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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-04-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Welcome to Rangefinder Forum and...

Hi,
Welcome to Rangefinder Forum and congratulations on acquiring your first Leica! Fill it full of pictures! In my opinion the single stroke M3 is a very desirable model.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-04-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 2,315
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Welcome to bulk film loading. if you don't...

Hi,
Welcome to bulk film loading. if you don't already have a few brass Leica cassettes, you should get a few whenever you can get them cheaply. Next best are plastic cassettes with screw tops. A...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-24-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Roger, I wish you a COMPLETE...

Hi Roger,
I wish you a COMPLETE recovery.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2016
Replies: 8,801
Views: 858,766
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, A Nikon lens hood for 35 mm focal length...

Hi,
A Nikon lens hood for 35 mm focal length prime lenses and the 43 to 86 mm zoom.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 2,267
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Sorry about the damage to your lovely Leica...

Hi,
Sorry about the damage to your lovely Leica M3. Thank you for the warning. I'll leave our Labrador retriever and two wizslas in the yard when I go out to photograph.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-25-2016
Replies: 8,801
Views: 858,766
Posted By JustPlainBill
A vintage Argus C 44. It reached out and grabbed...

A vintage Argus C 44. It reached out and grabbed me.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-18-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,399
Posted By JustPlainBill
Roger, Here's wishing you a complete...

Roger,
Here's wishing you a complete recovery.
JustlainBill
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-12-2016
Replies: 63
Views: 11,947
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Oleg, Sorry to read about the fire at your...

Hi Oleg,
Sorry to read about the fire at your house; glad that no one was injured. I wish you good success in getting "up and running" again.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Nikon RF 11-13-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,396
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I bought a 35mm f2.5 Nikkor in LTM as a wide...

Hi,
I bought a 35mm f2.5 Nikkor in LTM as a wide angle lens for my first Leica, a IIf. Mounted it in a screw to bayonet adapter when I upgraded to my M4 and M2. Now more than fifty years after buying...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-25-2015
Replies: 8,801
Views: 858,766
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, An Olympus OM 2 body. A Zenza Bronica S2a...

Hi,
An Olympus OM 2 body.
A Zenza Bronica S2a body, two film backs, 50mm/3.5, 80mm/2.8, and 135mm/3.5 Nikkor lenses, and an instruction book
A 55mm/2.8 Micro Nikkor lens
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-17-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,657
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Pfreddie, The condition of the M Leica you...

Hi Pfreddie,
The condition of the M Leica you buy is important, When I read the review of the Leica M4 in Camera 35, I wanted to own one. I bought the first used M4 I found advertised. Turned out...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-09-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 3,892
Posted By JustPlainBill
Happy Birthday, Joe! JustPlainbill

Happy Birthday, Joe!
JustPlainbill
Forum: RFF Polls 09-04-2015
Replies: 145
Views: 66,993
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, The usual lenses in my Leica kit: 35mm f2.5...

Hi,
The usual lenses in my Leica kit: 35mm f2.5 Nikkor LTM with adapter, 50 mm Dual Range Summicron (version unknown), and 105mm f2.5 Nikkor LTM with adapter. I'd like to carry my 25mm f4 Nikkor LTM...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,745
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Craig, I've happily photographed with a Leica...

Hi Craig,
I've happily photographed with a Leica M2, 35mm Nikkor in ltm adapted to bayonet mount, a 50 mm lens of the day, and a 105mm f2.5 adapted in the same manner as the 35mm lens. Expect/imagine...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2015
Replies: 8,801
Views: 858,766
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, A vintage Zenobia folding camera, a 28mmf2.8...

Hi,
A vintage Zenobia folding camera, a 28mmf2.8 Minolta Celtic lens, and an Olympus T32 electronic flash,
JustPlainBill
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-27-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I have a 35 mm f2.5 Nikkor lens in the Leica...

Hi,
I have a 35 mm f2.5 Nikkor lens in the Leica screwmount which I use with my Leicas - I think the outside diameter is 36mm. Many years ago I bought a Leitz lens hood that is marked...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-12-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I bought a 35mm f2.5 Nikkor in Leica...

Hi,
I bought a 35mm f2.5 Nikkor in Leica screwmount for my Leica IIf about fifty years ago. Added a bayonet adapter when I bought my M4. I'm very pleased with the performance of my little...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-23-2015
Replies: 610
Views: 111,440
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My first camera was a Rolleicord Ia with the...

Hi,
My first camera was a Rolleicord Ia with the f4.5 Zeiss Triotar lens. Bought it with money that I'd earned caddying and mowing lawns. I'm thankful that my success with the "Old Rolleicord" has...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-23-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 3,724
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My Leica M2 , my M4, the Rolleiflex Automat...

Hi,
My Leica M2 , my M4, the Rolleiflex Automat MX that I used to take more than fifty college yearbook pictures, and my Linhof Super Technika III that's so easy to set up as a field camera. Ned, I'm...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 05-17-2015
Replies: 91
Views: 10,060
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I have not sold any of my Leica equipment...

Hi,
I have not sold any of my Leica equipment since I traded in a pair of IIf bodies on my M4 iate in the 1970s. Still use and enjoy my film Leicas. Have added a Nikon D60 kit as a digital outfit....
Forum: RFF Polls 03-31-2015
Replies: 395
Views: 74,103
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I own two M2s and an M4. JustPlainBill

Hi,
I own two M2s and an M4.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2015
Replies: 100
Views: 8,632
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Leica M2, 35mm f2.5 Nikkor in LTM, 50mm DR...

Hi,
Leica M2, 35mm f2.5 Nikkor in LTM, 50mm DR Summicron, 105mm f2,5 Nikkor in LTM
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-11-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,197
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Buying a Noctilux is beyond my means. My...

Hi,
Buying a Noctilux is beyond my means. My fastest lenses are 50 mm f1.4 Nikkors in LTM mount and F mount.
JustPlainBill
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-26-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 4,353
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Dave, Welcome back to RFF. The only TLR I have...

Hi Dave,
Welcome back to RFF. The only TLR I have loaded right now is a Minolta Autocord; a previous owner fitted it with a Hasselblad chimney magnifier. I'm trying it out. A wide Minolta MAXXUM...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,641
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, In addition to Chris Crawford, Roger Hicks...

Hi,
In addition to Chris Crawford, Roger Hicks and Frances Shultz have a lot of information on their website. The late Fred Picker wrote a lot of good information in his Zone VI Workshop book, but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,453
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My photographic resolution list: visit &...

Hi,
My photographic resolution list: visit & photograph the Mount Vernon Iron Furnace, visit & photograph more car shows, add scanning capability, and add flash capability.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-10-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I keep a Leitz UV filter on my Dual Range...

Hi,
I keep a Leitz UV filter on my Dual Range Summicron. It protects the lens from most hazards except the sun's rays.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,738
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Unlike most of the responders, I think your...

Hi,
Unlike most of the responders, I think your MP looks pretty. Also like your idea of keeping a camera for decades. I still have my Rollei Automat MX, which I used to take fifty plus yearbook...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 4,526
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, The Minox 35 GL or one of the other two Minox...

Hi,
The Minox 35 GL or one of the other two Minox 35 models have a scale focusing 35 mm lens.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-14-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 54,553
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I once had a pair of Leica IIfs . Read the...

Hi,
I once had a pair of Leica IIfs . Read the review for the M4. Didn't know how shooting both cameras would work out, so I traded my IIfs in on the M4. Later I bought an M2 and then another M2. I'm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,246
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Among my lifetime accumulation of Leica mount...

Hi,
Among my lifetime accumulation of Leica mount lenses are a 35/1.8 Nikkor LTM, my longtime favorite 35/25 Nikkor LTM, and my fastest lens a 50/1.4 Nikkor LTM; all fitted with Leica bayonet...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-09-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 4,911
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, FWIW I own an original M4 and two M2s. An...

Hi,

FWIW I own an original M4 and two M2s. An advantage of the M2 (and presumably the M3) is that it's not necessary to cut leaders on bulk loaded film. Just cut the film straight across. I wish you...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-01-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 2,481
Posted By JustPlainBill
Happy Birthday, farlymac! JustPlainBill

Happy Birthday, farlymac!
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2014
Replies: 193
Views: 10,179
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My favorite camera continues to be my Leica...

Hi,
My favorite camera continues to be my Leica M2; it's familiar and reliable. a black Nikon FM rates honorable mention, though.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-10-2014
Replies: 257
Views: 54,553
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Years ago I traded in my Leica IIfs on an M4,...

Hi,
Years ago I traded in my Leica IIfs on an M4, which I still own. Later I bought an M2 as a second body; the M2 has become my favorite.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,418
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Because the condition of the camera is so...

Hi,
Because the condition of the camera is so important, I'd suggest seeking one from a camera repair shop, a camera store that handles camera repairs, or the RFF classified ads. Here's wishing you...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-28-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Ron, Welcome to photographing with a film...

Hi Ron,
Welcome to photographing with a film Leica! The M3 viewfinder is legendary for the 50 mm lens. You may want an accessory viewfinder for your 35mm Summicron. Another way to get a 50mm lens...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-27-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 5,139
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My first camera was my Rolleicord Ia. If...

Hi,
My first camera was my Rolleicord Ia. If rangefinder cameras were unavailable, I would continue to photograph with twin lens reflex, single lens reflex, field/view cameras, and some scale...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-24-2014
Replies: 766
Views: 112,531
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi. Thank you for sharing your pictures of Hanoi....

Hi.
Thank you for sharing your pictures of Hanoi. Keep them coming!
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,624
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My first and second Leicas were IIfs; which I...

Hi,
My first and second Leicas were IIfs; which I loved until the M4 was introduced. (I now own 2 M2s and a M4). I remember my IIfs as lovely cameras.
the absense of slow shutter speeds seldom...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,113
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Mike, You're lucky to be located in Los...

Hi Mike,
You're lucky to be located in Los Angeles, where camera stores are comparatively plentiful. My experience with Leicas is limited to the M 4 and older. The first thing I wonder about any M 6...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 5,708
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I like Pony. JustPlainBill

Hi,
I like Pony.
JustPlainBill
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 05-22-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 11,737
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Among my lifetime accumulation of Leica-fit...

Hi,
Among my lifetime accumulation of Leica-fit lenses are a 50/1.4 Nikon LTM, a 50/2.0 rigid Summicron, and a 50/f2.0 Dual Range Summicron. Usually have the DR Summicron mounted or at least in the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-12-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, While your Rolleiflex is unloaded, I suggest...

Hi,
While your Rolleiflex is unloaded, I suggest that you carefully clean the front and rear surfaces of the taking lens. Then mount a decent lens hood if you haven't already done so and try taking...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-10-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 6,342
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, A Leica IIIc or IIIf with light leaks in the...

Hi,
A Leica IIIc or IIIf with light leaks in the shutter (or anyplace else) needs to be serviced. The bad news is that the repair is likely to be expensive; the good news is that it should last for...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-06-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 11,737
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, For what it's worth, my lifetime accumulation...

Hi,
For what it's worth, my lifetime accumulation of lenses includes a Nikkor 50/14LTM, 2 Summicron 50/f2(one ridgid and one dual range) and 2 Olympus OM50/1.8. Usually carry the DR Summicron on my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, You can load bulk film in a cassette and...

Hi,
You can load bulk film in a cassette and simply cut the film off straight across. The end will fit the takeup spool of your M3.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2014
Replies: 8,801
Views: 858,766
Posted By JustPlainBill
A Contaflex, four electronic flashes, and a Kiron...

A Contaflex, four electronic flashes, and a Kiron zoom lens in Olympus OM mount.
JustPlainBill
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-21-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,197
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Hope your Canon 7 works as well as it looks....

Hi,
Hope your Canon 7 works as well as it looks. I've never owned a Canon RF camera, but respect them highly. Your 35mm f2.8 Canon lens deserves a suitable lens hood.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,748
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I've successfully used a Honeywell 770 and...

Hi,
I've successfully used a Honeywell 770 and later a Vivitar 285 with my M2. Just about any electronic flash which can be connected to the M2/M3 connector on the camera can be used. You may find a...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-07-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 4,734
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Like Nikon Sam, I use a Nikor tank for...

Hi,
Like Nikon Sam, I use a Nikor tank for developing sheet film. Works great for 4 by 5 and smaller sheet film.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-06-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 5,603
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I bought my first Leica M, a used M4, in...

Hi,
I bought my first Leica M, a used M4, in 1969. Bought Leitz screw to bayonet adapters for the Nikkor lenses in Leica screwmount from my previous IIf kit. Added my first M2 (as a second body to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Personally I like having a SET of lenses...

Hi,
Personally I like having a SET of lenses with my M2 or M4. Mine is a 25mmf4 Nikkor, 35mmf2.5Nikkor, 50mmf1.4 Nikkor, and 105mmf2.5 Nikkor - all manufactured in the Leica screwmount and adapted...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-30-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,706
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Welcome to Leica ownership. I bought my M2 as...

Hi,
Welcome to Leica ownership. I bought my M2 as a second body for black & white photography in the early 1970s. Had it serviced at that time - it hasn't needed another. Had a set of Nikon lenses in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-18-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 8,013
Posted By JustPlainBill
Nikon FM, Leica M2, Leica IIf,...

Nikon FM, Leica M2, Leica IIf, Rolleicord
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2013
Replies: 350
Views: 33,290
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I need a scanner that will handle 35mm,...

Hi,
I need a scanner that will handle 35mm, medium format, 9by12cm, and 4 by 5 inch negatives.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-27-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 9,260
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Tom, Here's wishing you a complete...

Hi Tom,
Here's wishing you a complete recovery.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Film doesn't degrade when being rewound and...

Hi,
Film doesn't degrade when being rewound and reloaded as long as it isn't double exposed. I'd put a body cap on your M2 and set the shutter speed to 1/1000 when reloading. In my experience having...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,162
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Not too long ago I bought a 50mm f1.9...

Hi,
Not too long ago I bought a 50mm f1.9 Schneider Xenon in Exakta mount for about $40. Haven't tried it out yet.
JustPlainBill
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-03-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 11,005
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Congratulations on the new job and the Mamiya...

Hi,
Congratulations on the new job and the Mamiya 6 camera.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-28-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Once upon a time I owned a Bushnell Televar...

Hi,
Once upon a time I owned a Bushnell Televar but did not have a camera to mount it on. i thought it was a variable power (or variable focal length) monocular then. Eventually I traded it for a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-23-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,784
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Before doing anything drastic, I'd buy a...

Hi,
Before doing anything drastic, I'd buy a Leica Meter or one of the little Voigtlander light meters for my M4. You may find yourself happily photographing with your M4.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 5,276
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Happy birthday, Helen! hope the RFF software...

Hi,
Happy birthday, Helen! hope the RFF software allows me to post this greeting.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-03-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 4,022
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Congratulations on acquiring your M3. Fill it...

Hi,
Congratulations on acquiring your M3. Fill it full of pictures! When my former employer closed the old photo lab, I went home with the optical viewing unit for a Dual Range Summicron. Found the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-31-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 984
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I bought a similar lens in the mid 1960s; it...

Hi,
I bought a similar lens in the mid 1960s; it has been a great all-around long lens for my rangefinder Leicas ever since.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-17-2012
Replies: 262
Views: 30,491
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My Leica M2 and 35 mm f2.5...

Hi,
My Leica M2 and 35 mm f2.5 Nikkor.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Nikon RF 08-18-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My 105 mm f2.5 Nikkor lens in LTM has been my...

Hi,
My 105 mm f2.5 Nikkor lens in LTM has been my universal rangefinder long lens since I bought it in the mid 1960s. It's definitely worth the weight to carry it around until it's needed. Also...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-18-2012
Replies: 92
Views: 15,511
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I use my Zone VI Pentax spotmeter when I'm...

Hi,
I use my Zone VI Pentax spotmeter when I'm photographing with my field camera mounted on a tripod. When photographing with a hand-held film camera, I usually meter with my Luna Pro used as an...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-15-2012
Replies: 145
Views: 66,993
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My usual favorites are a 35 mm f2.5 Nikkor in...

Hi,
My usual favorites are a 35 mm f2.5 Nikkor in LTM (adapted to Leica bayonet), a 50 mm DR Summicron, and a 50 mm f1.4 Nikkor in LTM when I expect to need the extra f stop.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-08-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 3,662
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Since you want to use your 40 mm Sonnar I...

Hi,
Since you want to use your 40 mm Sonnar I suggest a Leica CL or a Minolta CLE.
JustPlainBill
Forum: RFF Polls 08-05-2012
Replies: 610
Views: 111,440
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My first camera was a Rolleicord Ia; it's...

Hi,
My first camera was a Rolleicord Ia; it's long gone. I'm thankful for my success photographing with it .
JustPlainBill
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-02-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,083
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I admire the looks of the Art Deco Rolleicord...

Hi,
I admire the looks of the Art Deco Rolleicord I and have a soft spot in my heart for early Rolleicords. I have a Rolleiflex parts camera that has a rim set Compur shutter. Would be glad to sell...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-01-2012
Replies: 103
Views: 6,810
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Happy Birthday, Helen! JustPlainBill

Hi,
Happy Birthday, Helen!
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 01-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,762
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Congratuations, Bob. Hope you display some of...

Hi,
Congratuations, Bob. Hope you display some of your thotographs online, also.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2011
Replies: 303
Views: 46,595
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I have three Leica M bodies: two chrome M2s...

Hi,
I have three Leica M bodies: two chrome M2s and a chrome M4. The old M2 felt great in my hands as I photographed some horsey activities recently.
JustPlainBill
Forum: RFF Polls 10-06-2011
Replies: 610
Views: 111,440
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, A Rolleicord Ia with the f 4.5 Triotar lens....

Hi,
A Rolleicord Ia with the f 4.5 Triotar lens. I foolishly traded it away years ago.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-02-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 2,704
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Yes, I still have my first Leica M, an M4...

Hi,
Yes, I still have my first Leica M, an M4 that I bought shortly after that model was introduced. Also an M2 that I bought as a black and white camera.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2011
Replies: 8,801
Views: 858,766
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, A Zeiss Super Ikonta A. 645 folders have...

Hi,
A Zeiss Super Ikonta A. 645 folders have intrigued me for years.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-30-2010
Replies: 50
Views: 3,986
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I have and use: 25 mm f4 Nikkor in LTM, 35 mm...

Hi,
I have and use: 25 mm f4 Nikkor in LTM, 35 mm f2.5 Nikkor in LTM, 35 f1.8 Nikkor in LTM, 50 mm f1.4 Nikkor in LTM, and 105 mm f2.5 Nikkor in LTM with Leica screw to bayonet adapters on my M2 and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,288
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Bluedog2212, It would be helpful if you could...

Hi Bluedog2212,
It would be helpful if you could photograph with a M2, M3, or M4. If you bulkload film, there no need to cut a leader before loading an M2 or M3. Otherwise the M4 is easier to load....
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-06-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 6,626
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, FWIW my Kodak Signet 35 from the early 1950s...

Hi,
FWIW my Kodak Signet 35 from the early 1950s wears a Kodak red dot; my Medalist II has none.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 05-14-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 4,900
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Harlee, I like your pictures; thanks for...

Hi Harlee,
I like your pictures; thanks for sharing.
JustPlainBill
Forum: RFF Polls 04-06-2010
Replies: 271
Views: 35,669
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I turned 70 today. My oldest camera is a #3A...

Hi,
I turned 70 today. My oldest camera is a #3A Autographic Kodak Brownie. Also have a ore WWII Kodak Retina II and recently acquired a Rolleicord I. My newest camera is a Nikon D...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-16-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 5,957
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Another auxiliary viewfinder that is worth...

Hi,
Another auxiliary viewfinder that is worth trying is the Nikonos 35-80 mm viewfinder. Since it's made to be used by a diver, it should be good for a photographer who wears...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2010
Replies: 398
Views: 29,850
Posted By JustPlainBill
Canon or Nikon SLR shooter

Hi,
My Nikon D 60 has become my "go to camera". My Canon FX "clunkbox" is stiill available for use. My ex left a Canon T50; don't think it works.
Cheers,
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-24-2010
Replies: 155
Views: 47,360
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I like to carry my M2 with 35, 50, and 105 mm...

Hi,
I like to carry my M2 with 35, 50, and 105 mm lenses in a Leitz Combination Case. Often carry my Gossen Luna Pro in a separate case on my belt.
Cheers,
JustPlainBill
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-07-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 1,163
Posted By JustPlainBill
Heads Up! Nikor sheet film tank on e Bay

Heads Up!

I saw an ad for a Nikor 4 x 5 sheet film tank on e Bay earlier this evening. The item number is 330392987501. My experience with loading a similar tank in a changing bag has been entirely...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-06-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 4,410
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, What is the link?? I'd like to read what...

Hi,

What is the link?? I'd like to read what Ken Rockwell has to write about the Leica IIIf. My first Leica was a IIf. (The IIf is similar to the IIIf except the shutter speeds range from 1/12 to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2009
Replies: 125
Views: 11,301
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Heresy, but a Nikon D 60 has become my "go...

Hi,

Heresy, but a Nikon D 60 has become my "go to camera".

Cheers,
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,572
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Steve, Your first link, to the IIIg, didn't...

Hi Steve,

Your first link, to the IIIg, didn't work. Your second link, to the IIIf, did. Merry Christmas.

JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,225
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi EcoLeica, Congratulations on your M6 ttl!...

Hi EcoLeica,

Congratulations on your M6 ttl! One disadvantage of buying a 40 mm lens is that I don't think the M6 has a viewfinder frame for it. You could buy a screw to bayonet adapter for the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,193
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Another method to be sure the film is...

Hi,

Another method to be sure the film is advancing properly is to hold the camera to your ear while winding the film.
Cheers,
JustPlainBill
Forum: Other RF 11-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By JustPlainBill
John, Bob, Is the Prontor or Compur shutter...

John, Bob,

Is the Prontor or Compur shutter mounted behind the lens like the later Agfa Ambi Sillette or in the lens like many Hasselblads? Thanks for the interesting links.

...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-13-2009
Replies: 432
Views: 101,540
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My favorite 'cron is the Dual Range one;...

Hi,

My favorite 'cron is the Dual Range one; it's nice to be able to focus down to 20 inches or so.

Cheers,
JustPlainBill
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 11-08-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi dfoo, Another way to check that the film is...

Hi dfoo,

Another way to check that the film is advancing as it should is to hold your camera to your ear while winding the film.
Cheers,
JustPlainBill
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-05-2009
Replies: 72
Views: 5,410
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I still like my 35 mm f2.5 Nikkor in LTM....

Hi,

I still like my 35 mm f2.5 Nikkor in LTM. Sorry I don't have any scanned photo from it to post.

Cheers,
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-02-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Wizard, I've had good success using a...

Hi Wizard,

I've had good success using a Vivitar 285 with my Leica M2 and M4. Used to mount it in the shoe of a Leitz flash bracket. Getting the flash a few inches away from the lens avoids...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,749
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Erik, Sorry to hear that your M4-P was...

Hi Erik,

Sorry to hear that your M4-P was stolen. The camera in the photo looked beautiful.
JustPlainBill
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2009
Replies: 217
Views: 10,431
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My first SLR was a Canon FX. I bought a...

Hi,

My first SLR was a Canon FX. I bought a Kilfit Macro Kilar for it and a Vivitar zoom lens. It is black.
Cheers,
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-29-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,024
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi David, As a former resident of Northern...

Hi David,

As a former resident of Northern Virginia, I envy you. As I remember, few of the sellers were equipped to take credit cards. Cash or checks are your best bets. If you see a tall man named...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-29-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 3,573
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Archivist,

Hi Archivist,
Forum: Nikon RF 10-27-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,026
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Phantomas, Congratulations on getting your...

Hi Phantomas,

Congratulations on getting your S3! How does that knurled focusing knob feel?
Cheers,
JustPlainBill
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 10-27-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 11,537
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Brian, I did build the first enlarger I ever...

Hi Brian,

I did build the first enlarger I ever used. Luckily I learned to print 2 1/4 square negatives from my sainted old Rolleicord Ia. I don't recommend using a homemade enlarger for 35 mm...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-24-2009
Replies: 55
Poll: Changing Iso
Views: 13,273
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I almost always use ISO 400 film in my film...

Hi,
I almost always use ISO 400 film in my film cameras.
Cheers,
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-20-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 10,180
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Jeremy, I happily use a Gossen LunaPro as...

Hi Jeremy,

I happily use a Gossen LunaPro as both an incident or reflected light meter with my small cameras. Carry it in a Zone VI case on my belt. With my field camera or when I need a spotmeter,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-20-2009
Replies: 432
Views: 101,540
Posted By JustPlainBill
My favorite 'Cron is the DR. I like to have the...

My favorite 'Cron is the DR. I like to have the additional closeup capability unless I expecct to need the speed of my 50 mm f 1.4 non-Leitz lens. The story of this lens is unusual, too. When my...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-19-2009
Replies: 204
Views: 32,171
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, The only camera I've bought off the famed...

Hi,

The only camera I've bought off the famed auction site was a refurbished Nikon D 60. It was for my first venture into digital photography. Bought a used 55 to 200 mm VR zoom lens, three...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-11-2009
Replies: 66
Views: 3,668
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Dave, I traded in a pair of IIfs on my M4...

Hi, Dave,

I traded in a pair of IIfs on my M4 as I didn't want to mix using the two types of Leica. Kept my set of Nikkors in LTM. If you want a "retro" Leica to photograph with, I suggest an M2 or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-10-2009
Replies: 240
Views: 33,721
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Raid, I generally use my 50 mm DR Sumicron...

Hi Raid,

I generally use my 50 mm DR Sumicron because of its close focusing capability. I also have a rigid Sumicron and a non-Leica 50 mm f1.4 which I use when I need the extra f stop.

Cheeers,
...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-20-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,405
Posted By JustPlainBill
Back Alley, Sorry for your difficulty. Thanks...

Back Alley,

Sorry for your difficulty. Thanks or the warning about the effects of a full memory card. I'm a digital newbie and a film oldtimer.
JustPlainBill
Forum: RFF Polls 08-26-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 16,611
Posted By JustPlainBill
The M2. It's my favorite. ...

The M2. It's my favorite.
JustPlainBill
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-08-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,956
Posted By JustPlainBill
Rolleicord - Slow shutter speeds sticking

Frank,
I suggest that you have your Rolleicord Cleaned, Lubricated, and Adjusted (CLAed) by a professional camera repair person. At the same time ask if a brighter focusing screen is available. I...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-03-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 5,165
Posted By JustPlainBill
My Leica M2, often with my 35mm f2.5 Nikkor...

My Leica M2, often with my 35mm f2.5 Nikkor mounted. Feels so nice.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,558
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Welcome to photography with an M Leica! I...

Hi,
Welcome to photography with an M Leica! I particularly like the first picture you posted. If you ever have to opportunity to read the writings of the late Fred Picker, I think you will find them...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,692
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Congratulations on acquiring your M2. It...

Hi,
Congratulations on acquiring your M2. It looks really nice. Also looks like the origianal M2/M3 flash terminals have been exchanged for M4 flash terminals, which are more practical. Once upon a...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-29-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 5,793
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, Thanks for sharing an interesting repair. My...

Hi,
Thanks for sharing an interesting repair. My first camera was a Rolleicord Ia, not nearly as pretty as your 'Art Deco" one. Rollei made a brighter focusing screen in the 1960s, which I had...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-26-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 3,524
Posted By JustPlainBill
ZoomP, Leica SLRs aren't my thing. But you've...

ZoomP,
Leica SLRs aren't my thing. But you've bought three nice lenses for one. I suggest that you buy a used Leica R body to try them with. A knowledgeable seller should be able to help you get one...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 07-25-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,429
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I had a Zeiss Super Ikonta B when...

Hi,
I had a Zeiss Super Ikonta B when I was in college. Some of the cement from the lens escaped and gummed up the shutter. Had the camera serviced. Some more cement escaped and the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-22-2009
Replies: 635
Views: 186,479
Posted By JustPlainBill
Tom, My congratulations on aquiring your wartime...

Tom,
My congratulations on aquiring your wartime CZ Sonnar in LTM and having Brian Sweeny bring it back to usefulness for you. I look forward to seeing many of the pictures you'll take with it. I...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 07-20-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,846
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, If wishes were riches, I'd buy an M8. I've...

Hi,
If wishes were riches, I'd buy an M8. I've often wondered why no one has made a square format digital camera. Once upon a time I had a square format rangefinder (a Zeiss Super Ikonta B) and loved...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2009
Replies: 154
Views: 27,674
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I own a M4, and two M2s; once photographed...

Hi,
I own a M4, and two M2s; once photographed with an M3. There is no need to cut a leader on a cassette of bulk-loaded film if one is shooting an M2 or M3 with a standard takeup spool, just insert...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-11-2009
Replies: 46
Views: 6,603
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My all time favorite lens for my Leicas...

Hi,
My all time favorite lens for my Leicas is a 35 mm f2.5 Nikkor (in Leica screwmount) that I bought for my IIf many years ago. It has become my most-used lens, now adapted for my M4 and M2....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2009
Replies: 565
Views: 65,079
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My best bargain was aquiring the "eyes" for a...

Hi,
My best bargain was aquiring the "eyes" for a 50 mm DR Summicron for free when my then employer closed to old photo lab. Later I bought a lens that needed the eyes.
JustPlainBill
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-05-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 8,674
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I'd like to follow up RichC's response. My...

Hi,
I'd like to follow up RichC's response. My pre World War II Zeiss Super Ikonta B was one of the best cameras I ever photographed with until the cement started leaking out of the f 2.8 Tessar lens...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 06-01-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,522
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi Andrew, Every month in Shutterbug, Photography...

Hi Andrew,
Every month in Shutterbug, Photography on Bald Mountain advertizes Medalist 120 conversion. Ken Ruth lists his phone nember as 831 423 4465. Hope this information will help you. Cheers
...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, I also enjoyed your photos of Krakow; thanks...

Hi,
I also enjoyed your photos of Krakow; thanks for posting them. I also have a M4 but bought a 50mm f1.4 Nikon as my fast normal lens. Cheers.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-18-2009
Replies: 330
Views: 49,993
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, My oldest camera is No 2A Folding Autographic...

Hi,
My oldest camera is No 2A Folding Autographic Brownie. Its patent dates are 1910 and 1913. I've never attempted to photograph with it. My next oldest camera is a Retina II from the 1930s or...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-12-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,357
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, If only a 50 mm lens is enough for you - a...

Hi,
If only a 50 mm lens is enough for you - a Retina II or IIa might suit.
Cheers,
JustPlainBill
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 7,426
Posted By JustPlainBill
I haven't substituted for my Leica(s). I have...

I haven't substituted for my Leica(s). I have added a Nikon D60 to my lifetime accumulation of cameras. Like Harry, I wish there was a digital successor to the Leica CL. Am very interested in...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-08-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 7,426
Posted By JustPlainBill
I haven't substituted for my Leica(s). I have...

I haven't substituted for my Leica(s). I have added a Nikon D60 to my lifetime accumulation of cameras. Like Harry, I wish there was a digital successor to the Leica CL. Am very interested in...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-27-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By JustPlainBill
Hi, A 35mm Nikon in Leica screwmount did very...

Hi,
A 35mm Nikon in Leica screwmount did very nicely on my IIf many years ago. You may be able to find one on the used market.
JustPlainBill
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-24-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,360
Posted By JustPlainBill
Who repairs de-cemented Schneider Angulon?

My 120 mm f6.8 Schneider Angulon has become decemented. Who, preferably in the USA, can repair this fine lens?? Thanks for the information.
JustPlainBill
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-20-2009
Replies: 108
Views: 5,991
Posted By JustPlainBill
Welcome to the RFF forum. I once owned and loved...

Welcome to the RFF forum. I once owned and loved a prewar Zeiss Super Ikonta B with separate rangefinder and viewfinder windows. I found the coupled rangefinder was a great convenience. Always fitted...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-17-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By JustPlainBill
Lens diameter question

My 105mm ff2.5 Nikkor in Leica screwmount uses the 52mm filter. Why does the Nikkor 18to105mm zoom with a maximum aperture of f3.5 require a 67mm filter?? Or did I read the specs...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 01-16-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 3,315
Posted By JustPlainBill
A Rolleiflex f3.5 or a Rolleicord in good...

A Rolleiflex f3.5 or a Rolleicord in good condition won't result in the smallest initial investment but it will help you bring home pictures. I treasure the Rollei MX that I used to put fifty-some...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 18,088
Posted By JustPlainBill
As a longtime Leica user I'd happily buy a well...

As a longtime Leica user I'd happily buy a well thought out digital back for a film Leica M camera. I'm currently considering adding a Nikon D60 or D90 or an Olympus 520 to my accumulation. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 2,766
Posted By JustPlainBill
Leica snob - ?

I'm a newcomer to the RFF but a longtime photographer and Leica user. Learned how magicallly Leicas brought home pictures while in college. Bought my first Leica, a used IIf, in the early 1960s....
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