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Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Stanton
In about 1948, my grandfather sent me the money...

In about 1948, my grandfather sent me the money to buy a Kodak Baby Brownie Special and a roll of 127 film. I loved it. It was lost, but I have replaced it with one from eBay. Dave
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-21-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 2,883
Posted By Stanton
How about a Century Camera No. 7, circa 1903,...

How about a Century Camera No. 7, circa 1903, with a Bausch and Lomb Tessar f4.5 lens, labelled 1903? This is a wooden 8x10 studio camera which sits on a wood and wrought iron wheeled cart designed...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-30-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3,711
Posted By Stanton
Simply WOW! Dave

Simply WOW! Dave
Forum: Film vs Digital 04-18-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 6,320
Posted By Stanton
Digital when I fly because it is much easier and...

Digital when I fly because it is much easier and the quality is comparable. If I am not flying somewhere, film, although the expense is an inhibiting factor.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-02-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,469
Posted By Stanton
Yes, I figured out the revolving back and it...

Yes, I figured out the revolving back and it works smoothly. It took a couple of tries to get the viewfinder mask in properly for portrait mode, but I managed that as well. It looks like it will be...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 11-02-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,469
Posted By Stanton
B&J Press

I just purchased a B&J Press camera, 4x5. I have done some cleaning, a little repairing and now it seems ready to shoot. The lens is a 5 1/2 Ilex Paragon, with an Acme #3 shutter. It has a side...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2013
Replies: 8,879
Views: 866,458
Posted By Stanton
Nikon Coolpix p510. I gave my wife my Coolpix...

Nikon Coolpix p510. I gave my wife my Coolpix p500, which I found to be very good. A local office supply store had a "close out" on the p510 at $190 and I had a credit with the store of $50. How...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-26-2013
Replies: 610
Views: 111,528
Posted By Stanton
Kodak Brownie Special, cicra 1948. I was about...

Kodak Brownie Special, cicra 1948. I was about 7. I don't have it, but I do have a Brownie Special as a remembrance. Dave
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-19-2013
Replies: 185
Views: 29,221
Posted By Stanton
Never

I have never bought the same camera twice because, regretably, -especially to my wife- I can never let go of a camera once I own it. Dave
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-27-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,939
Posted By Stanton
I have some fine quality 110 cameras and would...

I have some fine quality 110 cameras and would love to see the return of 110 film (beyond that in my freezer). BUT, before you celebrate, look at the "film" category on the Lomo site. Strangely, no...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-25-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 9,429
Posted By Stanton
I have representatives of the entire series. I...

I have representatives of the entire series. I bought the XA1 just to complete -- paid next to nothing some time ago. Never have used it. For me, the best street shooter is is XA2, but the XA3...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2012
Replies: 303
Views: 46,645
Posted By Stanton
M2, M4 and M6 TTL, the last was my first and the...

M2, M4 and M6 TTL, the last was my first and the only one bought new for my 60th birthday by my wife -- lucky me. Dave
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-28-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,760
Posted By Stanton
I have qa similar FED NKVD, serial number 160xxx....

I have qa similar FED NKVD, serial number 160xxx. It appears to be a 1-d, according to Princelle and dates between 1939-1941. I haven't used it yet. What is the serial number and date on yours?
Forum: Film vs Digital 08-22-2011
Replies: 128
Views: 9,496
Posted By Stanton
Film, when not flying, because I like it and have...

Film, when not flying, because I like it and have fine cameras which use it.
Digital when flying, because it's easier to take on a plane and with a few memory cards I don't have to worry about...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2011
Replies: 582
Views: 66,181
Posted By Stanton
Nikon F, with Photomic Finder, and 58mm f1.4 for...

Nikon F, with Photomic Finder, and 58mm f1.4 for $36
Leica IIIC with case which needed a top for $40
Pacemaker Crown Graphic, 4x5, for $30
Just lucky enough to be in the right place and the right...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-11-2011
Replies: 124
Views: 13,341
Posted By Stanton
How about 342 -- most of them operable. Dave

How about 342 -- most of them operable. Dave
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2010
Replies: 82
Views: 9,300
Posted By Stanton
I took a Leica IIIC and a Canon 7 to Lake Tahoe...

I took a Leica IIIC and a Canon 7 to Lake Tahoe last year, in July. While I don't recall seeing any other rangefinders, I was amazed at the number of times people stopped me and asked, about both,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-05-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,416
Posted By Stanton
I bought a "Made in China" copy of the Leica...

I bought a "Made in China" copy of the Leica cutting template on eBay. Price was very reasonable -- I can't recall exactly -- probably aabout $15. I cut several rolls at a time with a knife or...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 08-04-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 6,383
Posted By Stanton
I own both, and several other Retinas and XA1,...

I own both, and several other Retinas and XA1, XA2, XA3 and XA4. I don't think the Retina and XA are at all comparable. The size, weight and clamshell design of the XA is perfect for a pocket. If...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-04-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 4,765
Posted By Stanton
Amazing -- People recognize LTM Leicas

I just returned from two weeks at Lake Tahoe. I took my Leica IIIC. I was stopped a number of times by complete strangers, on the street, on the trail, in stores, who recongized my Leica, wanted to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,226
Posted By Stanton
My first roll would be in the late 40"s. Your...

My first roll would be in the late 40"s. Your poll has the 30's and then two "50's, so I can't quite answer in that form. My grandfather sent me money for a Baby Brownie Special, 127 film. I was...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2009
Replies: 582
Views: 66,181
Posted By Stanton
My "Steals"

Olympus 35RC $2.00. Thrift store. Appeared to be jammed. Just on Auto with dead batteries.

Leica IIIC with 50mm f2.0 Summarit and case $40 at antique show. I told the seller as I handed him...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-01-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By Stanton
Mine has a fixed take up

My Zorki 4K, serial number77143***, has a fixed take up spool. Mine also has the printed, as opposed to the engraved shutter speeds. I understand that one variation of the 4k had the shutter speed...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-17-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,036
Posted By Stanton
I have two XAs, several XA2s, an XA3 and an XA4. ...

I have two XAs, several XA2s, an XA3 and an XA4. I've never had problems with any of them. Day to day, I use an XA2 because its relative simplicity to the XA seems to me to make it more bullet...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-31-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,145
Posted By Stanton
Of course, bmattock, you are correct. If the...

Of course, bmattock, you are correct. If the machine can see through the lead bag, the bag is not protecting the film from x-ray. If it cannot, the bag should be inspected. But all I can say is...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-31-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,145
Posted By Stanton
I have had the same experience. The numerous...

I have had the same experience. The numerous times I have flown with lead bags guaranteed to protect up to 1600 ISO film, I have never been asked to open one. In fact, the last trip = LAX to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-23-2008
Replies: 75
Views: 4,487
Posted By Stanton
Lone tree with storm sky.

Lone tree with storm sky.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-07-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By Stanton
I have a black Bessa R which has been great. ...

I have a black Bessa R which has been great. While I have a IIIC and a IIIF, I tend to take the R out because it has the frame lines and metering built in. That's a great price. I paid more for my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-07-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 2,673
Posted By Stanton
For heaven's sake, don't stick any camera in your...

For heaven's sake, don't stick any camera in your checked luggage. Between having the bags thrown and the theft factor (personal experience) you are taking too much of a chance.

We are heading for...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-27-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 9,683
Posted By Stanton
I am really impressed!! Great job!! Dave

I am really impressed!! Great job!! Dave
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-16-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 5,240
Posted By Stanton
I had a Minolta Dimage A1 fail. There was recall...

I had a Minolta Dimage A1 fail. There was recall on the defect. Dave
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-02-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,949
Posted By Stanton
I have several along with XAs, XA3 and XA4. A...

I have several along with XAs, XA3 and XA4. A couple of them came free. Anyway, I find that I use them more than the other XA models. Both the program exposure and the zone focusing are more than...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-19-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By Stanton
I've bought various BGN items from KEH and have...

I've bought various BGN items from KEH and have always been happy with them. In many cases, I couldn't figure out why they were "BGN." I wouldn't worry. Dave
Forum: Argus RF 10-16-2008
Replies: 25
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Views: 6,244
Posted By Stanton
As I recall, Steve Gandy, on Cameraquest website,...

As I recall, Steve Gandy, on Cameraquest website, has a number of photos taken by an Argus A. I have the A, the A2b missing the extinction screen in the front of the "meter," and the focusing model...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,106
Posted By Stanton
Well, there's my Olympus 35 RC in great...

Well, there's my Olympus 35 RC in great condition, $2.00. My Leica IIIC with 50mm f2.0 Summitar collaspible and never ready case for $40.00, and the latest, this Saturday, my Pacemaker Crown Graphic...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-22-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Stanton
I have a 7 and use a Jupiter 8 on it. As for...

I have a 7 and use a Jupiter 8 on it. As for foibles, my meter works fine in daylight at the low light setting. But we should recognize that many selenium meters of that vintage are defective one...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-16-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By Stanton
As far as the seller not saying anything about...

As far as the seller not saying anything about condition, you have to remember that this is Goodwill and the camera was a contribution. Most Goodwill people would not be qualified not to express an...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-15-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By Stanton
Back when FED-2's were cheap and shipping was...

Back when FED-2's were cheap and shipping was cheap, I was able to acquire a blue, red, green and "sand" as well as the common black. All have chrome tops. The blue on mine is much darker. The red...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,391
Posted By Stanton
I'm in the first category -- I use a diaper bag...

I'm in the first category -- I use a diaper bag as a camera bag when traveling. I believe it minimizes theft risk. Equally important, there are some very well contructed bags which are far less...
Forum: Argus RF 08-12-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,578
Posted By Stanton
The AF did not have a rangefinder, but unlike the...

The AF did not have a rangefinder, but unlike the A and the A2B, which had zone focussing, it actually focused. See the Argus group site.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Stanton
My experiences with KEH are the same as others,...

My experiences with KEH are the same as others, excellent. I now check KEH before bidding on the auction site. KEH's prices are competitve and often lower than the final bid and, unlike most...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-11-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 1,777
Posted By Stanton
I like the idea. I have bulk BW to load. But...

I like the idea. I have bulk BW to load. But since my printing is done in Photoshop and I can take the color and convert to BW, I just can't justify carrying a body for BW. Lots of bulk BW sitting...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-06-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 1,873
Posted By Stanton
bmattock is correct from what I can see. As a...

bmattock is correct from what I can see. As a retired guy doing a lot of travelling, what I see is the desire for smaller and lighter cameras in the hands of tourists. Frankly, their 4 x 6 photos...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-09-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 1,939
Posted By Stanton
Let me suggest something more benign than...

Let me suggest something more benign than previous comments: The photos may be relevant and valuable in ascertaining fault and liability. It may be that the officer wanted your name to give to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-31-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2,342
Posted By Stanton
I have the Tower 45/46 version, also known as the...

I have the Tower 45/46 version, also known as the Nicca 5L, with the lever advance instead of the knob. You are correct. The loading is greatly improved over the traditional bottom loader. Very...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-11-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,650
Posted By Stanton
Lex -- I don't know to what extent, if any,...

Lex -- I don't know to what extent, if any, Fedka tests his lenses. You can certainly ask him. I just go on his reputation. As to a choice between the J8 and J3, the J3 is essentially one stop...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-11-2007
Replies: 25
Views: 1,650
Posted By Stanton
Ferider is correct. Consider buying a Jupiter 8...

Ferider is correct. Consider buying a Jupiter 8 from Fedka. I have always found Fedka to be honest and reliable and I have purchased my share of stuff from him. (Just Google Fedka) While his...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-08-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By Stanton
I don't know that The Pod will support a big or...

I don't know that The Pod will support a big or long lens. I doubt it. It certainly will not clamp to a tree etc. I have the Ultrapod 2. It will clamp to a tree, etc. I have never tried it with...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-08-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By Stanton
"The Pod" is a bean bag support. It is...

"The Pod" is a bean bag support. It is manufactured in various versions, one of which has an offset from the center screw to facilitate cameras as Leicas with the tripod socket on the end of the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-06-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Stanton
Just to "close the loop," I loaded the Canon 7...

Just to "close the loop," I loaded the Canon 7 with Kodak film today and shot a roll. (I have a lot of Fuji on hand and wanted to be certain I was using a different batch.) When it was developed,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-05-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Stanton
Thanks for all the help, fellers. I don't think...

Thanks for all the help, fellers.

I don't think it is scratches. First, if the cannister felt or the inside of the cameras had a burr, the lines would tend to be sharp and straight. They are wavy...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-04-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Stanton
A puzzlement - Help please

I loaded a roll of Fuji Superia ISO 400 print film into my faithful Minolta SRT 101 and took about 9 photos. I then received my new (to me) Canon 7. I dry fired it a number of times, check the...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-02-2007
Replies: 301
Views: 26,677
Posted By Stanton
I've lost count of the highest number, but to...

I've lost count of the highest number, but to make certain that I am in the running, 284. Lots of fun trying to periodically exercise them to be certain that the shutters and the rangefinders don't...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-05-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By Stanton
I can't really answer your question except to say...

I can't really answer your question except to say that it seems exceedingly odd that both would fail at the same time. Can you think of any possible commonality? Dave
Forum: Olympus RF 11-05-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By Stanton
Thanks for the very quick reply. I got the one...

Thanks for the very quick reply. I got the one at the hinge. Back to the work bench for the other two. Dave
Forum: Olympus RF 11-05-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By Stanton
RC light seals

I just acquired an Olympus 35 RC -- lucky me -- Thrift store, $1.95, seemed to be jammed, but it was just a combination of battery being dead and the self timer only partially engaged. Everything is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-31-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By Stanton
Ted -- Whether it's Picasa or PS, the problem is...

Ted -- Whether it's Picasa or PS, the problem is easier to correct than spending the money for the camera repair cure, once you realize that it isn't you, but the camera. Thanks for the heads up re...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-31-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By Stanton
For what it is worth, I have exactly the same...

For what it is worth, I have exactly the same problem in the viewfinder of my Bessa R, bought used. I may do a little gentle rapping too. At least with there being a considerable area around the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-07-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By Stanton
Leica Article - New Yorker

It is well worth reading the article "Candid Camera" at page 164 in the September 24, 2007 edition of the New Yorker Magazine. It's a well written discussion of the history, the mystique and myth of...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-22-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 4,905
Posted By Stanton
I have two XAs. I wear progressive glasses...

I have two XAs. I wear progressive glasses (nearshighted). As to the difficulty seeing the focusing square, check Rick Oleson's site for his discussion on blacking the center of the viewfinder with...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-23-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 2,334
Posted By Stanton
I have a Tower 45/46 also. I wonder whether a...

I have a Tower 45/46 also. I wonder whether a cheap FED or Zorki could be a donor. In any case, the quality of the camera merits a good search.

Dave
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-23-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 2,065
Posted By Stanton
I have both the XA and the XA2, and an XA1 and 3...

I have both the XA and the XA2, and an XA1 and 3 and 4) -- and I generally carry the XA2 over the XA and the others. Until you have seen shots like yours, it is difficult to understand how good that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-13-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 16,101
Posted By Stanton
There is a Tower 45/46 on eBay now (August 13)...

There is a Tower 45/46 on eBay now (August 13) without lens, being sold from Austrialia. Current price with about two days to go is about $96 US. Dave
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-13-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 16,101
Posted By Stanton
Leica Tom -- First, I think you are referring to...

Leica Tom -- First, I think you are referring to a Tower 45 or 46, not a 48. (I don't know what a 48 is.) The bodies of the 45 and 46 were identical and were the Nicca 5L. The numbering depended...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-11-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 1,655
Posted By Stanton
I use a J8 and a J12 regularly on my SP and S2 --...

I use a J8 and a J12 regularly on my SP and S2 -- no problems. I don't find any material difference for normal use between the J8 and my Nikon 50mm f1.4. I use the jupiter 85mm f2 or f1.8 (can't...
Forum: Off Topic 07-13-2007
Replies: 72
Views: 2,574
Posted By Stanton
For photograhers: "f8 and be there.' Dave

For photograhers:

"f8 and be there.'

Dave
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-11-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 7,561
Posted By Stanton
DaveW -- Your comments on the numbering system...

DaveW -- Your comments on the numbering system are well taken. I have a Super Ikonta B numbered 530/16, but the body is a 532/16. Since the number is embossed on the body, it seems unlikely that...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-10-2007
Replies: 48
Views: 3,107
Posted By Stanton
Makes no sense at all. The flexibility of any...

Makes no sense at all. The flexibility of any SLR, flim or digital, beats the rangefinder all to heck. Most of the old Minolta manual focus are as small and no heavier. A zoom lens is far more...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-10-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 667
Posted By Stanton
I have used a J3 wide open, focused as close as 8...

I have used a J3 wide open, focused as close as 8 to 10 feet, no shimming, just like it came from the dear old Soviet Union via the auction site. The results are sharp and entirely satisfactory to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-10-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 3,650
Posted By Stanton
Why stop at one each when the FED 2 comes in...

Why stop at one each when the FED 2 comes in various colors? My insanity has caused me to have the usual black and chrome for a shooter, a dark blue, a green, a deep red and a gray or white or sand...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-10-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,784
Posted By Stanton
I have both and have had the same experience as...

I have both and have had the same experience as brachal in that both work fine on my Bessa R (and anything else I've put them on -- Leicas, Zorkis, FEDs. I don't worry about the number of lines per...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 06-10-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 4,464
Posted By Stanton
I have a 1a and a 1b, and some IIs, and a IIa and...

I have a 1a and a 1b, and some IIs, and a IIa and a IIc. All are good, but I really like sticking the Ia or Ib in a pocket. Without the rangefinder, I don't worry about knocking something out of...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 06-10-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 7,561
Posted By Stanton
Dave -- If you search for the "Guide to Classic...

Dave -- If you search for the "Guide to Classic Cameras," and look at the index under medium format, you will find a guide to the Super Ikonta IV. The guide very helpfully illustrates how to load...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-08-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By Stanton
I have purchased FSU lenses both from eBay and...

I have purchased FSU lenses both from eBay and from Fedka. Fedka is more expensive, quicker because he is in New York (assuming you are in the USA) and, from my experience, entirely dependable. ...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-31-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,033
Posted By Stanton
I have a similar "A" camera. I believe PC...

I have a similar "A" camera. I believe PC Headland is correct. You should get 16 exposures per 120 roll. Dave
Forum: Off Topic 05-31-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 2,351
Posted By Stanton
I think Bryce and some others are correct. CR...

I think Bryce and some others are correct. CR is aimed at the general consumer. It does not take account of any particular degree of sophiscation in a particular area. Members who participate...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-31-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,231
Posted By Stanton
I stole a wrist strap from my wife's Canon...

I stole a wrist strap from my wife's Canon Powershot digital (actually she wanted lanyard type neck strap. The thin material easily passed through the right side strap lug. I now have a very light...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-31-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By Stanton
As I frequently tell my wife when I buy jewelry...

As I frequently tell my wife when I buy jewelry for her, thank God, need is gone and want has come. It helps to have kids out and paid for and to be retired. Dave
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 05-28-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By Stanton
I have used a Jupiter 3, f1.5, 50mm and a Jupiter...

I have used a Jupiter 3, f1.5, 50mm and a Jupiter 9, f2.0 85mm on mine. No shimming. They seem to be fine wide open and at approximately 8 feet. I have not tried them closer. Dave
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By Stanton
Since my wife and I retired, we travel rather...

Since my wife and I retired, we travel rather frequently. Often there are multiple foghts involved. I simply use the lead protective bags with Fuji Superia ISO 400 film and have never had a problem...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2007
Replies: 105
Views: 9,361
Posted By Stanton
Nicca 5L or Tower 45/46 -- a screw mount clone of...

Nicca 5L or Tower 45/46 -- a screw mount clone of a Leica IIIf with an advance lever and a back which opens to ease loading. You have the easily pocketable size of a classic screw mount Leica, and...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-21-2007
Replies: 301
Views: 26,677
Posted By Stanton
How about 254 at the moment? Most are usable. A...

How about 254 at the moment? Most are usable. A few date back to the 19th or early 20th century. A bunch of Retinas, variious models. A number of different FSU, both Kievs and LTMs. An M6/TTL,...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-19-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,144
Posted By Stanton
I bought a brand new S-2 with a Nikkor f1.4 for...

I bought a brand new S-2 with a Nikkor f1.4 for $175 in 1958. Henry's, a big photo shop in Los Angeles was closing them out because of the SP and S-3. Wonderful dea!! It and a 35mm, 135mm, and...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 03-19-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2,175
Posted By Stanton
One warning -- change to 500 before you cock the...

One warning -- change to 500 before you cock the shutter on Compurs. That warning has been published in a number of spots. I assume it has to do with the extra tension which you can easily feel...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-02-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By Stanton
May I respectfully disagree? I use a Jupiter 8...

May I respectfully disagree? I use a Jupiter 8 on both a Nikon S2 and a Nikon SP and find that it is fine. Even my 85mm Jupiter (can't recall the number) is fine on both Nikons when not wide open. ...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 01-24-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 16,101
Posted By Stanton
I have both a Tower version of the Nicca 3 and a...

I have both a Tower version of the Nicca 3 and a Tower 45/46 which is a version of the Nicca 5. Both are essentially clones of a screwmount Leica, probably IIIf since they have sync and slow speeds....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-23-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By Stanton
Jupiter 9 mounting on Leica II or D

I have just acquired a Leica II or D in excellent shape. I have mounted a 35mm Elmar, 50 mm Elmar, various Industars, a Jupiter 12 35 mm, Jupiter 3 50 mm, and Jupiter 11, 135 mm, with no problems,...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-04-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 4,865
Posted By Stanton
I have 2 XAs, an XA1 simply to complete the...

I have 2 XAs, an XA1 simply to complete the collection, several XA2s in black and a red with red A11 flash and a blue with blue A11 flash, an XA3, and an XA4. I have several matching A11 flashes,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-23-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,922
Posted By Stanton
My son is a high school art teacher. To...

My son is a high school art teacher. To facilitate a photography unit for his students, I bought a bunch of Argus C3s and donated them to the school. I doubt that I paid over $9.00 USD for any of...
Forum: Other RF 11-23-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,164
Posted By Stanton
I have XAs, andan XA1, XA2s, an XA3 and an XA4....

I have XAs, andan XA1, XA2s, an XA3 and an XA4. The 1 is the most primitive and is strictly to say I have one of each. The XA4 gives up a rangefinder for a 28mm f3.5 lens instead of the XA's ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-16-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 2,168
Posted By Stanton
Fed 2. Cheap, simple, generally reliable, lots...

Fed 2. Cheap, simple, generally reliable, lots of lenses available cheap. Dave
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-11-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,287
Posted By Stanton
My re-acquaintance with this hobby came when I...

My re-acquaintance with this hobby came when I purchased a Zorki 2 in an antique shop in Poland. I knew it wasn't a Leica, but it certainly resembled what I remembered as a kid about 40 years...
Forum: Off Topic 11-05-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 2,831
Posted By Stanton
I have a Datsun SRL311 2000cc Roadster, 1970, one...

I have a Datsun SRL311 2000cc Roadster, 1970, one of the last built, which I have owned since new. 87,000 miles, original paint and interior. It lives in my garage most of the time, but my mechanic...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-01-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 1,809
Posted By Stanton
Hey -- at least if you buy two or more, there is...

Hey -- at least if you buy two or more, there is a shipping discount! Dave
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-01-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By Stanton
Wink Now that I have 3 Kievs, 5 FEDs, 4 Zorki's, and a...

Now that I have 3 Kievs, 5 FEDs, 4 Zorki's, and a Photosniper, I guess the answer is no --- or at least the bug needs more time to be worked out of my system. Dave;)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-24-2006
Replies: 146
Views: 14,375
Posted By Stanton
I .found "The Pod" to be a good portable...

I .found "The Pod" to be a good portable compromise to avoid carrying a tripod when I really should. The Pod is a manufactured bean bag with a tripod screw to hold the camera. It can be used on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-23-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,940
Posted By Stanton
I have consistently used the lead lined film...

I have consistently used the lead lined film bags. The flim bag is never in checked luggage, but always in my carry on camera bag. My film cameras are emply when I fly. All of the film is in the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-22-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By Stanton
I have both an 1982 and 1983 manufactured Kiev. ...

I have both an 1982 and 1983 manufactured Kiev. Never had a problem with either. It may be that quality control was a problem, but not in my experience. Dave
Forum: Yashica RF 10-18-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By Stanton
Ronsonol is the flammable fluid used in cigarette...

Ronsonol is the flammable fluid used in cigarette lighters. It is generally available in a small (8 oz. or so) plastic bottle. Dave
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-10-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,130
Posted By Stanton
You do need an auxiliary finder for a 35mm. The...

You do need an auxiliary finder for a 35mm. The FED 2 finder does not have any marked frame lines. The framing for a 50mm is the whole area seen in the finder. Dave
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-10-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 5,232
Posted By Stanton
Olympus XA, 35mm f2.8 lens, shutter preferred...

Olympus XA, 35mm f2.8 lens, shutter preferred metering, clam shell design means no lens cap or case required, sane controls (I own a Rollei 35 too) broader range of shutter speeds than the Rollei,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-29-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By Stanton
I have several FED2s, in various sub-models, and,...

I have several FED2s, in various sub-models, and, primarily, in color of the body covering. I like using them to go back to the fully manual days of my youth. (I"m 65). Remember the advice on...
Forum: Travel 09-29-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 2,582
Posted By Stanton
X-ray

I have carried 400 film, both unexposed and exposed in the common protective lead bags repeatedly. I never have asked for a hand inspection. Last time was in Peru, August 2006, 6 flights, no...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-20-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By Stanton
I have the lever wind Nicca 5L in the form of a...

I have the lever wind Nicca 5L in the form of a Tower 45/46 (the model depended upon which Nikkor, a 50mm f2 or f1.4, came with it). They are hard to find, but great to use. The back has a door...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-16-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By Stanton
I bought my first Zorki from an antique shop in...

I bought my first Zorki from an antique shop in the old city area of Warsaw. I had always wanted a Leica when I was a kid. I know it wasn't a Leica, but it looked close enough. It took about a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-15-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,027
Posted By Stanton
And, if you wear glasses, put sometihng to...

And, if you wear glasses, put sometihng to prevent grinding the dickens out of them with the viewfinder. I have a variety of FED 2s (several difference colors and models) and have found them...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-12-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By Stanton
I have one with the 90mm, the 60mm and the 180mm,...

I have one with the 90mm, the 60mm and the 180mm, and a specialized fitted case which I have not seen anywhere else. When I use it, the photos are very good. My problem is that I have so much...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-10-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 4,632
Posted By Stanton
I have had a similar experience with an 85mm...

I have had a similar experience with an 85mm Jupiter (I forget which number Jupiter this is). It would mount easily on one Kiev 4a body, but not on another. I brought both bodies to the dealer who...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-26-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By Stanton
Had no problems flying American Airlines Lima...

Had no problems flying American Airlines Lima Peru to Miami FL on August 14 with two Olympus XAs and two Konica Minolta Dimage A2s in carry-on, and a lead bag with 35 mm film with was never opened...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-22-2006
Replies: 18
Views: 1,559
Posted By Stanton
I just carried an Eddie Bauer Daddy's Diaper Bag...

I just carried an Eddie Bauer Daddy's Diaper Bag all over Peru with two Konica Minolta A2's in it and much other gear. Green Cordura nylon, leather front flap, water proof. I added a single divider...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-01-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Stanton
I'm with Kin Lau -- Olympus XA. Great lens,...

I'm with Kin Lau -- Olympus XA. Great lens, (35mm, f2.8) aperture priority, fits in a pocket, no need for lens cap, and a tiny A11 or slightly bigger A16 flash if you want. Check the Cameraquest...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-04-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By Stanton
I think the exposures look great. Dave

I think the exposures look great. Dave
Forum: Other RF 05-23-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Stanton
Look at www.diaxa.com/xa/xastart.htm. Dave

Look at www.diaxa.com/xa/xastart.htm. Dave
Forum: Other RF 05-23-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Stanton
I have several XA2s. Paid the same price $0, you...

I have several XA2s. Paid the same price $0, you paid for some of them. They are fine carry everywhere cameras and are generally thought of quite highly. The seals are not difficult to replace and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-23-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By Stanton
Hamster -- If you want another Kiev case, try...

Hamster -- If you want another Kiev case, try Fedka. He generally has the original cases, very inexpenisve and he is entirely reliable. Just search for Fedka. Dave
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-13-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 3,566
Posted By Stanton
I don't know what this proves, but . . . I did...

I don't know what this proves, but . . . I did lose 100 images on a CF card, while on an assignment. It was a card failure and nothing could retrieve the images. Luckily I was rotating between...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-05-2006
Replies: 169
Views: 17,391
Posted By Stanton
My daughter-in-law calls it a "murse." It's a...

My daughter-in-law calls it a "murse." It's a Field and Stream shoulder pack, great for one camera, virtually any kind of rangefinder, film, table tripod, etc, wallet, keys, and miscellany.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-21-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By Stanton
I don't know the answer as to why, but I have...

I don't know the answer as to why, but I have Russian lenses with the same markings. I always wondered why. I hope someone has an answer. Dave
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-28-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Stanton
I had the same problem with a lens (I can't...

I had the same problem with a lens (I can't recall which one) on a Koni-Omega. The answer is a CLA. These cameras have been around for a long time, many in very heavy usage. They need and deserve...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-19-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 2,518
Posted By Stanton
An Olympus XA and/or XA2 and "the Pod," which is...

An Olympus XA and/or XA2 and "the Pod," which is a small bean bag with a tripod screw.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 03-17-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,387
Posted By Stanton
There have been several threads which deal with...

There have been several threads which deal with this issue in more detail than I can. Suffice to say that the Nikon lenses are extremely highly regarded. However, while the lens mounts on the "S"...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-16-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Stanton
I have two Kievs, both in the V series, one with...

I have two Kievs, both in the V series, one with meter and one without, one manufactured in 1981 and one in 1983. Both have always been fine. I think a good deal of the quality issue is offset by...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-01-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By Stanton
My experience with the J12 and a J8 on both an SP...

My experience with the J12 and a J8 on both an SP and an S2 has similarly been good. No filing required. Dave
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Stanton
I've had quite consistent good luck with FSU...

I've had quite consistent good luck with FSU lenses bought from Russian or Ukrainian sellers so long as Daniel says, the feedback numbers are large and a minimum of 98% or so good. I also think you...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By Stanton
looks good to me. Dave

looks good to me. Dave
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Posted By Stanton
Great shots, Chaser. Dave

Great shots, Chaser. Dave
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2006
Replies: 84
Views: 4,324
Posted By Stanton
I've got two Kiev 4's, one with meter, one...

I've got two Kiev 4's, one with meter, one without, from years 1980 and 1983. Both are fine, no tune up or work over required. I can't argue from experience whether the earlier ones are better, but...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Stanton
You are right. That is a great diagram and I...

You are right. That is a great diagram and I believe Alfred spent two days measuriing. Alfred's site is generally a great site.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-21-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,744
Posted By Stanton
I like your photos. I am in a bowling alley...

I like your photos. I am in a bowling alley restaurant for breakfast with some friends about twice a week. I never thought about photos there. That's the difference between just looking and really...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-16-2006
Replies: 296
Views: 9,163
Posted By Stanton
Thank heavens need expired long ago, and now it's...

Thank heavens need expired long ago, and now it's want. I'm in for March. Dave
Forum: Other RF 02-15-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By Stanton
Earl -- My experience using the XA series,...

Earl -- My experience using the XA series, primarily an XA2 has been similar -- excellent. What I have found to be particularly useful is a small "bean bag" device called "The Pod" priced at $10-$15...
Forum: Other RF 02-15-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By Stanton
While I understand a preference for a...

While I understand a preference for a rangefinder, my experience with both the XA and the XA2 and XA# (the only difference between the XA2 and 3 is that the 3 reads the 35mm cassette and sets the...
Forum: Other RF 02-14-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By Stanton
There is a group of XA people at...

There is a group of XA people at [email protected] The group is civil and helpful, just like this one. There is not a lot of traffic, but it is active. I own the entire XA group, XA, XA1,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2006
Replies: 28
Views: 1,879
Posted By Stanton
My experience with KEH has been uniformly good,...

My experience with KEH has been uniformly good, including buying lenses and an electronic flash which were graded "Bargain." I have never been disappointed in a KEH purchase. Dave
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-29-2006
Replies: 84
Views: 4,324
Posted By Stanton
I have an '81 with a meter which still works, and...

I have an '81 with a meter which still works, and the camera is fine, and an 83 without the meter. Both have been fine, no tinkering, no adjustments, no servicing. While the majority may be correct...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-10-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 2,958
Posted By Stanton
When I know that I should use a tripod, I often...

When I know that I should use a tripod, I often use "the Pod" (available from B&H and others. It is a very small bean bag which comes in two sizes and one variation with an offset camera mounting...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-06-2006
Replies: 99
Views: 3,856
Posted By Stanton
Let me ask, responding to the comments of others,...

Let me ask, responding to the comments of others, how often you see anyone with a film camera? As to rangefinders, essentially none as far as I can remember, even doing the large amount of traveling...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-06-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By Stanton
Two bodies are better than one. Unfortunately,...

Two bodies are better than one. Unfortunately, perhaps, I have come to the conclusion that 4, or 8, or . . . are even better.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-27-2005
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Stanton
I own either two or three of the Industars, 22s,...

I own either two or three of the Industars, 22s, I think. I don't own any Elmars. I find the Industars to be fine for my purposes, general photography. My only criteria is whether I like the...
Forum: Yashica RF 11-28-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 863
Posted By Stanton
Fixing aperature

I have a Lynx on which I was able to fairly easily get the shutter unstuck and working and the rangefinder cleaned and operating well. I was feeling pretty proud until I noticed that apparently one...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-28-2005
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By Stanton
Ed -- I use a Jupiter 12 on my S2 and SP with no...

Ed -- I use a Jupiter 12 on my S2 and SP with no probllems. I think the comments about quality control are correct. There were simply too many variations or tolerance in the manufacturing. I had...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-07-2005
Replies: 107
Views: 6,455
Posted By Stanton
foon -- My experience is the same as yours. I...

foon -- My experience is the same as yours. I find once used cassettes from my local Longs to be very satisfactory and there is essentially an infinite free supply.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By Stanton
I think it's results are comparable. I scan my...

I think it's results are comparable. I scan my negatives and print on an inkjet printer. My maximum size is letter size, but realistically, about 8x10. I can't tell the difference. The XA2 is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-01-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By Stanton
And, since I own an XA and XA2's and an XA3, the...

And, since I own an XA and XA2's and an XA3, the 2 and 3 appear to me to be about as good. Finally the XA4 is as good as all of them with the advantage of the wider angle 28mm v 35mm, and macro...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-25-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Stanton
I watch a large number of items. I only bid in...

I watch a large number of items. I only bid in the last few minutes. An earlier bid is generally useless.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-18-2005
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By Stanton
I have an XA, XA1, XA2 (several), XA3, and XA4. ...

I have an XA, XA1, XA2 (several), XA3, and XA4. The XA1 is only to complete the collection. I use a 2 and the 4 most. The 2 has zone focusing and is sharp enough for me. The 4 has macro and a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-16-2005
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By Stanton
I think Wayne is correct. Often the best way to...

I think Wayne is correct. Often the best way to buy one of these (I have two) is reasonably well used. That indicates that the camera worked, at least at one time. That goes for lenses from the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2005
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By Stanton
I have a Mini-Trekker and use it with a Nikon F2...

I have a Mini-Trekker and use it with a Nikon F2 and a Nikkormat FT2 and about 8 lenses, plus various "necessities." It is extremely easy for me to carry a relatively large load, and I am neither...
Forum: Other RF 07-09-2005
Replies: 37
Views: 2,199
Posted By Stanton
I have had very good luck with Soviet cameras, 3...

I have had very good luck with Soviet cameras, 3 Zorkis, 5 FED 2s, 2 Kiev 4s. My experience with both the screw mount lenses and the bayonet mount lenses for the Kievs has also been excellent. I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-09-2005
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Stanton
Are there any fragments of old film in the track...

Are there any fragments of old film in the track in which the shutter runs? This could cause a jam.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-03-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 3,200
Posted By Stanton
I have a very early Tair 300mm lens on mine. It...

I have a very early Tair 300mm lens on mine. It is quite sharp and I like the results. Of course the set up is heavy, but it is easy to minimize any vibration because of the shoulder stock. I have...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2005
Replies: 84
Views: 7,168
Posted By Stanton
Olympus XA, XA2, XA3, or XA4 (I must really like...

Olympus XA, XA2, XA3, or XA4 (I must really like these cameras), or an Olympus Infinity Stylus Zoom, 35-70mm. Small, light, sharp lenses.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-02-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 3,200
Posted By Stanton
I have one and I think it does quite well. The...

I have one and I think it does quite well. The problem is carrying it around with the rifle stock. With today's attitude, I'm afraid it would cause a riot.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-24-2005
Replies: 107
Views: 6,455
Posted By Stanton
I have been using cassettes from my local...

I have been using cassettes from my local processor by taping film to the tail of the film hanging out of the used cassette for some time with no problems at all. That takes the cost of cassettes...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-23-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By Stanton
I have a Zarya and a series of Fed 2s. No...

I have a Zarya and a series of Fed 2s. No trimming needed on any of them and I never had the tilting problem. I just load like I would any fully manual camera which is not a bottom loader.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2005
Replies: 90
Views: 4,266
Posted By Stanton
I think the New York Institute of Photography...

I think the New York Institute of Photography helped me a great deal. It required some disciplined shooting and gave me a professional critique.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By Stanton
Obviously go with what works. But I know my old...

Obviously go with what works. But I know my old Russians work with 0 delay, and I think in theory that 0 is correct.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-22-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By Stanton
The various delays were for flash bulbs, which...

The various delays were for flash bulbs, which took various amounts of time to reach full brightness. The delay for an electronic flash is 0 (zero), because it reaches maximum output essentially...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 01-22-2005
Replies: 111
Views: 7,734
Posted By Stanton
David Stanton, Bakersfield, California

David Stanton, Bakersfield, California
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-20-2005
Replies: 47
Views: 14,800
Posted By Stanton
I have the Jupiter 8 in both Contax and LTM...

I have the Jupiter 8 in both Contax and LTM mount, the Jupiter 3 (f1.5, 50mm) in LTM, the 12, the 9 and the 135mm, all in LTM. I have had no problems with them and like them very much. For what it...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-20-2005
Replies: 51
Views: 7,760
Posted By Stanton
Great shot. I use the Nikkor nonAI version on my...

Great shot. I use the Nikkor nonAI version on my Nikon F2 and think it is the best there is for portraits.
Forum: Off Topic 01-20-2005
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By Stanton
I don't know what you are doing wrong, but the...

I don't know what you are doing wrong, but the way it works for me with Windows XP, Home Edition is: Have the computer running. Put your card in the card reader. Plug the card reader into a USB...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-13-2005
Replies: 20
Views: 2,512
Posted By Stanton
I have both an S2 and an SP, with a Nikon 50mm...

I have both an S2 and an SP, with a Nikon 50mm f1.4, Nikon 105mm f2.5 and Nikon 135mm F3.5. I also use a Jupiter 8 50mm f2.0 and the Jupiter 35mm f2.8 wide angle on them. The problems with using...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 2,182
Posted By Stanton
A variant on the warm electrical thing which has...

A variant on the warm electrical thing which has worked for me on shutters and lenses which have congealed old grease is an electric hair dryer on low. Heat some and then work the lens or the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-09-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By Stanton
I just looked at my Zorki C and it appears the...

I just looked at my Zorki C and it appears the same as in your photo. Mine loads quite easily. About the only thing I can think of is narrowing the tougue of the leader some more and perhaps...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-09-2004
Replies: 468
Views: 44,892
Posted By Stanton
I have a Rolleicord V. Great lens and nice to...

I have a Rolleicord V. Great lens and nice to use outdoors, but I rarely reach for it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-09-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By Stanton
It was the rewind. I ran a roll through it...

It was the rewind. I ran a roll through it yesterday and it was fine. Thank you.
Forum: Other RF 12-07-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By Stanton
I have a Karat which also had stiff focussing. ...

I have a Karat which also had stiff focussing. While it clearly would have been better to take the lens apart, frankly, I was afraid. I loosened it by several applications over several days of...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-07-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By Stanton
Thanks Paul. You are correct. It seems to be...

Thanks Paul. You are correct. It seems to be the rewind. It had a lot of turning resistance. I cleaned and very lightly lubed it so that it turns with much less resistance. I loaded the camera...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 5,401
Posted By Stanton
I agree about the Lowepro Mini-Trekker. It is...

I agree about the Lowepro Mini-Trekker. It is the best bag I have ever had for carrying weight -- A Nikon F2, a Nikon FT2, and about seven lenses that both can use, plus the usual miscellaneous. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 5,401
Posted By Stanton
I think you are missing a good bet. I own a...

I think you are missing a good bet. I own a Lowepro Mini Trekker back pack and a another similar Lowepro which is convertible to a shoulder pack. I own a number of small bags for one camera or two...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,536
Posted By Stanton
Help with film transport problem

I have a "new" Tower Type 3, which is a Nicca III, which is a very faithful copy of a Leica III something. The camera appears to be about mint. It is the same bottom loading as a Leica III. My...
Forum: Off Topic 12-06-2004
Replies: 154
Views: 8,550
Posted By Stanton
I am a not quite retired lawyer. I left my firm...

I am a not quite retired lawyer. I left my firm 2 1/2 years ago intending to be done with practicing, but I have a small number of clients who refused to leave me. I practice from my home without...
Forum: Off Topic 12-05-2004
Replies: 24
Views: 1,659
Posted By Stanton
Great!!

Great!!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-22-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 5,500
Posted By Stanton
I have five FED 2's (crazy, but each is a...

I have five FED 2's (crazy, but each is a different color and at those prices. . . ) Anyway, after reading this thread last night, I checked out several of mine inside at night. I had no problems...
Forum: Off Topic 11-12-2004
Replies: 27
Views: 2,219
Posted By Stanton
Some of the best inexpensive bags are diaper bags...

Some of the best inexpensive bags are diaper bags -- waterproof -- after all, if they won't let the liquid out, they won't let it in either. And no one wants to steal a diaper bag.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-28-2004
Replies: 31
Views: 8,433
Posted By Stanton
Fedka's reputation is excellent. But having...

Fedka's reputation is excellent. But having bought a large number of FSU cameras including two Kiev 4's, 5 FED 2s (in various colors) 2 Zorki 4K, a Photosniper, a Zorki 2, etc., and a set of lenses...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-23-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 1,334
Posted By Stanton
I have a J-12 both in LTM and in Kiev mounts. I...

I have a J-12 both in LTM and in Kiev mounts. I think both are very good.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-23-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,291
Posted By Stanton
Very nice improvement. What did you use on the...

Very nice improvement. What did you use on the black trim?
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-22-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 1,593
Posted By Stanton
I guess I fit in here too: 5!!! Fed 2's, in...

I guess I fit in here too: 5!!! Fed 2's, in various colors, dark blue, dark red, green, gray, and my shooter, a common black one. All of the f2.8 Industars have been good and the bodies have been...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-13-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 1,861
Posted By Stanton
It's easy to use and here where it is very hot in...

It's easy to use and here where it is very hot in summer, it is fine once you adjust accordingly.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2004
Replies: 29
Views: 2,523
Posted By Stanton
Let's see -- 2 Kiev 4s, six Fed 2s in various...

Let's see -- 2 Kiev 4s, six Fed 2s in various colors, a Koni Omega, a Bronica EC TL, 7 or 8 Retinas of varying vintage, a Nikon S2 and SP, a few Zorkis, a Pacemaker Crown Graphic, a Minature Speed...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-13-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Stanton
More camera definitely means more shots for me,...

More camera definitely means more shots for me, but, as someone said, that may only be because I have renewed my interest in photography which was rather dormant for some years. Now the problem is...
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