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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 2,028
Posted By Tim Murphy
This one has my vote too

Dear Board,

Another plus is that the N75 uses all Nikon and 3rd party AF Nikon mount lenses and it retains the full functionality of the lens. I have a Sigma 50-500 zoom with OS and it works just...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-24-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,116
Posted By Tim Murphy
Channeling Archie and Edith Bunker with a LaSalle

Dear Board,

While running errands I saw this beauty in the parking lot of the local Ace Hardware store.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48615154102_9d09a4e408_c.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Tim Murphy
Again, thank you!

I guess I was looking in the wrong places, or using the wrong search terms, but now it looks like things are pretty well covered for me!

Thanks,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you!

This is very helpful!

Thanks again,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Tim Murphy
Identifying 35mm SLR lens mounts from pictures?

Dear Board,

I apologize if this question has been covered. I tried to search with little luck.

I know all the easy ones like Nikon F, Canon FD/FL and Pentax M42 and K because I have cameras with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,117
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you sharing this. Regards, Tim...

Thank you sharing this.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-09-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 893
Posted By Tim Murphy
Do you see in color?

Dear Huss,

If so, then color it is.

Many people think their absolute should be your absolute.

I can respect and admire all the time and effort it takes to accurately portray all 18 shades of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tim Murphy
Let me try to explain

Dear Keith,

I approach photography with the idea of recording what my eyes see and I try to duplicate that. Technically I do pretty well with exposure and focus but my pictures don't often seem to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-27-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tim Murphy
Can you develop a photographer's eye?

Dear Board,

Except for the occasional bird or deer, I simply cannot take a picture that is worth a crap.

When is it time to quit?

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you for the interesting history lesson Bob!

Dear Bob,

I always enjoy knowing the backstory. I was a long time Shutterbug subscriber, but I mostly just lusted after stuff because I didn't have the means to buy.

Regards,

Tim...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,525
Posted By Tim Murphy
Get real

Dear Corran,

I'll agree that it's your money, your choice if you'll agree that the money you will not part with on a monthly basis amounts to a coffee and a doughnut?

Regards,

Tim...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,525
Posted By Tim Murphy
Wow, what a shrewd move on your part

Dear Corran,

Way to go! You really showed Adobe who's boss! Hopefully, you're investing that $ 11.00 a month and putting it away to your retirement, or travel plans, or something nice?

Me, like...
Forum: Photo Software 06-08-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 5,525
Posted By Tim Murphy
You nailed it Chris!

Dear Chris,


At the urging of friends far more experienced and talented than myself I subscribed to CC with Lightroom and Photoshop and a couple of other things 4 years ago for $ 11.59 a month which...
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,744
Posted By Tim Murphy
Isn't the opposite true as well?

Dear Ko.Fe.,


It's just as easy, and just as accurate to say that, You can't get the same with film cameras?


If you doubt that, try shooting a 36 exposure roll of film at ISO's that vary from 80...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-23-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,166
Posted By Tim Murphy
Yes and yes

Dear Chris,


5 leg sections that are wider than normal to catch the wind is a recipe for disaster to me. The bottom leg sections look like drinking straws.


$ 500.00 is a lot of money even if you...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-22-2019
Replies: 9,003
Views: 881,992
Posted By Tim Murphy
In anticipation of a pending vacation

Dear Board,


I bought 2 EZ-Share WI-FI cards and an SD to CF card adapter. I won't have internet access where I will be staying but will be visiting places with WI-FI.


A quick test proves that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By Tim Murphy
I want the 35mm's in Nikon and Canon mount

Dear B-9,


I have the original Canon 50mm f1.8 EF. I also have a Nikon 50mm f1.8 AF-D.


I want something brighter aperture wise at 35mm for use on APS-C digital Canon and Nikon cameras. I've had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,108
Posted By Tim Murphy
What does gear or even photography have to do with the article?

Dear Board,


I read the article and 60 some post later people are still talking about photography and gear?


Go back and read the article. Not because it is particularly interesting or compelling,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-16-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,124
Posted By Tim Murphy
Innovation for innovations sake is a losing game

Dear Board,


In all honesty, who here could not survive with a 12 to 16 Mpeg camera?


Eventually the early adopters stop adopting all the innovations. Who really cares among the majority of users...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-16-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Tim Murphy
OP-TECH neoprene pouches

Dear Board,


They are inexpensive and available in sizes to fit just about any lens or camera. If you have something that doesn't fit they are also available in sheets with velcro tabs for wrapping...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-27-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Tim Murphy
Dear Colton, I've not used his services but...

Dear Colton,

I've not used his services but people here on the board have spoken highly of Oleg at OKVintage Camera. I know he is Russia and there is the cost of shipping to consider, but you'd...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-19-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Tim Murphy
I have a set of auxiliary lenses for the 35GSN

Dear Board,

I have a set of the lenses and a viewfinder. They are all clean and clear but I am missing the threaded covers for the rear of the lenses. I suppose I could just screw a couple of...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-09-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 19,059
Posted By Tim Murphy
I'm sorry to hear this

My condolences to Francis, and all of Roger's family and friends.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-06-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,436
Posted By Tim Murphy
My Nana was right!

Dear nick,

My Nana used to say that those who can't see just have to feel. I wasn't sure what she meant by that when I was younger? This thread clearly demonstrated what she meant.

Regards,

Tim...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,146
Posted By Tim Murphy
The Bessa L can do time exposures

Dear Huss,

I read a review somewhere on the web today that said "T" exposures are possible with the Bessa L. Apparently if the shutter dial is set to "B" and you attempt to fire the shutter while...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-05-2019
Replies: 86
Views: 2,436
Posted By Tim Murphy
Science FTW!

Perfect explanation! :)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 19,059
Posted By Tim Murphy
I'm sorry to hear this

Dear Board,

I was always impressed by how Roger gave freely to everyone on the board.

May he find comfort and peace, and may Frances find the same.

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-31-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By Tim Murphy
Please report back on the results

Dear Raid,

I'm more concerned about the 35mm film but anything you can report back on will be appreciated.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,211
Posted By Tim Murphy
I first wanted to say a digi-film camera

Dear kk,

But I was thinking differently. I was hoping that somehow a camera could be built with a digital sensor and have the means to record the same image to a an actual film cassette?

You have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-31-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 2,211
Posted By Tim Murphy
A Panasonic wide angle bridge camera

Dear Board,

I'd like a camera roughly equivalent physically to the FZ1000-2, but with a lens with 12 to 50mm coverage in 35mm terms, and an aperture of f2.8.

If they came up with one I'd sell...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-29-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 10,577
Posted By Tim Murphy
Op-tech

There is no substitute.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-28-2019
Replies: 85
Views: 2,395
Posted By Tim Murphy
Just curious?

Were you stopped by Paul Blart, Mall Cop? ;)

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Tim Murphy
I love mine

Dear p. giannikis,

It focuses plenty fast for me and I kind of like the fact that it gives an audible cue that focusing is done! When the grinding noise stops, you can press the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-24-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,013
Posted By Tim Murphy
Everything breaks eventually

Dear Board,

Every camera will eventually fail so I can't see the harm in buying older model AF SLRS for the price of a disposable camera? One of those cardboard boxes with film in it costs $ 8.00...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By Tim Murphy
For what I do, I need a physically large camera

Dear Archiver,

I use Canon and Nikon digital cameras the most. I prefer a gripped body, or a pro-sized body, because I use telephoto lenses almost exclusively.

I find that the Canon 1D series, a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-22-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 1,412
Posted By Tim Murphy
I photograph mostly birds and wildlife

Dear Chip,

Based on what I choose to photograph I'd have to be an idiot not to use a camera with a motor drive, or even better yet, a digital camera.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,628
Posted By Tim Murphy
Dear Charles, and you as well Fraser, Here in...

Dear Charles, and you as well Fraser,

Here in the States we joke about the electrical systems of British cars. It's good to see that other countries export their troubles onto unknowing souls, as I...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,116
Posted By Tim Murphy
Actually, it purrs like a kitten

Dear Doug,

It was surprising quiet. I see and hear dozens of diesel pickups that are far more noisy every day.

I followed the guy after he left, since we were going in the same direction. What...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-15-2019
Replies: 1,775
Views: 287,116
Posted By Tim Murphy
Rat Rod - Diesel powered

Dear Board,

I stumbled on this beauty today. Powered by a 350 plus HP engine from a Case backhoe and it was built in the guys shop which is actually his garage at his house.

The cab was once was...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-09-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By Tim Murphy
That's why i took all the important pictures before digital

Dear Bill,

I have negatives that matter, but when the time comes they won't matter either.

My Mom and Dad will both be 80 this year. For at least 35 years I have been begging my Mother to sit down...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-09-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By Tim Murphy
Whew, I'm safe then!

Dear Bill,

None of my stuff is good so what's the harm in it vaporizing?

I fart around and have fun. I don't ask for anything beyond that.

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-01-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,578
Posted By Tim Murphy
DING, DING, DING, We have a winner!

Dear Rob,

Trudat

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-27-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,650
Posted By Tim Murphy
These are my most pocketable cameras

Dear Board,

If you can't fit a Canon S-90 or S-100 in your pocket you have small pockets. They are thinner than an old flip phone, and only slightly longer and wider. They are much smaller than...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-25-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By Tim Murphy
Optech

Buy the ones on closeout for $ 5.00

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-23-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,650
Posted By Tim Murphy
BAM, that door has been shut

Dear Kuuan,

Nice work! Your pictures speak 1000 words and your words in this thread are worth 1000 pictures easily!

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-22-2019
Replies: 276
Views: 68,043
Posted By Tim Murphy
This was my Grandfather Murphy's camera

Dear Board,

It still works just fine even after he spent decades documenting the life and times of his children and grandchildren.

I was given it by my Nana when my Grandfather passed away 30...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,650
Posted By Tim Murphy
Since I'm poor

Dear Board,

My $ 30.00 Canon S90 fits in my wallet, if I sit carefully.

Regards,
Tim Murphy
Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: RFF News 02-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By Tim Murphy
Amen to that sentiment

The best post in this thread! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-16-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By Tim Murphy
I like my suburban neighbors

Dear Tim,

I lived in PA for most of my life growing up in a suburb. I had seen perhaps a half dozen bears in 40 plus years of traveling the backwoods of PA.

I live about 10 miles as the crow flies...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-25-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,619
Posted By Tim Murphy
I look forward to seeing results of the camera in action

Dear B-9,

It's not hard to imagine that this camera would be a hard sell on RFF. While I am sure there are a few sports and nature shooters here, they are truly few and far between.

I am also very...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-18-2019
Replies: 396
Views: 6,663
Posted By Tim Murphy
This thread should have been DOA

Dear Board,

One pipe dreamer has generated 10+ pages? OK, maybe 6 1/2 , or 7, because he's wasted no time in telling everyone who disagreed with him just how wrong they are while offering...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-23-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Tim Murphy
Authorized Camera Repair

Dear Mark,

This guy cleaned and rebuilt the Nikon 5.8cm f1.4 that was my on my Grandfather's FTN for $ 50.00. That was about 3 or 4 years ago but I highly doubt that his price has risen that...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank You!

Dear dainaka,

The shutter speeds seem horrible wrong but thanks to you the shutter at least fires.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Tim Murphy
Kodak Retina 11A shutter locked

Dear Board,

I won a Retina 11a in an auction. It arrived, I focused it near and far and it seemed to focus properly both near and far.

So I hit the shutter button and now it's locked up tighter...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,136
Posted By Tim Murphy
Yes, it's pretty much the only way I fly

Dear backalley,

I have a 15-85 on my APS-C camera and a 150-600 on my APS-H camera.

It works for me.

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By Tim Murphy
I don't disagree about the limitations

Dear BlackXList,

I absolutely agree that the ISO limit is low but I use mine for wildlife and bird photography almost exclusively and I find that ISO 1600 is usable with some noise reduction.

But...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By Tim Murphy
It's still a great camera and more than adequate for most people

Dear Bill,

I have one I bought second hand at least 5 or 6 years ago. It only had 50000 actuations on the shutter when I bought it and it probably has maybe 60000 on it now.

I'll keep it until it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-10-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 877
Posted By Tim Murphy
Be patient and shop carefully

Dear Steve,

I've purchased a Canon S-90 for $ 30.00, a Canon SX10-IS, and a couple of Olympus C-5050's for less than that from Shopgoodwill.com. The nice thing about the Olympus and the Canon SX10...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-09-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By Tim Murphy
They are handsome lenses

Dear Peter,

They are attractive lenses but that isn't the reason for my post.

You mentioned that one adapter was dearer than the other and that reminded me of my Nana. When we were in a store...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-29-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,709
Posted By Tim Murphy
I haven't been disappointed yet!

Dear Board,

I have Youngnuo, Neewer, and Meike flashes that all work perfectly with Canon, Nikon, and Fuji cameras. While they are each brand specific TTL flashes they were a fraction of the cost...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-24-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Tim Murphy
I'm thankful for my Mom and Dad's new puppy

Dear Board,

My parents put their dog Jody down a few months ago. Having had her for over 14 years they soon discovered they missed having a dog underfoot.

And so they got Pepper. She's a little...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-15-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,332
Posted By Tim Murphy
They are officially big enough to destroy themselves

Dear Dan,

I'm sorry for your troubles. Ebay is now so big that they will lead to their own demise.

I buy from Ebay, but I'd rather donate to Goodwill, or throw something away, before I sell it on...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-04-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Tim Murphy
If i reading the labels correctly I like the Fed-2 better

Dear Ko. Fe.,

Like I said, I like the ones labeled as from the Fed-2 better. But what do I know?

Sorry I meant the title to read If I am reading.... I guess I left some stuff out?

Regards,

Tim...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-28-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,122
Posted By Tim Murphy
Dear rfaspen, Actually, I think that m4/3's...

Dear rfaspen,

Actually, I think that m4/3's would work well for me if I got a body with wifi capability? I have bird feeders scattered in my yard that get plenty of visitors. But grabbing a camera...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2018
Replies: 9,003
Views: 881,992
Posted By Tim Murphy
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2018
Replies: 353
Views: 23,701
Posted By Tim Murphy
Here goes

Nikon Ftn
Canon F-1
Minolta Weathermatic 35
Olympus TG 810
Canon EOS 1D Mark3

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,130
Posted By Tim Murphy
My choice also

Dear rfaspen,

That's the beauty of OP-TECH gear to me. You can have 600 cameras and just one or two straps, and you can always hit the road with a camera that is secure no matter how you wish to...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-19-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 4,130
Posted By Tim Murphy
If OP-TECH doesn't make it it ain't worth owning for me

Dear Akiva,

I use mostly DSLRS, gripped or professional sized, to shoot wildlife and nature.

OP-TECH makes everything I could ever want to own. Their straps are customizable, modular, comfortable,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you both, Chris and Roger!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chriscrawfordphoto

View Post
Nope. She is using color negative film. You expose it for the shadows, not the highlights. Neg films have the ability to hold detail in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,663
Posted By Tim Murphy
It depends on your subject

Dear jsrockit,

Like I said it really does depend on what you shoot.

I shoot birds and wildlife almost exclusively.

I own a Canon 1DMK2, a Canon 1DMK3, a Canon EOS 40D, a Canon T2i, and a Nikon...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-08-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,632
Posted By Tim Murphy
I'm hardly qualified to comment, but.............

Dear Bill,

Most news and sports photography has been all digital since before I took up digital.

I seem to recall impressive pictures taken with 8 and 10 Mpeg cameras. At the time no one seemed to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Tim Murphy
Aw hell, I was afraid of that!

Dear livesteamer and Spavinaw,

I suspected the answer laid under the face plate.

I'll give it a try tomorrow.

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Tim Murphy
That's the problem, the indexing pin won't move

Dear Steve,

I did as you suggested and try as I might unless I force the indexing pin it won't move past 10:00 o'clock. There is a tab hanging down from the bottom of the prism between the letters...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-04-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Tim Murphy
Nikkormat FT with uncoupled meter

Dear Board,

Today I received a Nikkormat FT purchased from an auction. The camera is cosmetically in even better shape than I expected. The viewfinder is clean, the mirror foam is still spongy,...
Forum: Chris Crawford 07-27-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 5,721
Posted By Tim Murphy
Feel good stories always feel good Chris

Dear Chris,

Congratulations to both you and Mack.

I mostly read here, and haven't been participating for very long, but I'd also like to offer congratulations to the members of this message board...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-13-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By Tim Murphy
Same here

Dear Tim,

I generally only shoot birds and animals so back button focusing works better and yields more keepers when the camera is set to the proper range of AF points and set on AF-C.

I've never...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 10,635
Posted By Tim Murphy
A question for the OP

Dear Nick,

I'm curious as to whether you apply the same rigorous rules to everything that you purchase? There are tests done on almost everything you could possibly want to purchase, so it follows...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By Tim Murphy
The public is funding $ 750,000,000 of the costs

Dear dmr,

The stadium is supposed to cost $ 1.5 billion.

Clark County, the municipality where the stadium is being built, has issued bonds to cover half of that so if you aren't on site you can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-10-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Tim Murphy
Authorized Camera Repair

Dear bayernfan,

He cleaned and relubed a Nikon 58mm f1.4 that was my grandfathers for me two years ago.

$ 49.00 and a two week turnaround.

http://www.authorizedcamerarepair.com/

Regards,
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you!

There are still 4 packs left.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,303
Posted By Tim Murphy
Nikon and Canon for me

Dear kshapero,

I have a Nikon FG that I didn't pay much for 18 years ago when most people were still actively shooting film. A pair of 50 cent batteries keep it working the same as new. It's small...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 04-28-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Tim Murphy
I'm with you on this

Dear Board,

All I get is scrolling text on the left side and picture of a youngster sitting on what I presume to be an abandoned lifeguard stand at an even more abandoned pool?

I would like to see...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-21-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,404
Posted By Tim Murphy
I'm happy, I think

Dear Peter,

When you first made your post I checked my Flickr account and it just spun and spun and did nothing.

I checked again a couple of minutes ago and was able to get this picture of a young...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-21-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,404
Posted By Tim Murphy
That's good to know

Dear Kostya,

Thanks for this update. I was figuring that this would be another photobucket moment but now I feel a bit more encouraged.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-20-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,299
Posted By Tim Murphy
More times than I care to remember Roger

Dear Roger,

I enjoy photography, but I am not a photographer. And I am most certainly not an artist.

I shoot wildlife and nature almost exclusively. When called upon I can do a satisfactory job...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-13-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,640
Posted By Tim Murphy
My Grandfather's Nikon FTN

Dear Dee,

I had it refurbished and had the 58mm/f1.4 cleaned and lubed.

I still can't bring myself to finish the roll of film in it that I loaded after the work was done?

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-10-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,199
Posted By Tim Murphy
Dear back alley, Round is a shape, right? If so...

Dear back alley,

Round is a shape, right? If so that's me and I'll be 58 in a couple of months.

I sometimes think I can do what I once did, and often try for an hour or two. It then takes a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-08-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Tim Murphy
Enjoy your trip

Dear Dave,

Here's to good weather, good photo opportunities, and a wonderful time.

When it comes to personal relationships I am about as romantic as a grizzly bear. It's not that I am never...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-07-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2,122
Posted By Tim Murphy
I am interested in a micro 4/3 rd's body

Dear Board,

I'd like one with in body IS though. I shoot mostly nature and wildlife pictures and the idea of doubling the focal length while keeping the same aperture has enormous appeal to me. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2018
Replies: 87
Views: 3,199
Posted By Tim Murphy
Maybe I'm just different................

Dear backalley,

But I don't see the Canon F-1 as heavy?

I obviously did this before I started typing, but I held in one hand a Canon F-1n with the power winder F and a 28-80 zoom. In the other...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-31-2018
Replies: 1,552
Views: 197,791
Posted By Tim Murphy
Our boyo revisited

Dear Board,

I posted about this guy earlier in the thread.

Yesterday marked his 3 year and 2 day anniversary with Theresa and I. He honored us by digging out our old dog Avalon's bed from hiding...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-30-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 899
Posted By Tim Murphy
Sell it now!

Just kidding of course but it would spare you the battery concerns.

And for the record in ten years I've never seen a lithium battery leak, either in camera, or in storage.

Regards,

Tim...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-29-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By Tim Murphy
I know it's clunky, but...............

Dear pfd,

You can buy a working Canon EOS Elan, or Nikon 8008S for $ 8.00, it know because I've done it 4 times to get metal mount nifty 50's and 28-80 USM's. I never paid more than $ 50.00 and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-15-2018
Replies: 114
Views: 3,755
Posted By Tim Murphy
I'm a nature and wildlife guy

Dear Board,

Truthfully I haven't had much chance to get out and shoot lately, but when I have it's been with a Panasonic FZ200 and/or a Fuji Fine Pix S-1.

But the days are getting longer and the...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 03-09-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tim Murphy
Calvera FTW

Dear Board,

"If God did not want them sheared. He would not have made them sheep."

I know that's awfully cynical, but things in the retail world seem to worsen each day?

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,055
Posted By Tim Murphy
You use terms like art and craft?

Dear aizan,

In truth, isn't it entirely dependent on the viewer to qualify something as art, or craft?

I see many technically perfect pictures with wonderful balanced tones and/or colors, perfect...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,055
Posted By Tim Murphy
This makes perfect sense to me!

Dear Raid,

I agree with this 100%. Like yourself, and more than a few other people who commented on this post, I photograph what I enjoy and let the chips fall where they may.

Every so often this...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-13-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,909
Posted By Tim Murphy
Dear Chris, Trust me when I say that I...

Dear Chris,

Trust me when I say that I understand the the focus of your pictures. I absolutely meant no offense by my comment of your focus on despair.

I'm from the NE PA coal region born a year...
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-13-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1,909
Posted By Tim Murphy
This picture explains why I don't photograph people

Dear Chris,

I won't comment on the artistic merits of the picture other than to say you managed to convey a sense of respect and dignity to a man who to me appeared to be to be going through a rough...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,461
Posted By Tim Murphy
Here is my take

Dear David,

I took this as a young girl saying goodbye to her cow in an auction barn. Maybe I'm seeing too much but I've seen a similar scene played out before.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-13-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,461
Posted By Tim Murphy
It's not for everyone

Dear Steve,

It a way of life neither shared nor understood by many.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,055
Posted By Tim Murphy
My sentiments exactly

Dear David,

Well said. You've described my feelings on the subject perfectly.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-11-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 7,055
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you Larry

Dear Larry,

You nailed it here.

Regards,

Tim Murphy :-)
Forum: Chris Crawford 02-03-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,626
Posted By Tim Murphy
Take care and get well Chris

Dear Chris,

The internet can wait for your input. You need to concentrate on getting better and worry about posting later.

Take care,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-03-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By Tim Murphy
This is why I suggested the OP handle the cameras

Dear retinax,

In this case you and I have differing opinions. However, neither one of us is wrong. I'm not offended by what you wrote, but I want to make certain that it is understood by the OP...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-03-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By Tim Murphy
Some comparison shots

Dear dmitrizzle,

Here are a couple of comparison shots of my Retina 11a alongside a Canon S90 and my Retina 111c.

Both Retinas feature a 50mm/f2.0 lens. I hope can tell from the photos that the...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-02-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,476
Posted By Tim Murphy
Dear dmitrizzle, What are you looking for in a...

Dear dmitrizzle,

What are you looking for in a camera?

I own or have owned all of the cameras you mention. I traded my FED 5b in perfect working condition for a gift to be named later. I got a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-30-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 3,030
Posted By Tim Murphy
Cheap knock off lens caps and body caps

Dear Board,

I'm always losing something. I like that you can get 5 pinch style lens caps or rear lens caps, or body caps for less than $ 10.00 with free shipping and you usually get a free micro...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-28-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By Tim Murphy
What they said

Dear Carriage,

Flash brackets can be bought for about $ 10.00. They will screw into the tripod socket of the camera and mount the flash higher and outside of the direct line of sight for the lens,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-28-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 2,313
Posted By Tim Murphy
Call me naive, but I don't worry about things like that

Dear P. Giannakis.

I do have the benefit of living a bit out of the way, but I never locked my vehicles up until 5 years ago when a fly reel and my prized Buck 110 knife that I had from when I was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you!

Dear Phil and Santino,

I'll give it a try on my A2E.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-27-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By Tim Murphy
Do Canon EOS 35mm SLR's support IS/OS lenses?

Dear Board,

I own a 1DMK3, a 40D, and a Rebel T2i along with several lenses that featured image stabilization. All the lenses work with my digital bodies.

I was wondering if anyone had any input...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-18-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,395
Posted By Tim Murphy
Have you thought about a battery grip?

Dear twopointeight,

I'm not sure if you are just looking for something to add a little more to hold to the bottom of the camera or if you are looking for something that also provides a vertical...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 2,587
Posted By Tim Murphy
Some neat stories here!

Dear x-ray,

I'm enjoying reading about this stuff even though I don't have the slightest idea what most of what you're saying means? It's just fun to read about things that exploded or could burn...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2018
Replies: 696
Views: 87,350
Posted By Tim Murphy
Delaware shore after a storm August 2017

Dear Board,

Silly me, I still think a 14 year old 8 Mpeg DSLR is usable.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4690/38633140095_b1d9483069_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21RSWAk)After the storm 8-17-3-1...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,320
Posted By Tim Murphy
The longest and fastest telephoto I can find

Dear Raid,

I'll be honest and say that I visit this site to read and learn.

I shoot wildlife and nature. I'm as big as a moose so stealth is not my strong suit. I'd drop the coin on something...
Forum: Chris Crawford 01-01-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,193
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you Chris!

Dear Chris,

I just wanted to thank you for sharing your tutorials with the people at RFF.

I have read them as they appeared, and will continue to refer to them going forward. If I follow them I am...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-09-2017
Replies: 64
Views: 2,833
Posted By Tim Murphy
Someone to give me a Canon EOS 1D4

Dear Bill,

There, I said it.

I shoot nature and wildlife almost exclusively. I will be honest and say that my abilities as a photographer will never exceed the capabilities of my current cameras,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-29-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you very much!

Dear 720treker,

I really, really appreciate this tip. It's miraculously made all of my 3 Signets fully functional.

Next time I buy something old I'll download a manual before I post that it's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,172
Posted By Tim Murphy
Dear Huss, "If God did not want them sheared he...

Dear Huss,

"If God did not want them sheared he would not have made them sheep," Calvera in the "The Magnificent Seven."

It's a movie from 1960 but no less true today.

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By Tim Murphy
I use Flickr

Dear Peter,

I use Flickr for photo hosting. As bad as I am it's better to waste their bandwidth than bandwidth I have to purchase.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-24-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tim Murphy
Shutter troubles with Kodak Signet 35

Dear Board,

I've bought several of these for a few dollars each and while each one works to one degree or another none of the three work properly.

With two of them the shutter springs are weak. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-22-2017
Replies: 39
Views: 1,429
Posted By Tim Murphy
I can't buy what I want

Dear back alley,

I'd like a more thoughtful world for Christmas.

I'll take the coal I get and deal with it.

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: RFF Polls 11-12-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,915
Posted By Tim Murphy
It depends, it could be minutes or decades

Dear sreed,

I waited over 35 years to repurchase a Canon F-1. When I was a teenager I bought a used one from a neighbor and used it for several years. I eventually traded it on a Canon A-1 which...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-10-2017
Replies: 148
Views: 13,892
Posted By Tim Murphy
This is interesting, thanks for posting this question

Dear Colonel,

I'm learning a great deal here so I appreciate all the responses.

That said, 4 mixers and bottle of Jameson?

I want to party with you! :D

Keep the answers coming people!
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By Tim Murphy
It sucks because........

I lack self control. :)

Seriously though as a buyer I like that place a lot.

Mostly I buy things that I can't easily find locally. Like one poster above mentioned, things like step-up rings, or...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-08-2017
Replies: 9,003
Views: 881,992
Posted By Tim Murphy
Kodak Retina 11a

Dear Board,

I bought a Retina 11a from the big auction website. It was advertised as in working order and everything seems to be working as it should. Shutter speeds including the slow ones...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,921
Posted By Tim Murphy
Photo chemicals and septic systems

Dear Board,

I try to do the right thing for the environment at all times. I am sure that photo chemicals in sewer systems are not good, but volume in a sewer system increases the dilution and helps...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-05-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 8,151
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you for the reminder about Willow Labs

Dear David,

I had seen them mentioned before here but I had misplaced the details in my cluttered bookmarks files.

I read their home page and I understand that they are slowing down but I think I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2017
Replies: 9,003
Views: 881,992
Posted By Tim Murphy
A Coleman metal cooler!

Dear Board,

My Dad had one of these for about 20 years when I was kid. He eventually gave it to me and I got about 10 years out of it before it fell apart.

By then they weren't making them...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-16-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By Tim Murphy
Pocket Light Meter

Dear Steve,

I'm sure you'll get several suggestions but I like Pocket Light Meter. It's within 1/4 stop of every meter I have ever compared it against and I have had no problems with exposures made...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2017
Replies: 9,003
Views: 881,992
Posted By Tim Murphy
I'm hoping for the best

Dear dtcls,

I hope this works as well for me as it worked for the seller. It's kind of heavy but compared to 150-600 zooms it definitely doesn't feel overly heavy and it feels hand holdable to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2017
Replies: 9,003
Views: 881,992
Posted By Tim Murphy
Tamron 300/F2.8 for Nikon AF-D

Dear Board,

I was told it would work on all Nikon AF cameras and while I only tested it on a D300, an 8008S, and an F4S I can report that it works on all of them.

Now if only it would quit raining...
Forum: Off Topic 10-08-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 2,310
Posted By Tim Murphy
Dear Board, Every picture tells a story don't...

Dear Board,

Every picture tells a story don't it?

I guess they only become troublesome when they don't echo your version of the narrative, right?

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-23-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,144
Posted By Tim Murphy
I've been following this thread....

Dear Board,

...and have learned that what I don't know could probably back fill the Pacific Ocean. :D

I have the following digital SLR's at my disposal, a Canon 1DMK3, a Canon EOS 40D, and a Nikon...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-22-2017
Replies: 1,552
Views: 197,791
Posted By Tim Murphy
Heartbroken dog

Dear Board,

This is our boy Bear Labor Day 2016 after Theresa's daughter and son-in-law and their children left to head back to New Hampshire. He sat there at the top of the steps all day.

It's...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-17-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Tim Murphy
That's why I suggested he buy a working finder

Dear Robert,

Don't I know that! That's why I suggested he look for a working finder as it would probably cost less than the repair.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-17-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Tim Murphy
You can probably buy a working DP-1 for the cost of repair

Dear kumachrome,

I had an F-2 that did pretty much the same thing. The meter was highly erratic and the needle often jumped around and many times indicated the opposite of what the last aperture or...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-15-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 6,419
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you

Dear Chris,

Thank you for sharing these pictures. Everyone needs needs something to be passionate about when they are young. You're a good man for helping Ariana and letting her discover...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-07-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 4,621
Posted By Tim Murphy
I was going to say Hi-Matic 9 but I lost track of the thread!

Dear Scott,

I was going to say the Hi-Matic 9 but I lost track of the thread.

It's a pretty good sized camera so it's not for you if you want something pocketable. It takes fine pictures...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-07-2017
Replies: 97
Views: 5,684
Posted By Tim Murphy
He shot a dude with a camera on a tripod, who was a friend

Dear Frank,

Walk a mile in their shoes?

The policeman shot a friend of his who had a camera on a tripod. I don't care how you look at things, if you can't see a problem with that you need better...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 35,584
Posted By Tim Murphy
Dear Axel, YUCK! I might have thrown that...

Dear Axel,

YUCK! I might have thrown that camera away. I absolutely hate bugs and slugs and snails. :D

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 35,584
Posted By Tim Murphy
I agree, the original EOS Elan is a nice camera

Dear Axel,

The original EOS Elan was my first AF camera and I bought it new with a 28-80 USM and a 70-300 USM lens circa 1992. I used the camera faithfully until I bought a used EOS 20D in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By Tim Murphy
Not for me

Dear ade-oh,

I realize that I am not a typical member of this forum.

I shoot mostly nature and wildlife photos. I couldn't imagine walking in the woods with a 150-600 zoom and anything less than a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-01-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By Tim Murphy
Canon F-1

Dear Pfreddee,

I use a hearing aid battery in my Canon F-1 and the meter is spot on with all my cameras and hand held meters. It requires no spacers or adapters on my camera and I doubt you would...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-29-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By Tim Murphy
Cleaning sticky grips on Canon cameras

Dear Board,

I received a Canon EOS A2E bought at auction. I was advertised as having a sticky grip and when I received it I grabbed it in my right hand and had to ask my wife for help to remove it...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-25-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 1,533
Posted By Tim Murphy
It's an auction site and this sums it up

Dear kiemchacsu,

You spend your money, and you take your chances. It's up to you as a buyer to determine how much you want to risk on an item that is unseen except for some pictures.

I have no...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-25-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By Tim Murphy
A different camera but a similar experience

Dear Mr. Muskellunge,

I bought a case of junk in a Goodwill auction. It had a Canon EOS A2 in it. I put a battery in it upon receipt and the grip actually got warm but the camera didn't power...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-22-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Tim Murphy
Dear JWalker, I can't suggest one, but I will...

Dear JWalker,

I can't suggest one, but I will say that you need to pay attention to the cold shoe and how it relates to the centerline of the lens. I have a Kiev 4AM and a Zorki 4 and the Russian...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-17-2017
Replies: 423
Views: 73,274
Posted By Tim Murphy
I qualify on all three counts

Dear Board,

Me at the beach

http://https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4391/36639853165_8bd700feb0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XPJPQi)IMG_0811[1] (https://flic.kr/p/XPJPQi) by Tim Murphy...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-29-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By Tim Murphy
Is there a reason for this? I think so

Dear Chris,

I am not trying to start a flame war here but I think that the perspective of the average citizens of New York City and the Pacific Northwest differ a great deal.

I haven't traveled...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By Tim Murphy
Bingo, we have a winner

Dear Huss,

I'll add the following. Everything you ever do or say assumes a risk. At what point do you surrender your responsibility for the risk? For myself, the answer is never.

Regards,

Tim...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-28-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By Tim Murphy
I really liked the one '57

Dear farleymac,

These are very nice images of some of my favorite cars. I'm partial to the brown and cream and white '57 in the middle of your series.

I understand the need to keep better tires...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-22-2017
Replies: 148
Views: 11,868
Posted By Tim Murphy
I get along with all of them

Dear Board,

Perhaps I have a fetish? I have way too many cameras but I find that I like them all.

With film cameras I have 2 that really mean something and feel right to me.

The first is my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Tim Murphy
It ain't the saw it's the sawyer

Dear Dee,

I have nothing state of the art, or even rather recent, as far as photographic gear goes except for a couple of 2 or 3 year old digital P&S's.

I simply enjoy taking pictures of things...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Posted By Tim Murphy
Anyone have a manual for a Soligor MK-10A flash?

Dear Board,

I bought one from an auction site and it powers on and fires but it doesn't seem to have an on-off switch? You load the batteries and it revs up and the test light comes on.

It...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-07-2017
Replies: 69
Views: 18,429
Posted By Tim Murphy
Where is film noob?

Dear Board,

I read through these posts twice after noticing that film noob was deploying to Afghanistan back in 2012.

I noticed he never posted on this thread again and I hope he made it through...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-01-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2,170
Posted By Tim Murphy
Dear Colonel, I'm sure that whatever way I go...

Dear Colonel,

I'm sure that whatever way I go will be more than adequate for my main goal which is merely storage and preservation of photographic memories. Even a badly scanned picture of a...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 07-01-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2,170
Posted By Tim Murphy
Flatbed scanner vs Wolverine SNAP 20

Dear Board,

I would like to get along with the process of converting old 35mm film negatives and slides to digital images. I also am shooting more 35mm film so I am looking for a more long term...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-24-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,978
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thanks, it sounds like it worth a try!

Dear Robert,

I'll see if I can find some and give it a try.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: DIYS Modifications 06-24-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,978
Posted By Tim Murphy
Have you tried it on a Canon or Nikon AF camera?

Dear Robert,

If just curious as I have a Canon EOS Elan and a Nikon 8008S that sometimes almost magically stay in my hand when I release my grip because the body material has gotten sticky.

I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-21-2017
Replies: 107
Views: 3,553
Posted By Tim Murphy
Pentax P30T

Dear Philip,

I'll preface my comments by saying this, if you have lenses that will work with an aperture priority camera that is the direction you should head for your most economical result.

Since...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-21-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tim Murphy
I like it!

Dear Nikos72,

If I really had more money than brains I'd get a custom painted camera. Fortunately, I have neither money nor brains so I stick with whatever color camera the manufacturer chose.

If...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-14-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,656
Posted By Tim Murphy
Me too

Dear Board,

I'll vote for Fuji too.

I only have an X10 and an S-1 superzoom but they are never off by more than a smidgen when it comes to exposure and since it's digital you can just add or...
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,656
Posted By Tim Murphy
That makes perfect sense to me - you should be scared

Dear Landberg,

Thank you for the explanation. It's obvious that old habits die hard for many people.

Take care and I hope you find a meter you're comfortable with using.

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: Fuji X Series 06-11-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 2,656
Posted By Tim Murphy
I'm curious?

Dear Landberg,

I'm not being critical here but I do have to ask.

Why would you buy an automatic camera that offers full manual control and then decide that the camera's metering capabilities don't...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-10-2017
Replies: 240
Views: 157,371
Posted By Tim Murphy
Pennsyltucky

Dear Board,

I live outside of Harrisburg, PA. I was born and raised early on in the Northeast PA coal region. Truthfully, that will always be my home.

I chose to remember it for what is was,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-10-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 6,020
Posted By Tim Murphy
Not exactly steals but I'm happy

Dear Board,

I never find anything anywhere for pennies on the dollar but I've made a few auction scores.

A Retina 111c complete with an excellent case and meter cap in the sewn in tab in fully...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-09-2017
Replies: 46
Views: 1,548
Posted By Tim Murphy
Because I'm a ham handed galoot?

Dear Arbitrarium,

That's the easy answer.

The thoughtful answer is that I shoot mostly wildlife and birds. A motor drive does a great job of providing additional leverage when working with a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,146
Posted By Tim Murphy
And if you like Pentax K mount cameras you're in luck!

Dear Johan,

If your daughter would be interested in a Pentax K mount camera other than the grossly over-rated and even more grossly over-priced K-1000 there are many to choose from that use the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 2,146
Posted By Tim Murphy
They'll all work passibly for print film.

Dear Johan,

Before I went digital I used a Nikon FTN with 2 Alkaline PX-625's in it for years and it worked just fine. .3 VDC is not that great of a variance with most print films.

If you want to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-09-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Tim Murphy
That's the one Dan!

Dan,

Yes that is the manual I was trying to find. Thanks for your help.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Tim Murphy
Does anyone have a manual for a Sunpak 555

Dear Board,

It seems pretty straightforward and the one I won at Goodwill came with a Canon module that works for the AE-A-AV-New F-1, etc. I bought a Nikon module that works for the FE, FM, FG,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2017
Replies: 9,003
Views: 881,992
Posted By Tim Murphy
Kodak Signet 40

Dear Board,

I won this in an online auction for the price of a decent lunch. The shutter was a little sluggish below 1/50 but a drop of Ronsonol and a couple dozen cycles seemed to fix that. I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-28-2017
Replies: 9,003
Views: 881,992
Posted By Tim Murphy
Minolta Hi-Matic 9

Dear Board,

It looks clean as a whistle and the meter works pretty much just like every meter I own with a PX625 Alkaline in it.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4204/34508652660_2dbafc38ae_b.jpg...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you!

Dear Jim,

Ken's address is filed and saved. Thanks for the help.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you!

Dear Jim,

Thanks for the additional suggestion for a possible repair. Would you happen to have an email address or a phone number or snail mail address for Ken?

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Tim Murphy
That's what I was thinking too?

Dear Jim,

I had the same thought. I know of a camera repair shop outside Philadelphia who cleaned and relubed a couple of older Nikkor lenses for me that would probably take the look at the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Tim Murphy
That's the $ 64,000 question?

Dear Jim,

That's a question I cannot answer. The only markings on the coupler say Canon-Japan. It looks like a flash coupler D though, and it mounts over the rewind crank. Maybe it's a fake but...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-26-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Tim Murphy
Canon F-1 original

Dear Board,

I recently bought an original Canon F-1 via auction. It came with a date back. The camera seems to work properly and the light meter is accurate with a 675 hearing aid battery in it. ...
Forum: Other RF 05-25-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By Tim Murphy
Minolta Hi-Matic 9

Dear Board,

I just received one of these that I won in an auction and I was curious if anyone else has one that they use and can offer me any tips, or anything I should be concerned with?

The...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 05-21-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,177
Posted By Tim Murphy
Weston II

Dear Seany65,

I've bought 2 of these from ebay and spent about $ 20.00 for the pair.

Once I understood the Weston film speeds I've found that both meters reliably match every other handheld meter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 5,178
Posted By Tim Murphy
I hear you!

Dear rbiemer,

I know many other people find things in thrift shops but to me they are a waste of time. I stop at the local Goodwill and Salvation Army thrift stores and I have never found anything...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Tim Murphy
Don't be afraid of Vivitar Series One lenses either

Dear WJ,

I have 28-105 and 70-210 Vivitar Series One lenses in both Nikon AI and Canon FD mount and I like the results I get from them. They are inexpensive too.

Rumor has it that the best...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-20-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,103
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thanks for bringing the subject of the D700 up

Dear Simon,

I just want to add that I appreciate that you mentioned the D700. I'm primarily a digital Canon shooter because I enjoy shooting birds and wildlife and I learned all my bad habits on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-19-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,103
Posted By Tim Murphy
Here's what I'll never understand

Dear Simon,

I won't judge your photo on it's artistic merits. I figure you got what you wanted so it's fine for me.

Here is what I'll never get. It's most likely due to the fact that I am old and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-15-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 799
Posted By Tim Murphy
If it mounts it's usuable, and everything Nikkor mounts

Dear Chubberino,

If you are a zoom user there are many used AF-D lenses available at very reasonable prices. I'd suggest you stick with the "D" lenses so that you have full use of the matrix...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-14-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 3,270
Posted By Tim Murphy
How do I respond to the Kickstarter option

Dear Board,

I honestly can't find it but then that shouldn't be surprising because I'm pretty much a dufus.

But I have $ 20.00 or so to kick in so if anyone can tell where to sign up I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-13-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,094
Posted By Tim Murphy
The important question is, were the trout rising?

Dear Brad,

I'm a Pee-Aye guy and a sucker for the Northern Tier.

I lived for 11 years in the Southern Tier of NY and I have a long time friend who lives in Lycoming County so I've explored a lot...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-13-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3,005
Posted By Tim Murphy
It ain't purty, but it works

Dear Garageboy,

I documented a lot of fishing trips with this bad boy.

There were times when my brother and I were float tubing on lakes and we used to throw the camera back and forth to each...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-12-2017
Replies: 106
Views: 3,570
Posted By Tim Murphy
Dear Board, Canon EOS Elan Minolta Weathermatic...

Dear Board,

Canon EOS Elan

Minolta Weathermatic Dual 35

Nikon FTN

Regards,
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2017
Replies: 141
Views: 12,678
Posted By Tim Murphy
Same here

My refund came today also
Forum: RFF Polls 05-07-2017
Replies: 46
Poll: On The Walls
Views: 3,123
Posted By Tim Murphy
We're fighting on the same side I suppose?

Dear Michael,

When you put it as you put it I can agree that there is an artistic component to a good bird or wildlife photo. As a hillbilly who lives and breathes in the woods I guess it's easy...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 05-07-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Tim Murphy
It's not much different from the stories I've heard

Dear x-ray,

Thank you for posting these links.

I was born and lived until I was about 4 in a small coal mining town in NE Pennsylvania. My Mom and Dad figured there was a better life down the...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-07-2017
Replies: 46
Poll: On The Walls
Views: 3,123
Posted By Tim Murphy
Doesn't it depend on how one defines art?

Dear Lawrence,

I agree with all that you quoted, but I sometimes think that how photos get judged depends on how one defines art?

I enjoy bird and wildlife photography. Neither of which would be...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,144
Posted By Tim Murphy
Thank you!

Dear John,

So I need a Nikon macro lens and a slide copier since I'll be scanning with a D300.

I can figure out the rest by trial and error. What is WI-FI though? ;-)

Regards,

Tim Murphy
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,144
Posted By Tim Murphy
I viewed the link and still need help

Dear Huss,

I understand the idea behind this but like I said to John above a picture of your set up and a description of the items used would be a big help.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Harrisburg, PA :)
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,144
Posted By Tim Murphy
Could go into more depth on this?

Dear John,

That certainly looks like something I could rig up using wood instead of the acrylic. However, I'll admit that I not entirely familiar with everything you show in the picture? It looks...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-06-2017
Replies: 532
Views: 41,144
Posted By Tim Murphy
Looking for a little help with camera scanning

Dear Board,

I have an interest in doing digital camera scans but I honestly do not know where to begin to look for a simple guide to the process?

If anyone has a link to a guide that shows what is...
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