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Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 365
Views: 47,397
Posted By Pál_K
There are so many wonderful photos in this...

There are so many wonderful photos in this thread. Thank you, everyone, for sharing these!

The thing I see in Pentax cameras, from the earliest film cameras to the latest digital ones is a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By Pál_K
Vivian Maier was a photographer whose work was...

Vivian Maier was a photographer whose work was unknown until after her death.

So, unpaid, unknown, she made amazing photos. She was a great photographer.

What you are doing makes you a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 7,553
Views: 3,883,899
Posted By Pál_K
Agree. For enjoying pristineness, a person can...

Agree. For enjoying pristineness, a person can always look at a photo of a new, unused, camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By Pál_K
It's simpler for me to always have all my film in...

It's simpler for me to always have all my film in the refrigerator: whether it's newly purchased film that I may use soon, film that's been in there 20 years, or film I've just shot and will have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,278
Posted By Pál_K
It doesn't seem quite correct to call the SWC a...

It doesn't seem quite correct to call the SWC a "zone focus" camera. Sure, there's no rangefinder or reflex viewing, but all distances can be set on the lens - it's continuous. To me, "zone...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 2 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 9,588
Posted By Pál_K
Very very nice.

Very very nice.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By Pál_K
Being that the artifact is generally in the same...

Being that the artifact is generally in the same spot each time rules out static - though I agree the look is similar.

Which camera is this?
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By Pál_K
Since the light doesn't extend into the rebate...

Since the light doesn't extend into the rebate area, I'll eliminate a light leak from the side or back of the camera.

What kind of camera is it - a folder, solid body, rangefinder, SLR?

The light I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,407
Posted By Pál_K
Hmmmm.... Forgot to remove lens cap before...

Hmmmm.... Forgot to remove lens cap before photos? :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Pál_K
One nice thing about the F6, I'm led to believe,...

One nice thing about the F6, I'm led to believe, is that it allows you to record exposure data between the frames.

This can be done on a few other Nikon cameras only with the use of a particular...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Pál_K
For someone who likes the camera-control...

For someone who likes the camera-control ergonomics of the F5 and Nikon digital cameras, I would say a new F6 (rather than used) is a worthy choice. I base this on expectations of it having a much...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Days Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 6,269
Posted By Pál_K
You are correct! The undeveloped region seems...

You are correct! The undeveloped region seems to say "The End".



That is exactly how I approach the new "Polaroid" film.

With the real Polaroid film that disappeared about 15 years ago, I did...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Days Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 6,269
Posted By Pál_K
That's what I like about it - the form is what's...

That's what I like about it - the form is what's emphasized. Very good photo.
Forum: Film vs Digital 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 2,393
Posted By Pál_K
Film cameras: 104 Digital cameras: 4 Also 5 ciné...

Film cameras: 104
Digital cameras: 4

Also 5 ciné cameras, 8mm and 16mm film.

My film cameras span the years from 1934 to 2004, but the majority are from the 1960's to 1980's. I bought my first...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By Pál_K
Was the spot-metered area exposed correctly...

Was the spot-metered area exposed correctly though?





Haha! I've found that to be the case with office email where a bunch of people start going crazy with responses. I'd just wait until the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By Pál_K
I've used my 1934 Leica III quite a bit in the...

I've used my 1934 Leica III quite a bit in the last few years. I have the case, but don't use it (I put the camera in a pouch).

Also, I don't feel right about putting color film in it.
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Pál_K
A French researcher has shown good results with...

A French researcher has shown good results with Hydroxychloroquine and others have also had similar good results with it against the virus.
Forum: RFF News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Pál_K
In other news, the same drug can be used in E6...

In other news, the same drug can be used in E6 processing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,846
Posted By Pál_K
Thinking about the R8's controls, a few other...

Thinking about the R8's controls, a few other things now appear disappointing.

* As I mentioned many posts above, I'd like to leave the mode dial set at a particular mode (e.g. A) and have a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By Pál_K
Seattle area - 40th Annual PSPCS Sale, Swap & Show is CANCELLED

40th Annual PSPCS Sale, Swap & Show
is CANCELLED:

http://www.pspcs.org/our-annual-show
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 322
Views: 45,912
Posted By Pál_K
I like that. There are a lot of pleasing and...

I like that. There are a lot of pleasing and interesting aspects to that photo, but a person can also look at it in an uncomplicated manner as just art.

I notice at the lower right, a woman seems...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 5,344
Posted By Pál_K
While walking this afternoon I spotted a...

While walking this afternoon I spotted a coronavirus on the sidewalk:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 2,846
Posted By Pál_K
One thing I've found annoying about the R8 is the...

One thing I've found annoying about the R8 is the mode dial, specifically that it includes "off".

Rather than constantly turning the dial from off to on, I would prefer to leave the dial on the mode...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By Pál_K
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By Pál_K
It's been said there are two types of pilots:...

It's been said there are two types of pilots: those who've landed with the wheels up and those who will land with the wheels up.

Not sure about that.

Having an M3 with collapsible 50/2 Summicron,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,665
Posted By Pál_K
I started with the Leicaflex SL, of which I have...

I started with the Leicaflex SL, of which I have two. I thought the R8 was quite a lump when they were introduced, but in holding and using one, they're very nice. Both the SL's and R8 fit my...
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,220
Posted By Pál_K
Hello Jason, Welcome to the forums! I'm a very...

Hello Jason,

Welcome to the forums! I'm a very long time admirer of yours, going back to Modern Photography days when I was a teenager looking for my first SLR.

Back around 1988, owning just a...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By Pál_K
The lens isn't aligned with the Nikon body; it...

The lens isn't aligned with the Nikon body; it appears as if she's removing it.
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By Pál_K
Wow!!! I absolutely love Jason Schneider! His...

Wow!!! I absolutely love Jason Schneider!

His columns in Modern Photography, Popular Photography, and his three Camera Collecting books have been a source of great enjoyment for me.

Welcome,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 6,269
Posted By Pál_K
Well done. As for making just one photo, I...

Well done. As for making just one photo, I share and understand your feelings although I have yet to be able to explain that feeling.

Perhaps making dozens of images, such as at a tourist spot,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 2,754
Posted By Pál_K
Do the latest Polaroid Originals require the...

Do the latest Polaroid Originals require the ejected film be kept in the dark for a while upon ejection? Are they more resistant to fading over time?

Long ago, Polaroid made the 600 SE ("GOOSE") -...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 88
Views: 4,645
Posted By Pál_K
No comments from anyone ever about my...

No comments from anyone ever about my cameras.

I've been in the city, suburbs, tourist spots, with Rolleiflex, Hasselblad, Mamiya RB67, Fuji 6x9, Leica M, Leica III, Minox III, Exakta, Zeiss Ikon,...
Forum: RFF Polls 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 94
Views: 3,492
Posted By Pál_K
It's a personal choice. I won't criticize...

It's a personal choice. I won't criticize anyone for not using a hood or filter.

I'm grateful that some Leica and Nikon lenses have built-in retractable lens hoods (e.g. some old pre-AI teles, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-22-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,407
Posted By Pál_K
That looks like fun. Congratulations.

That looks like fun. Congratulations.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-21-2020
Replies: 7,553
Views: 3,883,899
Posted By Pál_K
Delicious. However, I do wonder if 20-year-old...

Delicious.

However, I do wonder if 20-year-old unused lubricants may be a problem. Best to not waste a second longer and start using the camera immediately!

Don't forget to send in the warranty...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-20-2020
Replies: 60
Views: 1,485
Posted By Pál_K
Any wish to Leica? Ok: Remake the Leica M5,...

Any wish to Leica? Ok:

Remake the Leica M5, no plastic bits, and with M6 style meter technique rather than "meter on a stick".
Forum: RFF Polls 02-20-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,492
Posted By Pál_K
Both for flare and protection I always try to get...

Both for flare and protection I always try to get a hood for lenses I buy.

Only exception is for my little rangefinders like QL17 GIII, Hi-Matic 7sII, and Olympus 35RC.

I was not totally happy with...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-20-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,754
Posted By Pál_K
I really like that one. It's timeless.

I really like that one. It's timeless.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-19-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Pál_K
I used to think 24 exposures were a lot and 36......

I used to think 24 exposures were a lot and 36... well, insane. The 8 shots on my GW690III seemed just right.

But I wanted an Olympus Pen FT because they are so cool. I thought I'd never...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 02-19-2020
Replies: 104
Views: 3,011
Posted By Pál_K
Do digital Leicas hold the exposure with...

Do digital Leicas hold the exposure with half-press on the release?

My first impression of that photo was that maybe the release was inadvertently half-pressed in the last moments while the camera...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-18-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Pál_K
Yes. As soon as I saw that camera, I...

Yes.

As soon as I saw that camera, I immediately thought of this:

https://kodak.3106.net/index.php?p=208&cam=1273

I used to have one. Maybe I'll find it in my storage unit.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-18-2020
Replies: 170
Views: 26,972
Posted By Pál_K
I appreciate the thread revival and also the nice...

I appreciate the thread revival and also the nice photos being posted.

However, all my trip photos and most other photos are on film and are printed - even if only 4x6. I don't have any electronic...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 02-17-2020
Replies: 170
Views: 26,972
Posted By Pál_K
If I'm traveling for just one day (i.e. back at...

If I'm traveling for just one day (i.e. back at home the same day), I take just one camera and one lens. It could be anything from Minox (8x11mm). to medium format 6x9cm. I'd take large format...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 02-16-2020
Replies: 85
Views: 2,754
Posted By Pál_K
I think Impossible/Polaroid wouldn't be able to...

I think Impossible/Polaroid wouldn't be able to do it - I give them enormous credit for reviving film for 600 and SX-70 cameras and trying to get Spectra to work. But the packaging complexities of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-13-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 2,846
Posted By Pál_K
Clearly, the Leica R8 is based on the Exakta 500...

Clearly, the Leica R8 is based on the Exakta 500 (Exa II). I'm going cheap with the f/3.5 lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,496
Posted By Pál_K
I love it; great capture!

I love it; great capture!
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-11-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By Pál_K
Try...

Try these:

http://www3.telus.net/public/rpnchbck/Oly_RC.html

http://feuerbacher.net/photo/repair/OlympusRC/OlympusRC.html

You're definitely getting your $10 worth in experience.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-10-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By Pál_K
Is the self-timer in the fully horizontal...

Is the self-timer in the fully horizontal position?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-09-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 3,755
Posted By Pál_K
Heh. I forgot about that - it's crazy! I...

Heh. I forgot about that - it's crazy! I wonder how many people totally forgot about the hidden compartment and left a battery in there to corrode...

One attractive feature for me about the EL...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-08-2020
Replies: 101
Views: 3,755
Posted By Pál_K
Nikkormats are less expensive, but there's...

Nikkormats are less expensive, but there's nothing cheap about them. Certainly not in build quality or robustness.

I write this as a very long time owner and user of five F2's of various flavors,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-08-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Pál_K
Do you mean a capacitor problem? Old...

Do you mean a capacitor problem? Old electrolytic capacitors can dry out or leak, but the V800 is a relatively new scanner.

I bought my V800 about three years ago and have rarely used it -...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2020
Replies: 7,553
Views: 3,883,899
Posted By Pál_K
Aauughh! Stop it!! Just stop it!!! What are...

Aauughh! Stop it!! Just stop it!!! What are you trying to do? Send me to the poorhouse?!?!

Black Leica M5's... so seductive.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pál_K
There's always the 55/2.8 Micro-Nikkor. I use...

There's always the 55/2.8 Micro-Nikkor. I use that exclusively on my FM3a.

I use a 28/3.5 on my FT2, so I don't think the screen is objectionably dark at f/2.8
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pál_K
I have four Exaktas, but the Exa II ( Exakta 500)...

I have four Exaktas, but the Exa II ( Exakta 500) is charming.

The Nikkormat, however, is more capable and robust.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pál_K
The chart at the bottom of this...

The chart at the bottom of this page,

https://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikkormat/html/history.htm

states that the meter's ring resistor on the EL, EL2, and ELW is more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-05-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,107
Posted By Pál_K
The Nikkormat is a bargain today. I use an FT2...

The Nikkormat is a bargain today. I use an FT2 with a 28mm lens.

Nikkormats have mirror lock-up, easy DOF preview, self-timer, are reliable, and are very rugged. The bodies are relatively...
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-03-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,144
Posted By Pál_K
I admit I had nothing better to do. Also, since...

I admit I had nothing better to do. Also, since I'm sure she can afford it, she should try a Mamiya 7 II instead.

Just kidding... it's cool she was out there with the M3. Just curious whether...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-02-2020
Replies: 41
Views: 1,545
Posted By Pál_K
For the last few years I've been searching for...

For the last few years I've been searching for both a functioning M5 and XD-11.

It's good to know that Leica will still service the camera.

Horror stories have now scared me away from pursuing...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1,918
Posted By Pál_K
Beautiful photo, Michael.

Beautiful photo, Michael.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 02-02-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,144
Posted By Pál_K
Anyway... Only questions I have is whether she...

Anyway...

Only questions I have is whether she is an amateur photographer who likes older film cameras and also whether the camera would need to be winterized (lubricants for cold weather).

Nikon...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1,918
Posted By Pál_K
That lens looks good enough to eat. ...

That lens looks good enough to eat. Congratulations!
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 01-31-2020
Replies: 70
Views: 3,144
Posted By Pál_K
That's cool - but she needs to keep that other...

That's cool - but she needs to keep that other eye open and her arms tucked. :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,244
Posted By Pál_K
Nice! A laudable goal and I wish you a pleasant...

Nice! A laudable goal and I wish you a pleasant photographic journey.

Perhaps I was just lucky. Although my family rarely made photos (and even then, the photos were mostly groups of family...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,244
Posted By Pál_K
Yes, Kodak Gold was everywhere. Also other...

Yes, Kodak Gold was everywhere. Also other formats: 127 film, Polaroid pack film, SX-70 and 600, Double 8mm movie film.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-22-2020
Replies: 194
Views: 39,363
Posted By Pál_K
Thank you for the info regarding bellows repair. ...

Thank you for the info regarding bellows repair. Nice camera you've got there.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-21-2020
Replies: 194
Views: 39,363
Posted By Pál_K
Zeiss Nettar 515/16 (6x6 format) I used this...

Zeiss Nettar 515/16 (6x6 format)

I used this as a daily camera for a few months and have taken it on long trips across the country for a few years.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-21-2020
Replies: 162
Views: 11,080
Posted By Pál_K
Posting a photo made by a camera proves it can...

Posting a photo made by a camera proves it can make a photo. :-)

If we didn't post photos made by our cameras, all we'd have is photos of the cameras. Not that I'd complain...

Besides, I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,681
Posted By Pál_K
Mid-life, apparently. Interesting stats...

Mid-life, apparently. Interesting stats here:

https://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/nikon_d700.htm
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-18-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,080
Posted By Pál_K
My thoughts are exactly the same. Tonality:...

My thoughts are exactly the same. Tonality: perfect. Resolution: perfect. But emotionally it's like I'm looking at a 4K high definition security camera capture.

Perhaps my tastes were...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-18-2020
Replies: 275
Views: 7,681
Posted By Pál_K
Nice D700 images.

Nice D700 images.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-17-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,080
Posted By Pál_K
The M10 on Rockwell's site has the screw past...

The M10 on Rockwell's site has the screw past vertical.

Even if a screw is just a screw, I think Leica could've added about US$250 to the price if they had placed very short fine tickmarks over...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-16-2020
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Pál_K
Holding onto the battery grip also keeps it...

Holding onto the battery grip also keeps it warmer than if those batteries were instead in a bottom attachment. So that may allow you to use the camera longer.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-15-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,496
Posted By Pál_K
Cool! The image conjures up a...

Cool! The image conjures up a mechanical-art-steampunk object.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2020
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By Pál_K
Respect for the father of photojournalism...

1896, January 15: The man who photographed the U. S. Civil War, Mathew Brady, dies - all alone, sick, poor, and unappreciated.

https://www.mathewbrady.com/about.htm

Rest in peace.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-14-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,496
Posted By Pál_K
Photographic Cubism. Nice.

Photographic Cubism. Nice.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-13-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,080
Posted By Pál_K
How many owners are going to attempt to make that...

How many owners are going to attempt to make that slot vertical?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,407
Posted By Pál_K
When the Nikkor 43-86 first came out, it was...

When the Nikkor 43-86 first came out, it was terrible. Not sharp. Distortion. That first version had the lens info on the inner side of the front bezel (or whatever that's called). Second...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2020
Replies: 82
Views: 3,915
Posted By Pál_K
To me, this seems to address the OP's question...

To me, this seems to address the OP's question best. Since the OP likes the crank rewind, that suggests M4.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-12-2020
Replies: 34
Views: 1,077
Posted By Pál_K
Based on these criteria and these choices, my...

Based on these criteria and these choices, my vote is for the FE2. The G1, in my mechanically-biased opinion, has a higher risk of failure and fewer options for repair and maintenance. I see the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,619
Posted By Pál_K
I support the cat idea.

I support the cat idea.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-11-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,080
Posted By Pál_K
Psychologically, this is Leica showing their...

Psychologically, this is Leica showing their contempt for us. They know their customers will buy anything. Royal Danish Wedding - really? So they're giving us a big screw.

This is a tough pill...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,619
Posted By Pál_K
Leica Marketing Department seeking to bestow an...

Leica Marketing Department seeking to bestow an aura of prestige and glamour to the photo-naive is my guess.

Why else put it on the front of the camera?

It reminds me of the Canon T series (T50.....
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-10-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,080
Posted By Pál_K
Maybe the M10 Monochrom is all black to emphasize...

Maybe the M10 Monochrom is all black to emphasize monochromicity.

Anyway, Amish haven't favoured digital cameras - nor even an M6 with a battery. Word on the street is they like the black M4 a lot.
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-10-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,080
Posted By Pál_K
Brilliant idea! If Leica were to do that, they'd...

Brilliant idea! If Leica were to do that, they'd make money.

The six slot Torx looks nice.

One thing they need to be careful of, regardless of which screw head, is that the slots need to be...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,619
Posted By Pál_K
Leica needs the "atomic" symbol, such as on the...

Leica needs the "atomic" symbol, such as on the Yashica Electro 35. Why? Because we are in the atomic age. Atoms are everywhere!

If it were some adjustable thing, people would screw the...
Forum: Other RF 01-09-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By Pál_K
Very nice collections you have. My Minolta...

Very nice collections you have. My Minolta rangefinder is a 7sII, which is in great condition:
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-09-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,080
Posted By Pál_K
Be glad the screw isn't a Philips. They should...

Be glad the screw isn't a Philips.

They should cover the screw with an "atomic" symbol, such as on the Yashica Electro 35:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yashica_Electro_35
Forum: RFF Polls 01-09-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,619
Posted By Pál_K
I hate the effing red dot! It calls too much...

I hate the effing red dot! It calls too much attention to itself. M3, etc., was nicely discreet.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,550
Posted By Pál_K
So the. 72x is the bargain M6 these days? I'm...

So the. 72x is the bargain M6 these days? I'm sure that's the viewfinder in my M6 and M6TTL.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-07-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,496
Posted By Pál_K
Beauty always comes through.

Beauty always comes through.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-06-2020
Replies: 27
Views: 952
Posted By Pál_K
After 12 years, the D700 remains one of Nikon's...

After 12 years, the D700 remains one of Nikon's loved cameras; you'll still find enthusiasm for the D700 on Dpreview's Nikon forums. The camera is well built and has had few complaints in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2020
Replies: 763
Views: 156,426
Posted By Pál_K
Difference is lens coating infused with either...

Difference is lens coating infused with either schnapps or saki.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,550
Posted By Pál_K
Shshsh! M5 is a secret. Yes, the once-shunned...

Shshsh! M5 is a secret. Yes, the once-shunned M5 happens to fit my hands perfectly, I like its viewfinder, and now I can't find one in a shop or swap meet anywhere. I should've forgot about M3's...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-05-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,550
Posted By Pál_K
The film doesn't know or care whether it's being...

The film doesn't know or care whether it's being exposed with newly bought or previously owned equipment.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2020
Replies: 763
Views: 156,426
Posted By Pál_K
A fairly modest kit for my two SRT-101's: 35/1.8...

A fairly modest kit for my two SRT-101's:

35/1.8 MC
58/1.2 MC
100/2.5 MC
135/2.8 MC

For my Maxxum 7, I've got a bit more (AF) lenses, but surprisingly the common 35-70/3.5-4.5 has proven to be...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,407
Posted By Pál_K
That is nice! An excellent walkabout kit.

That is nice! An excellent walkabout kit.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-04-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,407
Posted By Pál_K
No, man, you can't do that. You gotta build that...

No, man, you can't do that. You gotta build that auto reflex muscle memory. 12 times an hour, 24 times a day, 365 days a year - for a decade. Like an elite soldier, performance follows practice. ...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,550
Posted By Pál_K
I used to think the M6's viewfinder and...

I used to think the M6's viewfinder and rangefinder patch was the best in the world: bright, clear, contrasty - then a friend showed me a Mamiya 7. Stunning and better in every way.

If prices on...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,550
Posted By Pál_K
Some people affix an object to their lens cap so...

Some people affix an object to their lens cap so they can notice the lens cap is on when they look through the viewfinder.

The L35AF's lens cap has a molded piece that actually covers the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,550
Posted By Pál_K
In that particular case, a negative value - as I...

In that particular case, a negative value - as I came to hate it. If I had it today, I'd burn it. No... No... remember that Mythbusters episode with the cement truck and ANFO? Yeah, that's what...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-03-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,550
Posted By Pál_K
That's true for many people, I believe. Some of...

That's true for many people, I believe. Some of the things we have are precious to us despite having little or no value to anyone else.

The rising prices of M6's, or whatever, is of no...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 81
Views: 3,496
Posted By Pál_K
Nice. To me it's an impressionist beach scene.

Nice. To me it's an impressionist beach scene.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-03-2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1,640
Posted By Pál_K
Right. KR mentions straight-line distortion...

Right. KR mentions straight-line distortion with it. However I have the 24-120 AF-D on my D700 as it's main lens and have used it for motorsports and general photography and the lens seems fine. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2020
Replies: 9,248
Views: 923,407
Posted By Pál_K
The 105/2.5 is indeed a legendary lens. Is your...

The 105/2.5 is indeed a legendary lens.

Is your lens indexed correctly with the head (via the aperture ring twist-twist ritual)? The head's indicator in the photo shows a setting closer to f/1.2...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2020
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
The Barnack Leicas and Contax II/III series have...

The Barnack Leicas and Contax II/III series have good knob operation - not a lot of winding. In fact, it's possible to wind a Barnack Leica just sliding your index finger along the side of the knob...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-02-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,550
Posted By Pál_K
I'll check the selling prices and start posting a...

I'll check the selling prices and start posting a monthly RFF 20 Index every month in a separate thread.

It will give me something to do besides collecting string.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-01-2020
Replies: 220
Views: 7,550
Posted By Pál_K
Just like the DJIA and S&P 500 are treated as...

Just like the DJIA and S&P 500 are treated as economic indicators, I propose the RFF 20 as an indicator of manual 35mm film camera values.

My list of the RFF 20 components is below. I have yet to...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-01-2020
Replies: 72
Views: 2,489
Posted By Pál_K
Three cheers for solid metal...

Three cheers for solid metal...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-01-2020
Replies: 84
Views: 2,671
Posted By Pál_K
Ok, thanks for the background info. I've always...

Ok, thanks for the background info. I've always been impressed with the low-light imaging capabilities of digital sensors and wish my phone's camera was more sensitive to low light (a Motorola G6...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,671
Posted By Pál_K
That's my question and thought as well. To me...

That's my question and thought as well.

To me it looks like afternoon sunlight.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-31-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,489
Posted By Pál_K
Not sure how we got from the M9 to the Df, but...

Not sure how we got from the M9 to the Df, but anyway...

Eagerly I anticipated the Df during its pre-introduction tease. Although I applaud Nikon for it, especially the external analog controls,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-30-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
They're appealing...

They're appealing...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-29-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
Brilliant!

Brilliant!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Pál_K
First try using two of the smaller batteries in...

First try using two of the smaller batteries in case the problem is caused by minute dimensional differences, exacerbated by weather.

Otherwise, if it works in warm conditions, then fails after 30...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-29-2019
Replies: 433
Views: 73,756
Posted By Pál_K
Magical, dreamlike, serene. I love the light,...

Magical, dreamlike, serene. I love the light, the leaves, and water.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-28-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Pál_K
Maybe intermittent connection at lower...

Maybe intermittent connection at lower temperatures, hence no low battery indication and odd behaviour.

Suggest cleaning contacts with cotton swab and drop of isopropyl alcohol. Also check that...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,671
Posted By Pál_K
I prefer the top photo because the distant...

I prefer the top photo because the distant background appeals to me more - but that may be because the light has actually changed despite the photos being made minutes apart.

EDIT: actually, the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-27-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,671
Posted By Pál_K
With my phone I've made quite a few very nice...

With my phone I've made quite a few very nice photos I couldn't have made with a film or even digital camera at the time.

Even so, I much prefer looking at and making film photos and using film...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-27-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,820
Posted By Pál_K
As for New York, I've always loved it. Older...

As for New York, I've always loved it. Older buildings midtown and downtown are great photographic subjects, plus the everyday lives of people there. Colors can be fantastic at times even in the...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-27-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,489
Posted By Pál_K
Thank you for the explanation.

Thank you for the explanation.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,895
Posted By Pál_K
Another vote for the backdrop. ... and that's a...

Another vote for the backdrop.

... and that's a very clean, nice VX!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
I just noticed the UD designation. That's an 11...

I just noticed the UD designation. That's an 11 element lens! UD = uni + deca = 1 + 10. Nikon engineers likely produced this lens with the idea of correcting or minimizing optical issues. It's...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-24-2019
Replies: 72
Views: 2,489
Posted By Pál_K
This is the first time I've ever heard of "sensor...

This is the first time I've ever heard of "sensor corrosion". What causes this - excess humidity? Is the M9's sensor more susceptible than those of other digital cameras?
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-24-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Pál_K
That makes a lot of sense. The mid-range and...

That makes a lot of sense. The mid-range and entry-level cameras lose out to the cellphones. A single pro camera and an enthusiast camera will sell. There is still a small market for a legacy...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 12-23-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By Pál_K
Smartphone camera quality ("more than good...

Smartphone camera quality ("more than good enough" for most people) plus the phone's inherent social interconnectivity has hurt all dedicated-cameras, including mirrorless. I'd hoped the Z7 and Z6...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,191
Posted By Pál_K
Ah, now I understand! I happen to have a PB-4...

Ah, now I understand! I happen to have a PB-4 bellows and it came with a slide copier I had no use for (I rarely shoot slides). But now I can use it - thank you.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-21-2019
Replies: 763
Views: 156,426
Posted By Pál_K
Minolta's ads in photography magazines of the...

Minolta's ads in photography magazines of the early 1970's had me lusting for the SRT-101 and that gorgeous 58/1.2 lens.

However, as a student with no money I couldn't dream of affording one. ...
Forum: Film vs Digital 12-21-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,191
Posted By Pál_K
Nicely done. How do you affix the negatives to...

Nicely done. How do you affix the negatives to that white surface?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 12-20-2019
Replies: 433
Views: 73,756
Posted By Pál_K
That is sublime!

That is sublime!
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,496
Posted By Pál_K
Beautiful photo of a beautiful woman. If the...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful woman. If the photo were sharp, I don't think it would be as good.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-19-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,496
Posted By Pál_K
A stunning image. It's not all luck: for that...

A stunning image. It's not all luck: for that photo to be as good as it is, you also had to pick the subject and general composition.

I've got about half a dozen photos that I'd deemed mistakes,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
Helping others spend money - that's what we're...

Helping others spend money - that's what we're here for; that's what "photography" forums are for: a positive feedback loop of talking about cameras, buying cameras, posting photos of cameras so we...
Forum: Nikon RF 12-19-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,922
Posted By Pál_K
The S2 looks good in black - that's nice!

The S2 looks good in black - that's nice!
Forum: Nikon RF 12-18-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,922
Posted By Pál_K
Not much love here for the separate slow speed...

Not much love here for the separate slow speed selector. It's a bit charming, I think. Represents a different era.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By Pál_K
I have all the cameras I've ever used, dating...

I have all the cameras I've ever used, dating back to simple 127-format Kodak Brownie cameras.

So, in over 50 years that's a lot of cameras. I really didn't start to acquire serious and expensive...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-16-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 3,755
Posted By Pál_K
I use either F2 or Leica M according to whim. ...

I use either F2 or Leica M according to whim. The Leica is for casual walking around town. F2 for slower, more deliberate photos mostly of static subjects.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,564
Posted By Pál_K
Also agree on haptics and size. It handles well...

Also agree on haptics and size. It handles well and fits my hands. I suppose I like larger cameras - preferring the M5 to M3, for example.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
Nikon F2S with MB-1 and MD-1 that I added later....

Nikon F2S with MB-1 and MD-1 that I added later. It took me a while to find a nice MB-1 with a working analog meter. For the battery pack I wanted the meter version, not the LEDs.

The lens is a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-15-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By Pál_K
I'll expand on my one-liner about keeping...

I'll expand on my one-liner about keeping everything.

So, Olympus: it has sentimental value which you should never discount. Second, it's fully manual and mechanical. There are no proprietary and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
Behold! https://bikehistory.org/bikes/stingray/

Behold!

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/stingray/
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-14-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By Pál_K
A hot cool wife. (no, that's not a...

A hot cool wife. (no, that's not a contradiction)




Discussion of Selmer Mk VI's (on SOTW forums) reminds me a lot of discussions of Leica on photography forums.

Here's my tenor (Yamaha, not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
Every little area of that photo has an...

Every little area of that photo has an interesting part. I like the play of the ball, the kid looking at the camera, the kids up beyond the wall. That bike - looks like a Schwinn Sting Ray of the...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 12-14-2019
Replies: 89
Views: 45,105
Posted By Pál_K
The two cameras are too different for me to...

The two cameras are too different for me to compare. I suppose I like them both equally.

Only thing I worry about with folders is the integrity of the bellows over time.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
Fair enough. It's interesting that among the...

Fair enough.

It's interesting that among the pro F cameras, we hear mostly about the plain-prism F, the FTN, the various F2's, etc., but we hear little about original Nikon F cameras with the other...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,271
Posted By Pál_K
This is crazy talk! Keep them all.

This is crazy talk! Keep them all.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
You are stronger than I am. The jewel-like...

You are stronger than I am. The jewel-like finish of the EL captivated me and then one look through the viewfinder, revealing its coloured analog scale (similar to FE2 and FM3a), was all that was...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
Beautiful. Where is that?

Beautiful. Where is that?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
At this well-known wonderful site there is a...

At this well-known wonderful site there is a table on this page which implies later Nikkormats incorporated an improved variable...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
Another subtlety within the FM production itself...

Another subtlety within the FM production itself is that early FM's had a shutter release lock around the collar - which means you can still release the shutter if the wind lever is flush with the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,564
Posted By Pál_K
Good - you're using it as intended, making good...

Good - you're using it as intended, making good photos, and getting your money's worth out of it.

I, however, am guilty. I was transfixed by its display and I have a fetish for the R-series...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-13-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
Canon F-1 - 1971 Canon F-1n - 1976 (has...

Canon F-1 - 1971
Canon F-1n - 1976 (has something like 12 improvements to F-1)
Canon New F-1 (F-1N) - 1981 (totally new camera)

The F-1 and F-1n were essentially all-manual-exposure cameras. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-12-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
You're quite right, of course, and that's a...

You're quite right, of course, and that's a beautiful FTN you've got there.

Indeed, in newspaper, magazine, and TV images of historical events from the 1960's to early 1970's, the one thing that is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-12-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 6,656
Posted By Pál_K
The last "true" Lotus in the spirit of Colin...

The last "true" Lotus in the spirit of Colin Chapman (light weight, excellent handling, adequate power, no superfluous stuff). It's the car he would've designed had he lived that long. I like the...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-11-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,576
Posted By Pál_K
Never was anybody. I'm considered like inanimate...

Never was anybody. I'm considered like inanimate object or like something that is not existing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
Heh. I hate the shutter locking via flush wind...

Heh. I hate the shutter locking via flush wind lever. I suppose it's all subjective.

Starting with Pentax, Canon, and the pro Nikons, my first camera that had this feature was a new FM3a. ...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-10-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 21,502
Posted By Pál_K
Very nice. Nice to see all these wonderful...

Very nice.


Nice to see all these wonderful cameras. This last October I had a great time photographing fall colors with my Pen FT. A totally enjoyable experience.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
Some old Nikons are a bargain. Within the last...

Some old Nikons are a bargain.

Within the last few years at swap meets I've seen fully mechanically functioning Nikkormat FTN's for $15. Slow speeds work, no shutter capping, other functions seem...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
FM-3a: the last great mechanical Nikon (with...

FM-3a: the last great mechanical Nikon (with optional electronic operation).

Bought one when they came out. I'd buy another simply because they're so good.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-10-2019
Replies: 183
Views: 7,704
Posted By Pál_K
My pro-level Nikons consist of: 2 plain-prism...

My pro-level Nikons consist of:
2 plain-prism F's
3 F2 Photomics (DP-1 heads)
2 F2S's, one with MD-1, MB-1 combo
2 F3/T's, one with MD-4
2 F4s's

The plain-prism F's are the most enjoyable for me. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-07-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,573
Posted By Pál_K
The V-tail Bonanza is a favorite of mine as well....

The V-tail Bonanza is a favorite of mine as well. Sadly, all we know about this one is that it belonged to "Ray" and he's on some dirt airstrip.

There's probably a V-tail Bonanza forum that might...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-07-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,711
Posted By Pál_K
Lytro - I totally forgot about them. ...

Lytro - I totally forgot about them. Interesting concepts.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-06-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,573
Posted By Pál_K
Nice. Looking at that, I can only wonder about...

Nice. Looking at that, I can only wonder about the stories those people have and stories about their plane.
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-05-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By Pál_K
My cameras have become my children; I can't sell...

My cameras have become my children; I can't sell them.

The last camera I sold was maybe in early 1970 - an Argus C3 - because I wanted a real 35mm camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-04-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,895
Posted By Pál_K
My vote is for Exakta. I have three VX Exaktas,...

My vote is for Exakta. I have three VX Exaktas, a VX IIa, and an Exakta 500 (Exa II).

I've had them for close to 10 years, have used all of them, and, with the exception of 1/1000 capping on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-04-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By Pál_K
The only issues I've had with F2's is that, with...

The only issues I've had with F2's is that, with one, the wind lever standoff became loose in operation. Easily fixed.

Then there are the erratic DP-1 metering heads.

The camera itself is truly...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 12-04-2019
Replies: 126
Views: 6,269
Posted By Pál_K
Like an impressionist painting. Very nice.

Like an impressionist painting. Very nice.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-03-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By Pál_K
How could I have forgotten the wonderful Contarex...

How could I have forgotten the wonderful Contarex "Bullseye" /"Cyclops"!?!? I'm embarrassed.

The Contarex is beautiful to hold and operate, the small details and engravings are so precise. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-02-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,431
Posted By Pál_K
At Walgreens pharmacy: Kodak Ultramax 400, three...

At Walgreens pharmacy: Kodak Ultramax 400, three 24 exposure rolls per box, total $17. Sep. 2021 expiration. I like it enough to buy it.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-02-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,910
Posted By Pál_K
WT... , eh? :D :D (wow, this site censors...

WT... , eh? :D :D

(wow, this site censors mildly humorous acronyms)

I was a math major, have a degree in math (and computer science) and not once, ever, have I had a math dream. Now, dreams...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-02-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By Pál_K
Hopefully not a film chip, which can do more...

Hopefully not a film chip, which can do more damage.


Did Zeiss ever do that with a rapid wind lever, though? My Contax IIIa has the shutter speeds, wind, and release all concentric, but the wind...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-30-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By Pál_K
Youxin CLA'd my M3 DS - slow speeds were erratic....

Youxin CLA'd my M3 DS - slow speeds were erratic. Now it's like a new camera. I'll be sending my M3 SS to him for the same issue. Rangefinder is crisp.

I have two Leicaflex SL's. Shutters are...
Forum: Nikon RF 11-30-2019
Replies: 80
Views: 7,922
Posted By Pál_K
Deliberately chose an S2 because I knew I'd have...

Deliberately chose an S2 because I knew I'd have only the 50mm lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,431
Posted By Pál_K
It is mostly on social media, TV, and other...

It is mostly on social media, TV, and other advertising that makes many people think Americans or westerners focus on material things above family or social structures, or compassion for others. In...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-30-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,431
Posted By Pál_K
Well, not entirely arbitrary: there was an...

Well, not entirely arbitrary: there was an evolution to it.

* Since Thanksgiving is always on Thursday, Americans began making Thursday through Sunday into a long weekend-cum-vacation. These...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-29-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5,431
Posted By Pál_K
I truly hope demand is increasing - that would...

I truly hope demand is increasing - that would offer film manufacturers reason to keep developing and improving their products.





Those Olympus half frame cameras are seductive. I intended to go...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-29-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,910
Posted By Pál_K
Whatever dream you have, it can always be...

Whatever dream you have, it can always be improved if there's a camera in it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By Pál_K
24-120 AF- D is the original "street sweeper"....

24-120 AF- D is the original "street sweeper".

Bought one on a whim long ago and have used it on my D700 for motorsports, but it'll work perfectly on an F4 (which I've done). Quality at longer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-27-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,706
Posted By Pál_K
The situation is a reflection of human...

The situation is a reflection of human psychology: someone with a cellphone is perceived as harmless, distracted, and just one of thousands of others in the area. Someone with an actual dedicated...
Forum: Travel 11-26-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 2,468
Posted By Pál_K
Agree. I hereby give my unwanted opinion. The...

Agree. I hereby give my unwanted opinion.

The value of such a trip is experiencing the beauty and majesty of the landscape, the cities, the people. This is a personal experience and is made even...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-25-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pál_K
All the suggestions above are very good. I'll...

All the suggestions above are very good.

I'll comment on the Nikonos V, which is a more expensive choice (at least a fully functioning one in the market today).

* It is very well sealed and hefty. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,711
Posted By Pál_K
Wow! That's something more than GAS. I'm...

Wow! That's something more than GAS. I'm curious about the X-Pro1 and Df - what your thoughts were at the time. I like those cameras.

I'm confident my digital camera inventory will stay fixed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,711
Posted By Pál_K
The D700 is my only digital SLR. Was the Df too...

The D700 is my only digital SLR. Was the Df too large or unwieldy for your tastes? I wanted one when they came out - they're essentially a digital F4 with good support for pre-AI lenses. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-24-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By Pál_K
I don't understand what is supposed to happen...

I don't understand what is supposed to happen when autobracketing is selected, but only 1 frame is chosen. Seems odd that's even possible.

If 3 are chosen, I'd expect -1, 0, +1 or maybe +1, 0, -1. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-23-2019
Replies: 113
Views: 9,573
Posted By Pál_K
The commentary on some of the photos on that site...

The commentary on some of the photos on that site is hilarious!





8B not 9B.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 11-23-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 2,117
Posted By Pál_K
For quality images on a small format, it's hard...

For quality images on a small format, it's hard to beat Minox or the Minolta 16mm. Next step up is Pentax 110.

Has the Nickelodeon Photoblaster been mentioned? Obviously a toy, it is possible to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,728
Posted By Pál_K
I will try that. Thank you!

I will try that. Thank you!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-22-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,728
Posted By Pál_K
Aaaghhh! Yes, 1981. At my old age I'm...

Aaaghhh! Yes, 1981. At my old age I'm constantly making mistakes like this. Cannot believe it's 2019!

What really warps my mind is thinking my cousin's grandchildren are his children. I'm not...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-22-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,910
Posted By Pál_K
That actually is interesting, though hard for me...

That actually is interesting, though hard for me to understand why you'd be happy. Clearly, the camera and that lens is something you felt strongly about and became emotionally attached to. If I...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-21-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 6,910
Posted By Pál_K
About a year ago I dreamt I was using a Kodak...

About a year ago I dreamt I was using a Kodak K100 ciné camera (which I don't have). It was a nice dream and I wrote about it in another forum, but now I can't find it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-21-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,728
Posted By Pál_K
20-20 hindsight. Who was to know? Apple had...

20-20 hindsight. Who was to know? Apple had been on the verge of extinction numerous times. If I remember correctly, even Microsoft helped them stay alive in the 1990's "for the good of the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 11-20-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,728
Posted By Pál_K
Interesting. I have a 35/2 v4 with a misaligned...

Interesting. I have a 35/2 v4 with a misaligned aperture index as well. Optics and aperture seem fine on operation though. I don't use the flimsy hood - also, without the hood the viewfinder is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By Pál_K
As have I, photographing watch mechanisms and...

As have I, photographing watch mechanisms and other small items.


That's true, and I found it annoying in actual use.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-20-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By Pál_K
Maybe someone from the field of Optics or...

Maybe someone from the field of Optics or Photogrammetry might know for certain.

I'll have to check what is the oldest camera I have that has this indicator.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-20-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By Pál_K
Which screen are you using on your F2? If you...

Which screen are you using on your F2? If you have a central split-image screen, some situations may cause half the image to go dark with a f/4.5 aperture (though typically I don't see this until I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-19-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By Pál_K
The quality, or lack of it, in labs varies. Long...

The quality, or lack of it, in labs varies.

Long before digital photography, I took some medium format negatives to one highly acclaimed lab close-in in the Portland metro area to get 11x14 prints -...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-19-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 58,959
Posted By Pál_K
Have them both (III, IIIf, M3, M6), like them all...

Have them both (III, IIIf, M3, M6), like them all equally.

If I were to have just one, it'd be the one I don't yet have: an M5 (they fit my hands better).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,655
Posted By Pál_K
That's how I feel as well. Having worked in...

That's how I feel as well.

Having worked in firmware and electronics for over 40 years, I can visualize how the underfunded and inexperienced Reflex team probably had to choose the lowest cost EE...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-19-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By Pál_K
Although I don't have that lens, a close...

Although I don't have that lens, a close examination of this 55/2.8 Micro-Nikkor shows screws at f/4 and f/8.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By Pál_K
Chronologically: If you have an F2 Photomic...

Chronologically:

If you have an F2 Photomic (DP-1 head), F2S, or F2SB, you can meter any lens wide open if the lens has rabbit ears. Without rabbit ears (e.g. AF lenses), you have to meter...
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