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Forum: Lomography 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By zuiko85
Yep, those were all long production runs. However...

Yep, those were all long production runs. However my thoughts ran more to a single model. The Leica started with a fixed lens, then gradually, interchangeable lenses, built in coupled RF, etc....
Forum: Lomography 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By zuiko85
By the by folks, I'm not dismissing the Holga. In...

By the by folks, I'm not dismissing the Holga. In the hands of photographers like Michael Kenna and David Burnett the results are stunning.
Forum: Lomography 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks for the heads up on the SWC. Never knew it...

Thanks for the heads up on the SWC. Never knew it was made for so long a period of time.
And, like the Holga, same film and 6X6 format. But opposite ends of the quality spectrum.
Forum: Lomography 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By zuiko85
Longest camera production?

It has occurred to me that *probably* the longest production of any camera has been the basic, black, Holga 120/120n model, 37 years.
Just find it ironic that a plastic toy camera has attained that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Days Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,416
Posted By zuiko85
In my recollection, since the introduction of 110...

In my recollection, since the introduction of 110 in 1972, there has never been a fully mechanical, fully manual 110 camera. Thereís that and the 110 cartridges are not made to be reloaded. (Although...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,658
Posted By zuiko85
Donít we all remember when we had one camera and...

Donít we all remember when we had one camera and one lens. (Fairly sure my experience is typical.)
I do, and was never happier with picture taking. At that time in my life, early 20ís and unmarried,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,658
Posted By zuiko85
Yeah, understand the feeling. Just turned 70, and...

Yeah, understand the feeling. Just turned 70, and with the usual list of age related crap to deal with (but insomnia is the worst for me).
But, I did start late messing about with cameras, at about...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 1 Week Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By zuiko85
Have not yet finished my project of using the...

Have not yet finished my project of using the Jollylook development module in a better camera, but have at least established the lens flange distance for infinity.
I know that such thoughts are...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By zuiko85
Never seen that many lenses, didnít even know...

Never seen that many lenses, didnít even know about the eight lens camera.
Do they take 35mm? What size is each frame?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,429
Posted By zuiko85
I have a table saw and drill and a few basic wood...

I have a table saw and drill and a few basic wood working skills. For a few dollars I can build a setup to do the same thing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,485
Posted By zuiko85
Unlike some, I have found the simplicity of the...

Unlike some, I have found the simplicity of the OM-1 or 1n refreshing. It is still my favorite OM. A feature I considered essential was the interchangeable screens. I love a plain, uncluttered view...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,485
Posted By zuiko85
Love that second shot, Ďtea and bunsí. And quite...

Love that second shot, Ďtea and bunsí.
And quite frankly, over the years, your OM-2n will require less maintenance than a Leica M. Leicas optics might be brilliant but Zuikoís are certainly no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By zuiko85
Try this, shoot one shot per day using photo...

Try this, shoot one shot per day using photo paper as a negative. This will help provide fairly quick feed back and if you are familiar with regular darkroom processes is cheap and fairly easy...even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,386
Posted By zuiko85
Ah, other side of Canada. I'm in Washington...

Ah, other side of Canada. I'm in Washington state, South Puget Sound, and travel to Canada a couple of times of year to visit the in-laws. But that is on Hornby Island, a BC mid gulf island.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 1,386
Posted By zuiko85
Pardon, but where in Canada are you?

Pardon, but where in Canada are you?
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,632
Posted By zuiko85
Digital is ok, but the cameras they build to use...

Digital is ok, but the cameras they build to use it are not so nice. And disposable.
You dig out your old all metal, mechanical, manual 35mm odd are it can be put back into use. The average...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,643
Posted By zuiko85
The reason I still use single use silver halide...

The reason I still use single use silver halide sensors on a triacetate base is really basic.
It’s the only thing the cameras I like take.

Now, if Olympus wants to make a digital back for my OM-1,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By zuiko85
This baby was so underfunded it’s just...

This baby was so underfunded it’s just silly.
Look, if you you want to make a new 35mm reflex for 2020 don’t try to reinvent the wheel.
Obtain several Ricoh KR-5’s, tear them down, copy them, add a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By zuiko85
Duct tape?

Duct tape?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 52,688
Posted By zuiko85
Nice coffee-in-the-morning read. Not sure about...

Nice coffee-in-the-morning read.
Not sure about some of his conclusions, personal preference (which is fine) is more like it.
My dream of having a Leica finally came to fruition at about 60, and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By zuiko85
I didnít back that particular project but have...

I didnít back that particular project but have followed it out of morbid curiosity. Have you noticed that the physical location of project creators is always kept secret.
In these kind of situations...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 2,769
Posted By zuiko85
I like the original Pen vf type. I have have...

I like the original Pen vf type. I have have found that the 1/25-1/200 + B Copal shutter is not too limiting in actual use and more often found working than the 5 blade Copal’s as found on the Pen S...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By zuiko85
Kickstarter apparently does not care how much...

Kickstarter apparently does not care how much these failed campaigns affects their business model. Many potential backers burned by this sort of venture (myself included) will never return.
But,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By zuiko85
I received mine and didn’t bother to waste any...

I received mine and didn’t bother to waste any film in it. I extracted the developer module and lens and aperture wheel.
The developer module now sits in a plywood box with a hard stop, it’s...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By zuiko85
Well, pulling the memory card and pushing it back...

Well, pulling the memory card and pushing it back in seems to have completely solved the intermittent blank shot problem. Either foreign material or some kind of film on the contacts was (hopefully)...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By zuiko85
Now it will not misbehave! Removed one card and...

Now it will not misbehave! Removed one card and used a different card. Or, perhaps a slight film on the contacts that in removing and replacing card got cleaned off for better contact?
This stuff...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By zuiko85
Digital is too complex! The OMD EM10 that arrived...

Digital is too complex!
The OMD EM10 that arrived is defective, apparently. Sometimes it records nothing on still shots. I’ll shoot 5 shots in succession over 20-30 seconds and upon playback on the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By zuiko85
My OMD-EM10 finally arrived from KEH today....

My OMD-EM10 finally arrived from KEH today. Initial thoughts;
Cripes this thing is small!!!
That sure is a big rear screen for such a small camera, pretty sharp to.
Dumb place for on/off switch.
The...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By zuiko85
Something that would attract myself, who likes...

Something that would attract myself, who likes more traditional controls, is the shutter speed dial. But for any D=D (Digital=Disposable) a grand is too much for my income demographic.
(Please...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,489
Posted By zuiko85
Some years ago copied a 'red dot' from some ad...

Some years ago copied a 'red dot' from some ad and the missus made up a gummed printed sheet of them for me. The diameter was a little too small, about the size of a dime and you had to cut them out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,825
Posted By zuiko85
Well, in the last 10 years I've used about 1.5L....

Well, in the last 10 years I've used about 1.5L. But I've slowed down on regular B&W film and go on a binge now and then exposing 4~6 36X rolls over a week or two. Compared to my youth (I'm 70 now)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 2,825
Posted By zuiko85
I decant HC-110 into 4oz amber bottles as soon...

I decant HC-110 into 4oz amber bottles as soon as I open a new bottle. Then mix from one 4oz until empty. My syrup changes color a little, looking more orange with age, but results are consistent...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By zuiko85
The Jollylook finally arrived. I've removed the...

The Jollylook finally arrived. I've removed the film holder/developing module. (The only thing I really wanted.) I have noticed that the cartridge is tilted forward bottom to top so I will mount the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By zuiko85
Instax Mini film depth

Fishing for information here.
Can I use the Instax Mini dark slide as a reference surface for film plane when calculating the correct distance to the lens flange.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By zuiko85
This whole order, send back, order something...

This whole order, send back, order something different, all sight unseen must be the circumstances of many here at RFF. There is just no place within a 200 mile round trip to see anything, especially...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By zuiko85
Decided to go up market. I’m returning this one...

Decided to go up market. I’m returning this one and buying a OMD EM10 in ex condition. Crazy thing is the missus didn’t hit the roof, as in; “Another camera?” It was more like, “Okay dear, if that is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By zuiko85
Well, it showed up. A preliminary look indicates...

Well, it showed up. A preliminary look indicates manual focusing will be problematic, the rear screen is too crude at 230K dots. I've rigged up a temporary enclosed magnifier eyepiece and with that...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-08-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By zuiko85
Yep, already ordered and received from an ebay...

Yep, already ordered and received from an ebay vendor. Depending on how that works out will probably order OM and M42 mount adapters also.
These not in high demand older digital cameras seem to be...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-08-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,466
Posted By zuiko85
So far behind the curve, canít even see the curve.

Never been a new adopter but this is crazy. Just bought an Olympus E-PL1 from KEH. How many digital years is that? I still have and use a Pen F from about 1965 and wanted to try my Pen mount Zuikos...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By zuiko85
So many amazing breakthroughs.... The...

So many amazing breakthroughs....
The photographer’s world must surely be perfect by now.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,476
Posted By zuiko85
Well, even in my old film days...wait a minute,...

Well, even in my old film days...wait a minute, I'm still shooting film.
OK, no matter. Even though I meter I still have a tendency to bracket exposure to get the best, most printable frame. As far...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-29-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,475
Posted By zuiko85
Trouble with enlargers are bulky and heavy so...

Trouble with enlargers are bulky and heavy so that shipping is too expensive. Local pickup is about the only option. I see hobby enlargers on ebay all the time for BIN of $20-$50 but then look down...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,062
Posted By zuiko85
Exclamation Surely you mean a movie camera. Myself, I...

Surely you mean a movie camera.
Myself, I already have several 16mm still cameras. But i know some folks still have use for film movie cameras.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,062
Posted By zuiko85
There should be a special notation for these...

There should be a special notation for these zombie threads.
2010? Really?
Maybe we could turn it into “What camera introduced in 2010 are you now going to buy since it’s used price has fallen to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,188
Posted By zuiko85
Another consideration is that even well known...

Another consideration is that even well known photographers only had a few ‘keepers’. I wonder how many pictures HCB took that never were printed or seen by the public. Especially working with small...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,188
Posted By zuiko85
Well, for myself I learned finally that I simply...

Well, for myself I learned finally that I simply was no artist. But have always loved ‘tinkering’ with photography. So, since at 70, having been at this hobby for about 50 years, I just look at it as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-23-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,181
Posted By zuiko85
Does not affect me. Still using film, but I...

Does not affect me. Still using film, but I prefer to torture myself with 35mm half frame. Small prints from small negs, that's my motto. Also mess about with 10X14mm format 16mm film cameras. Ya...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,132
Posted By zuiko85
Interesting thread. Sounds like Canon is the way...

Interesting thread. Sounds like Canon is the way to go. Liked darkroom work but same problem as ink jet printers complained about, how to get best results. Have always wound up with full waste...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,005
Posted By zuiko85
Logical. And for me, the unvarnished truth is...

Logical. And for me, the unvarnished truth is that my windowless laundry room/darkroom is only a darkroom after the sun sets and I turn off the houselights. Fortunately Iím an early riser, often 3-4...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-21-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,721
Posted By zuiko85
Compared to the quantity of other well known...

Compared to the quantity of other well known makes, all digital Leica’s are ‘limited edition’.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 3,005
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks Godfrey for the write up. Personal...

Thanks Godfrey for the write up. Personal experience is so much better than any glowing ad copy.
This frugal (code for cheap) photographer wasn't interested for himself but now I'd certainly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,626
Posted By zuiko85
In Stanley Kubrick's 2001 a underwater housing...

In Stanley Kubrick's 2001 a underwater housing for a Hasselblad is used as a prop. The scene where they are standing in front of the monolith and being photographed.

The oddest things pop into my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By zuiko85
Oh dear, as I read your post the first camera...

Oh dear, as I read your post the first camera that popped into my head was an Olympus RC.
But I see you have restricted your choices from 50’s to 60’s and the RC is from the 70’s. Too bad, it matches...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,626
Posted By zuiko85
The blad bodies and lenses were not the only...

The blad bodies and lenses were not the only stuff left on the surface to save weight. Their backpacks were shoved out the hatch after the last EVA.
Samples of lunar material were much more valuable...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By zuiko85
Wow, what a keen history lesson. I read...

Wow, what a keen history lesson. I read Shutterbug more for the articles. Didn’t Roger Hicks write for them. I really liked his explanation of photographic techniques and applications. Very clear...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By zuiko85
Very clean, pity about the electronics. Been a...

Very clean, pity about the electronics.
Been a fan of 35mm half frame for decades. If you ever decide to try it out then my recommendation would be the original Olympus Pen, introduced in 1959. They...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By zuiko85
They still have Kentmere bulk at B&H for $50,...

They still have Kentmere bulk at B&H for $50, something I may try, at least the 100.
Back in the old days, early to mid 70’s for me, we didn’t use bulk loaders and could get twenty 36X rolls (5 ft....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By zuiko85
Re, price increases. Been buying mostly B&W,...

Re, price increases. Been buying mostly B&W, Ilford and EK and there has been over the years regular price increases in both company’s products. At one time bulk loaded everything but hardly any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By zuiko85
I'm a curmudgeon? Well in that case it's MR....

I'm a curmudgeon? Well in that case it's MR. Curmudgeon to you Mr. Huss.
Seriously, you and I both know it does not matter at all if our opinions about the value of this KS campaign are at odds....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By zuiko85
And I hadnít even thought of that. But itís a...

And I hadnít even thought of that. But itís a good point.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By zuiko85
I have no hate for the company, I have bought two...

I have no hate for the company, I have bought two of their products that interested me. I have however no problem calling them on bone headed blunders.
Imagine going to a site that offers 35 mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By zuiko85
You mean it never occurred to them to list that...

You mean it never occurred to them to list that as a manner of course?
Nowhere to be found on the front page? They had to be asked?
Incredible!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By zuiko85
Bingo! As a for instance, The FSU copy of the...

Bingo!
As a for instance, The FSU copy of the 1930's Voigtlander Brilliant TLR.
Sold by them as I recall the 'LOMO/Lubitel 166U' for only....wait for it...$349.00! (to be fair, I think they no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By zuiko85
Come to think of it. The results of this film...

Come to think of it. The results of this film resemble to a degree black and white prints that are color tinted by hand.
I'm not conversant in computer manipulation of scanned color negatives but I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By zuiko85
I looked at all the reward levels, for reward...

I looked at all the reward levels, for reward level #3 @ $55, it just says; "Get 5 rolls of either 35 mm or 120 LomoChrome Metro...…"
They do not specify the number of exposures for 35 mm, usually...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,543
Posted By zuiko85
Oh wow! Be still my beating heart. Only $10...

Oh wow! Be still my beating heart. Only $10 (unspecified number of exposures) for a roll of 35mm color neg film. How WILL I ever resist.

Sorry for the heavy sarcasm but really, does Lomography have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,193
Posted By zuiko85
Wow, free Hasselblads on the moon! All ya got to...

Wow, free Hasselblads on the moon! All ya got to do is go pick them up.

….Might as well grab a moon buggy while your there.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks for the heads up. What a great article. I...

Thanks for the heads up. What a great article. I knew the book was not a great success at first but didn't know how much venom was directed toward it, by people who should have known better. Truth...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,843
Posted By zuiko85
Manual exposure control is MANUAL, independent...

Manual exposure control is MANUAL, independent selection of shutter speed and aperture, preferably with dedicated controls. Fooling around with an ISO control is not manual control.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By zuiko85
What it brought home to me is the huge complexity...

What it brought home to me is the huge complexity (and cost) of making film. No wonder Film Ferrania is having so many problems. Didn't bite on that KS project and when it was completed I remember...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-12-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By zuiko85
On the jollylook KS community page it shows over...

On the jollylook KS community page it shows over 2200 backers from the US. I wonder if any US backer and RF Forum member has received one of the newer Ukrainian made cameras. And, if it worked. Quite...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,843
Posted By zuiko85
Another consideration is price. Realistically,...

Another consideration is price. Realistically, without the economy of large scale production, this thing will be what, $5K to 10K camera body? I like to dream, but when it comes to opening my wallet,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 2,843
Posted By zuiko85
Impossible to satisfy all people. Anything...

Impossible to satisfy all people. Anything dreamed up or made will be a compromise.
Many have mentioned 35mm, both SLR and RF, Godfrey would prefer a 6X6. Maybe I would like a reissue of the Oly Pen...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-09-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By zuiko85
My point was that it is a fool's errand to try to...

My point was that it is a fool's errand to try to predict the future of film. If you like it use it while it's available. Personally I like all mechanical cameras so unless someone invents an...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,328
Posted By zuiko85
Well personally I never leave the house without...

Well personally I never leave the house without my Speed Graphic.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 266
Views: 13,504
Posted By zuiko85
Right at this moment it is the only one I have...

Right at this moment it is the only one I have film in, a Minolta 16Ps.
As Ross Perot might have said "Now I think that's just sad."
Maybe tomorrow it might be different.

PS, Make that 'probably...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,620
Posted By zuiko85
I predict that in the future certain things will...

I predict that in the future certain things will happen that are unpredictable.

Entropy just ain't what it used to be.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-04-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By zuiko85
How did the cold shoe break? The reason I ask is...

How did the cold shoe break?
The reason I ask is that it is attached with 1 screw from the top and 2 or 3 screws from the bottom that also attach the VF to the top cover. It would take a mighty big...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3,304
Posted By zuiko85
There may be a generational factor here Marc. How...

There may be a generational factor here Marc. How you feel about using a light meter often is influenced by what you learned just starting out. For myself, and perhaps others, we started out just...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By zuiko85
Yup. The great unwashed masses fell with glad...

Yup. The great unwashed masses fell with glad cries onto cameras that, more and more, did everything for them.

Then, compact digital.

Then, cell phone cams.

Then, ……….I don't know, what's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,293
Posted By zuiko85
You’re always running out of film you say. One...

You’re always running out of film you say.
One word; half-frame.
Get a Olympus Pen D (or D2 or D3), or perhaps an original Pen (limited shutter speeds, a 4 element scale focusing 28mm f3.5 (FOV about...
Forum: Travel 06-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By zuiko85
The image size of the sun (or moon, for that...

The image size of the sun (or moon, for that matter) is .9 mm diameter for every 100mm of focal length. So, to catch the corona and allow some space around that with a 13X18mm sensor you should...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-14-2019
Replies: 164
Views: 31,689
Posted By zuiko85
Jumillar, The one necessary accessory on a 35RC...

Jumillar,
The one necessary accessory on a 35RC (for me anyway) is a 43.5mm to 43mm step-down filter adapter ring. They are available on eBay and are inexpensive.
The original 43.5mm filter size is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By zuiko85
Talking Don't pay too much attention to me anyway Huss,...

Don't pay too much attention to me anyway Huss, I'm a crusty old coot who always likes to complain about everything.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,602
Posted By zuiko85
All for only $200! Nope, not enough of an...

All for only $200! Nope, not enough of an advantage to make me stop using my 40 year old Nikor tanks and reels.

*That were used when I bought them.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-12-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By zuiko85
Indeed. And now for something completely...

Indeed. And now for something completely different.
How is it going with your modern instant magny. I see that B&H has the two pack of instax square for $18 now, so the price is softening a bit....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By zuiko85
I do not question what Kickstarter is. I do...

I do not question what Kickstarter is. I do question their "Terms of use" statement and their use of the term "Accountability on Kickstarter". The use of these terms gives the impression that somehow...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By zuiko85
As long as they get their 5% (and that is...

As long as they get their 5% (and that is collected off the top) Kickstarter will approve any project.
Really, what risk do they take on? If the project reaches it's goal, they get paid regardless...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By zuiko85
Didnít bite on that one. Didnít like the design....

Didnít bite on that one. Didnít like the design.
However have been logging in just out of morbid curiosity.
If I had an idea to produce a new 35mm reflex it would be dead simple.
Basically just...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By zuiko85
I agree with your assessment in the last...

I agree with your assessment in the last paragraph Godfrey. I believe most KS project creators have good intentions. Trouble is that a common human failing is to just go silent when problems arise....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-10-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,596
Posted By zuiko85
Jollylook instant, another failed Kickstarter

Jollylook just posted what amounts to a 'kiss off' update. The will now send out rewards only if and when they sell product at retail. This means backers might as well give up, they lost whatever...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 3,096
Posted By zuiko85
We should also be happy for the surge in Instax...

We should also be happy for the surge in Instax materials from Fujifilm. Wouldn’t be surprised if that helps smooth some of the money outlay to start up the B&W production again.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By zuiko85
There is also this to consider. "Serviced" and...

There is also this to consider. "Serviced" and "CLA" can be very loose terms, and often applied inaccurately.
I've sent my M4-2 to Youxin to have a specific issue sorted out. That cost only $125 and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 821
Posted By zuiko85
I so know what you mean! Try comparing pinhole...

I so know what you mean! Try comparing pinhole cameras for instance. Acid etched or mechanically drilled or laser drilled....what to choose....and on and on...

It makes my head hurt.
Excuse me, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,448
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks, that's a nice rendering. I'm rigging a...

Thanks, that's a nice rendering.
I'm rigging a +5 (200mm) series 6 close up lens to my 4X5 and now waiting for a day to get out and test it. I have waterhouse stops from f16 to f64 to try out with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,448
Posted By zuiko85
Phil, I'd be interested to see how that Kodak...

Phil, I'd be interested to see how that Kodak lens does on 4X5. I'm of the "If I can mount it I'll shoot it." school.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,448
Posted By zuiko85
Ah, I see I misunderstood your original premise....

Ah, I see I misunderstood your original premise. Must learn to read carefully.
Well...I just cannot think of any cheap/expensive (body/lens) combos I would have. Pretty much a bottom feeder all the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,448
Posted By zuiko85
Mine would be a Sears KS500 (Ricoh KR5) with the...

Mine would be a Sears KS500 (Ricoh KR5) with the standard 50 f2. Picked up at a camera show for $5 and it even had good meter batteries.
A pleasant little SLR, easy to focus, not too loud, fairly...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-27-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By zuiko85
Yep, not surprised at all. I have a Pen D, the...

Yep, not surprised at all. I have a Pen D, the first model, and at 5.6 was really impressed by the resolution. Great little camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,399
Posted By zuiko85
You nailed it Chris, that is why I like a vest,...

You nailed it Chris, that is why I like a vest, for all the little odds and ends you donít want to search for. Not much total weight and readily at hand. I do sometimes travel with my Pen F (film)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,014
Posted By zuiko85
I was commenting on the OP’s statement as...

I was commenting on the OP’s statement as expressed in the title. If I “talk about gear” it is because I’m interested in gear. Nothing more profound than that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,014
Posted By zuiko85
I was originally drawn to cameras because I’ve...

I was originally drawn to cameras because I’ve always been fascinated by all things mechanical. From clockwork to steam engines to anything with wheels and cams and gears. And, from a very young age,...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-16-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,744
Posted By zuiko85
The original Pen, a viewfinder type, scale focus,...

The original Pen, a viewfinder type, scale focus, all manual all mechanical camera is my favorite. True, limited shutter speeds of 1/25 to 1/200 + B and a 28mm f3.5 (40mm AOV e/full frame). Very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,019
Posted By zuiko85
I dunno folks, maybe the old line companies need...

I dunno folks, maybe the old line companies need a gimmick.
Hey! I’ve got it! They could go back to and promote film. I’d like a brand new, factory fresh OM-1n.
I’ll flap my arms and fly to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,368
Posted By zuiko85
One way to simplify the whole ‘what lens’ thing...

One way to simplify the whole ‘what lens’ thing is to use a fixed lens camera. That stops the temptation to slip another lens in a pocket. Of course you have already picked a set up but I have found...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By zuiko85
Or...use photo paper as a negative. Advantages;...

Or...use photo paper as a negative.
Advantages; can be handled under safelight. Just silly cheap, a 8X10 sheet of paper could be cut into 21 35X55mm pieces.
Since you said you have not yet built a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,190
Posted By zuiko85
Have kept a few photos, discarded 90% or more...

Have kept a few photos, discarded 90% or more though. Mostly family stuff. I'm a week shy of 70 and now only want to go out and make 'masterpieces'. Getting ready to cut up a pile of photo paper and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By zuiko85
Yes, it is (probably expired) FilmoTec (ORWO...

Yes, it is (probably expired) FilmoTec (ORWO brand) UN 54:
http://www.filmotec.de/
http://www.filmotec.de/?cat=13

I say 'probably expired' because in their announcement of the Berlin Kino (which is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 851
Posted By zuiko85
Eyelash thin focus. Just another over cooked fad....

Eyelash thin focus. Just another over cooked fad. Won’t be the last.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,598
Posted By zuiko85
I voted Ďotherí because although my preference is...

I voted Ďotherí because although my preference is a 28mm f3.5 Zuiko. You see it is the 4 element version on an original Olympus Pen viewfinder camera. The angle of view is equivalent to about a 40mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,912
Posted By zuiko85
What I miss, early 1971, Tri-X in 100ft. bulk, a...

What I miss, early 1971, Tri-X in 100ft. bulk, a box of 10 Kodak snap caps and change back from a $10.
I know, a little later than the 60's but in 1969 I had just turned 20 and bought a Minolta...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,394
Posted By zuiko85
Digital age! I've been willing to accept the low...

Digital age! I've been willing to accept the low light penalty of moderate fast lenses form the film days. My 50 f1.8 or 24 f2.8 or 85 f2 or even my tiny 200mm f5 are plenty for my OM-1 use, that and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,750
Posted By zuiko85
Just because someone is good at what they do it...

Just because someone is good at what they do it does not follow that they are also a good teacher. They might be but not always. I like Joe Van Cleave’s videos about pinhole cameras. They are clear...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,604
Posted By zuiko85
I somewhat surprised the OP's post has ignited so...

I somewhat surprised the OP's post has ignited so much controversy and bickering. Whatever the reason film sales sure seem to have at least stabilized over the past 2~3 years. This after a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By zuiko85
Probably a lot of people know these things. But...

Probably a lot of people know these things. But not everyone seeking to buy a camera does. So, for the neophyte such information may save them some money.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By zuiko85
Of course, he did leave out ‘bragging rights’ as...

Of course, he did leave out ‘bragging rights’ as a potential reason for getting the biggest or most expensive sensor/cameras. Although the perceived adulation is 99.9% only in the persons...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By zuiko85
Condensed version of the three...

Condensed version of the three articles.

‘Everything in photography is a trade off’
True of many aspects of life in general.
But, that said, he laid it out fairly succinctly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 958
Posted By zuiko85
If I ever make a good image I’ll let you know.

If I ever make a good image I’ll let you know.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,604
Posted By zuiko85
These are my reasons, important to me and...

These are my reasons, important to me and possibly no one else.

#1. Donít want to pay postal rates going and coming. When C-41 processing was local you dropped it off when running other errands and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,604
Posted By zuiko85
I’m thinking that this good news varies a great...

I’m thinking that this good news varies a great deal by location. For some of us who still use film mail order has proved to be the barrier hard to overcome. Not just financially but I miss face to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,657
Posted By zuiko85
One lens, one camera. Sounds great but. Most all...

One lens, one camera. Sounds great but. Most all my pootography (not a misspelling) takes place in my head first. Then I'll pick out what I think I need and revisit the location to see if I can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By zuiko85
First off, congrats, those adapters are usually...

First off, congrats, those adapters are usually very expensive.
Now, to your question about the crop factor. Generally you can use the average of 1.4X.
But it really depends on what size enlargement...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,560
Posted By zuiko85
For what it's worth we were having the same silly...

For what it's worth we were having the same silly arguments back in the days before the internet.
I was selling cameras at Altman's in Chicago back in the early 70's and this "discussion" came...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,560
Posted By zuiko85
Leica is in the enviable position of being able...

Leica is in the enviable position of being able to price their goods high enough to actually make a profit.
At least making enough money that they can indulge in still making a couple of M film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,755
Posted By zuiko85
Not sure how you will take this Nick,...

Not sure how you will take this Nick, but......Ken Rockwell agrees with you. In a June, 2008 article he calls the N75 "...among the best 35mm cameras ever made."
So you have bought a lot of camera...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-23-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By zuiko85
Leica never had this problem until they moved...

Leica never had this problem until they moved away from user replaceable sensors.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By zuiko85
I would call the Rollei and Nikon cameras you...

I would call the Rollei and Nikon cameras you mention premium compacts.
For my use the all mechanical (useable even without a battery) Olympus 35RC has, despite some quirks, met all my needs. But,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By zuiko85
From what I can tell the price difference between...

From what I can tell the price difference between Gold 200 and Color Plus is miniscule at best. B&H doesn't carry it at all and amazon and wallymart prices for it are close (or higher) than you would...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,035
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks Chris, your real life experience with this...

Thanks Chris, your real life experience with this emerging technology is worth more than all the advertising blurbs.
On the one hand, m4:3 appeals to me for the small size and short register...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,035
Posted By zuiko85
Wonder if this falls under the reason; "Because I...

Wonder if this falls under the reason; "Because I can afford it."
Although that said, I'm not always sure just how these folks make their money.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,035
Posted By zuiko85
I have a question for Chris Crawford. How did you...

I have a question for Chris Crawford. How did you find the transition from an optical viewfinder to an electronic viewfinder? The few mirrorless cameras I've had a chance to look through have not...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-18-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By zuiko85
Somewhere on this planet somebody wants to buy...

Somewhere on this planet somebody wants to buy this ďcollectibleĒ (so called).
All you have to do is find that one person and then you will know what the Ďvalueí of your item is.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 7,755
Posted By zuiko85
Well yes, if you just want to take pictures. But...

Well yes, if you just want to take pictures. But for us MMM (metal, manual, mechanical) snobs, who love to caress our cameras, fondle them as it were, these plasto-blob battery dependent abominations...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-07-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,611
Posted By zuiko85
Well I'll be, your right. Just checked my local...

Well I'll be, your right. Just checked my local target and my computer machine says they have some stock. No B&W though, but they can order it. Instant appears to be a growth area for film.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 5,102
Posted By zuiko85
Sometimes, as an observer, and an outsider (AKA...

Sometimes, as an observer, and an outsider (AKA film user with only a very dinky DSLR from 2007) I look into threads such as these. Please don't take this wrong but....these threads remind me one...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-27-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,266
Posted By zuiko85
Weren't the prices very high on these lenses?...

Weren't the prices very high on these lenses? Seems like I remember around the $1K range for some of their offerings.
Also sad that a lot of backers of their Kickstarter campaigns lost their money...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,341
Posted By zuiko85
"The 50mm lens and metaphysical doubt" Look it...

"The 50mm lens and metaphysical doubt"

Look it up.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-22-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 967
Posted By zuiko85
First of all, really nice shot! Now, this is...

First of all, really nice shot!
Now, this is what I don't get. If the moon is a sunlit object, then why couldn't a person start with the 'sunny 16' exposure calculation? Of course the moons dark...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,415
Posted By zuiko85
All you've done Nick is get everyone to comment...

All you've done Nick is get everyone to comment about their personal preference. Which may not be your personal preference. So what. Anyway, 'pocketable', as we have seen means very different things...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-22-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 967
Posted By zuiko85
The stats are; for every 100mm of focal length...

The stats are; for every 100mm of focal length the image size of the moon is .9mm (point nine millimeters) diameter image size. Therefor 35mm would produce an image size of about .3 mm. I'd use a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,376
Posted By zuiko85
A convergence of increasing interest in film and...

A convergence of increasing interest in film and the aging of film cameras is sure increasing film camera prices. Well that and regular inflation. In 35mm desirable bodies, especially backed up by...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By zuiko85
Watch that thing carefully and always support its...

Watch that thing carefully and always support its weight. It's a lot of stress on the regular lens hanging on the filter threads. I've seen front filter thread rings or whole front lens groups...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 996
Posted By zuiko85
Ah, 26,000 SEK, I misunderstood the OP figure to...

Ah, 26,000 SEK, I misunderstood the OP figure to mean 2,800 Kronor.
Now, 2,800+ USD, yeah, that is crazy. Cannot imagine anyone that gullible. With all the information out there on the web about...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 996
Posted By zuiko85
Well, if it is Swedish Krona then the OP title is...

Well, if it is Swedish Krona then the OP title is a bit misleading. That would be $308, not $2800 at current exchange rate. Still way high for a copy though.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,722
Posted By zuiko85
Meh. Even some single or doublet molded plastic...

Meh.
Even some single or doublet molded plastic lenses on simple cameras can have aspheric surfaces. You can tell by the way the surface reflects light.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,035
Posted By zuiko85
What I'd like to see from Ilford is single...

What I'd like to see from Ilford is single packets of liquid concentrate that mixed makes 1L of working strength paper developer or fixer. Perhaps this could be packaged in plastic foil packets such...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,035
Posted By zuiko85
Holy cow, $17.23 (at B&H) for two roll of 35mm!...

Holy cow, $17.23 (at B&H) for two roll of 35mm! No thanks! I'll stick with HC-110 and Ilford Rapid Fix concentrate for fixer.
I mix the HC-110 1:60 as a one shot, and the fixer keeps well. For film...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-03-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,774
Posted By zuiko85
Right hand up. But, I'm left eyed and the camera...

Right hand up. But, I'm left eyed and the camera body rests against my left cheek /nose.

I also shoot horizontal with the same hold....When using my Pen F.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By zuiko85
Okay, I just looked at the dried neg strip. Looks...

Okay, I just looked at the dried neg strip. Looks like I got something, exposure was based on the idea the moon is a sunlit object so I started at f5 and 1/500 for ISO 400 knowing that, a. A well...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By zuiko85
I'm not an astrophotographer but chanced on it...

I'm not an astrophotographer but chanced on it this morning taking out the trash. I ran back to the house and grabbed my half frame Pen F loaded with a 400 ISO B&W and mounted my longest lens, a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By zuiko85
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-30-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,533
Posted By zuiko85
I see 'Pen F' in the title and get...

I see 'Pen F' in the title and get excited....only to realize the post is about a digital camera Olympus misnamed. Just like the only James Bond is Sean Connery , the only George Smiley is Alec...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 3,813
Posted By zuiko85
Well, it's a good thing HC-110 is so long...

Well, it's a good thing HC-110 is so long lasting. I have one unopened bottle of the US concentrate and one that has about 75% left so I'm set for a while. Might pick up another bottle from Freestyle...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,223
Posted By zuiko85
Good heavens, I had no idea of your upbringing...

Good heavens, I had no idea of your upbringing and background.
I'm a southern Indiana mutt. Mainly Scott-Irish with a fair bit of German and French. Born in 1949 and brought up by my parents (mainly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,223
Posted By zuiko85
Although living in NYC you sound you would relate...

Although living in NYC you sound you would relate more to Dick Proenneke, that fellow who at age 50 moved to a remote location in Alaska, built a cabin, and lived there alone until his 80's. His...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-29-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,018
Posted By zuiko85
Just looked at the original KS campaign. This...

Just looked at the original KS campaign. This NINM Lab does not seen like the usual flakey KS creator. They actually shipped on time. They responded immediately to a backer problem.
After backing 4...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-29-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,018
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks Godfrey and Taemo for sharing your...

Thanks Godfrey and Taemo for sharing your experience with this unit. Looks like it does a decent job.
I'm curious though about the camera back. Are they regular interchangeable backs adapted to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,223
Posted By zuiko85
In this vein, you should see the look on kids...

In this vein, you should see the look on kids faces when they ask to look through the viewfinder of my OM-1. All my OM bodies have either the 1-4 (all matte) or 1-10 (same with grid) screens. With...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,223
Posted By zuiko85
Dry plate! Ha! Real Photographers coat their own....

Dry plate! Ha! Real Photographers coat their own. Mathew Brady knew a thing or two. Now I have to go look for a horse to pull my photographic equipment wagon.

Full disclosure; I do not shoot wet...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,223
Posted By zuiko85
Seems like everybody and their dog who want a...

Seems like everybody and their dog who want a DSLR/mirrorless with interchangeable lenses already has one that is plenty good enough. So....until those cameras start breaking down sales will be in a...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-26-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,018
Posted By zuiko85
The next thing they could develop is a lens in...

The next thing they could develop is a lens in shutter (with front element focusing) that will clip onto the cone for a direct camera. Also a clip on viewfinder. I'm thinking a simple 3 element f5.6...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,040
Posted By zuiko85
You are right of course, the price amortized over...

You are right of course, the price amortized over even a 10 year period is not excessive. That said this senior citizen will be content with a Olympus OM-4Ti found at a second hand store for $35...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-26-2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4,040
Posted By zuiko85
Looked in on this thread, although I'm not a...

Looked in on this thread, although I'm not a Nikon user. What I find interesting is that 'The last man standing.' as it were, are old line camera makers, appropriate I think that Nikon and Leica...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,560
Posted By zuiko85
I would think much of the advantage of a 4:3...

I would think much of the advantage of a 4:3 sensor would be negated by making the camera larger. Don't suppose it matters much though. What good is a small light body when these new super duper...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By zuiko85
The main item for me would be #4, simple...

The main item for me would be #4, simple mechanical, single function controls just like on a film camera. This is why I would want older manual focus lenses, no 'fly by wire' soulless lenses for me....
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,979
Posted By zuiko85
You never shoot slower than 1/250 second? And the...

You never shoot slower than 1/250 second?
And the longer the focal length, the more a tripod can help, if the shooting situation will allow for it.

Also that saying is from the film era (the stuff...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-17-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 1,979
Posted By zuiko85
Back when, early 70's for me, we had a saying;...

Back when, early 70's for me, we had a saying; 'The best lens is a tripod.'
Perhaps a bit of hyperbole, but close enough in many situations.
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,386
Posted By zuiko85
There are some folks who ran a Kickstarter...

There are some folks who ran a Kickstarter campaign to make a new (and very feature laden) 35mm SLR. They collected about $155K after fees. Those backers will never see their money or any product....
Forum: Nikon RF 01-11-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,386
Posted By zuiko85
Ask one hundred on this forum and you are likely...

Ask one hundred on this forum and you are likely to get 100 different responses. That is what the responses to this post show so far. I'll add mine. I want a new issue OM-1.
Fat!
Chance!
And, even...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks for the post. I have a real soft spot for...

Thanks for the post. I have a real soft spot for dead simple, very minimal 35mm SLR's. There is something special about a camera that could have it's instruction manual on a single sheet of printer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 913
Posted By zuiko85
One hour or in house labs died here about 7~8...

One hour or in house labs died here about 7~8 years ago. I live in the south Puget Sound area of Washington. There is a business that still advertises film developing in house about 30 miles away but...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-20-2018
Replies: 74
Views: 2,379
Posted By zuiko85
What means these words; jpeg, sliders, RAW, &...

What means these words; jpeg, sliders, RAW, & Lightroom. Never touched any of those things. Well, maybe jpeg, I will take a 'for the record' shot on my phone occasionally.
Do have piles of negs...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-13-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 3,018
Posted By zuiko85
Just curious, where do you find 5-packs? The only...

Just curious, where do you find 5-packs? The only multi packs I've seen are 2-packs at B&H.
Forum: Lomography 12-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2,045
Posted By zuiko85
If you want to see what Holga's can do look up...

If you want to see what Holga's can do look up the photographers David Burnett or Michael Kenna.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3,228
Posted By zuiko85
Perhaps a world map showing the location and...

Perhaps a world map showing the location and company of film making facilities. Looking at this thread has also made me wonder, what about the support industry for making film. For instance, when...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-09-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 1,620
Posted By zuiko85
It is a 'GN' (Guide Number) ring for setting the...

It is a 'GN' (Guide Number) ring for setting the camera up for use with a manual flash. That is why it limits your focusing ring when engaged, the flash will only reach so far.

The GN when set on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-08-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 889
Posted By zuiko85
When I look at all those photos the first thing I...

When I look at all those photos the first thing I think is that most of those folks are now in their 70's and 80's (or already dead) and what do they look like now? Little old ladies and little old...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-06-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 8,911
Posted By zuiko85
@Timmyjoe, I think I figured it out. Checking...

@Timmyjoe,
I think I figured it out. Checking with submin.com it seems that Minolta made a daylight loading developing tank. You left the exposed film in the take up portion of the cartridge with a...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-06-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 8,911
Posted By zuiko85
Sneaky Minolta! In all the years I've been...

Sneaky Minolta!
In all the years I've been messing about with 16mm still photography I cannot believe I missed this.
I just bought (off of THAT auction site) a Minolta Ps kit. It was a BIN for $17...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By zuiko85
So....guess I got a bargain for a I-61 at $12...

So....guess I got a bargain for a I-61 at $12 shipped?

Nope, mine feels like a $12 lens, although it focuses ok on my M4-2 with one of those $10 Chinese LTM to M adapters.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,671
Posted By zuiko85
Re. Chinese goods. Sometimes there is little or...

Re. Chinese goods.
Sometimes there is little or no other choice. The type of items I get from China are most all small filter adapter rings (the quality varies). Even if you are buying from a U.S....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-27-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By zuiko85
New one on me. Thought all M4-2 were sans...

New one on me. Thought all M4-2 were sans dot.
Maybe Stephen would know.
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 11-25-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By zuiko85
That is a neat combo. I love odd adapted lenses....

That is a neat combo. I love odd adapted lenses. Don't have any mirrorless myself but my Olympus Pen F half frame has a 28.95mm flange distance and if I can mount it I'll shoot it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 900
Posted By zuiko85
Dunno the answer to that but, when walking the...

Dunno the answer to that but, when walking the dog I do have to pick up her 'street crap'.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-15-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By zuiko85
I should note that for 4X5, I've only used photo...

I should note that for 4X5, I've only used photo paper as a negative, then contact print to make a positive. The advantage is that paper is;
1. Cheap
2. Can be handled under safelight
3. Equipment to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-14-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By zuiko85
Lomography could do this on $5 filters and sell...

Lomography could do this on $5 filters and sell them for $40 each.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By zuiko85
What I'd like to build for 4X5 pinhole is a...

What I'd like to build for 4X5 pinhole is a simple monorail camera with a bellows that would allow for extensions from 60mm to 150mm and by tilting the rail some rise and fall. The catch is the...
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 11-14-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By zuiko85
I like 4X5 for pinhole. Used film holders are...

I like 4X5 for pinhole. Used film holders are fairly cheap and the image size is not too small. I just build my own, a rear part that holds the film holder and front part with the pinhole. I use...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-07-2018
Replies: 52
Views: 2,781
Posted By zuiko85
Another down side to the complex multi function...

Another down side to the complex multi function cameras is that it is so hard to determine if the camera is functioning correctly of if it's gone insane. Especially true if buying used equipment. How...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-05-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 10,719
Posted By zuiko85
Agree with KoFe. How about a nice, not much...

Agree with KoFe. How about a nice, not much bigger than a body cap, 28mm f4.
Ah, but it still has to work on digital. Is that why RF lenses, indeed it seems all modern lenses have become monsters?
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By zuiko85
Skiff said; "....you just need a good 4-element...

Skiff said;
"....you just need a good 4-element lens (Tessar-type)…"

Would you even need a lens that good? I think even a triplet would do. The Instax are (usually) not enlarged, and I've read (on...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By zuiko85
I don't think Fuji cares who makes cameras for...

I don't think Fuji cares who makes cameras for their instant film, it's more film sales for them, that is where the real profits are. Fuji probably sell their own cameras for cost since they know...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By zuiko85
Shortest shutter speed is 1/100th sec. Smallest...

Shortest shutter speed is 1/100th sec. Smallest aperture is f11. Film speed is ISO 800.
So...... in bright sunlight, up to four stops over exposure? I don’t think instant film does very well with...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-30-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By zuiko85
Ah, too bad, it’s a Kickstarter. Probably the...

Ah, too bad, it’s a Kickstarter. Probably the Instax version of that Yashica Y35.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-27-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,059
Posted By zuiko85
Well Roger, I’ve owned a couple of Rollei 35’s, a...

Well Roger, I’ve owned a couple of Rollei 35’s, a model B and a model S. For many years now I’ve also had a Oly Pen, the original all manual viewfinder type. And, although the Rollei indeed was...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-25-2018
Replies: 124
Views: 30,922
Posted By zuiko85
Especially since I shoot a lot of pinhole lately....

Especially since I shoot a lot of pinhole lately. But even with other film photography, the tripod is at least within reach and now days I don't want to be in too much of a hurry taking pictures.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-25-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By zuiko85
Eat your heart out Leica M2 owners! This would...

Eat your heart out Leica M2 owners! This would fit right in with The Jetsons'.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-23-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By zuiko85
How about they build a interchangeable lens...

How about they build a interchangeable lens mirrorless, small and compact, that will communicate with a portable printer worn bandolier style across the shoulder. Print what pictures you like and as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 10-22-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,468
Posted By zuiko85
About camera shake, well years ago we had a...

About camera shake, well years ago we had a saying; ‘the best lens is a tripod’.

Anyway, switch gears. I’m one of the ‘old farts’ in my 70th year and doing my own B&W now for 50 of those years....
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