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Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 4 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Spavinaw
As I measure the Series 5 adapter thread is about...

As I measure the Series 5 adapter thread is about 33mm and the Series 6 thread is about 44mm. There is an uncommon Series 5.5 and I can't find the thread size. Maybe that's what you have.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 152
Views: 41,685
Posted By Spavinaw
rcubed--Here are all the 50mm/5cm Canon/Serenar...

rcubed--Here are all the 50mm/5cm Canon/Serenar lenses I know: f/ 0.95, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2.0, 2.2, 2.8, and 3.5. Most of there have more than one version.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-14-2019
Replies: 699
Views: 78,582
Posted By Spavinaw
CRIS adapter too thick? It probably has the...

CRIS adapter too thick? It probably has the originally specified 357 battery in it. Later the thinner 386 battery was specified to solve the problem. On my M5 the lid screws in completely using a...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-07-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Spavinaw
Just measured my two Demi-C lenses with a dial...

Just measured my two Demi-C lenses with a dial caliper. The thread diameter is 30 mm.
You're welcome.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Spavinaw
There are plenty of older flashguns that do not...

There are plenty of older flashguns that do not have a capacitor. They only require flashlight batteries and nothing else. If you get one that uses Edison screw base bulbs you can always get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Spavinaw
Rock City Barns

Just got my May/June issue of Blue Ridge Country magazine. In it there is a beautiful four page article by David Jenkins featuring his pictures of Rock City barns. You should try to find a copy.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-13-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 14,666
Posted By Spavinaw
Probably forty years ago Ed Romney, who wrote a...

Probably forty years ago Ed Romney, who wrote a book on camera repair, said that Leotax and Honor were the two best Leica copies. His opinion.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-08-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Spavinaw
Cheat! I've been doing it for years. Two strips...

Cheat! I've been doing it for years. Two strips of tape is all it takes. I used aluminum tape and cut it 10mm wide. I put one strip across the top of the opening just below the upper film rail...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-14-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By Spavinaw
There was a young lady from Bright Whose speed...

There was a young lady from Bright
Whose speed was much faster than light
She set our one day in a relative way
And arrived on the previous night!


I imagine she was very hard to photograph. ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-19-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,041
Posted By Spavinaw
In high school I saved up for a Kodak Tourist. ...

In high school I saved up for a Kodak Tourist. The Tourist II had just come out. My aunt wanted me to have the latest model and gave me the extra money to get a Tourist II 800. After many years of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-13-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,751
Posted By Spavinaw
Light? I just did a quick Google search. It...

Light? I just did a quick Google search. It tells me the Leica 90/6.3 lens weighed 220 gm, the Canon chrome and black 100/3.5 lens version I weighed 205 gm, and the version II weighed 184 gm.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Spavinaw
I have three cases with the eagle symbol on the...

I have three cases with the eagle symbol on the back. Two of them are all leather cases. They have the side flap with two snaps for the flash rail. At bottom center of the back are two snaps that...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,694
Posted By Spavinaw
If I'm using the typical P&S camera, in order to...

If I'm using the typical P&S camera, in order to keep the flash higher than the lens, I have to shoot left hand up. I am right eyed. When using an RF or SLR I still shoot left hand up most off...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-01-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By Spavinaw
I tried my Canon 28/2.8 ltm on several brands of...

I tried my Canon 28/2.8 ltm on several brands of ltm cameras and with three different brands of adapters on a Leica M5. Worked perfectly on all of them.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 102
Views: 3,681
Posted By Spavinaw
Pentax ESPIO 24EW is my zoom choice for the...

Pentax ESPIO 24EW is my zoom choice for the 24-105mm range.
Olympus Stylus Epic for single focal length usage.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-17-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By Spavinaw
What interchangeability??? I have cameras with...

What interchangeability??? I have cameras with the following spool hole diameters:
Tower 45 by Nicca 8.7mm
Leica M5 9.2mm
Yashica YF 9.7mm
Leica/Canon ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-12-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Spavinaw
There should be such an adapter. I have an...

There should be such an adapter. I have an adapter engraved "M54 F49". I assume it means male 44mm threads and female 49mm threads because that's what it has. The threads on Ser. VII adapters are...
Forum: Other RF 12-26-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Spavinaw
The simple Canon EF-M SLR can operate in all four...

The simple Canon EF-M SLR can operate in all four modes.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2018
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,386
Posted By Spavinaw
Fraser--Thanks for the reply. Seems our serial...

Fraser--Thanks for the reply. Seems our serial numbers are quite close together.
I wondered about the "How you hold your mouth" comment, but I included it anyway.
I guess it's not universal. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2018
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,386
Posted By Spavinaw
Fraser--I have an EOS RT Serial No.2433... My...

Fraser--I have an EOS RT Serial No.2433... My shutter fires normally with or without a lens attached. Maybe your shutter IS faulty??? Early version vs. late version? U.S. version vs.
European...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-26-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 13,983
Posted By Spavinaw
I have no idea what size screw you need, but just...

I have no idea what size screw you need, but just as a general tip, the screws from broken eyeglasses/sunshades are often useful as set screws. They come in various sizes.
Several years ago I lost...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-12-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,351
Posted By Spavinaw
Sumarongi-I once read that the mirror bumper foam...

Sumarongi-I once read that the mirror bumper foam could be replaced with the light seal from the lip of a 35mm film can. I have never tried it myself and have no idea if it works. Also, more than...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-10-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,351
Posted By Spavinaw
Another point for consideration that has not been...

Another point for consideration that has not been brought up, the early FTN has an all micro prism screen, the later FTN has a combination screen with a central split image focusing aid surrounded...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 4,612
Posted By Spavinaw
Interesting subject relatives--oh--er--relevance....

Interesting subject relatives--oh--er--relevance. Sorry 'bout that. Couldn't help myself.
Anyway, think I lurked here a couple of years before I jumped in. Now days it's mostly family pictures...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 959
Posted By Spavinaw
Now days I shoot mostly grandkids and family...

Now days I shoot mostly grandkids and family stuff. My main P&S camera is a Pentax Espio 24EW with 24-105mm lens. I bought it because of the 24mm capability.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-13-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By Spavinaw
I have a Super-Acall lens engraved Kyoei Optical...

I have a Super-Acall lens engraved Kyoei Optical Co., Ltd. exactly like the one pictured except the distance scale is in feet only--no meters. Infinity focus is off by a lot, so it needs to be...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Spavinaw
My M5 has only one seal along the right side of...

My M5 has only one seal along the right side of the door. It has no seals on the body.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By Spavinaw
I'd recommend a Canon for the following reason. ...

I'd recommend a Canon for the following reason. All Leica and Leica copies have the viewfinders over the lens. Many lenses will block part of the finder--some a little--some a lot. A Canon has the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-05-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 622
Posted By Spavinaw
On the Olympus XA the flash part I see "wrong" is...

On the Olympus XA the flash part I see "wrong" is that the aperture selector slider to the left of the lens is not in the normal flash position. Although it can be used in the position shown, all...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Spavinaw
When I was growing up our family camera was a...

When I was growing up our family camera was a SIX-20 BULLSEYE trapezoidal shaped made of bakelite plastic. My first real camera was a BROWNIE FLASH SIX-20 with the same shape made of steel.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Spavinaw
Maybe clean the contacts of the battery and in...

Maybe clean the contacts of the battery and in the camera body? Just a wild guess.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By Spavinaw
I have a 48mm adapter that is engraved 49mm. As...

I have a 48mm adapter that is engraved 49mm. As they say "misteaks happen".
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-08-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Spavinaw
Typo--1954.

Typo--1954.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-08-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Spavinaw
Oh you kids. I graduated from high school in...

Oh you kids. I graduated from high school in 1054.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Spavinaw
Yes, remove the nameplate to expose a complex of...

Yes, remove the nameplate to expose a complex of levers. Take care as the screw nearest the "T" has a spacer on it. The other screw does not need one. Perhaps you can get these levers loosened up...
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-28-2018
Replies: 2,533
Views: 366,771
Posted By Spavinaw
Wow Chris! That really is a genuine American...

Wow Chris! That really is a genuine American flag on the wall at DeWeese Appliances store. As I noted a few years back the specs for an American flag state that the width is 1.9 times the height....
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-21-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 6,308
Posted By Spavinaw
I'm somewhat confused with the above information...

I'm somewhat confused with the above information on ASA100 and ASA400 cartridges. Hold a 110 cartridge with the label facing you. On the right hand end of the cartridge there is a ridge about two...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-19-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By Spavinaw
I still have a number of nice 110 cameras: ...

I still have a number of nice 110 cameras: Rollei A110, Kodak 60 & 50, Canon 110ED20, and Pentax Auto 110 Super with all lenses plus the 1.4X teleconverter. All I want is 110 slide film that I can...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-19-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 4,888
Posted By Spavinaw
Back in the day a number of cameras had lenses...

Back in the day a number of cameras had lenses made to hold series filters without an additional adapter. The front ring of the lens unscrewed and you dropped in your filter. Some examples were...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-14-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,221
Posted By Spavinaw
If you get a Sears Tower 45/46 body you get both...

If you get a Sears Tower 45/46 body you get both a wind lever and a back door. It's made by Nicca.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-29-2018
Replies: 118
Views: 18,054
Posted By Spavinaw
Why not the FT2? Because some later lenses do...

Why not the FT2? Because some later lenses do not have the "ears" that couple with the meter pin on the FT2. I have such a lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-30-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By Spavinaw
My vote so far for the strangest camera is No. 87...

My vote so far for the strangest camera is No. 87 Canon EOS 1Xe which is said to be a digital camera with drop-in film loading. REALLY???? Don't you believe it!
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By Spavinaw
If you are interested in some really compact...

If you are interested in some really compact binoculars to slip into your camera bag or pocket, I own some I really like. All of these are less than 3X4X1 inches. There is the Minolta UCIII 8X18. ...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-28-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 700
Posted By Spavinaw
Kodak Tourist Shoe Mod

Back in 2009 in my very first post I told how I had to file down the foot on my rangefinder to fit the nonstandard shoe on my Tourist. Bummer. Well, today I was taking another look at the shoe on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-09-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 702
Posted By Spavinaw
Hi Dave. Congratulations on your upcoming 47th...

Hi Dave. Congratulations on your upcoming 47th wedding anniversary. Hope you make it to 60, too.
By the way, I know you like the mountains. Several years ago you were headed to Highlands and...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-08-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Spavinaw
Robert--Just checked my Canon 100mm f3.5 black...

Robert--Just checked my Canon 100mm f3.5 black and chrome lens and bakelite cap. The overall cap thickness is 9mm, the internal depth is 8mm, and the lens focusing tab at infinity sticks out 7.4mm. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 702
Posted By Spavinaw
Romantic? I like to think so. My wife and I had...

Romantic? I like to think so. My wife and I had our honeymoon in the Great Smoky Mountains. We were married sixty years ago this August 31st.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Spavinaw
Enough already. In my previous post I stated...

Enough already. In my previous post I stated that as far as I knew the pitch was 0.5mm and that if an item did not screw in very far it was 0.75mm pitch. Well since the discussion continues, I got...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,085
Posted By Spavinaw
The flash coupler/adapters for the F-1 and F-1n...

The flash coupler/adapters for the F-1 and F-1n all slip around the rewind knob. Model D had a simple hot shoe. Model L had a hot shoe and a light for the meter in the viewfinder. Model F also...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-06-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Spavinaw
As far as I know the pitch is 0.5mm. The fact...

As far as I know the pitch is 0.5mm. The fact that your adapter does not screw in very far is a very good sign that it is 0.75mm pitch.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,085
Posted By Spavinaw
back alley- The first F-1 had a metal wind lever,...

back alley- The first F-1 had a metal wind lever, the second model (unofficially F-1n) looked almost the same and had a plastic tipped wind lever, the third model (officially "New ...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-27-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Spavinaw
The Spiratone and Tele-Astranar are definitely...

The Spiratone and Tele-Astranar are definitely different. I have both. The distnce between the front and rear lens elements is longer on the Astranar, but the Spiratone is longer overall. The lens...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 03-26-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Spavinaw
It was the Tele-Astranar 400mm lens that was...

It was the Tele-Astranar 400mm lens that was known as the "Girl Watcher" lens, not the Spiratone one. You can see a Stirling-Howard ad that shows the Astranar lens along with the line Girl Watcher...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 03-08-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 732
Posted By Spavinaw
Think Again

What I hold in my hand is engraved "CANON LENS 85mm f:1.5". So I have a nice Canon 85mm f:1.5 lens in my hand? Noooo. I have a Canon orange(RO-3X) filter with 58mm threads. Interesting.
I am now...
Forum: Other RF 02-22-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 6,845
Posted By Spavinaw
I have a Kodak Motormatic 35 R4. It does NOT...

I have a Kodak Motormatic 35 R4. It does NOT have a rangefinder. Did I get shortchanged?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-19-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By Spavinaw
I googled Rosette. Seems it is a strain gage. ...

I googled Rosette. Seems it is a strain gage. The measuring circuit is a Wheatstone Bridge. A Wheatstone Bridge circuit can have a Rosette strain gage as part of the circuit. If there is no...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-12-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,293
Posted By Spavinaw
I really, really like to drive and see new...

I really, really like to drive and see new places. I would love to be at almost any of the locations shown in these pictures. Please send more!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-08-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Spavinaw
I found the following 50mm prices in some Canon...

I found the following 50mm prices in some Canon literature dated August, 1970:

f/0.95 $320

f/1.2 $220

f/1.4 $160

f/1.8 $120
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-04-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 6,360
Posted By Spavinaw
davidnewtonguitars--Why are you bothering to use...

davidnewtonguitars--Why are you bothering to use expensive Wein cells in your Spotmatic? The meter circuit is a Wheatstone bridge which works with any voltage. When the bridge is balanced, the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-29-2018
Replies: 292
Views: 17,905
Posted By Spavinaw
If you want to develop 127 film, the FR Rollfilm...

If you want to develop 127 film, the FR Rollfilm Tank has an adjustable reel for 35mm, 127, 120/620, and 116/616 film. It is all plastic and takes 16 oz. solution maximum.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 01-28-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Spavinaw
Yes! Several months ago my Mac mysteriously went...

Yes! Several months ago my Mac mysteriously went from returning to the same pictures to returning to a new set. I don't know why or how to change it back. I liked it the way it was originally.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-27-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By Spavinaw
You say you have a 150mm lens. Unless you have a...

You say you have a 150mm lens. Unless you have a 150mm cam in the rangefinder and a 150mm focusing scale on the cameera bed things will not work correctly. For a Pacemaker Speed Graphic you need...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-22-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By Spavinaw
If your device has a bridge circuit you don't...

If your device has a bridge circuit you don't have to recalibrate anything.
The bridge circuit opreates the same no matter what the voltage. Believe it.
Look up Wheatstone bridge.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-15-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 4,554
Posted By Spavinaw
Just like the Yashica, the Leica Mini first model...

Just like the Yashica, the Leica Mini first model did not wind on until after you lifted your finger, but the later models did. Similar design philosophies of the times or just a coincidence?
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 12-05-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By Spavinaw
Peter--Just checked my lens. Gave it the...

Peter--Just checked my lens. Gave it the fingernail test plus a magnifier inspection. Both focusing scales are deeply engraved including the number 50. Maybe you noticed that in my earlier post I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 2,033
Posted By Spavinaw
One of the several different lens available on...

One of the several different lens available on the Kodak Tourist was f/8.8. I don't know of any other camera with an f/8.8 lens. Wonder where they got that.
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 11-27-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By Spavinaw
The amount of information in Peter's book is...

The amount of information in Peter's book is staggering. Anyone seriously interested in Canon lenses should have this book.

I own the Canon 100mm 1:3.5 Type 7 listed in the book as the highest...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-17-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,720
Posted By Spavinaw
eckmanmj--Just a few months ago I was given a...

eckmanmj--Just a few months ago I was given a Praktina FX that is exactly like yours. My lens serial number is only sixteen digits higher than yours. At the time, I researched it and found quite a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-15-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,535
Posted By Spavinaw
Why??? Because!!! Simple question. Simple ...

Why??? Because!!!

Simple question. Simple answer. The rest is elaboration.

Anyway, my first adjustable camera was a Kodak Tourist II with f4.5 lens and 1/800 shutter that I got in highschool. ...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-21-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,902
Posted By Spavinaw
I have careully inspected my camera's hot shoe...

I have careully inspected my camera's hot shoe with a magnifying glass and cannot see any pin. There is a second electrical contact in the hot shoe that would mate with the flash specifically made...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-21-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 5,742
Posted By Spavinaw
I have a 6X7 folding camera. Just get any 2X3...

I have a 6X7 folding camera. Just get any 2X3 press camera with a Graflok back and a ten exposure 120 film back. It ain't little; it ain't light, but it IS a 6X7 camera that folds!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By Spavinaw
Step by step: Mount lens on camera. Set desired...

Step by step: Mount lens on camera. Set desired shutter speed. Next you want to align the straight meter needle in the finder with the small rectangular "bump" near the bottom on the right side of...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6,761
Posted By Spavinaw
Concerning my lens with problems: I have looked...

Concerning my lens with problems: I have looked long and hard and as far as I can tell it has no aperture blades. Second, the front part of the lens is cross threaded into the back part of the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-06-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6,761
Posted By Spavinaw
I have two Canon 50mm f1.2 lenses (one with...

I have two Canon 50mm f1.2 lenses (one with problems). Neither has ever developed haze. Do you think there is something wrong with them????? It's my 50mm f1.5 that regularly develops haze and...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-04-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 6,151
Posted By Spavinaw
For what it's worth: I have a 5cm f1.4 Nikkor...

For what it's worth: I have a 5cm f1.4 Nikkor lens in LTM with 43mm diameter 0.50mm pitch threads. I have found that most of my attachments with 0.75mm pitch threads will will fit perfectly. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-30-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 2,598
Posted By Spavinaw
akimbo ...

akimbo unbeknownst
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-29-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By Spavinaw
How about the Yashica T4 Super/T5.

How about the Yashica T4 Super/T5.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-24-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By Spavinaw
Always remember: Stuff is where you find it. I...

Always remember: Stuff is where you find it. I found a nice set of three slip on filters by Walz in a plastic case that said Mamiya Filters on the cover. They don't fit any Mamiya lenses I have,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-14-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 7,422
Posted By Spavinaw
If anyone is interested, there are at least two...

If anyone is interested, there are at least two Nicca Type-5 cameras on the bay right now. They are auction numbers 162628064662 and 302412068066. Also, for clarification, the back door that is...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-14-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,095
Posted By Spavinaw
Compare the specs for the Olympus Infinity Stylus...

Compare the specs for the Olympus Infinity Stylus (mju I) and the Yashica T4. They are very similar, but the Yashica is expensive and the Olympus is not.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 18,097
Posted By Spavinaw
The Canon AE-1 Program has a program mode and a...

The Canon AE-1 Program has a program mode and a split focusing screen. The Minolta SRT-101 has no program mode and a microprism focusing screen which I find harder to use in dim light. I'd pick...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2017
Replies: 107
Views: 3,483
Posted By Spavinaw
Is anyone else aware thet the Canon AE-1...

Is anyone else aware thet the Canon AE-1 mentioned previoualy is a shutter priority camera NOT aperture priority (phillipus asked about aperture priority).
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-13-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Spavinaw
Several years ago I posted a question about where...

Several years ago I posted a question about where I could get some replacement set screws for a Leica shutter speed dial. Someone commented that they were probably special Leica screws. I used...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-10-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By Spavinaw
I had this same trouble with a Leica IIIf many...

I had this same trouble with a Leica IIIf many years ago, so my memory of it is a bit hazy. As I recall the speed dial does not grip the shaft directly. There is what I'll call a "fat washer" on...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-13-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Spavinaw
Actually you'll have to guess composition when...

Actually you'll have to guess composition when focusing at distance. Without correction, your 100mm finder will be pointed downward for a close distance. There are at least two ways to correct this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 8,021
Posted By Spavinaw
JeffS7444--Do you have these Lomo LC-A variants? ...

JeffS7444--Do you have these Lomo LC-A variants? The first has a winder/motor drive connection at one end of the baseplate and two electrical contacts at the other end. The second has the drive...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-02-2017
Replies: 89
Views: 8,021
Posted By Spavinaw
Looking for a small camera fan? You've come to...

Looking for a small camera fan? You've come to the right place. It all started when the Olympus XA came out. I couldn't resist it and got one for my wife.
I now have:
Olympus XA
Olympus...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-23-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Spavinaw
I save little things like screws, springs, ball...

I save little things like screws, springs, ball bearings, and such in 35mm film cans. Can't recall ever using any of them---but I save them.
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-19-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 7,664
Posted By Spavinaw
The Spiratone 100mm f4 Portragon T-mount is a one...

The Spiratone 100mm f4 Portragon T-mount is a one element lens.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 04-19-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,531
Posted By Spavinaw
I have one too. It was a gift.

I have one too. It was a gift.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Spavinaw
Like it said above in the Tiffen literature, I...

Like it said above in the Tiffen literature, I use an 81C with slide film on overcast cloudy days.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2017
Replies: 353
Views: 23,319
Posted By Spavinaw
In random order: Canon F-1 Canon Kiss IIIL Leica...

In random order:
Canon F-1
Canon Kiss IIIL
Leica M5
Pentax ESPIO 24EW
Kodak Tourist II 800

Near...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,693
Posted By Spavinaw
There was a thread like this many years ago. I...

There was a thread like this many years ago. I have a pair of salt and pepper shakers with the perforated lids that can be closed water tight. Also, previously I suggested putting a slit down the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Spavinaw
Dan is right. Look at it this way. The taking...

Dan is right. Look at it this way. The taking lens is aimed straight ahead. The viewing lens is aimed down at an angle because of the prism. Where these two lines of sight cross everything is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Spavinaw
megido--Can't believe it's been three hours and...

megido--Can't believe it's been three hours and you have no answer. Maybe everyone is at work (I'm retired). My lens is exactly like yours and the close focus stop is 13mm past the 2 foot mark on...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-15-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By Spavinaw
I'm sure my Google search is the same as yours. ...

I'm sure my Google search is the same as yours. I probably learned about the sync change back in the 1980's when I was collecting. Just remember that articles you read can easily omit information...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-15-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By Spavinaw
Maybe you'd like to Google Signet 35. There are...

Maybe you'd like to Google Signet 35. There are several extensive articles available. I think they were all made in Rochester from Feb. 1951 to March 1958. Color is the only variation in military...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-15-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By Spavinaw
Tim--As I said above, it's not really as straight...

Tim--As I said above, it's not really as straight forward as "instructions" but the clue would be that one shutter had engraving and the other did not. Therefore, the shutters might be...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-15-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By Spavinaw
If all else fails read the instructions! It's...

If all else fails read the instructions! It's not quite that straight forward, but it'll give you a clue. The early Signet 35's were M-sync. They had to have a delay mechanism to let the flash...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-01-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 5,435
Posted By Spavinaw
Has anyone besides me noticed that on 120 film...

Has anyone besides me noticed that on 120 film the numbers for square negatives run down the middle of the paper with the rectangular numbers on the side while on 127 film the numbers for square...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-28-2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5,907
Posted By Spavinaw
My philosophy on pronunciation is to say what...

My philosophy on pronunciation is to say what others around me say. In all my life I have never heard anyone say anything but Ny-con for Nikon, just like in the TV commercials. Would I ever...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 849
Posted By Spavinaw
My actual first camera was a toy, all plastic...

My actual first camera was a toy, all plastic split 127 named Falcon or something like that. The back eventually warped. It probably was in the late 1940's. My next camera was a Brownie Flash-620. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 21,771
Posted By Spavinaw
I heard it this way: There was a young lady from...

I heard it this way:
There was a young lady from Bright
Whose speed was much faster than light
She set out one day in a relative way
And arrived on the previous night.

Also:
There once was a young...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-21-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 7,488
Posted By Spavinaw
Are you sure Shawn? I have several Tourists and...

Are you sure Shawn? I have several Tourists and the ones with the faster lenses have a linear calculator like the Signet 35. Maybe you are thinking of the circular plate that selected red windows...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2017
Replies: 79
Views: 3,336
Posted By Spavinaw
Why do 24-exposure rolls of 135 still exist? ...

Why do 24-exposure rolls of 135 still exist? Because they are being manufactured faster than they can be used up. Simple!! Any other questions?
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 3,109
Posted By Spavinaw
I have three broken filters but zero bent lenses....

I have three broken filters but zero bent lenses. You bet your sweet bippy I keep a filter, usually skylight, on my lenses at all times.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-27-2017
Replies: 47
Views: 2,705
Posted By Spavinaw
Radical Solution: Fight the laws of physics and...

Radical Solution: Fight the laws of physics and you lose, use the laws of physics and you win. Get an SLR with a tilt lens and use the scheimphlug principal. Take it or leave it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By Spavinaw
O.K. folks, looks like I'm going to have to be a...

O.K. folks, looks like I'm going to have to be a little more specific. I have a Sears Tower 45/46 body by Nicca. The spool that fits my particular body has an 8.75mm hole. I know. I have two of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-06-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By Spavinaw
Nicca Take Up Spool

As best I can measure, the hole diameter of a Leica/Canon take up spool is 10.5mm, a Yashica YF is 9.7mm, a Nicca /Tower is 8.75mm, and there may be others. I'm looking for a Nicca 8.75mm one, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By Spavinaw
Let's not forget the Stereo Realist with the...

Let's not forget the Stereo Realist with the shutter release on the left side.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-19-2016
Replies: 50
Views: 5,672
Posted By Spavinaw
35mm vs. 50mm? I've always been able to crop a...

35mm vs. 50mm? I've always been able to crop a picture but never expand it. 'Nuff said!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,512
Posted By Spavinaw
Decorating rules say for pictures around a room...

Decorating rules say for pictures around a room to hang the tops at the same level, the bottoms at the same level, or the centers at the same level. Also, never on a diagonal except on a staircase...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-12-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,512
Posted By Spavinaw
There is a tool that is very handy for hanging...

There is a tool that is very handy for hanging pictures with a wire on the back. I have one made of plastic. I'll try to describe it. Think of a capital letter "T" upside down. The vertical part...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-11-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By Spavinaw
I used to be confused about the "H" and "L"...

I used to be confused about the "H" and "L" settings for the light meter on my 7S. Did I use the "L" setting for Low light and the "H" setting for High light? WRONG! It's "H" for High sensitivity...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-11-2016
Replies: 71
Views: 5,017
Posted By Spavinaw
Yes, over the years I've seen lots of "misteaks"...

Yes, over the years I've seen lots of "misteaks" in auction listings. I think the most common one is the single focal length zoom lens.
In all my years I have only written to "correct" one item. As...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-09-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 3,231
Posted By Spavinaw
I own both the Pentax Espio 24EW and the Rollei...

I own both the Pentax Espio 24EW and the Rollei Prego 90. The Pentax zoom is 24-105mm. I bought it because it went down to 24mm.
I got the Rollei first. It zooms 28-90mm. Some have a Schneider...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-02-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 1,295
Posted By Spavinaw
You realise, of course, that only Leica paper cut...

You realise, of course, that only Leica paper cut from Leica brochures is acceptable.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-07-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 2,216
Posted By Spavinaw
If you really want a 50/2 collapsible lens in...

If you really want a 50/2 collapsible lens in LTM, why bother with the Canon Serenar 50/1.9 when Canon made a real 50/2 collapsible Serenar lens in LTM? Look it up!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-18-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 5,552
Posted By Spavinaw
I can offer the following information from a Walz...

I can offer the following information from a Walz instruction sheet:

Filter Color Factor

YA3 Orange 3.0
Y2 Yellow 2.0
P00 ...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 09-17-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,510
Posted By Spavinaw
Yes, it fits perfectly. Not sure about the hood...

Yes, it fits perfectly. Not sure about the hood being marked for the 50mm f1.4. I was thinking the f1.4 had a 55mm thread.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,416
Posted By Spavinaw
Sharp eyes madNbad! My newer model has inserts...

Sharp eyes madNbad! My newer model has inserts the older one doesn't have.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,416
Posted By Spavinaw
The little sticker on the wind lever said "K"...

The little sticker on the wind lever said "K" because the newer split/microprism screen was identified by Nikon as a "K" screen. Also the wind lever got a black plastic tip and the self timer lever...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,104
Posted By Spavinaw
Erik--Just google Hanimex VXL. There are several...

Erik--Just google Hanimex VXL. There are several pictures of the camera and flash.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,104
Posted By Spavinaw
Erik--I was into 110 big time, too. I have...

Erik--I was into 110 big time, too. I have everything in your system picture except the filters and the loose prism. I also have an Auto 110 Super body and a Soligor 1.7X Teleconverter. Also two...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-22-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,104
Posted By Spavinaw
I really liked 126 slides. Seemed to me that a...

I really liked 126 slides. Seemed to me that a square projection screen full of image was more impressive than one with empty space left over because the image was rectangular. I got the collector...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 9,617
Posted By Spavinaw
Help! So far I have found Kodak lenses for...

Help! So far I have found Kodak lenses for Carousel type projectors with seven different names:
Slide Projection
Ektanar C
Projection Ektanar
Projection Ektanon
Projection Ektagraphic
Ektapro...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2016
Replies: 35
Views: 5,722
Posted By Spavinaw
What tom.w.bn said exactly. I can't understand...

What tom.w.bn said exactly. I can't understand these comments that The A-1 doesn't have a real manual mode. Let's say I'm shooting a meterless camera. I read my hand held light meter. I pick a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2016
Replies: 126
Views: 8,999
Posted By Spavinaw
Another vote for Nikkormat. Get the model with...

Another vote for Nikkormat. Get the model with features you like. They're all cheap.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 3,499
Posted By Spavinaw
Star Trails-I was expecting pictures of where...

Star Trails-I was expecting pictures of where famous actors and actresses go hiking in the woods! Why not? :p
Forum: RFF Polls 08-14-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,344
Posted By Spavinaw
Seems lately I've been shooting mostly family...

Seems lately I've been shooting mostly family birthday parties at my house. A nice zoom point & shoot does the job well. I have a Pentax ESPIO 24EW 35mm film camera. Love that 24mm since I have...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-03-2016
Replies: 220
Views: 15,484
Posted By Spavinaw
It's the the four channel Quad-8 tapes that I...

It's the the four channel Quad-8 tapes that I really enjoy!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-02-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,906
Posted By Spavinaw
If you are not cool with Canon, it is because you...

If you are not cool with Canon, it is because you are not shooting with one of their cute little half frame Demi cameras. Get with it!
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-28-2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2,237
Posted By Spavinaw
There was a 200 pound squaw seated on a...

There was a 200 pound squaw seated on a hippopotamus hide, a 100 pound squaw seated on a deer hide, and another 100 pound squaw seated on a bear hide which conclusively shows that the squaw on the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,712
Posted By Spavinaw
I once read the following suggestion, but have...

I once read the following suggestion, but have not tried it myself; therefore, if you do try it, you are on your own. It said you could use the fuzzy felt from the opening in a 35mm film casette as...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2016
Replies: 132
Views: 23,589
Posted By Spavinaw
On the list I don't have 15, 18, 21, 24/25, 40,...

On the list I don't have 15, 18, 21, 24/25, 40, 75, 85/90, and 105. But I do have 100 and 200 LTM lenses plus I can adapt any Canon FL/FD or Nikon lenses I have such as 24 and 18mm lenses.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-02-2016
Replies: 77
Views: 5,231
Posted By Spavinaw
I'm a Canon guy, but the Nikkormat FTN or later...

I'm a Canon guy, but the Nikkormat FTN or later with the Nikkor 24mm f2.8 sounds good to me ( I've owned and used this combination).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-29-2016
Replies: 64
Views: 4,425
Posted By Spavinaw
Oh goody! I have a Mini, a Mini II, and a Mini 3...

Oh goody! I have a Mini, a Mini II, and a Mini 3 that all say Leica and have red dots. That's three real Leicas! Almost forgot, I also have a IIIf RDST. I guess that's a Leica too. :D :D :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Posted By Spavinaw
I once bought a narrow belt with a metal buckle...

I once bought a narrow belt with a metal buckle to use as a camera strap for, as I recall, about $1.50. And no, I don't understand it either.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-27-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,962
Posted By Spavinaw
If you should decide to step up to 43mm size...

If you should decide to step up to 43mm size filters, be aware that they come in both fine and course threaded versions. Your adapter will undoubtedly have the coarse threads. Fine thread filters...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-07-2016
Replies: 5,552
Views: 952,769
Posted By Spavinaw
airfrogusmc-- Fine old telephone you have there. ...

airfrogusmc-- Fine old telephone you have there. I remember when they went from the metal dial to the plastic dial. Bummer. The metal dial had less friction and was noticeably smoother to use!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-31-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,906
Posted By Spavinaw
Well, out of curiosity I mounted the front 50mm...

Well, out of curiosity I mounted the front 50mm element from the Canon EX on a Canon VIt body and a Canon 50mm f2.8 lens on the EX body. Results: I couldn't get anything in focus with the EX lens on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-23-2016
Replies: 243
Views: 18,906
Posted By Spavinaw
The Canon EX mount is an M39 LTM mount. What's...

The Canon EX mount is an M39 LTM mount. What's exceedingly odd about that? Maybe where it's used is odd, but the mount definitely isn't.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-12-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 1,357
Posted By Spavinaw
I use mostly Hoya HMC multicoated 1A or 1B...

I use mostly Hoya HMC multicoated 1A or 1B filters on my SLR lenses and some larger RF lenses. I started this when I got my first 50mm f1.4 lens. Wanted to protect that big hunk of relatively...
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-10-2016
Replies: 2,533
Views: 366,771
Posted By Spavinaw
Chris, It was such a pleasure to see the American...

Chris,
It was such a pleasure to see the American flag on the red barn Whoever did it is to be congratulated. So many of the flags you picture are too short. Just like a foot rule must be twelve...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,603
Posted By Spavinaw
The Canon lens is threaded for filters just like...

The Canon lens is threaded for filters just like the Yashica. Therefore, you can use a generic screw in lens hood on the Canon just like on the Yashica, a proprietary hood is not required.
Forum: Olympus RF 04-27-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 22,505
Posted By Spavinaw
What? You can't mount filters on your XA camera....

What? You can't mount filters on your XA camera. Of course you can !! I do it all the time (or maybe not ALL the time). All you need is a Cokin filter bracket whose sole purpose in life is to...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 04-27-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,960
Posted By Spavinaw
Interesting that the Depth of Focus chart is now...

Interesting that the Depth of Focus chart is now what we call depth of field. Today depth of focus refers to the focal point tolerance back at the film plane inside the camera.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2016
Replies: 1,597
Views: 277,576
Posted By Spavinaw
Coker Tire in Chattanooga Tennessee still...

Coker Tire in Chattanooga Tennessee still manufactures an extensive number of old size tires including ones for older MG's.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-11-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 6,827
Posted By Spavinaw
The article says, "...a revamp ...that packs the...

The article says, "...a revamp ...that packs the original's analog pleasures into a sleek digital package." A digital package that uses Type 600 film. Interesting. Very interesting.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-06-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 6,121
Posted By Spavinaw
I have two all chrome lenses. The Canon one has...

I have two all chrome lenses. The Canon one has no haze. The Serenar one has lots of haze.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By Spavinaw
Thanks for the info--you're knowledgeable, I just...

Thanks for the info--you're knowledgeable, I just happen to have a few old cards.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-18-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By Spavinaw
Postal card/postcard answer is correct. The one...

Postal card/postcard answer is correct. The one cent postal card I have has a picture of Thomas Jefferson, a three cent card I have has the Statue of Liberty, and a five cent card I have has Abraham...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-17-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By Spavinaw
Interesting. Bit of trivia, what is the...

Interesting. Bit of trivia, what is the difference in a postal card and a postcard? More trivia, whose picture is on the one cent postal card?
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 03-16-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,494
Posted By Spavinaw
David--I have a Canon 110ED20, 110ED, and 110E. ...

David--I have a Canon 110ED20, 110ED, and 110E. The battery caps are the same on the ED and ED20; however, the E cap is different and does not fit the other two models. Further, it is my...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-08-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 4,059
Posted By Spavinaw
As I said in post #6 I have thirteen variations...

As I said in post #6 I have thirteen variations of the Signet 35, and I'm sure there are more. Therefore, I think the odds of randomly having two cameras exactly alike would be fairly low. I have...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-07-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,658
Posted By Spavinaw
Well, Mike, it looks like we have another Petri...

Well, Mike, it looks like we have another Petri model or variation. My Petri with the waist level finder does not have the popup viewfinder you described. As I said before, seems like Petri liked...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-07-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 4,059
Posted By Spavinaw
Mike-- I collect Signet 35's, at least I did back...

Mike-- I collect Signet 35's, at least I did back in the 1980's or so. I have thirteen of them. No two are alike. They're all different in some feature. I'm also sure there are a few more...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 03-07-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2,658
Posted By Spavinaw
eckmanmj--It seems Petri liked to make 6x4.5...

eckmanmj--It seems Petri liked to make 6x4.5 folders. I have a Petri R.F with uncoupled rangefinder and another simply identified as Petri, also with uncoupled rangefinder. This second one has a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-07-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By Spavinaw
I was there in the early 1960's when the desert...

I was there in the early 1960's when the desert was in bloom. Don't remember taking pictures, but I'm sure I did. I know I took pictures at Scotty's Castle. Seems somewhere out there there they...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-24-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 10,013
Posted By Spavinaw
There is a point I consider significant which it...

There is a point I consider significant which it seems is seldom if ever mentioned. The Leica and Leica copies all have the viewfinder almost directly over the lens mount while the Canon viewfinder...
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 02-20-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 6,290
Posted By Spavinaw
Maybe for the same reason they don't make cameras...

Maybe for the same reason they don't make cameras that take black and white film and not color film, ya think???
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-17-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,087
Posted By Spavinaw
Seems we're getting a lot of discussion about the...

Seems we're getting a lot of discussion about the same camera with different names but not much on different cameras with the same name, which is what I asked about. But go ahead, it's OK with me. ...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-13-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,087
Posted By Spavinaw
Well, my Prego 90 says Rollei Phototechnic...

Well, my Prego 90 says Rollei Phototechnic Germany also, don't know what's inside.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-13-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,087
Posted By Spavinaw
Rollei Prego 90 Dual Identiity

I have owned a Rollei Prego 90 for years. It has a 28-90 mm lens. However recently I have seen for auction Rollei Prego 90 cameras with 38-90mm lenses. They look like an entirely different camera....
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 02-11-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 3,415
Posted By Spavinaw
What kermaier said above. Also, 40mm screw in...

What kermaier said above. Also, 40mm screw in hoods are available. I have one by Walz. However, I have several 40mm filters with no front threads. With these you have to use a 42mm clamp on hood...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-10-2016
Replies: 116
Views: 46,727
Posted By Spavinaw
As I recall back in the 1990's I bought a Canon...

As I recall back in the 1990's I bought a Canon 35/2.0 C-mount movie camera lens in like new condition for $35. Of course when I unscrewed the adapter on it I had a Canon 35/2.0 LTM lens. Cool!
Forum: Nikon RF 02-06-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By Spavinaw
I have one with black rim that says "SKY 1-A 43MM...

I have one with black rim that says "SKY 1-A 43MM NIKON INC. U.S.A." Got it so long ago I can't remember where.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-30-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 9,392
Posted By Spavinaw
I have accumulated way more cameras than I'm...

I have accumulated way more cameras than I'm going to admit to, but back in the 1980's and 1990's I did accumulate three groups of cameras that I would call collections. First are my Instamatic 126...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 5,926
Posted By Spavinaw
I think the cameras that make me the happiest are...

I think the cameras that make me the happiest are the ones I consider to be my most versatile: Canon A-1, Canon Kiss IIIL, and Pentax 24EW. Why I like each one: Canon A-1 because of all the...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-12-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 4,624
Posted By Spavinaw
Retirement--Ah yes. I've been at it just over...

Retirement--Ah yes. I've been at it just over eight years now. Folks would ask me what I was going to do. I'd tell them the first thing I was going to do was repair a little doll chair that had...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-06-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By Spavinaw
Impressive!

Impressive!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-05-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 4,254
Posted By Spavinaw
Funny, my Canon 110ED only has a hot shoe and no...

Funny, my Canon 110ED only has a hot shoe and no built in flash, and all the 110ED images I Googled are the same way. Hmmm?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-12-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By Spavinaw
Don't know what it was made for, but the early...

Don't know what it was made for, but the early 50m f2.8 art deco, the 28mm f2.8 for the Demi C, and perhaps other Demi models have 34mm front threads.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,197
Posted By Spavinaw
I used a Canon A-1 for years as my primary FD...

I used a Canon A-1 for years as my primary FD lens camera and loved it! Somehow I can't see why there would be any problem in using it. All settings are mechanical and visible from the top of the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2015
Replies: 103
Views: 7,156
Posted By Spavinaw
I still shoot film exclusively. However, if I...

I still shoot film exclusively. However, if I could have only one camera it would be a Canon A-1 because of my extensive FD type lens collection (14 to 600mm). If I could have a second camera for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 4,538
Posted By Spavinaw
First my definition of system: A camera with at...

First my definition of system: A camera with at least two different interchangeable lenses.
My first system started with a Nikkormat FTN. Shortly after that the original Canon F-1 came out and I got...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-04-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,973
Posted By Spavinaw
Looks to me exactly like an ASA sync connector. ...

Looks to me exactly like an ASA sync connector. Simply get an ASA to PC adapter.
Forum: Olympus RF 10-28-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By Spavinaw
You let the Grimlin out that was trapped inside!

You let the Grimlin out that was trapped inside!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-05-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,219
Posted By Spavinaw
Yes, mdarnton, you can ignore clearance with...

Yes, mdarnton, you can ignore clearance with various LTM appendages right up until you try to mount the lens. Then you will find that there is interference between the lens and the slow speeds dial....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-04-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By Spavinaw
As I see it: If you keep the lens hood on all...

As I see it: If you keep the lens hood on all the time, forget the filter. The hood will reduce the glare and provide plenty of protection to the front lens element. If you take the hood off at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,035
Posted By Spavinaw
My father worked building Guntersville Dam,...

My father worked building Guntersville Dam, Alabama. It was completed on January 17, 1939. That was three days before my third birthday. My father took my mother and me to see the completed dam. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-26-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By Spavinaw
I have nothing against the Nikon AR-2 cable...

I have nothing against the Nikon AR-2 cable release. No doubt it's very nice, but I'm sure for less money you can get an adapter (Leica nipple). Then you can use any standard cable release you may...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-22-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,170
Posted By Spavinaw
A few more facts on the Vivitar self-contained...

A few more facts on the Vivitar self-contained autofocus lenses. There was a 35-70mm as well as the 75-200mm referred to above. Unfortunately, you have to press a button on the lens to make it...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 09-21-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,435
Posted By Spavinaw
At the extreme opposite of Dismaland is Dismals...

At the extreme opposite of Dismaland is Dismals Canyon, a National Natural Landmark in northwest Alabama. It is a one of a kind, quite unique natural area. Google it for details. Disclaimer: I am...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,640
Posted By Spavinaw
Bought my wife a brand new Olympus XA when it was...

Bought my wife a brand new Olympus XA when it was first put on sale. She never got interested in photography, so I have used it ever since.
Forum: Other RF 08-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By Spavinaw
Burke's Garden--been there, done that. Beautiful...

Burke's Garden--been there, done that. Beautiful and unique. If you get a chance, go there. By the way, lovely pictures.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-04-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By Spavinaw
Stump Trees Person, that could remind one of ...

Stump Trees Person, that could remind one of STP, oil and additives for your car, or maybe not. Remember, when you're retired you can have lots of time for foolishness like this! Helps to be a car...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,800
Posted By Spavinaw
We use postage stamps in one hundred stamp rolls....

We use postage stamps in one hundred stamp rolls. I knew we once had a metal stamp dispenser, but I could not find it. So I took a plastic 35mm film canister, cut a slit from top to bottom, put a...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-19-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 29,145
Posted By Spavinaw
How to tell a repaint from the rel thing: My...

How to tell a repaint from the rel thing: My observation has been that IF the camera has a self timer and IF the self timer lever has a white dot at the end of it, them it is PROBABLY a factory job....
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,717
Posted By Spavinaw
Just a helpful tip not specific to Rollei. I...

Just a helpful tip not specific to Rollei. I have used the tiny screws from broken eyeglasses frames for camera repair. They come in more than one size.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-03-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,729
Posted By Spavinaw
Yes, welcome. I got started with Canon...

Yes, welcome. I got started with Canon rangefinder cameras back in the 1980's. I have six bodies and at least thirteen lenses; however, I haven't bought any more in years. I did recently buy a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-30-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2,349
Posted By Spavinaw
On May 30 Norfolk & Western steam locomotive #611...

On May 30 Norfolk & Western steam locomotive #611 returned under her own power to her home in Roanoke VA after restoration in Spencer NC. There she will be providing numerous steam powered...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-23-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,985
Posted By Spavinaw
photomoof--Yes, fenestrated, that too; however,...

photomoof--Yes, fenestrated, that too; however, since four or five tornadoes have come through town since I've lived here, one within a block of my house while I was home, I stand by my statement...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-22-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,985
Posted By Spavinaw
I've got a generic vented, tilted hood with a...

I've got a generic vented, tilted hood with a lens cap on the front. The front has a 52mm thread. Actually I think it's a little too tilted. A straight hood might be as good or better, but I don't...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-16-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,960
Posted By Spavinaw
Fake it! There have been a couple of mentions...

Fake it! There have been a couple of mentions of removing the front of a Leica case and someone wanting a tripod socket on a half case. Simple solution. Use a Canon case for your Barnacks. Not...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-09-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By Spavinaw
Nice work Frank. I checked for Nicca cameras...

Nice work Frank. I checked for Nicca cameras with Butkus but didn't realize he had flash manuals too. Well, there's more than one way to skin a cat, I looked for Nicca flash on eBay and found a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-09-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By Spavinaw
Yes. That case has the bracket I'm talking...

Yes. That case has the bracket I'm talking about. And, yes, I checked Butkus before posting.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-08-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By Spavinaw
Nicca Camera Cases

I have a Nicca case with a metal bracket on the end which I have read is for a flash. If you'll check eBay listings for Nicca cases and look under "Completed Auctions" there should be several...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 06-02-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,968
Posted By Spavinaw
mkvrnn--It certainly seems like someone has...

mkvrnn--It certainly seems like someone has repositioned your shutter speed dial. On that topic, I have never understood this business about having or needing to set the shutter speed after you...
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