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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 801
Posted By raydm6
Bingo! She came to mind. My thoughts...

Bingo! She came to mind. My thoughts exactly.

For me, I think I've become more of an amateur vintage camera collector who shoots occasional photographs. :p
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 385
Posted By raydm6
My thoughts also. Good suggestion. Not sure if it...

My thoughts also. Good suggestion. Not sure if it needs cleaning but Youxin dismantled my Collapsible Summicron. Cleaned the elements and lubed the helical. Did a great job.

Might be worth have him...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,307
Posted By raydm6
Lot's 'o Leicas in there :p

Lot's 'o Leicas in there :p
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By raydm6
Hooray! >> For 10K!! << Congratulations and...

Hooray! >> For 10K!! << Congratulations and thanks!
Forum: Photography General Interest 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By raydm6
Amazing work! Thanks for the link Huss!

Amazing work! Thanks for the link Huss!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By raydm6
His homepage/bio/portfolios:...

His homepage/bio/portfolios: https://www.quadriga.fr/artists/photography/alexis-armanet
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By raydm6
The color palette is lovely. I can barely make...

The color palette is lovely. I can barely make out the film type in the right-hand border: Is it "Portra 400"?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By raydm6
Yes, I didn't either. I was pleasantly surprised...

Yes, I didn't either. I was pleasantly surprised myself!
(From:...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By raydm6
RIP: Kenny Rogers … the photographer

http://sportsandentertainmentnashville.com/kenny-rogers-the-photographer/
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 6,603
Posted By raydm6
I won't be acquiring anything anytime soon. I...

I won't be acquiring anything anytime soon. I have enough film in the 'fridge and more than enough cameras.

Although, in the past few months, I went through a pre-pandemic GAS spree acquiring a...
Forum: Chris Crawford 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,653
Views: 385,600
Posted By raydm6
I'm enjoying your photographs Chris and the...

I'm enjoying your photographs Chris and the historical narrative.

Question on the above photo: Are those sidewalk delivery grates or rubber mats from the business? Reason I ask is that one seems a...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 115
Views: 5,643
Posted By raydm6
No photos - although my favorite tuna fish was...

No photos - although my favorite tuna fish was out of stock - but things seem a little calmer today at the grocery store. Check-out lines were starting at the back of the store and taking 20-30...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 1,300
Posted By raydm6
Interesting question Helen. I enjoy color...

Interesting question Helen. I enjoy color photographs but they don't grip me as much as B&W. To me, B&W is more dramatic/cinematic and seems to evoke emotion and mood more; lifting the veil sort of...
Forum: Jason Schneider - The Camera Collector 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 2,230
Posted By raydm6
Welcome Jason! What a coincidence! I wasn't...

Welcome Jason! What a coincidence!

I wasn't familiar with you but I was just reading your article last week: "My 3 Favorite Vintage Cameras: Why Shooting with Analog Classics Is So Much Fun!...
Forum: RFF Polls 02-21-2020
Replies: 94
Views: 3,500
Posted By raydm6
I have and use dedicated hoods for my lenses. The...

I have and use dedicated hoods for my lenses. The only time I don't use one is if I don't have one for one of my 35mm folders.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 02-17-2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1,237
Posted By raydm6
Leica H

Would had loved to have on of these just for fun if they were...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-08-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,894
Posted By raydm6
What is the focus throw on this lens? (BTW - to...

What is the focus throw on this lens?

(BTW - to my eyes, it resembles the 2.8 Summaron-M)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,109
Posted By raydm6
Those Nikkormats look cool. I have way too many...

Those Nikkormats look cool. I have way too many vintage cameras as is. I have an FM2 that I can get my Nikon fix with I suppose.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2020
Replies: 52
Views: 2,109
Posted By raydm6
Nice shots Ko.Fe and Erik!

Nice shots Ko.Fe and Erik!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 02-02-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,894
Posted By raydm6
The New Hampshire Lab - I've used them before for...

The New Hampshire Lab - I've used them before for C41.

See: https://filmphotographystore.com/collections/35mm-vision-3-film/products/35mm-vision-3-film-kodak-vision3-250d-1-roll-1
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-31-2020
Replies: 1,659
Views: 99,894
Posted By raydm6
Welcome zaurus...

Welcome zaurus (https://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/member.php?u=55703)!

Lovely tonal palette with the Kodak Cine Films! I enjoyed those.

I may try both the 250 and 500 and have it processed by...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-24-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 9,372
Posted By raydm6
Thanks Brett. I'll see how this one performs and...

Thanks Brett.

I'll see how this one performs and it may scratch my itch for a Vitessa although it's not the "L".

This will be my first Voightlander. I also admire the Prominent (pricey) and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-24-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 9,372
Posted By raydm6
I caught the Vitessa bug a month or so ago. Was...

I caught the Vitessa bug a month or so ago. Was looking fora Vitessa-L w/Ultron but haven't been able to pull the trigger because of prices so settled on a Vitessa-N (I think) w/Color-Skopar 3.5 (not...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-18-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,098
Posted By raydm6
Review and images: ...

Review and images:
http://gmpphoto.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-leica-m10-monochrom.html
https://lightroom.adobe.com/shares/bce1ec04620e40c3beeca3a04f9dbd73
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-15-2020
Replies: 123
Views: 3,631
Posted By raydm6
With film's resurgence, I'm noticing a lot of...

With film's resurgence, I'm noticing a lot of vintage cameras (and lots of them in questionable condition) going for seemingly inflated prices with inflated shipping prices to boot. Not sure there is...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-14-2020
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By raydm6
His work is interesting. Thanks! @1x Magazine...

His work is interesting. Thanks!

@1x Magazine (https://1x.com/magazine/renowned-french-photographer-bernard-plossu--the-nondecisive-moment-8636)
Renowned French Photographer Bernard Plossu : The...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-11-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,629
Posted By raydm6
Early M6's had the "Leitz" red dot then later...

Early M6's had the "Leitz" red dot then later "Leica". Not sure when the change occured but according to Stephen: https://www.cameraquest.com/m6dif.htm

...M6's made at Wetzlar are so marked on the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,629
Posted By raydm6
...and while we're at it... :) Leica...

...and while we're at it... :)
Leica Individualisation (https://us.leica-camera.com/Service-Support/Services/Leica-Individualisation) - Exclusivity to the point of uniqueness
Engraving...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-10-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,098
Posted By raydm6
I propose an a-la-carte screw-head selector on...

I propose an a-la-carte screw-head selector on the Leica webpage...
https://image.freepik.com/free-vector/various-types-screw-heads-top-view-set_111984-96.jpg
Forum: Travel 01-10-2020
Replies: 77
Views: 3,669
Posted By raydm6
Very nice Michael! Love those old America cars!

Very nice Michael! Love those old America cars!
Forum: RFF Polls 01-10-2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1,629
Posted By raydm6
Leica needs to create a special concave "L"...

Leica needs to create a special concave "L" Script screw-head (similar to the wax seals) and design a special rangefinder adjustment bit so people can lose them and pay extravagant fees to buy...
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 01-10-2020
Replies: 191
Views: 7,098
Posted By raydm6
I like the stealth and profile of the black...

I like the stealth and profile of the black buttons
Unless it's the lighting/shadows or camera angle, the lines in the M10-M top-plate (below the rangefinder windows) seems a bit more...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-03-2020
Replies: 56
Views: 3,648
Posted By raydm6
https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/stock-keeping...

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/stock-keeping-unit-sku.asp
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 01-03-2020
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By raydm6
World Catalog - Perhaps a librarian can help -...

World Catalog - Perhaps a librarian can help - hopefully PDFs accessible online for reading?

https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Practical+Photography+&qt=results_page
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-03-2020
Replies: 106
Views: 4,234
Posted By raydm6
Lynn, first thank you, and my thoughts and...

Lynn, first thank you, and my thoughts and prayers are with you, your lovely wife, and family.

If I recollect correctly, this sculpture is stationary.

A little background:
Isa Genzken’s “Rose III”...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2,672
Posted By raydm6
Not being heavily invested in digital (my last...

Not being heavily invested in digital (my last digicam purchase was a Canon S90 back in 2009 which I still use lightly), I cycle through iPhones slowly - 1st the 4 and currently the 6 - although I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,234
Posted By raydm6
There's a prize? :D

There's a prize? :D
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-30-2019
Replies: 106
Views: 4,234
Posted By raydm6
Souvenir shot while on lunch-break visiting NYC...

Souvenir shot while on lunch-break visiting NYC (on company business). I shot this sculpture at Zuccotti Park while munching on a BK Whopper :).

I like the tonality, 3-Dimensionality, convergence,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 1,658
Posted By raydm6
Interesting tidbits: use of the 150mm focal...

Interesting tidbits: use of the 150mm focal length in street for image compression and shooting w/outdated Kodachrome for color palette shifts.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-28-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,897
Posted By raydm6
Thanks! Credit to the seller for the backdrop...

Thanks! Credit to the seller for the backdrop :)

I don't regret spending the money as it's a lovely functioning example... ...and like other vintage cameras... ...the $$$ to machine something like...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-28-2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1,581
Posted By raydm6
If you must have the red dot :), Leica AF-C1...

If you must have the red dot :), Leica AF-C1 (https://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/AF-C1) (Minolta Tele-Freedom) w/40mm 2.8 and 80mm 5.6

...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 12-17-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,970
Posted By raydm6
What a great article! Thank you.

What a great article!

Thank you.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-17-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By raydm6
From a recent thread, I am kindly being gifted a...

From a recent thread, I am kindly being gifted a Miranda Sensorex w/several lenses (my 1st 35mm I used in the 1970's) and look forward to shooting with it to bring back some memories.

I also am...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-16-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,497
Posted By raydm6
Huss, don't fix that camera! Love it!

Huss, don't fix that camera! Love it!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-15-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 13,533
Posted By raydm6
Thank you Larry! :)

Thank you Larry! :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 13,533
Posted By raydm6
No I went a little crazy w/post-processing :p

No I went a little crazy w/post-processing :p
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-13-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,497
Posted By raydm6
That is awesome!

That is awesome!
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 13,533
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/3604/3356007389_8022...

https://live.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: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 13,533
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/5292/5481019283_ba53...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5292/5481019283_ba53030dc8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9mkE5t)
St. Leo's Cemetery #4 (https://flic.kr/p/9mkE5t) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 13,533
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/5286/5211705711_c0f2...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5286/5211705711_c0f23534b4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8Wxmx2)
St. Leo's Cemetery #3 (https://flic.kr/p/8Wxmx2) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 13,533
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/4145/5212305240_2515...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4145/5212305240_25154354ff_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8WAqKJ)
St. Leo's Cemetery #2 (https://flic.kr/p/8WAqKJ) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 13,533
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/4090/5211706051_fe71...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4090/5211706051_fe7139d22a_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8WxmCT)
St. Leo's Cemetery #1 (https://flic.kr/p/8WxmCT) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-13-2019
Replies: 170
Views: 13,533
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/6229/6404163833_bc57...

https://live.staticflickr.com/6229/6404163833_bc573d7a86_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/aKV1MP)
Mr. Palmer Detail #3 (https://flic.kr/p/aKV1MP) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-11-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,897
Posted By raydm6
Exakta Varex (VX)

For the longest time, I have wanted an Exakta but not sure which model. I did a lot of research and came across this beauty.

For under $500 USD, I acquired this beautiful condition and CLA'd Exakta...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2019
Replies: 92
Views: 17,955
Posted By raydm6
iPhone...

iPhone 6

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46898003065_71c95ccd02_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2esdwpK)
NYC - Zuccotti Park (https://flic.kr/p/2esdwpK) by rdc154...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-18-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By raydm6
These folks may be able to help/offer suggestions...

These folks may be able to help/offer suggestions or point you in the right direction:
http://skgrimes.com/home

Just note: the original owner - (Steve Grimes...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-12-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 3,076
Posted By raydm6
I understand your being upset. My almost 35 year...

I understand your being upset. My almost 35 year old M6 has it (purchased new in 1985) but has not spread so I wouldn't worry about it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-01-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By raydm6
I found a Kodak Retina Reflex III w/50mm f1.9...

I found a Kodak Retina Reflex III w/50mm f1.9 Schneider Retina-Xenon with case in great shape for about $30 USD at a consignment shop. I sent it off with lens to Chris Sherlock...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-27-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,975
Posted By raydm6
M6 Classic + 35 v4 Summicron.

M6 Classic + 35 v4 Summicron.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-25-2019
Replies: 278
Views: 30,837
Posted By raydm6
https://live.staticflickr.com/4141/4912819627_2630...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4141/4912819627_2630d52b70_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8u8u7F)
My Axes (https://flic.kr/p/8u8u7F) by rdc154 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rdc154/), on Flickr
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-23-2019
Replies: 115
Views: 5,939
Posted By raydm6
Hopefully. press releases like this didn't put...

Hopefully. press releases like this didn't put him over the top (waves fist as clouds!)... - with apologies to talented women photographers...

Leica Press Release - July 2019...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By raydm6
I love the simplicity of this shot and the...

I love the simplicity of this shot and the wonderful composition and print.

There is so much going on here and I love how my eyes wander across the composition scanning vertically, horizontally,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-12-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By raydm6
Ko.Fe is right about HCB. This shot is one of my...

Ko.Fe is right about HCB. This shot is one of my favorites of his...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By raydm6
Thanks EarlJam, that frame grab is beautiful!

Thanks EarlJam, that frame grab is beautiful!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By raydm6
Thank you for the suggestions all. I will check...

Thank you for the suggestions all. I will check those sites out.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By raydm6
Well this is weird! I just did a search on...

Well this is weird!

I just did a search on "Kodak Digitizing Box" and came across this web site.

https://legacybox.com/

The web site architecture is almost the same as Kodak's. Seems they copied...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By raydm6
Thanks for that. My dad shot a lot of these on...

Thanks for that. My dad shot a lot of these on Kodachrome movie stock. I still have an unopened box of Kodachrome 16mm movie stock in a magazine (I believe Expired in the 1980's). I will keep it as a...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 10-11-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By raydm6
KODAK Digitizing Box

I have about ten reels of 16mm home movies my Dad took of us on his old 16mm Revere movie camera. I would like to have them digitized but am not sure if this is the way to go. I can still project...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,349
Posted By raydm6
As the older workers get displaced, I wonder if...

As the older workers get displaced, I wonder if this younger crowd understands Leicas film camera legacy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-08-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By raydm6
Nice gesture.

Nice gesture.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,349
Posted By raydm6
Those stage & follow spot lights can be bright so...

Those stage & follow spot lights can be bright so picking the right moment to 'click' certainly helps.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,349
Posted By raydm6
I know; not sure why this is such a mystery...

I know; not sure why this is such a mystery especially on this forum.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,349
Posted By raydm6
I was free to walk around and obtain these...

I was free to walk around and obtain these different angles. I was just in the audience but back then, not with professional credentials. This was allowed :). I was careful not to block people's view.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,349
Posted By raydm6
1980's Concert Photography - Film, Handheld (Berklee Performance Center)

https://live.staticflickr.com/2422/3979420299_952ce17516_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/74Dz1P)
Joe Zawinal, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorious - Weather Report (https://flic.kr/p/74Dz1P) by rdc154...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 7,349
Posted By raydm6
This is great to hear!

This is great to hear!
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-30-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,195
Posted By raydm6
I agree. I tend to visualize more from a lens...

I agree. I tend to visualize more from a lens rendering/signature perspective.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By raydm6
Oh my! So sorry! Geesh. Thanks for that Charles....

Oh my! So sorry! Geesh. Thanks for that Charles. Well, looks like Kodak is having issues as well. Lol Thanks for the correction. No wonder why I couldn't find a reference to Alaris in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By raydm6
There was nothing in their SEC filings (latest...

There was nothing in their SEC filings (latest 10-Q and such) that I could see other than alluding to the pension...
Forum: Kodak Retina and Ektra Rangefinders 09-27-2019
Replies: 101
Views: 33,247
Posted By raydm6
Retina IIa, Kodak Ektar 100, Noritsu Scan $35...

Retina IIa, Kodak Ektar 100, Noritsu Scan

$35 thrift store find. Lens seems a bit fogged.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48802718873_5131ed421b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hmwG4t)
Fountain #1,...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 09-26-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2,392
Posted By raydm6
This article is impressive in its detail. Well...

This article is impressive in its detail. Well done. The writer's LinkedIn profile page (https://au.linkedin.com/in/alexander-hude-a4503924) is very impressive also.

I have worked as a Hardware...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,888
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 09-15-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 765
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 09-13-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,180
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 09-13-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By raydm6
Very nice! Like the atmosphere.

Very nice! Like the atmosphere.
Forum: Chris Crawford 09-11-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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 09-11-2019
Replies: 188
Views: 9,328
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 09-08-2019
Replies: 57
Views: 2,056
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 09-06-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By raydm6
Love these! Excellent timing and composition...

Love these! Excellent timing and composition Simon. Well done!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-05-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
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 09-03-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 759
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 09-02-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 759
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. 09-02-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,179
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 09-02-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,532
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 09-01-2019
Replies: 19
Views: 510
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: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
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 08-30-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
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 08-25-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 701
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 08-22-2019
Replies: 207
Views: 10,478
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 08-22-2019
Replies: 161
Views: 8,631
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 08-22-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,296
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 08-18-2019
Replies: 107
Views: 5,433
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 08-17-2019
Replies: 34
Views: 2,158
Posted By raydm6
Very sophisticated strap/lug system.:)

Very sophisticated strap/lug system.:)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-16-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 870
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: 1,293
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: 2,034
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: 1,926
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: 1,480
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: 428
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: 86
Views: 9,967
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: 728
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: 931
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: 1,904
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: 1,904
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: 1,904
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: 1,275
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: 2,223
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: 741
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: 1,275
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: 1,110
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: 1,110
Posted By raydm6
Interesting. Thanks!

Interesting. Thanks!
Forum: Other RF 07-10-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 579
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: 354
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: 113
Views: 7,293
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: 951
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: 743
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: 7,638
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: 4,445
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: 4,445
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: 4,445
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: 4,445
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: 4,445
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: 4,445
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: 4,445
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: 1,160
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: 7,638
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: 1,853
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: 1,057
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: 1,853
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: 1,549
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: 2,362
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: 949
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: 1,401
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: 2,744
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: 2,744
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: 2,744
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: 2,744
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: 1,182
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: 3,652
Posted By raydm6
No. .......

No. .......
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-21-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 968
Posted By raydm6
Fire-Engine Red!!

Fire-Engine Red!!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-17-2019
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By raydm6
"EasyMeasure" phone app

"EasyMeasure" phone app
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-17-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
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: 61
Views: 2,970
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: 3,209
Views: 502,811
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: 772
Posted By raydm6
Smile Classic scene :)

Classic scene :)
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-23-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 772
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: 772
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: 772
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: 76
Views: 6,349
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: 3,470
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: 3,470
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: 3,470
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: 3,470
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: 3,470
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: 3,470
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: 736
Views: 93,599
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: 271
Views: 25,562
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: 11,462
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


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Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 03-27-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,865
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: 535
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: 46
Views: 1,950
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: 89
Views: 45,112
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: 1,914
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: 357
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: 357
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: 1,983
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: 5,210
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 &amp; SBOOI...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,210
Posted By raydm6
Thanks Erik!

Thanks Erik!
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-27-2019
Replies: 146
Views: 5,210
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: 5,210
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: 367
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: 7,638
Posted By raydm6
Flickriver is also...

Flickriver is also working...


http://flickriver.com/about/
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 01-09-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 603
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: 7,638
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: 110
Views: 4,773
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: 879
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: 2,875
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: 708
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: 3,825
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: 3,825
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: 3,825
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: 5,106
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: 1,903
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: 130
Views: 9,864
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: 130
Views: 9,864
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: 3,554
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: 1,981
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: 1,981
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: 2,662
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: 5,032
Posted By raydm6
Looks like a Kodak Retina Reflex III or IV?

Looks like a Kodak Retina Reflex III or IV?
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