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Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 17 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By zuiko85
I suppose it could just be a popular size right...

I suppose it could just be a popular size right now and sellers are taking advantage of demand. Nothing drives prices like demand. It is a image size that medium format lenses could just cover,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By zuiko85
Has fujifilm gone nuts?

At B&H a 20 exposure double pack of Instax Sq. is $17
A 60 exposure pack is $66.
So if you buy 3 double packs it would be $51......but,
it is $15 more for the same number of exposures sold in one...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 2 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,566
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks for sharing that touching story and what a...

Thanks for sharing that touching story and what a kind person Tom was. You could tell from his posts here he was the type of person anyone would love to know.

Didn’t know it at first but a Olympus...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 3 Days Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,234
Posted By zuiko85
Thank you Larry! And I think you hit the nail on...

Thank you Larry! And I think you hit the nail on the head.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 5 Days Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,234
Posted By zuiko85
Answered your own question. Only a film camera...

Answered your own question. Only a film camera can operate so simply, and no batteries needed, least ways for the cameras I like.
Digital can be useful to put negatives into file for easy printing,...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 5 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By zuiko85
Was having trouble starting 120 onto Yankee...

Was having trouble starting 120 onto Yankee plastic reels. My solution was to cut a ‘lead in’ out of a plastic milk jug. Same width as 120 film and about 3 inches long. I push it into the reel for...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 5 Days Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,234
Posted By zuiko85
For me it depends on how close you are. I think...

For me it depends on how close you are. I think that with a .22 and at no more than 15 feet I could knock a 135 cartridge off a fence post.
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 6 Days Ago
Replies: 156
Views: 20,821
Posted By zuiko85
Oh well, everything old is eventually new again....

Oh well, everything old is eventually new again.
Can think of one time I travelled with only one camera, a Minolta 16 II no less. But we go to the island a couple of times a year and I had just...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By zuiko85
Your collection is missing the 110 Voigtlander.

Your collection is missing the 110 Voigtlander.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,275
Posted By zuiko85
I'd like to be done with e-bay but unfortunately...

I'd like to be done with e-bay but unfortunately for odd-ball items (that are fortunately, usually very cheap), that is where to find them. You know, something like a 48mm to 49mm filter step up ring...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By zuiko85
What can I get for what I’m willing to spend....

What can I get for what I’m willing to spend.
That has been my guiding principle in lens buying. IOW, don’t look too close if you are a cheap so and so. It’s just a hobby.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 651
Posted By zuiko85
All way over my head as I only have a scratched...

All way over my head as I only have a scratched up M4-2 and a CV 35 PII. But since long ago days I've never been able to use 'ugly' cameras. The top ugly 35 SLR (that is well known) being the Bulls...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 55
Views: 1,716
Posted By zuiko85
If I could travel then I’d definitely take two...

If I could travel then I’d definitely take two lenses. RF lenses are quite small and a 28mm will get you into tight spaces where you cannot back up.
Just me but a 28 and 50 combo + body + film could...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,442
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks for the link. For some reason I could not...

Thanks for the link. For some reason I could not find it browsing their site. Looks interesting. Wonder how red is "deep red" safelight. Maybe they explain on the site. I'd like to try this material....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,442
Posted By zuiko85
Well, I'm not on any social media platforms so...

Well, I'm not on any social media platforms so depend on vendor websites to view new or updated products. There is still nothing on Ilford's site about the new film.
So someday, hopefully these...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 48
Views: 3,442
Posted By zuiko85
So when is the big announcement? The 24th is...

So when is the big announcement? The 24th is already here, don't see anything new on their site. It's afternoon in the UK already.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 114
Views: 4,172
Posted By zuiko85
Surprised it took this long for Puts to figure...

Surprised it took this long for Puts to figure out the obvious.

On second thought, Leica still has the guts to produce and sell a all mechanical, all manual 35mm camera....with no built in...
Forum: Lomography 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By zuiko85
I'd buy just the lens/aperture/shutter units and...

I'd buy just the lens/aperture/shutter units and build the rest of the camera myself. But probably not much savings over the whole kit. The die cut card stock is maybe only 20% of the cost.
I just...
Forum: RFF News 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 71
Views: 3,633
Posted By zuiko85
Meh, no difference to me. Priced over my...

Meh, no difference to me. Priced over my demographic or, way over my demographic, all the same.
Will cause used prices to rise though.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 79
Views: 2,708
Posted By zuiko85
This discussion has highlighted the need for a...

This discussion has highlighted the need for a new forum category.
'Imaginary Cameras'?
No wait, 'Dream Cameras'

Or....how about 'Pie in the sky, 90% underfunded Kickstarter (throw your money...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 5,927
Posted By zuiko85
So, if you are going to make a LP then is the...

So, if you are going to make a LP then is the cover art required to be shot with a film camera?
Only seems right.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 1,264
Posted By zuiko85
My solution to self timer woes was to remove the...

My solution to self timer woes was to remove the entire self timer mech from inside the camera. Covered the hole in the front with a bit of masking tape. Makes the camera, an FV, really clean...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By zuiko85
OM2n will be the closest in operation and...

OM2n will be the closest in operation and handling and still offer auto when you want or need it. Seems the logical choice. Still very reasonable price.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,250
Posted By zuiko85
I think it was just a slow day and the OP was...

I think it was just a slow day and the OP was trying stir up the pot.

Apparently, it worked.

Anyway, I took his post with a large grain of salt, ie, non serious.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,250
Posted By zuiko85
Weren't some of the early Alpa 35mm reflex...

Weren't some of the early Alpa 35mm reflex cameras also equipped with a built in range/viewfinder?

Alpa experts, stand and be recognized.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-06-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,250
Posted By zuiko85
Just to be overly pedantic about it; That has...

Just to be overly pedantic about it;
That has become a 'focus by scale, viewfinder camera.'

For instance, my Olympus Pen is the same type, it has a reversed Galilean viewfinder with projected bright...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 5,927
Posted By zuiko85
I'm a dedicated film nut but...I agree with...

I'm a dedicated film nut but...I agree with Godfrey. Not that I go to concerts, maybe an occasional one at a fair or such. But that I just obtained a ILC digital that I can get along with. A...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,264
Posted By zuiko85
Angle of view of a 85mm lens on a half frame...

Angle of view of a 85mm lens on a half frame would be approximately 1.4 X 85mm, or about a 120mm on a full frame.
However of course, the half frame negative will contain only 1/2 the information that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2019
Replies: 79
Views: 2,708
Posted By zuiko85
So, it appears the only demand strong enough for...

So, it appears the only demand strong enough for continued production of a new medium format is.....(small and quiet drumroll)
The Holga 120n.
Oh well, that’s something, I guess.

Edit; Forgot,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-27-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,843
Posted By zuiko85
Whatever happens I think Instax Mini is just too...

Whatever happens I think Instax Mini is just too small. Like to see more options in Instax Wide or at a minimum Instax Square, but preferably the wide format. The good thing about the Square format...
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-26-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 4,275
Posted By zuiko85
Just purchased my third Olympus ILC. It is a used...

Just purchased my third Olympus ILC. It is a used EM10, my first micro 4:3 and the first digital I *may* be able to tolerate. But self imposed budget constraints have limited me (at this time) to a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-26-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By zuiko85
Back in the early/mid 70’s I carried a little...

Back in the early/mid 70’s I carried a little Oly Pen viewfinder half frame everywhere. Loaded with Tri-X it was always handy. (In fact, I still have two of those.)
I think this is sort of the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-26-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By zuiko85
That 15mm f8 was criticized when it first came...

That 15mm f8 was criticized when it first came out but you your sample shots seem fine to me. Sounds like a real compact ‘take anywhere’ combo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,536
Posted By zuiko85
Don't know what to say. Like the concept of...

Don't know what to say. Like the concept of minimal equipment, but the execution of that concept.....ah not so easy.
Unless of course you have talent or an artistic mind.
Alas, not me.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-20-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,332
Posted By zuiko85
If the lens has been serviced recently wouldnít...

If the lens has been serviced recently wouldnít the helical lubricant be some synthetic that out gassed less or not at all? Do modern lubricants still have that problem?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-17-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By zuiko85
Given the price difference, would you still...

Given the price difference, would you still consider the Zuiko a better value than the 7 Artisan?
I just bought a EM10 used, and, with a limited budget, am fighting with myself whether to spend the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,341
Posted By zuiko85
In regards to any 'dream camera'. "After a time,...

In regards to any 'dream camera'.
"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."

Mr. Spock

And no, I don't...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-17-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By zuiko85
Thread getting kinda ripe but, turns out the...

Thread getting kinda ripe but, turns out the first EM10 was not working right so now KEH replaced it and this one seems fine.
Whew, what a learning experience (still on going and will be for a long...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-17-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By zuiko85
If you are in the US, then John at Camtech will...

If you are in the US, then John at Camtech will do a good job for a reasonable price. He is a one man operation and is always backed up so when he gets your camera it goes in the line and waits it’s...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By zuiko85
We do have to buy online for the oddball stuff...

We do have to buy online for the oddball stuff any DIYer needs. Helical extension tubes, step-up and step-down rings, lens adapters, etc.
As an example; my Olympus 35RC has a 'stupid' filter size,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,201
Posted By zuiko85
I live in Lacey, where do you find real camera...

I live in Lacey, where do you find real camera stores in Puget Sound?
Glaizers? Ha! The only time I had a opportunity to stop there, maybe about 15 years ago, there was a cold reception, like they...
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By zuiko85
This is the type of post from someone with too...

This is the type of post from someone with too much time on their hands and a memory that is beginning to Ďclearlyí remember things that never were.
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By zuiko85
I think the question would be; If you had been...

I think the question would be;
If you had been shooting for a time with a IIIa then pick up a IIIG it would be instantly familiar, operating the same controls in the same manner. Sure, the eyepieces...
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By zuiko85
Yep, those were all long production runs. However...

Yep, those were all long production runs. However my thoughts ran more to a single model. The Leica started with a fixed lens, then gradually, interchangeable lenses, built in coupled RF, etc....
Forum: Lomography 09-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By zuiko85
By the by folks, I'm not dismissing the Holga. In...

By the by folks, I'm not dismissing the Holga. In the hands of photographers like Michael Kenna and David Burnett the results are stunning.
Forum: Lomography 09-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks for the heads up on the SWC. Never knew it...

Thanks for the heads up on the SWC. Never knew it was made for so long a period of time.
And, like the Holga, same film and 6X6 format. But opposite ends of the quality spectrum.
Forum: Lomography 09-14-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By zuiko85
Longest camera production?

It has occurred to me that *probably* the longest production of any camera has been the basic, black, Holga 120/120n model, 37 years.
Just find it ironic that a plastic toy camera has attained that...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-11-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 2,226
Posted By zuiko85
In my recollection, since the introduction of 110...

In my recollection, since the introduction of 110 in 1972, there has never been a fully mechanical, fully manual 110 camera. Thereís that and the 110 cartridges are not made to be reloaded. (Although...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,807
Posted By zuiko85
Donít we all remember when we had one camera and...

Donít we all remember when we had one camera and one lens. (Fairly sure my experience is typical.)
I do, and was never happier with picture taking. At that time in my life, early 20ís and unmarried,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,807
Posted By zuiko85
Yeah, understand the feeling. Just turned 70, and...

Yeah, understand the feeling. Just turned 70, and with the usual list of age related crap to deal with (but insomnia is the worst for me).
But, I did start late messing about with cameras, at about...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-05-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By zuiko85
Have not yet finished my project of using the...

Have not yet finished my project of using the Jollylook development module in a better camera, but have at least established the lens flange distance for infinity.
I know that such thoughts are...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-04-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By zuiko85
Never seen that many lenses, didnít even know...

Never seen that many lenses, didnít even know about the eight lens camera.
Do they take 35mm? What size is each frame?
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 09-04-2019
Replies: 39
Views: 1,662
Posted By zuiko85
I have a table saw and drill and a few basic wood...

I have a table saw and drill and a few basic wood working skills. For a few dollars I can build a setup to do the same thing.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-04-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,633
Posted By zuiko85
Unlike some, I have found the simplicity of the...

Unlike some, I have found the simplicity of the OM-1 or 1n refreshing. It is still my favorite OM. A feature I considered essential was the interchangeable screens. I love a plain, uncluttered view...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,633
Posted By zuiko85
Love that second shot, Ďtea and bunsí. And quite...

Love that second shot, Ďtea and bunsí.
And quite frankly, over the years, your OM-2n will require less maintenance than a Leica M. Leicas optics might be brilliant but Zuikoís are certainly no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-03-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,179
Posted By zuiko85
Try this, shoot one shot per day using photo...

Try this, shoot one shot per day using photo paper as a negative. This will help provide fairly quick feed back and if you are familiar with regular darkroom processes is cheap and fairly easy...even...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,831
Posted By zuiko85
Ah, other side of Canada. I'm in Washington...

Ah, other side of Canada. I'm in Washington state, South Puget Sound, and travel to Canada a couple of times of year to visit the in-laws. But that is on Hornby Island, a BC mid gulf island.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-02-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 1,831
Posted By zuiko85
Pardon, but where in Canada are you?

Pardon, but where in Canada are you?
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,805
Posted By zuiko85
Digital is ok, but the cameras they build to use...

Digital is ok, but the cameras they build to use it are not so nice. And disposable.
You dig out your old all metal, mechanical, manual 35mm odd are it can be put back into use. The average...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-30-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 1,927
Posted By zuiko85
The reason I still use single use silver halide...

The reason I still use single use silver halide sensors on a triacetate base is really basic.
It’s the only thing the cameras I like take.

Now, if Olympus wants to make a digital back for my OM-1,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-29-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,262
Posted By zuiko85
This baby was so underfunded it’s just...

This baby was so underfunded it’s just silly.
Look, if you you want to make a new 35mm reflex for 2020 don’t try to reinvent the wheel.
Obtain several Ricoh KR-5’s, tear them down, copy them, add a...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-29-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By zuiko85
Duct tape?

Duct tape?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 53,843
Posted By zuiko85
Nice coffee-in-the-morning read. Not sure about...

Nice coffee-in-the-morning read.
Not sure about some of his conclusions, personal preference (which is fine) is more like it.
My dream of having a Leica finally came to fruition at about 60, and...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-28-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By zuiko85
I didnít back that particular project but have...

I didnít back that particular project but have followed it out of morbid curiosity. Have you noticed that the physical location of project creators is always kept secret.
In these kind of situations...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 3,099
Posted By zuiko85
I like the original Pen vf type. I have have...

I like the original Pen vf type. I have have found that the 1/25-1/200 + B Copal shutter is not too limiting in actual use and more often found working than the 5 blade Copal’s as found on the Pen S...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By zuiko85
Kickstarter apparently does not care how much...

Kickstarter apparently does not care how much these failed campaigns affects their business model. Many potential backers burned by this sort of venture (myself included) will never return.
But,...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-27-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By zuiko85
I received mine and didn’t bother to waste any...

I received mine and didn’t bother to waste any film in it. I extracted the developer module and lens and aperture wheel.
The developer module now sits in a plywood box with a hard stop, it’s...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By zuiko85
Well, pulling the memory card and pushing it back...

Well, pulling the memory card and pushing it back in seems to have completely solved the intermittent blank shot problem. Either foreign material or some kind of film on the contacts was (hopefully)...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By zuiko85
Now it will not misbehave! Removed one card and...

Now it will not misbehave! Removed one card and used a different card. Or, perhaps a slight film on the contacts that in removing and replacing card got cleaned off for better contact?
This stuff...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-21-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By zuiko85
Digital is too complex! The OMD EM10 that arrived...

Digital is too complex!
The OMD EM10 that arrived is defective, apparently. Sometimes it records nothing on still shots. I’ll shoot 5 shots in succession over 20-30 seconds and upon playback on the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By zuiko85
My OMD-EM10 finally arrived from KEH today....

My OMD-EM10 finally arrived from KEH today. Initial thoughts;
Cripes this thing is small!!!
That sure is a big rear screen for such a small camera, pretty sharp to.
Dumb place for on/off switch.
The...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-20-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By zuiko85
Something that would attract myself, who likes...

Something that would attract myself, who likes more traditional controls, is the shutter speed dial. But for any D=D (Digital=Disposable) a grand is too much for my income demographic.
(Please...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-19-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,652
Posted By zuiko85
Some years ago copied a 'red dot' from some ad...

Some years ago copied a 'red dot' from some ad and the missus made up a gummed printed sheet of them for me. The diameter was a little too small, about the size of a dime and you had to cut them out...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,598
Posted By zuiko85
Well, in the last 10 years I've used about 1.5L....

Well, in the last 10 years I've used about 1.5L. But I've slowed down on regular B&W film and go on a binge now and then exposing 4~6 36X rolls over a week or two. Compared to my youth (I'm 70 now)...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 4,598
Posted By zuiko85
I decant HC-110 into 4oz amber bottles as soon...

I decant HC-110 into 4oz amber bottles as soon as I open a new bottle. Then mix from one 4oz until empty. My syrup changes color a little, looking more orange with age, but results are consistent...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-16-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By zuiko85
The Jollylook finally arrived. I've removed the...

The Jollylook finally arrived. I've removed the film holder/developing module. (The only thing I really wanted.) I have noticed that the cartridge is tilted forward bottom to top so I will mount the...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 08-16-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By zuiko85
Instax Mini film depth

Fishing for information here.
Can I use the Instax Mini dark slide as a reference surface for film plane when calculating the correct distance to the lens flange.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-13-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By zuiko85
This whole order, send back, order something...

This whole order, send back, order something different, all sight unseen must be the circumstances of many here at RFF. There is just no place within a 200 mile round trip to see anything, especially...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-13-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By zuiko85
Decided to go up market. I’m returning this one...

Decided to go up market. I’m returning this one and buying a OMD EM10 in ex condition. Crazy thing is the missus didn’t hit the roof, as in; “Another camera?” It was more like, “Okay dear, if that is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-12-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By zuiko85
Well, it showed up. A preliminary look indicates...

Well, it showed up. A preliminary look indicates manual focusing will be problematic, the rear screen is too crude at 230K dots. I've rigged up a temporary enclosed magnifier eyepiece and with that...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By zuiko85
Yep, already ordered and received from an ebay...

Yep, already ordered and received from an ebay vendor. Depending on how that works out will probably order OM and M42 mount adapters also.
These not in high demand older digital cameras seem to be...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-08-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By zuiko85
So far behind the curve, canít even see the curve.

Never been a new adopter but this is crazy. Just bought an Olympus E-PL1 from KEH. How many digital years is that? I still have and use a Pen F from about 1965 and wanted to try my Pen mount Zuikos...
Forum: Optics Theory - 08-08-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By zuiko85
So many amazing breakthroughs.... The...

So many amazing breakthroughs....
The photographer’s world must surely be perfect by now.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,614
Posted By zuiko85
Well, even in my old film days...wait a minute,...

Well, even in my old film days...wait a minute, I'm still shooting film.
OK, no matter. Even though I meter I still have a tendency to bracket exposure to get the best, most printable frame. As far...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-29-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,601
Posted By zuiko85
Trouble with enlargers are bulky and heavy so...

Trouble with enlargers are bulky and heavy so that shipping is too expensive. Local pickup is about the only option. I see hobby enlargers on ebay all the time for BIN of $20-$50 but then look down...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,135
Posted By zuiko85
Exclamation Surely you mean a movie camera. Myself, I...

Surely you mean a movie camera.
Myself, I already have several 16mm still cameras. But i know some folks still have use for film movie cameras.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 6,135
Posted By zuiko85
There should be a special notation for these...

There should be a special notation for these zombie threads.
2010? Really?
Maybe we could turn it into “What camera introduced in 2010 are you now going to buy since it’s used price has fallen to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,278
Posted By zuiko85
Another consideration is that even well known...

Another consideration is that even well known photographers only had a few ‘keepers’. I wonder how many pictures HCB took that never were printed or seen by the public. Especially working with small...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,278
Posted By zuiko85
Well, for myself I learned finally that I simply...

Well, for myself I learned finally that I simply was no artist. But have always loved ‘tinkering’ with photography. So, since at 70, having been at this hobby for about 50 years, I just look at it as...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-23-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,425
Posted By zuiko85
Does not affect me. Still using film, but I...

Does not affect me. Still using film, but I prefer to torture myself with 35mm half frame. Small prints from small negs, that's my motto. Also mess about with 10X14mm format 16mm film cameras. Ya...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 07-23-2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1,816
Posted By zuiko85
Interesting thread. Sounds like Canon is the way...

Interesting thread. Sounds like Canon is the way to go. Liked darkroom work but same problem as ink jet printers complained about, how to get best results. Have always wound up with full waste...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,782
Posted By zuiko85
Logical. And for me, the unvarnished truth is...

Logical. And for me, the unvarnished truth is that my windowless laundry room/darkroom is only a darkroom after the sun sets and I turn off the houselights. Fortunately Iím an early riser, often 3-4...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-21-2019
Replies: 77
Views: 2,147
Posted By zuiko85
Compared to the quantity of other well known...

Compared to the quantity of other well known makes, all digital Leica’s are ‘limited edition’.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-21-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 3,782
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks Godfrey for the write up. Personal...

Thanks Godfrey for the write up. Personal experience is so much better than any glowing ad copy.
This frugal (code for cheap) photographer wasn't interested for himself but now I'd certainly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,740
Posted By zuiko85
In Stanley Kubrick's 2001 a underwater housing...

In Stanley Kubrick's 2001 a underwater housing for a Hasselblad is used as a prop. The scene where they are standing in front of the monolith and being photographed.

The oddest things pop into my...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 43
Views: 1,621
Posted By zuiko85
Oh dear, as I read your post the first camera...

Oh dear, as I read your post the first camera that popped into my head was an Olympus RC.
But I see you have restricted your choices from 50’s to 60’s and the RC is from the 70’s. Too bad, it matches...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-20-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,740
Posted By zuiko85
The blad bodies and lenses were not the only...

The blad bodies and lenses were not the only stuff left on the surface to save weight. Their backpacks were shoved out the hatch after the last EVA.
Samples of lunar material were much more valuable...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-18-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By zuiko85
Wow, what a keen history lesson. I read...

Wow, what a keen history lesson. I read Shutterbug more for the articles. Didn’t Roger Hicks write for them. I really liked his explanation of photographic techniques and applications. Very clear...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-18-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By zuiko85
Very clean, pity about the electronics. Been a...

Very clean, pity about the electronics.
Been a fan of 35mm half frame for decades. If you ever decide to try it out then my recommendation would be the original Olympus Pen, introduced in 1959. They...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,802
Posted By zuiko85
They still have Kentmere bulk at B&H for $50,...

They still have Kentmere bulk at B&H for $50, something I may try, at least the 100.
Back in the old days, early to mid 70’s for me, we didn’t use bulk loaders and could get twenty 36X rolls (5 ft....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-17-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,802
Posted By zuiko85
Re, price increases. Been buying mostly B&W,...

Re, price increases. Been buying mostly B&W, Ilford and EK and there has been over the years regular price increases in both company’s products. At one time bulk loaded everything but hardly any...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,802
Posted By zuiko85
I'm a curmudgeon? Well in that case it's MR....

I'm a curmudgeon? Well in that case it's MR. Curmudgeon to you Mr. Huss.
Seriously, you and I both know it does not matter at all if our opinions about the value of this KS campaign are at odds....
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,802
Posted By zuiko85
And I hadnít even thought of that. But itís a...

And I hadnít even thought of that. But itís a good point.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,802
Posted By zuiko85
I have no hate for the company, I have bought two...

I have no hate for the company, I have bought two of their products that interested me. I have however no problem calling them on bone headed blunders.
Imagine going to a site that offers 35 mm...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,802
Posted By zuiko85
You mean it never occurred to them to list that...

You mean it never occurred to them to list that as a manner of course?
Nowhere to be found on the front page? They had to be asked?
Incredible!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,802
Posted By zuiko85
Bingo! As a for instance, The FSU copy of the...

Bingo!
As a for instance, The FSU copy of the 1930's Voigtlander Brilliant TLR.
Sold by them as I recall the 'LOMO/Lubitel 166U' for only....wait for it...$349.00! (to be fair, I think they no...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,802
Posted By zuiko85
Come to think of it. The results of this film...

Come to think of it. The results of this film resemble to a degree black and white prints that are color tinted by hand.
I'm not conversant in computer manipulation of scanned color negatives but I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,802
Posted By zuiko85
I looked at all the reward levels, for reward...

I looked at all the reward levels, for reward level #3 @ $55, it just says; "Get 5 rolls of either 35 mm or 120 LomoChrome Metro...…"
They do not specify the number of exposures for 35 mm, usually...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-16-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 1,802
Posted By zuiko85
Oh wow! Be still my beating heart. Only $10...

Oh wow! Be still my beating heart. Only $10 (unspecified number of exposures) for a roll of 35mm color neg film. How WILL I ever resist.

Sorry for the heavy sarcasm but really, does Lomography have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-15-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,308
Posted By zuiko85
Wow, free Hasselblads on the moon! All ya got to...

Wow, free Hasselblads on the moon! All ya got to do is go pick them up.

….Might as well grab a moon buggy while your there.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-14-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks for the heads up. What a great article. I...

Thanks for the heads up. What a great article. I knew the book was not a great success at first but didn't know how much venom was directed toward it, by people who should have known better. Truth...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-13-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,177
Posted By zuiko85
Manual exposure control is MANUAL, independent...

Manual exposure control is MANUAL, independent selection of shutter speed and aperture, preferably with dedicated controls. Fooling around with an ISO control is not manual control.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By zuiko85
What it brought home to me is the huge complexity...

What it brought home to me is the huge complexity (and cost) of making film. No wonder Film Ferrania is having so many problems. Didn't bite on that KS project and when it was completed I remember...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 07-12-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By zuiko85
On the jollylook KS community page it shows over...

On the jollylook KS community page it shows over 2200 backers from the US. I wonder if any US backer and RF Forum member has received one of the newer Ukrainian made cameras. And, if it worked. Quite...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,177
Posted By zuiko85
Another consideration is price. Realistically,...

Another consideration is price. Realistically, without the economy of large scale production, this thing will be what, $5K to 10K camera body? I like to dream, but when it comes to opening my wallet,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 129
Views: 3,177
Posted By zuiko85
Impossible to satisfy all people. Anything...

Impossible to satisfy all people. Anything dreamed up or made will be a compromise.
Many have mentioned 35mm, both SLR and RF, Godfrey would prefer a 6X6. Maybe I would like a reissue of the Oly Pen...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-09-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,947
Posted By zuiko85
My point was that it is a fool's errand to try to...

My point was that it is a fool's errand to try to predict the future of film. If you like it use it while it's available. Personally I like all mechanical cameras so unless someone invents an...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,497
Posted By zuiko85
Well personally I never leave the house without...

Well personally I never leave the house without my Speed Graphic.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-07-2019
Replies: 292
Views: 15,593
Posted By zuiko85
Right at this moment it is the only one I have...

Right at this moment it is the only one I have film in, a Minolta 16Ps.
As Ross Perot might have said "Now I think that's just sad."
Maybe tomorrow it might be different.

PS, Make that 'probably...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-07-2019
Replies: 182
Views: 6,947
Posted By zuiko85
I predict that in the future certain things will...

I predict that in the future certain things will happen that are unpredictable.

Entropy just ain't what it used to be.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-04-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By zuiko85
How did the cold shoe break? The reason I ask is...

How did the cold shoe break?
The reason I ask is that it is attached with 1 screw from the top and 2 or 3 screws from the bottom that also attach the VF to the top cover. It would take a mighty big...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-04-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3,423
Posted By zuiko85
There may be a generational factor here Marc. How...

There may be a generational factor here Marc. How you feel about using a light meter often is influenced by what you learned just starting out. For myself, and perhaps others, we started out just...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1,134
Posted By zuiko85
Yup. The great unwashed masses fell with glad...

Yup. The great unwashed masses fell with glad cries onto cameras that, more and more, did everything for them.

Then, compact digital.

Then, cell phone cams.

Then, ……….I don't know, what's...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-22-2019
Replies: 76
Views: 2,619
Posted By zuiko85
You’re always running out of film you say. One...

You’re always running out of film you say.
One word; half-frame.
Get a Olympus Pen D (or D2 or D3), or perhaps an original Pen (limited shutter speeds, a 4 element scale focusing 28mm f3.5 (FOV about...
Forum: Travel 06-18-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By zuiko85
The image size of the sun (or moon, for that...

The image size of the sun (or moon, for that matter) is .9 mm diameter for every 100mm of focal length. So, to catch the corona and allow some space around that with a 13X18mm sensor you should...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-14-2019
Replies: 165
Views: 32,887
Posted By zuiko85
Jumillar, The one necessary accessory on a 35RC...

Jumillar,
The one necessary accessory on a 35RC (for me anyway) is a 43.5mm to 43mm step-down filter adapter ring. They are available on eBay and are inexpensive.
The original 43.5mm filter size is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,693
Posted By zuiko85
Talking Don't pay too much attention to me anyway Huss,...

Don't pay too much attention to me anyway Huss, I'm a crusty old coot who always likes to complain about everything.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,693
Posted By zuiko85
All for only $200! Nope, not enough of an...

All for only $200! Nope, not enough of an advantage to make me stop using my 40 year old Nikor tanks and reels.

*That were used when I bought them.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-12-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By zuiko85
Indeed. And now for something completely...

Indeed. And now for something completely different.
How is it going with your modern instant magny. I see that B&H has the two pack of instax square for $18 now, so the price is softening a bit....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By zuiko85
I do not question what Kickstarter is. I do...

I do not question what Kickstarter is. I do question their "Terms of use" statement and their use of the term "Accountability on Kickstarter". The use of these terms gives the impression that somehow...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By zuiko85
As long as they get their 5% (and that is...

As long as they get their 5% (and that is collected off the top) Kickstarter will approve any project.
Really, what risk do they take on? If the project reaches it's goal, they get paid regardless...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By zuiko85
Didnít bite on that one. Didnít like the design....

Didnít bite on that one. Didnít like the design.
However have been logging in just out of morbid curiosity.
If I had an idea to produce a new 35mm reflex it would be dead simple.
Basically just...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-11-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By zuiko85
I agree with your assessment in the last...

I agree with your assessment in the last paragraph Godfrey. I believe most KS project creators have good intentions. Trouble is that a common human failing is to just go silent when problems arise....
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 06-10-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By zuiko85
Jollylook instant, another failed Kickstarter

Jollylook just posted what amounts to a 'kiss off' update. The will now send out rewards only if and when they sell product at retail. This means backers might as well give up, they lost whatever...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-10-2019
Replies: 67
Views: 4,056
Posted By zuiko85
We should also be happy for the surge in Instax...

We should also be happy for the surge in Instax materials from Fujifilm. Wouldn’t be surprised if that helps smooth some of the money outlay to start up the B&W production again.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-08-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,158
Posted By zuiko85
There is also this to consider. "Serviced" and...

There is also this to consider. "Serviced" and "CLA" can be very loose terms, and often applied inaccurately.
I've sent my M4-2 to Youxin to have a specific issue sorted out. That cost only $125 and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 875
Posted By zuiko85
I so know what you mean! Try comparing pinhole...

I so know what you mean! Try comparing pinhole cameras for instance. Acid etched or mechanically drilled or laser drilled....what to choose....and on and on...

It makes my head hurt.
Excuse me, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-01-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,550
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks, that's a nice rendering. I'm rigging a...

Thanks, that's a nice rendering.
I'm rigging a +5 (200mm) series 6 close up lens to my 4X5 and now waiting for a day to get out and test it. I have waterhouse stops from f16 to f64 to try out with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,550
Posted By zuiko85
Phil, I'd be interested to see how that Kodak...

Phil, I'd be interested to see how that Kodak lens does on 4X5. I'm of the "If I can mount it I'll shoot it." school.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,550
Posted By zuiko85
Ah, I see I misunderstood your original premise....

Ah, I see I misunderstood your original premise. Must learn to read carefully.
Well...I just cannot think of any cheap/expensive (body/lens) combos I would have. Pretty much a bottom feeder all the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-31-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,550
Posted By zuiko85
Mine would be a Sears KS500 (Ricoh KR5) with the...

Mine would be a Sears KS500 (Ricoh KR5) with the standard 50 f2. Picked up at a camera show for $5 and it even had good meter batteries.
A pleasant little SLR, easy to focus, not too loud, fairly...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-27-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By zuiko85
Yep, not surprised at all. I have a Pen D, the...

Yep, not surprised at all. I have a Pen D, the first model, and at 5.6 was really impressed by the resolution. Great little camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,534
Posted By zuiko85
You nailed it Chris, that is why I like a vest,...

You nailed it Chris, that is why I like a vest, for all the little odds and ends you donít want to search for. Not much total weight and readily at hand. I do sometimes travel with my Pen F (film)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,182
Posted By zuiko85
I was commenting on the OP’s statement as...

I was commenting on the OP’s statement as expressed in the title. If I “talk about gear” it is because I’m interested in gear. Nothing more profound than that.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-20-2019
Replies: 93
Views: 3,182
Posted By zuiko85
I was originally drawn to cameras because I’ve...

I was originally drawn to cameras because I’ve always been fascinated by all things mechanical. From clockwork to steam engines to anything with wheels and cams and gears. And, from a very young age,...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 05-17-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,871
Posted By zuiko85
The original Pen, a viewfinder type, scale focus,...

The original Pen, a viewfinder type, scale focus, all manual all mechanical camera is my favorite. True, limited shutter speeds of 1/25 to 1/200 + B and a 28mm f3.5 (40mm AOV e/full frame). Very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2019
Replies: 123
Views: 3,202
Posted By zuiko85
I dunno folks, maybe the old line companies need...

I dunno folks, maybe the old line companies need a gimmick.
Hey! I’ve got it! They could go back to and promote film. I’d like a brand new, factory fresh OM-1n.
I’ll flap my arms and fly to the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,435
Posted By zuiko85
One way to simplify the whole ‘what lens’ thing...

One way to simplify the whole ‘what lens’ thing is to use a fixed lens camera. That stops the temptation to slip another lens in a pocket. Of course you have already picked a set up but I have found...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 05-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By zuiko85
Or...use photo paper as a negative. Advantages;...

Or...use photo paper as a negative.
Advantages; can be handled under safelight. Just silly cheap, a 8X10 sheet of paper could be cut into 21 35X55mm pieces.
Since you said you have not yet built a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-09-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1,244
Posted By zuiko85
Have kept a few photos, discarded 90% or more...

Have kept a few photos, discarded 90% or more though. Mostly family stuff. I'm a week shy of 70 and now only want to go out and make 'masterpieces'. Getting ready to cut up a pile of photo paper and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-09-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By zuiko85
Yes, it is (probably expired) FilmoTec (ORWO...

Yes, it is (probably expired) FilmoTec (ORWO brand) UN 54:
http://www.filmotec.de/
http://www.filmotec.de/?cat=13

I say 'probably expired' because in their announcement of the Berlin Kino (which is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By zuiko85
Eyelash thin focus. Just another over cooked fad....

Eyelash thin focus. Just another over cooked fad. Won’t be the last.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2019
Replies: 96
Views: 4,726
Posted By zuiko85
I voted Ďotherí because although my preference is...

I voted Ďotherí because although my preference is a 28mm f3.5 Zuiko. You see it is the 4 element version on an original Olympus Pen viewfinder camera. The angle of view is equivalent to about a 40mm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-26-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,989
Posted By zuiko85
What I miss, early 1971, Tri-X in 100ft. bulk, a...

What I miss, early 1971, Tri-X in 100ft. bulk, a box of 10 Kodak snap caps and change back from a $10.
I know, a little later than the 60's but in 1969 I had just turned 20 and bought a Minolta...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-24-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,502
Posted By zuiko85
Digital age! I've been willing to accept the low...

Digital age! I've been willing to accept the low light penalty of moderate fast lenses form the film days. My 50 f1.8 or 24 f2.8 or 85 f2 or even my tiny 200mm f5 are plenty for my OM-1 use, that and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,822
Posted By zuiko85
Just because someone is good at what they do it...

Just because someone is good at what they do it does not follow that they are also a good teacher. They might be but not always. I like Joe Van Cleave’s videos about pinhole cameras. They are clear...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-21-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,846
Posted By zuiko85
I somewhat surprised the OP's post has ignited so...

I somewhat surprised the OP's post has ignited so much controversy and bickering. Whatever the reason film sales sure seem to have at least stabilized over the past 2~3 years. This after a...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By zuiko85
Probably a lot of people know these things. But...

Probably a lot of people know these things. But not everyone seeking to buy a camera does. So, for the neophyte such information may save them some money.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By zuiko85
Of course, he did leave out ‘bragging rights’ as...

Of course, he did leave out ‘bragging rights’ as a potential reason for getting the biggest or most expensive sensor/cameras. Although the perceived adulation is 99.9% only in the persons...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By zuiko85
Condensed version of the three...

Condensed version of the three articles.

‘Everything in photography is a trade off’
True of many aspects of life in general.
But, that said, he laid it out fairly succinctly.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-16-2019
Replies: 36
Views: 998
Posted By zuiko85
If I ever make a good image I’ll let you know.

If I ever make a good image I’ll let you know.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,846
Posted By zuiko85
These are my reasons, important to me and...

These are my reasons, important to me and possibly no one else.

#1. Donít want to pay postal rates going and coming. When C-41 processing was local you dropped it off when running other errands and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-12-2019
Replies: 121
Views: 3,846
Posted By zuiko85
I’m thinking that this good news varies a great...

I’m thinking that this good news varies a great deal by location. For some of us who still use film mail order has proved to be the barrier hard to overcome. Not just financially but I miss face to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2019
Replies: 137
Views: 11,824
Posted By zuiko85
One lens, one camera. Sounds great but. Most all...

One lens, one camera. Sounds great but. Most all my pootography (not a misspelling) takes place in my head first. Then I'll pick out what I think I need and revisit the location to see if I can...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-31-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By zuiko85
First off, congrats, those adapters are usually...

First off, congrats, those adapters are usually very expensive.
Now, to your question about the crop factor. Generally you can use the average of 1.4X.
But it really depends on what size enlargement...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,735
Posted By zuiko85
For what it's worth we were having the same silly...

For what it's worth we were having the same silly arguments back in the days before the internet.
I was selling cameras at Altman's in Chicago back in the early 70's and this "discussion" came...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-26-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,735
Posted By zuiko85
Leica is in the enviable position of being able...

Leica is in the enviable position of being able to price their goods high enough to actually make a profit.
At least making enough money that they can indulge in still making a couple of M film...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-23-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,205
Posted By zuiko85
Not sure how you will take this Nick,...

Not sure how you will take this Nick, but......Ken Rockwell agrees with you. In a June, 2008 article he calls the N75 "...among the best 35mm cameras ever made."
So you have bought a lot of camera...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-23-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By zuiko85
Leica never had this problem until they moved...

Leica never had this problem until they moved away from user replaceable sensors.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-22-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By zuiko85
I would call the Rollei and Nikon cameras you...

I would call the Rollei and Nikon cameras you mention premium compacts.
For my use the all mechanical (useable even without a battery) Olympus 35RC has, despite some quirks, met all my needs. But,...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-20-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 770
Posted By zuiko85
From what I can tell the price difference between...

From what I can tell the price difference between Gold 200 and Color Plus is miniscule at best. B&H doesn't carry it at all and amazon and wallymart prices for it are close (or higher) than you would...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-19-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,278
Posted By zuiko85
Thanks Chris, your real life experience with this...

Thanks Chris, your real life experience with this emerging technology is worth more than all the advertising blurbs.
On the one hand, m4:3 appeals to me for the small size and short register...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,278
Posted By zuiko85
Wonder if this falls under the reason; "Because I...

Wonder if this falls under the reason; "Because I can afford it."
Although that said, I'm not always sure just how these folks make their money.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-18-2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2,278
Posted By zuiko85
I have a question for Chris Crawford. How did you...

I have a question for Chris Crawford. How did you find the transition from an optical viewfinder to an electronic viewfinder? The few mirrorless cameras I've had a chance to look through have not...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-18-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By zuiko85
Somewhere on this planet somebody wants to buy...

Somewhere on this planet somebody wants to buy this ďcollectibleĒ (so called).
All you have to do is find that one person and then you will know what the Ďvalueí of your item is.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2019
Replies: 212
Views: 8,205
Posted By zuiko85
Well yes, if you just want to take pictures. But...

Well yes, if you just want to take pictures. But for us MMM (metal, manual, mechanical) snobs, who love to caress our cameras, fondle them as it were, these plasto-blob battery dependent abominations...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-07-2019
Replies: 100
Views: 4,056
Posted By zuiko85
Well I'll be, your right. Just checked my local...

Well I'll be, your right. Just checked my local target and my computer machine says they have some stock. No B&W though, but they can order it. Instant appears to be a growth area for film.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 03-01-2019
Replies: 112
Views: 5,646
Posted By zuiko85
Sometimes, as an observer, and an outsider (AKA...

Sometimes, as an observer, and an outsider (AKA film user with only a very dinky DSLR from 2007) I look into threads such as these. Please don't take this wrong but....these threads remind me one...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-27-2019
Replies: 47
Views: 2,367
Posted By zuiko85
Weren't the prices very high on these lenses?...

Weren't the prices very high on these lenses? Seems like I remember around the $1K range for some of their offerings.
Also sad that a lot of backers of their Kickstarter campaigns lost their money...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-26-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,400
Posted By zuiko85
"The 50mm lens and metaphysical doubt" Look it...

"The 50mm lens and metaphysical doubt"

Look it up.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-22-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By zuiko85
First of all, really nice shot! Now, this is...

First of all, really nice shot!
Now, this is what I don't get. If the moon is a sunlit object, then why couldn't a person start with the 'sunny 16' exposure calculation? Of course the moons dark...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2019
Replies: 163
Views: 5,727
Posted By zuiko85
All you've done Nick is get everyone to comment...

All you've done Nick is get everyone to comment about their personal preference. Which may not be your personal preference. So what. Anyway, 'pocketable', as we have seen means very different things...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 02-22-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By zuiko85
The stats are; for every 100mm of focal length...

The stats are; for every 100mm of focal length the image size of the moon is .9mm (point nine millimeters) diameter image size. Therefor 35mm would produce an image size of about .3 mm. I'd use a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-20-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,470
Posted By zuiko85
A convergence of increasing interest in film and...

A convergence of increasing interest in film and the aging of film cameras is sure increasing film camera prices. Well that and regular inflation. In 35mm desirable bodies, especially backed up by...
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By zuiko85
Watch that thing carefully and always support its...

Watch that thing carefully and always support its weight. It's a lot of stress on the regular lens hanging on the filter threads. I've seen front filter thread rings or whole front lens groups...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By zuiko85
Ah, 26,000 SEK, I misunderstood the OP figure to...

Ah, 26,000 SEK, I misunderstood the OP figure to mean 2,800 Kronor.
Now, 2,800+ USD, yeah, that is crazy. Cannot imagine anyone that gullible. With all the information out there on the web about...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By zuiko85
Well, if it is Swedish Krona then the OP title is...

Well, if it is Swedish Krona then the OP title is a bit misleading. That would be $308, not $2800 at current exchange rate. Still way high for a copy though.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-04-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,916
Posted By zuiko85
Meh. Even some single or doublet molded plastic...

Meh.
Even some single or doublet molded plastic lenses on simple cameras can have aspheric surfaces. You can tell by the way the surface reflects light.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,074
Posted By zuiko85
What I'd like to see from Ilford is single...

What I'd like to see from Ilford is single packets of liquid concentrate that mixed makes 1L of working strength paper developer or fixer. Perhaps this could be packaged in plastic foil packets such...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-03-2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1,074
Posted By zuiko85
Holy cow, $17.23 (at B&H) for two roll of 35mm!...

Holy cow, $17.23 (at B&H) for two roll of 35mm! No thanks! I'll stick with HC-110 and Ilford Rapid Fix concentrate for fixer.
I mix the HC-110 1:60 as a one shot, and the fixer keeps well. For film...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-03-2019
Replies: 71
Views: 1,854
Posted By zuiko85
Right hand up. But, I'm left eyed and the camera...

Right hand up. But, I'm left eyed and the camera body rests against my left cheek /nose.

I also shoot horizontal with the same hold....When using my Pen F.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By zuiko85
Okay, I just looked at the dried neg strip. Looks...

Okay, I just looked at the dried neg strip. Looks like I got something, exposure was based on the idea the moon is a sunlit object so I started at f5 and 1/500 for ISO 400 knowing that, a. A well...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By zuiko85
I'm not an astrophotographer but chanced on it...

I'm not an astrophotographer but chanced on it this morning taking out the trash. I ran back to the house and grabbed my half frame Pen F loaded with a 400 ISO B&W and mounted my longest lens, a...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-31-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By zuiko85
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 01-30-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,888
Posted By zuiko85
I see 'Pen F' in the title and get...

I see 'Pen F' in the title and get excited....only to realize the post is about a digital camera Olympus misnamed. Just like the only James Bond is Sean Connery , the only George Smiley is Alec...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-30-2019
Replies: 116
Views: 4,028
Posted By zuiko85
Well, it's a good thing HC-110 is so long...

Well, it's a good thing HC-110 is so long lasting. I have one unopened bottle of the US concentrate and one that has about 75% left so I'm set for a while. Might pick up another bottle from Freestyle...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,384
Posted By zuiko85
Good heavens, I had no idea of your upbringing...

Good heavens, I had no idea of your upbringing and background.
I'm a southern Indiana mutt. Mainly Scott-Irish with a fair bit of German and French. Born in 1949 and brought up by my parents (mainly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2019
Replies: 132
Views: 3,384
Posted By zuiko85
Although living in NYC you sound you would relate...

Although living in NYC you sound you would relate more to Dick Proenneke, that fellow who at age 50 moved to a remote location in Alaska, built a cabin, and lived there alone until his 80's. His...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-29-2019
Replies: 56
Views: 3,197
Posted By zuiko85
Just looked at the original KS campaign. This...

Just looked at the original KS campaign. This NINM Lab does not seen like the usual flakey KS creator. They actually shipped on time. They responded immediately to a backer problem.
After backing 4...
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