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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 99
Views: 2,907
Posted By Peter Jennings
Nikon S2 W-Nikkor.C 3.5cm f/1.8 Ilford...

Nikon S2
W-Nikkor.C 3.5cm f/1.8
Ilford HP5+

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33969573078_99a85dab96_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TKLWAs)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/TKLWAs) by Peter Jennings...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Peter Jennings
Always one of my first thoughts, as well. But, as...

Always one of my first thoughts, as well. But, as nice looking as the clothes of that period were, I wouldn't want to wear them. So uncomfortable.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 04-24-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Peter Jennings
Does camera repair interest you as a hobby? If...

Does camera repair interest you as a hobby? If so, this is the perfect place to start.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2019
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,328
Posted By Peter Jennings
Welcome home!

Welcome home!
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-09-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,215
Posted By Peter Jennings
Too soon. RIP

Too soon. RIP
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-03-2019
Replies: 262
Views: 14,215
Posted By Peter Jennings
I feel fortunate to have encountered Roger here....

I feel fortunate to have encountered Roger here. I will miss him. I wish him dignity and peace for the rest of his time on Earth.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Peter Jennings
Thanks all for your kind comments! I think we...

Thanks all for your kind comments! I think we will indeed work on a second version. I’d like to try to do one that is more lightproof.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-25-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Peter Jennings
This was my first concern, but the Lego...

This was my first concern, but the Lego dimensions luckily worked to our favor. Still, if it wasnít ideal we could have shimmed the lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Peter Jennings
Thanks, Huss! it was fun. But now I find myself...

Thanks, Huss! it was fun. But now I find myself thinking about a Legomat II...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-24-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Peter Jennings
Meet the Legomat

My son had an idea recently that piqued my interest. He wanted to build a lego camera. At first, I was skeptical it could be anything other than a toy, but after thinking about it for a few minutes,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-24-2019
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,328
Posted By Peter Jennings
I do! I use the Leitz SBLOO. It almost as big as...

I do! I use the Leitz SBLOO. It almost as big as the Nikkor! :o
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-24-2019
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,328
Posted By Peter Jennings
I think you’ll like the Nikkor, Helen. I got one...

I think you’ll like the Nikkor, Helen. I got one recently for my new iiic and they go so well together. Are you going to use a finder?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-22-2019
Replies: 83
Views: 11,143
Posted By Peter Jennings
HP5+ in D-76 1:1 Leica IIIc W-Nikkor.C 3.5cm...

HP5+ in D-76 1:1
Leica IIIc
W-Nikkor.C 3.5cm f/2.5

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Forum: RFF News 02-19-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,119
Posted By Peter Jennings
Clever ad! They promote it as a feature while...

Clever ad! They promote it as a feature while also making fun of the whole "bokeh" thing. Well done, Apple.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-18-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Peter Jennings
You can make your own ground glass by cutting a...

You can make your own ground glass by cutting a piece of clear acrylic (Lexan, Perspex, etc.) to the necessary size and rubbing one side on some very fine abrasive. This way you make sure it fits...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-15-2019
Replies: 53
Views: 3,444
Posted By Peter Jennings
Where did it go! :eek:

Where did it go! :eek:
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By Peter Jennings
I had an L, but I hated the linked exposure...

I had an L, but I hated the linked exposure system, and the meter wasn't accurate. Now I have an earlier A model with no meter and traditional shutter/aperture settings. It's a pleasure to use, and I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,494
Posted By Peter Jennings
The Canon 50/1.8 doesn't get the respect it's due...

The Canon 50/1.8 doesn't get the respect it's due because there are so many dogs out there with bad inner elements. However, when you find a clean one, it performs as good as any of the other classic...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-08-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Peter Jennings
Good job! It's always a nice feeling when you can...

Good job! It's always a nice feeling when you can fix things yourself.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-05-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,504
Posted By Peter Jennings
Forget the P, it looks best on a nice...

Forget the P, it looks best on a nice IVSB2!

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5696/31183490882_6afe4d7039_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pvzxqw)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Pvzxqw) by Peter Jennings...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,439
Posted By Peter Jennings
Lately, Iíve been thinking about making books of...

Lately, Iíve been thinking about making books of my best stuff as a way to preserve photos. Anyone have a preferred photo printer/publisher that they would recommend?
Forum: RFF Polls 02-02-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,673
Posted By Peter Jennings
This! Well, except for the thumb... I shoot about...

This! Well, except for the thumb...
I shoot about 90% of my photos in vertical format (and it has nothing to do with phones). Itís just how I see things. For me, shooting right hand up is simply...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-02-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Peter Jennings
Sounds like an internal screw may have come...

Sounds like an internal screw may have come loose. Sorry I can't be of much help, but good luck!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Peter Jennings
Which version? There are versions of this lens in...

Which version? There are versions of this lens in LTM and M mount. They are constructed differently. I had trouble taking apart an early chrome LTM that I had which had stiff focus. Never did get it...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-22-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By Peter Jennings
I’ve had some pretty bad experiences with them,...

I’ve had some pretty bad experiences with them, but nothing that bad. Now, if I see an interesting item on eBay that ships through GSP, I skip it.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-11-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,920
Posted By Peter Jennings
Well, at least you'll know to never trust this...

Well, at least you'll know to never trust this seller again. Even if he didn't expressly guarantee it was working, he implied as much by saying it was recently serviced - dishonest and deceptive. Any...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-10-2018
Replies: 64
Views: 2,920
Posted By Peter Jennings
#1 You were sold something that isn't what it was...

#1 You were sold something that isn't what it was presented to be. A recently CLAd M2 should not have any shutter issues. If I were you, I would return it for a refund. Failing that, try to get a...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-07-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 3,910
Posted By Peter Jennings
Yes, the 50s Konicas are probably over-built. I...

Yes, the 50s Konicas are probably over-built. I also have a Konica I with the 50/2.8, as well as a couple IIs. Yours likely needs cleaning. The grease they used back then becomes extremely gummy over...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-06-2018
Replies: 2,124
Views: 587,328
Posted By Peter Jennings
My first screw mount Leica after owning quite a...

My first screw mount Leica after owning quite a few Japanese copies and derivatives.
The Nikkor is also a new acquisition, and it pairs quite well with the IIIc.
Fun combo....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-06-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,250
Posted By Peter Jennings
Whichever camera you choose, pair it with a good...

Whichever camera you choose, pair it with a good external finder like the ones from Leitz or Voigtlander. They make framing easy and pleasurable.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-05-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 904
Posted By Peter Jennings
It could simply be a slight misalignment. I'd try...

It could simply be a slight misalignment. I'd try removing the front panel and reinstalling it. Leica tolerances are quite tight.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-04-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 904
Posted By Peter Jennings
If you have an iPhone or other smartphone with...

If you have an iPhone or other smartphone with slo-mo video ability, you can check the gaps to see if you’re getting even exposure. It won’t help you know if your speeds are correct, but even...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 12-04-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 2,149
Posted By Peter Jennings
In reportage, I know the goal is usually to be...

In reportage, I know the goal is usually to be objective and neutral, but I think your presentation shows a greater sympathy for the cultural traditions of the Cubans than for the well being of the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,461
Posted By Peter Jennings
Iíve never noticed any significant distortion in...

Iíve never noticed any significant distortion in the Canon. Perhaps I donít have an eye for it. Plenty of samples from the Canon on film on my Flickr.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-28-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 904
Posted By Peter Jennings
Well, if one doesn't find any challenge or...

Well, if one doesn't find any challenge or enjoyment from this kind of thing, then sending it off for repair is definitely the sane choice. Fixing old cameras is a separate hobby from shooting with...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-28-2018
Replies: 58
Views: 1,747
Posted By Peter Jennings
I was in your exact situation a few years ago, so...

I was in your exact situation a few years ago, so let me tell you what I did. I chose an S2 as my first “real” RF because of my familiarity with and affinity for Nikon gear. It’s a great camera. Of...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-28-2018
Replies: 27
Views: 904
Posted By Peter Jennings
You didn’t mention, so I’ll ask. Did you clean...

You didn’t mention, so I’ll ask. Did you clean and lubricate all the bearing surfaces, especially the shutter brake gear? I just got an old iiic and had similar issues to what you describe. After...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-26-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By Peter Jennings
I've had both and I kept the Canon. I had the...

I've had both and I kept the Canon. I had the early chrome LTM Skopar and I didn't care for it enough to keep it. The rendering in b&w, for me, was too modern and contrasty.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-21-2018
Replies: 51
Views: 1,961
Posted By Peter Jennings
Congrats on the *new* M2! I love mine (also...

Congrats on the *new* M2! I love mine (also serviced by Youxin). And I agree with Helen, Leica glass isn’t necessary. All the images from your Canon 50/2.2 look fabulous.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-09-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,373
Posted By Peter Jennings
I have/have had both the early and later Canon...

I have/have had both the early and later Canon hoods and have always found the parts to be interchangeable. Currently have the S-42 hood mounted on the earlier Canon 42mm holder. The print on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 35,822
Posted By Peter Jennings
I'm using a Sony A7, and I just calculated that...

I'm using a Sony A7, and I just calculated that my images (after cropping) are 17.2 Mp out of a possible 24 Mp. I don't print, so that's plenty of data for my needs.

I use the C & D rings, and my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-07-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 35,822
Posted By Peter Jennings
Is full frame really necessary? I understand...

Is full frame really necessary? I understand wanting to get the most out of your camera’s sensor, but ask yourself if you really need that much resolution. When using the BEOON and EL-Nikkor 50/2.8...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-07-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,380
Posted By Peter Jennings
https://blog.flickr.net/en/2018/11/01/changing-fli...

https://blog.flickr.net/en/2018/11/01/changing-flickr-free-accounts-1000-photos/

It’s all laid out in the blog post. SmugMug bought the thing and the changes they’re making are what they think is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By Peter Jennings
Lumu is the one I’ve been using as well. Easy to...

Lumu is the one I’ve been using as well. Easy to read and as accurate as any of the others. None of them are perfect, so just try a few and choose the one you like best. I also have MyLightMeter and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-04-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,380
Posted By Peter Jennings
What Flickr should do is allow free users to...

What Flickr should do is allow free users to upload a certain number of photos per year of continuous membership. Give longtime members a bonus and encourage new users to stick around.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-03-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,380
Posted By Peter Jennings
I’m sure the folks over at Flickr and SmugMug...

I’m sure the folks over at Flickr and SmugMug have a ton of statistics on hand and have studied the situation much more thoroughly than any of us here. If these changes were deemed necessary to keep...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-02-2018
Replies: 166
Views: 4,380
Posted By Peter Jennings
For people that don’t have a pro account (or...

For people that don’t have a pro account (or don’t want to pay more for their pro account) and come in over the 1000 pic limit, a decision will need to be made. Delete some pics and still receive the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-24-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 592
Posted By Peter Jennings
Perhaps some kind of flare from a surface in the...

Perhaps some kind of flare from a surface in the camera? It's hitting the film at an angle, so the dark band is caused by the film gate blocking the flare.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-22-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By Peter Jennings
You don't want to accidentally bend the arm, so...

You don't want to accidentally bend the arm, so don't force it. Does the roller turn easily? Have you cleaned the roller? There may be some gunk that is causing the eccentric to not turn. Put a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-17-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Peter Jennings
I’m no expert, but the most common leaks I’ve...

I’m no expert, but the most common leaks I’ve seen discussed are ones through the strap lug or back door. Try taping each off with electrical or gaffers tape one at a time and making some test...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 10-16-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Peter Jennings
On some lenses, the whole rear optical assembly...

On some lenses, the whole rear optical assembly unscrews as a single unit. This will expose the aperture blades. Most likely, the haze you are seeing is on the rear lens surface facing the aperture...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-14-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Peter Jennings
Paul, Sincerest apologies, but I've steered you...

Paul,

Sincerest apologies, but I've steered you down the wrong path on the hood. This thread inspired me to take my Vitessa out and use it, but the hood DOES NOT fit! I haven't used this camera in a...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-13-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Peter Jennings
Pictures look good. The 50/2 Ultron was...

Pictures look good. The 50/2 Ultron was definitely one of the best lenses of its era. Regarding the hood, the one I have fits inside the lens filter ring. I believe the one you have is meant to be...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-11-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Peter Jennings
That could be the case. I could only find online...

That could be the case. I could only find online manuals for the metered Vitessa’s. My 310/32 is 34mm. It also came in a nice leather case with a yellow filter. Check eBay Germany for these. I got...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-11-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Peter Jennings
I have a later Vitessa A with automatic parallax...

I have a later Vitessa A with automatic parallax correction, so I cannot help there. Also, my version takes 310/32 hood, but I assume all the hoods fit by the same friction method. Perhaps the tabs...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Peter Jennings
I'll disagree with this sentiment. For me, the...

I'll disagree with this sentiment. For me, the transitions from b&w to color were effective. I think one should not disregard the effect color has in bringing a sense of realism to a subject. Whether...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-10-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,136
Posted By Peter Jennings
I’ve had a few Nicca/Tower and Leotax cameras,...

I’ve had a few Nicca/Tower and Leotax cameras, but my favorite Japanese Leica copies are the Canons. I’m using a IVSB2 now and it’s the only screw mount camera I still have. Build quality is better...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-09-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By Peter Jennings
I save those gel ice packs whenever we get them...

I save those gel ice packs whenever we get them and store them in the freezer. In the summer, when tap water temp is too high, I’ll drop a few into a tub of water to cool it down. It works better...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-08-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,752
Posted By Peter Jennings
It’s ultimately a very personal decision. Some...

It’s ultimately a very personal decision. Some choose the M3 for shooting 35 even though the M2 is the logical choice simply because they, for whatever reason, have stronger feelings for the M3. Some...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 10-07-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Peter Jennings
Any lens can have problems - especially an old...

Any lens can have problems - especially an old one. Canon and Leica mounts are identical. Are you sure it’s the lens that’s off and not the camera? Do you have another camera to check it against?...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2018
Replies: 100
Views: 2,649
Posted By Peter Jennings
I guess I'd go with the M-D. I think I'd really...

I guess I'd go with the M-D. I think I'd really like it, but I know I'll never take that plunge.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 43
Views: 855
Posted By Peter Jennings
Why did cavemen draw on walls? Why did da Vinci...

Why did cavemen draw on walls? Why did da Vinci paint Mona Lisa? Humans have an innate compulsion to make visual records of things that are important to them. Taking photos is a way of doing that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2018
Replies: 96
Views: 1,736
Posted By Peter Jennings
I donít shave with a razor, but I also wouldnít...

I donít shave with a razor, but I also wouldnít say Iím bearded. Every two weeks or so Iíll take out the electric clippers and trim all the hair on my head to a very short stubble. Itís for the sake...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-30-2018
Replies: 422
Views: 80,876
Posted By Peter Jennings
Great pics, Jon. Tons of atmosphere!

Great pics, Jon. Tons of atmosphere!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-30-2018
Replies: 72
Views: 2,501
Posted By Peter Jennings
Had a Werra III for a minute. The designers were...

Had a Werra III for a minute. The designers were really on to something with this camera. For a 50s rangefinder, it had a sleek and modern design. Sadly, in use it felt like the East German bean...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 09-28-2018
Replies: 176
Views: 9,743
Posted By Peter Jennings
The Ultron would be very tempting!

The Ultron would be very tempting!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-28-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Peter Jennings
I actually heard that shellac was used in the old...

I actually heard that shellac was used in the old days to adhere the curtains to the drums. It may be worth consideration.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-26-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Peter Jennings
One way to tell a shutter issue from a light leak...

One way to tell a shutter issue from a light leak is if the leakage extends beyond the frame of the photograph. I agree that this looks more like a shutter problem. It seems like the overexposure is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By Peter Jennings
I have an iPhone X and have found the portrait...

I have an iPhone X and have found the portrait mode feature to be hit or miss. In some situations it can be hard to distinguish the difference between it and real DOF blur, but in most it is pretty...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-26-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Peter Jennings
He did a basic CLA of my M2 this summer and did a...

He did a basic CLA of my M2 this summer and did a great job. It was in the mail on its way back to me less than 48 hours after he received it. Highly recommend him!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By Peter Jennings
My last comment was somewhat tongue in cheek, but...

My last comment was somewhat tongue in cheek, but I still find it strange that we don’t yet have new mirrorless cameras with FF sensors available for less than a grand. I have the original A7, and it...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-25-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By Peter Jennings
So when are the affordable full frame digital...

So when are the affordable full frame digital cameras coming? In the days of film, there were pro 35mm models and models for regular people. Will such a thing not happen with FF digital? Are we the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-22-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By Peter Jennings
Look for nylon climbing rope on places like ebay,...

Look for nylon climbing rope on places like ebay, amazon, etc.. It comes in multiple colors and thicknesses.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 09-21-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By Peter Jennings
From a year ago. Have been shooting mostly 35mm...

From a year ago. Have been shooting mostly 35mm lately.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4471/37130151140_77ea71d5e8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Yz4JkE)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Yz4JkE) by Peter...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-20-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 2,024
Posted By Peter Jennings
An authentic Leitz adapter is the best choice,...

An authentic Leitz adapter is the best choice, but they can be pricey. Stay away from generic Chinese ones you find on eBay as they can be extremely hit or miss. The ones from B&H or Adorama are...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By Peter Jennings
You know how when you turn the film advance knob...

You know how when you turn the film advance knob it turns the take-up spool? If the tension holding the take-up spool in place is not sufficient it can slip. This would lead to overlapping frames....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By Peter Jennings
All looks pretty normal. I think the problem is...

All looks pretty normal. I think the problem is not the shutter. As was first suggested, the advance gears are the likely culprit.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-19-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By Peter Jennings
Winding on the film also winds on the shutter...

Winding on the film also winds on the shutter curtains for the next exposure. Could it be that there is a gap between the shutter curtains as you turn the knob? Take the lens off and look at the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-19-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By Peter Jennings
Shutter capping is when part of the frame is...

Shutter capping is when part of the frame is unexposed. That’s not the problem you have. With shutter capping, the frames would be spaced normally. There would be a blank gap between each frame. Your...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-16-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Peter Jennings
You can unscrew it, but you need to hold the...

You can unscrew it, but you need to hold the button in such a way that it will not rotate. And of course you'd want to do this without ruining the button so that you can reinstall it if you should...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-15-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 864
Posted By Peter Jennings
I’ve made some like this myself. Beats leather by...

I’ve made some like this myself. Beats leather by a mile, I think. You could buy enough bulk rope to make 5 or 6 of these yourself for the same price if you’re a diy kind of person.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-15-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Peter Jennings
OP started a similar thread in April. After many...

OP started a similar thread in April. After many helpful replies on that thread by several posters (with no response from him), he now starts this one. To the OP, if you’re reading, use Google and do...
Forum: Nikon RF 09-15-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Peter Jennings
You can find an S for not much more than that in...

You can find an S for not much more than that in much better condition if you’re patient. I’d also recommend an S2. Even so, a nice chrome S2 with lens shouldn’t cost you more than 500.
Forum: Photo Software 09-11-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 971
Posted By Peter Jennings
Don’t need to worry about Aperture supporting a...

Don’t need to worry about Aperture supporting a camera. RAW camera support is handled by macOS. If the system supports the camera, Aperture will, as well.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Peter Jennings
I think the real moral of this story is that...

I think the real moral of this story is that selfies can be dangerous, not that generation-(?) is any stupider than generation-(?). You’re focused on your phone and the image on its screen, and not...
Forum: Photo Software 09-10-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 971
Posted By Peter Jennings
I use Capture One for session editing of raw...

I use Capture One for session editing of raw photos and then import jpeg conversions into Photos. I then give the images a quick edit with the Light slider in the Photos editor. I also use Photos to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-10-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Peter Jennings
If you really want to do this yourself, you can....

If you really want to do this yourself, you can. Curtain replacement is a tedious and frustrating job, but it’s not rocket science. I’ve done it 3 times so far (all on non-Leicas), and it wasn’t...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-08-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 2,163
Posted By Peter Jennings
At least inform the seller of the issue and ask...

At least inform the seller of the issue and ask nicely for a partial refund. I’ve done it successfully, and I’ve done it for items I’ve sold that developed issues shortly after I’ve sold them. The...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1,655
Posted By Peter Jennings
As someone born in 1970, I can't rightfully say I...

As someone born in 1970, I can't rightfully say I feel nostalgic for the '50s. But I do feel drawn to the things from that era, for sure. Most of my cameras are from then! That said, I would never...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-07-2018
Replies: 30
Views: 1,198
Posted By Peter Jennings
I use eBay Buy it Now or Best Offer when I sell...

I use eBay Buy it Now or Best Offer when I sell gear. Almost always, I end up negotiating the sale price to something 10-20% lower than the asking price. What I mostly sell is non-Leica rangefinders...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-07-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,070
Posted By Peter Jennings
They do seem to have done the best they could...

They do seem to have done the best they could with a viewfinder in that position.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,070
Posted By Peter Jennings
There! Finally a reason that makes some sense. I...

There! Finally a reason that makes some sense. I apologize for forgetting about all the southpaws.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-06-2018
Replies: 63
Views: 2,070
Posted By Peter Jennings
I'll just go back to my criticism of the Nikon...

I'll just go back to my criticism of the Nikon (which goes for Sony, which I own, as well) and question why the designers insist on putting the viewfinder in line with the lens mount when there is no...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 46,153
Posted By Peter Jennings
Thanks, David! And you, too, Helen! And you,...

Thanks, David! And you, too, Helen! And you, Davhill!
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 09-06-2018
Replies: 37
Views: 1,070
Posted By Peter Jennings
Quoting the writer of the article: “feels as...

Quoting the writer of the article:
“feels as reassuringly chunky in your hand as you’d hope” - with a lens as bulky as that, I guess you’d need a body that feels “chunky”
“Canon has worked hard to...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 46,153
Posted By Peter Jennings
Sent my M2 to Youxin Ye for servicing this...

Sent my M2 to Youxin Ye for servicing this summer. Had him return it to me in Indiana while we were there visiting my family for a few weeks. Took the Canon with me to use. Really like the results of...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-06-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 46,153
Posted By Peter Jennings
As far as I remember, you need to first remove...

As far as I remember, you need to first remove the name ring. This will require a rubber tool of the correct circumference. If you're lucky, you may be able to loosen it with your fingers. There is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-04-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 1,784
Posted By Peter Jennings
I dry mine in the shower as well (curtain...

I dry mine in the shower as well (curtain closed). I don't put any effort into fogging the bathroom, so I guess our's is pretty dust-free on its own. I do turn off the vent when the film is wet so...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-03-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Peter Jennings
That's terrible to hear. I had some anxiety about...

That's terrible to hear. I had some anxiety about sending a camera to Youxin Ye from S. Korea recently via EMS. Happily, everything went smoothly. He had it within 3 days and it only spent a few...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2018
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Peter Jennings
I believe the leather strap is meant to hold a...

I believe the leather strap is meant to hold a filter in its plastic case. I once got a lens hood and filter in a case like that, if I remember correctly.
Forum: Photo Software 08-31-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,312
Posted By Peter Jennings
Photos is frustratingly slow for doing even...

Photos is frustratingly slow for doing even simple RAW editing. I do my RAW conversions and editing in Capture 1 (was able to purchase a cheap license available to only Sony users) and import jpegs...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 08-28-2018
Replies: 273
Views: 12,152
Posted By Peter Jennings
Disappointed to see that Nikon kept to the SLR...

Disappointed to see that Nikon kept to the SLR form factor just as Sony did with the A7. Why do camera makers place the VF in line with the lens mount on cameras without a mirror box - the mirror box...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-23-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Peter Jennings
By coincidence, I just had my ‘58 M2 CLA’d by...

By coincidence, I just had my ‘58 M2 CLA’d by Youxin and it was about a 48hr turnaround. Just go ahead and send it off so that you don’t have to think about it anymore. I put off getting mine done...
Forum: Sony Alpha / NEX News / General Discussion 08-21-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 3,750
Posted By Peter Jennings
I got used to looking at recorded shots through...

I got used to looking at recorded shots through the viewfinder and just keep the lcd off all the time. However, since my near vision has gotten worse since I got my A7 and I don’t usually have my...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By Peter Jennings
Pocket Light Meter is pretty slow for me. I’ve...

Pocket Light Meter is pretty slow for me. I’ve used Lux before, too, but not lately. Mylightmeter and Lumu are much faster in giving results and are easier to use. I spring for the Pro versions as...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-02-2018
Replies: 157
Views: 4,098
Posted By Peter Jennings
This week, I have been going through boxes of old...

This week, I have been going through boxes of old family photos spanning the past 100 years or so while visiting my parents. Guess what. An overwhelming majority of the hundreds of photos I’ve seen...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 08-02-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By Peter Jennings
My experience with dedicated scanners is limited,...

My experience with dedicated scanners is limited, but I can say that I hated the waiting. Scanning with a digital camera is quick and requires you to be involved throughout the whole process. It’s...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-15-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Peter Jennings
Are you sure you are not accidentally blocking...

Are you sure you are not accidentally blocking the rf window with your right hand while holding the camera?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-24-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Peter Jennings
It can probably be repaired with a simple CLA,...

It can probably be repaired with a simple CLA, but that will probably cost more than you paid for the camera. You could return it, instead.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Peter Jennings
Thanks, Ko. But it looks like the design changed...

Thanks, Ko. But it looks like the design changed considerably between the C and P editions. Nothing in the link looks similar to my lens.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-11-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Peter Jennings
Color Skopar 35/2.5 Classic disassembly

Anyone ever taken one of these apart?

This is the first version (non-pancake) in LTM. The focusing on mine is slightly too stiff. I was able to remove the mount and the first helical easily - itís...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-06-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By Peter Jennings
It’s been 6 months since he asked the question,...

It’s been 6 months since he asked the question, so I’m curious which one he got!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-04-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,665
Posted By Peter Jennings
Sensor size or magnification - I don’t think...

Sensor size or magnification - I don’t think there are set rules for either. I use an A7 on a BEOON with a 50/2.8 EL-Nikkor but I don’t have it set up to make a 1:1 copy. The reasons are that I don’t...
Forum: Nikon RF 06-03-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By Peter Jennings
Rotoloni's first book has production numbers for...

Rotoloni's first book has production numbers for each batch, but it does not give the production dates for each batch. 31 batches of 1000-2000 cameras. Interesting to find that the production numbers...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-01-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 403
Posted By Peter Jennings
To open it up, you just need to remove that big...

To open it up, you just need to remove that big piece of glass in front. It’s held in place by a tar-like adhesive. Soften the adhesive with some alcohol. I believe there is a thread that explains...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 05-31-2018
Replies: 338
Views: 117,812
Posted By Peter Jennings
I have the Canon and, inspired by the photos in...

I have the Canon and, inspired by the photos in this thread, will have the Skopar (classic version in LTM) in a few days. Looking forward to comparing them.
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 05-31-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Peter Jennings
Marshall, Cash & Prison

Great pics by Jim Marshall of Johnny Cash at Folsom & San Quentin from...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Peter Jennings
That worked! Thanks for the tip. Enjoyed the...

That worked! Thanks for the tip.

Enjoyed the article. Iím going through a similar experience now with my 8 year old son. I gave him one of my old analog cameras and loaded a roll Kodak Gold 200...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-19-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Peter Jennings
For subscribers only :(

For subscribers only :(
Forum: Chris Crawford 05-11-2018
Replies: 2,526
Views: 365,743
Posted By Peter Jennings
Thanks for the great photos, Chris. As a fellow...

Thanks for the great photos, Chris. As a fellow Hoosier, it feels good to know that these old buildings have found a new purpose and will live on.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-11-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,564
Posted By Peter Jennings
People are pushing the tools available to them to...

People are pushing the tools available to them to their limits and this is the result. Look at what's trending on Flickr and you see a lot of these punchy and flashy digital manipulations. The...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-05-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By Peter Jennings
I just mounted my early version 100mm on a Canon...

I just mounted my early version 100mm on a Canon 7s to compare to your picture above. My lens rotates a few millimeters further than yours - just enough for the cam and roller to properly engage. You...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-05-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By Peter Jennings
I'm pretty good at diagnosing, but fixing the...

I'm pretty good at diagnosing, but fixing the issue is something I have no idea of. I would assume it's not a fixable issue, but I could be wrong. Is your 100mm an early version from the 50s or an...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-04-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By Peter Jennings
On 50mm lenses, the surface that rides against...

On 50mm lenses, the surface that rides against the RF arm roller goes all the way around the circumference of the base of the lens. That is why this only happens with the 100mm lens. On the 100,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-03-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By Peter Jennings
Set the shutter at T and open the back. Fire the...

Set the shutter at T and open the back. Fire the shutter and look inside while focusing. Check to make sure the focus cam of the lens is lined up properly with the roller on the RF arm. Sounds like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By Peter Jennings
It’s pretty common for older cameras to have...

It’s pretty common for older cameras to have uneven spacing. I always include the edges of the image outside of the exposed frame when I scan. I’ll then crop the image accordingly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By Peter Jennings
I had a passing binocular fascination a couple...

I had a passing binocular fascination a couple years ago. Visited a lot of birding and sky gazing forums trying to get educated on the best brands and learning the terminology. Ended up with a pair...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-24-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,154
Posted By Peter Jennings
I understand what you mean, and I agree 100%.

I understand what you mean, and I agree 100%.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-24-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,154
Posted By Peter Jennings
The only ads I've ever gotten on Flickr are...

The only ads I've ever gotten on Flickr are Flickr ads touting the lack of ads I will see if I sign up for Flickr Pro!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-23-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By Peter Jennings
Erik could be right, but I'd be suspicious of a...

Erik could be right, but I'd be suspicious of a faulty light baffle. It looks like light could be getting around the top of the curtains.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By Peter Jennings
The level of detail on that M3 model is pretty...

The level of detail on that M3 model is pretty amazing.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-23-2018
Replies: 76
Views: 4,154
Posted By Peter Jennings
I got the email today. It's pretty much as...

I got the email today. It's pretty much as peterm1 said, but I think he might have misinterpreted it. All Flickr data will be moved to Smugmug's facilities, but the Flickr site will persist as a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-21-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Peter Jennings
He is a member here. Perhaps you could PM him?

He is a member here. Perhaps you could PM him?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-17-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By Peter Jennings
If you develop your own film, respooling 120 onto...

If you develop your own film, respooling 120 onto 620 spools isn't much more difficult than loading film onto developing reels. They both require practice at getting good at in the dark. But if you...
Forum: Other RF 04-10-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Peter Jennings
I'd say it's neither. I enjoy my Vitessa A no...

I'd say it's neither. I enjoy my Vitessa A no more or less than my other cameras, but I do love the rendering of the Ultron lens. Your Skopar seems to make nice images, too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-10-2018
Replies: 303
Views: 35,822
Posted By Peter Jennings
Best of luck to you! I have had nothing but good...

Best of luck to you! I have had nothing but good results from mine using the EL-Nikkor 50/2.8.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-05-2018
Replies: 323
Views: 25,146
Posted By Peter Jennings
Got a Werra 3 recently and was excited about it....

Got a Werra 3 recently and was excited about it. Thought I’d found a unknown gem. For a 50s camera, it looked so modern and innovative. After getting it I really wanted to like it, but was just too...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 03-28-2018
Replies: 75
Views: 5,614
Posted By Peter Jennings
Welcome back! You were missed.

Welcome back! You were missed.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By Peter Jennings
The best I have, but a google search will give...

The best I have, but a google search will give all you need.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5696/31183490882_6afe4d7039_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Pvzxqw)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Pvzxqw) by Peter...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By Peter Jennings
Knurls don't match Canon, either. And the Canon...

Knurls don't match Canon, either. And the Canon f-stops go in the opposite direction.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-25-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By Peter Jennings
Just held up my Canon 1.8 and 1.5 (non-Serenar)...

Just held up my Canon 1.8 and 1.5 (non-Serenar) lenses to compare. They are not like this lens. Canon has no side screws and the polished chrome shines like a mirror.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-24-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Peter Jennings
Good shots, but I think color would have better...

Good shots, but I think color would have better reflected the positivity of the event than b&w. Anyway, good on you for getting out there and documenting the event!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-23-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Peter Jennings
Why not just set it to B and then jam something...

Why not just set it to B and then jam something behind the release lever so that it doesn't spring back?
Forum: Nikon RF 03-23-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Peter Jennings
I've tried it. Because the S2 has a 1:1 finder,...

I've tried it. Because the S2 has a 1:1 finder, it's hard for my eye really see the whole image in the finder. It's just too big. Be careful at close distances as there are no parallax reminders. As...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-23-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Peter Jennings
You like trigger winders and external finders, so...

You like trigger winders and external finders, so I'd get the VI-T and find some of the auto-adjusting brite-line finders if I were you. I had a P once and didn't care for it. I also had an L1 and a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-22-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 6,900
Posted By Peter Jennings
This site will give you what you need:...

This site will give you what you need: http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html#RF_5cm
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-19-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By Peter Jennings
You got a great deal! The 35/1.8 is not generally...

You got a great deal! The 35/1.8 is not generally as highly regarded as the 35/2, but it does have its fans. Production began in 1957. Replaced by the 35/2 in 1962.
Enjoy it!
...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-19-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By Peter Jennings
Welcome, Jan The camera is serviceable. But as...

Welcome, Jan

The camera is serviceable. But as you have found it will cost as much to service as the camera is worth. You really have three options: 1) sell it "as is" and get another in guaranteed...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 03-19-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By Peter Jennings
Lovely! I have one coming later this week. I got...

Lovely! I have one coming later this week. I got it rather cheap because it's in need of an overhaul and has some front element scratches. Performance shouldn't suffer, I hope. I also have the 48/2,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-16-2018
Replies: 908
Views: 147,721
Posted By Peter Jennings
Koniflex Tri-X https://farm5.staticflickr.com/477...

Koniflex
Tri-X

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4779/39042424840_32c0464332_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22u3CFS)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/22u3CFS) by Peter Jennings...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-16-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Peter Jennings
The body of the F needed to be wider to...

The body of the F needed to be wider to accommodate the mirror box.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-14-2018
Replies: 185
Views: 23,506
Posted By Peter Jennings
A couple of my...

A couple of my home-builts.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4403/35684999884_9723eb8dd0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WnmXdG)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/WnmXdG) by Peter Jennings...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-14-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 3,439
Posted By Peter Jennings
I see them all!

I see them all!
Forum: Nikon RF 03-13-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 3,439
Posted By Peter Jennings
From our weekend hike. Nikon S2, W-Nikkor.C...

From our weekend hike.
Nikon S2, W-Nikkor.C 3.5/1.8, HP5+

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4774/40088207364_9b581b083b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/245sxp3)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/245sxp3) by Peter...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-11-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By Peter Jennings
Last year, I restitched and relined an old...

Last year, I restitched and relined an old horsehide jacket from the 30s using this method. Very tedious and very strong.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-10-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By Peter Jennings
I’ll be looking at my cameras and see one I...

I’ll be looking at my cameras and see one I haven’t used in a while and think “maybe I should sell it.” But then I pick it up and my thinking changes to “maybe I should shoot it.”
Time to mix some...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-10-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 3,439
Posted By Peter Jennings
Excellent shots. I’ve got a roll in my S2 right...

Excellent shots. I’ve got a roll in my S2 right now, but nothing to post here yet. Will do some shooting today!
Forum: Nikon RF 03-06-2018
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By Peter Jennings
Here's one from last weekend where I finished up...

Here's one from last weekend where I finished up a roll on my S2 w/ W-Nikkor.C 3.5/1.8. It did have some help from Leitz - used a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-04-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By Peter Jennings
How long between those two exposures? If it was a...

How long between those two exposures? If it was a while, it could be because it's such a small, slow leak that it only pops up intermittently. Or it could be that it needs to be a bright light at...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By Peter Jennings
There is a procedure to track down the leak...

There is a procedure to track down the leak yourself. Approach it with a scientific mind. Tape up the rear door and make a couple exposures. Tape up the bottom plate and make a couple more. Make a...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-28-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By Peter Jennings
Guys, if you don’t have a copy of Peter Dechert’s...

Guys, if you don’t have a copy of Peter Dechert’s long out of print Canon rangefinder book, I highly recommend tracking down a copy. Very concise and informative. A good read for any Canon RF...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-25-2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By Peter Jennings
Odd beast, for sure! According to Dechert's book,...

Odd beast, for sure! According to Dechert's book, nothing was produced with those specs and configuration irregardless of what the baseplate says. Would you mind sharing the serial number?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-24-2018
Replies: 56
Views: 2,454
Posted By Peter Jennings
Everything I buy from Japan is purchased off the...

Everything I buy from Japan is purchased off the Yahoo! Japan auction site through a proxy service. The item prices are dirt cheap, and, being that I live so close to Japan, the shipping prices...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-23-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By Peter Jennings
The film chip was probably the culprit. I have a...

The film chip was probably the culprit. I have a Canon 7s whose second curtain would never close completely. Something was blocking it somewhere but I couldn't see anything. After taking it mostly...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 02-23-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By Peter Jennings
Yeah, Kodak had it together on occasion. The...

Yeah, Kodak had it together on occasion. The Medalist is a great example of what they were capable of in the area of innovative, high-quality cameras. Too bad they decided to abandon that arena.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-17-2018
Replies: 218
Views: 6,789
Posted By Peter Jennings
No matter what you enjoy doing, the biggest...

No matter what you enjoy doing, the biggest mistake you can probably make is getting hung up on how to define it. Art or craft? The question itself is pointless and does nothing for you, the creator,...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-14-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,414
Posted By Peter Jennings
Is around $200 cheap enough? The Japanese LTM...

Is around $200 cheap enough? The Japanese LTM planar type lenses from the 50s have a modern look. The Canon 50 f/1.8, as already mentioned, is a good one. There is also the (Minolta) Chiyoko Super...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By Peter Jennings
Backblaze uses their own HDs. Just got a yearly...

Backblaze uses their own HDs. Just got a yearly report email going in detail about the #s of HDs they have along with size and model. Currently they are running 93,240 hard drives.
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 02-07-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,214
Posted By Peter Jennings
I use Backblaze cloud backup to back up...

I use Backblaze cloud backup to back up everything I have. Small monthly fee for unlimited storage.

https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-backup.html
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-05-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,308
Posted By Peter Jennings
The Ultron is a great lens. The Vitessa is a...

The Ultron is a great lens. The Vitessa is a quirky and fun camera. I had an L and I have an earlier model now. If it’s all working properly, you’ll have no problems. If it needs work, you may have...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 02-04-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1,308
Posted By Peter Jennings
As you can probably tell by now, there is no...

As you can probably tell by now, there is no perfect camera out there that will satisfy all your desires. You could set one criteria as your top priority, like a nice vf, and get a Konica IIIA. Best...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,612
Posted By Peter Jennings
My memories are not static. They play out like...

My memories are not static. They play out like motion pictures shot as a series of close-up and medium shots with a lot of panning and cuts. My mind focuses on details much more than the overall...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-01-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Peter Jennings
Nice tips. Looking at the speeds on the slow...

Nice tips. Looking at the speeds on the slow speed dial can also be helpful in determining the exact model. If you're interested in digging a little deeper, I’d strongly recommend finding a copy of...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-31-2018
Replies: 754
Views: 236,341
Posted By Peter Jennings
When not using the SP, I sometimes shoot the...

When not using the SP, I sometimes shoot the exact same combo: chrome dial S2, 1.8 Nikkor, and the Leitz SBLOO. The built-in 3.5cm finder on the SP is, well, less than ideal.
Forum: RFF News 01-30-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 15,192
Posted By Peter Jennings
Thanks for the update, Amedeo. I wish you the...

Thanks for the update, Amedeo. I wish you the best of luck!
Forum: RFF News 01-29-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 15,192
Posted By Peter Jennings
Glad to hear it!

Glad to hear it!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-27-2018
Replies: 486
Views: 35,656
Posted By Peter Jennings
It makes no difference for black and white. I use...

It makes no difference for black and white. I use a Huion that I got cheaply on eBay. Works fine and is very thin. For color, you may want something else. But I don't do color negatives. Maybe Huss...
Forum: RFF News 01-26-2018
Replies: 55
Views: 15,192
Posted By Peter Jennings
Sorry to say, But the last I heard, Amedeo had...

Sorry to say, But the last I heard, Amedeo had given up his operation in Venezuela and moved out of the country due to the turmoil there and is no longer making adapters.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-18-2018
Replies: 116
Views: 46,153
Posted By Peter Jennings
Best case scenario is a simple lens tear down,...

Best case scenario is a simple lens tear down, clean, and rebuild. One of the blades may simply have popped out of its mooring. Worst case is a broken blade, which would require a donor lens. That...
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 01-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By Peter Jennings
Not quite sure I get what the issue is. I’ve...

Not quite sure I get what the issue is. I’ve never encountered a circumstance when I wanted to adjust exposure when zooming. I use the zoom function solely for foucusing. It could be that the...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-28-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,444
Posted By Peter Jennings
Crazy price, but I'd snatch it up if I had that...

Crazy price, but I'd snatch it up if I had that much loose cash. Would love to use it on my M2. My S mount copy almost never leaves my SP.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By Peter Jennings
At least your M3 has the raised bezel around the...

At least your M3 has the raised bezel around the RF window to help you feel where it is. My M2 doesn't, so sometimes my finger slides over the window without my noticing it.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-21-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By Peter Jennings
As with most artist's work, it really helps to...

As with most artist's work, it really helps to look at each piece as part of a larger body of work. Every piece is part of a larger puzzle that the artist (painter, photographer, sculptor,...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-21-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By Peter Jennings
If using screw mount lenses of different focal...

If using screw mount lenses of different focal lengths, I'd go with a Canon 7. They can be found as cheap as a IVSB, and will likely be more reliable.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-19-2017
Replies: 71
Views: 5,641
Posted By Peter Jennings
Set your eBay seller preferences to block bidders...

Set your eBay seller preferences to block bidders with low or no feedback, and also block bidders from countries you don't want to ship to.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-14-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 13,769
Posted By Peter Jennings
Such exaggerated hypotheticals don't really help...

Such exaggerated hypotheticals don't really help your argument.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 13,769
Posted By Peter Jennings
Let me rephrase. If you don't like the...

Let me rephrase. If you don't like the conversation, you have the option to not join in. No one is telling you not to join in. Let people police themselves and allow the forum to be free from...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 13,769
Posted By Peter Jennings
We come here for the photography, but we also...

We come here for the photography, but we also come here because we enjoy the company of the other forum members. Naturally, when you share an enthusiasm for one topic you like to share your ideas on...
Forum: RFF News 12-06-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6,148
Posted By Peter Jennings
Isnít that always the case with...

Isnít that always the case with censorship:rolleyes: Youíd think people would learn.
Forum: RFF News 12-05-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6,148
Posted By Peter Jennings
This Left/Right garbage gets really tiresome....

This Left/Right garbage gets really tiresome. There are loathsome people of all stripes. Trying to categorize them politically is just so very pointless and narrow-minded. It does nothing to help...
Forum: RFF News 12-05-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6,148
Posted By Peter Jennings
No, it's just because he has never entered the...

No, it's just because he has never entered the U.S. since then. If he isn't there, how can he be prosecuted?
Forum: RFF News 12-05-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6,148
Posted By Peter Jennings
Too many trying to politicize this thing to...

Too many trying to politicize this thing to satisfy their own agendas...
Forum: RFF News 12-05-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 6,148
Posted By Peter Jennings
Humans have (pure, questionable, dark,...

Humans have (pure, questionable, dark, strange...) tendencies. It's better for those tendencies to be exposed and explored intellectually so that we can better understand them than it is to declare...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-30-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,375
Posted By Peter Jennings
I've been using Aperture with High Sierra since...

I've been using Aperture with High Sierra since it came out. No problems!
Forum: RFF News 11-30-2017
Replies: 85
Views: 6,703
Posted By Peter Jennings
Logged in no problem. When I visit RFF, I always...

Logged in no problem. When I visit RFF, I always hit the New Posts tab first to check on new activity. It’d be great not to lose easy access to that feature.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-26-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,905
Posted By Peter Jennings
Great photos! And I like the concept, too....

Great photos! And I like the concept, too. Whimsical.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-24-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 989
Posted By Peter Jennings
I have II and IIa Retinas and neither have the...

I have II and IIa Retinas and neither have the bumps. Of course, it took a lot of patience on eBay to find them. The earlier Retinas aren’t of much interest to me. These bumps are also prominent on...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-20-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 3,910
Posted By Peter Jennings
These have GREAT viewfinders and great lenses. I...

These have GREAT viewfinders and great lenses. I had both versions (48/2, 50/1.8) but ended up letting them both go. They just seemed a little too heavy/bulky for me. I like fixed lens RFs to be more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2017
Replies: 31
Views: 6,618
Posted By Peter Jennings
Although I have been using HP5 lately and like...

Although I have been using HP5 lately and like it, I did figure out how to dry Tr-X flat. After hanging to dry, I draw a folded paper towel down the side of the film opposite the grain. I then let...
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