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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 657
Posted By madNbad
I had always been a film user but my spouse was...

I had always been a film user but my spouse was getting ready to list a bunch of small items for online sale. I had a 55 Micro-Nikkor but needed a digital body. Ended up with a D2x, it was a beast...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 6 Days Ago
Replies: 638
Views: 49,811
Posted By madNbad
My wife took this sometime in the late 1970s'...

My wife took this sometime in the late 1970s' with a K1000 and Tri-X. Sony A5100, 55 Micro-Nikkor, RAW Power:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49417254137_1aa9126aa3_b.jpg...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By madNbad
Peter, I can't see past the end of my elbow...

Peter, I can't see past the end of my elbow without glasses. My prescription lenses are expensive and I've already replaced one set of lenses because of scratches. I can see the rangefinder patch...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By madNbad
I was about to try PlastiDip just before I found...

I was about to try PlastiDip just before I found the Sugru. I bought some at one time but the owner of a local camera shop applied some silcone material to a IIa and I ended up returning the unopened...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By madNbad
Superglue will out gas and fog the finder.

Superglue will out gas and fog the finder.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By madNbad
My answer arrived in the mail. Originally, I was...

My answer arrived in the mail. Originally, I was just going to get the PK-11 ring (8mm) but while I was on the KEH site decided to add a PK-12 (14mm). Using a Sony A5100, I attached the PK-11 to a...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By madNbad
Leica parts no longer sells the rubber coated...

Leica parts no longer sells the rubber coated eyepiece used on the M6, M7 and MP, fortunately, Don Goldberg has a snap on plastic cover. They work well, stay on and don't cost a lot. Recently, there...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By madNbad
I used a toothpick to help shape it but a flat...

I used a toothpick to help shape it but a flat sided stick would work better.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By madNbad
Not the neatest job and I'll still use my cheap...

Not the neatest job and I'll still use my cheap glasses but here it is;

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49405269332_a5a701160d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2igLVju)IMG_1822...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 1 Week Ago
Replies: 164
Views: 40,282
Posted By madNbad
Thanks, Tim. Next time I’ll read the captions...

Thanks, Tim. Next time I’ll read the captions before I post.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 1 Week Ago
Replies: 164
Views: 40,282
Posted By madNbad
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49402139512_58...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49402139512_588d3793bd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iguSW5)F338CE01-6208-46FC-8A10-22CBD4C5015D (https://flic.kr/p/2iguSW5) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By madNbad
I’ll post a picture of my ham handed work...

I’ll post a picture of my ham handed work tomorrow.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By madNbad
I've tried it too but it rubs off in my jacket...

I've tried it too but it rubs off in my jacket pocket. If the Sugru doesn't work just by it self, the next step is to try it as an adhesive to hold an O ring in place.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By madNbad
Has anyone tried Sugru?

In my never ending search to find a buffering material to keep metal eyepieces from scratching my glasses, the latest is Sugru. It's a mouldable glue that dries to the consistency of silicone. I've...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,485
Posted By madNbad
After reading through the thread, my only...

After reading through the thread, my only suggestion is to pack some extra Polaroid film. Be ready for the “Can I get one of those?” Sounds like fun.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 3,182
Posted By madNbad
Hardins' Home for Wayward Kameras! Keeping film...

Hardins' Home for Wayward Kameras! Keeping film alive with one neglected P&S at a time.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,485
Posted By madNbad
Since taking your phone is pretty much a given,...

Since taking your phone is pretty much a given, take the tripod, adapters for both the phone and the Polaroid. Polaroid, flash and film. If you find yourself wishing you had taken more stuff then...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By madNbad
So how did you kludge your ES-2?

So how did you kludge your ES-2?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 3,182
Posted By madNbad
I tried a Rondinax then changed to a dark tent...

I tried a Rondinax then changed to a dark tent and tank. What I found interesting about LabBox was their marketing information. It’s aimed at the people just getting started with film and want to...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By madNbad
Check out the forums at Negative Lab Pro:...

Check out the forums at Negative Lab Pro: https://forums.negativelabpro.com

There is a lot of information on lighting and different camera set ups. A copy stand is not required but helpful. The...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 3,182
Posted By madNbad
The video is discussing film users who were born...

The video is discussing film users who were born into the digital age. They have no memory of Panatomic X with a leader long enough to load a Barnack or gas that was 29 cents a gallon. Film steps...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 123
Views: 3,182
Posted By madNbad
In addition to the rise in film sales there have...

In addition to the rise in film sales there have been a few other changes to make analog photography attractive to a new generation. Combining Monobath chemistry with the new LabBox allows users to...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 538
Posted By madNbad
The problem is the mount on the non-Ai lenses is...

The problem is the mount on the non-Ai lenses is recessed further into the lens body creating a bit of overhang on the body mount. Dust intrusion was a concern for the engineers so the earliest...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 538
Posted By madNbad
You would be better off just finding a 50 1.4 Ai...

You would be better off just finding a 50 1.4 Ai or Ai-S. The problem with the home made Ai is you don't have any idea if metal shavings fell into the lens in the process. The non-Ai 50 1.4 was very...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By madNbad
As a former Pennsylvanian (grew up in Bucks...

As a former Pennsylvanian (grew up in Bucks County) I would love to support the guys from Philadelphia making the Negative Supply carriers but I don't expose nearly enough film or different emulsions...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By madNbad
Thanks for the information. Any suggestions on...

Thanks for the information. Any suggestions on using the Nikon ES-2 with the 55 Micro-Nikkor and a APS-C sensor camera?
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 37,098
Posted By madNbad
Just purchased a M mount 21 4.0 Color-Skopar from...

Just purchased a M mount 21 4.0 Color-Skopar from member wpb. The 21 joins a 35 2.0 Ultron ASPH VM and a 250 Anniversary collapsable 50 2.0 Heliar Classic. Now I have a nice three lens set for my M4.
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,290
Posted By madNbad
A Hughes Special Edition M10M! Muddy brown with a...

A Hughes Special Edition M10M! Muddy brown with a green rubber covering. Maybe scratch it up a bit like they did for Lenny.
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,290
Posted By madNbad
What about a small dome screw like the M4? If...

What about a small dome screw like the M4? If not, then a leaver to make adjustments on the fly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By madNbad
Etch “E. Leitz, Wetzlar” on it. Put it in the...

Etch “E. Leitz, Wetzlar” on it. Put it in the ‘bay as “Minty”.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 146
Views: 5,418
Posted By madNbad
Since you are commuting by train and have that...

Since you are commuting by train and have that time to attend to post processing, why not just add the 35 Nokton? From your description the commute is not the slog of sitting in your car for hours on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 45
Views: 1,660
Posted By madNbad
Sell the Bessa, keep the M4-P. If you don’t...

Sell the Bessa, keep the M4-P. If you don’t already have one, buy a decent meter.
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By madNbad
Extension rings just arrived in the mail. Added...

Extension rings just arrived in the mail. Added the PK-13 ring between the adapter and the lens. A 28mm extension tube between the front of the lens and the ES-2 copier, negatives now fill the frame...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 2,058
Posted By madNbad
Owned a Df for a while, it was fine with MF...

Owned a Df for a while, it was fine with MF lenses, including non-AI but changed the screen to this:
https://live.staticflickr.com/4343/37172493735_6cf71a417a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YCNKjp)IMG_1475...
Forum: Fuji X Series 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By madNbad
Currently I’m using a Sony A5100 (APS-C sensor)...

Currently I’m using a Sony A5100 (APS-C sensor) with a 55 2.8 Micro Nikkor Ai-S on a Metabone adapter. The lens is attached directly to the adapter without using the PK-13 extension ring. The camera...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By madNbad
The cost for a Filmtoaster makes the $139.95 for...

The cost for a Filmtoaster makes the $139.95 for the Nikon ES-2 look like a bargain.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,381
Posted By madNbad
You won’t be disappointed. If you have the...

You won’t be disappointed. If you have the opportunity, post in the “Images from your Retina” thread.
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,381
Posted By madNbad
Kodak Retina IIa. Or maybe a IIc or IIIc. Load it...

Kodak Retina IIa. Or maybe a IIc or IIIc. Load it with film, stick it in your pocket and head out.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 80
Views: 2,586
Posted By madNbad
The M2-R is the M2 with the updated loading...

The M2-R is the M2 with the updated loading system. They were originally made for a military contract that was canceled. You may want to look at the M4. It has the .72 finder like the M2 plus a few...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By madNbad
Sony A5100, APS-C sensor, 24 MP, articulating...

Sony A5100, APS-C sensor, 24 MP, articulating screen, takes any adapted lens. Bought mine for less than $200 USD.
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-22-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By madNbad
Would you give us a description of how to...

Would you give us a description of how to identify the problem? Is there a way to mimimize the effects of extranious light without moving to a closed system or should I move to an Nikon ES-1 slide...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By madNbad
Thanks for the replies! Occasionally someone will...

Thanks for the replies! Occasionally someone will ask why do I still use film. My answer is, I like the challenge of exposing film and having to wait for the results. Almost like a little gift for...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-20-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By madNbad
Why didn't you use the digital camera in the first place?

Earlier this week I found a Sony A5100 for a bargain price and added it to my camera scanning set up. I had been using my spouses' A6000 but had to be cognizant to reset the camera to her preferences...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 74
Views: 2,489
Posted By madNbad
For everyone that has developed a roll of...

For everyone that has developed a roll of film:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49246467647_b0cc89eb5f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2i2K27p)DSC08281 (https://flic.kr/p/2i2K27p) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-17-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By madNbad
Leica finally fixed the snap on lens hood that...

Leica finally fixed the snap on lens hood that would pop off on occasion. Give them another decade to design a lens hood cap that will stay in place and not cost a fortune to replace.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-14-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By madNbad
Another vote for the Zeiss 35 2.8 Biogon-C! Over...

Another vote for the Zeiss 35 2.8 Biogon-C! Over the years I've owned the 35 2.0 Summicron ASPH, the Zeiss 2.8 35 Biogon-C, a 35 3.5 Summaron in LTM and most recently the Voigtlander 35 2.0 Ultron...
Forum: Photo Software 12-12-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,198
Posted By madNbad
I just posted an image in "Images from your...

I just posted an image in "Images from your Retina" that was processed using Raw Power. I can't justify the cost for Lightroom for the number of images I expose each month. I tried darktable but...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-12-2019
Replies: 99
Views: 31,875
Posted By madNbad
Retina IIc, 50 2.8 Heligon, T-Max 100 HC-110 Dil....

Retina IIc, 50 2.8 Heligon, T-Max 100 HC-110 Dil. H 12 min. Sony A6000 camera scan:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49210816252_aaccff43e6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hYAicb)DSC02676...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 175
Views: 6,213
Posted By madNbad
Started with a FTn in 1972. Bought and sold more...

Started with a FTn in 1972. Bought and sold more than I can remember but they either the F or a Nikkormat. Sold off the last of the Nikons earlier this year but the one lens I kept was a 55 2.8...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By madNbad
Try this:...

Try this: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php/product/55300/title/lower-price-leica-28mm-f28-elmarit/cat/2/
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-09-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By madNbad
There is one listed in the classifieds.

There is one listed in the classifieds.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2019
Replies: 9,182
Views: 909,997
Posted By madNbad
A pair of glasses so I can use my Retina IIc...

A pair of glasses so I can use my Retina IIc without destroying my expensive everyday ones. Last summer I bought the IIc from member Mackinaw (Thanks, Jim!). All of my attempts to buffer the sharp...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-05-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By madNbad
Thanks! Just tried it on my M4.

Thanks! Just tried it on my M4.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By madNbad
First make sure your flash is plugged in to the X...

First make sure your flash is plugged in to the X sync and not the M. If the problem persist there is a short between the two syncs and the camera will need service.
Forum: RFF Polls 11-26-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By madNbad
I was hopping for a bit more feedback but I did...

I was hopping for a bit more feedback but I did learn a few things since posting. Gossen released several updates to their meters at the end of October. Many of the updates were features Sekonic has...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-22-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By madNbad
Gossen Sixtomat F2 or Sekonic 308X

Currently I have a Sekonic 398A, a really old Gossen Pilot and myLightmeter Pro phone app. All produce good results but I've been looking at meters with a digital display. Having owned a 308, it's a...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 11-16-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By madNbad
The letters on the pre Ai lenses indicate the...

The letters on the pre Ai lenses indicate the number of elements. The letter “C” was added when a new multi-coating came into use.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,212
Posted By madNbad
There was recent legislation requiring online...

There was recent legislation requiring online sellers to collect the state sales tax and forward those taxes to the state where the purchase was made.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 9,182
Views: 909,997
Posted By madNbad
A red metabones Sony E to Nikon F adapter and a...

A red metabones Sony E to Nikon F adapter and a freshly cleaned 55 2.8 Micro-Nikkor Ai-S for my camera scanning set up.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By madNbad
If you have a tripod head with a Arca-Swiss...

If you have a tripod head with a Arca-Swiss mount, Arcatech makes a plate designed to fit all of the film Ms’. https://www.acratech.net
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-21-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By madNbad
Spend your money on good stands. Cheap stands...

Spend your money on good stands. Cheap stands fail at the worst time and the locking hardware tends to wear out quickly. Check for local sales, someone is always unloading decent stands. If you just...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 10-09-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By madNbad
About two years ago I had a malware infection...

About two years ago I had a malware infection caused by opening a link designed to look like a software update. Apple support was a tremendous help in helping me find it on my hard drive. The tech...
Forum: Photo Software 10-07-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By madNbad
Anyone using RAW Power app to convert B&W negatives?

I'm just starting out with using a digital camera to scan negatives. A Sony A6000 with a Voigtlander 50 2.0 Heilar and extension tubes on a copy stand. Wireless live view to an iPad to assist with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 869
Posted By madNbad
When you start using the Mamiya and have ten...

When you start using the Mamiya and have ten exposures from a 6x7 back, you’ll figure it out.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-13-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By madNbad
Did it come with a grip and is that a 6x7 or a...

Did it come with a grip and is that a 6x7 or a 6x9 Super Rollex back? A very nice set, easy to see why you're excited!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,126
Posted By madNbad
Sell the red dial and fix the black dial. The red...

Sell the red dial and fix the black dial. The red dial is a nice camera but the black dial has a story with it.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,126
Posted By madNbad
Both of them are nearly seventy year old cameras...

Both of them are nearly seventy year old cameras and exercising the speeds will only do so much. Send the red dial out for a CLA and you'll have a great, useable camera. Keep the black dial on the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,479
Posted By madNbad
Over the years I've bought and sold a ton of...

Over the years I've bought and sold a ton of equipment. The one thing I have consistantly owned since I was a teenager is this little Gossen Pilot. My eldest brother got it in 1965 to use with a 8mm...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By madNbad
I forgot about the name change from Impossible to...

I forgot about the name change from Impossible to Polaroid Originals. Found a user manual and the suggestion for most problems concerning operation was to insert a fresh pack of film.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-08-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By madNbad
Get a fresh pack of Impossible Project film and...

Get a fresh pack of Impossible Project film and give it a try. From your description, it seems the battery in the film pack doesn’t have enough voltage to run the camera.
Forum: Travel 09-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,380
Posted By madNbad
The Billingham is a great bag but spend a few...

The Billingham is a great bag but spend a few more dollars for the OP-Tech lens wraps. A little extra security never hurts.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By madNbad
Along with all of the above, file a report with...

Along with all of the above, file a report with the police. Occasionally long after the crime has happened, they will come upon a pile of stolen goods. If your stuff is in there and they have...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By madNbad
It was most likely a crime of opportunity and not...

It was most likely a crime of opportunity and not a Leica thief. Start by checking the pawn shops close to where the theft happened. Many of the shops are on the lookout for stolen goods and won't...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2,582
Posted By madNbad
Often M6s' and more likely M6 TTLs' with zinc...

Often M6s' and more likely M6 TTLs' with zinc oxidation (surface bubbles) are sold at lower prices because of the condition of the finish. Often the optics and mechanical condition of the camera is...
Forum: Travel 09-01-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,380
Posted By madNbad
I knew there was a reason someone hadn't...

I knew there was a reason someone hadn't mentioned them. Thanks.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-01-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By madNbad
The major difference is the lens hood. Now...

The major difference is the lens hood. Now instead of spending a ton of money and getting the plastic clip on hood, that would occasionally pop off, you now get a metal threaded hood like Voigtlander...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By madNbad
I bought a used 90mm 2.8 Tele-Elmar (Thin) and it...

I bought a used 90mm 2.8 Tele-Elmar (Thin) and it had the collapsible rubber hood from the C version attached. The hood wasn't in particularly good shape and I discovered 39mm filters would fit. Used...
Forum: Travel 08-29-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,380
Posted By madNbad
What about using a wi-fi enabled SD card to send...

What about using a wi-fi enabled SD card to send the image from your camera to the tablet? I don't know if either camera supports that type of card but it might be worth looking into.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By madNbad
The iPad is wonky tonight and every link I post...

The iPad is wonky tonight and every link I post comes back as bad. The 90 C was developed for the CL along with the 40. They both had non standard collapsible rubber hoods using Series 5.5 filters. A...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-28-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By madNbad
If it's the same as the 2.8 Tele-Elmar (Thin)...

If it's the same as the 2.8 Tele-Elmar (Thin) it's a series 5.5. Here's a chart:
https://www.overgaard.dk/leica_lens_compendium.html
Forum: Travel 08-27-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,380
Posted By madNbad
I have to agree with Gregm61. Any lens 21 or...

I have to agree with Gregm61. Any lens 21 or wider would be a great addition to your kit. Once added, you’ll be surprised how much it will be used. Enjoy the trip, looking forward to the images.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-25-2019
Replies: 726
Views: 91,304
Posted By madNbad
Cannon Beach, Oregon. TMY 400, HC-110 dilution h...

Cannon Beach, Oregon. TMY 400, HC-110 dilution h 12 minutes, M4, 35 2.0 Ultron ASPH, Yellow filter

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48617766028_058c51f97f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5bL2j)Cannon...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-20-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,126
Posted By madNbad
You could use a calendar big enough to make...

You could use a calendar big enough to make notations. On the day you load a camera, mark down which camera and the type of film. It is totally analog.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 11,039
Posted By madNbad
No one has mentioned the Peak Design Leash....

No one has mentioned the Peak Design Leash. Easily adjusted, long enough to be used as a cross body strap, not very expensive and the attachment anchors are made from the same nylon thread used for...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By madNbad
My M4 was making a ticking noise when carrying...

My M4 was making a ticking noise when carrying it. Turned out to be the flat spring under the accessory shoe had been compressed and lost it’s flexibility.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-18-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By madNbad
A week after I paid a premium for a “LN” M4 from...

A week after I paid a premium for a “LN” M4 from an online dealer (won’t mention the work it needed) an older gentleman walked into a local shop with a box of gear. I missed out on a basically unused...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 08-17-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By madNbad
Having recently purchased a Voigtlander 35 2.0...

Having recently purchased a Voigtlander 35 2.0 Ultron ASPH, there is a lot to like about it. Its small size, the tabbed aperture ring making setting the stops easy with the fitted hood, it offers...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-14-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,737
Posted By madNbad
Take $799.00 and send it to the Head Bartender...

Take $799.00 and send it to the Head Bartender for a Voigtlander 35 2.0 Ultron ASPH. Having owned a Summicron ASPH for many years, in the short time I've owned this lens it's amazing how good it is...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-12-2019
Replies: 7,484
Views: 3,852,097
Posted By madNbad
Very nice, Erik, what a lovely set! Several...

Very nice, Erik, what a lovely set! Several years back I was in a local shop when a young man brought in his grandfathers’ M3. It was from a early run from ‘54 or early ‘55 with the box, warranty...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-12-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By madNbad
The IIIg uses the same spool as the M2/3.

The IIIg uses the same spool as the M2/3.
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-09-2019
Replies: 9,182
Views: 909,997
Posted By madNbad
My wife wanted something more than her phone but...

My wife wanted something more than her phone but smaller than the D5300 she's had for a few years. Swapped the Nikon for a Sony A6000 and somehow a M to E mount adapter found its' way into the bag.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2019
Replies: 7,484
Views: 3,852,097
Posted By madNbad
The Millennium, M2, five lenses, a Visoflex III,...

The Millennium, M2, five lenses, a Visoflex III, bellows, adapters plus all the assorted flotsam of Leica bits accumulated over the years help pay for a much needed new deck. New year and as much as...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-28-2019
Replies: 7,484
Views: 3,852,097
Posted By madNbad
Not so much followed but delivered by USPS: The...

Not so much followed but delivered by USPS:
The body came from Ohio
The lens from Toronto (Thanks, Zach!)
The hood from The Head Bartender
The filter from Symerna, GA
The case from Japan
The...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 07-27-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2,182
Posted By madNbad
My 35 2.0 Ultron arrived a few days ago and have...

My 35 2.0 Ultron arrived a few days ago and have used it for a very short time. The focusing rod is similar to the 21 LTM Color Skopar, a lens I enjoyed using but was sold to fund a different...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-26-2019
Replies: 9,182
Views: 909,997
Posted By madNbad
My 35 2.0 Ultron arrived yesterday. Same deal,...

My 35 2.0 Ultron arrived yesterday. Same deal, looks new with the used price. About most of the way through the first roll and looking forward to the results.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-25-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By madNbad
Someone had the originals converted to the...

Someone had the originals converted to the standardized PC sync. Had it done to my M2.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-22-2019
Replies: 7,484
Views: 3,852,097
Posted By madNbad
It followed me...

It followed me home...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48353121191_3a4f54a591_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gENoki)DSC_0024 (https://flic.kr/p/2gENoki) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By madNbad
If the battery chamber is clean and there are no...

If the battery chamber is clean and there are no signs of the prisim desilvering, get a battery adapter and it should be good. It's still a fifty year old meter.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-21-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By madNbad
Looks like a Photomic T. Maybe a late version...

Looks like a Photomic T. Maybe a late version just before the Tn because of the diopter ready eyepiece.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-18-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,501
Posted By madNbad
myLightmeter Pro works well for a phone app. It...

myLightmeter Pro works well for a phone app. It has an adjustable EV scale to help match it with a real light meter. The Sekonic 308 is about the best deal. Incident, reflective, two flash modes and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 4,583
Posted By madNbad
Godfrey, are you going to use the same developers...

Godfrey, are you going to use the same developers and times that you have been using with the Rondinax?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 4,583
Posted By madNbad
Freestyle Photo has them listed but not available...

Freestyle Photo has them listed but not available until after August 1st.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-17-2019
Replies: 78
Poll: M4 or M4-P
Views: 2,501
Posted By madNbad
Never owned an M4 till now. I've had a CL, M2,...

Never owned an M4 till now. I've had a CL, M2, M6, M6 TTL and a M6 TTL Millennium and so far the M4 beats all of them. It handles like a M6 but the finder is ever so close to the M2 making it just...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-17-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 1,834
Posted By madNbad
Consider a Retina IIa. They're small enough to...

Consider a Retina IIa. They're small enough to fit in a large pocket when folded, have a really good lens and can be had for not a lot of money. Fell off the Devin one camera one lens train, bought a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-16-2019
Replies: 9,182
Views: 909,997
Posted By madNbad
This: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48302045...

This:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48302045751_ca8a1c0839_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gAhBog)DSC_0024 (https://flic.kr/p/2gAhBog) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-08-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By madNbad
Thanks, I’ll try to get a better look at the...

Thanks, I’ll try to get a better look at the enlarger and other items. One thing I did find was a Agfa film squeegee. It looks like a pair of chrome windshield wipers connected with a rivet for the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-08-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By madNbad
Teufel VC 6x6 Enlarger

My neighbor was recently gifted most of the supplies to set up a darkroom. Included in the boxes of trays, reels and squeegees was a Teufel VC 6x6 enlarger. I have no idea of which lens it is...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 07-04-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,969
Posted By madNbad
Too many zeros, Huss. They haven't made it past...

Too many zeros, Huss. They haven't made it past 11 yet. But is says 100 on the top plate, my mistake...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-30-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By madNbad
It may be etched into the retaining ring under...

It may be etched into the retaining ring under the front element. I had a 35 3.5 Summaron and that’s where it was.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-23-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,737
Posted By madNbad
Maybe one of those 56 x 72 Super Rollex backs for...

Maybe one of those 56 x 72 Super Rollex backs for the oatmeal tube.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,737
Posted By madNbad
Oatmeal box Aluminum foil Gaffers tape Sewing...

Oatmeal box
Aluminum foil
Gaffers tape
Sewing needle
X-Acto knife
Sheet film or paper
Stopwatch, hourglass or sundial
Have fun with your search!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,342
Posted By madNbad
One thing you would like is the focus throw is...

One thing you would like is the focus throw is the same direction as Leica. Check out this thread:https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166560
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By madNbad
Have you tried a pre soak before starting...

Have you tried a pre soak before starting development? I've been rinsing for about 5 minutes before starting the developer and it seems to help. There is still some purple at the end of fixing...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-11-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,492
Posted By madNbad
Cameradactyl.com. Butter Bean double, your choice...

Cameradactyl.com. Butter Bean double, your choice of colors.
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2,072
Posted By madNbad
If you look through the threads, Huss and others...

If you look through the threads, Huss and others have posted extensively about scanning film with a digital camera. In addition there are also reviews of labs. Welcome back.
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-04-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By madNbad
21mm Voigtlander! Didn’t take one to Italy but...

21mm Voigtlander! Didn’t take one to Italy but used it for a six week trip around the US on a M2 and was surprised how much I used it. They don’t cost much, are small and provide amazing images.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-04-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,494
Posted By madNbad
Somehow I've stumbled aboard the Devin train for...

Somehow I've stumbled aboard the Devin train for the one camera challenge. After unloading a bunch of equipment, at the moment this is the remaining camera. I did hang on to a Nikkor 45 GN so it's...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-02-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By madNbad
Take a look at the Collectable and Historical...

Take a look at the Collectable and Historical thread on the Leica Users Forum. You may find information on many of the items in the collection. Enjoy the research and post a few images.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-27-2019
Replies: 374
Views: 38,350
Posted By madNbad
Scanned from a Kodachrome that was taken sometime...

Scanned from a Kodachrome that was taken sometime in 1987 or '88.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47945072573_c55bd1baf2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g3K2Gi)Whale Kite 1987 002...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-26-2019
Replies: 55
Views: 1,550
Posted By madNbad
For an interesting side trip, head south to...

For an interesting side trip, head south to Winslow and visit the Meteor Crater.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-23-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,942
Posted By madNbad
Pass on the M6s' and get the MP. It's basically...

Pass on the M6s' and get the MP. It's basically an M6 Classic but has a flare free viewfinder, better shutter seals and a brass top plate. Having owned both the original M6 and two TTL's they are...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-20-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,148
Posted By madNbad
I have a Plustek 7600i and use the Silverfast...

I have a Plustek 7600i and use the Silverfast software in the Pilot mode most of the time. I bought it used for a hundred dollars and it works for my purposes. It's used for old Kodachrome's and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,494
Posted By madNbad
Thirty four years ago I packed whatever belonging...

Thirty four years ago I packed whatever belonging would fit in the trunk of a 1973 Dodge Dart, drove three thousand miles to a city I had never been to and started a new life. Best decision I ever...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-11-2019
Replies: 1,747
Views: 326,616
Posted By madNbad
Nikon F, 50 2.0 H yellow filter, T-Max 400,...

Nikon F, 50 2.0 H yellow filter, T-Max 400, HC-110 Dilution H, Plustek 7600i:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33949884318_7bec3d2e26_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/TJ32P5)Bridges May 2019 009...
Forum: Travel 05-08-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 915
Posted By madNbad
Learn to follow three conversations at the same...

Learn to follow three conversations at the same time.
Read the menu board and be prepared before ordering.
Go to the top of the Empire State Building, especially if it's hot and muggy.
See a Broadway...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-08-2019
Replies: 540
Views: 50,206
Posted By madNbad
Gilkey Bridge, Scio, Oregon, Nikon F, 2.8cm 3.5...

Gilkey Bridge, Scio, Oregon, Nikon F, 2.8cm 3.5 yellow filter, HC-110 Dilution H 12 minutes, Plustek 7600ihttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33931140788_9f93b0576f_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-29-2019
Replies: 9,182
Views: 909,997
Posted By madNbad
For measuring...

For measuring HC-110:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32792805937_564265cde3_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RXMGHP)IMG_1753 (https://flic.kr/p/RXMGHP) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 04-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By madNbad
As he said, Abide! Save the tartan for another...

As he said, Abide! Save the tartan for another project.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 04-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 3,170
Posted By madNbad
Thanks for reviving this thread! I have a nine...

Thanks for reviving this thread! I have a nine blade, long aperture ring version from the first production run after the tick marks. I’m currently using it on a late model F and will post a few...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-20-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By madNbad
Wear a matching hat, no one will notice.

Wear a matching hat, no one will notice.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By madNbad
When you find a flash, it's going to need a new...

When you find a flash, it's going to need a new battery. The Honeywell uses a 15 volt 504 which is still available.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 03-26-2019
Replies: 164
Views: 40,282
Posted By madNbad
Just saw the documentary "Apollo 11" produced by...

Just saw the documentary "Apollo 11" produced by CNN. Any camera around in July 1969 is in it. If you have a chance, see it in a theater with a good sound system.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By madNbad
A very innovative approach and applaud you for...

A very innovative approach and applaud you for the time and effort! As others have mentioned is the concern about uneven development if the film bunches up or should loop back on itself. You're off...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-16-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,321
Posted By madNbad
If you decide you want one, send a PM and I'll...

If you decide you want one, send a PM and I'll mail a couple.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 03-04-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,321
Posted By madNbad
Here's an old thread you might find...

Here's an old thread you might find interesting:
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120499

Did the Jobo 2400 arrive yet?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By madNbad
The Rondinax is a gadget and if it makes...

The Rondinax is a gadget and if it makes developing film at home easier, then it’s worth the price. It was a lot cheaper and probably more useful than a lot of other gadgets I’ve accumulated over...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-19-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By madNbad
The orange Lab Box is on my list! Tom, thanks...

The orange Lab Box is on my list! Tom, thanks for the information about caffenol and Rondinax tanks. I bought a changing tent from another member and picked up a single reel developing tank for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-17-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By madNbad
Get a meter app for your phone, its faster and...

Get a meter app for your phone, its faster and easier than carrying two cameras or just get a hand held meter.
Cameraworks UK or Camera Repair and Restoration
Light or dark yellow? Anywhere from 1/2...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-14-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 2,213
Posted By madNbad
If you use the entire M2 viewfinder, it will give...

If you use the entire M2 viewfinder, it will give you fairly accurate framing for your 28. I have worn glasses most of my life and found the M2 viewfinder to be the best. Just get into the habit of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-09-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,723
Posted By madNbad
Chiyoko Super Rokkor 45mm...

Chiyoko Super Rokkor 45mm 2.8
https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34622
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-03-2019
Replies: 281
Views: 70,808
Posted By madNbad
1972 F with a 1962 50 2.0...

1972 F with a 1962 50 2.0 S:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4872/32031656767_996007620a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QNwBAg)1MD_1223 (https://flic.kr/p/QNwBAg) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By madNbad
Apparently the threaded part of the molded...

Apparently the threaded part of the molded plastic was broken off at some point. There are remains of old glue from an attempted repair but the square nut seems to hold everything together and work...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-31-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By madNbad
The Rondinax arrived today and seems to be in...

The Rondinax arrived today and seems to be in pretty good shape for its age. The tank is solid with no patches, the metal is bright showing no signs of rust or discoloration, the thermometer works...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By madNbad
Something like...

Something like this?

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/16495459115_37a4e16aac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r8Dxiv)L1030628 (https://flic.kr/p/r8Dxiv) by Michael DeLuca...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-31-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By madNbad
Buy the M2 and some LTM to M adapters.

Buy the M2 and some LTM to M adapters.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By madNbad
Thank you for the reply. That is the direction...

Thank you for the reply. That is the direction I'm heading for. The advantage is being able to exercise my film cameras more often by having a readily available way to see the results. I have also...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By madNbad
Watched the video. Are the muttonchops optional?

Watched the video. Are the muttonchops optional?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By madNbad
Mostly it's putting a toe in the water. This will...

Mostly it's putting a toe in the water. This will give me a good idea of where to store the chemistry and if to take the next step to a changing bag and tanks. Our house lacks an area suitable for...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-29-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 974
Posted By madNbad
Agfa Rondinax 35u

I was at the local shop, picking up the Df from a sensor cleaning, we started discussing the dwindling quality of the local film processors. Compared to many places, we have several labs locally and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,719
Posted By madNbad
Don Goldberg fixes the problems other technicians...

Don Goldberg fixes the problems other technicians have missed.
Forum: RFF Polls 01-28-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,949
Posted By madNbad
Panatomic-X in a aluminum can with a long leader.

Panatomic-X in a aluminum can with a long leader.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-25-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,086
Posted By madNbad
Just a reminder to trim the leader before...

Just a reminder to trim the leader before loading. I miss my IIIc.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-24-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By madNbad
The price for the cutter was about the same as a...

The price for the cutter was about the same as a Friskars scissor, shipping almost doubled the price.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-24-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By madNbad
Seary Negative Cutter

After cutting several rolls into strips for storage, I started looking at other methods besides scissors. I often use a pair of thread snips from my wife's sewing kit but just out of curiosity began...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2019
Replies: 9,182
Views: 909,997
Posted By madNbad
Adding to my small collection of old Nikkor...

Adding to my small collection of old Nikkor non-Ai lenses, a very early production 10.5cm Nikkor-P in F mount. Not a tick mark but from the first run without them. Nine blade aperture, long aperture...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 18,575
Posted By madNbad
This was mostly a side project for the...

This was mostly a side project for the technician. The painting was done at his home shop at the same time he was painting a body for a co-worker. For any amount of production, they would need a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 18,575
Posted By madNbad
It started out as a chrome FT2. There was a black...

It started out as a chrome FT2. There was a black FT2 donor body for scavenged parts. The wind lever and self timer lever came from a FTn. I did learn some of my very early Nikkor lenses won't work...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-11-2019
Replies: 118
Views: 18,575
Posted By madNbad
I was looking for a Nikkormat thread and found...

I was looking for a Nikkormat thread and found this one. I've had a bunch over the years, mostly FTs' and FTns'. Had a FT2 a couple of years ago and gave it to a high school student. One of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,519
Posted By madNbad
Thanks for the information. In the manual for the...

Thanks for the information. In the manual for the Df it states a number of early Nikkor's are not compatible, I thought it was some early lenses have light baffles that extend into the mirror box. I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,519
Posted By madNbad
Tried a 35 2.0 non-Ai on the FTZ adapter on a Z7....

Tried a 35 2.0 non-Ai on the FTZ adapter on a Z7. It will mount but no auto aperture. In the user manual, Nikon states non-Ai are not compatible. Get a Df, flip up the Ai lever, enter the lens info...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2018
Replies: 9,182
Views: 909,997
Posted By madNbad
A Micro-Nikkor 105 2.8 Ai-S from Igor's. He...

A Micro-Nikkor 105 2.8 Ai-S from Igor's. He listed it as LN- with box, when it arrived I thought it was new.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4862/45605090105_73377edc10_c.jpg...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-21-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By madNbad
I bought a IIa (Type 016) a few months back. ...

I bought a IIa (Type 016) a few months back. After having it serviced, the rangefinder was great, the speeds accurate but it wouldn't fire a flash. Took it back to the shop and the owner who had...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By madNbad
The paragraph about Carol Guzy, worked for the...

The paragraph about Carol Guzy, worked for the Washington Post for twenty five years, won four Pulitzer Prizes and was fired without an explanation shows how much news organizations value these brave...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By madNbad
Thanks, Vince. The attention to details brings...

Thanks, Vince. The attention to details brings vibrancy to the film. Peter Jackson traveled to various battlefield sites and took thousands of photos of just the vegetation to get the background...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By madNbad
"They Shall Not Grow Old"

Peter Jacksons' documentary about British soldiers in WWI is a great movie wrapped in technological wonder. Working with a hundred hours of footage from the Imperial War Museum, much of it copies...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 12-15-2018
Replies: 54
Views: 4,964
Posted By madNbad
I watched Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon" last...

I watched Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon" last night, most out of curiosity about the cinematography. I had read it was shot in all natural light but apparently some of the scenes were augmented...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 7,034
Posted By madNbad
Raid, Check the 50 1.8. I don't believe Nikon...

Raid,
Check the 50 1.8. I don't believe Nikon ever made a non Ai version of this lens. Hope you're not too overwhelmed by all the suggestions.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-09-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 7,034
Posted By madNbad
I'm not sure of the manufacturer, but a local...

I'm not sure of the manufacturer, but a local shop installed this screen in my Df last year:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4343/37172493735_6cf71a417a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YCNKjp)IMG_1475...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 7,034
Posted By madNbad
If your 50 1.4 has been Ai'd, use it for a week...

If your 50 1.4 has been Ai'd, use it for a week to acclimate to the controls. Treat it like a film camera with faster processing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-08-2018
Replies: 275
Views: 7,034
Posted By madNbad
Are all of the lenses Ai or Ai-S?...

Are all of the lenses Ai or Ai-S? https://www.nikonimgsupport.com/na/NSG_article?articleNo=000026893&configured=1&lang=en_SG

Body looks like it's in nice shape. Good way to try FF.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By madNbad
I’m wrong about the attachment points. After...

I’m wrong about the attachment points. After some more research, the early Photomic T and TN, finders only had a single attachment pin at the front of the finder. Check the Cameraquest site about...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-05-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By madNbad
The name plate on your camera doesn’t have the...

The name plate on your camera doesn’t have the notch for the Ft or FtN finders to latch into. After 1965, Nikon changed the name plate by adding cutouts for the attaching levers on the front of the...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-03-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By madNbad
Had the same issue with the loose focus throw. ...

Had the same issue with the loose focus throw. Just had my copy CLA'd and with the new lubrication it's a much nicer lens to use. The slackness before the cam engages is minimized and it feels like...
Forum: Nikon Mirrorless 12-03-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By madNbad
I was going to ask you to try the 45 GN on the Z...

I was going to ask you to try the 45 GN on the Z camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-03-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By madNbad
Lens had a CLA and the focus is smooth for the...

Lens had a CLA and the focus is smooth for the full range. There is still very little movement between infinity and about 15 meters but the slackness until focusing starts is gone.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-02-2018
Replies: 1,747
Views: 326,616
Posted By madNbad
Another Df. Lincoln City, Oregon, Nikkor 28 2.8...

Another Df. Lincoln City, Oregon, Nikkor 28 2.8 Ai-S:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4872/31208619697_a019a6719f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PxNkkX)1MD_0747 (https://flic.kr/p/PxNkkX) by Michael...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 12-01-2018
Replies: 57
Views: 1,982
Posted By madNbad
Apple makes more money from selling iCloud...

Apple makes more money from selling iCloud storage than from their entire product line. Storage and sharing are the money makers. Phone images are driving the market, we're just along for the ride.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,255
Posted By madNbad
It is convienient to have the shutter speed diai...

It is convienient to have the shutter speed diai turn in the same direction as the exposure arrows. Plus the dial placement and size alows you to keep the camera at eye level while making the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-25-2018
Replies: 84
Views: 3,255
Posted By madNbad
I've owned a M6 Classic (early one marked...

I've owned a M6 Classic (early one marked Wetzlar), a M6 TTL in black chrome with bubbles and a M6 TTL Millennium, which took a long expensive trip to the factory for some upgrades. I also owned a M2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,001
Posted By madNbad
If you're close enough for someone to notice your...

If you're close enough for someone to notice your hood is marked 1.4 on a 2.0 lens, that's some real street cred.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-19-2018
Replies: 45
Views: 1,001
Posted By madNbad
I have two 50mm 2.0 Nikkors for SLR cameras. One...

I have two 50mm 2.0 Nikkors for SLR cameras. One is a Nikkor S from 1963 and I have a hood marked Nikkor 5 cm 2.0. The other is a Nikkor-H from 1972 and I have a HS-2 hood for it. When I'm actually...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-14-2018
Replies: 112
Views: 3,141
Posted By madNbad
No mirror slap. There are currently events, like...

No mirror slap. There are currently events, like the PGA, that limit when photographs may be taken because of the noise generated by the cameras. Much of it is generated by the flipping up and down...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2018
Replies: 42
Views: 1,523
Posted By madNbad
Get an FT2. If you decide to use it, it takes a...

Get an FT2. If you decide to use it, it takes a readily available silver oxide battery and they can be found for about the same prices as an FTn. Build is the same as an FTn but it has a built in...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-06-2018
Replies: 92
Views: 3,205
Posted By madNbad
Voigtlander 50 2.5 Color-Skopar, LTM with an...

Voigtlander 50 2.5 Color-Skopar, LTM with an adapter.
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 11-01-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 670
Posted By madNbad
O ring for Retina IIa eyepiece

It may be buried in the depths of many post but I'll ask about how to protect my eyeglasses from scratches. It's a late model IIa with the black metal eye piece. When it returns from being CLA'd I'll...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2018
Replies: 9,182
Views: 909,997
Posted By madNbad
A Retina IIa. I had a IIc and a IIIc a couple of...

A Retina IIa. I had a IIc and a IIIc a couple of years ago. The IIc was gifted to another forum member and the IIIc went to KEH in a box of stuff in a trade. I'll post in Show me Your Retina when...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-31-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By madNbad
FOOKH and A36 Push On filters. Have fun, it's a...

FOOKH and A36 Push On filters. Have fun, it's a great lens!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-30-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By madNbad
Nikon has used the same lens mount from 1959 till...

Nikon has used the same lens mount from 1959 till now. The Z series cameras have a different mount but your F4 is just fine. I use the same body caps on a 1972 F and a 2014 Df.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-21-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 2,550
Posted By madNbad
Then stay away from Blue Moon Camera and Machine....

Then stay away from Blue Moon Camera and Machine. Nothing but analog cameras and typewriters.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2018
Replies: 121
Views: 5,041
Posted By madNbad
I sent a note to the Head Bartender about my...

I sent a note to the Head Bartender about my experience on two very different forums and he asked if I would repost it:
Here is my short example of RFF relevancy: Recently on both RFF and Nikonians I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-20-2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,172
Posted By madNbad
I just gave my only AF lens to a friend.

I just gave my only AF lens to a friend.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By madNbad
Here's a link to the article I found:...

Here's a link to the article I found: https://richardhaw.com/2016/03/13/repair-gn-auto-nikkor-45mm-f2-8/

The lens is at the shop getting a CLA, mostly to replace the dried out lubricant. I also...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-18-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By madNbad
Found the answer to my question. The 45 GN uses...

Found the answer to my question. The 45 GN uses a cam for focusing instead of the traditional helical. The cam was used to insure the aperture blades would move as the lens was focused when linked. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2018
Replies: 46
Views: 1,088
Posted By madNbad
Nikon F with a unmetered prism.

Nikon F with a unmetered prism.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By madNbad
On the bottom of the lens there is a Guide Number...

On the bottom of the lens there is a Guide Number scale, select the GN, lock the focus and the aperture with the switch and the aperture changes as you focus to provide better control for flash...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-17-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By madNbad
Nikkor 45mm 2.8 GN

I've posted this on another site but tossing it out because there is so much knowledge here:

I recently bought a very nice Nikkor 45 GN. The serial number places its date of manufacture sometime in...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-17-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By madNbad
In states that have legalized recreational use...

In states that have legalized recreational use the biggest problem is it's a all cash business. Because weed is still illegal at the federal level, banks are banned from transactions related to it's...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-14-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,329
Posted By madNbad
If she's that motivated, get the 24 of your...

If she's that motivated, get the 24 of your choice, put it on a FM10 and let her use it till she asks for another lens.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-14-2018
Replies: 40
Views: 1,329
Posted By madNbad
For her first camera, go light and small. The...

For her first camera, go light and small. The FM10 with a 50 1.8 would be a great start. If she’s taking it with her all the time, buy one of the 24s and keep it in reserve for when she wants more....
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