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Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 3 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,460
Posted By skopar steve
Great shot Vince!

Great shot Vince!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By skopar steve
Last week my Fuji XE-1 crapped out, so I just...

Last week my Fuji XE-1 crapped out, so I just bought a Fuji XE-3 to replace it.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2019
Replies: 616
Views: 15,624
Posted By skopar steve
Some...

Some portraits

https://live.staticflickr.com/4450/26245178029_19d4f5475b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FZcp4t)2015-05-02-0001 (https://flic.kr/p/FZcp4t) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 04-14-2019
Replies: 395
Views: 13,475
Posted By skopar steve
Good to see the Warsaw Daily back.

Good to see the Warsaw Daily back.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-12-2019
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By skopar steve
Bought an Iskra 2 from OK Vintage camera. Figured...

Bought an Iskra 2 from OK Vintage camera. Figured out the controls and loaded it up with a roll of Bergger Pancro 400. Just in time for "mud season" here in New...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,638
Posted By skopar steve
Most of the time it's one body and three lenses...

Most of the time it's one body and three lenses for me. Though often one lens may be all I use in an outing.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-04-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,893
Posted By skopar steve
Shocked and saddened by this news. I count myself...

Shocked and saddened by this news. I count myself as one of many you inspired along your way.
Peace be with you
Steve
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,348
Posted By skopar steve
I'm another one that shoots digital the same as...

I'm another one that shoots digital the same as film. There are no winders on my film cameras, although the use of one is good for sports. Also I'm not fond of spending a lot of time at the computer...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 03-21-2019
Replies: 263
Views: 6,841
Posted By skopar steve
email sent. I'm in.

email sent. I'm in.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-23-2019
Replies: 395
Views: 13,475
Posted By skopar steve
Agreed. I would like to know the story behind...

Agreed.

I would like to know the story behind that first image. Or maybe not.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,615
Posted By skopar steve
I totally agree.

I totally agree.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-21-2019
Replies: 492
Views: 92,833
Posted By skopar steve
I think you will find the interpretation of "the...

I think you will find the interpretation of "the look" to mean different things to different people. At least that's what this thread indicates. To me it is a facial expression that shows very strong...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 02-19-2019
Replies: 395
Views: 13,475
Posted By skopar steve
Lots of good ones in the last installment....

Lots of good ones in the last installment. Especially this one. Good portrait using a 25mm.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-18-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By skopar steve
I will really enjoy photos of your finished...

I will really enjoy photos of your finished studio. Nice retirement project.
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-15-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By skopar steve
I have some beautiful 16"X 20" prints made from...

I have some beautiful 16"X 20" prints made from my XE-1 and 18-55mm kit lens that ended my lust for a FF camera.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-26-2019
Replies: 395
Views: 13,475
Posted By skopar steve
Majki, Keep doing what you are doing. This is...

Majki,

Keep doing what you are doing. This is how we develop a style. You are opening yourself to criticism from which you can learn. Some of your images I like, some I don't but I always look...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-05-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By skopar steve
Funny, I was starting to think about this over...

Funny, I was starting to think about this over the past month. I have way to many cameras and lenses since I have six different systems. The thought of downsizing to a couple of systems seems...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-30-2018
Replies: 601
Views: 51,425
Posted By skopar steve
Quebec...

Quebec City.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4639/24255025747_5bdcb7e287_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CXkm86)1984 (https://flic.kr/p/CXkm86) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2018
Replies: 113
Views: 4,511
Posted By skopar steve
This is my favorite of the year. Mostly because...

This is my favorite of the year. Mostly because it was a return to using rangefinders. And it is my first try at using pyrocat HD.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1872/44537189082_2f149ca2de_b.jpg...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 908
Posted By skopar steve
I'll ask him for some talent.

I'll ask him for some talent.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-16-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 14,457
Posted By skopar steve
I don't shoot color film often, but I really like...

I don't shoot color film often, but I really like Ektar 100.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/785/39072488960_340d4b99c7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22wGHGL)Teacher (https://flic.kr/p/22wGHGL) by Steve...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 12-14-2018
Replies: 1,566
Views: 99,789
Posted By skopar steve
M4-2 35mm...

M4-2 35mm Summicron.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/28852864478_4bdfee495d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KXCtoE)2018-06-10-0002 (https://flic.kr/p/KXCtoE) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-08-2018
Replies: 518
Views: 47,772
Posted By skopar steve
Here are a...

Here are a couple.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4857/45507552644_289d8e84b9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ckm6WC)DSC_2142 (https://flic.kr/p/2ckm6WC) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-08-2018
Replies: 80
Views: 2,512
Posted By skopar steve
I stopped shooting slides after the demise of...

I stopped shooting slides after the demise of Cibachrome. The last time I purchased slide film was Velvia 100 a few years ago. Ouch! As Colker said the film is very expensive. It is still in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By skopar steve
When I shot with Nikon I had the 24mm 2.8. It's a...

When I shot with Nikon I had the 24mm 2.8. It's a very good performer. You will be happy with your purchase. I was about to muddy the waters by suggesting the OM 24mm 2.0, but you seem to have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2018
Replies: 601
Views: 51,425
Posted By skopar steve
XE-1 18-55 kit lens, Duval st. Key...

XE-1 18-55 kit lens, Duval st. Key West.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4808/31108709367_8a3eb8f80b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PoYgu4)cccccc (https://flic.kr/p/PoYgu4) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-27-2018
Replies: 518
Views: 47,772
Posted By skopar steve
White River Junction VT. Fed 2 Jupiter...

White River Junction VT. Fed 2 Jupiter 8

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1734/28478793528_f68240f975_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kozg8w)Fed 2 J-8 (https://flic.kr/p/Kozg8w) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By skopar steve
Interesting. When was it manufactured? Could it...

Interesting. When was it manufactured? Could it have been just before the M4-P's came out? You might just have one of those $22000. Leica's:-)
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 11-25-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,397
Posted By skopar steve
Very nice series. Thanks for sharing.

Very nice series. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-25-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By skopar steve
Thanks Dave. Very helpful for my growing FSU...

Thanks Dave. Very helpful for my growing FSU camera collection.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2018
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,115
Posted By skopar steve
here is the...

here is the image.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4835/46047749811_c4587de53b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2da5KJT)DSCF8973b (https://flic.kr/p/2da5KJT) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2018
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,115
Posted By skopar steve
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2da5KJT][img]https://farm5....

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2da5KJT][img]https://farm5.staticflic
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-25-2018
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,115
Posted By skopar steve
XE-1 18-55 kit lens. In front of some bar in Key...

XE-1 18-55 kit lens. In front of some bar in Key West.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By skopar steve
I think they do that to make an M beater priced...

I think they do that to make an M beater priced at 2k+ seem like bargains.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-10-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,666
Posted By skopar steve
Now all you need is a pair of matching Spetznaz...

Now all you need is a pair of matching Spetznaz boots.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-08-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By skopar steve
I see the flip screen on the camera keeps you...

I see the flip screen on the camera keeps you from having to stand over your rig. Nice setup. John Mc, I like your setup as well. Thanks for sharing,

Steve
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-03-2018
Replies: 601
Views: 51,425
Posted By skopar steve
Those are great Peter.

Those are great Peter.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-29-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,172
Posted By skopar steve
So true! Started with a Fed 2 and Jupiter 8 to...

So true! Started with a Fed 2 and Jupiter 8 to shoot a Mosin Nagant match (keeping everything Russian), now I have 2 feds, a Zorki 3M and Leica M4-2 with 3 lens kit. Your done for now :-)

Steve
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-19-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By skopar steve
Thanks for the responses. Looks in decent shape,...

Thanks for the responses. Looks in decent shape, so I can't really tell if it's been modified or if it's the one Dwig describes. Must be a collector item as it is priced at $1100. I paid less than...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-19-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By skopar steve
Anyone know about this lens?

On a local craigslist there is a listing for a Kodak Ektar 47mm f2.0 in LTM. Looks a bit pricey for a screw mount lens. Is this a collectors lens, or a fantastic lens from back in its day? I've...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-05-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,172
Posted By skopar steve
I thought I would not like using a shoe mounted...

I thought I would not like using a shoe mounted finder either. With a little practice you can get comfortable with it. Framing is not precise, but a little cropping takes care of it.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-05-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,172
Posted By skopar steve
Nice score! I have a couple of Fed 2's but my...

Nice score! I have a couple of Fed 2's but my Zorki 3M gets the most use. After using your Zorki 4 you may find the viewfinder of the Fed a bit disappointing. A jupiter 12 with a finder would be a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-04-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,172
Posted By skopar steve
Mine is a bit stiff as well. I think it's...

Mine is a bit stiff as well. I think it's designed that way so you don't accidentally move it when winding the film. I think you'll be impressed with the Jupiter 8. Looking forward to seeing pics of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-02-2018
Replies: 497
Views: 44,915
Posted By skopar steve
M4-2 35mm Summicron Orwo...

M4-2 35mm Summicron Orwo 74

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1974/45008690702_8d2b6e719d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bzgiEE)2018-09-30-0005 -1 (https://flic.kr/p/2bzgiEE) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,675
Posted By skopar steve
Mine is s/n 1505xxx. Bought it off craigslist...

Mine is s/n 1505xxx. Bought it off craigslist with a 35mm summicron and a 90mm tele elmarit at a good price. Cosmetics are not as nice as yours. Sent it right off to Mr. Yee for a CLA. Added a 50mm...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,915
Posted By skopar steve
There is one on the town green in Lyme NH. It's...

There is one on the town green in Lyme NH. It's been there for as long as I can remember. We also have a small library at work where folks donate books and one may borrow or keep the books. Kind of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-17-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 2,172
Posted By skopar steve
I have bought 2 cameras from Oleg and would not...

I have bought 2 cameras from Oleg and would not hesitate to buy from him again. You will find the Zorki 4 a better choice when you get the Jupiter 12. Some Fed 2's have interference with the focusing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,321
Posted By skopar steve
It's not often I develop right after shooting. As...

It's not often I develop right after shooting. As a rule I develop on a crappy weather day and print in the winter when the days are short. I only scan the images I wish to share on the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2018
Replies: 532
Views: 47,205
Posted By skopar steve
Thanks Pan. Steve

Thanks Pan.

Steve
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-10-2018
Replies: 532
Views: 47,205
Posted By skopar steve
M4 2 50mm Summicron tmy pyrocat...

M4 2 50mm Summicron tmy pyrocat hd

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1872/44537189082_2f149ca2de_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aRAJEo)
2018-09-09-0005 -1 (https://flic.kr/p/2aRAJEo) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-10-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1,171
Posted By skopar steve
I've only used it for removing dust on old or...

I've only used it for removing dust on old or poorly stored negatives and slides. It has salvaged quite a few otherwise useless negatives and slides for me. Problem with particulate in wash water is...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-08-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,305
Posted By skopar steve
I've had no success selling in the classifieds...

I've had no success selling in the classifieds here. Not even nibbles. Items were priced reasonably ( half way between what keh will buy it for and what they will sell it for). Most likely the...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2018
Replies: 532
Views: 47,205
Posted By skopar steve
M4 2 50mm Summicron TMY in Silberra Pyro...

M4 2 50mm Summicron TMY in Silberra Pyro HD.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1891/29521070577_9de548c8d5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/LYFcMt)2018-09-02-0001 -1 (https://flic.kr/p/LYFcMt) by Steve Belden...
Forum: RFF News 09-02-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 7,873
Posted By skopar steve
Thanks for posting the link Skiff.

Thanks for posting the link Skiff.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-23-2018
Replies: 290
Views: 72,141
Posted By skopar steve
Zorki 3M Jupiter 12 on Silberra Pan...

Zorki 3M Jupiter 12 on Silberra Pan 200.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1857/42310441290_dfd602cfdf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27sQ585)2018-08-18-0001 -2 (https://flic.kr/p/27sQ585) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-16-2018
Replies: 527
Views: 83,458
Posted By skopar steve
Well done William!

Well done William!
Forum: Travel 08-11-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,796
Posted By skopar steve
I went to San Francisco five or so years ago on...

I went to San Francisco five or so years ago on business. Only had one day to explore the city with my camera. Great walking town. Never felt threatened. Never stepped in feces or got poked by a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-08-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By skopar steve
The first image is terrific!

The first image is terrific!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-29-2018
Replies: 497
Views: 44,915
Posted By skopar steve
M4-2 35mm...

M4-2 35mm summicron.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/928/42822209455_ea00cdae31_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28f41Y8)M4-2 Bergger.jpg3 (https://flic.kr/p/28f41Y8) by Steve Belden...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-29-2018
Replies: 290
Views: 72,141
Posted By skopar steve
Excellent shot Brambling!

Excellent shot Brambling!
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-26-2018
Replies: 119
Views: 4,958
Posted By skopar steve
Thanks for sharing Chris. Great story. Steve

Thanks for sharing Chris. Great story.

Steve
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-12-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3,304
Posted By skopar steve
Apparently not the first foray into "Fine"...

Apparently not the first foray into "Fine" watches for Leica. The new one is a steal compared to this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-08-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,389
Posted By skopar steve
Aint that the truth! This is a very entertaining...

Aint that the truth!

This is a very entertaining thread.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-03-2018
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,115
Posted By skopar steve
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/920/43143052311_30c...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/920/43143052311_30c26038af_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28Jpqnv)DSC_5175 (https://flic.kr/p/28Jpqnv) by Steve Belden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-16-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By skopar steve
Started my digital journey with the Nikon...

Started my digital journey with the Nikon D70.
Then upgraded to the D300 when it came out. Big improvement.
Next upgrade was the D7100 (discounted because the D7200 had come out)
Also purchased a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2018
Replies: 1,186
Views: 335,622
Posted By skopar steve
While walking around Boston yesterday. M4-2 35mm...

While walking around Boston yesterday. M4-2 35mm Summicron.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1747/28852864478_4bdfee495d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KXCtoE)2018-06-10-0002 (https://flic.kr/p/KXCtoE) by...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-07-2018
Replies: 497
Views: 44,915
Posted By skopar steve
dourbalister, I Love it!

dourbalister,

I Love it!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2018
Replies: 1,186
Views: 335,622
Posted By skopar steve
M4-2 35mm Summicron, Silberra...

M4-2 35mm Summicron, Silberra Pan200.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/877/42338594942_ba3a2f55ff_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27vjndS)2018-05-27-0001 (https://flic.kr/p/27vjndS) by Steve Belden...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-29-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 61,117
Posted By skopar steve
Fed 2. Jupiter 8, Ferrania...

Fed 2. Jupiter 8, Ferrania P-30

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4765/39449122595_3d4847581a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236Z4L8)2018-02-18-0035 (https://flic.kr/p/236Z4L8) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2018
Replies: 1,654
Views: 280,812
Posted By skopar steve
Morgan touring Key...

Morgan touring Key West.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1758/28538446958_6209546923_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KtR11W)20111112_137 (https://flic.kr/p/KtR11W) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-28-2018
Replies: 601
Views: 51,425
Posted By skopar steve
Artist during open studio weekend in Vermont....

Artist during open studio weekend in Vermont. M4-2, 35mm Summicron, Silberra Pan200.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/877/42338594942_ba3a2f55ff_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/27vjndS)2018-05-27-0001...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-27-2018
Replies: 407
Views: 18,240
Posted By skopar steve
Kodachrome 64 shot with OM4T 180mm 2.5 Tamron...

Kodachrome 64 shot with OM4T 180mm 2.5 Tamron SP

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/905/41070372154_c231052c8e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25zfoLJ)Egret 1 (https://flic.kr/p/25zfoLJ) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-26-2018
Replies: 93
Views: 6,598
Posted By skopar steve
RTS I 50mm 1.4 Planar. Bergger Pancro [email protected]

RTS I 50mm 1.4 Planar. Bergger Pancro [email protected] Developed in D76 1:1 12 min.



https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4687/38517526345_682cc17f25_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21FEoDP)2017-12-30-0030...
Forum: Travel 05-20-2018
Replies: 142
Views: 4,528
Posted By skopar steve
Corran, Now that's what I call being...

Corran,

Now that's what I call being prepared.

Steve
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By skopar steve
Very nice find James!

Very nice find James!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-17-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,946
Posted By skopar steve
I heard the LCD screen was going to be an Etch A...

I heard the LCD screen was going to be an Etch A Scketch.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-17-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 11,989
Posted By skopar steve
Oleg is a great guy to deal with. I had been...

Oleg is a great guy to deal with. I had been looking for a Zorki 3M. I asked Oleg the next time he came across one to let me know. He had one not listed on his site that needed curtains and a CLA....
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By skopar steve
Just bought this Zorki 3M from Oleg at OKvintage...

Just bought this Zorki 3M from Oleg at OKvintage cameras. And some Silberra Pan 200 film.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/829/41346993184_dcd9676ef4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25ZG9yQ)DSCF8896...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-12-2018
Replies: 1,347
Views: 265,311
Posted By skopar steve
Oleg also sold me a nice Fed 2 in green. Love...

Oleg also sold me a nice Fed 2 in green. Love dealing with him!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/904/40259798660_78c8ba06e4_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24kBZvE)DSC_4927 (https://flic.kr/p/24kBZvE) by...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-12-2018
Replies: 1,347
Views: 265,311
Posted By skopar steve
I just received a Zorki 3M from Oleg at OK...

I just received a Zorki 3M from Oleg at OK vintage cameras. CLA, new curtains ready to shoot. Very nice viewfinder on this camera.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/829/41346993184_dcd9676ef4_b.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 33,632
Posted By skopar steve
An oldie shot on T Max 3200. Glad they brought it...

An oldie shot on T Max 3200. Glad they brought it back.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/793/39073295730_4a20ede1b6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22wLRwA)MRSH12 (https://flic.kr/p/22wLRwA) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-12-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 33,632
Posted By skopar steve
Tunbridge...

Tunbridge Vt.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/831/41070009834_cd0f9419b9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25zdx4Q)112bW (https://flic.kr/p/25zdx4Q) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-06-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 8,923
Posted By skopar steve
Skeleton...

Skeleton chair.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/957/41891059902_32db5d3a8e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/26PLCDu)scan0002 (https://flic.kr/p/26PLCDu) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,575
Posted By skopar steve
Maine Coast Photo in Belfast Me. stocks a limited...

Maine Coast Photo in Belfast Me. stocks a limited selection of 35mm film if your driving up the coast. As others said, best to bring what you think you'll need and then some.

Thinking about a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,831
Posted By skopar steve
Hey Huss, Whats the grip on your M4-2? Since...

Hey Huss,

Whats the grip on your M4-2?

Since I shoot FSU rangefinders, my M4-2 is a big step forward. Plenty of love for it here.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-04-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,963
Posted By skopar steve
Looking good. Now I have to check the negatives...

Looking good. Now I have to check the negatives shot on my Fed 2.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-21-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,517
Posted By skopar steve
Staying out of the sale is good advice, but it...

Staying out of the sale is good advice, but it would be a tragedy if the gear goes for less than your willing to pay. It's hard to give advice on what you should get without knowing how much you have...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2018
Replies: 115
Views: 8,923
Posted By skopar steve
Dead chair, and a recently deceased chair. Both...

Dead chair, and a recently deceased chair. Both taken with Fed 2 Jupiter 8 Bergger pancro 400.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/814/26615298567_93ae1f0600_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GxUn14)fed 2 tif 5...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-13-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By skopar steve
If I expand my Fuji kit it will be on my short...

If I expand my Fuji kit it will be on my short list.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-12-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By skopar steve
Close up of a nasty...

Close up of a nasty fellow.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4684/39082629872_51d853c46f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22xAGf5)n27 (https://flic.kr/p/22xAGf5) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-10-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,441
Posted By skopar steve
So there is your answer. I overpaid at a camera...

So there is your answer. I overpaid at a camera store. I support local camera stores when I can. Saw they had Acros, bought a roll to give it a try, did not like the price and moved on.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-09-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,441
Posted By skopar steve
Not where I bought it . Acros was $1.25 more per...

Not where I bought it . Acros was $1.25 more per roll than Tmax 100 or Delta 100.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2018
Replies: 224
Views: 14,441
Posted By skopar steve
Only shot one roll of Acros just to see what it...

Only shot one roll of Acros just to see what it looked like. That was almost a year ago and its still waiting to be developed. I was turned off by the price and lost interest in the experiment. Happy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 711
Posted By skopar steve
My wife and I built a house and live on the place...

My wife and I built a house and live on the place we first met. How romantic is that?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By skopar steve
Yearling hanging around my back...

Yearling hanging around my back yard.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4725/39084652062_935a7357f3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22xM4nq)20120722_50 (https://flic.kr/p/22xM4nq) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-06-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By skopar steve
Family...

Family portrait.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4738/39115940911_79102a156d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22Axqsk)20111112_127 (https://flic.kr/p/22Axqsk) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By skopar steve
Silberra Film

A few weeks ago I placed an order for some film from the Silberra store. They took the order (charged my card) gave me an order number, and said they will send an email with a tracking number. So far...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-01-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,770
Posted By skopar steve
My best wishes to Frances for a complete...

My best wishes to Frances for a complete recovery. Sounds like she has the attitude to fight this disease off.

Steve
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-31-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By skopar steve
Shoot a roll of film with it having the light...

Shoot a roll of film with it having the light source in different positions and see what you get.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-25-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By skopar steve
If I had not just picked up a M4-2 I'd be all...

If I had not just picked up a M4-2 I'd be all over it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By skopar steve
Recently picked up an M4-2 with 35mm summicron...

Recently picked up an M4-2 with 35mm summicron (3) and 90mm Tele elmarit off local craigslist. Been wanting Leica kit for a long time and finally found one at a good price. There was a nice M6 ttl...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 3,983
Posted By skopar steve
I'm with oftherd. For slr I use the OM 4TI. It's...

I'm with oftherd. For slr I use the OM 4TI. It's light, small, fast to work shutter and aperture, and it frames better than a range finder. The only similarity is size.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-19-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 16,185
Posted By skopar steve
When in Key West I handed my M6 50mm cron loaded...

When in Key West I handed my M6 50mm cron loaded with Kodachrome 25 to a busker with a couple of macaws. If he ran off with my Leica, I at least had the birds to start a new career. The shot cost me...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2018
Replies: 7,440
Views: 3,790,023
Posted By skopar steve
My recently purchased M4-2 Kit. Having been 18+...

My recently purchased M4-2 Kit. Having been 18+ years without a Leica, it's good to be back.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4785/40709388592_a888c6d242_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/252mfWd)DSCF8884...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By skopar steve
M4-2 35mm Summicron and 90mm Tele Elmarit. (the...

M4-2 35mm Summicron and 90mm Tele Elmarit. (the skinny one)

Whoo Hoo I'm back in the Leica club.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4785/40709388592_a888c6d242_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/252mfWd)DSCF8884...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-09-2018
Replies: 155
Views: 9,336
Posted By skopar steve
OMtTi 50mm 1.4 zuiko,...

OMtTi 50mm 1.4 zuiko, HP5.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4527/24764200578_fc50393c03_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DJk14u)2017-11-24-0019 (https://flic.kr/p/DJk14u) by Steve Belden...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-08-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 3,218
Posted By skopar steve
This is over at the Photrio classified...

This is over at the Photrio classified site.

https://www.photrio.com/forum/threads/fs-rolleiflex-2-8e1-xenotar-kit.155996/
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-28-2018
Replies: 155
Views: 9,336
Posted By skopar steve
Tunbridge...

Tunbridge Vermont.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4682/39084606822_bd8d33cde1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22xLPVq)20110916_28 (https://flic.kr/p/22xLPVq) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,492
Posted By skopar steve
Recently my RTS has been acting up and I've...

Recently my RTS has been acting up and I've thought of replacing it with a RTSII. The prices from the Japanese dealers do seem very high. Seriously, its a $100.- $150. camera. Maybe I should try the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By skopar steve
Very nice Jocos!

Very nice Jocos!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-18-2018
Replies: 601
Views: 51,425
Posted By skopar steve
Trying out my new Fed and Ferrania P30...

Trying out my new Fed and Ferrania P30 film.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4765/39449122595_3d4847581a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/236Z4L8)2018-02-18-0035 (https://flic.kr/p/236Z4L8) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-18-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By skopar steve
A Fed 2 with Jupiter 8 and 5 rolls of...

A Fed 2 with Jupiter 8 and 5 rolls of P30.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4761/40029394582_1af9deaabb_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23Zg7py)DSC_4565 (https://flic.kr/p/23Zg7py) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-18-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By skopar steve
Of course not. But then I don't spend any time...

Of course not. But then I don't spend any time with it. I just move on to one that is interesting to me. Same as here. If I'm not interested by the image I move on. I don't fell compelled to comment...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-18-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By skopar steve
The reason for "no critique" is to assume the...

The reason for "no critique" is to assume the photographer intended the photo to look exactly as it does. Presumably he or she has tried more or less contrast, sharpness, warming or cooling tones...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-15-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,436
Posted By skopar steve
I like how that thread evolved too. What I would...

I like how that thread evolved too. What I would have preferred to do was post a photograph by another photographer that I found compelling and start a discussion on what it means to me. I think...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-14-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,436
Posted By skopar steve
Thanks to everyone for talking the time to view...

Thanks to everyone for talking the time to view and comment on the photo. This was an experiment to see how discussion threads might work. The rules used were derived from the posting about starting...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,436
Posted By skopar steve
Discuss this Photo

Due to the interest in discussion of photography rather than gear, lets launch a discussion thread.

the rules are:
No critiques.
No gear talk.
Keep it civil.

Lets see how it evolves. Feel free to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,511
Posted By skopar steve
Create a thread titled Discuss This Photo. Lay...

Create a thread titled Discuss This Photo. Lay out a few ground rules. No gear talk, no critique, etc... and see where it goes.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 3,788
Posted By skopar steve
Oops! time for development in D76 was 17 min. Its...

Oops! time for development in D76 was 17 min. Its 13min for Spur at 200 iso.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-07-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 3,788
Posted By skopar steve
The two developers I use for Pancro 400 are D76...

The two developers I use for Pancro 400 are D76 and Spur acurol N. To get the 400 speed I use D76 1:1 20c for 13 min with a 1 min pre-soak.

Shot at 400 with a RTS 50mm 1.4 Planar...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2018
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By skopar steve
Fed-2 with a Jupiter 8. And some P30 B&W film...

Fed-2 with a Jupiter 8. And some P30 B&W film .

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4761/40029394582_230247c223_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23Zg7py)DSC_4565 (https://flic.kr/p/23Zg7py) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2018
Replies: 245
Views: 14,922
Posted By skopar steve
I was #170 and received my film Friday. Looking...

I was #170 and received my film Friday. Looking forward to shooting and developing this weekend.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-16-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 3,281
Posted By skopar steve
If you want to stay with a Canadian Leica, here...

If you want to stay with a Canadian Leica, here is a nice one.

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/pho/d/leica-m4-voigtlander-50mm-f15/6456003747.html
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-07-2018
Replies: 159
Views: 17,283
Posted By skopar steve
Bellows Falls...

Bellows Falls Vermont

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4727/38837652354_d9d42806cd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22aX7XL)A006538-R2-02-2 (https://flic.kr/p/22aX7XL) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-31-2017
Replies: 290
Views: 28,689
Posted By skopar steve
Contax RTS 50mm 1.4 Planar Bergger Pancro...

Contax RTS 50mm 1.4 Planar Bergger Pancro 400.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4687/38517526345_682cc17f25_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21FEoDP)2017-12-30-0030 (https://flic.kr/p/21FEoDP) by Steve Belden...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-26-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 3,807
Posted By skopar steve
Done. Good luck with your project.

Done.

Good luck with your project.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-21-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By skopar steve
As I recall the temperature for mixing is pretty...

As I recall the temperature for mixing is pretty high. Better to use a thermometer than the "feel" method. Also it requires a lot of stirring to get the powder fully dissolved. Shaking will add...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-19-2017
Replies: 1,137
Views: 228,611
Posted By skopar steve
Young...

Young Chartreux.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4728/25248557798_5e0900bd66_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Et8sA3)Bluefollower20110703_3 (https://flic.kr/p/Et8sA3) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2017
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,724
Posted By skopar steve
Sorry, image above was shot with 50mm 1.4 Planar....

Sorry, image above was shot with 50mm 1.4 Planar. This image shot with 28mm 2.8 Distagon.
Both shot on Bergger Pancro 400 @ 400

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4634/38217605035_847d2c5a71_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-17-2017
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,400
Posted By skopar steve
OM 4TI 50mm 1.4 Zuiko,...

OM 4TI 50mm 1.4 Zuiko, HP5

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4527/24764200578_fc50393c03_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DJk14u)2017-11-24-0019 (https://flic.kr/p/DJk14u) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-17-2017
Replies: 1,927
Views: 256,724
Posted By skopar steve
Contax RTS 28mm 2.8...

Contax RTS 28mm 2.8 Distagon

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4733/38389470754_a1c202be38_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21um5bN)2017-12-16-0006 (https://flic.kr/p/21um5bN) by Steve Belden...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-09-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,608
Posted By skopar steve
Pretty much everything listed above.

Pretty much everything listed above.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 4,430
Posted By skopar steve
A recent film I watched titled I Olga Hepnarova...

A recent film I watched titled I Olga Hepnarova captured 1970's Prague brilliantly. Nice to see a 2016 film shot in B&W.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2017
Replies: 219
Views: 51,026
Posted By skopar steve
I've read all the posts on this thread, and kept...

I've read all the posts on this thread, and kept an open mind. Having had three Nikon DSLR's starting with the D70 and ending with the D7100 I've grown to like the thumb wheels for aperture and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-21-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,087
Posted By skopar steve
I use Spur Acurol-N. It has very good keeping...

I use Spur Acurol-N. It has very good keeping properties, and gives sharp edges without accentuating the grain as much as Rodinol.

Down side is it's not easy to get it in the states. I get it from...
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 09-10-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,726
Posted By skopar steve
I"m interested as well. Going to Santa Fe in late...

I"m interested as well. Going to Santa Fe in late September and would like to take it along. I'm on the B&H notification list, but have heard nothing yet.

Steve
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-10-2017
Replies: 527
Views: 83,458
Posted By skopar steve
airfrogusmc, Wonderful image!

airfrogusmc,

Wonderful image!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2017
Replies: 304
Views: 33,632
Posted By skopar steve
Last time I'll try...

Last time I'll try this.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4426/36345727506_3c3cf72820_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XnKmwf)2017-04-07-0014 (https://flic.kr/p/XnKmwf) by Steve Belden...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2017
Replies: 304
Views: 33,632
Posted By skopar steve
Ok, lets try...

Ok, lets try again.

https://imageshack.com/i/poNc3Wedj
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-05-2017
Replies: 304
Views: 33,632
Posted By skopar steve
Trying out my new hosting sight. OM 4TI 50mm 1.4...

Trying out my new hosting sight. OM 4TI 50mm 1.4 Zuiko

http://imageshack.com/a/img924/2151/Nc3Wed.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By skopar steve
Bought a Hasselblad 503CW with a12 back and 80mm...

Bought a Hasselblad 503CW with a12 back and 80mm 2.8 CFE Plannar. It's in like new condition and was priced so low I made the drive to Northern Maine to get it. (6 hour trip each way) Upside is I got...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-23-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,549
Posted By skopar steve
My drug of choice for photography is caffeine....

My drug of choice for photography is caffeine. And lots of it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 2,547
Posted By skopar steve
The US is a big place. Crime is not rampant...

The US is a big place. Crime is not rampant everywhere. Some places (like where I live) folks still don't lock their doors. If you photograph in a sketchy area just have situational awareness, and be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,072
Posted By skopar steve
It was painfully slow, and full of irritating pop...

It was painfully slow, and full of irritating pop ups. Just thought that was the price for storing and linking my photos. Paying $400. a year to use their very slow sight, even without ads is too...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,072
Posted By skopar steve
I'm out of there.

I'm out of there.
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-30-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,078
Posted By skopar steve
It is not easy for me to replace what I sold 15...

It is not easy for me to replace what I sold 15 years ago at today's prices. If all I shot was film then I might. But film is about 20% of my photography. Not worth the $4000.-$5000. replacement...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-29-2017
Replies: 95
Views: 7,078
Posted By skopar steve
As someone that still kicks themselves on a...

As someone that still kicks themselves on a frequent basis, DON"T SELL YOUR M6 AND LEICA GLASS! You will regret it.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-29-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,920
Posted By skopar steve
Short answer for me would be to put the same...

Short answer for me would be to put the same physical and mental energy into my photography as I do in my trade. My employer nor i accept mediocre results at work, so why do I accept them in my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-17-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By skopar steve
Picked up a darkroom kit today. Saunders 67 LPL...

Picked up a darkroom kit today.
Saunders 67 LPL enlarger with 50mm and 80mm Companon S lenses and neg carriers.

plus all the goodies, safe lights, easels, 11X14 print washer, trays , reels,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,534
Posted By skopar steve
I like a motor drive as an accessory, not built...

I like a motor drive as an accessory, not built in. Use it mostly for a quick follow up shot. Down side is the noise. So in situations where noise is a concern I simply remove the drive.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-04-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,159
Posted By skopar steve
If you have a space that you can work in that is...

If you have a space that you can work in that is light tight and ventilated it makes sense. If your like me you never know when you will have a window of time for printing. Also you can make it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-03-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By skopar steve
I do now that you made me aware of it. Good stuff...

I do now that you made me aware of it. Good stuff in there.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-19-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By skopar steve
I just spent the last hour going through my...

I just spent the last hour going through my closet. Only found a pack of tube socks I forgot I had:-(

Great find! Let the Nikkor glass GAS begin.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-18-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By skopar steve
Hey rybolt, I have an XE-1 but have never...

Hey rybolt,

I have an XE-1 but have never mounted "vintage" glass to it. An alternative if the body craps out. Not that my heart is set on a Contax rangefinder system. Just looking for a...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-14-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By skopar steve
Hey Garrett, There is a photo of an appraisal of...

Hey Garrett,

There is a photo of an appraisal of the kit from a photo shop done in 2008 in the ad. It appears they put in in the shop on consignment. At close examination there was a note stating...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-14-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By skopar steve
No apologies necessary David. I'm looking for as...

No apologies necessary David. I'm looking for as many opinions as I can get. Trying to avoid making a bad decision on a rangefinder purchase. It would really be a downer if I picked up a kit that...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By skopar steve
Thanks gentlemen. Yes it is a kit I wish to keep...

Thanks gentlemen. Yes it is a kit I wish to keep and use. The kit was purchased by the widows husband when he was stationed in Stuttgart in 1957. Guess I'll travel down to the coast to take a look at...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-13-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,291
Posted By skopar steve
Years ago I had a FM2n with 35mm 1.4 that I AI'd....

Years ago I had a FM2n with 35mm 1.4 that I AI'd. It was a large lens, but no complaints about performance. Even wide open. Had other lenses for the camera, but no 28mm.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-13-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By skopar steve
Need some help with a kit value.

Hello RFF friends,

There is a Contax IIa Kit listed on craigslist that I'm interested in. It consists of the IIa body(can't tell color or black dial from photo), 50 1.5 , 35 2.8 and 135 4. lenses...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-28-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 3,125
Posted By skopar steve
I'm in. These challenges get me out shooting...

I'm in. These challenges get me out shooting more. And of course having fun in the process.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-24-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 3,250
Posted By skopar steve
Because rangefinder cameras are good tools for...

Because rangefinder cameras are good tools for street photography?
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 04-18-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,364
Posted By skopar steve
XE-1, 18-55 kit lens 18mm 2.0, 35mm 2.0 & 50mm...

XE-1, 18-55 kit lens

18mm 2.0, 35mm 2.0 & 50mm 2.0 primes
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By skopar steve
Thanks for the link. I've shot with an M6 in -40F...

Thanks for the link. I've shot with an M6 in -40F temps in Northern Canada. Within a minute the battery died, and the film had to be advanced slowly. Don't know how well a digital camera would hold...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-25-2017
Replies: 88
Views: 3,056
Posted By skopar steve
This topic comes up from time to time on...

This topic comes up from time to time on photography forums. It always falls into the two camps. Either "I take photo's of whatever I find interesting in public places" or "I'll take photo's of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2017
Replies: 1,510
Views: 195,115
Posted By skopar steve
Excellent Lynnb!

Excellent Lynnb!
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-12-2017
Replies: 8,894
Views: 867,833
Posted By skopar steve
Fuji 50mm 2.0 WR lens. As well as the other WR...

Fuji 50mm 2.0 WR lens. As well as the other WR primes, it breathes new life into my XE-1.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 02-25-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,235
Posted By skopar steve
I would have gone with the 60mm 2.4 but the AF is...

I would have gone with the 60mm 2.4 but the AF is painfully slow on my XE-1. I'm on the list for the 50mm 2.0 at Hunt's.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2017
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,400
Posted By skopar steve
Wonderful image Shab!

Wonderful image Shab!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-27-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By skopar steve
5. From my experience the biggest problem in the...

5. From my experience the biggest problem in the last years has been that lots digital photographers thought there is no more film production at all. That they simply cannot shoot film anymore, even...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-26-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By skopar steve
Oh yes! Hopefully I'll get first dibs on the...

Oh yes! Hopefully I'll get first dibs on the insurance check.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2017
Replies: 168
Views: 9,738
Posted By skopar steve
The camera store I frequent currently has a...

The camera store I frequent currently has a larger variety of film than a year ago. I now have to call ahead to be sure they have Ektar 100 in stock as it can sell out quickly. That's my anecdotal...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-22-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By skopar steve
I have the good fortune of living an hour from...

I have the good fortune of living an hour from the Maine coast. The state has some beautiful locations in the interior as well. You succeeded in capturing the mood very well.

I bought a couple of...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-22-2017
Replies: 308
Views: 36,878
Posted By skopar steve
Thanks lynnb.

Thanks lynnb.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-01-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 3,788
Posted By skopar steve
This is the lens I would go with. I use it on my...

This is the lens I would go with. I use it on my OM4T and RTS.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2016
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,400
Posted By skopar steve
OM gear is the only equipment that gives me GAS....

OM gear is the only equipment that gives me GAS. I really don't need another OM body, but there is an OM3 with 50mm 1.4 on my local craigslist for $350. I'm really having a hard time not adding it to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-17-2016
Replies: 185
Views: 23,779
Posted By skopar steve
Most of us have sold off equipment to finance the...

Most of us have sold off equipment to finance the piece of equipment we have always wanted (at that point in time). The initial outcome is our taking pleasure in photography and spending more time...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-06-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 9,169
Posted By skopar steve
http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab354/chansonbl...

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab354/chansonbleu/205.jpg (http://s879.photobucket.com/user/chansonbleu/media/205.jpg.html)

Portsmouth New Hampshire.
Forum: RFF News 12-04-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,740
Posted By skopar steve
Thanks for adding the back story of the winning...

Thanks for adding the back story of the winning photographer. An example of passion for the medium trumping gear.
Forum: RFF News 12-03-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 6,740
Posted By skopar steve
Congratulations Ellen! A very good field of...

Congratulations Ellen! A very good field of images in this contest.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-03-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,429
Posted By skopar steve
A couple of my "Black...

A couple of my "Black Beauty's".

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab354/chansonbleu/005.jpg (http://s879.photobucket.com/user/chansonbleu/media/005.jpg.html)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,340
Posted By skopar steve
I'm the same age and will be retiring in a few...

I'm the same age and will be retiring in a few years. My gene pool says I've got five or six years, but my doctor gives me 20 +. So if I had your collection I'd keep it at least another decade.

Did...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,453
Posted By skopar steve
Mostly the W/NW threads. Also the film specific...

Mostly the W/NW threads. Also the film specific threads.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2016
Replies: 3,743
Views: 711,400
Posted By skopar steve
That should make for a neat wedding album. I'd...

That should make for a neat wedding album. I'd take along some fast B&W as well. Hope you post some samples.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 12,971
Posted By skopar steve
Part of internet discussions. I'm sure if we were...

Part of internet discussions. I'm sure if we were all sitting around in a pub somewhere we would be laughing, shouting, cursing and having a grand time. Hell, even though I disagree with FujiLove and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-24-2016
Replies: 167
Views: 14,750
Posted By skopar steve
Come on Tim, don't sugar coat it. Tell us how you...

Come on Tim, don't sugar coat it. Tell us how you really feel. What Tim said about the big retailers doing in the local stores is certainly true in my neck of the woods. Just was not enough volume to...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 12,971
Posted By skopar steve
Your last sentence says it all Rodger. Reminds me...

Your last sentence says it all Rodger. Reminds me of the old Norse saying " a knifeless man is a lifeless man".
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-24-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 12,971
Posted By skopar steve
That's a very nice Swiss Army Knife! I've never...

That's a very nice Swiss Army Knife! I've never seen one like it before. Great find.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 12,971
Posted By skopar steve
FujiLove, I referenced my state as having very...

FujiLove,

I referenced my state as having very little crime.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-23-2016
Replies: 231
Views: 12,971
Posted By skopar steve
I'm quite proud of my RFF friends here. I thought...

I'm quite proud of my RFF friends here. I thought this thread would go off the rails much sooner than it has.

The Swiss Army knife is my tool of choice for daily carry. Fits on my key ring and is...
Forum: Photo Software 11-17-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,163
Posted By skopar steve
I've been using it for the past two or three...

I've been using it for the past two or three years. Use it so I can upload images here and another forum. Since its free, I put up with pop ups and annoying ads. It is painfully slow loading images...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-16-2016
Replies: 105
Views: 7,113
Posted By skopar steve
I agree with David. I've got two OM's, an RTS,...

I agree with David. I've got two OM's, an RTS, XA, and a Vitessa T still going strong. It has to do with how they were cared for.

Oh, and to stay on topic the mechanical OM's are the closest to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,531
Posted By skopar steve
Sold a Nikon D300 and Kit lens. Funded a Fuji...

Sold a Nikon D300 and Kit lens. Funded a Fuji 35mm 2.0 . Listed my RTS and 50mm 1.4 but didn't get any bites, so I picked up an adapter to use the lens on my XE-1.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-12-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 3,757
Posted By skopar steve
Pan F + is as slow as I go now. Liked Kodachrome...

Pan F + is as slow as I go now. Liked Kodachrome 25 when it was around.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2016
Replies: 5,545
Views: 490,514
Posted By skopar steve
XE-1 18-55 kit lens. Taken in Acadia National...

XE-1 18-55 kit lens. Taken in Acadia National Park

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab354/chansonbleu/355.jpg (http://s879.photobucket.com/user/chansonbleu/media/355.jpg.html)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-05-2016
Replies: 459
Views: 59,785
Posted By skopar steve
FM2N 135mm Nikkor TMAX...

FM2N 135mm Nikkor TMAX 3200

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab354/chansonbleu/MRSH12.jpg (http://s879.photobucket.com/user/chansonbleu/media/MRSH12.jpg.html)
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-30-2016
Replies: 94
Views: 25,689
Posted By skopar steve
Really like the images on this thread. It is the...

Really like the images on this thread. It is the only zoom lens I use anymore.

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab354/chansonbleu/093.jpg...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-30-2016
Replies: 492
Views: 92,833
Posted By skopar steve
XE-1 18-55 kit...

XE-1 18-55 kit lens.

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab354/chansonbleu/015.jpg (http://s879.photobucket.com/user/chansonbleu/media/015.jpg.html)
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-30-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 2,241
Posted By skopar steve
I like both film and digital. For the past few...

I like both film and digital. For the past few years its been 90% digital 10% film. Recently I've shot more film and started developing my film at home. If it were me I'd keep both and take a long...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-26-2016
Replies: 85
Views: 7,545
Posted By skopar steve
I did a google search and came up empty. Fess up....

I did a google search and came up empty. Fess up. You must have an inside source.
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