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Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 2,167
Posted By raydm6
Have to agree although I luckily never had...

Have to agree although I luckily never had remorse after buying.

For me a casual classic film camera shooter, I go through these phases:

Desire > Research > Acquire > Anticipate > Possess > Use >...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By raydm6
I don't post much myself but do check in everyday...

I don't post much myself but do check in everyday and am grateful for the community.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 541
Posted By raydm6
I'm no expert and may be way off, but I seem to...

I'm no expert and may be way off, but I seem to remember hearing the later IIIf's (with no screws holding the top-plate on) have the roller-bearing shutters? I really need to yield to the experts on...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By raydm6
Very nice! Like the atmosphere.

Very nice! Like the atmosphere.
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 6 Days Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 9,451
Posted By raydm6
My sincerest condolences to you Helen. I'm, so...

My sincerest condolences to you Helen. I'm, so very sorry...

Ray
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,362
Posted By raydm6
For those who haven't experienced a IIIf, the...

For those who haven't experienced a IIIf, the rangefinder viewport is 1.5x magnification.
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 47
Views: 1,362
Posted By raydm6
Cris, that is awesome. Happy for you and the...

Cris, that is awesome. Happy for you and the generosity RFF member O.C. Garza. Look forward to seeing your results. Hopefully, there's maybe some "Leica" cat pics of Sneaky in the bunch ;).

Agree on...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 1 Week Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 1,419
Posted By raydm6
Congratulations on your 1st Leica M! Good choice....

Congratulations on your 1st Leica M! Good choice. Best of luck choosing your 1st lens and Welcome to the forums.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By raydm6
Love these! Excellent timing and composition...

Love these! Excellent timing and composition Simon. Well done!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By raydm6
What uses 24 lenses all at the same time?

I thought it was a trick question and was going to say "A fly". :cool:

Should be interesting results Huss.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By raydm6
Thanks Tim, I was wondering about that and if it...

Thanks Tim, I was wondering about that and if it was a period correct camera.

Later, in Season 4 or 5, Sgt. Saunders is wearing a Rolex (Submariner?) before the model was introduced (1953).
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By raydm6
Combat! WWII - Female War Photographer

American TV series "Combat!" story line features female war photographer shooting Contax's?

COMBAT! s.1 ep.24: "No Hallelujahs for Glory" (1963)

https://youtu.be/JmAvKetGSuw
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 988
Posted By raydm6
Venice: Waiting for a Water Taxi - St. Mark's...

Venice: Waiting for a Water Taxi - St. Mark's Square


https://live.staticflickr.com/3823/11758802283_896af91888_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/iV5Wfp)
Venice 2013 (https://flic.kr/p/iV5Wfp) by rdc154...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By raydm6
Very nice Joe! I really like the "big-sister"...

Very nice Joe! I really like the "big-sister" image.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By raydm6
Man that's a tough one. All good suggestions...

Man that's a tough one. All good suggestions above.

Also, be careful not to distort the base-plate as you attempt to back out the bushing.

Just curious, any reason to not just leave the bushing in...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 212
Views: 9,451
Posted By raydm6
So very sorry to hear this Helen. :( Uplifting...

So very sorry to hear this Helen. :(

Uplifting thoughts, positive energy, and healing prayers to both you and Eric at this time. Best wishes... :angel:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By raydm6
Yes, true. I am LinkedIn to him...

Yes, true. I am LinkedIn to him (https://www.linkedin.com/in/youxin-ye-96a8796?trk=people-guest_profile-result-card_result-card_full-click).
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By raydm6
I'm no doctor (and don't want to appear...

I'm no doctor (and don't want to appear presumptuous as there are a lot of things out of our control) but all of the times I've been to Youxin's home, he appears pretty healthy to me and I predict...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By raydm6
Agree, I can't exactly figure it out. I'm going...

Agree, I can't exactly figure it out. I'm going to guess it's to keep tension on the film leader against the rotating wheel on the base-plate as exposed frames accumulate in the...
Forum: Chris Crawford 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 138
Views: 4,516
Posted By raydm6
Nice shot Chris. That kitty has so much soul and...

Nice shot Chris. That kitty has so much soul and personality. Great eye-contact!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 160
Views: 6,050
Posted By raydm6
For me personally, no. After purchasing M6, 35...

For me personally, no.

After purchasing M6, 35 f2 'Cron, and 90 f2.8 Thin Tele-Elmarit in the 80's, I've been buying all my Leica equipment used since then - (except for a couple of pair of new...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 98
Views: 2,241
Posted By raydm6
I keep a simple ASCII text file listed by film...

I keep a simple ASCII text file listed by film size:

Film in Cameras
---------------
35mm:
Nikon FM2 (empty)
Leica M6 (empty)
Argus C3 (Kodak UC 400) or Portra?
Leica IIIf RD (empty)
Leica IIIf RDST...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 3,548
Posted By raydm6
Is there a way to tell the difference in...

Is there a way to tell the difference in packaging between the old and new? Wondering if the bar code/UPC number is different?
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,496
Posted By raydm6
Very sophisticated strap/lug system.:)

Very sophisticated strap/lug system.:)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 729
Posted By raydm6
I'm thinking that...

I'm thinking that also.

https://www.nemeng.com/leica/039b.shtml

Also, some info somewhere in the old greenspun/photo.net board Leica archive...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-02-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 931
Posted By raydm6
Lovely shot indeed! I need to visit Germany some...

Lovely shot indeed! I need to visit Germany some day. Been to Italy & France. Love Europe.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-31-2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1,491
Posted By raydm6
When shooting film, I sometimes get a bit too...

When shooting film, I sometimes get a bit too contemplative and intensely focused and sort get into a tunnel-vision zone (totally oblivious to what's going on around me) and after taking the shot, I...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-29-2019
Replies: 38
Views: 1,605
Posted By raydm6
Just a guess but maybe some type of Polaroid...

Just a guess but maybe some type of Polaroid camera?
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-28-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,196
Posted By raydm6
Happened across this interesting link from...

Happened across this interesting link from another forum. http://www.spacecamera.co/
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-28-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By raydm6
Youxin Ye in Massachusetts....

Youxin Ye in Massachusetts. http://www.yyecamera.com/

M3 for sure. Not sure if he works on M6's.

Good luck.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-27-2019
Replies: 68
Views: 7,771
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/6171/6177425641_3617...

https://live.staticflickr.com/6171/6177425641_3617d6c17d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/apSVqD)
Nikon FM2 w/HK-14 Lens Hood for 20mm (https://flic.kr/p/apSVqD) by rdc154...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 07-26-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By raydm6
Thank you for these. She had an amazing eye,...

Thank you for these.

She had an amazing eye, sense of timing, and humor in some of her photographs. Love the one at the hairdressers while she's getting "coiffed". :)

Would have loved to hang out...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-23-2019
Replies: 23
Views: 768
Posted By raydm6
I had a friend who wasn't very photogenic or...

I had a friend who wasn't very photogenic or exited when looking into the camera so taking photo's in a more candid/unexpected fashion when she wasn't aware or looking at the camera, captured more...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-21-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,632
Posted By raydm6
More rigorous environmental/technical/operational...

More rigorous environmental/technical/operational considerations were applicable to the TV cameras obviously. Interesting reading:

Westinghouse Engineer (1968 pdf)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,632
Posted By raydm6
Interesting discussion about the 70mm film used by Nasa during the Apollo 11 Mission

Interesting reading of use of film from American Spy Balloons in 1950's.

http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/trackind/luna3/Luna3story.html#Film

It's plausible the film used on the Apollo Missions and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-18-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,632
Posted By raydm6
70mm Hasselblad Image Catalog Apollo...

70mm Hasselblad Image Catalog

Apollo 11

https://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/apollo/catalog/70mm/mission/?11


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Forum: Photography General Interest 07-12-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By raydm6
Digital Camera Sales Continue to Decrease

Yes. For me, iPhone 6 -> post-process in Snapseed -> post to Flickr.

Very convenient.


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Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-12-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,902
Posted By raydm6
Love the English humor starting at @3:17...

Love the English humor starting at @3:17 (https://youtu.be/KOTedHe-_lg?t=197) (he's at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival)

"...This camera is called a medium format. It gives you a bigger negative, so...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 07-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By raydm6
Original post is gone. Missed out on ffordes...

Original post is gone. Missed out on ffordes Leica camera sale.
Forum: Photography General Interest 07-10-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
Posted By raydm6
I rarely see digital cameras other than...

I rarely see digital cameras other than smartphones myself. My last digital purchase was a Canon S90 as I am more into vintage cameras anyway and use my iPhone for snaps.

My next digital purchase...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-10-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By raydm6
Now that you mentioned that, looks like the black...

Now that you mentioned that, looks like the black dial was retrofitted? (Slotted screw holding down the dial)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-10-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Posted By raydm6
Interesting. Thanks!

Interesting. Thanks!
Forum: Other RF 07-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By raydm6
Sweet camera/system! I though my vintage GAS was...

Sweet camera/system! I though my vintage GAS was over but perhaps not. :cool:
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-27-2019
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By raydm6
Photography Office

"Photography Office (http://www.photographyoffice.com)" - online B&W Gallery/Blog/Marketplace

Neat shot of Oskar Barnack at workbench w/Leica II w/slow speed front dial?

Oskar Barnack at his...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 06-26-2019
Replies: 108
Views: 4,791
Posted By raydm6
Without derailing the thread, can someone explain...

Without derailing the thread, can someone explain the meaning of the "Typ XXX" numbers? I couldn't find an explanation online.

I've seen it applied across various Model designations on their M...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-21-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By raydm6
To my untrained eyes, it looks real. Serial No....

To my untrained eyes, it looks real. Serial No. 951? Crazy! Should lens say 5cm rather than 50mm?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-21-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By raydm6
Four: and it doesn't hurt to ask that the...

Four: and it doesn't hurt to ask that the old/replaced parts be returned to you; at least this is how it works with reputable watch repairers.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-21-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,804
Posted By raydm6
Thumbs up Just reporting in... ...working lightning fast...

Just reporting in... ...working lightning fast for me today.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,896
Posted By raydm6
More in-depth description of new back and...

More in-depth description of new back and controls @2:45 - https://youtu.be/BRzknEsSzfo?t=165

https://www.kamerabild.se/sites/kamerabild.se/files/styles/article_image/public/locales.png?itok=SvDZU5Gk
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,896
Posted By raydm6
Cool video juxtaposing metaphors for...

Cool video juxtaposing metaphors for analog/digital technology (no 907x in video however - using a 501cm):

CFV II 50C: Our legacy, Your future (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNJPmk5wIHw)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,896
Posted By raydm6
https://www.thephoblographer.com/wp-content/upload...

https://www.thephoblographer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CFVII5-770x513.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,896
Posted By raydm6
According to PDN...

According to PDN (https://www.pdnonline.com/gear/cameras/medium-format/hasselblad-cfv-ii-50c/#) (43.8 x 32.9 mm)

Could that be correct?
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,896
Posted By raydm6
The body profile is nuts! I guess removing the...

The body profile is nuts! I guess removing the crank facilitates that. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,896
Posted By raydm6
Yes. Forward and backward compatible. "...Bridge...

Yes. Forward and backward compatible.

"...Bridge the past and the present with the modernized CFV II 50C attached to a classic Hasselblad V System camera. Merge the CFV II 50C with the 907X to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-19-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 3,896
Posted By raydm6
https://www.imaging-resource.com/ee_uploads/news/8...

https://www.imaging-resource.com/ee_uploads/news/8998/cfvii_907x_grip_vf_45frontright.jpg

https://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2019/06/19/hasselblad-announces-50-megapixel-medium-format-mirrorless-x...
Forum: Travel 06-19-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By raydm6
I have no practical tips to speak of. I just...

I have no practical tips to speak of. I just captured this reflected partial at my parent's back porch. Good luck!

https://live.staticflickr.com/1213/4726467863_ae6e50bc4a_b.jpg...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-18-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,804
Posted By raydm6
So far I'm not having problems w/Firefox Quantum...

So far I'm not having problems w/Firefox Quantum 67.0.3 (64-bit) on an iMac Retina 5K.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,334
Posted By raydm6
I'm sure in 81 more years, that 1932 Leica III...

I'm sure in 81 more years, that 1932 Leica III will still be humming along (assuming it's treated with care). Whether film is available, that's another question...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By raydm6
Love the design. I want one! :)

Love the design. I want one! :)
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 06-18-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,334
Posted By raydm6
Interesting! I enjoyed the photos. Thanks very...

Interesting! I enjoyed the photos. Thanks very much for doing this.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 06-13-2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1,379
Posted By raydm6
35mm film cases

Yes! That is what I was thinking of. I have one buried in a box somewhere around here....
Forum: Film vs Digital 06-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,634
Posted By raydm6
I know up my way, they don't do any film...

I know up my way, they don't do any film processing anymore (nor CVS). Not sure if it has been eliminated nationally.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By raydm6
For me, I usually go by other folks' images on...

For me, I usually go by other folks' images on 'net and forums (but I'm usually buying an older/vintage lenses).
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 06-05-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 1,184
Posted By raydm6
Thumbs up Nice work and nice job!

Nice work and nice job!
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,449
Posted By raydm6
I have one of his rare 4x5 pinhole/zone-plate...

I have one of his rare 4x5 pinhole/zone-plate field cameras. Shot film with a Polaroid 545i holder in the past. Hope the film comes back some day. I could shoot 4x5 negatives but too lazy at the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,449
Posted By raydm6
The angle is misleading. Here is the body...

The angle is misleading. Here is the body cap:


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47996124143_3d1559f6ec_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g8fFxM)
Kevin Finney Pinhole Body Cap (https://flic.kr/p/2g8fFxM)...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,449
Posted By raydm6
Lol... :) ...

Lol... :)


https://live.staticflickr.com/3298/3243260027_c9168fa4f7.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/5WAydk)
Rear View (https://flic.kr/p/5WAydk) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-03-2019
Replies: 46
Views: 2,449
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47995818422_25...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47995818422_25c6f90235_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2g8e7EJ)
Leica M6 | Winder-M | Finney Pinhole Body Cap f/128 @30mm (https://flic.kr/p/2g8e7EJ) by rdc154...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 05-31-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 945
Posted By raydm6
The R4 was my 1st Leica. They *do* feel nice in...

The R4 was my 1st Leica. They *do* feel nice in the hand. Then, the M-bug hit me and I traded that, lens w/cash for an M6 & 35-cron v4 in 1985 and still have them :)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-29-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,401
Posted By raydm6
No. .......

No. .......
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By raydm6
Fire-Engine Red!!

Fire-Engine Red!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By raydm6
"EasyMeasure" phone app

"EasyMeasure" phone app
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By raydm6
Yes looks like some kind of Franken-Hybrid.

Yes looks like some kind of Franken-Hybrid.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 05-11-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 2,199
Posted By raydm6
Wink Man, this is like finding out the Easter Bunny...

Man, this is like finding out the Easter Bunny isn't real! ;)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-10-2019
Replies: 3,053
Views: 482,331
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46898003065_71...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46898003065_71c95ccd02_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2esdwpK)
NYC - Zuccotti Park (https://flic.kr/p/2esdwpK) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By raydm6
Smile Classic scene :)

Classic scene :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47677200181_52...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47677200181_52c550936f_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fD57yM)
Paris - Montmartre (https://flic.kr/p/2fD57yM) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46761205425_11...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46761205425_1172472185_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ef8peK)
Paris - Place des Vosges (https://flic.kr/p/2ef8peK) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By raydm6
W/NW: "Knockers"

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40710827283_a7e88e7f4a_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/252tCBe)
Paris -Invalides (https://flic.kr/p/252tCBe) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-21-2019
Replies: 62
Views: 5,047
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33781116218_9f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33781116218_9fb28a404d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Tt83Wf)
Paris - Montmartre (https://flic.kr/p/Tt83Wf) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,017
Posted By raydm6
Thank you David! Sent from my iPhone using...

Thank you David!


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-19-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,017
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33768445208_b8...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33768445208_b89976ce56_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ts17hy)
Notre Dame, Wedding & Love Locks (https://flic.kr/p/Ts17hy) by rdc154...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,017
Posted By raydm6
Beautiful photos all! Thanks for sharing. Would...

Beautiful photos all! Thanks for sharing. Would love to see more.


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Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-16-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,017
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46704871985_bd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46704871985_bd6dc22c4c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ea9Fgx)
Notre Dame, Detail (https://flic.kr/p/2ea9Fgx) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,017
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47616797691_4e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47616797691_4e9857c9ef_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fxJx1x)
Notre Dame (https://flic.kr/p/2fxJx1x) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 3,017
Posted By raydm6
Notre Dame

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46892453644_12e698b3af_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2erJ5L5)
Notre Dame (https://flic.kr/p/2erJ5L5) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-15-2019
Replies: 687
Views: 86,474
Posted By raydm6
The Maine Coast

iPhone 6 + Snapseed


https://live.staticflickr.com/7813/33576544738_b8023a80eb_k.jpg

by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr. Ogunquit, Maine #1, Summer 2018
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-08-2019
Replies: 264
Views: 17,530
Posted By raydm6
Deepest Sympathy to Frances & Family. R.I.P...

Deepest Sympathy to Frances & Family.


R.I.P Roger.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-29-2019
Replies: 104
Views: 10,428
Posted By raydm6
My favorite also (on M6) and use one on my FM2 as...

My favorite also (on M6) and use one on my FM2 as well


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,589
Posted By raydm6
That's crazy, mine is mint and I have the case,...

That's crazy, mine is mint and I have the case, box, and manual. I can probably get over $600! :cool:


I'll hang on to it though...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By raydm6
Although I don't know the year acquired, I have...

Although I don't know the year acquired, I have fond memories of my Dad taking 16mm home movies of us on his Revere (https://www.madeinchicagomuseum.com/single-post/revere-camera-co) Model 16...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1,045
Posted By raydm6
Brett, very nice shot! In an apparent gas...

Brett, very nice shot!

In an apparent gas attack, I ended up buying a Contaflex Super B w/2.8 50mm Tessar but haven't shot with it yet. It's been back a few times for repair and I think it's working...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 03-13-2019
Replies: 87
Views: 42,953
Posted By raydm6
I have a hard time voting. I have two IIIfs and...

I have a hard time voting. I have two IIIfs and enjoy shooting with them.

However, just this past week, as I was browsing around, I picked up a IIa w/f2 Xenon and case in good condition at a...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 03-12-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By raydm6
Nice shot Huss. I bought mine new in the late...

Nice shot Huss. I bought mine new in the late 80's I believe and still have it w/leather case/pouch. Love the form factor and ease of use as you mentioned.


Lens is 1:2.8/40 and...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By raydm6
What is odd is that when I point the lens up...

What is odd is that when I point the lens up towards the ceiling or down towards the floor and focus the lens, all the resistance disappears. Strange.


I can't visualize the internal mechanics, but...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-28-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By raydm6
I don't know the answer myself but am curious as...

I don't know the answer myself but am curious as to the cause:


I have an LTM 50 'Cron and it exhibits similar behavior. It's more like resistance feel. But only 1-way.


I feel it when the lens...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-29-2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1,842
Posted By raydm6
Lol :) For me: The year NASA was established...

Lol :)

For me:
The year NASA was established (https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nasa-established) :p
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,667
Posted By raydm6
Thanks! My other IIIf RDST (w/SBOOI, Summicron,...

Thanks! My other IIIf RDST (w/SBOOI, Summicron, Leicavit):

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7881/46168789494_6305fc50d7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dkM7BY)
Leica IIIf RDST w/5cm Summicron & SBOOI...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,667
Posted By raydm6
Thanks Erik!

Thanks Erik!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,667
Posted By raydm6
Thanks for the correction Erik. It was an...

Thanks for the correction Erik. It was an assumption on my part. Looks like they are chrome.

I do have two late version Silver SBOOI's with the grip grooves on each IIIf and love them to bits. I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 4,667
Posted By raydm6
This thread is tempting especially with the...

This thread is tempting especially with the beautiful examples posted.

I have two IIIf's (one w/Summitar & other w/collapsible 'Cron) but am itching to get a Black Enamel/Nickel II or III with an...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-24-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By raydm6
I wonder if Don might have one in inventory...

I wonder if Don might have one in inventory although I don't see one listed on his website:
https://www.dagcamera.com/apps/search?q=speed
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,804
Posted By raydm6
Flickriver is also...

Flickriver is also working...


http://flickriver.com/about/
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-09-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By raydm6
Nice. It has a cool period feel.

Nice. It has a cool period feel.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-09-2019
Replies: 240
Views: 6,804
Posted By raydm6
Not working for me an hour ago... ....now...

Not working for me an hour ago...


....now working...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2018
Replies: 108
Views: 3,443
Posted By raydm6
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3604/3356007389_802...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3604/3356007389_80222c6196_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/67yq5n)
Cemetary #2 - Shadows (https://flic.kr/p/67yq5n) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-29-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 842
Posted By raydm6
IIIf/RD & Summitar group/portrait shots (Kodak...

IIIf/RD & Summitar group/portrait shots (Kodak Gold 200):


https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/8058919285_1bd31fc199_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dh94We)Cousins #2 (https://flic.kr/p/dh94We) by rdc154...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 11-27-2018
Replies: 78
Views: 2,528
Posted By raydm6
I use mine (currently an iPhone 6) for quick...

I use mine (currently an iPhone 6) for quick snaps - nothing creative - although my Avatar was taken with an iPhone 4 during a walk at my old company's parking lot mid-afternon.


Some nice work...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-28-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By raydm6
The "Exposure Triangle"?

Is the "Exposure Triangle" (relationship between aperture, shutter speed, and ISO) a new term/concept that has recently appeared?

I must admit, with over 40+ years practicing amateur photography, I...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-14-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3,343
Posted By raydm6
Budget or low-maintenance watches have their...

Budget or low-maintenance watches have their virtues. I have a few.

But, I just sent my Omega Speedmaster Pro off for repair (broken mainspring and due for service anyway).

Service Bill = $750 USD....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-14-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3,343
Posted By raydm6
I admit to enjoying a fine cigar now and then and...

I admit to enjoying a fine cigar now and then and have a small collection of lighters but nothing fancy. Lighter bling pics? :cool::D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 07-14-2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3,343
Posted By raydm6
Nah... just a lighter...

Nah... just a lighter (https://www.leicastoremanchester.com/st-dupont-095-lighter.html) :D


https://static.webshopapp.com/shops/217745/files/147297083/800x700x2/st-dupont-095-lighter.jpg
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 04-01-2018
Replies: 137
Views: 4,811
Posted By raydm6
Among my many analog film cameras, I enjoy Leica...

Among my many analog film cameras, I enjoy Leica film rangefinders the most: M2, M6 Classic, and two IIIf's. They are worth it to me for their organic ease-of-use (maybe a bit less-so for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-27-2018
Replies: 41
Views: 1,834
Posted By raydm6
Sill in it. Last Digital camera purchase - a...

Sill in it. Last Digital camera purchase - a Canon S90 and iPhone 6 :D

Been on a manual camera buying spree (a bit of gas) the past few years:
Kodak Retina Reflex III w/Schneider-Kreuznach...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 8,286
Posted By raydm6
The SWC/M is indeed tempting as well! :cool:

The SWC/M is indeed tempting as well! :cool:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-31-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 8,286
Posted By raydm6
I purchased a new 501CM w/80 CF, 50 CF, and 150...

I purchased a new 501CM w/80 CF, 50 CF, and 150 CF lenses and a couple of A12 backs in the 80's. Bitten by the Leica bug having owned a R4 SLR and wanting to try the rangefinder experience, I traded...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2017
Replies: 81
Views: 3,360
Posted By raydm6
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5506/9999465776_b834...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5506/9999465776_b834430b36_b.jpg
Florence, Italy - 2013 (iPhone 4)
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-18-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By raydm6
Brett, thank you so much for the incredibly...

Brett, thank you so much for the incredibly detailed response! Wow!

I will try and clean the Pro-Tessars myself. Maybe use this (Lubit-8 Super Oil with PTFE...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 07-16-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By raydm6
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B CLA Resources?

Hello, I recently purchased a Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super B w/50mm 2.8 Tessar along with the three supplementary Pro-Tessar lenses: 35mm f3.2, 85mm f3.2, and 115mm f4.

All are in excellent cosmetic...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 07-06-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,550
Posted By raydm6
Yes! Definitely. I own a mint, cased, Retina...

Yes! Definitely.

I own a mint, cased, Retina Reflex III SLR with a Retina-Xenon 50mm 1.9 (meter is working also) which I purchased in a consignment shop for little money and sent both from Boston to...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-14-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,787
Posted By raydm6
Looks like a Kodak Retina Reflex III or IV?

Looks like a Kodak Retina Reflex III or IV?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,787
Posted By raydm6
What is interesting, is that they rent out some...

What is interesting, is that they rent out some of the common space for wedding ceremonies (two occurred while we were there) and I didn't notice any analog cameras. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,787
Posted By raydm6
Glad to say my camera is mint! Although I didn't...

Glad to say my camera is mint! Although I didn't bring any film cameras with me; just an iPhone 6. :)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6171/6177425641_3617d6c17d_z.jpg
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-11-2017
Replies: 90
Views: 4,787
Posted By raydm6
Strange coincidence this thread. I just stayed...

Strange coincidence this thread. I just stayed 2-nights at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa in Clearwater, Florida.

And, I own an FM2! :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,108
Posted By raydm6
Very nice results. Love the signature of the...

Very nice results. Love the signature of the Summitar.

Youxin does nice work. He also serviced my IIIf's, Summitar, and Collapsible 'Cron.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By raydm6
Thanks all for the responses. Since Bay 1 Filters...

Thanks all for the responses. Since Bay 1 Filters seem reasonable (compared to the Bay II/III prices), I may invest in a Rolleinar 1 set to play around with. The 2 and 3 might be a bit much for me in...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By raydm6
Ok thanks Frank. That makes sense. Just did an...

Ok thanks Frank. That makes sense. Just did an internet search. The Rolleinars look interesting. Huge DOF dropoff. Not too gimmicky if used the right way I suppose.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By raydm6
Reason for Bayonet Mount on TLR Viewing Lens

I own a Rolleicord Vb Type 2 and use Bay 1 Filters and a Lens Hood on the taking lens.

I am trying to find info for the reason for the Bayonet mount on the viewing lens but cannot find anything...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-30-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6,206
Posted By raydm6
I purchased a '58 button rewind M2 and '66...

I purchased a '58 button rewind M2 and '66 Summaron 2.8 w/hood package off ebay a few years back just fresh from a Kindermann CLA. This combo seems just so right together. I hope you are happy with...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,551
Posted By raydm6
A lot of my favorites are mentioned here and some...

A lot of my favorites are mentioned here and some new ones I've never heard of. Thank you.

I will be a little pedestrian and say Ansel Adams. I was influenced by his books early on and I just think...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 03-21-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By raydm6
If you can't find a local resource to fix your...

If you can't find a local resource to fix your camera, I can highly recommend Youxin Ye in Massachusetts (USA) http://www.yyecamera.com.

He CLA'd both my IIIf's, a Summitar, and a Collapsible...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-09-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By raydm6
Stay away from the "Fungars". I heard they are...

Stay away from the "Fungars". I heard they are bad performers.

https://1.img-dpreview.com/files/g/TS940x940~1499411.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 2,605
Posted By raydm6
I am resurrecting this thread because I too just...

I am resurrecting this thread because I too just acquired some Contarex GAS and have been drooling over articles and image in the internet.

I would just love to acquire a fully working Contarex...
Forum: Tom Abrahamsson of RapidWinder.com 01-07-2017
Replies: 354
Sticky: RIP Tom A
Views: 51,619
Posted By raydm6
So very sad to hear. Tom was a kind gentleman and...

So very sad to hear. Tom was a kind gentleman and a beautiful soul.

He will be missed.

Condolences to his family and those close to him.

RIP Tom.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-15-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,232
Posted By raydm6
UPDATE: Received an email from Chris yesterday...

UPDATE: Received an email from Chris yesterday that my camera arrived safely. Took approx. 7 days.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-08-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,232
Posted By raydm6
Yes, Chris was very specific on what to write on...

Yes, Chris was very specific on what to write on the Customs Declaration Form.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-08-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,232
Posted By raydm6
Usps

I just mailed a 2.5 lb. package from Massachusetts (USA) - a Kodak Retina Reflex III w/50mm 1.9 Schneider Xenon - to Chris Sherlock at Retina Rescue (http://www.retinarescue.com)in New Zealand.

He...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-24-2016
Replies: 102
Views: 6,914
Posted By raydm6
It may be difficult to get one at your budget...

It may be difficult to get one at your budget with lens; however, they are addicting once you hold one. And if you would like to add accessories (hoods, filters, finders), then that's another black...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-22-2016
Replies: 101
Views: 6,135
Posted By raydm6
Yet another... 1958 M2 Button w/Self-Timer....

Yet another...

1958 M2 Button w/Self-Timer. Mated w/1966 35 Summaron-M 2.8.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-16-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,721
Posted By raydm6
Youxin disassembled and cleaned a 5cm Collapsible...

Youxin disassembled and cleaned a 5cm Collapsible Summicron for me this past Fall while I was at his home. Very cool to watch a lens being taken apart.

Cleaned all the gunk off the aperture blades...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-19-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 3,137
Posted By raydm6
I have the Leica Winder M (14402) on my M6 and...

I have the Leica Winder M (14402) on my M6 and not the current Motor Winder M (14408) - not sure if you have the latter - and also feel the recoil when pressing the shutter button (normal behavior)....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-10-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By raydm6
5cm Collapsible Summicron w/Kodak Ektar 100

These birthday party remembrance snapshots from a week ago are from a recently CLA'd Leica IIIf and 5cm Collapsible Summicron. Youxin did a nice job cleaning camera and lens. Watching an LTM lens...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 04-15-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 3,517
Posted By raydm6
Always happy with Youxin's work. I am fortunate I...

Always happy with Youxin's work. I am fortunate I can hand deliver my cameras there.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-01-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,820
Posted By raydm6
Thumbs up Youxin! I have been to his home several times and...

Youxin! I have been to his home several times and watched him work on my IIIf's and LTM glass. Very nice man and of course quite capable.

Haven't used him for my M's as they haven't needed any...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-24-2016
Replies: 103
Views: 6,894
Posted By raydm6
No MAJOR regrets for me. But MINOR regret for...

No MAJOR regrets for me. But MINOR regret for *not buying* (after shooting a roll with) a custom-made Palm Press 6x9 camera w/Schneider lens by Gus Kayafas...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By raydm6
Thanks for posting this. I recently acquired a...

Thanks for posting this. I recently acquired a IIIf w/Leicavit here at RFF and am experiencing the same problem. When I sat with Youxin, he mentioned this is a common issue. I wasn't aware of the...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-17-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,229
Posted By raydm6
Nice capture Dan! Like the 'blad chimney finder!

Nice capture Dan! Like the 'blad chimney finder!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-09-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 2,264
Posted By raydm6
Good luck, always enjoy your posts and welcome...

Good luck, always enjoy your posts and welcome back.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-09-2016
Replies: 205
Views: 27,561
Posted By raydm6
Yes, in 1985: M6, 35 Summicron, 90 Thin...

Yes, in 1985: M6, 35 Summicron, 90 Thin Tele-Elmarit (all else below in sig, used)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,061
Posted By raydm6
Second the M6 and add a SVGOO bright-line when...

Second the M6 and add a SVGOO bright-line when shooting the 90.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-24-2015
Replies: 126
Views: 11,205
Posted By raydm6
IIIf's with or w/o a Luigi case :p M's Miss my...

IIIf's with or w/o a Luigi case :p
M's
Miss my Hasselblad 501 C/M w/80 CF Planar (I may pick one up one of these days)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-24-2015
Replies: 245
Views: 28,677
Posted By raydm6
Omega Seamaster Professional (2254.50), Omega...

Omega Seamaster Professional (2254.50), Omega Seamaster De Ville, and Omega Speedmaster Professional (3570.50) "Moonwatch". (Sorry, no wrist shots)....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-22-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,150
Posted By raydm6
Beautiful rig Rico! Love the SCNOO!

Beautiful rig Rico! Love the SCNOO!
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 12-17-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 6,431
Posted By raydm6
Agree on unreliability of CD's. I have some have...

Agree on unreliability of CD's. I have some have developed "bubbles".
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-17-2015
Replies: 74
Views: 6,150
Posted By raydm6
For me, the SBOOI (have one for each IIIf I own)...

For me, the SBOOI (have one for each IIIf I own) and the other Leitz bright-line finders: for 90 (SVGOO) and 135 (SHOOC).
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-13-2015
Replies: 157
Views: 22,213
Posted By raydm6
Most-Hated M Model? Most-Forgotten M Model? M1?...

Most-Hated M Model?

Most-Forgotten M Model? M1? :D No respect (http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2010/10/13/the-forgotten-leica-the-m1-by-konstantinos-besios/)...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 12-13-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,407
Posted By raydm6
In agreement with Doug, if you like to shoot a...

In agreement with Doug, if you like to shoot a lot of B&W, then save up for a 35 Summaron 2.8 (non-goggled version). Great match for the M2. Check out some images in this thread...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,071
Posted By raydm6
Why shoot a Barnack?...

Why shoot a Barnack? (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153445)

Because there are still people around who can fix them and extend their usefulness over many more decades so we...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By raydm6
Yes, Erik got it right in this post...

Yes, Erik got it right in this post (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2098058&postcount=7) :D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-22-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 7,188
Posted By raydm6
IIIf RD/SBOOI - Coated Summitar IIIf RD...

IIIf RD/SBOOI - Coated Summitar
IIIf RD ST/Leicavit/SBOOI - Summicron (Collapsible)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-08-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,845
Posted By raydm6
Yes. (Actually the term is reflected). Slide the...

Yes. (Actually the term is reflected). Slide the dome over center for incident light readings. I have a Luna Pro SBC. Great meters.

Good luck!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-25-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,913
Posted By raydm6
Nathan, I've never used the Elmar 2.8 but these...

Nathan, I've never used the Elmar 2.8 but these (if it helps) are Summitar shots (albeit not wide open - more like f8 and group shots indoors/outdoors) using Kodak Gold 200. The Summitar is a 1949...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By raydm6
Yikes! :eek:

Yikes! :eek:
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-02-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,440
Posted By raydm6
Sorry, I just purchased this...

Sorry, I just purchased this (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=48198) :):):) Crazy! I love their old stuff!! :D
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-02-2015
Replies: 824
Views: 84,440
Posted By raydm6
As a hobbyist, my last new Leica camera purchase...

As a hobbyist, my last new Leica camera purchase was in 1985 (M6 & 35 'cron v.4). Shortly thereafter, purchased a 90 Tele-Elmarit 'thin' at a local/regional department store with a photo dept....
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,355
Posted By raydm6
Yes, Ansel Adams. This large version shows...

Yes, Ansel Adams. This large version shows (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/Ansel_Adams_and_camera.jpg) a Weston Master II meter? ...but I cannot tell for sure. Cannot make out...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 02-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,806
Posted By raydm6
Youxin is a very nice man and human being with a...

Youxin is a very nice man and human being with a passion for Leica's.

What more can you say about a person who invites you to their home and let's you sit with them and watch while he works on your...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-03-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By raydm6
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Bird, Fountain : Siena (Tuscany), Italy (Summer 2013)
Forum: Argus RF 09-06-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 10,630
Posted By raydm6
Very nice work rwintle. Keep shooting with that...

Very nice work rwintle. Keep shooting with that "brick"! :)
Forum: Argus RF 08-20-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 6,661
Posted By raydm6
Great job farlymac! Are the lens changes easy on...

Great job farlymac! Are the lens changes easy on the C3 out in the filed? I just have the standard Cintar but read you need to unscrew things to change the lens? ...Unless of course you're carrying...
Forum: Argus RF 08-16-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 6,661
Posted By raydm6
Nice job Corran! Thanks for posting those. I wish...

Nice job Corran! Thanks for posting those. I wish I had the time to shoot a roll recently but will enjoy others images as they become available. Keep 'em coming!
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-13-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,837
Posted By raydm6
Mostly PhotoScape...

Mostly PhotoScape (http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/index.php) (Editor). Very simple UI, free & easy to use.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-13-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 5,254
Posted By raydm6
Ong, really like this shot! Good one!

Ong, really like this shot! Good one!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-23-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,122
Posted By raydm6
Same here, went back in time: 1st, M6.. then...

Same here, went back in time: 1st, M6.. then IIIf... then M2...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 07-23-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 5,658
Posted By raydm6
If they were my grand kids, I think I would have...

If they were my grand kids, I think I would have liked to have some stills of the trip besides videos.

I don't take that many videos myself opting to take more photos instead, but love watching my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2,538
Posted By raydm6
Yes, get one! I just purchased one here this...

Yes, get one!

I just purchased one here this week on RFF from bherman (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/photopost-classifieds/member.php/uid/5953/username/bherman) (Brad) for my Vb Type 2!. He has a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-29-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By raydm6
A camera that comes pre-loaded with pictures!...

A camera that comes pre-loaded with pictures! Who'da thunk'! :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-19-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 2,617
Posted By raydm6
Wow! Well done! Nice examples of the SBOOI are...

Wow! Well done! Nice examples of the SBOOI are going for big bucks.

The dotted line is there to alert you to parallax errors when focusing at close distances. Use it as a guideline and keep the...
Forum: Argus RF 04-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,565
Posted By raydm6
Thanks for all the kind comments. One thing to...

Thanks for all the kind comments.

One thing to watch out for with the C3 is tendency to double-expose. I thought I had more of these on this roll but was lucky to just have this one. (I believe I...
Forum: Argus RF 04-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,565
Posted By raydm6
Argus C3 and Kodak Portra 400

Just wanted share some recent shots with the C3, the marvelous Cintar lens, and Kodak Portra 400.

I was limited by the 1/300 shutter speed on the outside shots (needed about 1/500) and was hand...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-23-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By raydm6
Very Nice job Nick! Love the irony of this last...

Very Nice job Nick!

Love the irony of this last shot (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aVJtA3NYx2Q/Uy3baKC-NmI/AAAAAAAAGto/w-sScLhsp-s/s3200/DSC04266-Edit.jpg)! :)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-08-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 2,242
Posted By raydm6
:D LOL! :p

:D LOL! :p
Forum: Argus RF 03-05-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 10,630
Posted By raydm6
Agreed! Nice job! I also found a nice C3 with...

Agreed! Nice job!

I also found a nice C3 with leather case at an antique co-op for $15. Mine is stiff as well but usable. I'd like to lube it but am afraid of taking the camera apart. :( You're...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 02-14-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 6,381
Posted By raydm6
I gave my younger sister an old Fujifilm FinePix...

I gave my younger sister an old Fujifilm FinePix 6800 camera which I payed a lot for in the day but she hardly uses it as she ended up getting an Android phone :) But, I felt good giving it away.

I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-12-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 3,948
Posted By raydm6
3 Leitz Bright-lines: SBOOI (5cm) permanently on...

3 Leitz Bright-lines:
SBOOI (5cm) permanently on my IIIf/Summitar rig
SVGOO (9cm) & SHOOC (13.5cm) in my bag then on my M6 when the need arises.
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By raydm6
Nice colors for a B&W Film :)

Nice colors for a B&W Film :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By raydm6
Welcome and congrats on the IIIf. Hope it's fixed...

Welcome and congrats on the IIIf. Hope it's fixed soon. I know you are in the UK, but as mentioned, Youxin Ye in the US is excellent. He worked on my gummy IIIf and Summitar aperture ring during a...
Forum: Travel 01-04-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By raydm6
Nice photos! Glad your backup camera saved the...

Nice photos! Glad your backup camera saved the day. Had a similar problem in Venice this past September but not with any of my film cameras.

I decided to travel lite and just enjoy the trip with my...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-17-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 9,089
Posted By raydm6
This may have been posted here before... Paal...

This may have been posted here before...

Paal Audestad's worn-out/rebuilt M4 (Repair of a Legend (http://blog.leica-camera.com/leica-news/repair-of-a-legend/))...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-16-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,185
Posted By raydm6
I agree with Vince. I recently got back from a...

I agree with Vince. I recently got back from a one week trip to Venice/Florence/Tuscany with my girlfriend. Took 1,857 photos (iPhone4 & Canon S90). Never done that before :D. Lots of nice...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,291
Posted By raydm6
Thumbs up Yes! Agreed! Have one on my IIIf/Summitar combo...

Yes! Agreed! Have one on my IIIf/Summitar combo also. Also like the 90/135 Leitz BL finders. (Link (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1302413&postcount=12))
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-20-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 3,356
Posted By raydm6
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8286/7772056648_24e6...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8286/7772056648_24e6240e37_o.jpg
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-30-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 8,937
Posted By raydm6
My new girlfriend is into French & Italian...

My new girlfriend is into French & Italian designer bags, shoes, and accessories. I now have a new appreciation of my Luigi half-cases :D
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-30-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3,766
Posted By raydm6
Here.........

Here...... (http://photo.net/leica-rangefinders-forum/00Xqaq)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-25-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,952
Posted By raydm6
Weather Report - c. 1980 @ Berklee Performance Center

Dave, not recent and not exactly a club but...

....Shot these while I was a student at Berklee...

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Joe Zawinal, Wayne Shorter,...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By raydm6
"Leica Display...

"Leica Display (http://www.ebay.com/sch/?_nkw=leica%20display&clk_rvr_id=456325307169)" link to eBay... Some crazy prices here! :(

Good luck with the man-cam cave :)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-04-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 14,372
Posted By raydm6
Pre-Leica era 35mm Cameras (Link)

Here:

http://corsopolaris.net/supercameras/early/early_135.html
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 2,895
Posted By raydm6
Don't think I can part with mine. It's a nice...

Don't think I can part with mine. It's a nice contrast shooting with an M then switching to an LTM.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-20-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,162
Posted By raydm6
Congratulations! I think $349 is a good deal...

Congratulations! I think $349 is a good deal considering it had a recent Leica CLA.

I spent a lot more for my mint IIIf RD w/Summitar but I feel it was worth it. I mean, the way I look at it, they...
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