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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-12-2020
Replies: 785
Views: 180,905
Posted By mynikonf2
Raid, I really like your image!!

Raid, I really like your image!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-14-2019
Replies: 330
Views: 43,554
Posted By mynikonf2
[QUOTE=raid;2913652]Pentax-M 50mm 1.4,...

[QUOTE=raid;2913652]Pentax-M 50mm 1.4, M9

https://photos.smugmug.com/Pentax-M50mm14LeicaM9/i-LdN5zSd/0/aca6bb9b/X2/L1001893-X2.jpg

Growing quick...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 07-22-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 3,889
Posted By mynikonf2
Owning Nazi memorabilia (whatever that may be)...

Owning Nazi memorabilia (whatever that may be) does not make you a Nazi or a sympathizer. These cameras and other items have no political persuasion, they are inert objects.

As the Japanese were...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2019
Replies: 341
Views: 116,067
Posted By mynikonf2
I own a chrome lllc that's very close to yours...

I own a chrome lllc that's very close to yours (#383818) from 1941-42, in fact your camera was produced in the same batch starting with #369451 & ending with #390000. I know of a lllc K from this...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-07-2019
Replies: 341
Views: 116,067
Posted By mynikonf2
Please post some photos of the camera (details...

Please post some photos of the camera (details shots top plate, shutter etc) so that we can help you verify what you have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
Thanks, it's a true working collection though...

Thanks, it's a true working collection though lately my S2 & SP have been getting a disproportional amount of my shooting attention. Many of the early F's I purchased back in 72 - 74 when they were...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
Thanks, it's been growing since the mid to early...

Thanks, it's been growing since the mid to early 70's. A bit overwhelming when I go shooting but in a good way. I feel like I have all the bases covered,,,:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
https://live.staticflickr.com/4627/28327481519_1c5...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4627/28327481519_1c5d2fc255_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KacKkM)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/KacKkM) by mike blache' (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebrsm/), on Flickr
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
https://live.staticflickr.com/4595/38613431875_9b3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4595/38613431875_9b3bd74669_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21Q8W2r)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/21Q8W2r) by mike blache' (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebrsm/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
https://live.staticflickr.com/3162/2763436691_441f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3162/2763436691_441f04266b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5dcksc)Nikons (https://flic.kr/p/5dcksc) by mike blache' (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebrsm/), on Flickr
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
https://live.staticflickr.com/3239/2763437517_d8b7...

https://live.staticflickr.com/3239/2763437517_d8b7e2265a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5dckGr)Nikons (https://flic.kr/p/5dckGr) by mike blache' (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebrsm/), on Flickr
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
https://live.staticflickr.com/7431/8731978186_3eb3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7431/8731978186_3eb392e732_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/eiBEU3)Favorites (https://flic.kr/p/eiBEU3) by mike blache' (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebrsm/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-27-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
https://live.staticflickr.com/23/33931394_0f8df7ca...

https://live.staticflickr.com/23/33931394_0f8df7ca02_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/3ZUC3)Canon EF (https://flic.kr/p/3ZUC3) by mike blache' (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebrsm/), on Flickr
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-29-2019
Replies: 283
Views: 71,884
Posted By mynikonf2
Erik, Very nice looking kit. Thanks for the...

Erik,
Very nice looking kit. Thanks for the photo & info...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,024
Posted By mynikonf2
The only sure fire remedy for GAS is the lack of...

The only sure fire remedy for GAS is the lack of funds... this works every time for me. :)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-10-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 22,946
Posted By mynikonf2
It's hard to wrap my mind around this news. Roger...

It's hard to wrap my mind around this news. Roger has always been willing to share his knowledge of all things photography. He will be sorely missed.

We are losing some of the best photographers,...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-04-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 22,946
Posted By mynikonf2
I am shocked to hear of Roger's diagnosis and can...

I am shocked to hear of Roger's diagnosis and can not express how deeply sadden I feel about this. Rff is rich with his presence and his legacy is a rich one that we all benefit from.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-29-2019
Replies: 2,162
Views: 609,898
Posted By mynikonf2
Congrats Helen, hope you & Miss Leica ll have a...

Congrats Helen, hope you & Miss Leica ll have a long & prosperous relationship. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
Stunning kit! Leicaflex at its finest...

Stunning kit! Leicaflex at its finest...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2019
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
Congrats, beautiful kit..., I'm looking for an...

Congrats, beautiful kit..., I'm looking for an early cron for my sl2
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 10,946
Posted By mynikonf2
Would like to see a photo of the M5 next to a...

Would like to see a photo of the M5 next to a Nikon F or F2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By mynikonf2
Here's another with the black lugs & "Made...

Here's another with the black lugs & "Made in...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-01-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By mynikonf2
Sorry fellows not to my liking, I'd rather have a...

Sorry fellows not to my liking, I'd rather have a beater chrome S2...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,359
Posted By mynikonf2
Started my adventure into the digital photo world...

Started my adventure into the digital photo world with the D1h. Still have it and will have to take it out for a spin...

Also, after the D1h I bought 2 D200's, which I still use to this day. I gave...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 5,068
Posted By mynikonf2
What is irrelevant, IMHO is making an issue out...

What is irrelevant, IMHO is making an issue out of a non-issue. This forum works for a multitude of people and covers their interests whatever they may be. That is what makes this forum such a good...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 08-22-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 88,873
Posted By mynikonf2
Currently I own the R2S so that I can use my...

Currently I own the R2S so that I can use my Nikkors with the only SC mount camera body. Also, I have added a trigger winder together with a Nikon Zoom Varifocal Type 1B.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-17-2018
Replies: 66
Views: 2,914
Posted By mynikonf2
I've been very fortunate & purchased the...

I've been very fortunate & purchased the following: NOS Canon F-1 w/50/1.4 (first version),works perfectly
NOS Canon F-1n body works perfectly
NOS EF body works perfectly
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2018
Replies: 1,407
Views: 346,065
Posted By mynikonf2
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/23/30111281_c747a8d9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/23/30111281_c747a8d923_z_d.jpg?zz=1

Distant Sailboat on the Horizon
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-14-2018
Replies: 1,407
Views: 346,065
Posted By mynikonf2
http://c1.staticflickr.com/1/21/30111372_da3a0e875...

http://c1.staticflickr.com/1/21/30111372_da3a0e875b_z_d.jpg?zz=1

"The Pose"
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 07-25-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,774
Posted By mynikonf2
Rick, thanks for the info and again what a...

Rick, thanks for the info and again what a wonderful collection.
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 07-25-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2,774
Posted By mynikonf2
Amazing collection you have there. It stirs my...

Amazing collection you have there. It stirs my interest in these cameras. My only hesitation has been the shutter mechanism, which seems overly complicated and a source of trouble when purchasing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-22-2018
Replies: 2,162
Views: 609,898
Posted By mynikonf2
Erik, fantastic shot...

Erik, fantastic shot...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2018
Replies: 123
Views: 4,708
Posted By mynikonf2
made lite of

Ever since I read the U.S. Air Force Project: Blue Book, I have watched the skies for these phenomenon but so far have not seen any. Does that negate the countless sightings of highly trained...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By mynikonf2
Dave, I will work on posting some of them, they...

Dave, I will work on posting some of them, they are truly amazing. When my father secured living quarters for us, my mother & I flew out of San Francisco Bay on the Mars seaplane & landed in Pearl...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-06-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By mynikonf2
Dave, thanks for bringing this to our attention....

Dave, thanks for bringing this to our attention. Great photos from an awful period of time. I can remember, as a young child during the fifties, how the aftermath of that war & the Korean war...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By mynikonf2
My first car was a faded red 62 bug. Loved that...

My first car was a faded red 62 bug. Loved that car even though it needed a new head gasket. After 400 miles +/- it would foul out the #4 plug so I'd pull over & clean, re-gap & I'd be good to go....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-21-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,849
Posted By mynikonf2
Tuff but Survivable

Have a freezer stocked with my favorite films, maybe enough to out last me :rolleyes: but anyway, I do believe that film will always be in demand and demand drives production. Perhaps the larger,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-07-2018
Replies: 1,102
Views: 240,383
Posted By mynikonf2
Omaha D-Day Reunion

Camp Blanding, Florida, former POW camp for German prisoners.
Currently used as a National Guard training facility & hosts a WW2 museum.
III-c (Stepper) w/50...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-06-2018
Replies: 498
Views: 150,847
Posted By mynikonf2
I'm glad to see that so many of you are out...

I'm glad to see that so many of you are out exercising your M2's, Tom would be pleased.
Really some of the best photos have been posted here. Thanks to all who have contributed their time & effort to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-29-2018
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,099
Posted By mynikonf2
Thanks, that is what I was wanted to know.

Thanks, that is what I was wanted to know.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-28-2018
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,099
Posted By mynikonf2
Penzes, Very nice, which model is this?

Penzes,
Very nice, which model is this?
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-23-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1,179
Posted By mynikonf2
Guess I'm fortunate in that I currently do not...

Guess I'm fortunate in that I currently do not own a camera that I hate or even dislike. In my working inventory there are 6 Nikon F's in varying configuration, as well 6 F2's. I love using some more...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-19-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 2,481
Posted By mynikonf2
Lately I find myself choosing to be a participant...

Lately I find myself choosing to be a participant rather than the observer of my life. Not sure if this is due to where I find myself in this journey now that I am experiencing some significant...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2018
Replies: 81
Views: 4,572
Posted By mynikonf2
My first car was a red 62 VW Bug. I loved that...

My first car was a red 62 VW Bug. I loved that car, even with all of its issues. The engine needed a cylinder head gasket replaced because oil would leak into the #4 cylinder and foul it after about...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-15-2018
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
Remingtom

mooge,
Congrates on your find. Also, great photo highlighting your subject matter. I like your choice of the circular image, it gives an impression that the photo is as old as your subject.


anu L...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-14-2018
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
A minty hood for my Nikkor 3.5cm/1.8 to...

A minty hood for my Nikkor 3.5cm/1.8 to compliment my SP.
Thanks Al
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-27-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 20,269
Posted By mynikonf2
Off the chain...

I apologize guys for my little rant (must be my PTSD biting me again) Anyway, I am not upset with the posting. I just get stuck sometimes & concentrate on the naivety of non-combatants & how their...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-26-2018
Replies: 69
Views: 20,269
Posted By mynikonf2
Omaha D-Day

We are very fortunate to have any photographs & film from that first wave to hit Omaha beach. I can't imagine anyone volunteering to jump off a landing craft into that hell hole of a killing zone,...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2018
Replies: 209
Views: 16,380
Posted By mynikonf2
Not much to explain here, that's me and my late...

Not much to explain here, that's me and my late pal Coleman (I called him Cole) taking a break to absorb the beauty of the Smokey Mountains.
Cole was a rescue from a kill shelter, his time was...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-22-2018
Replies: 150
Views: 57,989
Posted By mynikonf2
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4515/24574250268_2f2...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4515/24574250268_2f2a9e9657_c.jpgSave

Erik, I really enjoy this image, very creative juxtaposition
of those in the glass bubble & those outside it.
The motorcycle is...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-20-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By mynikonf2
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3074/3065532205_1b1a...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3074/3065532205_1b1a7750d6_z.jpg?zz=1

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5648/20464044674_cba6840468.jpg




Had this lens glued to my M2 for years. Congrates on your good...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-03-2018
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
congrates!! It's great when we finally find a...

congrates!! It's great when we finally find a rare item to complete a kit.



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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-20-2018
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
An amazing collection of vintage cameras &...

An amazing collection of vintage cameras & lens

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,698
Posted By mynikonf2
A couple of years ago I would have said yes but...

A couple of years ago I would have said yes but now with prices so low it would probably cost more than it's worth.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,698
Posted By mynikonf2
Here is a link to a site that lists known red dot...

Here is a link to a site that lists known red dot F's & known fakes.

Nikon F Red Dot (http://matthewlin.com/MyNikon/RedDot/RedDot.htm)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-15-2018
Replies: 39
Views: 4,698
Posted By mynikonf2
farlymac, Actually your 28/2 lens (if you go by...

farlymac,
Actually your 28/2 lens (if you go by serial #) is the rarest piece you have shown. That particular lens is from the first production run & is the 762th lens produced of 2998 with NKJ on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-05-2018
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
It is a F2S (DP-2 finder)

It is a F2S (DP-2 finder)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-31-2018
Replies: 1,102
Views: 240,383
Posted By mynikonf2
Rick & Erik, Have really enjoyed looking...

Rick & Erik,

Have really enjoyed looking through your photos. They make me want to load up my 1941 IIIc w/1940 Summitar & go out shooting...think I will do just that. Again, wonderful photos,...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-31-2018
Replies: 761
Views: 241,229
Posted By mynikonf2
Unfortunately Nikon RF's have adequate RF patches...

Unfortunately Nikon RF's have adequate RF patches at best, just not their strongest point IMHO. However, you can find some that are quite workable and their reliability is very note worthy. I have...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-30-2018
Replies: 761
Views: 241,229
Posted By mynikonf2
https://live.staticflickr.com/4750/25121929747_8b6...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4750/25121929747_8b6c2d8018.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EgWstM)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EgWstM) by mike blache' (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebrsm/), on...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4652/28212781099_4c9...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4652/28212781099_4c98e61b86_c.jpg

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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-30-2018
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
Just a few of my...

Just a few of my favorites...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7431/8731978186_c008883451_h.jpgSave
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-14-2018
Replies: 95
Views: 55,302
Posted By mynikonf2
Very good to hear from you. Have often wondered...

Very good to hear from you. Have often wondered what you have been up to.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By mynikonf2
The F2 is the last of the hand assembled Nikons...

The F2 is the last of the hand assembled Nikons and my favorite. A very versatile system with a huge line of lenses (I personally have way beyond 50 Nikkors). I'm sure someone will take this off your...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-05-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,642
Posted By mynikonf2
Someone just put a M240 in the classified for...

Someone just put a M240 in the classified for $2700... not associated with this sale but it has ignited a small flame of GAS under me. Kinda wish I had not looked at it...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 12-12-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6,410
Posted By mynikonf2
As for myself, I miss Tom's presence here on RFF...

As for myself, I miss Tom's presence here on RFF so much that it seems there is a hole in the forum that may never be filled. Tom helped me so much over the time he was here. It is a parting that has...
Forum: Jim Lager - Leica Historian 12-09-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,411
Posted By mynikonf2
Very interesting serial #, it falls within the...

Very interesting serial #, it falls within the range of wartime IIIc's that were manufactured between 1941 - 1942. During this time is when Leica turned to the use of the grey paint due to wartime...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-15-2017
Replies: 28
Views: 1,622
Posted By mynikonf2
because...

I started with Canon back in "76" [ not 1776 ;-) ] with the Ftbn & quickly moved on to the F1n & EF. They are wonderful cameras, reliable , strongly built and the SSC glass produced very satisfying...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-28-2017
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
Congrats, it's hard to pass up a beauty like...

Congrats, it's hard to pass up a beauty like this, especially at today's prices.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-27-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,701
Posted By mynikonf2
The FT's that I know of all have that black dot....

The FT's that I know of all have that black dot. It is used as the shutter speed index. Since the serial numbering began with 3100001 this camera is well into the production run so I wouldn't think...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-26-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By mynikonf2
Congratulations on your new IIIc. I have a 1941...

Congratulations on your new IIIc. I have a 1941 "stepper" in the 383xxx serial range which I purchased along with a 1940 Summitar 563xxx serial number. The IIIc "stepper" is a variation that I am...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2017
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
quote zwicko "A few Canon items." All at...

quote zwicko "A few Canon items."


All at once??
Forum: Nikon RF 09-04-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 3,582
Posted By mynikonf2
menos, Forgot to mention that the S4 was not...

menos,

Forgot to mention that the S4 was not intended for export to the U.S. market. With a total production run of 5,895 units, starting with serial #6500001 in March of 1959, & ending with...
Forum: Nikon RF 08-31-2017
Replies: 33
Views: 3,582
Posted By mynikonf2
The S4 does not come with titanium shutters and...

The S4 does not come with titanium shutters and is not motor drive coupled. As already stated, it does not have a self-timer and the frame counter must be manually reset. The S4 viewfinder has bright...
Forum: RFF News 08-29-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 2,282
Posted By mynikonf2
Welcome

Must add my voice in welcoming you to RFF.

Looking forward to the informative discussions, that your years of research will inspire...

Regards,
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-26-2017
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
A beauty from a time when film was king... thanks...

A beauty from a time when film was king... thanks Michael Markey for your posting.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-12-2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2,109
Posted By mynikonf2
I have to say, from personal experience, that...

I have to say, from personal experience, that unless you have a lot of money to buy the very best you will probably lose your shirt. Cameras are tools but there are some rarities [Nikon 1 RF, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-09-2017
Replies: 152
Views: 5,277
Posted By mynikonf2
thanks for the heads up...

thanks for the heads up...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-08-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By mynikonf2
I'd say that was a successful detour. Your first...

I'd say that was a successful detour. Your first image, with direct sun on the tower, is my favorite of the four. Do share your film images as well, it would be an interesting comparison.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2017
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
Thumbs up Amazing

How many years have you devoted to this stunning Contarex collection? I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation & thanks for sharing this with us...
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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-27-2017
Replies: 2,162
Views: 609,898
Posted By mynikonf2
Thanks Jon, I hadn't considered the Nikkor-Q...

Thanks Jon,

I hadn't considered the Nikkor-Q 5cm F3.5 "rigid" at all, thinking it might be an early Minolta or something similar
[but that would not fit in with the Nikkor theme].
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-27-2017
Replies: 2,162
Views: 609,898
Posted By mynikonf2
Jon, Which lens is that on the far left? At...

Jon,

Which lens is that on the far left?
At first I thought it might be the 85/2.0 but the smallest aperture of the 85 is f16.

By the way your collection and the photo of it are absolute 1st rate....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-21-2017
Replies: 38
Views: 2,153
Posted By mynikonf2
Still Looking at the D700...

IMHO upgrading is not justified until I have a good productive understanding of my current digital gear [I must be a slow learner because I am still using a D200, purchased new]. I equate this...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-22-2017
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
Congrats on your new to you Bronica. Is this the...

Congrats on your new to you Bronica. Is this the S2 model?
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-01-2017
Replies: 272
Views: 85,739
Posted By mynikonf2
Rick, you've done a wonderful job with this...

Rick, you've done a wonderful job with this camera.
Also, you have a serious Contax collection growing there, can't wait to see what you add next.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-08-2017
Replies: 252
Views: 22,376
Posted By mynikonf2
Here is an attempt at "keepin it clean"... Then...

Here is an attempt at "keepin it clean"...

Then there's the time a bear and a rabbit were discussing the problem of fecal matter sticking to their fur, the rabbit proudly stated that he had never...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-19-2017
Replies: 2,162
Views: 609,898
Posted By mynikonf2
Very nice arrangement of some awesome vintage...

Very nice arrangement of some awesome vintage gear. Congrats Mr. Fibble, thanks for posting this
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 56,371
Posted By mynikonf2
Absolutely Stunned

At the moment, there are no words to express my utter shock and disbelief, in learning of Tom's passing.
Likewise, there seems a certain irony in learning of Tom's death through the very forum Tom...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2017
Replies: 62
Views: 3,736
Posted By mynikonf2
M2/m5 or m4/m2???

Redundancy is a very good thing in space flight, not so much in forum topics...:D

(the M2R is #1 of the meter-less M's followed by the M2) :rolleyes:
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Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 12-07-2016
Replies: 90
Views: 101,226
Posted By mynikonf2
minolta XE-7

Hello, ho, ho,
I have a very nice minolta XE-7 in working condition (just need to add batteries) with a MC Rokkor-PF / 58mm/1.4 and a MC Rokkor-x PF / 50mm/1.7 standard lens free to the first...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-16-2016
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,099
Posted By mynikonf2
Very Nice

Sweeeet !!!Save
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 2,997
Posted By mynikonf2
Another vote for the 24/2.8, I particularly like...

Another vote for the 24/2.8, I particularly like the results from the early production lens (within the first 1000 produced - 1967) & the K series (1976). The K series is rather late production if...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,718
Posted By mynikonf2
One last group...

One last group photo:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/_DSC0013-1_zpsfed1fb66.jpg
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Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,718
Posted By mynikonf2
...a small group of "F's" ...

...a small group of "F's" http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/_DSC00310001.jpgSave
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2016
Replies: 214
Views: 15,718
Posted By mynikonf2
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/Can...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/CanonEF_zps6f460f22.jpg

I was in the neighborhood posting to the RFF, SLR thread & thought I'd post my Canon EF, aka "Black Beauty" to the RFF, black...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 2,921
Posted By mynikonf2
going digital or not

I've tried going digital more times than I care to remember. :o I try to convince myself that digital is the direction that all photography is headed but I suspect I'll continue to fail at that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-11-2016
Replies: 363
Views: 25,209
Posted By mynikonf2
My Top 5 Favorite Cameras, ever...

With the imposed limitation of just 5 examples this list became impossible for me to produce without the use of an additional list of "Honorable Mention":

1) Nikon F2SB;
2) Nikon SP;
3) M6...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-23-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,139
Posted By mynikonf2
Yes, the Ftn has an 85/1.8 from the first batch...

Yes, the Ftn has an 85/1.8 from the first batch produced in 1964 and the plain prism has a 58/1.4 from the first production run of this lens, which was in 1959.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-22-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 4,139
Posted By mynikonf2
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/_DS...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/_DSC00310001.jpg

A plain prism from 1963 & a Ftn from 1970.
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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-26-2016
Replies: 117
Views: 6,844
Posted By mynikonf2
"New Eyes"

Stephen,
Events such as this can help us redefine the meaning of success.
Seeing the world with our "new eyes" can give us the courage to continue the journey or inspire a change in course where...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-22-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By mynikonf2
I believe the lens cap is a 42mm (in fact KEH has...

I believe the lens cap is a 42mm (in fact KEH has one in EX for $16). The filter size is 36mm (A 36).
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-21-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By mynikonf2
Going by the serial # it was made in 1948.

Going by the serial # it was made in 1948.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2016
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
Start scanning...

Just purchased a new old stock Nikon LS - 2000 scanner.

I inherited a massive collection of slides that my Dad took over the course of his 23.5 year Naval career. Hope to start scanning some of...
Forum: Nikon RF 07-21-2016
Replies: 761
Views: 241,229
Posted By mynikonf2
Congratulations

Congratulations farlymac on your S2 acquisition. Hope you enjoy using it for many years to come.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2016
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,099
Posted By mynikonf2
Nothing Ugly Here...

An elegant, sophisticated kit.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-28-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 3,772
Posted By mynikonf2
Perfection in my photographic endeavor is...

Perfection in my photographic endeavor is multi-faceted and starts with an E46 50 Lux, the images from this lens continue to impress!

The Bessa R2S is perfect for mounting vintage RF Nikkors, and...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-25-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 14,341
Posted By mynikonf2
It is the mount used on Nikon rangefinder cameras...

It is the mount used on Nikon rangefinder cameras & lens.

With the advent of digital photography, the end of the Bessa camera production was inevitable, IMO. In fact, I felt more surprised at the...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-25-2016
Replies: 73
Views: 14,341
Posted By mynikonf2
R2s

Currently own the R2S with trigger winder and enjoy being able to use my S-mount Nikkors on a metered body.
No complaints here, other than, that all of the Voigtlander cameras have been...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-15-2016
Replies: 829
Views: 87,790
Posted By mynikonf2
Alienated, what??

I for one have never felt that the camera manufacturing industry conspires to prevent potential customers from buying their products. :D
The topic of alienation has been discussed here before and...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-04-2016
Replies: 1,191
Views: 457,690
Posted By mynikonf2
Suddenly I do not feel so bad..., wonderful...

Suddenly I do not feel so bad..., wonderful collection.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 8,727
Posted By mynikonf2
Quality Lasts

Still using my 2001 D1H (2.74 mp), which continues to perform flawlessly after all these years, and a 2006 D200 (10.2 mp). As a "daily carry" digital I would use a 2004 D70s (6.1 mp) until it was...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-25-2016
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,099
Posted By mynikonf2
Really enjoy your presentation of this stunning...

Really enjoy your presentation of this stunning kit. I fear that it has triggered a relapse of G.A.S. requiring an expensive recovery!!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-14-2016
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
[quote=dacookieman;2580716]Minolta...

[quote=dacookieman;2580716]Minolta XD

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160205/04c5abf1322bedbf3731c3202807272e.jpg

Stunning!! Not sure which I admire most, the mint XD or the 50/1.2...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-06-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,950
Posted By mynikonf2
menos, the lens hood for all LTM versions, uses a...

menos, the lens hood for all LTM versions, uses a special bayonet mounted, reversible shade, designated: "AB-60" and a slip on lens cap designated: "K-62". So your lens should have come with the...
Forum: Nikon RF 03-01-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,950
Posted By mynikonf2
85/1.5

menos, there are 2 versions of the 85/1.5 in S mount, the difference is, as you mentioned, the cosmetic design of the knurling on the focus and preset aperture rings. The first version has a fine...
Forum: Nikon RF 02-29-2016
Replies: 761
Views: 241,229
Posted By mynikonf2
Awesome, are you planning to have them filled in??

Awesome, are you planning to have them filled in??
Forum: Nikon RF 02-29-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,950
Posted By mynikonf2
85/1.5 & 85/2

The tale of Two 85's... I usually take the 85/2 on camera, unless I know that I will be shooting in subdued light or want to take advantage of the out of focus signature of the 85/1.5. I also have to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2016
Replies: 1,019
Views: 379,207
Posted By mynikonf2
[quote=giulio stucchi;2 [THE IMAGE HAS BEEN...

[quote=giulio stucchi;2

[THE IMAGE HAS BEEN DELETED]

A wonderful image...and I enjoyed seeing your image from last week of this same area, with birds in flight.
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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2016
Replies: 1,019
Views: 379,207
Posted By mynikonf2
m6, BP Summilux 50 E46 pre asph, Tri-X @1600,...

m6, BP Summilux 50 E46 pre asph, Tri-X @1600, Diafine

[THE IMAGE HAS BEEN DELETED]


The contrast in this image is amazing...an instant favorite.Save
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Forum: Nikon RF 02-03-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,950
Posted By mynikonf2
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/_DS...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/_DSC00150001.jpg

...for comparison

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/_DSC00120001-2.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 02-03-2016
Replies: 58
Views: 9,950
Posted By mynikonf2
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/_DS...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/_DSC0001-3_zpsec3adc45.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/mikebrsm/media/_DSC0001-3_zpsec3adc45.jpg.html)[/IMG]

8.5cm/1.5 mounted on R2S
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-01-2016
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
Favorites...

Here are two of my favorite "walk about" cameras with easy to adjust ("...on the fly"), shutter speed dials.

In use, these two cameras are more than just capable photographic tools, because of...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-09-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,449
Posted By mynikonf2
...then again, I could do worse when it comes to...

...then again, I could do worse when it comes to ornamentation. :rolleyes:
I find that I still do a lot of dreaming but it's creative dreams as I explore the various film systems that became...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-09-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 2,449
Posted By mynikonf2
The issue for me is, I can afford to own cameras...

The issue for me is, I can afford to own cameras that I could only dream about owning, until recently. But there is a catch, (there's always a catch), so now that I can afford these masterpieces the...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-09-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 8,040
Posted By mynikonf2
S3m

From the most recent Nikon Historical Society publication NHS-129 dated 9/30/2015 "Recently Seen in Tokyo" :
S3M chrome, body only no motor $36,000;
50/3.5 micro w/collar, in box $4,800

and then...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2015
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
No, I'm just spreading out and enjoying the best...

No, I'm just spreading out and enjoying the best that the film market has to offer (now that the prices are more affordable). :)

In fact it was Tom Abrahamsson that got me interested in the Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-20-2015
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
Just arrived from Switzerland......

Just arrived from Switzerland... :)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/_DSC0003_zpsoykbzlau.jpg
Forum: Nikon RF 11-11-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 8,292
Posted By mynikonf2
Nikon RF Body Cap

http://mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/RF-Nikkor/RF-Accessories/lens_hood_caps/index.htm


I've added a link to an image of a RF body cap.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2015
Replies: 1,151
Views: 297,421
Posted By mynikonf2
Now that's a bike! I've always been partial to...

Now that's a bike! I've always been partial to Nortons, especially the 850 Commando. Is this yours?
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-02-2015
Replies: 1,151
Views: 297,421
Posted By mynikonf2
Fantastic image of Gandalf knocking about on a...

Fantastic image of Gandalf knocking about on a bike.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-31-2015
Replies: 755
Views: 154,863
Posted By mynikonf2
Wow!!!

Nokton48,
Always enjoy your posts, especially when you have come up with some obscure Minolta accessory. I believe you have out done yourself with this 250 Exposure Back as I have never seen one...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-08-2015
Replies: 71
Views: 4,015
Posted By mynikonf2
Happy Birthday

It kinda creeps up on you. Congratulations on putting together 65 years, now on to 66. :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2015
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,099
Posted By mynikonf2
jimmyca1219 - I think this is the first MP-6...

jimmyca1219 - I think this is the first MP-6 I've seen. An impressive looking black paint Leica...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-11-2015
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
M6 & E46 50mm Summilux

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/4d19d962-ce09-4eae-896c-f5dcdac0b4d1_zpsfeyggxnk.jpg

...my latest addition thanks to maitani.

(as posted on "Let's see your Leica M")
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 4,374
Posted By mynikonf2
Cal, I have been accused of being a little...

Cal,
I have been accused of being a little "cock-eyed bozo" :cool: from those who do not really know me and as you, I really do not waste time with them. It must be an age thing, you start seeing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-06-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 4,374
Posted By mynikonf2
I came across this grip on e-bay, thought you...

I came across this grip on e-bay, thought you might be...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-15-2015
Replies: 1,345
Views: 399,335
Posted By mynikonf2
Amazing technological nightmare... :bang: can't...

Amazing technological nightmare... :bang: can't imagine trying to trouble shoot this maze. :confused:

Now the photo I like. :) The wide angle perspective really works here. IMHO its emphasizes the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-24-2015
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,099
Posted By mynikonf2
Congrats on your M3 wishing you good light & many...

Congrats on your M3 wishing you good light & many years of enjoyment using your Leica.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-02-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,501
Posted By mynikonf2
M6 + Barnack llla

Right now i have a Barnack llla with a beautiful black paint finish & nickel hardware. The llla has a 5cm/3.5 nickel Elmar mounted to it.

Also, I recently purchased a chrome M6, together with an E46...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-16-2015
Replies: 2,162
Views: 609,898
Posted By mynikonf2
fantastic image & kit.

fantastic image & kit.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-07-2015
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
Very cool...

Very cool...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-06-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,826
Posted By mynikonf2
All the best to the both of you, now & into the...

All the best to the both of you, now & into the future. Excellent job in documenting her journey dealing with this dreadful disease & now this transplant.

Thanks for sharing her story & I will be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2015
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
Found a beautiful Nikkor 25cm/f4 in S mount in...

Found a beautiful Nikkor 25cm/f4 in S mount in amazing condition. It came complete with both original box, caps & hood. By adding the N-F adapter it can mount to the F & F2 cameras (in fact it should...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-06-2015
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
Cute puppy, what is its name?

Cute puppy, what is its name?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-02-2015
Replies: 93
Views: 9,352
Posted By mynikonf2
...has to be an even draw between the EF and the...

...has to be an even draw between the EF and the F-1n (really depends on how I want to shoot) with the Ftb-n close behind.

p.s. I really do love shooting the EF with that overhanging shutter speed...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-24-2014
Replies: 392
Views: 67,128
Posted By mynikonf2
Another reason for not going with the digital M's...

Another reason for not going with the digital M's is the same one I have with all digital cameras, depreciation. Even though the M's do not depreciate at the same rate as other digital cameras (the...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-22-2014
Replies: 392
Views: 67,128
Posted By mynikonf2
1.) The digital M's are over-priced for me. 2.)...

1.) The digital M's are over-priced for me.
2.) I'm still shooting my D200 when I need digital.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-14-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
Bought a new FTb-n as my first SLR back in the...

Bought a new FTb-n as my first SLR back in the seventies. These are rock solid cameras, a perfect manual brick to begin a lifetime of photography. I used the heck out of it until I replaced it with...
Forum: Travel 08-15-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 5,489
Posted By mynikonf2
Remember the people...

I too will be visiting the European theater of both WWI (the war to end all wars) and WWII and..., and...

Having just buried my WWII Vet Father, I would ask that you pay your respects to those who...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-09-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
A seldom seen Minolta but one I have always had...

A seldom seen Minolta but one I have always had an interest in. A shame that it did do as well competing with the Nikon F2 and the Canon F-1 for the Pro-photog dollars. Still a remarkable camera from...
Forum: Photo Software 06-29-2014
Replies: 101
Views: 8,528
Posted By mynikonf2
It's really sad that photography is no longer our...

It's really sad that photography is no longer our primary concern. I have become fatigued by digital workflow savvy and the constant need to learn the next "endall" program. I feel that I no longer...
Forum: Digital M Reported Problems - all Models 06-18-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 8,799
Posted By mynikonf2
I understand the reasoning here but IMHO the only...

I understand the reasoning here but IMHO the only reason I would repair the M9 is because I overpaid to own the M9 to start with. It might serve me better as a business right off at this point....
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-16-2014
Replies: 1,151
Views: 297,421
Posted By mynikonf2
A rare bird indeed. :cool: Very Nice!

A rare bird indeed. :cool: Very Nice!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By mynikonf2
Congrates, I've often wanted to work with a M5...

Congrates, I've often wanted to work with a M5 just to form my own opinion of it. Over the years I have had many an opportunity to acquire one here in our classifieds. It has also been my experience...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 06-09-2014
Replies: 1,151
Views: 297,421
Posted By mynikonf2
This was a dream bike for many a Jr. High boy...

This was a dream bike for many a Jr. High boy back in "64", myself included. A friend (Tony) owned one & I'd save up my lunch money for the week just to drive it home from school, with Tony securely...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-20-2014
Replies: 2,162
Views: 609,898
Posted By mynikonf2
Fantastic kit!!

Fantastic kit!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-20-2014
Replies: 2,162
Views: 609,898
Posted By mynikonf2
Congrats, what a beautiful example of this...

Congrats, what a beautiful example of this wartime camera. You could not ask for a better patina for this particular camera. IMHO It clearly points to the lack of raw materials from which Leica was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 31,782
Posted By mynikonf2
Welcome, & a great first post it is! :)

Welcome, & a great first post it is! :)
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-15-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By mynikonf2
Is that a Nikon mug that he's drinking from? :D

Is that a Nikon mug that he's drinking from? :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-12-2014
Replies: 200
Views: 31,782
Posted By mynikonf2
Nicely done. Good looking F2S & mid-production,...

Nicely done. Good looking F2S & mid-production, "K" type 55/1.2, IMHO an existing light kit that's hard to beat. :)
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-07-2014
Replies: 283
Views: 71,884
Posted By mynikonf2
Favorites

this is my favorite F2 configuration & my favorite "existing light" kit (though I preferred the 35/1.4 to the 50/1.4). :)

...the DP-3 had a one year production run [76] before it was replaced with...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-07-2014
Replies: 283
Views: 71,884
Posted By mynikonf2
^...not that I can remember. Sure, yours is not...

^...not that I can remember. Sure, yours is not the first Nikonos to be posted on this thread but it's the first Calypso/Nikkor that I can remember. These are rather uncommon & by the looks of it,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2014
Replies: 755
Views: 154,863
Posted By mynikonf2
colyn, absolute beauty! When it comes to cameras,...

colyn, absolute beauty! When it comes to cameras, the black paint version is the most attractive, to my eyes.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 03-10-2014
Replies: 283
Views: 71,884
Posted By mynikonf2
Very special kit there, would appreciate seeing...

Very special kit there, would appreciate seeing more views of it. Love these historic milestone cameras. Congrats & thanks for sharing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
Canon EF

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/_DSC0013-1_zpsfed1fb66-1_zps13b1cd21.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/mikebrsm/media/_DSC0013-1_zpsfed1fb66-1_zps13b1cd21.jpg.html)

...some of my...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 02-28-2014
Replies: 637
Views: 193,536
Posted By mynikonf2
Tom, Congrats on finding this fantastic early...

Tom,

Congrats on finding this fantastic early war period Zeiss 85. I do believe you've been looking for one of these 85's for some
time now, [starting that quest well before the traumatic "Bug"...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2014
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2014
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
IIIa

[IMG]http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/IIIa_zps93aee2df.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/mikebrsm/media/IIIa_zps93aee2df.jpg.html)

I hope John Neal does not object to me using his...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-05-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 8,383
Posted By mynikonf2
I bought 34 of them. Wonder who got the 35th? ...

I bought 34 of them. Wonder who got the 35th? :D

(Hay, it was either this or feed a small village in Africa for a year.)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2014
Replies: 2,741
Views: 807,595
Posted By mynikonf2
favorite

This setup is my favorite F2 configuration. IMHO, the F2 w/DP3 finder is one of the truly great cameras for use in existing light photography. I have owned & used one continuously, from the time of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2013
Replies: 755
Views: 154,863
Posted By mynikonf2
SRM on the ...bay

Saw this & thought someone here might be interested. A real minty SRM for sale on Ebay but with a real hefty asking price too....
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-22-2013
Replies: 112
Views: 11,460
Posted By mynikonf2
...i can't decide between the following 2 images:...

...i can't decide between the following 2 images:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/476496583_636a08250a_b.jpg


i enjoy the stalking, the set up involved in taking the shot and peace...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-21-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 9,088
Posted By mynikonf2
Yes, those were the days when a camera was not...

Yes, those were the days when a camera was not considered to be obsolete in 6 months. This extended lifetime allowed the photographer to become familiar & comfortable with his camera, where it's use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,837
Posted By mynikonf2
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/Nik...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/mikebrsm/Nikon-F0001-1.jpg


Vick,
Not to worry, your behavior seems quite normal to me. :D:D:D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2013
Replies: 1,020
Views: 92,110
Posted By mynikonf2
No, not alone at all. I have a cabinet full of...

No, not alone at all. I have a cabinet full of vintage non-A.I. Nikkor glass that's been patiently waiting for this camera. :)
You can count me in, I will order one soon.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By mynikonf2
Civil War in color??

http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/6wmIapzsGoJhJzL5JU1tgg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTY1NjtweW9mZj0wO3E9NzU7dz05Mjg-/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/news/2013-10-06/414b667c-5321-4a4a-9207-9c99...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By mynikonf2
Some good information here, thanks for the post.

Some good information here, thanks for the post.
Forum: Nikon RF 10-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By mynikonf2
You might want to take a look at this eyepiece...

You might want to take a look at this eyepiece adapter sold by Japan Exposure:

http://www.japanexposures.com/shop/index.php?cPath=43

it allows you to use items with the Leica eyepiece screw...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2013
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
Honestly guys, I could not help myself on this...

Honestly guys, I could not help myself on this...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2013
Replies: 9,202
Views: 913,557
Posted By mynikonf2
[QUOTE=Vickko;2222471]I just acquired this,...

[QUOTE=Vickko;2222471]I just acquired this, through trade

- MINT Crown Graphic with 135mm cam
- 65mm f6.8 Wollensak Raptar
- 150mm f4.7 Rodenstock Ysarex, with cam
- 3 cell Graflite flash, with 5...
Forum: Off Topic 09-16-2013
Replies: 191
Views: 17,083
Posted By mynikonf2
Originally Posted by leicapixie View Post The...

Originally Posted by leicapixie View Post
The replies of overlooking are obviously from folks who don't have children

...not in mine either, I have 2 daughters.
The OP did not intend this thread...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-07-2013
Replies: 147
Views: 26,081
Posted By mynikonf2
My preference for a "favorite focal length lens"...

My preference for a "favorite focal length lens" would be a 35mm because my vision favors the field of view that this focal length provides. In fact most of my favorites fall within the realm of the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-07-2013
Replies: 768
Views: 329,071
Posted By mynikonf2
Some Great stuff here. Keep them comin.

Some Great stuff here. Keep them comin.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By mynikonf2
Good, glad to hear that. Another happy ending...

Good, glad to hear that. Another happy ending...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By mynikonf2
... this is what makes RFF such a great...

... this is what makes RFF such a great community. Bravo Eduardo.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 4,561
Posted By mynikonf2
Fantastic news!

Fantastic news!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-29-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,625
Posted By mynikonf2
...into PAIN & leather straps....

...into PAIN & leather straps. :eek:...:cool:......:D
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 07-06-2013
Replies: 498
Views: 150,847
Posted By mynikonf2
Your M2/Skopar has more than enough "cool" to fit...

Your M2/Skopar has more than enough "cool" to fit in anywhere! Beautiful kit you have there.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-23-2013
Replies: 7,540
Views: 3,866,099
Posted By mynikonf2
...interesting lens. I like the way you have...

...interesting lens. I like the way you have configured this kit, it is obvious the amount of attention that was paid to detail, from the "L" bracket & shoulder strap, down to the level bubble in the...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-21-2013
Replies: 283
Views: 71,884
Posted By mynikonf2
Simom, ...not sure how I missed your post but...

Simom,
...not sure how I missed your post but glad to see it now. Your 35 & "F" look very clean & well maintained, a kit to surely be proud of.
Forum: Travel 06-09-2013
Replies: 183
Views: 10,781
Posted By mynikonf2
I have been enjoying them far too much to be...

I have been enjoying them far too much to be counting & was actually hoping you had more to post.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,804
Posted By mynikonf2
Yes, you would have a very impressive rig with...

Yes, you would have a very impressive rig with that combo & as you well know, a very rare kit indeed. :)
Forum: Travel 06-08-2013
Replies: 183
Views: 10,781
Posted By mynikonf2
Fantastic photos Raid, I really enjoyed them!...

Fantastic photos Raid, I really enjoyed them! This is one of my favorites.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-08-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,804
Posted By mynikonf2
Rather rare XM Motor camera body & motor-drive on...

Rather rare XM Motor camera body & motor-drive on E-bay. Rather pricey too, but interesting to look at the large collection of photos posted with the ad. Here's a...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 05-29-2013
Replies: 100
Views: 9,420
Posted By mynikonf2
Tom, Glad to hear you are out of the hospital....

Tom,
Glad to hear you are out of the hospital. Four days can feel like a really looooong time when you can't come and go as you please. :bang:
It's been over 10 years since I had my gallbladder...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-18-2013
Replies: 755
Views: 154,863
Posted By mynikonf2
This is the kit I use for my bird photos: a D200...

This is the kit I use for my bird photos: a D200 w/80x400AFD
There seems to be some negative opinions of this lens but as you
can clearly see, I do all right with this combo. ...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-18-2013
Replies: 283
Views: 71,884
Posted By mynikonf2
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4715/39991964791_89c...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4715/39991964791_89cf017750_c.jpg

...my favorites. :)
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-18-2013
Replies: 283
Views: 71,884
Posted By mynikonf2
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7431/8731978186_3eb3...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7431/8731978186_3eb392e732_b.jpg


Nikon:
F Ftn w/F2 features (Apollo) & 55/1.2 S.C.
F2SB w//85/1.8

Hope the intrusion of these non-Nikon kit will be excused.

Canon:
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 05-18-2013
Replies: 283
Views: 71,884
Posted By mynikonf2
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4750/25121929747_8b6...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4750/25121929747_8b6c2d8018_c.jpg
...some of my kit.
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