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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 3,833
Posted By farlymac
If you want an analogy in the car world, look no...

If you want an analogy in the car world, look no further than Ford. No more cars, only trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. And way over priced at that.


Of course, I guess you could say that Leica built...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 3,833
Posted By farlymac
When Leica fist came out with their little marvel...

When Leica fist came out with their little marvel of a camera, I'm sure there were plenty of folks who said it would never fly. But they persisted in improving it with each new model, and they...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 632
Posted By farlymac
I've been going meterless for quite some time...

I've been going meterless for quite some time now. I've learned that the two most important factors are properly reading the light, and having a camera with an accurate shutter.

I mostly don't...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 1 Day Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 3,833
Posted By farlymac
I'm not afraid of new technology, just the cost...

I'm not afraid of new technology, just the cost of it. But I did finally get a meter for my M4-P.


PF
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Day Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 12,611
Posted By farlymac
Looks promising. PF

Looks promising.


PF
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 1 Day Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,221
Posted By farlymac
There are so many failure points in cameras now...

There are so many failure points in cameras now that it sometimes takes a while to figure out the problem. Luckily, yours was just an incorrect card mounting issue.

Just a little while ago I put...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Days Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 3,833
Posted By farlymac
I first got a Contax IIa because I didn't want to...

I first got a Contax IIa because I didn't want to get into the whole Leica M "thing", while having a bayonet mount system. But I didn't care for the viewfinder, and switched to a Nikon S2. The body...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 2 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,221
Posted By farlymac
Well, I once bought a second used Nikon D80 as a...

Well, I once bought a second used Nikon D80 as a back-up for my first one, and it died after five exposures. The first one still works, but I replaced it with a pair of D300s', reputed to be "bullet...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By farlymac
It's probably just an assembly part number. PF

It's probably just an assembly part number.


PF
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Days Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 3,833
Posted By farlymac
Then I bought mine at just the right time, before...

Then I bought mine at just the right time, before the prices started going back up.


I got my first Nikon back in '73, and remember looking at the Leica's. Seeing as it took a sacrifice of almost a...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 5 Days Ago
Replies: 154
Views: 3,833
Posted By farlymac
If you own a Leica M camera, you do have choices...

If you own a Leica M camera, you do have choices in other brand lenses, though they are limited. So you're not entirely beholden to Wetzlar when it comes to gear. And for someone like me who no...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,135
Posted By farlymac
It's not exactly ancient, but it was under...

It's not exactly ancient, but it was under powered the day I ordered it. I tried to fit a 17" screen into my budget, and came away with a Intel Core i3. I've only got 42% capacity left on the hard...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By farlymac
I've got the R2S for my Nikkors, and have been...

I've got the R2S for my Nikkors, and have been very happy with the feel and function of it, especially since it has a viewfinder selection for...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,135
Posted By farlymac
It's funny, but I've been ruminating about this...

It's funny, but I've been ruminating about this very subject for the past few days. I was considering whether I should get a digital Leica M(whatever), or upgrade to Nikon Z. Or both!


Right now...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By farlymac
This is the only thing I could find. Too bad it...

This is the only thing I could find. Too bad it ended a few days ago.
https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/72963627


Good luck with your search.


PF
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 287
Views: 12,611
Posted By farlymac
Very interesting endeavor there, Kevin. I wish...

Very interesting endeavor there, Kevin. I wish the manufacturer luck in the completion of his project. I can see this turning into a boutique market, with the manufacturer offering a la cart...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By farlymac
https://live.staticflickr.com/6036/6330092045_5ba2...

https://live.staticflickr.com/6036/6330092045_5ba2630a5c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aDnnQ2)
Moon & Stars & Stripes (https://flic.kr/p/aDnnQ2) by P F McFarland...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By farlymac
I have a Rowi in feet, but if necessary I believe...

I have a Rowi in feet, but if necessary I believe you can get one in meters. It's a nice, balanced looking unit, and is still accurate after all these...
Forum: Travel 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By farlymac
To and From: Keysville, VA

I've started a new series on Flickr of some of my travels around the local area.


First up is Keysville, VA, a small town in the Piedmont region with a short line rail operation in the center. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By farlymac
Since Goodwill brought out their latest auction...

Since Goodwill brought out their latest auction system, there has been a lot more interest by people who seem to have no idea what they are bidding on, or what it might be worth in the real world. ...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 1,422
Posted By farlymac
I kind of shoot my digital cameras like my film...

I kind of shoot my digital cameras like my film ones. Take the photo, and trust the camera has recorded it as I saw it through the viewfinder. I don't bother to chimp except to see if I missed an...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By farlymac
If you're spending time on the beach, maybe you...

If you're spending time on the beach, maybe you should get some cheap camera that you won't worry about, because the sand and salt will get in most anything that isn't water proof. It's too bad most...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 565
Posted By farlymac
Here's a couple no one has mentioned. The...

Here's a couple no one has mentioned. The 24-120mm 1:3.5-5.6D "Streetsweeper", and the AF Micro Nikkor 60mm 1:2.8D.


The 24-120 is not a push-pull type, and the 60 is almost short enough for a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By farlymac
I have the R3 and R7. The latter was a...

I have the R3 and R7. The latter was a replacement for the former as it turned out the metering system was messed up (it only worked in Auto). I also had a bad light leak at the film canister...
Forum: Nikon RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By farlymac
Well, I went back and read my source material,...

Well, I went back and read my source material, and you're correct. What they were referring to was the part that connects to the camera focus mechanism. I probably shouldn't be writing about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,143
Posted By farlymac
Tim, maybe it's time to bone up on your Photoshop...

Tim, maybe it's time to bone up on your Photoshop skills. :D


But really, I found I picked up some good knowledge whenever I was around other photographers. Sometimes just watching how they work a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By farlymac
Nice camera, Mike. I got one earlier this year,...

Nice camera, Mike. I got one earlier this year, and am happy with it. The lens though is another matter, a post-Soviet I-61 L/D. My J-8 runs rings around it. I do have a proper year model J-61...
Forum: Nikon RF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By farlymac
Oops. I keep doing that. I'll amend it to...

Oops. I keep doing that. I'll amend it to "focusing mechanism".


PF
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 744
Posted By farlymac
One of these in good nick might give it a run for...

One of these in good nick might give it a run for the money.


https://live.staticflickr.com/5491/11216418235_1be10d382c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/i6a5ni)
Canon MC With Flash (Open)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 07-20-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 537
Posted By farlymac
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48076039411_30...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48076039411_30d49f780c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gfjgze)
Over a Strawberry Moon (https://flic.kr/p/2gfjgze) by P F McFarland...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-20-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By farlymac
Yashica CC at the Big Otter Mill

I decided to visit the Big Otter Mill again since the first my time there was for testing out a camera that didn't go so well. Still had a little issue with this camera, as all the shots were a tad...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-19-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By farlymac
Wes, I didn't bother mentioning the "Tokyo"...

Wes, I didn't bother mentioning the "Tokyo" marked lenses, as none of those were done in black. Both my sources for information (Braczko, Rotoloni) state that the "Japan" lenses were introduced in...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-18-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By farlymac
The "Nippon Kogaku Japan" Nikkor-S.C 5cm f1.4 was...

The "Nippon Kogaku Japan" Nikkor-S.C 5cm f1.4 was introduced in 1953, and produced through 1962, and likely the black ones with chrome filter rings were introduced with the Model II S2 ("Black...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By farlymac
I can see them now! Too bad about the battery...

I can see them now! Too bad about the battery issue, but that's fairly common with any Yashica of that era that you find. It wouldn't be so bad if they weren't battery dependent.



The 72-E was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,112
Posted By farlymac
You'll be happy with either one. I voted for the...

You'll be happy with either one. I voted for the M4-P since that is what I have, but had looked at an M4 previous to that, and would have bought it if the owner had come down a bit in price. The...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-17-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By farlymac
Old US-29 Bridge Demolition in Altavista, VA

Nikon S2, Ilford FP4+


W-Nikkor.C 3.5cm 1:3.5
The former Southern Railway bridge that runs parallel to the old US-29 bridge (still in...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-15-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By farlymac
Roaming around the Piedmont. Nikon S2,...

Roaming around the Piedmont.


Nikon S2, W-Nikkor.C 35mm 1:3.5, Ilford FP4+


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48293049812_6b3f6848e3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gzuvcS)
1965 Peugeot 403...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 07-14-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By farlymac
What is stamped/engraved on the hood and adapter...

What is stamped/engraved on the hood and adapter ring?


PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-13-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,586
Posted By farlymac
Hard for me to keep up with you too.:D Some day...

Hard for me to keep up with you too.:D


Some day I'll have to get my P&S collection inventoried, and see if there is anything you'd like. Gratis, that is.


PF
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-12-2019
Replies: 52
Views: 1,469
Posted By farlymac
I've come to the realization, Akiva, that I can...

I've come to the realization, Akiva, that I can either have the things I need, or I can do film photography. It's just getting too expensive anymore to get the developing and scanning done, plus the...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By farlymac
Now, if I could only see the photos...... PF

Now, if I could only see the photos......

PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-12-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,586
Posted By farlymac
I have a bad memory, or I would have remembered...

I have a bad memory, or I would have remembered you are the owner of an F6, which seemed odd to me after your rant about cheap late model SLR's and P&S's.


All these cameras that I experimented with...
Forum: Sigma / Foveon Cameras 07-11-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 1,625
Posted By farlymac
One thing that struck me as I was watching that...

One thing that struck me as I was watching that video with all the accessories presented was the size of the flash unit. It's almost three times the size of the camera body!


If it does come in at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By farlymac
I got my grandmother's Kodak box camera. Even...

I got my grandmother's Kodak box camera. Even ran a roll of 620 (120 re-rolled) through it. But that was before I even owned a digital camera.


I was happy to see the girls reaction to receiving...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-11-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,754
Posted By farlymac
Hmmm, what should a new "high end" film camera...

Hmmm, what should a new "high end" film camera look like?



Well, for one it would have gold plating on the top and bottom covers. That would let everyone know you only use the highest value...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-11-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,586
Posted By farlymac
Can't believe you all are still going on about...

Can't believe you all are still going on about this. But I have to say that I've bought and used quite a lot of the cameras mentioned in the above posts, and some have their weak points, but all...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-10-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By farlymac
March 2019 Views with Yashica CC

Took the Yashica Electro 35 CC around with me back in March loaded with Kodak ColorPlus 200 for some random photography.


Insurance company office building in Lynchburg,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-08-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 4,958
Posted By farlymac
Mack really captures the raw power of that rocket...

Mack really captures the raw power of that rocket system flinging a crew into outer space.


Congratulations to you both!


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-06-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 947
Posted By farlymac
Technology is great when it works, or is being...

Technology is great when it works, or is being used for good. It's when people start to think they can't live without it, and have their faces buried in their phones 24/7 that things go wrong. Like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 947
Posted By farlymac
I'm reminded how technology has made its way into...

I'm reminded how technology has made its way into my life every time I get in my vehicle, and put it in reverse. That's when the little screen comes to life with a view of the area behind, and an...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-30-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By farlymac
I try to pop in about once a month. There is a...

I try to pop in about once a month. There is a shop there full of antiques that I like to visit, if I can get the owner to show up. He's usually off doing something else, and you have to call him...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By farlymac
Here's some other photos I've taken in Pulaski,...

Here's some other photos I've taken in Pulaski, Dave.
https://flic.kr/s/aHskN8KgPX
Tell your mom and aunt I said "Hi !"


PF
Forum: Nikon RF 06-29-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By farlymac
Nikon S2 in Pulaski, VA

June 7, 2018


I found myself in Pulaski, VA one day with some frames left of a roll of Ilford Delta 100 in a Nikon S2 with W-Nikkor.C 1:3.5 3.5cm. It was in the morning, so the light was from the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-27-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By farlymac
Another one of the unsung rangefinders. PF

Another one of the unsung rangefinders.



PF
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By farlymac
Well, have fun with it. I'd be really surprised...

Well, have fun with it. I'd be really surprised if the flash works.


PF
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By farlymac
A hard knock at that angle causing that much...

A hard knock at that angle causing that much deflection of the mount (which is made of some really good brass) can mean lots of internal damage as the shock wave propagates through the rest of the...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-25-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,393
Posted By farlymac
Some wonderful images there, Godfrey. I always...

Some wonderful images there, Godfrey. I always wondered how the new CL would handle the 10mm. Makes me wish I had one right now.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-25-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, I've got a small collection of that stuff...

Yeah, I've got a small collection of that stuff that came from estate sales and box lots. Didn't want to deal with them when they were in business, so never used any of it myself.



One other...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-25-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,224
Posted By farlymac
Don't overlook the Nikon LTM lenses. I've used...

Don't overlook the Nikon LTM lenses. I've used the 35/3.5 on my Canon P to good effect, and they are usually budget priced.



PF
Forum: Nikon RF 06-25-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 12,751
Posted By farlymac
Nikon S2, Nikkor-P.C 1:2 8.5cm, Ilford Delta...

Nikon S2, Nikkor-P.C 1:2 8.5cm, Ilford Delta 100.


Above New Castle, VA


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48126159893_0ef21f3a7d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gjK9Dt)
The Mountains Just Keep On...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-21-2019
Replies: 1,655
Views: 280,897
Posted By farlymac
'58 Ford Custom in two-tone green. Nikon S2 /...

'58 Ford Custom in two-tone green.


Nikon S2 / W-Nikkor.C 3.5/35 / Ilford Delta 100


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48103191552_ac1c2ae06f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ghHqXA)
'58 Ford Custom _ 1...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-18-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,224
Posted By farlymac
I finally got a silver eye level prism for one of...

I finally got a silver eye level prism for one of my F bodies, then went for a black one for another. My original F had a motor drive attached, but it was from a black body, so I just converted it...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 06-18-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By farlymac
After getting an XA, then the Canon MC, I wanted...

After getting an XA, then the Canon MC, I wanted one of these to add to the group in my collection, but quit collecting before I ever found one. Glad it takes good photos for you.


PF
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-14-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By farlymac
Just imagine what we could do for the whole...

Just imagine what we could do for the whole planet with a little of that everywhere. My deepest admiration for the Salgado family!


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,371
Posted By farlymac
^Plus 1 on that! PF

^Plus 1 on that!


PF
Forum: Nikon RF 06-13-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,631
Posted By farlymac
I found a few more frames on another roll taken...

I found a few more frames on another roll taken the last day of March, 2018. Delta 100 again, for the contrast. S2, with the W-Nikkor.C...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-13-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 3,631
Posted By farlymac
Those look good. PF

Those look good.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-12-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,040
Posted By farlymac
The fact it will only be available in Japan for...

The fact it will only be available in Japan for the first year kind of dampens my enthusiasm. Now if I want any, it will likely come from some reseller with a hefty mark-up. I'll stick to FP4+ for...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By farlymac
Like Brett says, a hole punch works wonders. ...

Like Brett says, a hole punch works wonders. Also, try installing a disk of the material sized to just cover the mount, tighten down the mount ring, then use an Exacto blade to cut out the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By farlymac
Never mind

Never mind
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By farlymac
I kind of did that once, only with an F2S, and a...

I kind of did that once, only with an F2S, and a Yashica GX. Fuji Superia Reala 100 in the Nikon, Kodak T-Max 100 in the Yashica. Oh, and I had a VUWS with Superia Reala 400, and a Panasonic TZ-3...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-10-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By farlymac
I knew that once digital got the resolution...

I knew that once digital got the resolution problem licked, it would just be a matter of time until sensors would get bigger, and so would output. I don't need something to replace my SG Special,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,286
Posted By farlymac
Minolta had a similar type in yellow that came...

Minolta had a similar type in yellow that came with their all weather cameras.


PF
Forum: Nikon RF 06-09-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,811
Posted By farlymac
It's one of those cameras you love to use despite...

It's one of those cameras you love to use despite the idiosyncrasies. It'll keep you honest.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-07-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,558
Posted By farlymac
That monobath developer just might be what I need...

That monobath developer just might be what I need to finally put my Rondinax to good use.


PF
Forum: Chris Crawford 06-07-2019
Replies: 131
Views: 4,048
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, cats can wind their way into your life so...

Yeah, cats can wind their way into your life so easily. Have a good time with Sneaky, Chris.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 781
Posted By farlymac
I'm still sorting. Keep finding things I've...

I'm still sorting. Keep finding things I've completely forgot I had.


PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-04-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By farlymac
I never got along with the Olympus line either. ...

I never got along with the Olympus line either. Not only the ergonomics, but always getting confused with which camera did what.


It's what finally drove me back to Nikon.


PF
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By farlymac
Glad you're doing better, John. I'm delaying my...

Glad you're doing better, John. I'm delaying my replacements until absolutely necessary.


PF
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By farlymac
I used to go through the trouble of removing the...

I used to go through the trouble of removing the threads, and then installing some stick-on felt. Sometimes they worked, sometimes they didn't, like if the felt rolled the first time the cap was...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,551
Posted By farlymac
You should try updating the app to see if the...

You should try updating the app to see if the latest version from Flickr is good. They were pushing updates to the mobile app up to the time of the "Maintenance Period", and at least once since...
Forum: Argus RF 05-27-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By farlymac
I don't have a Markfinder, but I do have the...

I don't have a Markfinder, but I do have the C-Four, and C-44 which are basically the same body. I don't recall feeling like the winding was overly stiff, but then I haven't used them since Argust...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-26-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By farlymac
I use a Photonbox template, and while it works...

I use a Photonbox template, and while it works okay, it's not the most convenient way to trim a leader since it has a tendency to come apart when loading it.


One method I used before was to have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,551
Posted By farlymac
I was checking it again earlier today, and after...

I was checking it again earlier today, and after initially saying it was still down, on a second try it came up. What I'm getting now though is it shows in my Contacts Feed they have uploaded two...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,551
Posted By farlymac
It's human nature to b***h and moan when things...

It's human nature to b***h and moan when things don't go right in the world of photography image storage services. Perhaps you don't realize some folks use Flickr to get their work to the client, or...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-25-2019
Replies: 82
Views: 3,199
Posted By farlymac
I had a long winded article ready to post on this...

I had a long winded article ready to post on this subject, but I'll boil it down to the basics.


Leica needs to knock-off this "boutique" BS, and get down to making cameras and lenses that more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-25-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,551
Posted By farlymac
Well, the Mobile App still isn't working, despite...

Well, the Mobile App still isn't working, despite what they reported.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,551
Posted By farlymac
Just successfully used the Uploader, so all is...

Just successfully used the Uploader, so all is right with the Desktop version.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47926821823_fd8ae53673_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g28uoc)
Cool Wheels...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-24-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By farlymac
I see. Well, it's working just fine then. Carry...

I see. Well, it's working just fine then. Carry on.


PF
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-24-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,561
Posted By farlymac
I'm with you on that. PF

I'm with you on that.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,551
Posted By farlymac
Went to the Help Forum to see what the status was...

Went to the Help Forum to see what the status was on the Uploader repairs, and got a "502 Bad Gateway" error instead. Looks like they kept the same IT team that worked for Yahoo, and couldn't stand...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,551
Posted By farlymac
Haven't tried the Uploader yet, but everything...

Haven't tried the Uploader yet, but everything else is working with more speed now. I'll try to post something in the morning.


PF
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-23-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,760
Posted By farlymac
Steve, the 40.5mm screw on will work just fine. ...

Steve, the 40.5mm screw on will work just fine. When doing your search, keep an eye out for something like a Walz hood, as sometimes you can get those with their leather case that also holds a few...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,551
Posted By farlymac
Their last Information Update was at 16:04 PST...

Their last Information Update was at 16:04 PST (that's 4:04pm for you civilians) stating that internal testing was complete, and that they were rolling out service to members a little at a time, and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-19-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By farlymac
Nice examples, Huss. I take it the Orion was...

Nice examples, Huss. I take it the Orion was used on the beach scene (too bad about the washout, but your FED2 speeds are likely off).


PF
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4,217
Posted By farlymac
It's been a while since I used any of my...

It's been a while since I used any of my Agfa/Ansco cameras, but the finders as I recall are fairly accurate for field of view. But then I usually tend to step back a little just in case.


PF
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By farlymac
My guess would be when they switched from the...

My guess would be when they switched from the brass top, to zinc.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-17-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 869
Posted By farlymac
I was going to take you up on your original...

I was going to take you up on your original offer, Huss, but I'm glad you solved the problem instead.


I've noticed this with more than one FED camera, and have seen the light bouncing around...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,703
Posted By farlymac
Oh yeah, forgot about the Pen EE series. I've...

Oh yeah, forgot about the Pen EE series. I've got an EE-2 that gave good results. But the EE-3 or S models are the ones to get.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 869
Posted By farlymac
I'd try either some gaffers or electrical tape to...

I'd try either some gaffers or electrical tape to cover the suspect area. Looks like it will clear the film movement.


PF
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-15-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,703
Posted By farlymac
About the only thing you'll find for $20-$40 is a...

About the only thing you'll find for $20-$40 is a Mercury CX (aka Univex Mercury II) . Made of aluminum, you can shine them up to a bright...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,349
Posted By farlymac
At one point I had to sell off almost all my...

At one point I had to sell off almost all my camera gear (everything from 16mm to 4x5, with some studio gear included), keeping only a Nikon N90s kit, a Yashica Electro 35 GTN, and my Father's old...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By farlymac
I have one with separation, and it doesn't affect...

I have one with separation, and it doesn't affect it at all. But that's a lot of fungus thrown in with it, so the coatings will be damaged too. As mentioned above, once that stuff gets between the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-14-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 5,475
Posted By farlymac
Zorki-6, Jupiter -12 35/3.5, Kodak Tri-X...

Zorki-6, Jupiter -12 35/3.5, Kodak Tri-X 400.


At Vickers Siding, with the remains of the coaling tower in the background.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47840294611_1c910c9eb5_c.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,551
Posted By farlymac
Just checked, and everything is running smooth...

Just checked, and everything is running smooth now.



PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,551
Posted By farlymac
I think they are making some heavy duty changes...

I think they are making some heavy duty changes to the system, as it has been hanging sometimes depending on what Server Farm the images are coming from. Like first it was hanging on Farm 6, then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 618
Posted By farlymac
You could try to photograph things that don't...

You could try to photograph things that don't necessarily let anyone know that it's New England.


Just walk out the door with your camera, stop at the sidewalk, and look down at your feet. Get down...
Forum: Other RF 05-07-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,726
Posted By farlymac
That camera has turned out to be quite the find,...

That camera has turned out to be quite the find, Cassel. Excellent compositions too.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-06-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 5,475
Posted By farlymac
That's a true Americana photo if I've ever seen...

That's a true Americana photo if I've ever seen one, Colton. From the Chrysler Imperial, to the way the plants are arranged on the porch, and the flag prominently displayed just screams "The...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-06-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By farlymac
A Village In The Way

The small village of Newport, VA in Giles County has a big problem. The Mountain Valley Gas Transmission 42" high pressure pipeline passes within 150 yards of the center, placing the entire village...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 05-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By farlymac
Happy Birthday, Keith! A little late, but...

Happy Birthday, Keith! A little late, but sincere.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-03-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By farlymac
Could have used one earlier today, as a J-12 was...

Could have used one earlier today, as a J-12 was just not wide enough.


PF
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,750
Posted By farlymac
The 4-8-4 Greenbrier C&O...

The 4-8-4 Greenbrier C&O 614


https://live.staticflickr.com/1488/25307551395_caa15db94b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EykPk2)
C&O 614 Greenbrier (https://flic.kr/p/EykPk2) by P F McFarland...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-02-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,750
Posted By farlymac
Chevrolet Nomad Station...

Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon


https://live.staticflickr.com/4307/35403426893_c3e31d5f46_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VWtPnX)
Yellow and White '55 (https://flic.kr/p/VWtPnX) by P F McFarland...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-01-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By farlymac
Yee haw! The FED2 was my favorite for a long...

Yee haw! The FED2 was my favorite for a long time, but I got over it after they all failed in one fashion or another. A black painted Kiev, FED, or Zorki have intrigued me, but I am leery of the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-30-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, anytime you have any blocking paint missing...

Yeah, anytime you have any blocking paint missing it should be touched up. Blocking reflections and flares is what it is there for in the first place.


PF
Forum: Travel 04-29-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,140
Posted By farlymac
I'd go with option #2. That way you still have...

I'd go with option #2. That way you still have the option of a 16mm POV on the M9.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-29-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,321
Posted By farlymac
FSU anything. Rangefinder, SLR, Medium format,...

FSU anything. Rangefinder, SLR, Medium format, Large format, heck, maybe you have one of those 16mm movie cams. Just as long as it was manufactured before Jan 1, 1992.


But most folks here limit...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-29-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,673
Posted By farlymac
The Titanium M-P set, but only if it was bargain...

The Titanium M-P set, but only if it was bargain priced. Old habits die hard. Besides, I plan on using it.


PF
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By farlymac
Most of the Polaroids I took were done in a 110B...

Most of the Polaroids I took were done in a 110B roll film model. Now with that you could get lots of different emulsions, even an extremely high contrast positive B&W clear base. I quit using...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-28-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,894
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, I suppose one day I'll get another one,...

Yeah, I suppose one day I'll get another one, Brett. It's just not on the radar at the moment.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-28-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,321
Posted By farlymac
At least you remembered you have that film left...

At least you remembered you have that film left over, Colton, unlike myself who forgot to unload the camera until last month.


This years featured camera will be a FED-3 that the coverings were...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-28-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4,217
Posted By farlymac
The camera was made in three lens versions:...

The camera was made in three lens versions: Apotar 3 element; Solinar 4 element; and Solagon 6 element.


The Bayer grease that solidifies over the years into a glue is best softened with heat, then...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-26-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,321
Posted By farlymac
Are you ready for ICCD 2019?

International Commie Camera Day 2019 is for a whole month this year!


So grab your FSU gear, burn some film (or make digital images with a lens mated to a mirrorless camera) for the 31 days of May,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,508
Posted By farlymac
What they did to me was hold the camera for not...

What they did to me was hold the camera for not only a duty, but a fee to process the duty. When I informed them the camera was duty free, they came up with another part of the Code that appeared to...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-24-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,672
Posted By farlymac
Thanks, I'll keep those in mind when I finally...

Thanks, I'll keep those in mind when I finally get a Z6 (looks like a long time from now).


PF
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By farlymac
Worth every penny to get it repaired. It will be...

Worth every penny to get it repaired. It will be tuned up too, so the speeds should be spot on. Nothing like a classic camera running on all cylinders.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,736
Posted By farlymac
I think a lot of the worse video makers either...

I think a lot of the worse video makers either don't have the time to put out a quality product, or think all you have to do is sit in front of your camera and blah blah blah for fifteen minutes.


I...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By farlymac
There was a place on the rear element where the...

There was a place on the rear element where the paint had worn off due to whatever camera it had been used on before I got it. Being on an external part it was easy to recover. Took me a while to...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-23-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,672
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, I don't hear the Leica guys bemoaning the...

Yeah, I don't hear the Leica guys bemoaning the fact. The Z series could be the ultimate platform for using other manufacturers lenses, so I can keep more of the lenses I like, and just sell off all...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By farlymac
Where you can't get gasoline in Gretna, VA.

Just driving around one Sunday in August of 2018, I wound up in Gretna, VA where I found three examples of my favorite subject, old gasoline stations.


Two of them were repurposed, while the other...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-23-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By farlymac
Man, I am getting old and forgetful. Thought I...

Man, I am getting old and forgetful. Thought I commented here the other day. It's a very good article, Colton, and also highlights your fine sense of composition with the sample photos.


The J-12...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-21-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By farlymac
So, when do you go to market with this thing? ...

So, when do you go to market with this thing? Hint, hint...


PF
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 04-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 743
Posted By farlymac
I like the monochrome, wish they had made that...

I like the monochrome, wish they had made that back when it was still Polaroid. Some good looking shots there, Godfrey.


PF
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 04-19-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,894
Posted By farlymac
Oooh, I had an L back when I was in the Navy. It...

Oooh, I had an L back when I was in the Navy. It was the first rangefinder camera I ever owned, and I loved it. Except when I wanted a closer look at something far away. For that reason alone I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,207
Posted By farlymac
It's odd, but when I posted my link (as an Edit...

It's odd, but when I posted my link (as an Edit to my original Post) it does that asterisk thing. But when I use the link in my system memory, it displays and works just fine.


Of course, one could...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-19-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2,207
Posted By farlymac
https://***********.com/content/leica-camera-troub...

https://***********.com/content/leica-camera-trouble-over-video-china


PF
Forum: Argus RF 04-19-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By farlymac
I finally got my film from last year processed,...

I finally got my film from last year processed, and after a couple weeks delay due to other business needing attending to I've now got them posted on Flickr.

Argus C3, Cintar 50mm 1:3.5, Ilford...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,508
Posted By farlymac
As long as the seller uses the EMS mail system,...

As long as the seller uses the EMS mail system, you should have no problem with duties. It's when they use a carrier like DHL that issues arise with duties and fees. That outfit is one step away...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-16-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By farlymac
Why yes I do. Not sure what I'll do with it, but...

Why yes I do. Not sure what I'll do with it, but if you're interested, I could pack it up and send your way. Part of it (the battery pack I rebuilt) went to TomA to get his F running again.



BTW,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 2,933
Posted By farlymac
What I learned today is that the French...

What I learned today is that the French government actually owns the cathedral. But methinks Mssr Macron is a little off in his five year rebuilding estimate/declaration. All that heat surely will...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,508
Posted By farlymac
I've noticed those type of adds before, and...

I've noticed those type of adds before, and sometimes they have more accurate descriptions/disclaimers lower on the page. But then as Richard says, the market has been infiltrated, so one does have...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 04-15-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By farlymac
My only cat photos were taken 38 years before I...

My only cat photos were taken 38 years before I ever owned a Leica. And they are somewhere in a box under a pile of boxes.


PF
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-15-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 807
Posted By farlymac
Maybe I could sell them the one I tried to fix. ...

Maybe I could sell them the one I tried to fix. :D


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 951
Posted By farlymac
I didn't have GAS because I was hoping to take...

I didn't have GAS because I was hoping to take better photos (though good lenses really help), but because I wanted to see what it was about all the other brands that had folks singing their...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-10-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By farlymac
Like they say, "Run what you...

Like they say, "Run what you brung!"


PF
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,913
Posted By farlymac
So long, Roger, it was good to know you, even if...

So long, Roger, it was good to know you, even if from a long distance. My condolences to Francis and family.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-03-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 993
Posted By farlymac
"This guy will take photos with...

"This guy will take photos with anything!"


PF
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-02-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1,578
Posted By farlymac
You know, Bill, there is a awful lot of good...

You know, Bill, there is a awful lot of good camera gear out there that has just as good a reputation as Leica, so don't feel bad about slumming around with a Voigtlander lens.


PF
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-02-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 16,913
Posted By farlymac
Roger, thanks for keeping me honest in my...

Roger, thanks for keeping me honest in my photography.


Cheers,


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,119
Posted By farlymac
A "pocket" camera that won't get ruined in the...

A "pocket" camera that won't get ruined in the summer when I put it in my t-shirt.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,319
Posted By farlymac
Around here, I get a lot of folks asking me if I...

Around here, I get a lot of folks asking me if I work for the county. And I keep my eyes open for dogs that some of them like to let loose on strangers.


PF
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By farlymac
Well, lets just say the ratio of good stuff to...

Well, lets just say the ratio of good stuff to pure junk just started going in the wrong direction.



PF
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-28-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By farlymac
That's cool, but I quit dealing with...

That's cool, but I quit dealing with ShopGoodwilldotcom.


PF
Forum: Nikon RF 03-27-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By farlymac
Don't know how many of you have been following...

Don't know how many of you have been following TomA's Flickr, but the Head Bartender has been inventorying Tom's Nikon rangefinder stash. Tuulikki took a nice photo of them at...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-26-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 5,475
Posted By farlymac
Thanks, Huss and Steve. PF

Thanks, Huss and Steve.


PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-25-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 7,797
Posted By farlymac
Well, the quality of light after the sun has set...

Well, the quality of light after the sun has set is not all that good for color. And the spots are just dirt, probably introduced during the scanning process.


PF
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-25-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,236
Posted By farlymac
I've got one of those 427 finders. Got it to use...

I've got one of those 427 finders. Got it to use on my Contina cameras, but have never tried it on the Contax.


PF
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-25-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By farlymac
I got it right away, Bob, because I've seen it...

I got it right away, Bob, because I've seen it happen in lots of places. Sort of like the way the county fair always drew crowds into my home town for one week in August, then things just quieted...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-25-2019
Replies: 122
Views: 5,475
Posted By farlymac
It's about time! Finally got all my film from...

It's about time!


Finally got all my film from last year developed, and there was more than one roll I shot for Red Oktober. These are from the first one (found another complete roll still in the...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By farlymac
A wonderful series on the film festival, Bob. I...

A wonderful series on the film festival, Bob. I like seeing things in Cuba other than the usual old American autos cruising the streets of Havana. I'll have to check your site more often.


PF
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2019
Replies: 91
Views: 2,667
Posted By farlymac
I've found that it takes a bit of experimenting...

I've found that it takes a bit of experimenting to get the look you want with digital files, Mark. Possibly also shooting everything in RAW, which I've yet to do. And if you have a lab do your film...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-17-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,009
Posted By farlymac
The problem these days is finding a camera system...

The problem these days is finding a camera system that has good quality all around. I like what I see from many cameras, but then it depends on what lenses you can get for them, and that may drive...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-15-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,243
Posted By farlymac
Oh, I think Steve McCurry did a fine enough job...

Oh, I think Steve McCurry did a fine enough job of trashing his own career/reputation when he tried selling photos that had various body parts in the image that were not attached to their humans...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-15-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4,180
Posted By farlymac
Lovely photos, all. I've been meaning to get one...

Lovely photos, all. I've been meaning to get one of these, as it's been on my list for a long time. Someday I'll be thinking about it at the right time.


PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,586
Posted By farlymac
Like Austintatious, I too bought an N90s brand...

Like Austintatious, I too bought an N90s brand new, and still have it, though I've had to remove the goo from the back that was supposed to act as easy-grip. But that was it's only problem.


A...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-13-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By farlymac
I'm a right wanker in my old age. Just got back...

I'm a right wanker in my old age. Just got back nine rolls of film I had developed and scanned from last year's photography production. I was missing a couple of rolls that I expected to be in the...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By farlymac
I have some family photos like that, and that was...

I have some family photos like that, and that was only two generations ago. Several more I've gotten over the years, thinking if I ever started another studio, I'd emulate the design for promotional...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-08-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,653
Posted By farlymac
Yeah, well even at that price I still won't be...

Yeah, well even at that price I still won't be joining the crowd. I hit my enthusiasm peak yesterday, now the truck is having another fit, so I'll be putting camera funds into getting it fixed. But...
Forum: Leica Q / T / X Series 03-07-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,653
Posted By farlymac
I've said it before, what is there not to like...

I've said it before, what is there not to like about the Q? Well, Leica done went and improved it, which is why I hardly ever buy an expensive item in its first iteration. Added another crop frame...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,013
Posted By farlymac
I used to take my film to Pro Camera, but the...

I used to take my film to Pro Camera, but the round trip from Roanoke once a month was getting a bit wearing. I still like to go there every once in a while to see what Bill has in the front case. ...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 03-06-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By farlymac
A sticky could be created to house the repair...

A sticky could be created to house the repair threads in the CL/CLE sub-forum.


PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,013
Posted By farlymac
I see my name being bandied about again, Colonel...

I see my name being bandied about again, Colonel (thanks, Brett), and thought I'd chime in.



The Contaflex II I repaired had been worked on before, and the following photo shows the spring tail...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-06-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,236
Posted By farlymac
Thanks for pointing that out. I always thought...

Thanks for pointing that out. I always thought the other way, but tonight I find out that there was one specifically made for the III that fit into the accessory shoe (and may have been the one I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-02-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,458
Posted By farlymac
This is just another one of those imponderables...

This is just another one of those imponderables that will never get settled. That is, until the ultimate do-everything camera is designed, and it only weighs a few ounces, and costs less than...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-02-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,236
Posted By farlymac
Zeiss made a combined 85-135 finder, several...

Zeiss made a combined 85-135 finder, several companies made turret finders with multiple focal lengths, and KMZ made a single focal length finder for the Kiev (Contax copy) that is fairly common, and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,615
Posted By farlymac
Most of the time if someone wants to bother me,...

Most of the time if someone wants to bother me, they ask if I work for the county. I guess in my old age I look more like a civil servant now.


PF
Forum: Digital Compacts 02-21-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 19,951
Posted By farlymac
I really like my original GR1, so getting a...

I really like my original GR1, so getting a decent digital version would be a natural step.

PF
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-21-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By farlymac
As I've accumulated more cameras without meters,...

As I've accumulated more cameras without meters, it was much quicker to just wing it than having to check a hand held every so often. Like CharlesDAMorgan I had trouble at first because of my...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-11-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,504
Posted By farlymac
No........... PF

No...........

PF
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 988
Posted By farlymac
Talking I'd buy one in that crinkle finish paint, though...

I'd buy one in that crinkle finish paint, though without all the missing body panels. :D

PF
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-06-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3,336
Posted By farlymac
Yep, sounds like a busted gear in the drive...

Yep, sounds like a busted gear in the drive train. But you now have the Pentax Zoom 90WR to keep you happy.

PF
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-06-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By farlymac
Well, I guess this gives you a good reason to...

Well, I guess this gives you a good reason to send back the Nikon Action Touch.

PF
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-06-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3,336
Posted By farlymac
Have you tried it without loading the film? ...

Have you tried it without loading the film? Normally it will auto advance to 1 at the first press of the shutter button after the back has closed. Actually, you can see the action with the back...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 02-03-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,086
Posted By farlymac
You may need to ditch it anyway if it's true that...

You may need to ditch it anyway if it's true that Tetenal, which makes the ink for Epson, has shut down their digital printing business. I installed an XP-960 recently, and am just on my first set...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,793
Posted By farlymac
What I've gathered about all this mess is that...

What I've gathered about all this mess is that Tetenal makes the ink and cartridges for Epson printers. I just put mine in service about three months ago, so now I'm going to have to replace it?...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,093
Posted By farlymac
I wish I had realized that I should've gotten...

I wish I had realized that I should've gotten into the Leica M system way sooner than I did. Would have saved a bunch of money on all the other gear I bought instead. But then it was an experience...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By farlymac
If you still have your Leica lenses, look for a...

If you still have your Leica lenses, look for a good used M9 (preferably one that has had the shutter replaced). Or if you're not averse to a crop sensor, and have some wide angle lenses, then an M8...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,501
Posted By farlymac
After my mother passed, there was still a lot of...

After my mother passed, there was still a lot of dad's art stuff that no one had claimed over the years he was gone. It surprised me that some of my siblings were not interested in it, mostly...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-30-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,031
Posted By farlymac
Okay, here is the big problem with any of these...

Okay, here is the big problem with any of these polls: the information is voluntarily submitted. You will never get everyone to take the poll no matter what you try. It's better to glean the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,827
Posted By farlymac
It would be nice if the last poll before could be...

It would be nice if the last poll before could be displayed too for a comparison.


PF
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By farlymac
Don't know specifically which lens would be best...

Don't know specifically which lens would be best for that, but for lighting, a good quality macro ringlight/flash will do a good job. They make them in LED versions now too, so you can keep it on...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-26-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 2,914
Posted By farlymac
I might want to dig out one of my Olympus bodies...

I might want to dig out one of my Olympus bodies to see if it would be lighter to use.

PF
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-22-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By farlymac
I think some of these places are starting to get...

I think some of these places are starting to get swamped with work, and do not have the possibility of increasing their manpower to cover it. So the laws of supply and demand have kicked in, and...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-22-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 3,151
Posted By farlymac
The problem with trying to find cameras at...

The problem with trying to find cameras at Goodwill anymore is they hold them from general sales, and put them on the ShopGoodwill site instead. So things you might have paid a couple of dollars for...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-19-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By farlymac
Our local "non-profit" hospital makes so much...

Our local "non-profit" hospital makes so much "excess margin" they've been able to buy up every specialty practice in town they could get their paws on, added six floors to the main building, have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By farlymac
I equate some of the lesser used features on my...

I equate some of the lesser used features on my digital cameras to lenses that I use infrequently. Pain to haul them around, but when I need them, they are there. So I at least try to learn how to...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By farlymac
[/LEFT] David, I've got an I-10, and from...

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David, I've got an I-10, and from what I gather they were matched to whatever body they were put on before they decided to standardize the line. Thus, when I put my I-10 on any other...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-10-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,370
Posted By farlymac
I knew the dream was over when Nikon subverted...

I knew the dream was over when Nikon subverted the rangefinder terminology for use on the Z line. But they could always call a digital rangefinder version the DS.

PF
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