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Forum: Travel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By Glenn2
Lots of useful information on this site.......

Lots of useful information on this site.... http://www.mreclipse.com/

Glenn
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-05-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By Glenn2
If you know how deep the meter arm is from the...

If you know how deep the meter arm is from the flange I may be able to help.
The 15mm ltm is 0.6Ē from the flange to back element, this would be helped by the thickness of the adaptor. My 21mm SA...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Glenn2
Back in the day, (seventies) I used a stainless...

Back in the day, (seventies) I used a stainless steel curved tray called a colour canoe. These were sold by Heath for home processing of colour paper.
In use you float them in a tray of water for...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 04-22-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,607
Posted By Glenn2
Thanks, good to know. Now I wonít be rushing out...

Thanks, good to know. Now I wonít be rushing out to buy one.

Glenn
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 15,674
Posted By Glenn2
This news saddens me greatly. I regret not...

This news saddens me greatly. I regret not meeting Roger in person as we shared a lot of interests besides photography. Weíd both traveled a lot in India as well as other places, we both were found...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-02-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Glenn2
Inside the door of my D6 condenser lamp house is...

Inside the door of my D6 condenser lamp house is a little notice....

ďPlace filters above the condenser for 50mm to 90mm lensesĒ
ďPlace filters below the condenser for 101mm to 135mm lenses ď

...
Forum: Travel 03-13-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,480
Posted By Glenn2
Iíve done two around the world trips so have an...

Iíve done two around the world trips so have an idea whatís involved.

Both were on open dated tickets which gave a lot of flexibility, not sure how practical that is today. Considered doing another...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Glenn2
Canít give a quality report on their services but...

Canít give a quality report on their services but another is in Victoria on Vancouver Island.

https://www.victoriacameraservice.com



Glenn
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-08-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 725
Posted By Glenn2
Looks good. Iíve had one for about half a century...

Looks good. Iíve had one for about half a century and used it to hold everything from Linhof 4x5 to a Questar 3.5Ē scope.

I occasionally use mine on sandy, salty beaches so made up a set of shoes...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,594
Posted By Glenn2
Itís sad the amount of fear and paranoia thatís...

Itís sad the amount of fear and paranoia thatís around in the affluent west.
Unfortunately it seems to allow powerful people to manipulate that fear for their advantage.

Several years ago I was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,409
Posted By Glenn2
Another data point. Iíve got two Kontur finders,...

Another data point. Iíve got two Kontur finders, the 50mm and the 35mm field of view.
The 50mm is marked 24x36 35mm , I assume the 35mm is referring to format not lens focal length.

The finder...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By Glenn2
A thought, wonder if this could be caused by...

A thought, wonder if this could be caused by reflections of stray light from the lens bouncing off something. My Omega D6 has blades built into the negative carrier that allow masking so this doesn’t...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,779
Posted By Glenn2
Iíve been clicking shutters for a bit over 65...

Iíve been clicking shutters for a bit over 65 years, Yikes! Half a century of that with Leicas. Oh for the good old daze, when you could buy Leica without taking a mortgage on your soul. At least I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,514
Posted By Glenn2
Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated, ...

Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated, then collimated!

For many years I used Barnacks as my main travel camera. Small, light and inexpensive, whatís not to like. They never gave any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2019
Replies: 238
Views: 8,745
Posted By Glenn2
Another darkroom idea Iíve had but not...

Another darkroom idea Iíve had but not implemented. Take a string of red LED Christmas lights and attach to where the walls join the ceiling. Hopefully this would work as both a safe light for black...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-24-2019
Replies: 238
Views: 8,745
Posted By Glenn2
Iíve noticed that LED tubes are available that...

Iíve noticed that LED tubes are available that are replacements for the older fluorescent tubes. They use the same fixture.

Glenn
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-22-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Glenn2
A long time ago I dabbled in stereo landscapes...

A long time ago I dabbled in stereo landscapes using the so called Cha cha technique. Shoot a slide, take a step sideways and shoot another. My viewer was a couple of those inexpensive plastic ones...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Glenn2
In the research lab I worked in before retirement...

In the research lab I worked in before retirement this was a common technique.
We also had need for water that was free of dissolved oxygen. This was prepared by boiling the water while bubbling O2...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-10-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By Glenn2
Lots of information on this site regarding Nikon...

Lots of information on this site regarding Nikon Scanners.

http://www.shtengel.com/gleb/Nikon_coolscan_4000_5000.htm


Including how to make Nikon scan run on newer versions of Windows.
I'm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-03-2018
Replies: 68
Views: 1,460
Posted By Glenn2
Mike, youíve picked a good combo for a vintage...

Mike, youíve picked a good combo for a vintage film setup. Itís what I chose back in 1971 for an around the world trip. Back then I only paid $125 for the 3g with f/3.5 5cm Elmar. Managed to pick up...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,286
Posted By Glenn2
Thatís nothing, shoot film for a lifetime and...

Thatís nothing, shoot film for a lifetime and only print the easiest ones that donít take a lot of darkroom magic. Now fast forward up to half a century when you have the ability via scanning and...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-26-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Glenn2
Yes, I’ve seen ones that are for indoor use. They...

Yes, I’ve seen ones that are for indoor use. They are often used by people measuring rooms for carpet, that sort of thing. Check a tool store or higher end hardware store they’ll probably have them...
Forum: Travel 08-17-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,192
Posted By Glenn2
Just checked Victoria events that might be of...

Just checked Victoria events that might be of interest on Labour day weekend.

Classic boat festival. August 31 - September 2 , Inner harbour, free

Victoria buskers festival. August 30 -...
Forum: Travel 08-17-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,192
Posted By Glenn2
Another thought, grab the hydrofoil from Seattle...

Another thought, grab the hydrofoil from Seattle to Victoria on Vancouver Island.
It a tourist friendly city with lots of street shooting possibilities. Think the wooden boat festival is happening...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By Glenn2
For me it tends to be on the wide side, for...

For me it tends to be on the wide side, for western cities something around 35mm. On the other hand when Iíve travelled in crowded Asian cities itís been 21mm. Under those conditions I like getting...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-22-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By Glenn2
A while back I posted about making a safety catch...

A while back I posted about making a safety catch for my Leica finder, it may help others, here's the link.

Message #60 and Tom A. comment #64

Link-> ...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By Glenn2
Iíve always bought iPads with cellular...

Iíve always bought iPads with cellular capability, but so far have only used wifi.
Firstly cell is always available if you need it, but my main reason is to get the GPS receiver that only gets...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-04-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2,995
Posted By Glenn2
My film scanning uses a flatbed Epson for medium...

My film scanning uses a flatbed Epson for medium format and larger but found it not ideal for 35mm. For 35mm I use a Nikon CS-5000 and get quite good results. Perhaps not up to drum scanners, but...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By Glenn2
Like some of the others I have Leitz Trinovid,...

Like some of the others I have Leitz Trinovid, but 8x32.

I’m amazed by how sharp they are compared to other binoculars I’ve used.
Be warned, one look and you may not be satisfied with anything...
Forum: RFF News 04-20-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By Glenn2
The worlds not round, the worlds not flat, it’s...

The worlds not round, the worlds not flat, it’s crooked!
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 03-28-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Glenn2
I always used low wattage bulbs in my lights,...

I always used low wattage bulbs in my lights, nothing special. The red filter cuts out the wavelengths that paper is sensitive to so it shouldnít matter if the source is incandescent or LED, as long...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-23-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,776
Posted By Glenn2
I recall seeing one that used a photo diode...

I recall seeing one that used a photo diode coupled to the input of a PC sound card. It gave a plot of the shutter response (is that the right word) so you could work out efficiency as well as...
Forum: Travel 01-11-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 2,038
Posted By Glenn2
Iíve traveled a fair bit in Asia and found a 21mm...

Iíve traveled a fair bit in Asia and found a 21mm very useful. Unless you want a sea of people between you and your subject you have to get close.

My mantra for travel glass, something wide,...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 11-19-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By Glenn2
The real problem is that you appear to have a...

The real problem is that you appear to have a reflection densitometer. Itís used for measuring prints and opaque objects.

You need a transmission densitometer, light on one side of the negative,...
Forum: Travel 10-30-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,746
Posted By Glenn2
Thereís an India travel web site that will answer...

Thereís an India travel web site that will answer a lot of your questions.

www.indiamike.com

Traffic is insane, itís not that expensive to hire a car and driver by the day and a lot safer. ...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-04-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 26,025
Posted By Glenn2
Good to know Cal. I've got about ten 3880 empties...

Good to know Cal. I've got about ten 3880 empties saved in case I decide to go the route you have. I still print a mix of colour and B&W so will probably stay with Epson OEM inks for a while yet. ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-31-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2,260
Posted By Glenn2
I checked neck strap, but rarely wear a camera...

I checked neck strap, but rarely wear a camera around my neck. What I do is carry the strap over a shoulder, but underneath a light jacket.
This way the camera is out of sight but ready for instant...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-21-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By Glenn2
I'm one of those who makes his own camera straps....

I'm one of those who makes his own camera straps. I buy lengths of strap from a leather supplier and custom fit to each camera. As they are for my use only I don't make them with adjustable buckles....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2017
Replies: 73
Views: 3,308
Posted By Glenn2
I've owned a pair of M4's since the late sixties...

I've owned a pair of M4's since the late sixties and never had any problem with the finders, separation or flare. One camera is an early Canada assembled M4 the other is later version from...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-09-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 50,301
Posted By Glenn2
What sad news. RIP Tom I had hoped to visit...

What sad news. RIP Tom

I had hoped to visit Vancouver this Spring and finally meet Tom face to face, sadly too late. I'm same age and have my own health problems so this comes as a wake up call to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 12-29-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 4,288
Posted By Glenn2
Some years back I had a problem that was very...

Some years back I had a problem that was very difficult to diagnose. Turned out it was a bad cable to the device, one of the connections had gotten flakey. A new cable fixed the problem.

Scanners...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-31-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By Glenn2
A local camera store gave me a couple when I...

A local camera store gave me a couple when I showed them how I was using the pouches.
Certainly worth a try.

Glenn
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-31-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By Glenn2
Another possibility are the pouches that used to...

Another possibility are the pouches that used to be given away when you bought compact flash cards. The ones I have are by Sandisk, and hold a battery on one side and an SD card on the other. They're...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 3,494
Posted By Glenn2
Frank, you may find some useful information on...

Frank, you may find some useful information on astro-landscapes here.
Link --> http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/night_sky___astrophotography.shtml

I also dug out a little night...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By Glenn2
I made a safety catch for my M4's to prevent...

I made a safety catch for my M4's to prevent finder loss.

See post #60 in this old thread.... http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49273&page=6

Glenn
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By Glenn2
My memory is that it's a No No and will likely...

My memory is that it's a No No and will likely damage the cell if you try to collapse it all the way.

I sold an M5 because it wasn't compatible with my 21mm Super Angulon.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-26-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By Glenn2
I've been shooting with a 21 SA for close to...

I've been shooting with a 21 SA for close to half a century. What works for me is a handheld meter. An incident meter is great, but a reading from palm of hand with a reflected meter + open a stop...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-19-2016
Replies: 1,344
Views: 392,853
Posted By Glenn2
The problem is that the rear element protrudes so...

The problem is that the rear element protrudes so far into the body that it hits the photo cell. Later lenses kept it retracted, early lenses not. As far as I know an M5 will not meter with the SA.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-16-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 2,460
Posted By Glenn2
Have heard that only the cellular capable iPads...

Have heard that only the cellular capable iPads have a built in GPS, the wifi models apparently use those signals for positioning which isn't as accurate. I assume a wifi only model wouldn't work for...
Forum: Travel 02-14-2016
Replies: 115
Views: 7,696
Posted By Glenn2
I've just started reading Paul Theroux's latest...

I've just started reading Paul Theroux's latest travel book Deep South.

Quite an eye opener and highly recommended. The book also has a series of Steve McCurry photos from the south.

Glenn
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 2,439
Posted By Glenn2
I had two of my cameras done by a professional...

I had two of my cameras done by a professional engraver back in the early seventies. Why did I have it done, same reason as X-Ray. To make sure I would never be tempted to sell them. And you know,...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-23-2015
Replies: 69
Views: 6,033
Posted By Glenn2
I remember back in the seventies that you could...

I remember back in the seventies that you could take a Leitz photo course in Wetzlar. As part of the course you got to use the Leica gear of your choice and wander about town shooting whatever you...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-22-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,968
Posted By Glenn2
I've often wondered how a string of red LED...

I've often wondered how a string of red LED Christmas lights would work as a safe light.
If they were mounted around the room where wall and ceiling meet it might even help keep you oriented. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2015
Replies: 158
Views: 14,581
Posted By Glenn2
My experience exactly! For street photography in...

My experience exactly! For street photography in places like India you've got to get really close or else your subject can get lost in the foreground crowd. I like to show the setting and not just...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-19-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,713
Posted By Glenn2
It wasn't just losing a camera by getting robbed...

It wasn't just losing a camera by getting robbed that bothered me. Before retirement my work was in the field of oceanography and I often took a camera to sea. Having seen what moist salty air...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-19-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 4,713
Posted By Glenn2
I know exactly what you mean, one of reasons I...

I know exactly what you mean, one of reasons I started using inexpensive Barnacks was because I enjoyed wandering off the beaten track in third world countries. Assumed I get mugged for my gear at...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-14-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,364
Posted By Glenn2
I make my own straps, including ones for Rollei. ...

I make my own straps, including ones for Rollei. The aligator clips are reuseable if in good shape. Using a Dremel type tool it's easy to grind off the back of the rivets with a small burr. The...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 04-27-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By Glenn2
The Canada Post app on my Ipad says that the US...

The Canada Post app on my Ipad says that the US letter rate is $1.26 and the rate for Europe (I used France in the app) is $ 2.63 , both in Canuck $.

That's the letter rate for up to 30 grams....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 04-18-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 4,428
Posted By Glenn2
If the CS-5000 is in good shape that price is not...

If the CS-5000 is in good shape that price is not too crazy. I've seen them for a lot more. Make sure the device that feeds film is included.

I bought mine new for ~ $1400 quite a few years ago. ...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 04-13-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,480
Posted By Glenn2
This link might be of some help. It talks about...

This link might be of some help. It talks about the 4000 model but cleaning should be similar.

http://graphic-fusion.com/sp4000.htm
Forum: RFF Polls 04-08-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 4,401
Posted By Glenn2
I'm an over the shoulder person, but only if I...

I'm an over the shoulder person, but only if I can wear a jacket over top. In cooler climes a wool sport jacket, in the tropics something light cotton to prevent sunburn. The jacket prevents the...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-20-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 4,262
Posted By Glenn2
I use the back button and AFC setting on the...

I use the back button and AFC setting on the camera (Nikon D800e). This makes it work the same as my Leicas for single photos, focus, compose, shoot. Now if the subject is moving all you need to do...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-17-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602
Posted By Glenn2
A technique I've used for comparing meters is to...

A technique I've used for comparing meters is to use a photo editor to make a JPG the size of your screen, but pure white.
Open this file and your monitor becomes a stable repeatable light source to...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 02-25-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,954
Posted By Glenn2
You will probably need a set of filters if you...

You will probably need a set of filters if you are using multigrade paper. On enlargers with colour heads you can use combinations of yellow and magenta to get similar results, but finding the...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-12-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By Glenn2
Jantar Mantar , New Delhi

Hope the gang is up for a few more time travel photos?
These again are all with 21mm Super Angulon on M4.

In the center of Delhi there's a small park containing a collection of unusual architectural...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-11-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 6,729
Posted By Glenn2
Scott, you nailed it. I had a gas mask bag for...

Scott, you nailed it. I had a gas mask bag for my gear back in the seventies when I was doing a lot of wandering in third world countries. I made draw-string soft leather pouches for lenses to keep...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By Glenn2
Delhi Sweepers

A couple more time series photos, both with the same M4 and 21mm Super Angulon. First shot was from 1970, second from 2012. Location only a couple blocks apart. ...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-09-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,389
Posted By Glenn2
Time Travel

No TARDIS needed, just a camera and a few years to collect the images. I've been looking for a place to post this street series and this looks like a good spot. Looking forward to seeing some...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-07-2015
Replies: 1,344
Views: 392,853
Posted By Glenn2
I bought my 21mm Super Angulon new for $363 and...

I bought my 21mm Super Angulon new for $363 and that included the finder. That was way back in 1969 and it's still my favorite lens for close in street photography.
These shots from last India trip...
Forum: Travel 02-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,164
Posted By Glenn2
Hi Chris, When you decide to make it over to...

Hi Chris, When you decide to make it over to Vancouver Island give a shout.
I'm located near where the ferry docks about 20km north of Victoria the capital city.
Been here since 1978 so guess that...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-20-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 8,614
Posted By Glenn2
Bill, I was one of the first to use the X100. As...

Bill, I was one of the first to use the X100. As soon as I saw the details and the fact that it had a real optical finder my pre-order went in.
I was in the planning stage for a trip to India and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-11-2015
Replies: 1,344
Views: 392,853
Posted By Glenn2
M4, 21mm f/3.4...

M4, 21mm f/3.4 version

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/5960/U5960I1216665415.SEQ.0.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 12-20-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Glenn2
Try using a strong magnet to sweep over the area...

Try using a strong magnet to sweep over the area you lost the screw. It's a good way to find such small things in difficult places.
Forum: Travel 09-01-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,608
Posted By Glenn2
Vic, I just checked for local events that might...

Vic, I just checked for local events that might interest you while in Victoria.

On the 13th and 14th there is a chalk festival happening along Government street and at the BC museum (across from...
Forum: Travel 07-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,608
Posted By Glenn2
Hi Vic. I've been living just north of Victoria...

Hi Vic. I've been living just north of Victoria for the past 36 years. You picked one of the best times of the year to visit. Weather is still warm and the summer crowds are back to...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 06-30-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,063
Posted By Glenn2
Other than framed prints that go on walls I've...

Other than framed prints that go on walls I've been using Itoya art portfolios.
Link --> http://artprofolio.com/AP_Professional.htm

They come in a number of sizes but I've only used 8 1/2' x 11"...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-26-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 6,088
Posted By Glenn2
I upgraded to an X-100S from X-100 about a week...

I upgraded to an X-100S from X-100 about a week ago. I find it better than the 100 but not by a huge amount, both cameras are superb tools, the 100S just has a sharper edge.

At my stage in life,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-05-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,491
Posted By Glenn2
Another happy CS-5000 user here. I now scan my...

Another happy CS-5000 user here. I now scan my negs and slides and print them on an Epson 3880 rather than in the wet darkroom. It's much easier to tweak contrast and do adjustments with software and...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-22-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,784
Posted By Glenn2
Yes, I've done exactly that. So far only with a...

Yes, I've done exactly that. So far only with a couple of Kodachrome slides.

My setup is D800e, 60mm Micro Nikor (it does 1:1) and SB800 flash aimed into a homemade light sphere. I also have a Nikon...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By Glenn2
Just don't forget which one you are using when it...

Just don't forget which one you are using when it comes time to remove the base plate. Taking the base off to change a card and seeing a naked roll of film on the take-up spool can spoil your day!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 5,499
Posted By Glenn2
If you can spring for the extra $ the D800 is...

If you can spring for the extra $ the D800 is quite a camera. I had been shooting with a D300 for a while and decided to go full frame. My lenses are a mix of DX & FF and both work well on the D800. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,067
Posted By Glenn2
Here's one from the 1969 Calgary Stampede, M3...

Here's one from the 1969 Calgary Stampede, M3 and 35mm cron.

I've got tons of old images but by the time I down size them to 600 pixels they look like crap and I never bother posting. I don't do...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,536
Posted By Glenn2
Fences wouldn't be a problem with one of these...

Fences wouldn't be a problem with one of these puppies...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M5SSkkBgAvQ

Glenn ;-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-18-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,557
Posted By Glenn2
Glad to hear your positive report. I have one...

Glad to hear your positive report. I have one ordered to use on a D800e. Word on the grape vine is that it exceeds the big name 35 f/1.4 lenses optically but isn't weather sealed as well, so be...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-18-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 6,070
Posted By Glenn2
Count me as another big fan of the X-100. I had...

Count me as another big fan of the X-100. I had my name down for one as soon as I saw the specifications. A proper optical finder with framelines plus large sensor and fast prime were sure to be a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 12-04-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,504
Posted By Glenn2
I'm another that's been taking low dose selenium...

I'm another that's been taking low dose selenium for years. I live in an area that's low in the element and grow much of my own food. A friend who raises goats in the area has to add Se to their feed...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-02-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 4,762
Posted By Glenn2
What a coincidence, I picked up a 3g just last...

What a coincidence, I picked up a 3g just last month and it's only 16 away from your serial number. It's my second 3g and was purchased for pure nostalgia as was the 3f bought 4 years ago.

I'd...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-29-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 4,214
Posted By Glenn2
I've done a fair bit of India travel over the...

I've done a fair bit of India travel over the years and the main thing I can suggest is keep it simple! DON'T take too much gear!

My first trip to India was 42 years ago with a couple of M4's and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-11-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,794
Posted By Glenn2
As long as you keep your film in your carry on...

As long as you keep your film in your carry on baggage you'll be OK. The stuff that goes into the hold may or may not be x-rayed, but if it is they will use a high dose that will fog film for sure....
Forum: Travel 09-04-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By Glenn2
Both my ATW trips were back in the 1970's, one in...

Both my ATW trips were back in the 1970's, one in 71 and the other spread over 76-77. Last year I was thinking of doing another ATW and found this site... http://www.perpetualtravel.com/rtw/

Ended...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-05-2012
Replies: 41
Views: 5,243
Posted By Glenn2
Any fans of the sci-fi series Lexx here on...

Any fans of the sci-fi series Lexx here on RFF?
You might get a chuckle from this clip... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDKo7pTwIwA

Glenn ;-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 2,532
Posted By Glenn2
Was just out in the back yard and got a few...

Was just out in the back yard and got a few reasonable shots. The day started cloudy here on Vancouver Island but has cleared to broken cloud. For gear I used a 3.5" Questar scope with the dense...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,181
Posted By Glenn2
Apple computers seem to leave small files on...

Apple computers seem to leave small files on memory cards after they've been used in the machine. I wonder if it's these files that are causing the problem? Formatting in the camera would remove...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-22-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,294
Posted By Glenn2
It depends on what month and where you are...

It depends on what month and where you are planning to go in India. Temperatures can range from chilly to blast furnace hot, so plan accordingly. Clothing is inexpensive in India so picking up what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,318
Posted By Glenn2
I lost the red dot off my 50mm Summicron in India...

I lost the red dot off my 50mm Summicron in India 42 years ago.
Looked for a little ruby cabochon to replace it but no luck finding one the right size. Did find one of Persian turquoise that's a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-08-2012
Replies: 126
Views: 11,476
Posted By Glenn2
I think too many people on this forum are gear...

I think too many people on this forum are gear heads who are hung up on the tools rather than the images they produce. Each camera has its strong and weak points, none are perfect for everything....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,052
Posted By Glenn2
I've still got an analog exposure calculator of...

I've still got an analog exposure calculator of sorts. Mine is in the form of a slide rule and is used for night exposures. It was printed in Popular Photography back in the sixties. The idea was...
Forum: Travel 12-29-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,521
Posted By Glenn2
I've traveled a fair bit in Southeast Asia but...

I've traveled a fair bit in Southeast Asia but most of my info is getting dated. I spent most of my time in India, most recently in 2005, but got into a few of the surrounding countries, Nepal,...
Forum: Travel 12-29-2011
Replies: 121
Views: 20,034
Posted By Glenn2
Nice to see someone shooting film in Nepal...

Nice to see someone shooting film in Nepal Hyyd87, It brings back a few memories.

My Nepal trip was a long time ago in 1970 with a pair of M4s. Haven't been back since, always seem to get side...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,334
Posted By Glenn2
Good one nighstar. Have you considered...

Good one nighstar. Have you considered photo-shopping in another "S" so it's Olympuss ? ;-)
Forum: RFF Polls 12-29-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 8,892
Posted By Glenn2
Framed seven this year. A friend who is also a...

Framed seven this year. A friend who is also a RFF member has quite a few of his framed on the walls. They look so good this got me started.

The Opus shop mentioned above sometimes has sales on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 5,946
Posted By Glenn2
I hate to tell you what I paid for my 35mm...

I hate to tell you what I paid for my 35mm Summilux!

The huge sum of $190, and that was brand new in box with hood and caps. Mind you that was 40 years ago, and yes I still have it and don't want...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-22-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,970
Posted By Glenn2
There's a little spring on the side that that...

There's a little spring on the side that that needs to be held back if you want to rotate the barrel and open it up. Once it's open you can take it apart and blow out any dust.

I've found the best...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-12-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,964
Posted By Glenn2
There's a company (maxmax.com) that modifies...

There's a company (maxmax.com) that modifies DSLRs by removing the Bayer colour filter array from the sensor, turning them into true B&W cameras. What you loose in colour data you gain in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By Glenn2
You might want to check the setup menu to make...

You might want to check the setup menu to make sure cleaning is turned on. If it's anything like the D300 you can set it to clean at start-up, shut-off, or both. Turned off is also an option, this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,355
Posted By Glenn2
I've been wanting to do this for a while, but so...

I've been wanting to do this for a while, but so far have not gotten around to it. From what I've read ASA 6 is a better starting point. One could always do a test strip by using the dark slide to...
Forum: Travel 09-13-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 2,240
Posted By Glenn2
As others have said TRAVEL LIGHT! My first India...

As others have said TRAVEL LIGHT! My first India trip was 41 years ago in 1970 with a pair of M4s and three lenses, 21, 50, and 90mm. Later trips were with small inexpensive Barnacks carried in an...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 08-31-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,295
Posted By Glenn2
New owners might want to check that their camera...

New owners might want to check that their camera has the most recent firmware. There were quite a few fixes made in version 1.10 .
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-23-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,172
Posted By Glenn2
The above chart is aimed at DSLR users but should...

The above chart is aimed at DSLR users but should be of some use for rangefinders, at least for near distances. Mount it on a wall sideways and back off several feet at 45 degrees and shoot away....
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-23-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,172
Posted By Glenn2
Tobes, This link might be of help if you want to...

Tobes, This link might be of help if you want to check front/back focus.
Link---> http://focustestchart.com/focus21.pdf

The last page has a test chart that you can run off on your printer. ...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By Glenn2
Do you wear glasses? I do and can't see the all...

Do you wear glasses? I do and can't see the all of the 35mm frame line without moving my eye around or removing my glasses. For this reason I've stuck with 50mm lines for the Nokton. When shooting...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 08-15-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,050
Posted By Glenn2
The music's OK though, one of my favorites.... ...

The music's OK though, one of my favorites....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_No._14_%28Beethoven%29
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-09-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 2,616
Posted By Glenn2
In the old days we used a final bath after...

In the old days we used a final bath after washing that contained a flattening agent such as glycerol or propylene glycol. These prevent the paper from getting so dry that it curls.

Glenn
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-29-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By Glenn2
The last item on page 4 of the shooting menu is...

The last item on page 4 of the shooting menu is disp. custom setting. It allows you to choose the stuff you want displayed. OVF and EVF each have their own custom settings.

You lens hood should...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-08-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 3,079
Posted By Glenn2
If you haven't seen it yet there's an interview...

If you haven't seen it yet there's an interview with Fujifilm's Greg Poole, vice-president of imaging and recording media, about the new Finepix X100 and what Fujifilm has in store for customers in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,621
Posted By Glenn2
Good to know that the SA can be used on digital...

Good to know that the SA can be used on digital Leicas.

I've heard of software called Cornerfix that's able to fix the vignetting, anyone have experience with it? Am assuming that metering has to...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 06-07-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,762
Posted By Glenn2
Mark, I'm running Windows7 64 bit and have been...

Mark, I'm running Windows7 64 bit and have been able to get my Nikon CS-5000 to work with Nikon scan. This link should help get you on the right path. -->...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-29-2011
Replies: 81
Views: 9,690
Posted By Glenn2
Keith, is there any chance the expose...

Keith, is there any chance the expose compensation dial got bumped to a different position when you were having exposure problems.

Why I ask is because I had something similar happen and this was...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-03-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 3,362
Posted By Glenn2
It's a superb tool to carry everywhere for spur...

It's a superb tool to carry everywhere for spur of the moment shots, am enjoying mine very much.

I usually carry small cameras (Leica or X100) out of sight under a jacket, just above the hip. Just...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 8,936
Posted By Glenn2
If you're into digital photography this might be...

If you're into digital photography this might be for you.... http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/zoom/binary-people.jpg


Glenn ;-)
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-11-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,805
Posted By Glenn2
I've heard that some pre-ASPH 35mm Summilux...

I've heard that some pre-ASPH 35mm Summilux lenses will not mount on the M9 due to the rear shroud hitting part of the camera. Am not sure what serial number range is involved. Apparently you can...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-08-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By Glenn2
I don't think the price you paid is too far off,...

I don't think the price you paid is too far off, assembled in Canada doesn't seem to add any great value. I bought a very clean 3f RDST a couple years ago to replace one I stupidly sold, and missed....
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-04-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,295
Posted By Glenn2
Here's one of the JPGs from the meeting I shot...

Here's one of the JPGs from the meeting I shot with the X-100 along with a 100% crop.

Most of the settings were the defaults. The specs were, 400asa, 1/30", f/2.0 . Auto white balance appeared...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-04-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 7,407
Posted By Glenn2
I like to make my own and usually custom fit so...

I like to make my own and usually custom fit so that adjusting hardware isn't needed.

Link to another thread on the same...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-04-2011
Replies: 171
Views: 25,295
Posted By Glenn2
Picked mine up on Saturday and used it that night...

Picked mine up on Saturday and used it that night at a political event. Also took along an M4 with 90mm glass in case I couldn't get close. Was able to get close so only took 4 or 5 with the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 04-03-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6,507
Posted By Glenn2
I think his review is quite accurate. Picked up...

I think his review is quite accurate. Picked up an X100 yesterday and used it to shoot a political event last night. Took the X100 for wide shots and an M4 with 90mm TE for longer stuff.

Image...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-03-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 4,623
Posted By Glenn2
Very useful, it lets you preview framing without...

Very useful, it lets you preview framing without going to the bother of digging out the other lens and mounting it. Why worry about such a small thing, take a look at any of the higher end digital...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-20-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 4,779
Posted By Glenn2
I've used one. A little 2Mp C330 was all I took...

I've used one. A little 2Mp C330 was all I took for camera gear on a trip to India in 2005.
With decent light it's amazing what so little can do. It's fine for web use and small prints. The S330...
Forum: RFF Polls 03-04-2011
Replies: 301
Views: 25,796
Posted By Glenn2
Another science nerd here. In the sixties got a...

Another science nerd here. In the sixties got a piece of paper indicating that I was now qualified to play with chemistry sets unsupervised. ;-)

Spent a dozen years doing physical chemistry...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 03-02-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 1,632
Posted By Glenn2
Best wishes Paul, hope you have a speedy...

Best wishes Paul, hope you have a speedy recovery. The photos are great, thanks for sharing.

I was in hospital last summer having half my colon removed. Not a fun time, but there were good...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-27-2011
Replies: 90
Views: 10,904
Posted By Glenn2
Not correct, the online specs show 1280x720 @...

Not correct, the online specs show 1280x720 @ 24fps. link> http://www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilmx100/page2.asp
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-24-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,727
Posted By Glenn2
Here's a link that should help answer a few of...

Here's a link that should help answer a few of your questions... >>> http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/tib/tib5201.shtml

You DON'T want to place film in checked baggage that goes in the hold...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 02-05-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,723
Posted By Glenn2
I've found the Canon Powershot series to be quite...

I've found the Canon Powershot series to be quite good. Some have a viewfinder of sorts, even if it's only 70% coverage.

It's also possible to tweak the internal software on the Canons to do all...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-28-2011
Replies: 143
Views: 37,089
Posted By Glenn2
I hate camera bags, and over the years I've owned...

I hate camera bags, and over the years I've owned quite a few. My favorite was a war surplus gas mask bag that looked like something a hippie would use to carry dirty shorts. During the seventies I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,253
Posted By Glenn2
Another try but using a photo from this site and...

Another try but using a photo from this site and not hitting preview post which doesn't show a photo anyway....

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Edit...... That didn't work either, I'm jinxed on this site, I give up.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,253
Posted By Glenn2
Yep! That's what I usually get.... <img> and...

Yep! That's what I usually get.... <img> and NO photo. What's the matter didn't I give the secret hand shake?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,253
Posted By Glenn2
Like Olsen, I've had a lot of trouble linking to...

Like Olsen, I've had a lot of trouble linking to photos on sites other than Flickr. I don't do Flickr so have just abstained from posting anything. Will give the above directions a try and see if it...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-11-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By Glenn2
It's possible to file a little metal off the...

It's possible to file a little metal off the mount to make the lens bring up 35mm lines. Some users like to do this with 40mm lenses as they feel the 35mm frame is a better fit. Once this is done...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3,141
Posted By Glenn2
Reading this thread sure makes me glad I bought a...

Reading this thread sure makes me glad I bought a 35mm Summilux back in 1969 when they only cost $190 with hood. Still have the lens, it's a keeper!

It often lives on my old made in Canada M4. A...
Forum: Off Topic 10-10-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 1,691
Posted By Glenn2
Right you are Roger! The fancy new ones seem...

Right you are Roger!

The fancy new ones seem to be mainly driven by soccer moms who never leave the pavement.
Here's a link to a photo of a friend in his 109....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-08-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 6,474
Posted By Glenn2
Kodak used to market silver recovery filters that...

Kodak used to market silver recovery filters that were just a canister filled with steel wool. Iron is higher in the electromotive series and replaces the silver in solution. You were meant to pour...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-30-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By Glenn2
I've heard that the old 35mm Summilux won't fit...

I've heard that the old 35mm Summilux won't fit digital Leicas unless a small amount is machined off the rear of the lens. Not sure if this is for both the M8 and M9, or just the latter.

Apparently...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-18-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,251
Posted By Glenn2
This site may be of interest to people looking...

This site may be of interest to people looking for better scans with less grain.. http://www.scanhancer.com/

Looks like they are starting to supply their diffuser screens for machines other than...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-15-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By Glenn2
I fixed one for a good friend and fellow RFF...

I fixed one for a good friend and fellow RFF member a while back. The replacement foot was machined from brass and should last as long as the Leica it's used on.

It took more work than I expected,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,450
Posted By Glenn2
Something to be aware of is the fact that lenses...

Something to be aware of is the fact that lenses with an infinity lock need a special adapter. These have a cut out area for the needed clearance. I posted a photo of the different types a while...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-08-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 10,812
Posted By Glenn2
As everyone else has already said, they're tiny...

As everyone else has already said, they're tiny and very easy to carry, especially if one is traveling and doesn't want to look like a tourist. There are drawbacks though, the built in viewfinders...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-06-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 3,024
Posted By Glenn2
Sounds like you had a great time John, but...

Sounds like you had a great time John, but beware! Travel to India is VERY addictive. My first trip to the subcontinent was forty years ago in 1970 with a pair of M4s and a bag of film.

Went back...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 05-24-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By Glenn2
If you're clever with your hands this web site...

If you're clever with your hands this web site might be of help.... http://www.cyberbeach.net/~dbardell/bellows.html (http://www.cyberbeach.net/%7Edbardell/bellows.html)

Glenn
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,227
Posted By Glenn2
You've now got a lens that you won't mind using...

You've now got a lens that you won't mind using in adverse conditions.

There are techniques for filling cracks in glass but am not sure if they would be suitable for your lens. I've seen ads...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 03-13-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,051
Posted By Glenn2
Is there any way you could load VueScan on a...

Is there any way you could load VueScan on a laptop and try it out in the shop before buying?

VueScan..... http://www.hamrick.com/index.html

Glenn
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-08-2010
Replies: 85
Views: 28,409
Posted By Glenn2
New f/0.95 from Noktor

This one should be interesting.... http://noktor.com/index.php
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,548
Posted By Glenn2
If you put out big money for a finder make sure...

If you put out big money for a finder make sure it fits the camera securely! The things love to fall off when most inconvenient.
Here's the link to safety catch I made up after loosing a Leitz 21mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,548
Posted By Glenn2
You might want to take at look at this finder...

You might want to take at look at this finder review page on the CameraQuest site.... http://cameraquest.com/leicafin.htm


Glenn
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-14-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 6,374
Posted By Glenn2
I think the west coast is more 4/20 ..... ;-)

I think the west coast is more 4/20 ..... ;-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,691
Posted By Glenn2
Yes, wide lens makes a big difference, one second...

Yes, wide lens makes a big difference, one second with a 90mm would require a super-human tripod. All my 1" shots have been with 40mm or wider.

For 90mm have gotten sharp shots down to about 1/8"...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-13-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 4,691
Posted By Glenn2
One second, if I can rest my elbows on something...

One second, if I can rest my elbows on something or lean against a wall.
Controlling your breathing during shutter release is a help. You don't get a flinch with an M from the mirror going up! ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-13-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By Glenn2
Birthday Humor

Though this might give the gang a chuckle.

A good friend and fellow RFF member celebrated his birthday just before Christmas so something photo related seemed appropriate.

One of the butternut...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-09-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 5,713
Posted By Glenn2
When ever I've shot fast action with manual...

When ever I've shot fast action with manual focus, have just pre-focused where I thought the action would happen.
With a rangefinder being able to see outside the frame helps a lot, but you are...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-09-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 12,541
Posted By Glenn2
The Epson 3200 does quite a decent job with the...

The Epson 3200 does quite a decent job with the standard film holders, but you might be able to get a bit more sharpness with a custom, adjustable holder. I haven't bought one of these yet but am...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-09-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 4,226
Posted By Glenn2
Al and I had a few things in common..... ...

Al and I had a few things in common.....

Age.... Al was a year older.

Leicas... Got hooked back in the late sixties when a friendly stranger placed an M2 in my hands.

Wide angles... 21mm was...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-07-2010
Replies: 76
Views: 12,541
Posted By Glenn2
I use both CS-5000 and Epson 3200 for my scans...

I use both CS-5000 and Epson 3200 for my scans and shoot with a lot of formats, but mainly 35mm when using film. Have found that the flatbed wasn't as sharp as the CS-5000 for 35mm but it depends...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-07-2010
Replies: 44
Views: 4,410
Posted By Glenn2
Reading the review was a hoot, some VERY close to...

Reading the review was a hoot, some VERY close to the mark. This one in particular caught my eye.... "The sort of people who love the IIIf are the same sort of people who prefer shooting muzzle...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By Glenn2
If your M4-P has the black plastic tip on the...

If your M4-P has the black plastic tip on the wind lever, push in on the right end nearest the shutter button and the left side will pop out. Once the end pivots out it's easy to grab with your...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-07-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By Glenn2
As long as you're not shining it in someones...

As long as you're not shining it in someones eyes, use a small low power laser pointer. Aim the pointer at what you want to focus on and use the rangefinder to focus until you see a single red dot. ...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-01-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 5,748
Posted By Glenn2
That reminds me, I've still got a few #22 flash...

That reminds me, I've still got a few #22 flash bulbs stashed in the basement. They're the ones that look like a regular 100 watt light bulb, complete with the same screw base.

Just the thing...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-19-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2,678
Posted By Glenn2
Here's the link to a photo essay I did on carpet...

Here's the link to a photo essay I did on carpet weaving in India. http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=611003

It was all shot using Leica 3g and 3f. Lenses used were 3.5cm Summaron and 5cm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 4,058
Posted By Glenn2
What, no camouflage ? Glenn

What, no camouflage ?

Glenn
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,256
Posted By Glenn2
Thanks for that maddoc, just tried an old...

Thanks for that maddoc, just tried an old folding Summicron hood to see if it fits.

Seems to work OK, but think the retaining claws may be a little too thick to fit into the narrow Summilux...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-09-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 2,002
Posted By Glenn2
Al why didn't you do a 15mm shot with this lady...

Al why didn't you do a 15mm shot with this lady of mystery? Too smitten?

Seeing your shots on Pnet with the 15 got me hooked and I had to have one. Made my 21 Super Angulon almost seem like a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-06-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 7,264
Posted By Glenn2
How about going digital? I picked up a used...

How about going digital? I picked up a used Fluke model 51 digital thermometer a few years back. Fast response and easy to read in the darkroom. This is the current version......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1,916
Posted By Glenn2
For a good rundown on lenses that fit Nikon...

For a good rundown on lenses that fit Nikon cameras this is a useful site.... http://www.naturfotograf.com/lens_surv.html


Glenn
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-31-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Glenn2
Hope you get it sorted out, the Summaron is an...

Hope you get it sorted out, the Summaron is an under-appreciated lens that works very well wide open. I used one extensively traveling and while often wishing for faster glass never had a qualm...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-30-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Glenn2
The problem is that the adapter fouls the lens...

The problem is that the adapter fouls the lens infinity lock keeping focus from going all the way. There are adapters with a small cut out area to clear the infinity lock and these work fine. If...
Forum: Optics Theory - 07-11-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,544
Posted By Glenn2
There's a 65mm Elmar in M mount that was designed...

There's a 65mm Elmar in M mount that was designed to work on the Visoflex. Add a bellows and go closer than the 13" near focus distance.

I've had excellent results using a 50mm Componon enlarging...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-18-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 7,753
Posted By Glenn2
Here's a site that should help you find manuals...

Here's a site that should help you find manuals for your enlargers.. http://www.classic-enlargers.com/

That's some slick dark room, wonder what the $cost to build it was?

Glenn
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-23-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,467
Posted By Glenn2
I've wandered India quite a bit with Leicas,...

I've wandered India quite a bit with Leicas, starting in 1970 with a pair of M4s then switching to 3g and 3f models for later trips because of compactness and expense. The Barnacks were my beater...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-18-2009
Replies: 1,344
Views: 392,853
Posted By Glenn2
Had to send my Super Angulon to the repair shop...

Had to send my Super Angulon to the repair shop last year. It started to rattle when shaken fore and aft, and thought this might mean something loose inside. The repair man said that a couple...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-10-2009
Replies: 1,344
Views: 392,853
Posted By Glenn2
To me the 21mm Super Angulon is a special kind of...

To me the 21mm Super Angulon is a special kind of lens. Mine has produced some of my best images. The only magazine cover I ever sold was a 21 SA shot. Another time while traveling in India was...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-09-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 4,704
Posted By Glenn2
I'm another fan of concealed carry, strap over...

I'm another fan of concealed carry, strap over shoulder with camera under a light jacket. I make my own straps to fit each camera.
This thread may be of some interest as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By Glenn2
Yes, Hood #12504 is the correct one for the older...

Yes, Hood #12504 is the correct one for the older 35mm Lux. Just measured the groove in mine and it's 51mm inside diameter. If you don't tighten it all the way it should handle a filter 5.5 mm...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-09-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,646
Posted By Glenn2
Years ago I had the red dot on my 50mm Summicron...

Years ago I had the red dot on my 50mm Summicron fall out while traveling in India. Thought of getting a little ruby cabochon but found a turquoise that was a perfect fit. Ruby is also very hard and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-26-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 7,677
Posted By Glenn2
Thanks as well, enjoyed hearing a little of...

Thanks as well, enjoyed hearing a little of Midlands history.

According to Camera Quest's serial number data I own one of the Midland M4's. Have often wondered what the factory was like? Did...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Glenn2
If you have any interest in available light...

If you have any interest in available light shooting the 40mm CV Nokton may be a good choice. The lens is quite compact and f/1.4 is acceptably sharp.

Glenn
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,665
Posted By Glenn2
A good friend who's also a RFF member recently...

A good friend who's also a RFF member recently borrowed my tools to make a strap for his Leica case. He'd bought it on e-bay and the strap was cracked like yours. His now looks like new.
The rivets...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,665
Posted By Glenn2
Try going to a store that sells leather working...

Try going to a store that sells leather working craft supplies. I've bought six foot lengths of strap that are a perfect match at a local leather shop. While at the shop pick up suitable rivets, a...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-08-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 2,780
Posted By Glenn2
User surly is how I would describe it. Trying to...

User surly is how I would describe it. Trying to post an image can be so frustrating that I've just about given up trying.
Have deleted many messages after the linked photo didn't show up.

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Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-02-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,962
Posted By Glenn2
Nice to see an oldie saved from the scrap heap!...

Nice to see an oldie saved from the scrap heap! You've done a beautiful job of the conversion, thanks for sharing the before and after images.

Glenn
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-02-2009
Replies: 60
Views: 6,039
Posted By Glenn2
Have used Pan F for slow shutter speed panning...

Have used Pan F for slow shutter speed panning shots with quite a bit of success. A rangefinder is ideal for this sort of thing as you get to track the subject as it enters the frame line and follow...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By Glenn2
It's only to remind you what film is loaded. It...

It's only to remind you what film is loaded. It has no effect on how the camera operates.

Glenn
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-14-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,131
Posted By Glenn2
Am doing much the same as you Bill. I mainly...

Am doing much the same as you Bill. I mainly shoot Fuji Pro400P but also use Tri-X or HP5+ which gets home processed. Am very pleased with the Fuji material and am starting to refer to it as colour...
Forum: Large Format Film RF 12-10-2008
Replies: 50
Views: 4,956
Posted By Glenn2
As others have said, anything wider than 90mm on...

As others have said, anything wider than 90mm on 4x5" is a PITA. You start needing bag bellows, recessed boards and other expensive headaches.

When I was in a similar position my choices were...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-09-2008
Replies: 64
Views: 5,791
Posted By Glenn2
Years ago I found some thin felt with adhesive...

Years ago I found some thin felt with adhesive backing and cut a piece to fit the meter bottom. Since then haven't had a problem with marks on the top plate. Photo attached.....


Glenn
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-30-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Glenn2
Some Leitz lenses are engraved with their true...

Some Leitz lenses are engraved with their true focal length. In the manufacturing process there is a slight variation between lenses when the optics are produced. I believe it means that your lens...
Forum: Optics Theory - 11-29-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 993
Posted By Glenn2
I bought a 15mm Heliar used and it had an...

I bought a 15mm Heliar used and it had an identical problem. Ended up sending it in for repair which was a matter of tightening up screws and rings. Can't remember the cost, around $30-50??? ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-17-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By Glenn2
Anything seems possible these days when it comes...

Anything seems possible these days when it comes to cameras.

How about a grenade camera that you toss into the action? Don't laugh, check out this link......
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 11-11-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By Glenn2
A pair of small needle nose pliers are great for...

A pair of small needle nose pliers are great for grabbing the tiny end that sticks through the slot. If the film is cut off so nothing hangs up a pull usually gets the piece all the way through. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-07-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,623
Posted By Glenn2
Frank, you might find this page of interest if...

Frank, you might find this page of interest if you go with the Minolta... http://www.scanhancer.com/index.php?art=15&men=15 (http://www.scanhancer.com/index.php?art=15&men=15)

Scanhancer is a...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 4,939
Posted By Glenn2
Along for the ride.... Shot with M4 and 90mm Tele...

Along for the ride.... Shot with M4 and 90mm Tele Elmarit while traveling Kashmir.

Glenn

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/6901369-lg.jpg
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-04-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 4,939
Posted By Glenn2
Shot from the bridge of a large container ship...

Shot from the bridge of a large container ship off the East coast of Australia using a 3f and 5cm Elmar. This boat was competing in the Sydney-Hobart yacht race.

Glenn

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