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Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,980
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Kiev 4A plus 5 lenses and a viewfinder @ at...

Kiev 4A plus 5 lenses and a viewfinder @ at Thrift store for $20. They need some cleaning but I could not refuse the deal.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-12-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Steve Bellayr
How to Rewind Kiev 4A Type 3A

I came across a Kiev 4A Type 3a camera but I am at a loss of how to release the film to rewind it into the canister. On the bottom plate there is no rewind button. The bottom plate is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,384
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Nikon & Minolta sold cases that held two rolls of...

Nikon & Minolta sold cases that held two rolls of film. They were waterproof and rugged. The come available on the auction site.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-08-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 2,856
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I am interested in that red o-ring you have on...

I am interested in that red o-ring you have on viewfinder. Is it a diving storage o-ring? What size is it?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-30-2019
Replies: 124
Views: 52,453
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Try Bald Mountain Camera Repair I have not used...

Try Bald Mountain Camera Repair I have not used them but communicated with them. They repair antique cameras.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,578
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Very sad news. My condolences to his family. RIP

Very sad news. My condolences to his family. RIP
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,612
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Leica tends to have better quality control and...

Leica tends to have better quality control and longer warranties. If purchasing a new item that may be an important consideration. On used item, especially one of lower level, it is especially...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 972
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I had that happen to me. I went to paypal and...

I had that happen to me. I went to paypal and there was no problem. Go to Paypal. Check it. Then ignore. And, remember the IRS does not call. They send letters. Got one phony call from them...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Again, if you are standing on a public space you...

Again, if you are standing on a public space you can photography anything as long as it is not for commercial use. (Consider, or example, the Mall in Washington, DC: How is it possible to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-21-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The law in the USA: THERE IS NO EXPECTATION OF...

The law in the USA: THERE IS NO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY ON A PUBLIC SPACE. COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IS DIFFERENT. IF THE IMAGE IS FOR PROFIT THEN YOU NEED EITHER A PERMIT OR A WAIVER. NEWS EVENTS,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-21-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I have done it; Nikon F4 w/50mm autofocus lens. ...

I have done it; Nikon F4 w/50mm autofocus lens. Unless I need the autofocus for speed to stop motion I rarely pick up the F4. The zoom lens I found to be better.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,038
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Repair parts on the Minolta are difficult to come...

Repair parts on the Minolta are difficult to come by. M2 is much simpler to repair. But, if you need an external viewfinder for the M2 for the 28mm that will add to the cost. Why not just go for...
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-27-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,906
Posted By Steve Bellayr
A lens that has the "resolution" of images from...

A lens that has the "resolution" of images from the 1930 to 1970. It is like music you know it when you hear/see it. When someone looks at a recent photo and says to the effect that it looks like...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-19-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,634
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Who would not go digital if given a free Leica...

Who would not go digital if given a free Leica M10?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-18-2019
Replies: 95
Views: 3,634
Posted By Steve Bellayr
If I was given a free Leica digital camera I...

If I was given a free Leica digital camera I would go digital too.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-18-2019
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,980
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Polaroid SX-70 chrome & brown leather. Found in...

Polaroid SX-70 chrome & brown leather. Found in a thrift store for $9. Excellent+ condition with strap. Another Shelf queen.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 12-05-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Book: Louis Stettner: Wisdom Cries Out in the...

Book: Louis Stettner: Wisdom Cries Out in the Streets
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,820
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Leica M10. Do not take enough photos to justify.

Leica M10. Do not take enough photos to justify.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,611
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Nikon D1. Too heavy. I did not like the color...

Nikon D1. Too heavy. I did not like the color rendition. Did not like the cropped frame size.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2018
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,980
Posted By Steve Bellayr
2 rubber sunshades (hoods) for the Nikonos 35mm...

2 rubber sunshades (hoods) for the Nikonos 35mm f2.5. (I didn't know they existed until I was reading about them on a website.) I don't know how well they will work as they partially obscure the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-16-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,748
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Canon F-1 $32 Nikon S-2 w/lens $10 Nikon F-2...

Canon F-1 $32
Nikon S-2 w/lens $10
Nikon F-2 w/50mm $53
Nikon F-2 $27
Nikonos IV $20

Now, mind you all need serving.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By Steve Bellayr
IMHO: As long as the camera works I would not...

IMHO: As long as the camera works I would not worry about how it looks. These are tools that are designed to be used. They will wear.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2018
Replies: 126
Views: 5,876
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Nikkormat definitely.

Nikkormat definitely.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-15-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 2,244
Posted By Steve Bellayr
There are so many scams in this world. I was...

There are so many scams in this world. I was actually scammed twice on Amazon but they made good. IMHO the internet is more like Vegas.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-14-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2,953
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The Nikon f4 is a very heavy camera with the...

The Nikon f4 is a very heavy camera with the motor drive which is the reason I seldom use it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-09-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Slight hum or whine normal.

Slight hum or whine normal.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-15-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,743
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Two more items for the super rich.

Two more items for the super rich.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-15-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By Steve Bellayr
When I was taking photography classes the...

When I was taking photography classes the Instructor wanted me to try medium format. Later in life I purchased a Hasselblad and a Rolleiflex. Still have them but I never took a liking to them. I...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-17-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Try collectiblend.com

Try collectiblend.com
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-12-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,263
Posted By Steve Bellayr
That camera has been heavily used. Maybe she...

That camera has been heavily used. Maybe she bought it used. But, whatever the circumstances on an object such as this provenance is everything and as he admits he can not provide provenance other...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2018
Replies: 105
Views: 7,128
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Nikon F3 hp There are some exceptional fine...

Nikon F3 hp There are some exceptional fine lenses made by Nikon and Zeiss for this camera. It is also very sturdy and well designed. If you wanted an SLR to back up an M6 this would be my choice....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-08-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,554
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Leica m6 Nikkormat Nikon f4 Sorry. Only 3. ...

Leica m6
Nikkormat
Nikon f4

Sorry. Only 3. These are the three that I used the most, although I have used many others.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,168
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I looked at both the CL & Q. I thought long and...

I looked at both the CL & Q. I thought long and hard and came to the conclusion that neither met my needs or desires. Since I already have Leica M lenses the only reasonable conclusion to go from a...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-24-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By Steve Bellayr
EBC Fujinon 135mm f2.5 (42mm Pentax Mount) I...

EBC Fujinon 135mm f2.5 (42mm Pentax Mount) I could not resist: $9.00
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,247
Posted By Steve Bellayr
My two cents: The Nikon F3hp. There are many...

My two cents: The Nikon F3hp. There are many fine lenses for this camera, including Zeiss. It is easy and terribly expensive to go to a 24mm or lenses longer than 135mm or zoom lenses. The 105mm...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 8,420
Posted By Steve Bellayr
V4 over the V3 by specs but with that said I have...

V4 over the V3 by specs but with that said I have the V3 and never looked back. With great lenses like these it is the photographer that makes the lens not the lens that makes the photographer.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-06-2017
Replies: 372
Views: 61,540
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Excellent travel lens. How often does anyone go...

Excellent travel lens. How often does anyone go to 2.0?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-03-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 3,897
Posted By Steve Bellayr
When I studied photography 40 years ago my...

When I studied photography 40 years ago my photography instructor, a well known photographer, said to the effect that if you get one good photo per roll consider yourself lucky. I find that too many...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 10-03-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,479
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I have had several SD cards die for me, too. ...

I have had several SD cards die for me, too. That happened years ago and I gave up on digital. Then two years ago I tried again. Now I have two computer systems storing images and I keep the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-17-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By Steve Bellayr
When I am on your territory I must abide by your...

When I am on your territory I must abide by your rules. When you are on my territory I must be sensitive and not offend you.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 08-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,957
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I stopped using Firefox as I found many problems...

I stopped using Firefox as I found many problems with it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,529
Posted By Steve Bellayr
There are deals on ebay along with an enormous...

There are deals on ebay along with an enormous amount of junk. Recently, I picked up a pristine Elmar 50mm f2.8 screw mount with caps and case for $105.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-24-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,167
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Goodwill and Salvation Army sell their cameras...

Goodwill and Salvation Army sell their cameras online. It is not worth buying a less than very expensive or rare camera from a thrift store. Last year, the last time I purchased a camera, I bought...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-21-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-21-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The Contax system is very delicate. Buying one...

The Contax system is very delicate. Buying one off the internet is risky, especially if the prices run into the hundreds. More than like the camera will need an overhaul and there is only one...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-19-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2,379
Posted By Steve Bellayr
stevecamera.com I used his service not long ago...

stevecamera.com I used his service not long ago for 2 Nikons and a Canon. I was very satisfied. He is located in Culver City Ca. not to far.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,804
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Based on what cameras you have I would not do it.

Based on what cameras you have I would not do it.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-17-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I agree send it back for correction. It...

I agree send it back for correction. It certainly appears to be annoying to you.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 08-17-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,671
Posted By Steve Bellayr
His advice was always well thought out and very...

His advice was always well thought out and very accurate. He had informative replies to all questions.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 14,966
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Since I do not use a 28mm often & do have a 24mm...

Since I do not use a 28mm often & do have a 24mm on a Nikon I opted for the Zeiss which was at the time about half the price of a Leica, though much larger. E. Puts in his reviews rated, again, at...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,391
Posted By Steve Bellayr
M6 .72 viewfinder no problem with flare. The M6...

M6 .72 viewfinder no problem with flare. The M6 .85 flare problems. I had mine updated to the MP viewfinder flare gone.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-09-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 3,681
Posted By Steve Bellayr
How about "The Ongoing Moment" by Geoff...

How about "The Ongoing Moment" by Geoff Dyer?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,167
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I have had good luck with thrift stores in the...

I have had good luck with thrift stores in the past. But, almost all the cameras that I purchased needed a CLA or more, but I did find some rarities.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-17-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,034
Posted By Steve Bellayr
IMHO The 50mm f2.0, which was the lens that came...

IMHO The 50mm f2.0, which was the lens that came with my camera in 1969. Later I purchased a 50mm f1.4 which increased the viewfinder optics but not the image. The reviews of the 50mm f2.0 have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-15-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,167
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Goodwill (USA) puts all their cameras on auction...

Goodwill (USA) puts all their cameras on auction sites. I purchased 2 from them that they said were working. Upon examination threw them in the thrash. The Salvation Army also has an auction site...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I have been through airport x-ray with Ektar 100...

I have been through airport x-ray with Ektar 100 many times and it did NOT ruin my film.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-09-2017
Replies: 411
Views: 16,503
Posted By Steve Bellayr
A new Leica is $7000+ (US). I can't justify the...

A new Leica is $7000+ (US). I can't justify the expenditure.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-02-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,155
Posted By Steve Bellayr
M6 had a long production run and there are many...

M6 had a long production run and there are many for sale. If something disturbs you about the camera pass it up.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 993
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Although I use a digital camera with my film...

Although I use a digital camera with my film cameras I do not trust the storage on the images. Once the film is processed glassine envelopes is all you need to store the negatives. With digital I...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-23-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 4,977
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I support my local store when it comes to film...

I support my local store when it comes to film processing and enlargements. However, when purchasing vintage lenses I use the lowest price. The local store may not have these items in stock. When...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-18-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,436
Posted By Steve Bellayr
If thinking about holding value the M4 black...

If thinking about holding value the M4 black chrome would be IMHO the better bet. You are correct waiting for the repaint is difficult.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-04-2017
Replies: 58
Views: 2,713
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I suspect that leather did not wear well in a...

I suspect that leather did not wear well in a jungle environment. And, cameras for them were instruments and if film need replacement a case would be an encumbrance. Consider: What would be the...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-25-2017
Replies: 56
Views: 4,288
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Sell all three. Nothing spectacular unless you...

Sell all three. Nothing spectacular unless you are a collector.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-25-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,255
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The economy is coming back. Not only is this in...

The economy is coming back. Not only is this in cameras but on other vintage items. Vinyl is a good example.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-23-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2,153
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I use a V3 on my M6 and I am more than satisfied....

I use a V3 on my M6 and I am more than satisfied. Unless you want to sit down and make a study of images side by side and have the money to buy several lenses the V3 will suffice.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 04-20-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Nothing to worry about. The average camera buy...

Nothing to worry about. The average camera buy will realize the mistake a short 10 minutes after entering.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-18-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,705
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The rolleiflex has been appearing in...

The rolleiflex has been appearing in advertisements and movies that take place in the past.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2017
Replies: 353
Views: 23,554
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Leica M6 Leica M6ttl 0.85 Nikon F3 Nikon...

Leica M6
Leica M6ttl 0.85
Nikon F3
Nikon F4
Nikonos V
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,603
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The law is simple on this issue (at least in the...

The law is simple on this issue (at least in the USA, at last I read): You have no expectation of privacy in a public space. If you are in a private space it is up to the owner of that space to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-29-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By Steve Bellayr
1 frame Rewind to tighten press once and see if...

1 frame Rewind to tighten press once and see if the rewind spins
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,489
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Pass. For long trips the need for a second...

Pass. For long trips the need for a second camera comes in handy when shooting b&w and color, one for each camera. Lenses are easy to switch.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2017
Replies: 77
Views: 6,034
Posted By Steve Bellayr
IMHO: The 50mm f2.0 is probably the best lens in...

IMHO: The 50mm f2.0 is probably the best lens in the pre-Ai. However, the 50mm f1.4 lets in more light and is easier to focus.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-21-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Look at this way: If you do the conversion you...

Look at this way: If you do the conversion you will have fixed the problem on one camera. If you go with the adapter you can use it on additional cameras.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-20-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I use a converter. I was advised by the camera...

I use a converter. I was advised by the camera repairman that I could use a 675 hearing aid battery. If I wanted to center the battery use 20 gauge automotive wire and form a circle in the battery...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-26-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By Steve Bellayr
A lot of it is based upon body condition. It is...

A lot of it is based upon body condition. It is entirely possible to obtain a working Canon F1. But, what do you mean by working? Will a 44 year old camera need a CLA? Now we are talking about a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 7,577
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Wow seems that prices have gone up. A few years...

Wow seems that prices have gone up. A few years back I could pick them up at Thrifts for about $7. The images were excellent but the cameras fell apart.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2017
Replies: 1,852
Sticky: Camera Work
Views: 267,079
Posted By Steve Bellayr
My experiences with the XA: The images produced...

My experiences with the XA: The images produced were excellent. I picked up three at Thrifts. But, unfortunately two did not last long. Seriously, I did not feel that the camera was a substitute...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-13-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 13,551
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The camera in the new cell phones are as good or...

The camera in the new cell phones are as good or better than the point and shoots. And, since everyone is carrying a cell phone why buy a camera. Maybe, the future will be upper end professional...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-18-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,716
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The M10 may be the Leica that I am looking for.

The M10 may be the Leica that I am looking for.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,671
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Very sad & shocking news. My condolences.

Very sad & shocking news. My condolences.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-28-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,302
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Leica M-P 240 that I can afford.

Leica M-P 240 that I can afford.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,800
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I have several f1.4 lens on slrs because they...

I have several f1.4 lens on slrs because they provide better viewing and some the lenses have better optics but I almost never use f1.4. Now consider this on an slr below 1/60 the mirror slap...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-01-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Steve Bellayr
If you can pick it up in person then it could be...

If you can pick it up in person then it could be legitimate.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 10-28-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 2,262
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I have been wearing them for thirty years.

I have been wearing them for thirty years.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-27-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,980
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Nikonos IV-A w/Nikkor 35mm f2.5. I could not...

Nikonos IV-A w/Nikkor 35mm f2.5. I could not resist. It was $21. Put a battery in and the meter was working. Body in Excellent+ condition. Not sure if I have it serviced or even if I can.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 10,764
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Nikon: More lens choices. If you buy a lot of...

Nikon: More lens choices. If you buy a lot of lenses and the FE breaks you can move up to an F3.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-25-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Paid $59 which included shipped. Excellent+...

Paid $59 which included shipped. Excellent+ condition on Ebay from a Leica dealer.
Forum: Yashica RF 10-19-2016
Replies: 36
Views: 3,869
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Having used both the Canon & Yashica it is easy...

Having used both the Canon & Yashica it is easy to agree that the Canon is easier to carry. However, I found the the lens on the Yashica is better. And, even though the Yashica is larger than the...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-08-2016
Replies: 153
Views: 14,521
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I am definitely not an audiophile despite 2600+...

I am definitely not an audiophile despite 2600+ cds, 1300+ albums, 3 stereo systems, 4 guitars, one each violin and piano. Seriously, I am not an audiophile.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-04-2016
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,980
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Nikonos 20mm lens w/viewfinder & a green Nikonos...

Nikonos 20mm lens w/viewfinder & a green Nikonos V w/20mm sea&sea lens. I have been wanting a green one to back up my red. The 20mm lens may be better for diving as I always found the 35mm a little...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-29-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 3,051
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I was in London at the their major museum and...

I was in London at the their major museum and viewed a painting that was 5000 years old and I was amazed at how lifelike ant modern the image was. There is one in Washington DC from about the same...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-22-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,803
Posted By Steve Bellayr
IMHO Have V Fungus. Haze can be cleaned Fungus...

IMHO Have V Fungus. Haze can be cleaned Fungus not all the time can be removed. I would gamble on haze not on fungus.
Forum: Digital Compacts 09-15-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 2,903
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Nikonos V. You can use it in the pool and the...

Nikonos V. You can use it in the pool and the ocean and even diving. The standard lens is a Nikon 35mm f2.5 which is of the same design of the 35mm f2.5 rangefinder lens for Nikon.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-15-2016
Replies: 33
Views: 2,376
Posted By Steve Bellayr
For film each roll of film is given a number. ...

For film each roll of film is given a number. For example Leica will get a number starting with L-1001, and Nikon N N-1001. Your could if you wish at the year behind the number. Each camera gets...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-07-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 8,010
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I have no experience with the Leica SLR. ...

I have no experience with the Leica SLR. Obviously, I prefer the Leica M. When it comes to SLRs I went with Nikon. There are more lenses and they are at lower prices. IMHO
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-07-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 5,092
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Feel free to call me by that appellation. I have...

Feel free to call me by that appellation. I have been called far worse. And, in the long run it is as good as it gets.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-06-2016
Replies: 68
Views: 5,092
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I know of no reference nor have I found any...

I know of no reference nor have I found any reference to this being an obscene word. The linguistic origin appears to come from the phrase "Yankee Doodle Dandy;' and in the late 19th Century it is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-04-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,325
Posted By Steve Bellayr
On the other hand is it really worth replacing. ...

On the other hand is it really worth replacing. How bad is the chip?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-04-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 2,325
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Try: Steve’s Camera Service Center: 4355 S....

Try: Steve’s Camera Service Center: 4355 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City,
Ca. 90230 (310) 397-0072
I have used them for 2 Nikon Fs and a Canon
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-27-2016
Replies: 144
Views: 12,028
Posted By Steve Bellayr
In the US for the past thirty years there has...

In the US for the past thirty years there has been a movement to privatize all education, not just colleges. If you followed the trend over the past 50 years the value of a college education has...
Forum: Travel 08-23-2016
Replies: 80
Views: 5,914
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I agree walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is a...

I agree walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is a magnificent experience. Other places are Coney Island, Brighton Beach, and Sheepshead Bay. Take a strong look at the Handball Courts just of West 5th...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-06-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 3,869
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I have come to the opinion that most articles in...

I have come to the opinion that most articles in Camera Magazines are extolling the virtue of the purchase, nothing else. Just like movie reviews all movies are worth seeing because "they are fun." ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-12-2016
Replies: 55
Views: 5,397
Posted By Steve Bellayr
How about: I don't have a camera to put the lens...

How about: I don't have a camera to put the lens on?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 06-08-2016
Replies: 95
Views: 9,766
Posted By Steve Bellayr
IMHO: The Leica M6 for around $1200 is your best...

IMHO: The Leica M6 for around $1200 is your best bet as it has all the frame lines from 28 to 135 and a meter. It will also function without a meter. As for film: When using film v digital you...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-08-2016
Replies: 38
Views: 4,255
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Back in the 1960s when I studied photography he...

Back in the 1960s when I studied photography he was one that we looked at. Of course, since then many others have come to light and new ones added. Tastes and times have changed.
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 06-08-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 5,190
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Can someone digitally enhance this photo and put...

Can someone digitally enhance this photo and put a crown on his head?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-17-2016
Replies: 43
Views: 8,590
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I had the same thoughts. I looked at the reviews...

I had the same thoughts. I looked at the reviews of the 75mm Summarit v 75mm Summicron. Size and price were a factor. Also, as a portrait lens how much use would I get out of it? In addition, I...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-05-2016
Replies: 83
Views: 7,608
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Reading the biographies of photographers I...

Reading the biographies of photographers I learned that many had specialist who did the printing. I do not do my own printing as it is too time consuming and not cost effective to have a portion of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,659
Posted By Steve Bellayr
naturfotograf rates them as equal. Both received...

naturfotograf rates them as equal. Both received a 5.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-14-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 7,005
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Nikon F3hp w/50mm f1.4 lens (AiS).

Nikon F3hp w/50mm f1.4 lens (AiS).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-22-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Use a recommended cleaning agent and cloth. Some...

Use a recommended cleaning agent and cloth. Some lenses have more delicate coating on the front of the lens than others with that said the front of the lens will get dirty if a filter is not used. ...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-18-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 2,176
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I do not know about Fuji. The app on my Iphone...

I do not know about Fuji. The app on my Iphone matches up correctly with my hand held meter and other cameras with meters.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-03-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 2,609
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The article is for young people who have no...

The article is for young people who have no experience and limited funds. This models are readily available in working condition. I agree on Nikkormat, Spotmatic, and Minolta.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,270
Posted By Steve Bellayr
If you prefer 90/135 lenses best bet stay with an...

If you prefer 90/135 lenses best bet stay with an SLR. There is an M6 with a .85 viewfinder that works well with the 90mm but even the 135mm lens is difficult. A rangefinder is designed to be...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,098
Posted By Steve Bellayr
App on I phone works for me. I checked against...

App on I phone works for me. I checked against hand held meter and meters in various cameras.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-11-2015
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,980
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Hood for Nikon 70-210mm Af f4-5.6 w/caps and...

Hood for Nikon 70-210mm Af f4-5.6 w/caps and filter and aa batteries for my F4.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-09-2015
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,980
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Nikon 70-210mm Af f4-5.6 w/caps and filter $10.49...

Nikon 70-210mm Af f4-5.6 w/caps and filter $10.49 Mint.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-26-2015
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,980
Posted By Steve Bellayr
giotto tan camera bag

giotto tan camera bag
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By Steve Bellayr
IMHO: Wait until you have enough money for an M6...

IMHO: Wait until you have enough money for an M6 and a 50mm Summicron then decide. If you do buy it and do not like it you can always resell them.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By Steve Bellayr
IMHO: Cut your losses and sell it cheap. Fungus...

IMHO: Cut your losses and sell it cheap. Fungus can not always be removed & it does cause etching on the glass. A basic cleaning is around $100 US + shipping.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-04-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 2,966
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Texas is not big into the first amendment.

Texas is not big into the first amendment.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-23-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,759
Posted By Steve Bellayr
CLAs generally run $125+ & these cameras are...

CLAs generally run $125+ & these cameras are probably worth less than that amount. Try lighter fluid on a q-tip on the focus ring. If you can hold the shutter open go in from the back. It might...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-22-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,431
Posted By Steve Bellayr
AA's photos make the camp look like a summer...

AA's photos make the camp look like a summer vacation or at least the ones that were posted. C-B in the 1930's stated of AA to the effect: That the world is falling apart and AA is taking pictures...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-20-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 4,652
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Bought a digital camera for my son. He used it...

Bought a digital camera for my son. He used it three years. He dropped it and it broke. Computer crashed and he lost all his photos. Bought a film camera for my wife...Canon AE-1, used maybe four...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-17-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,694
Posted By Steve Bellayr
As I recall there may be issues with repairing...

As I recall there may be issues with repairing the CLE as spare parts are no longer being made.
Forum: Olympus RF 09-06-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Qualitative no because I am not certain what you...

Qualitative no because I am not certain what you mean by "skips some frames." Are you familiar with film cameras? Do you referring to the leader? After you close the back you need to advance the...
Forum: Olympus RF 09-06-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By Steve Bellayr
A word of caution to those new to film: Once the...

A word of caution to those new to film: Once the back is closed and you begin taking photographs OBSERVE the remind knob when you advance the film. If the film is advancing correctly then the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 3,289
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Coincidence: Today I took out an F2 (no meter)...

Coincidence: Today I took out an F2 (no meter) for the first time. Loaded it with Tri-x. Took a reading with my cell phone lightmeter app and began. It was no different than any other camera. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,508
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Takumar 50mm f1.4 m mount? I never heard of this...

Takumar 50mm f1.4 m mount? I never heard of this animal. Please explain.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 08-27-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I used Henry Scherer work on my Contax II and...

I used Henry Scherer work on my Contax II and lenses. I highly recommend him. I believe he is the expert. The camera takes standard 35mm film without trimming. The II pre-war is different from...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 6,112
Posted By Steve Bellayr
If cost is an issue go for the f2. I am...

If cost is an issue go for the f2. I am satisfied with the 85mm f2.0. But, I must add that I also own the 105mm f2.5. With portraits it is more capturing the personality of the person than the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-19-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Yes. I spent several years studying still...

Yes. I spent several years studying still photography with Walter Rosenblum.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-08-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 4,921
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Go ahead and do it. Sounds better than mowing...

Go ahead and do it. Sounds better than mowing the lawn.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-16-2015
Replies: 98
Views: 10,448
Posted By Steve Bellayr
4 me it is fantastic on portraits...f5.6 & f4

4 me it is fantastic on portraits...f5.6 & f4
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-16-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I had my M6ttl 0.85 viewfinder upgraded. I could...

I had my M6ttl 0.85 viewfinder upgraded. I could tell the difference. Before the upgrade the viewfinder (center patch) would flare or white out. Now it does not. By consensus (There are...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-15-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,961
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The greatest compliment: "Please bring your...

The greatest compliment: "Please bring your camera."
Forum: RFF News 07-15-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 5,529
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Life just gets more confusing. It took me sixty...

Life just gets more confusing. It took me sixty years to learn how to use film and pick a good bourbon and now its Adobe Flash. What's next?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-01-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 4,230
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Sometimes you read a book or a statement and...

Sometimes you read a book or a statement and wonder about the meaning. Most times you question yourself for not understanding it when it reality it is the writer that can not communicate properly or...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 06-20-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,372
Posted By Steve Bellayr
FYI: They take the old mercury batteries. You...

FYI: They take the old mercury batteries. You can use a Criscam converter. And, a Bower hood w/cap 30.5mm works.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-12-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 5,315
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Seriously, one camera? No. When I take photos...

Seriously, one camera? No. When I take photos of family members I have one camera for B&W and one for color. (We are talking film cameras. With a digital an M240 would suffice but $7k+ is out of...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-10-2015
Replies: 89
Views: 11,316
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The two questions that need to be asked are: 1. ...

The two questions that need to be asked are: 1. How many of each print will be issued? Is it an open ended print run? and, 2. How is the print produced? Different productions have different...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-10-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,978
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Last year DAG worked on a Nikon S2 for me there...

Last year DAG worked on a Nikon S2 for me there was no problem.
Forum: RFF News 06-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,409
Posted By Steve Bellayr
There is another article on the internet which...

There is another article on the internet which seems to state that the FCC is looking into this and plans to vote on June 18th reference business & robocalling.
Forum: RFF News 06-05-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,409
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I just sent paypal a strongly worded complaint...

I just sent paypal a strongly worded complaint ref. this robo calling. The reason I went to cell phone was to stop robo calling. If everyone starts complaining to them maybe something will happen. ...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-05-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,608
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Where I live in the winter humidity tends to be...

Where I live in the winter humidity tends to be low. In the summer I run the air conditioner which removes moisture. I store my gear with desicant packages. I am pretty sure that unless you live...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Steve Bellayr
9cm Collapsible Worth Cleaning

Looking for some advice. I picked up a 9cm collapsible M-mount 1955 (distance in meters) for $89, which is not a bad price. However it has 2 issues, a number scratched into the front ring,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Excellent! You really capture the feeling of the...

Excellent! You really capture the feeling of the Subway.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 05-30-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 12,042
Posted By Steve Bellayr
A digital camera is essentially a computer with a...

A digital camera is essentially a computer with a lens attached to it, IMHO, much like a cell phone. When computers get old they are worthless. Notice how old computers loose all there value...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Bertram Solcher just came out with a book: The...

Bertram Solcher just came out with a book: The Leica M Photographer. It is available for pre-order at Amazon for around $31. I have not seen it but have ordered it.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 05-25-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By Steve Bellayr
On a sunny day with iso 400 tri-x you will be...

On a sunny day with iso 400 tri-x you will be using f8 or f11 which provides you with a wide depth of field that will be in focus therefore it is not necessary to be concerned about focusing on a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-24-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,583
Posted By Steve Bellayr
That is the way it supposed to look.

That is the way it supposed to look.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,044
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The .72 viewfinder works great wit a 35mm focal...

The .72 viewfinder works great wit a 35mm focal length lens. Keep an extra set of batteries with you as you will never know when the batteries fail. They are small. When the M6 is not being used...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 05-17-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 5,334
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I used a Nikon F4 and D1 and don't remember...

I used a Nikon F4 and D1 and don't remember having this problem when shooting quickly.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-15-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By Steve Bellayr
CONDITION CONDITION CONDITION CLA + Lens...

CONDITION CONDITION CONDITION CLA + Lens service + vulcanite + shipping $300+ Leica IIIf + lens (BD) in average working condition $350 maybe a little more I'd let some picker buy it and try...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Certainly one of my favorite set-ups south of the...

Certainly one of my favorite set-ups south of the border: M6ttl0.85 w/50mm elmar-m. I might also point out the for me Ektar 100 works and there is no need for f2.0.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-12-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 33,913
Posted By Steve Bellayr
None of the above. I have all those lengths + a...

None of the above. I have all those lengths + a 500mm. Though nothing in between. Each has its use. For me lenses are tools that have differing uses.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-12-2015
Replies: 209
Views: 29,376
Posted By Steve Bellayr
We know what BOKEH is. Changing the word is...

We know what BOKEH is. Changing the word is confusing.
Forum: Off Topic 05-12-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 2,212
Posted By Steve Bellayr
In Florida they can no longer use the phrase...

In Florida they can no longer use the phrase "Climate Change."
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,056
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Which one would be the 911 and the Boxster. ...

Which one would be the 911 and the Boxster. Seriously, a Leica in any 2 seater convertible sports car goes well. For extras: add a Rolex or any expensive watch and a beautiful woman. How do you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 4,120
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I, too, detest selfies. Catherine Deneuve in...

I, too, detest selfies. Catherine Deneuve in that photo is 71. Not too shabby.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-10-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,150
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Nikon F2 still boxed, never used, Canon F1 never...

Nikon F2 still boxed, never used, Canon F1 never used, Nikon Photomic F2 with 50mm f2.0 lens and carrying case barely used: Total $110 in one day. But and this is the but the foam in all three...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-08-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,472
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I use an app on my smartphone. I tested it to...

I use an app on my smartphone. I tested it to hand held and the meters in my camera and found in "dead on" accurate.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-08-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,352
Posted By Steve Bellayr
You had talent. Why did you stop?

You had talent. Why did you stop?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 4,203
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Keith, you Australians never give up.

Keith, you Australians never give up.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 4,203
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age...

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-01-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,624
Posted By Steve Bellayr
You will find out tomorrow: 2 April. Please keep...

You will find out tomorrow: 2 April. Please keep us posted.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 03-30-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,897
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Here's what I would do: Load your Canon w/color...

Here's what I would do: Load your Canon w/color film and your Leica w/B&W. Take the same photo with each camera and you will not need to upload to photoshop to convert to B&W. W/portraits I try to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-24-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 15,669
Posted By Steve Bellayr
In the US if you are in a public area or...

In the US if you are in a public area or facility, unless otherwise posted, photography is permitted. There is no expectation of privacy on the public streets, playgrounds, etc. You can definitely...
Forum: Travel 03-23-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,245
Posted By Steve Bellayr
It is not burnout. It is homesickness.

It is not burnout. It is homesickness.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-23-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,392
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I think a better way of stating this question is:...

I think a better way of stating this question is: "Is the influence of this artist greater than the sum of his/her individual works?"
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-16-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3,187
Posted By Steve Bellayr
A good usable summitar can be had for under $300,...

A good usable summitar can be had for under $300, certainly under $400. I would think long and hard about your lens repair versus putting it on the shelf and getting a workable one. Either way good...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-09-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4,728
Posted By Steve Bellayr
E. Puts addressed this issue in his most recent...

E. Puts addressed this issue in his most recent volume. Summation: Digital Leica B&W equal to Leica Analog Film & Wet Printing. What I do is have a Lab scan my negatives and print the image using...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By Steve Bellayr
IMHO you do not need another lens. Stay where...

IMHO you do not need another lens. Stay where you are currently and enjoy the photos. Work on your craft.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-05-2015
Replies: 68
Views: 5,944
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Let's alter the question to 'What does the...

Let's alter the question to 'What does the photographer want to communicate to the viewer?' For example: A selfie in front of a monument states 'Look at me I was here.' That may be a story but is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-02-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I have no idea what is wrong with No. 2 but it is...

I have no idea what is wrong with No. 2 but it is the one I like best of the two. I feel the first is just average but the second has a truly unique vintage look. Maybe try experimenting to see if...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 2,418
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I have been using it for years. It replaced my...

I have been using it for years. It replaced my handheld. It is as accurate as my M6.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,927
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Both are very much still in the game. Highly...

Both are very much still in the game. Highly recommended.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-17-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,414
Posted By Steve Bellayr
What conditioner do you use on the Vulcanite? I...

What conditioner do you use on the Vulcanite? I have used the micro-crystalline Renaissance wax before. It is great! And, easier to use than any other wax. Will not try it on the metal. Hadn't...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,861
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Go to collectiblend for current prices.

Go to collectiblend for current prices.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-30-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 4,046
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Carry on bags okay. Do not need lead lined. ISO...

Carry on bags okay. Do not need lead lined. ISO up to 400 no problem. Do not place in bags to be checked. That is where they use a stronger xray.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-15-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 4,426
Posted By Steve Bellayr
When I want to touch up something I use water...

When I want to touch up something I use water based paint, preferably Winsor Newton. If you do not like how it comes out water will remove the paint. You can cover it with Renaissance...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-24-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,096
Posted By Steve Bellayr
BD were not made with self timers. ...

BD were not made with self timers. collectiblend.com for prices better than auction site
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-23-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 4,291
Posted By Steve Bellayr
The reason to buy a Leica body is to put Leica...

The reason to buy a Leica body is to put Leica lenses on it.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-21-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 9,453
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I have used the Luxi light meter for over a year....

I have used the Luxi light meter for over a year. It consistently agrees with the meter in my M6. It is easier to use than a hand held light meter.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-19-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 7,112
Posted By Steve Bellayr
IMHO I have found that absolutely no one is...

IMHO I have found that absolutely no one is interested in anything but images of people and tangible places associated with those people, their homes or places of work. Landscapes, trees etc. unless...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-19-2014
Replies: 391
Views: 65,676
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I can not justify 7k+ + special computer...

I can not justify 7k+ + special computer equipment, storage, & programs for the number of photos that I take. Barely, get to use the film cameras that I own.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-05-2014
Replies: 201
Views: 17,015
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Maybe, if it has not been done we could send his...

Maybe, if it has not been done we could send his wife this thread with good wishes.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,819
Posted By Steve Bellayr
FYI: collectiblend.com for camera and lens...

FYI: collectiblend.com for camera and lens prices. Ebay is not the best source for prices. Much on ebay depends on the reputation of the seller and how well he/she photographs the item. I agree:...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 2,863
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Use good lenses on it and you probably will not...

Use good lenses on it and you probably will not be disappointed. But, then again those good lenses will cost more than the camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,760
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Aesthetically, I find it unpleasing. But, I...

Aesthetically, I find it unpleasing. But, I question the predominate belief that a black Leica is the most secretive shooter. When you have photographers with large motor drive/zoom lens cameras...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-24-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By Steve Bellayr
No. Absolutely not. People Do Not want...

No. Absolutely not. People Do Not want constructive criticism; they want praise. This has been my personal experience over the years.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-22-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 4,756
Posted By Steve Bellayr
Writing about camera repair: I was asked by a...

Writing about camera repair: I was asked by a friend who replaces Light Seals? Does KEH still perform this service for $45? Any other recommendations? Thanks.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-19-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,149
Posted By Steve Bellayr
If I were King I'd hire you to take my pictures...

If I were King I'd hire you to take my pictures and not worry about what camera you were using.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1,273
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I use a criscam. I saw no point in going for the...

I use a criscam. I saw no point in going for the expensive conversion. The nice thing about this converter is that you can remove it and put in on another camera. The one for the OM-1 works on...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 11-18-2014
Replies: 168
Views: 17,125
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I use an iphone.

I use an iphone.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-16-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 16,164
Posted By Steve Bellayr
A person has 3 ages. They are 1. Chronological;...

A person has 3 ages. They are 1. Chronological; 2. Physical; and 3. Mental. Which age do we post?
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2014
Replies: 103
Views: 8,364
Posted By Steve Bellayr
I was inadvertently at the G20 summit in Mexico. ...

I was inadvertently at the G20 summit in Mexico. I photographed many of the security people. I was approached several times and told them that I was a tourist. I was never asked to show ID. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2014
Replies: 8,958
Views: 874,980
Posted By Steve Bellayr
SBOOI for my Leica screw mount. It does make...

SBOOI for my Leica screw mount. It does make viewing much easier.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-09-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,106
Posted By Steve Bellayr
1. 120 film is more expensive to process and...

1. 120 film is more expensive to process and scan
2. Why scan every roll of film before you see how they come out
3. 120 film is most effective with large prints IMHO 11x14 or larger
4. ...
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