into threads such as these. Please don't take this wrong but....these threads remind me one...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-27-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,174
Posted By zuiko85
Weren't the prices very high on these lenses?...

Weren't the prices very high on these lenses? Seems like I remember around the $1K range for some of their offerings.
Also sad that a lot of backers of their Kickstarter campaigns lost their money...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,307
Posted By zuiko85
"The 50mm lens and metaphysical doubt" Look it...

"The 50mm lens and metaphysical doubt"

Look it up.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-22-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 870
Posted By zuiko85
First of all, really nice shot! Now, this is...

First of all, really nice shot!
Now, this is what I don't get. If the moon is a sunlit object, then why couldn't a person start with the 'sunny 16' exposure calculation? Of course the moons dark...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,066
Posted By zuiko85
All you've done Nick is get everyone to comment...

All you've done Nick is get everyone to comment about their personal preference. Which may not be your personal preference. So what. Anyway, 'pocketable', as we have seen means very different things...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-22-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 870
Posted By zuiko85
The stats are; for every 100mm of focal length...

The stats are; for every 100mm of focal length the image size of the moon is .9mm (point nine millimeters) diameter image size. Therefor 35mm would produce an image size of about .3 mm. I'd use a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,315
Posted By zuiko85
A convergence of increasing interest in film and...

A convergence of increasing interest in film and the aging of film cameras is sure increasing film camera prices. Well that and regular inflation. In 35mm desirable bodies, especially backed up by...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By zuiko85
Watch that thing carefully and always support its...

Watch that thing carefully and always support its weight. It's a lot of stress on the regular lens hanging on the filter threads. I've seen front filter thread rings or whole front lens groups...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By zuiko85
Ah, 26,000 SEK, I misunderstood the OP figure to...

Ah, 26,000 SEK, I misunderstood the OP figure to mean 2,800 Kronor.
Now, 2,800+ USD, yeah, that is crazy. Cannot imagine anyone that gullible. With all the information out there on the web about...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By zuiko85
Well, if it is Swedish Krona then the OP title is...

Well, if it is Swedish Krona then the OP title is a bit misleading. That would be $308, not $2800 at current exchange rate. Still way high for a copy though.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,587
Posted By zuiko85
Meh. Even some single or doublet molded plastic...

Meh.
Even some single or doublet molded plastic lenses on simple cameras can have aspheric surfaces. You can tell by the way the surface reflects light.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 988
Posted By zuiko85
What I'd like to see from Ilford is single...

What I'd like to see from Ilford is single packets of liquid concentrate that mixed makes 1L of working strength paper developer or fixer. Perhaps this could be packaged in plastic foil packets such...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 988
Posted By zuiko85
Holy cow, $17.23 (at B&H) for two roll of 35mm!...

Holy cow, $17.23 (at B&H) for two roll of 35mm! No thanks! I'll stick with HC-110 and Ilford Rapid Fix concentrate for fixer.
I mix the HC-110 1:60 as a one shot, and the fixer keeps well. For film...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-03-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,694
Posted By zuiko85
Right hand up. But, I'm left eyed and the camera...

Right hand up. But, I'm left eyed and the camera body rests against my left cheek /nose.

I also shoot horizontal with the same hold....When using my Pen F.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By zuiko85
Okay, I just looked at the dried neg strip. Looks...

Okay, I just looked at the dried neg strip. Looks like I got something, exposure was based on the idea the moon is a sunlit object so I started at f5 and 1/500 for ISO 400 knowing that, a. A well...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By zuiko85
I'm not an astrophotographer but chanced on it...

I'm not an astrophotographer but chanced on it this morning taking out the trash. I ran back to the house and grabbed my half frame Pen F loaded with a 400 ISO B&W and mounted my longest lens, a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By zuiko85
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-30-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,329
Posted By zuiko85
I see 'Pen F' in the title and get...

I see 'Pen F' in the title and get excited....only to realize the post is about a digital camera Olympus misnamed. Just like the only James Bond is Sean Connery , the only George Smiley is Alec...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,713
Posted By zuiko85
Well, it's a good thing HC-110 is so long...

Well, it's a good thing HC-110 is so long lasting. I have one unopened bottle of the US concentrate and one that has about 75% left so I'm set for a while. Might pick up another bottle from Freestyle...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,117
Posted By zuiko85
Good heavens, I had no idea of your upbringing...

Good heavens, I had no idea of your upbringing and background.
I'm a southern Indiana mutt. Mainly Scott-Irish with a fair bit of German and French. Born in 1949 and brought up by my parents (mainly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,117
Posted By zuiko85
Although living in NYC you sound you would relate...

Although living in NYC you sound you would relate more to Dick Proenneke, that fellow who at age 50 moved to a remote location in Alaska, built a cabin, and lived there alone until his 80's. His...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-29-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,521
Posted By zuiko85
Just looked at the original KS campaign. This...

Just looked at the original KS campaign. This NINM Lab does not seen like the usual flakey KS creator. They actually shipped on time. They responded immediately to a backer problem.
After backing 4...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-29-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,521
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks Godfrey and Taemo for sharing your...

Thanks Godfrey and Taemo for sharing your experience with this unit. Looks like it does a decent job.
I'm curious though about the camera back. Are they regular interchangeable backs adapted to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,117
Posted By zuiko85
In this vein, you should see the look on kids...

In this vein, you should see the look on kids faces when they ask to look through the viewfinder of my OM-1. All my OM bodies have either the 1-4 (all matte) or 1-10 (same with grid) screens. With...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,117
Posted By zuiko85
Dry plate! Ha! Real Photographers coat their own....

Dry plate! Ha! Real Photographers coat their own. Mathew Brady knew a thing or two. Now I have to go look for a horse to pull my photographic equipment wagon.

Full disclosure; I do not shoot wet...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,117
Posted By zuiko85
Seems like everybody and their dog who want a...

Seems like everybody and their dog who want a DSLR/mirrorless with interchangeable lenses already has one that is plenty good enough. So....until those cameras start breaking down sales will be in a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 2,521
Posted By zuiko85
The next thing they could develop is a lens in...

The next thing they could develop is a lens in shutter (with front element focusing) that will clip onto the cone for a direct camera. Also a clip on viewfinder. I'm thinking a simple 3 element f5.6...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,829
Posted By zuiko85
You are right of course, the price amortized over...

You are right of course, the price amortized over even a 10 year period is not excessive. That said this senior citizen will be content with a Olympus OM-4Ti found at a second hand store for $35...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 3,829
Posted By zuiko85
Looked in on this thread, although I'm not a...

Looked in on this thread, although I'm not a Nikon user. What I find interesting is that 'The last man standing.' as it were, are old line camera makers, appropriate I think that Nikon and Leica...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,415
Posted By zuiko85
I would think much of the advantage of a 4:3...

I would think much of the advantage of a 4:3 sensor would be negated by making the camera larger. Don't suppose it matters much though. What good is a small light body when these new super duper...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,524
Posted By zuiko85
The main item for me would be #4, simple...

The main item for me would be #4, simple mechanical, single function controls just like on a film camera. This is why I would want older manual focus lenses, no 'fly by wire' soulless lenses for me....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,877
Posted By zuiko85
You never shoot slower than 1/250 second? And the...

You never shoot slower than 1/250 second?
And the longer the focal length, the more a tripod can help, if the shooting situation will allow for it.

Also that saying is from the film era (the stuff...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,877
Posted By zuiko85
Back when, early 70's for me, we had a saying;...

Back when, early 70's for me, we had a saying; 'The best lens is a tripod.'
Perhaps a bit of hyperbole, but close enough in many situations.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,158
Posted By zuiko85
There are some folks who ran a Kickstarter...

There are some folks who ran a Kickstarter campaign to make a new (and very feature laden) 35mm SLR. They collected about $155K after fees. Those backers will never see their money or any product....
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,158
Posted By zuiko85
Ask one hundred on this forum and you are likely...

Ask one hundred on this forum and you are likely to get 100 different responses. That is what the responses to this post show so far. I'll add mine. I want a new issue OM-1.
Fat!
Chance!
And, even...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks for the post. I have a real soft spot for...

Thanks for the post. I have a real soft spot for dead simple, very minimal 35mm SLR's. There is something special about a camera that could have it's instruction manual on a single sheet of printer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By zuiko85
One hour or in house labs died here about 7~8...

One hour or in house labs died here about 7~8 years ago. I live in the south Puget Sound area of Washington. There is a business that still advertises film developing in house about 30 miles away but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,339
Posted By zuiko85
What means these words; jpeg, sliders, RAW, &...

What means these words; jpeg, sliders, RAW, & Lightroom. Never touched any of those things. Well, maybe jpeg, I will take a 'for the record' shot on my phone occasionally.
Do have piles of negs...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-13-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,521
Posted By zuiko85
Just curious, where do you find 5-packs? The only...

Just curious, where do you find 5-packs? The only multi packs I've seen are 2-packs at B&H.
Forum: Lomography 12-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,981
Posted By zuiko85
If you want to see what Holga's can do look up...

If you want to see what Holga's can do look up the photographers David Burnett or Michael Kenna.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,847
Posted By zuiko85
Perhaps a world map showing the location and...

Perhaps a world map showing the location and company of film making facilities. Looking at this thread has also made me wonder, what about the support industry for making film. For instance, when...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-09-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,510
Posted By zuiko85
It is a 'GN' (Guide Number) ring for setting the...

It is a 'GN' (Guide Number) ring for setting the camera up for use with a manual flash. That is why it limits your focusing ring when engaged, the flash will only reach so far.

The GN when set on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 860
Posted By zuiko85
When I look at all those photos the first thing I...

When I look at all those photos the first thing I think is that most of those folks are now in their 70's and 80's (or already dead) and what do they look like now? Little old ladies and little old...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-06-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 8,726
Posted By zuiko85
@Timmyjoe, I think I figured it out. Checking...

@Timmyjoe,
I think I figured it out. Checking with submin.com it seems that Minolta made a daylight loading developing tank. You left the exposed film in the take up portion of the cartridge with a...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-06-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 8,726
Posted By zuiko85
Sneaky Minolta! In all the years I've been...

Sneaky Minolta!
In all the years I've been messing about with 16mm still photography I cannot believe I missed this.
I just bought (off of THAT auction site) a Minolta Ps kit. It was a BIN for $17...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By zuiko85
So....guess I got a bargain for a I-61 at $12...

So....guess I got a bargain for a I-61 at $12 shipped?

Nope, mine feels like a $12 lens, although it focuses ok on my M4-2 with one of those $10 Chinese LTM to M adapters.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,600
Posted By zuiko85
Re. Chinese goods. Sometimes there is little or...

Re. Chinese goods.
Sometimes there is little or no other choice. The type of items I get from China are most all small filter adapter rings (the quality varies). Even if you are buying from a U.S....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By zuiko85
New one on me. Thought all M4-2 were sans...

New one on me. Thought all M4-2 were sans dot.
Maybe Stephen would know.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-25-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By zuiko85
That is a neat combo. I love odd adapted lenses....

That is a neat combo. I love odd adapted lenses. Don't have any mirrorless myself but my Olympus Pen F half frame has a 28.95mm flange distance and if I can mount it I'll shoot it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 870
Posted By zuiko85
Dunno the answer to that but, when walking the...

Dunno the answer to that but, when walking the dog I do have to pick up her 'street crap'.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-15-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By zuiko85
I should note that for 4X5, I've only used photo...

I should note that for 4X5, I've only used photo paper as a negative, then contact print to make a positive. The advantage is that paper is;
1. Cheap
2. Can be handled under safelight
3. Equipment to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By zuiko85
Lomography could do this on $5 filters and sell...

Lomography could do this on $5 filters and sell them for $40 each.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By zuiko85
What I'd like to build for 4X5 pinhole is a...

What I'd like to build for 4X5 pinhole is a simple monorail camera with a bellows that would allow for extensions from 60mm to 150mm and by tilting the rail some rise and fall. The catch is the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By zuiko85
I like 4X5 for pinhole. Used film holders are...

I like 4X5 for pinhole. Used film holders are fairly cheap and the image size is not too small. I just build my own, a rear part that holds the film holder and front part with the pinhole. I use...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,482
Posted By zuiko85
Another down side to the complex multi function...

Another down side to the complex multi function cameras is that it is so hard to determine if the camera is functioning correctly of if it's gone insane. Especially true if buying used equipment. How...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-05-2018
Replies: 99
Views: 8,760
Posted By zuiko85
Agree with KoFe. How about a nice, not much...

Agree with KoFe. How about a nice, not much bigger than a body cap, 28mm f4.
Ah, but it still has to work on digital. Is that why RF lenses, indeed it seems all modern lenses have become monsters?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
Posted By zuiko85
Skiff said; "....you just need a good 4-element...

Skiff said;
"....you just need a good 4-element lens (Tessar-type)…"

Would you even need a lens that good? I think even a triplet would do. The Instax are (usually) not enlarged, and I've read (on...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
Posted By zuiko85
I don't think Fuji cares who makes cameras for...

I don't think Fuji cares who makes cameras for their instant film, it's more film sales for them, that is where the real profits are. Fuji probably sell their own cameras for cost since they know...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
Posted By zuiko85
Shortest shutter speed is 1/100th sec. Smallest...

Shortest shutter speed is 1/100th sec. Smallest aperture is f11. Film speed is ISO 800.
So...... in bright sunlight, up to four stops over exposure? I don’t think instant film does very well with...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
Posted By zuiko85
Ah, too bad, it’s a Kickstarter. Probably the...

Ah, too bad, it’s a Kickstarter. Probably the Instax version of that Yashica Y35.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-27-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By zuiko85
Well Roger, I’ve owned a couple of Rollei 35’s, a...

Well Roger, I’ve owned a couple of Rollei 35’s, a model B and a model S. For many years now I’ve also had a Oly Pen, the original all manual viewfinder type. And, although the Rollei indeed was...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-25-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 30,822
Posted By zuiko85
Especially since I shoot a lot of pinhole lately....

Especially since I shoot a lot of pinhole lately. But even with other film photography, the tripod is at least within reach and now days I don't want to be in too much of a hurry taking pictures.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By zuiko85
Eat your heart out Leica M2 owners! This would...

Eat your heart out Leica M2 owners! This would fit right in with The Jetsons'.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By zuiko85
How about they build a interchangeable lens...

How about they build a interchangeable lens mirrorless, small and compact, that will communicate with a portable printer worn bandolier style across the shoulder. Print what pictures you like and as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-22-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By zuiko85
About camera shake, well years ago we had a...

About camera shake, well years ago we had a saying; ‘the best lens is a tripod’.

Anyway, switch gears. I’m one of the ‘old farts’ in my 70th year and doing my own B&W now for 50 of those years....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-21-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By zuiko85
When the title said “Old camera” I got all...

When the title said “Old camera” I got all excited thinking ‘surely he’s talking about film cameras’, but no.
Sorry, just cannot wrap my head around 5-8 years as ‘old’, but I guess in digital it’s...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,650
Posted By zuiko85
Kickstarter may have started with a more noble...

Kickstarter may have started with a more noble purpose, to give artists and small developers of ideas and products a funding source. Ideas for products that traditional investment money was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,650
Posted By zuiko85
Amazing to me is that there seems to be an...

Amazing to me is that there seems to be an unlimited supply of dopes willing to back these Kickstarter platform scams. Kickstarter just keeps taking it's 5% cut and laughing all the way to the bank....
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 959
Posted By zuiko85
Olympus Pen F, I have a small kit with the 20mm...

Olympus Pen F, I have a small kit with the 20mm f35, 25mm f4, 38mm f1.8 and 100mm f3.5. Nice small setup and even full frame 35mm is a postage stamp, so why not go all the way and defray ever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By zuiko85
A lot! But not parting with them? That's down to...

A lot! But not parting with them? That's down to two main reasons, not sentimentality.
1. I'm just too lazy to sell items, sounds like too much work.

And, even more so,
2. Most of my excess...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By zuiko85
Snark Alert! The sensor is not the problem. The...

Snark Alert!
The sensor is not the problem. The problem is trying to photograph a focusing screen with a small digital camera and expecting something useful to come from it. If your 35mm SLR has...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-10-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1,767
Posted By zuiko85
Generally primes. I have a 50~90 f3.5 Zuiko for...

Generally primes. I have a 50~90 f3.5 Zuiko for my Pen F. Sometimes, when I cannot stand where I need to with a prime, it comes out, but I don't carry it around normally.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 883
Posted By zuiko85
Ha! I've never done anything like that! Well,...

Ha! I've never done anything like that!
Well, not in the last week anyway.
But when that Doh! moment has happened to me, then I've often been surprised what could be salvaged. I mean, I never seem...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 60
Views: 4,624
Posted By zuiko85
Trouble is the new digital cameras are missing a...

Trouble is the new digital cameras are missing a debit card slot/reader. It would be something of a 'bad picture throttle'. You see, your camera would only take 25 exposures at a time. Then you would...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,777
Posted By zuiko85
Nope. Had a mustache once, in my early 20's....

Nope. Had a mustache once, in my early 20's. Outgrew that and have been clean shaven since.
'He's a clean old man'.

My jowls look bad enough, putting a beard on them would just look worse. Some of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,344
Posted By zuiko85
Even though your meter only sets as low as 25 you...

Even though your meter only sets as low as 25 you can still use these films with tour meter. Set meter at ISO 25 and;
ISO-12, meter at ISO 25 and add one stop.
ISO-6, meter at ISO 25 and add 2...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-01-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,374
Posted By zuiko85
It’s hard for established and experienced...

It’s hard for established and experienced companies making cameras to stay afloat. But you will always have a bunch of dreamers with no money promising the moon, and underestimating costs by a factor...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-28-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,027
Posted By zuiko85
Body size preference is so personal. I'm old and...

Body size preference is so personal. I'm old and thought I'd like to have a Leica RF by retirement. Turned out the M4-2 was just too big. The main body size was taller than my OM-1, in fact the prism...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By zuiko85
Just about the time I moved across the country to...

Just about the time I moved across the country to the Pacific Northwest, so 1978.
So I will find out how faulty my memory is, or if I haven’t gone completely potty yet.
Next poll should be “When...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By zuiko85
Pictures taken with my iPhone through the...

Pictures taken with my iPhone through the viewfinder of my Pen F look about the same. The screen in a Pen F is all matte, what you need for viewfinder photography.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-24-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,054
Posted By zuiko85
To the OP. I’m also struggling to understand your...

To the OP.
I’m also struggling to understand your question. It’s hard to tell exactly what information you are seeking.
A little information about what cameras you are using now would be helpful.
A...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By zuiko85
Sounds familiar, I have the same problem. Most of...

Sounds familiar, I have the same problem. Most of my stuff is nickel & dime type cameras though, with a couple worth several hundred dollars. So even if I sold everything I doubt the total would be...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2018
Replies: 89
Views: 3,875
Posted By zuiko85
I’ve also handled a fair number of used...

I’ve also handled a fair number of used Spotmatics, of all vintages and condition. Several had shutter problems, from capping at high speed to dragging and uneven exposure. Nothing a proper CLA...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,188
Posted By zuiko85
I dream that dream to, except its for a OM-1n and...

I dream that dream to, except its for a OM-1n and the battery/electronic part is in a thing that resembles a winder attached to the bottom of the camera. I figure that would have enough room for the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-19-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,188
Posted By zuiko85
These comments by Larry Coletta and Timmyjo...

These comments by Larry Coletta and Timmyjo pretty much sum up this cranky old mans feelings. I probably sound like a broken record but....I keep thinking of the work done by two still current...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 09-18-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,188
Posted By zuiko85
Not only is the life cycle of digital short, but...

Not only is the life cycle of digital short, but none I've held, DSLR or Mirrorless has given me the tactile pleasure of a metal, mechanical, manual 35mm SLR. Even a Sears KS-500, a rebadged Ricoh...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-12-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By zuiko85
Great video, thanks.

Great video, thanks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-11-2018
Replies: 91
Views: 2,782
Posted By zuiko85
As soon as electronics began to take over, about...

As soon as electronics began to take over, about the mid to late 70’s, new model introductions haven’t interested me. And a LCD screen on a camera automatically makes me pass it by. When Canon...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-08-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By zuiko85
Ok, Cameraquest has the CV 15mm f4.5 LTM w/vf for...

Ok, Cameraquest has the CV 15mm f4.5 LTM w/vf for $500. If I had $13K to spend I'd pay off my car.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,269
Posted By zuiko85
I was about to say ‘just use a round hood’ but...

I was about to say ‘just use a round hood’ but that humor might not be appreciated so...

From the photos you show I can’t see any misalignment. That said, I didn’t shell out the money either so I...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 09-06-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By zuiko85
Can’t afford this sort of thing but...I do have a...

Can’t afford this sort of thing but...I do have a 4X5 and this gives me an idea.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-25-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By zuiko85
Warning: The following is offered without...

Warning: The following is offered without warranty and strictly at your own risk.

Ok, here goes. I also have an older , 'Gothic f' Pen F and when I obtained mine about twelve years ago it had the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-22-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,956
Posted By zuiko85
I’m with the DIY group. Most straps seem to be...

I’m with the DIY group. Most straps seem to be too short for across the chest bandolier style wear. I buy nylon webbing 1/2 inch wide and fittings. Also use split rings and sew up my own short pieces...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,029
Posted By zuiko85
I was only commenting on what I found with this...

I was only commenting on what I found with this film. When I first purchased it as short dated bulk in late 2008 I could use my standard film developer, HC-110 at 60:1, 70F, 11 min. agitate every 3...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-15-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,029
Posted By zuiko85
I have some indifferently stored Ilford Pan F...

I have some indifferently stored Ilford Pan F (expired 2009) that seems to be about ISO 20 now, does that count?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,215
Posted By zuiko85
Mr Hicks point is well taken. I also am a one...

Mr Hicks point is well taken. I also am a one Leica owner. Haven’t even had the opportunity to handle various models of the M film cameras. So, naturally, at least as far as 35mm RF goes, I believe...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-08-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By zuiko85
Adverage new car in 1955 $4K? Sounds a bit high....

Adverage new car in 1955 $4K? Sounds a bit high. My parents first new car was a 59 Ford Fairlane and I think it was about $3K. But it sounds like Leica’s increased faster than inflation
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-07-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By zuiko85
When I see the work Michael Kenna does with a...

When I see the work Michael Kenna does with a Holga.....well then, I know more or better equipment just ain’t going to help my photos.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 08-07-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,322
Posted By zuiko85
How much drooling? Are Voighlander lenses slobber...

How much drooling? Are Voighlander lenses slobber proof?
Forum: Large Format Film RF 08-04-2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2,089
Posted By zuiko85
I really don't think these are scams Tim, (even...

I really don't think these are scams Tim, (even though they may not be a wise purchase considering available used gear). Most seem to be over enthusiastic young folks who really believe they have a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-02-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,408
Posted By zuiko85
It's not as wide but there is a pinhole body cap...

It's not as wide but there is a pinhole body cap for M4:3 available for about $11 on ebay. It's diameter is .2 mm and the focal length would be about 20mm giving it an angle of view about the same as...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-31-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By zuiko85
Another brand name is ‘Goof Off’. Same I think as...

Another brand name is ‘Goof Off’. Same I think as Goo Gone. We have friends who cleaned up new construction houses and used the stuff to get labels off of tubs, sinks and other surfaces. They said it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-30-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 4,423
Posted By zuiko85
Well, in April, at a photo show here in western...

Well, in April, at a photo show here in western Washington, another old timer and I got to help a couple of young ladies check out some used Spotmatics they wanted to buy. They had a keen interest in...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-24-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 3,607
Posted By zuiko85
There is also a ‘0’ slip on lens that is a minus...

There is also a ‘0’ slip on lens that is a minus .25 diopter. This brings the focus to 10 meters which for a 22mm lens is close enough to infinity as makes no difference. Often when I’m shooting with...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-24-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 3,607
Posted By zuiko85
Long ago I realized I’m no artist and any good...

Long ago I realized I’m no artist and any good photos I made would be a happy accident.
I’m a tinkerer with cameras, which includes my 16mm and 9.2mm cameras. So, for me that is enough reason to use...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-22-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By zuiko85
I think this is the reason used Leica M film...

I think this is the reason used Leica M film cameras often need service right after you buy them, even if they are mint cosmetically. They have been sitting in a sock drawer for 20+ years. If they...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-20-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By zuiko85
An ‘old C41 machine’ was mentioned. I am really...

An ‘old C41 machine’ was mentioned. I am really curious. Can these developer machines still be serviced and kept in reliable service?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-19-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,204
Posted By zuiko85
This is an interesting thread. Not many of us get...

This is an interesting thread. Not many of us get to try out all the different lenses mentioned. Probably also drives some GAS in some of us too.
There is a related question; have you ever purchased...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-18-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,204
Posted By zuiko85
Yes, realized too late my comment didn’t really...

Yes, realized too late my comment didn’t really address your question. A good question to. Years ago had a ‘better’ multicoated 35mm f2 OM mount Zuiko that I got for a c-note and was pristine. Turned...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-18-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 5,204
Posted By zuiko85
We all have budgets for, in my case, a hobby....

We all have budgets for, in my case, a hobby. Sometimes you like your ‘inferior ‘ lenses because you cannot justify the expense of the ‘better’ lens. I like the results of my 52mm f2.8 FSU lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,144
Posted By zuiko85
A 50mm (on full frame film) and 38mm on the Pen F...

A 50mm (on full frame film) and 38mm on the Pen F (half frame film). If you cannot back up enough a 28mm for full or 20mm for half frame can be slipped in a cargo pocket and carried almost unnoticed.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-14-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 5,664
Posted By zuiko85
Murphy’s law. One month into this exercise the...

Murphy’s law.
One month into this exercise the shutter on your ‘one camera’ picks this time (after years of reliable service) to pack up. You discovered this when you pulled a roll of washed film...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,234
Posted By zuiko85
Quiet down folks. Otherwise guys like Michael...

Quiet down folks. Otherwise guys like Michael Kenna and David Burnett will find out they shouldn’t taken all those published photos with a Holga. What were they thinking?
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-02-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 3,607
Posted By zuiko85
My memory is a bit dim but it seems there was a...

My memory is a bit dim but it seems there was a digital Minox about the same size as a IIIs. But I just cannot remember any details about it. Anybody here remember that camera?
Ah, google is your...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 3,607
Posted By zuiko85
I've seen both posts about both those slitters....

I've seen both posts about both those slitters. But, since I have an accurate table saw, drill press, etc. I had no problem constructing my "pull through" slitter. It uses double edge razor blades...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-30-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 3,607
Posted By zuiko85
Ah, we’ve steered the discussion from where to...

Ah, we’ve steered the discussion from where to get 8x11 film into social discussion about folks attitudes toward money. And everyone has been able to express their opinions and views. What works for...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 3,607
Posted By zuiko85
Cheers definitely is the right word. I've had a...

Cheers definitely is the right word. I've had a relatively easy life but not travelled a lot. Living now in Puget Sound the only other country I've been to is Canada which hardly counts as a 'furrin'...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-29-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 3,607
Posted By zuiko85
Guess my definition depends on my income...

Guess my definition depends on my income demographic. Probably in the bottom 25% of US median income my whole life (I’m 69). But everyone is high income compared to some and low income compared to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-28-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,457
Posted By zuiko85
After reviewing this entire thread all I have to...

After reviewing this entire thread all I have to add is;

Ack....ack ack ack......ack-ack...ACK!
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-28-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 3,607
Posted By zuiko85
Score! But be very careful of the cartridges....

Score! But be very careful of the cartridges. They are fragile, thin plastic and the bridge between the feed and take-up chambers is easy to break. I'm a bit ham fisted and snapped one of mine trying...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-28-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 3,607
Posted By zuiko85
For some more inspiration, flickr has a minox...

For some more inspiration, flickr has a minox group with 3100 images. Some of them are really quite good for such a small negative.

But the basic message with this format is; unless you have crazy...
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