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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 483
Views: 64,915
Posted By bgetty
^^ Nice one, Michael! Serious face for a...

^^ Nice one, Michael! Serious face for a festive-looking occasion.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48162591896_0ece731c75_c.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,725
Views: 320,868
Posted By bgetty
Nikon F, 28mm &...

Nikon F, 28mm &...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 964
Posted By bgetty
I had to send in my Leica II to get sorted out...

I had to send in my Leica II to get sorted out after a business card mishap. User error maybe, but I'm never trying that technique again.

I've started to pre-trim the leaders on a handful of my...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 573
Views: 104,890
Posted By bgetty
Recently w/ Leica M2, LTM Color-Skopar 35mm...

Recently w/ Leica M2, LTM Color-Skopar 35mm...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,302
Views: 335,563
Posted By bgetty
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48162740237_e9...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48162740237_e9d9603245_b.jpg
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 342
Views: 118,572
Posted By bgetty
Sold this lens in M-mount a few years back and...

Sold this lens in M-mount a few years back and always kicked myself for it. Recently picked up a chrome LTM version for my Leica II, but I've been using it more often on my newly acquired M2. It's...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By bgetty
Love that first shot! For more Rollei 35...

Love that first shot! For more Rollei 35 inspiration, be sure to check out https://rollei-35.tumblr.com/ -- a project run by our very own Zeno (username petronius) and one of my all-time favorite...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-05-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By bgetty
Man develops 27 rolls of his old C-41...

...and makes a 40-page zine with the photos that aren't terrible.

https://78.media.tumblr.com/3c92a56701100df919f70325e6937be6/tumblr_p9vp1fxf9Y1rbbb43o1_500.jpg

My latest project is called...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-24-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 11,950
Posted By bgetty
oleg, so glad to hear you're back in...

oleg, so glad to hear you're back in business!

i'm planning to send you my zorki 1d for a CLA, but i'm curious, do you also perform work on industar-22 lenses? i have a copy that looks near-mint,...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-09-2018
Replies: 2,528
Views: 621,669
Posted By bgetty
john, your photos are one of the reasons i...

john, your photos are one of the reasons i decided to finally pick up an X100F. love the work on your blog!

would you mind sharing what your processing is like? you're achieving a very distinctive,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-11-2016
Replies: 2,534
Views: 366,895
Posted By bgetty
love this one, chris. did you have a chance to...

love this one, chris. did you have a chance to take a photo of the sign next to the newly vacant lot?

if so they would make a great pairing in a book, or mounted & displayed. great mix of wry humor...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-08-2015
Replies: 4,566
Views: 1,302,107
Posted By bgetty
wow, really loving this. great work.

wow, really loving this. great work.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-29-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,609
Posted By bgetty
Thanks so much, all. Appreciate the follow and...

Thanks so much, all.


Appreciate the follow and the kind words. Always enjoy seeing your work when it pops up on my Tumblr dash!
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-28-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,609
Posted By bgetty
Thanks so much, Robert! Mailing out a first...

Thanks so much, Robert! Mailing out a first shipment early next week. Will be sure to sign. :)
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-28-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1,609
Posted By bgetty
First book! Maps to Stockton Vol. I

Hello friends,

Thought I'd share some good news with you all. I've been working on splitting up a project that I've been working on (proactively and passively) for the past 5 years or so: Maps to...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 5,904
Posted By bgetty
iPhone 6 w/ light VSCO...

iPhone 6 w/ light VSCO editing:

http://41.media.tumblr.com/a19ce3e39fbf94f277575a58421d54e1/tumblr_nni73kaeZq1rbbb43o1_1280.jpg
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-03-2014
Replies: 2,528
Views: 621,669
Posted By bgetty
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7576/15932493632_de...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7576/15932493632_dec1ddcfc6_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7471/15745710278_c533311b1e_c.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7526/15745859560_b27b3abc7c_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,671
Posted By bgetty
love these.

love these.
Forum: Other RF 08-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4,099
Posted By bgetty
recently picked up the 35mm voigtlander finder...

recently picked up the 35mm voigtlander finder from a member here at a good price. it is very well-crafted and wonderful to use.

the old canon finders are also good, though lacking frame/bright...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-08-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 10,911
Posted By bgetty
the mju/infinity stylus is probably my favorite...

the mju/infinity stylus is probably my favorite camera overall. it's given me more personal "keepers" than any other camera i own. i prefer it over the II/stylus epic for its larger size and...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-07-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,163
Posted By bgetty
consider how ridiculous this statement sounds to...

consider how ridiculous this statement sounds to an objective person not immersed in leica-lore: "Losing the mounting rings for my Leica lenses [...] ends the friendship."

sorry, you could have...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-29-2013
Replies: 1,072
Views: 233,186
Posted By bgetty
another fan of your work, erik. perhaps the...

another fan of your work, erik.

perhaps the comparison has been drawn before, but i am reminded of james ravilious each time i see a frame of yours. always beautiful!
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 07-25-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 12,067
Posted By bgetty
not expressly about photography, but one i've...

not expressly about photography, but one i've always found relevant.

"The man who has no memory makes one out of paper." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez from Love in the Time of Cholera
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By bgetty
voigtlander's excellent line of LTMs, no...

voigtlander's excellent line of LTMs, no question. i loved my 35 2.5 color-skopar.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-22-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 16,122
Posted By bgetty
had an intense, short-lived affair with it as...

had an intense, short-lived affair with it as legacy pro 400...it will be missed. loved, loved, loved...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 07-15-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 3,861
Posted By bgetty
this is my exact method. great guidelines!

this is my exact method. great guidelines!
Forum: Olympus RF 07-09-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By bgetty
actual exposure looks fine to me. i like the...

actual exposure looks fine to me. i like the portraits a lot.

seems there's a bit of an issue with a light leak, though...not to mention the lab's inability to recognize the edges of your frames.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-05-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 6,132
Posted By bgetty
wow! that's a potent one. did you exchange words...

wow! that's a potent one. did you exchange words while passing at all?

awesome thread.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By bgetty
ed, love your work and looking forward to seeing...

ed, love your work and looking forward to seeing more of it. glad you've found a tool you enjoy using!
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-02-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By bgetty
wow, what an insulting and useless post. the OP...

wow, what an insulting and useless post. the OP said he was very pleased, indeed impressed, with the frames that he found on his test roll. condemning the OP's spending of $30 on a camera that might...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2013
Replies: 2,683
Views: 789,566
Posted By bgetty
i think you're right. my early F shows a bit of...

i think you're right. my early F shows a bit of yellow, too. i kinda like...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-26-2013
Replies: 342
Views: 118,572
Posted By bgetty
dennis, that backside tailslide photo is perfect....

dennis, that backside tailslide photo is perfect.

i added a hood to my skopar and it felt (and looked) much more balanced while mounted on my M2. might serve the same purpose on your M7.

p.s....
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-26-2013
Replies: 719
Views: 163,021
Posted By bgetty
i'll read the text of this thread just as soon as...

i'll read the text of this thread just as soon as i hoist my jaw up off of the floor and sponge up the drool...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-25-2013
Replies: 172
Views: 23,313
Posted By bgetty
snagged a nikon N80 on the 'bay to pair with my F...

snagged a nikon N80 on the 'bay to pair with my F for $25 shipped. a nice clean up + some talc powder on the sticky grip, and it's ready to go.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-22-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 88,224
Posted By bgetty
my new CL (thanks to user gshybrid) with 35mm...

my new CL (thanks to user gshybrid) with 35mm f2.8 serenar. i love the combo.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5494/9108564153_3529bd7859_c.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,647
Posted By bgetty
i use two clear plastic rubbermaid bins which sit...

i use two clear plastic rubbermaid bins which sit on a table next to my bookcase. one for my nikkors, oly stylus and random lens caps, the other for my CL and nikon F. nice and simple, keeps me from...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,534
Posted By bgetty
Thanks for the quick reply! Now weighing the CLE...

Thanks for the quick reply! Now weighing the CLE against the CL...

A related question: on the Leica CL, which framelines will appear with the 35-135 adapter mounted?
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-13-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3,534
Posted By bgetty
The CLE and LTM adapters

Hi all,

After sending back a consistently faulty M2, I've become interested in the CLE as a replacement body. I've held onto my beloved Canon Serenar 35mm 2.8 and am wondering if I can use it on the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 06-05-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 3,777
Posted By bgetty
undoubtedly my favorite: "the stranger" by albert...

undoubtedly my favorite: "the stranger" by albert camus. also "the plague."
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-04-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By bgetty
Fomapan 100 and F76+

Hey all,

I shot a few rolls of Arista EDU Ultra 100 (Fomapan 100) on a recent trip to Arizona and am wondering about a ballpark development time in Clayton's F76+. Doesn't have to be terribly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 4,779
Posted By bgetty
relevant: http://www.thedailyblender.net/wp-cont...

relevant:


http://www.thedailyblender.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/UTPSA.jpg
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-15-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By bgetty
Thanks so much for the sympathetic words, guys....

Thanks so much for the sympathetic words, guys. The sale-for-scrap is also a very likely scenario here in Stockton...lots of aluminum they made off with, there.

I've posted a Craigslist want ad, and...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-15-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By bgetty
REMINDER: Lock your garages!

Almost two years ago, my girlfriend and I (along with our small dog) moved into a cute two bedroom apartment in the Magnolia District of Stockton, CA. The general area isn't the greatest, but our...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-14-2013
Replies: 151
Poll: Do you crop?
Views: 11,119
Posted By bgetty
well said. also, i love your tumblr site --...

well said.

also, i love your tumblr site -- following now.
Forum: Yashica RF 05-14-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,390
Posted By bgetty
bokeh for the sake of bokeh isn't really my...

bokeh for the sake of bokeh isn't really my thing, but there's not much to it. find a backdrop or setting that'll look nice out of focus, open up your lens, focus accordingly and shoot.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-13-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By bgetty
Concluded that the issue only occurs at 1/1000th...

Concluded that the issue only occurs at 1/1000th -- not sure why I thought 1/250th was the culprit. The camera is headed back for adjustment today.

Thanks for your help, all.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-12-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By bgetty
Thanks for all of the input, guys. About to...

Thanks for all of the input, guys. About to process a test roll now, will report back with results.

I feel it will probably need to return to the repairman, but fingers are crossed.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By bgetty
Thanks for your reply. There's no play on the...

Thanks for your reply. There's no play on the door. And I thought the same thing regarding the light leak not appearing outside the frame...weird.

Any additional input helps!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-11-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By bgetty
M2 Light Leak/Shutter Issue...Opinions?

Hey all,
My M2 came back to me after a CLA a few weeks back, and I've put about four rolls through it with great results. I've just noticed a bothersome issue on some of my frames, though -- ones...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-02-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,081
Posted By bgetty
will have to bookmark this thread for the great...

will have to bookmark this thread for the great links contained. thanks to those who've shared so far!

since i've begun using tumblr, i've discovered many great photographers who use the platform as...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-30-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 13,338
Posted By bgetty
that's reassuring, as all of your shots in this...

that's reassuring, as all of your shots in this thread look great. i'm usually pretty compulsive about having hoods on all of my lenses, but this one will be skipped!
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-30-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 13,338
Posted By bgetty
let me retract my previous statement...this lens...

let me retract my previous statement...this lens requires no hood and in fact gives exactly the look i go for when shooting against the light. after this first roll, i do believe it will stay glued...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-30-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 13,338
Posted By bgetty
for those sporting the earlier chrome version of...

for those sporting the earlier chrome version of this lens: are you using it with a hood, or without? and if applicable, which hood are you using?

i grabbed a generic hood off of ebay (arrived...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-30-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,786
Posted By bgetty
if forced, i could shoot a trinity of 28, 35 and...

if forced, i could shoot a trinity of 28, 35 and 50 for the rest of my life. the 35 would probably see the majority of use.

however, the beauty of photographing for yourself is that "force" never...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By bgetty
I began as a left eye shooter; just always felt...

I began as a left eye shooter; just always felt natural to raise the camera to my face in that fashion. I made a deliberate switch to my right eye once I began shooting rangefinders, now it feels...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-26-2013
Replies: 3,173
Views: 556,922
Posted By bgetty
wow! really amazing shot here.

wow! really amazing shot here.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 04-24-2013
Replies: 880
Views: 186,750
Posted By bgetty
perfect environmental portrait!

perfect environmental portrait!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-23-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 18,505
Posted By bgetty
the links highway 61 posted show very beautiful...

the links highway 61 posted show very beautiful work.

it may be slightly tacky of me to ask this, but how much does a quality repaint typically cost? a rough ballpark figure is fine.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-23-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,273
Posted By bgetty
on bright days, f/11 and 1/500 in the sun. f/8...

on bright days, f/11 and 1/500 in the sun. f/8 and 1/250 or 1/125 in shaded areas. adjust accordingly as the light wanes...once you get to know the light in your region, it becomes second nature....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-22-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 2,217
Posted By bgetty
You can't go wrong with the compact Olympus RFs...

You can't go wrong with the compact Olympus RFs (RC, RD, XA) or the Canonets.

I'll join matt_mcg2 in speaking out against the Electro. I found it to be bloated, cheap-feeling and unbalanced. The...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 04-22-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By bgetty
I have only used the M version with the concave...

I have only used the M version with the concave tab. I found it to be very convenient...like edge mentioned, focusing without it seems like it'd be a bit difficult.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,358
Posted By bgetty
Thanks for the reply Kevin. I don't mind a tight...

Thanks for the reply Kevin. I don't mind a tight fit so long as the padded dividers are sufficient.

Any other input from those that have used (and admired) this bag?
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2,358
Posted By bgetty
Considering the Think Tank Retrospective 5

Hey all,

I've been putting off buying a nice bag for quite awhile, but I think it's time to take the plunge. The Think Tank Retro 5 looks fantastic and is within my price range.

I intend to use it...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-16-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By bgetty
ugh. no thanks.

ugh. no thanks.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2013
Replies: 2,578
Views: 493,320
Posted By bgetty
just thought i'd let you know that i adore all of...

just thought i'd let you know that i adore all of your pet portraits!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-08-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,315
Posted By bgetty
great to hear you found awesome service in your...

great to hear you found awesome service in your local store!

but as others have said, processing in the one hour photo labs varies greatly. a friend recently took in a few rolls to our walgreens...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-06-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,690
Posted By bgetty
was one of my favorite cameras until a fall put...

was one of my favorite cameras until a fall put it out of commission. i've seen a few pop up in the classifieds recently for very friendly prices, usually in the $40-$80 range.

enjoy your XA!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-04-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By bgetty
Fantastic. Can't wait to get my hands on this...

Fantastic. Can't wait to get my hands on this lens.

Have decided on the pre-AI, I think. Thank you all again for contributing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-04-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By bgetty
Thanks for the great and prompt replies, all....

Thanks for the great and prompt replies, all. There are some wonderfully priced pre-AI versions on KEH that I may go for.

Anybody have samples they'd like to share? Will mostly be using mine as a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-04-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By bgetty
Nikkor 105 2.5...AI or Pre-AI?

Hey folks,

Looking to pick up a copy of this wonderful lens and just curious as to any noteworthy differences between the Pre-AI and AI versions (besides the very obvious one). I plan to use it on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By bgetty
Ah! Thanks to the both of you. Will be in contact...

Ah! Thanks to the both of you. Will be in contact with my tech promptly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By bgetty
M2 Rewind Button Stuck Down

Hey folks,

Just received an M2 button rewind back from a CLA. While handling the camera and putting it through its motions (sans film), I pressed the rewind button down. I opened the bottom of the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-27-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,862
Posted By bgetty
very sad news. youxin has had my canon p since...

very sad news.

youxin has had my canon p since december 8th. i understand that turn around time can't be guaranteed around the holidays, but the M2 i sent him a few months back was returned to me...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-15-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,862
Posted By bgetty
i sent my newly acquired canon P off to youxin...

i sent my newly acquired canon P off to youxin for a CLA last week. haven't gotten it back yet, but i'm sure he'll work magic as he usually does. he services the entire canon RF line, to my...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-06-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By bgetty
Ditto here. I'm not equipped with a lens spanner...

Ditto here.

I'm not equipped with a lens spanner at the moment, but I'd like to give the cleaning a go when I stumble upon one. Youxin quoted me $70 for the job, just in case anyone was...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-05-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By bgetty
Haze in Serenar 35mm f/3.5

Hey folks,

Recently picked up a Serenar 35 3.5 from a friend and it's got some pretty serious haze inside...probably to be expected. I sent Youxin an email asking if he'd tend to it, but I'm curious...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-05-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 37,903
Posted By bgetty
PM sent regarding the 35/2.5 series E!

PM sent regarding the 35/2.5 series E!
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 12-03-2012
Replies: 127
Views: 29,555
Posted By bgetty
just watched "High Art" on netflix last night and...

just watched "High Art" on netflix last night and enjoyed it for the most part. some great photography by lucy berliner (ally sheedy) and many cameos by her chrome...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2012
Replies: 364
Views: 37,903
Posted By bgetty
Incoming PM regarding the Yashica!

Incoming PM regarding the Yashica!
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-21-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By bgetty
First Shots from the Yashica-A!

Little follow-up to my last thread regarding the lens hood for this camera. I've ordered a square hood and can't wait to fit it on and get this camera out on the street more often. Here's a few...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-20-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,025
Posted By bgetty
Lens Hood for Yashica-A?

Hey folks,

I just picked up a very clean, very functional Yashica-A from fellow RFF'er Jack Conrad. First entry into medium format and TLRs! My first roll turned out well, but I do notice a bit of...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-20-2012
Replies: 108
Views: 19,116
Posted By bgetty
i live in the small-ish city of stockton,...

i live in the small-ish city of stockton, california and photograph mostly residential and urban space...as well as the people that occupy it. love the opportunity to make my way into the hills or...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-05-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,117
Posted By bgetty
the photo is by bryan derballa, arguably one of...

the photo is by bryan derballa, arguably one of today's most talented and prolific young documentary photographers.

see more from his hurricane sandy...
Forum: Other RF 09-29-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 3,962
Posted By bgetty
my trusty canon powershot SD630. got it as a...

my trusty canon powershot SD630. got it as a gift in 2005 or 2006 and i still use it when i need the promptness of digital without taking out the D300. it has been smashed, lens first, into the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-06-2012
Replies: 58
Views: 10,469
Posted By bgetty
i know how you feel! i'm currently lusting after...

i know how you feel! i'm currently lusting after a yashica-mat 124 (or 124G) as an entry into MF, but my budget is terribly strict to allot for the added cost of an epson V500 and some 120.

if you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-25-2012
Replies: 165
Views: 18,942
Posted By bgetty
great thread idea. for me, it's skateboarding...

great thread idea. for me, it's skateboarding and camping

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Forum: Off Topic 06-17-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,299
Posted By bgetty
funny how a solitary bad experience through an...

funny how a solitary bad experience through an auction site will elicit such blanket statements as "I guess Japanese people just aren't the type to raise their voices and complain."

sounds like you...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-08-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,482
Posted By bgetty
you've taken to rangefinder shooting well! some...

you've taken to rangefinder shooting well! some excellent work here, and on your blog. colors, tones and choice of subjects really are astounding.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-22-2012
Replies: 303
Views: 127,201
Posted By bgetty
my favorite thread on...

my favorite thread on RFF!

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2012
Replies: 107
Views: 13,331
Posted By bgetty
i'll echo everyone's sentiment here - great work,...

i'll echo everyone's sentiment here - great work, erik. i've been debating purchase of the nikkor-n 24mm 2.8...i think you've helped me make up my mind!
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-12-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,174
Posted By bgetty
From inside an abandoned Kodak factory

In 2004, the Kodak factory in North Coburg closed up shop for good. It's been sitting vacant and disheveled ever since. I found these images on a blog I follow, entitled Diversal...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By bgetty
...and if you're using a fully manual camera, be...

...and if you're using a fully manual camera, be sure to select ISO 1600 on your hand held meter and adjust your aperture/shutter speed accordingly.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-01-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By bgetty
Happened a few times on this...

Happened a few times on this trip...
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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By bgetty
Landshark: I did indeed replace the mirror box. ...

Landshark: I did indeed replace the mirror box. I'll double-check to ensure that it has not come loose. Will also need to do the film gate test once I finish the current test roll.

Nikon Sam: This...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By bgetty
Thanks for the suggestion, Anton. Door closes...

Thanks for the suggestion, Anton. Door closes snugly shut with an audible 'click' and hinge appears straight as an arrow, so I doubt that is the problem.

I've sealed both the door latch and hinge...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-22-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By bgetty
Unhappy Help with strange Nikon FE light leak

Hey folks,

I really, really want to love my Nikon FE. I picked it up from KEH (BGN condition) in early November. It's small, slick, in great condition and can mount my favorite non-AI Nikkors. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,428
Posted By bgetty
I loved the Skopar on my M2, while I still had...

I loved the Skopar on my M2, while I still had it. Makes a sturdy, affordable choice for the 35mm focal length, especially if you're new to rangefinders. Slap the LH-4 hood on permanently and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-16-2011
Replies: 104
Views: 15,166
Posted By bgetty
HP5 in Ilfosol...

HP5 in Ilfosol...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-07-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 6,718
Posted By bgetty
My Epson V300 gives me great results, and I use...

My Epson V300 gives me great results, and I use the bundled software for any necessary processing. Minor curve adjustments for B&W film, slight tweaking of color balance and saturation for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-13-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By bgetty
this is fantastic work, john. never been to a...

this is fantastic work, john. never been to a horse race myself, but i have an idea of what it must be like thanks to your photographs.

how many pages does your book run? considering submitting an...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-10-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By bgetty
I have the same strap on my Zorki-4 and coated it...

I have the same strap on my Zorki-4 and coated it with a generous layer of mink oil, found at most CVS's and general stores. Leave it to soak in overnight and it'll be soft, flexible and ready to use...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-01-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By bgetty
The focus ring on my Skopar 35/2.5 was also a bit...

The focus ring on my Skopar 35/2.5 was also a bit stiff upon arrival, but it has become a great deal smoother over the past month of use. As long as you're shooting with it regularly, the stiffness...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By bgetty
Thanks guys. I've inserted some foam in the...

Thanks guys. I've inserted some foam in the grooves along the camera's back and placed bits of electrical tape over potential seams. Just loaded a test roll, so we'll see how it comes out.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-30-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By bgetty
Zorki-4 -- Light leak issue

Hey folks,

I've been trying to diagnose some light leaks in my Zorki-4 for some time now. After browsing through the various threads which pertain to this topic and trying out the repair methods...
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