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Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-02-2012
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Posted By spiderfrank
Talking Waterpolo with E-M5 and vintage lenses

Italy-Russia 13-6
first match of the World League
Savona (Italy), 2012,October 31st

white is Italy, blue is...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2012
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Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/OMD60050.jpg
OM-D with an old Helios 44 from a Zenit camera - in camera black & white conversion (simulation of red filter)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-26-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,600
Posted By spiderfrank
ah ah ah!! Ok... Now I can understand! ;-)

ah ah ah!! Ok... Now I can understand! ;-)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-25-2012
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Posted By spiderfrank
Where is Mr. Crocodile Dundee? ;-) I like the...

Where is Mr. Crocodile Dundee? ;-)
I like the old house in the outback
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-23-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,600
Posted By spiderfrank
RTFM TTFMA ... ?? What do you mean?

RTFM TTFMA ... ?? What do you mean?
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-23-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,600
Posted By spiderfrank
all the shots are underesposed to "erase" the...

all the shots are underesposed to "erase" the background. The limits are the girl's hairs and the black shirt of the second guitarist: another half stop and hairs and shirt would be lost in the black.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,600
Posted By spiderfrank
come on guys... I saw the blown highlights, but I...

come on guys... I saw the blown highlights, but I couldn't care less, those are not an issue for this kind of shots, imho, and so I disabled the " blue/orange warning" and decided not to worry: after...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By spiderfrank
yes, of course. You see exactly what see the...

yes, of course. You see exactly what see the sensor
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,600
Posted By spiderfrank
thank you everybody, glad to see you like the...

thank you everybody, glad to see you like the shots.

Jamie, I think the film black & white is still much better than the digital, when you need a great dynamic range and a huge amount of greys,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-19-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,600
Posted By spiderfrank
Smile OM-D and "On board" black&white

Hi guys, some days ago I took some shots at a little flamenco show. It was night, and the lights were substantially red, so I decided to make black and white photos. I know all the manuals says to do...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-28-2012
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Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
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Posted By spiderfrank
great shoys, Johann, thanks for sharing

great shoys, Johann, thanks for sharing
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-08-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 4,873
Posted By spiderfrank
ask to my Bessa I: she will tell yuo 24x36 mm is...

ask to my Bessa I: she will tell yuo 24x36 mm is ultr-small format... But please, don't speak to her about those heavy big guys with their 4x5" frames: she become a little nervous! ;-)

out of joke,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-07-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 9,437
Posted By spiderfrank
adapters? I have LTM-m43 M42-m43 and OM-m43 ...

adapters? I have LTM-m43 M42-m43 and OM-m43 ... A lot of fun !!! ;-)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-07-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By spiderfrank
yes, speaking about legacy glass, people always...

yes, speaking about legacy glass, people always search for the fastest lenses, but when they were the state of the art, only a few could use them: they were "specialized" tools, not the lens of the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-06-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By spiderfrank
OM-D & E.Zuiko 100/2.8

Hello guys, I just bought an Om Zuiko 100/2.8: it's the single coated version, and I'm now playing with it on my E-M5. I think it's a nice lens, but I found very little about it, in the net... Any...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-05-2012
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Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 211,818
Posted By spiderfrank
I like very much this concert shot, well done!

I like very much this concert shot, well done!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-05-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 9,437
Posted By spiderfrank
it's a great little camera, Robert!

it's a great little camera, Robert!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-26-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 9,437
Posted By spiderfrank
Just my "2 cents": i like a good, bright,...

Just my "2 cents": i like a good, bright, uncluttered optical viewfinder such as the one of my OM-1n, or the beautiful "screen" of a medium format, but I must say the viewfinder of the OM-D is a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-26-2012
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 211,818
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/harbour%20details/OMD40212.jpg

these three with CZJ Pancolar 80/1.8, colours set to "vivid", jpeg as out of camera, no post production except for...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-26-2012
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Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 211,818
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/harbour%20details/OMD40205.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-26-2012
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Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 211,818
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/harbour%20details/OMD40211.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-13-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,669
Posted By spiderfrank
The menu system of the OM-D is the same, with...

The menu system of the OM-D is the same, with just more option, but the "plus" is that pressing the info button you activate a short text that explain the setting you are working on



in the OM-D...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2012
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Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 211,818
Posted By spiderfrank
ah ah ah ah :D Out of joke, a silent camera is...

ah ah ah ah :D

Out of joke, a silent camera is always a good thing at theatre...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-11-2012
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Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 211,818
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/OMD50047.jpg
OM-D E-M5 with Carl Zeiss Jena 80/1.8 at 1600 iso
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-10-2012
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Posted By spiderfrank
I like very much the last two photos, they have a...

I like very much the last two photos, they have a beautiful film-like flavour ;-)
The car's shot remember me a movie scene
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-09-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/OMD90009.jpg
Jupiter-9 - 400 iso - 1/80"
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-09-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/OMD90044.jpg
Jupiter-9 - 400 iso - 1/25"
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-09-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By spiderfrank
Ciao Robert! I didn't print anything yet......

Ciao Robert!
I didn't print anything yet... Waiting to have something that really deserve a print ;-)
I never had any problem with the E-PL1, so I'm confident about the this new "giant-killer",
take...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-29-2012
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Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
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Posted By spiderfrank
these two are with Industar 61...

these two are with Industar 61 L/D

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/P5240197.jpg


http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/P5240210.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-28-2012
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Posted By spiderfrank
I set the Fn button on top of the camera to...

I set the Fn button on top of the camera to magnify the view (two click the first time you use it, one click the next times), and back to full view at the press of the shutter button, unless I'm...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-26-2012
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Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 211,818
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/P5240306.jpg
this is at iso 6400, shooting by the touchscreen. A very nice feature
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-26-2012
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Posted By spiderfrank
Thank you, Sevres. I shot with a Voigtlander...

Thank you, Sevres. I shot with a Voigtlander Nokton 50/1.5, it's one of my favourite lenses
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-26-2012
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 211,818
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/P52500281.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-26-2012
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 211,818
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/P5250077.jpg
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-21-2012
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Posted By spiderfrank
a lot of beautiful shots in this topic...

a lot of beautiful shots in this topic...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-15-2012
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Posted By spiderfrank
brrr... She is looking at her killer! ;-)

brrr... She is looking at her killer! ;-)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By spiderfrank
a portrait in harsh...

a portrait in harsh light
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/P5120092-1.jpg
1/800" f5.6 - iso 200
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By spiderfrank
Thank you! The lens is the M.Zuiko 12/2 ED

Thank you! The lens is the M.Zuiko 12/2 ED
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,965
Posted By spiderfrank
finally I've got my Oly OM-D E-M5

I bought the camera with the Olympus 12/2
so here you have some shots with E-M5 and 12/2

let's start with some black & white shots (converted with Silver...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-10-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By spiderfrank
OM-D vs E-PL1 ? First of all - finally - a great...

OM-D vs E-PL1 ?
First of all - finally - a great AF , but also much better high iso to shoot at my friends playing music in clubs.
The AF of E-PL1 is too much slow for fast moving subjects, and I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By spiderfrank
me too, but I don't know if I want to sell also...

me too, but I don't know if I want to sell also VF-2: it could be useful - eventually - with a compact ( or perhaps on the OM-D itself ? )
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-09-2012
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Views: 725,616
Posted By spiderfrank
an Om-1n is not addictive: it's "the one",...

an Om-1n is not addictive: it's "the one", forever!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By spiderfrank
Homage to my E-PL1, waiting for an E-M5 ?

I'm seriously thinking to upgrade from E-PL1 to OM-D: I tried the camera in a shop, and I'm really impressed by it... So I started to search photos made by OM-D, and what i saw was great, but...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,913
Posted By spiderfrank
it's always nice to see how strangers look at our...

it's always nice to see how strangers look at our country (I live in a town near Genoa), but I liked very much your photos. Your black & white shots look like they were not digital, and this is a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,485
Posted By spiderfrank
if you need a macro, find a lens for your OM...

if you need a macro, find a lens for your OM cameras
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-31-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,806
Posted By spiderfrank
Yes, the lights were very good

Yes, the lights were very good
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-31-2011
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Posted By spiderfrank
some other shots: OM-1n, Zuiko 28/2.8, T-Max 400...

some other shots: OM-1n, Zuiko 28/2.8, T-Max 400 in...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-30-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,806
Posted By spiderfrank
thank you, it was a very "energetic" event!...

thank you, it was a very "energetic" event! ,-)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-30-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,806
Posted By spiderfrank
Rock & Blues with E-pl1 and Nokton 50/1.5

Dana Fuchs in concert in my hometown. I liked very much the show, and
played a little with my Pen... Hope you like my...
Forum: Off Topic 07-27-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 3,317
Posted By spiderfrank
"Non ti curar di lor, ma guarda e passa" (cit....

"Non ti curar di lor, ma guarda e passa" (cit. Dante Alighieri: Inferno)
"don't care about them, but take a look and go straight away" :rolleyes:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2011
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,616
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/OM1_170.jpg
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2011
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Posted By spiderfrank
not so beautiful, just "my two cents"... this...

not so beautiful, just "my two cents"...

this is Venezia, of course
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/OM1_166.jpg
Om-1n, Zuiko 50/1.8, Ilford HP5+, developed in Utrafin Plus 1+4...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2011
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Views: 725,616
Posted By spiderfrank
ops! You were posting while I was writing......

ops! You were posting while I was writing... Sorry.
In my previous post I liked the Pop Soda picture, and now I must appreciate the Trash Scourer...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-26-2011
Replies: 3,769
Views: 725,616
Posted By spiderfrank
Wow! That's a beautiful picture! I like it very...

Wow! That's a beautiful picture! I like it very much!

I'm becoming a Zuikoholic too... I started wit an OM-10 and 50/1.8, just to have something "old style" to shoot with, but I started to use it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-19-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 7,080
Posted By spiderfrank
Some year ago I sent my perfectly working Kiev II...

Some year ago I sent my perfectly working Kiev II ( a camera made in 1955 ) to a repairman for a CLA: when it came back I found some light leakages. I was furious and sent it back to the man: he...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,574
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/b69_578.jpg


http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/b69_573.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-23-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,574
Posted By spiderfrank
Thank you, Giorgio, yesterday i finally had the...

Thank you, Giorgio, yesterday i finally had the camera and tested it with a roll of HP5+ (exposed at 800 iso).
I'm happy for the results
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-21-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,574
Posted By spiderfrank
Thank you all, tomorrow is the "day 0" of my life...

Thank you all, tomorrow is the "day 0" of my life with a 6x9 camera ;-)

Kuzano, you say: "NEVER use the self timer on an old Prontor unless you want to send the shutter in for CLA or repair. Just...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-21-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,574
Posted By spiderfrank
thank you for your long and detailed explanation,...

thank you for your long and detailed explanation, Chippy! Sorry for my bad English:

with "moving the bellows with the film sit" I meant "opening the bellows after having advanced the film".

I'm...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-20-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,574
Posted By spiderfrank
4 days, no reply? Come on...

4 days, no reply? Come on...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-17-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,574
Posted By spiderfrank
The camera comes with the mask for 6x4.5, yes....

The camera comes with the mask for 6x4.5, yes. I'll be very carefull to not be "the one who lost it" ;-)

I like the "signature" of the Color-Skopar on my Vito II, so if the rendition of the Bessa's...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-16-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,574
Posted By spiderfrank
Question how perfect can be a perfect Bessa I ?

Hi guys, I've just bought a beautiful Bessa I with Color-Skopar 105/3.5...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-26-2010
Replies: 62
Views: 3,620
Posted By spiderfrank
My all black Kiev 60 TTL is called...

My all black Kiev 60 TTL is called "Oddioddioddio", (oh my God, oh my God, oh my God), from the exclamation of a dear friend, when she saw it for the first time, the day I bought it.
But it has also...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By spiderfrank
OT: the glass... WAS full ! :-D

OT: the glass... WAS full ! :-D
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-25-2010
Replies: 622
Views: 145,247
Posted By spiderfrank
Splendide Mauro !!! Absolutely outstanding shots!...

Splendide Mauro !!! Absolutely outstanding shots! I like very much the b&w photos from Taggia!
I posted some colour shots (Gold 200) I made with my Summitar in an other thread, here, but your images...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-23-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,169
Posted By spiderfrank
Rainy day Summitar walk

Hi guys, i don't know if this is the right section, I made the photos with a Summitar mounted on a FSU camera (FED2). I put here the shots thinking that's the lens to make the image, not the camera,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-23-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By spiderfrank
I put a little piece of "self-adhesiv velvet"...

I put a little piece of "self-adhesiv velvet" (ok, I don't know the name, I hope you can understand what I mean) under the dioptric lever, just to have it a bit more sticky. If you wear eye-glasses,...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 11-22-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By spiderfrank
ICE is really good, my tip is: use it, and don't...

ICE is really good, my tip is: use it, and don't use the other dust reduction option !
Colour controls and other things can be made after the scan
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-06-2010
Replies: 201
Views: 63,350
Posted By spiderfrank
I have an E-PL1, and i use it with Voigtlander...

I have an E-PL1, and i use it with Voigtlander lenses (my favs are 50/1.5 and 90/3.5) and EVF: it's really amazing how well it works, and how simple is to play with it. IBIS and jpeg quality are a...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-26-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,828
Posted By spiderfrank
Thank you guys, colour rendition is a bit...

Thank you guys, colour rendition is a bit different from more modern lenses, but I like, and it's a cheap way to have a good uninctrusive telephoto lens
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-23-2010
Replies: 118
Views: 14,182
Posted By spiderfrank
if the f-number of your lens is x, you have the...

if the f-number of your lens is x, you have the same dof of a 2x lens on FF. Micro 4/3 asks for fast lenses
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,747
Posted By spiderfrank
I didn't notice this with my Nokton 50/1.5 on the...

I didn't notice this with my Nokton 50/1.5 on the Olympus E-PL1, but I seldom go more close than f5.6 (on a micro 4/3 it's like an f11 on a 24x36 mm, so it give a lot of dept of field ), but I want...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,942
Posted By spiderfrank
You are welcome The lens is a 70mm equivalent,...

You are welcome

The lens is a 70mm equivalent, if you are a "wide angle guy" this can be a bit long ;-)
I hope you'll have no problem to sell it

Franco
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-17-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,260
Posted By spiderfrank
My Summitar doesn't collapse in my Bessa R: it...

My Summitar doesn't collapse in my Bessa R: it touches for almost nothing, but it does. Sometime I think I could force it, but I'm not brave enough ;-)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-16-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,942
Posted By spiderfrank
Ok, after these beautiful black&white indoor...

Ok, after these beautiful black&white indoor shots, here you some colour shots "on the road", the camera is an E-PL1, but it has the same...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-15-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,083
Posted By spiderfrank
J3 must be a wonderful lens! I like very much my...

J3 must be a wonderful lens! I like very much my J8, on film. Glad to see the j3 is so good in digital
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 06-15-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 6,312
Posted By spiderfrank
When I bought my v500, I tested the 8800f and the...

When I bought my v500, I tested the 8800f and the similar Hp model. 8800f and v500 were very similar, but v500 is a bit better, imho.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-14-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,828
Posted By spiderfrank
Jupiter-11 on Olympus E-PL1 (shots)

Just some shots to test the lens. I'm pleased by the results: it's sharp, has good oof areas, and people doesn't realize what you are really shooting (sometimes is good to have a relatively short...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-14-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,690
Posted By spiderfrank
the second one is wonderful, with the man...

the second one is wonderful, with the man "walking on the water" ! ;-)

Beautiful colours, too

Well done!
Franco
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-14-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,942
Posted By spiderfrank
I have the lens and an E-PL1 with ltm adapter:...

I have the lens and an E-PL1 with ltm adapter: I'll made some test shot for you, but you have to wait some days ;)
I haven't tested it yet, because I'm now playing with CV 50/1.5, CV 90/3.5, and...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-14-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,083
Posted By spiderfrank
there are LTM-mu4/3 and also Contax-mu4/3: I have...

there are LTM-mu4/3 and also Contax-mu4/3: I have an LTM one, made in Italy from Adriano Lolli (www.adrianololli.com) that's really well done. If you look at his catalogue, it's huge. Sadly, the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-09-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,968
Posted By spiderfrank
No, you cannot put an EVF on the E-P1 :(

No, you cannot put an EVF on the E-P1 :(
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-09-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,474
Posted By spiderfrank
I know Amedeo Lolli makes an adapter for Contax...

I know Amedeo Lolli makes an adapter for Contax RF mount with inner and external bayonets, search for adrianololli.com
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-08-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,968
Posted By spiderfrank
If you can, buy the EVF, it's amazingly good, a...

If you can, buy the EVF, it's amazingly good, a bit ugly but a joy to use
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-08-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,968
Posted By spiderfrank
Yes, the "moire trick" works, but you need the...

Yes, the "moire trick" works, but you need the right subject (shirts with stripes, house roofs, ecc...). When i can use it, it's a great way to focus ;-)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-07-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,968
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/EPL11220.jpg
this is from a concert of the Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By spiderfrank
Voigtlander here, not Leica. The colours were...

Voigtlander here, not Leica. The colours were right "out of the camera", and that's good
:-)

Viggi, you are right about the third shot, I didn't zoomed the focus, but I like the mood of the scene...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By spiderfrank
some shots with E-PL1 and CV 50/1.5

This is the twin of my other topic about CV 90/3.5, so the considerations about the use "on the road" of the ens are the same. The focal is just more suitable for near sobjects, and f1.5 is a nice...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-05-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,968
Posted By spiderfrank
some shots with E-PL1 and CV 90/3.5

Hi everybody, it's just arrived my m39-mu43 adapter, so yesterday I had a little walkaround in my city to test it with CV 50/1.5 (other topic) and CV 90/3.5

After a few minutes I needed to...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 4,980
Posted By spiderfrank
I'm a new owner of an E-PL1: I found using manual...

I'm a new owner of an E-PL1: I found using manual focus is some time necessary in very low light, but it's also easy to do, EVF is really grainy in these situations, but still usable. This morning...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 05-11-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 4,947
Posted By spiderfrank
beautiful lens, and beautiful shots!! Glad to see...

beautiful lens, and beautiful shots!! Glad to see such good job!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-21-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By spiderfrank
Yanick, your slideshow is absolutely wonderful...

Yanick, your slideshow is absolutely wonderful !!! A beautiful way to start the day with a smile, thank you for sharing this little gem!

Franco
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,358
Posted By spiderfrank
welcome to the film camera work! I like your b&w...

welcome to the film camera work! I like your b&w shots, the first one is really fresh and nice, next step is self-developing your film! ;-)
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-11-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By spiderfrank
A huge thanks to all the friendly and funny...

A huge thanks to all the friendly and funny people I met saturday in Firenze!
I hope you had a nice sunday, and thanks Kully for the the shots I took with his beautiful M8 and Gf1

Ciao a tutti!
...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 02-27-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 5,199
Posted By spiderfrank
beautiful shot!

beautiful shot!
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 02-12-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,212
Posted By spiderfrank
too cold and sticky curtains, perhaps?

too cold and sticky curtains, perhaps?
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 01-17-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,414
Posted By spiderfrank
It's a beautiful work, very interesting, I must...

It's a beautiful work, very interesting, I must say I liked it very much, and the music souds as it was written for your movie. Well done!

Franco
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-15-2010
Replies: 221
Views: 24,115
Posted By spiderfrank
I've no problem to use my cameras (every camera)...

I've no problem to use my cameras (every camera) with rain or snow, or on the beach with strong wind, huge waves (lot of salt in the air) and heavy rain . Of course when at home I clean the camera...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-15-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
Thank you J.B. Every time I buy something there...

Thank you J.B.
Every time I buy something there is someone ready to explain me what I should have bought, instead. I think there is nothing wrong in that camera, I know G-lenses (or Leica) are...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-14-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 6,491
Posted By spiderfrank
Do you mean the new retrofocus design 69/2 ,...

Do you mean the new retrofocus design 69/2 , perhaps ?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 01-14-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 6,491
Posted By spiderfrank
A new lens for women only: 77/2 sorry if...

A new lens for women only: 77/2

sorry if English speaking cannot understand the joke... :p

Ciao from Italy!

Franco
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-11-2010
Replies: 249
Views: 22,882
Posted By spiderfrank
Hi guys! I'll be there! I still don't know if it...

Hi guys! I'll be there!
I still don't know if it will be for the entire weekend or only one day.
I live in Savona, near Genova (it's 3.30 hours drive from Firenze), I can offer a double bed, if...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-09-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
G2? No, I don't need it

G2? No, I don't need it
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-09-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,957
Posted By spiderfrank
Talking send it to me, and I'll send you a weared Canon...

send it to me, and I'll send you a weared Canon G7, plus a 2 Giga SD card. When the M8 will be weared, dented and scratched, I'll resend it to you and take back the G7 :-P
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By spiderfrank
ah ah !! no, this is what i...

ah ah !! no, this is what i mean:
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/Immagine6.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-09-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
I agree, it's just a question of taste, I...

I agree, it's just a question of taste, I suppose... Have a nice day, my friend :-)
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-09-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/Immagine1-1.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/Immagine2.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/Immagine3.jpg

...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-09-2010
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By spiderfrank
beautiful design, but why didn't you put a longer...

beautiful design, but why didn't you put a longer rangefinder? Or perhaps it could be nice also an electronic one (Contax G1 / G2), a auto-zoom viewfinder, and just a led in it to indicate the focus...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-09-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
Really? Do you think these photos are "soft"? Wat...

Really? Do you think these photos are "soft"? Wat do you mean exactly, not enough sharp, or too soft colours? I did my best to have a good result from scanning the slides, and I like the results
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-09-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
It's an ever ready case, with the top half...

It's an ever ready case, with the top half detachable: it's made of real leather, very soft. Now here it's winter, so i can keep the top half in a pocket and use the bottom half as an half case,...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-08-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
these were slides (Fuji Sensia 100 iso): I think...

these were slides (Fuji Sensia 100 iso): I think slides are the best way to judge a lens and a camera.
The camera is a joy to use, and the lens is really a beautiful glass: I'm still learning to use...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-08-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
and a sunset on the...

and a sunset on the sea

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/TVS_409.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/TVS_411.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-08-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
inside a church for a gospel...

inside a church for a gospel choir

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/TVS_414.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/TVS_415.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-08-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
a fish...

a fish shop

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/TVS_424.jpg
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-08-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
Ok, here I am first of all, some images of a...

Ok, here I am

first of all, some images of a little walk in a nice village on the...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-08-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
My "new" Contax T vs

Hi guys, I purchased a used Contax Tvs, with leather ever-ready case and data-back, and I'd like to tell you how much I like that camera: it's small, elegant, sturdy, well made... Focusing is fast,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By spiderfrank
Thank you, Julio!

Thank you, Julio!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-13-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By spiderfrank
I bought one of those batteries and tried to use...

I bought one of those batteries and tried to use it on my Sverdlovsk. Still, after some time of "testing", I think it's not costant in the response to the light. I tought it was caused by the "bad...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-13-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By spiderfrank
(un)available light and Kiev II (photos)

Hi guys, last week I took my Kiev II with Jupiter-8 for a little "subdued light trip" in my city. I used a roll Fuji Neopan Acros 100, exposed at 400 iso, and i must say I like very much the film and...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-29-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By spiderfrank
well done!

well done!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 11-11-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 3,221
Posted By spiderfrank
M3 should be better, I guess, for the...

M3 should be better, I guess, for the rangefinder base...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,937
Posted By spiderfrank
MV72, you will be surprised by the good colour...

MV72, you will be surprised by the good colour rendition of such an old lens! ;-)
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-27-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,095
Posted By spiderfrank
Perhaps, Leica could have correct their lenses ...

Perhaps, Leica could have correct their lenses to meet the russian standard ! :-P

Out of jokes, I think it was much more practical for russian engineer to have the same distance lens-film with...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-23-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 2,095
Posted By spiderfrank
Hi all, I have a Jupiter-9 in Kiev-Contax mount,...

Hi all, I have a Jupiter-9 in Kiev-Contax mount, from the 50's : it works well with my Kiev II. In LTM mount I have a Jupiter-11: it works perfectly with my Fed2, but I have some problems at short...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-22-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,352
Posted By spiderfrank
Yes, I've seen them, but I trust in you users...

Yes, I've seen them, but I trust in you users much more than in Dpreview, I'd like to have a feed-back from the "real world"
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 10-22-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 3,352
Posted By spiderfrank
waiting for E-P2, thinking of GF1 and E-P1

Hi guys, the micro4/3 system is very intriguing for me, but I still have a lot of concerns about GF1 and E-P1.

First of all, I have some CV LTM lenses (21/4, 35/2.5 50/1.5 90/3.5), and a...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 10-19-2009
Replies: 257
Views: 72,591
Posted By spiderfrank
mmh... beautiful shots, here! ("the clerks" is...

mmh... beautiful shots, here! ("the clerks" is a step up, in my opinion), stay tuned, I'll post something, this is a great topic!
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-15-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,979
Posted By spiderfrank
Hi Payasan, I have a Bessa R, that's very...

Hi Payasan, I have a Bessa R, that's very similar to your R2: my only tip is to underexpose half stop when shooting with slide film and uniform light, and not to underexpose if in the frame there is...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 10-14-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By spiderfrank
my (very) little personal "Palermo shooting"

Let's start with the cathedral
(Bessa R, Fuji Sensia )

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/v_819.jpg
CV 21/4

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/v_809.jpg
CV...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By spiderfrank
in this old thread some...

in this old thread some shots:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77217&highlight=spiderfrank
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 10-14-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By spiderfrank
fed2+Nokton50/1.5: good friends?

Hi guys, I recently bought a very nice Fed2, and decided to test it with my beautiful Nokton 50 f1.5: I must say it's a well balanced combo, and the 67mm base of the rangefinder (plus dioptric...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-08-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,937
Posted By spiderfrank
I used an Epson v500 (flatbed), and didn't use...

I used an Epson v500 (flatbed), and didn't use any filter on the camera lens.

Franco
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-08-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,937
Posted By spiderfrank
Thank you, the lens is the Novar Anastigmat 75mm...

Thank you, the lens is the Novar Anastigmat 75mm f4.5 (a triplet ), and the film is Kodak Portra 160 VC, I don't remember the settings, but it was probably something like f5.6 for the cloudy shot,...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-08-2009
Replies: 1,215
Views: 434,292
Posted By spiderfrank
I've just posted some mountain shots from my 60...

I've just posted some mountain shots from my 60 years old Nettar, I don't want to spam photos in different topics, so if you like to see them, take a look at this thread
...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-07-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,937
Posted By spiderfrank
landscapes with Nettar

Hi all, i think this little camera is a wonderful machine, for landscape photography: here you have some shots I made last August...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By spiderfrank
I have none of them, my "dream camera" was a...

I have none of them, my "dream camera" was a Zeiss Ikon, one day I went to a shop with an M6 and a ZI and asked to see them (used cameras): I must say the Ikon was more "right" for me, and I...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-07-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 3,871
Posted By spiderfrank
Steve, i quoted some of your text, just to say...

Steve, i quoted some of your text, just to say how much your considerations are right.
Last month I was with a friend, visiting an old church, and there was a beautiful ray of light from the window....
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-20-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4,383
Posted By spiderfrank
I'm with Keith: from an engineering point of view...

I'm with Keith: from an engineering point of view , the Lambretta was much more "right", but the legend never hear the brain...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-18-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By spiderfrank
thank you very much, rbiemer!

thank you very much, rbiemer!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-18-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By spiderfrank
???? what do you mean? I put the "correction" to...

???? what do you mean?

I put the "correction" to one third of stop to have the same values of my Canon EOS, that I know is good... that's all.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 08-18-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By spiderfrank
Sverdlovsk-4 light meter: any tips?

I just found the light meter in the title

info here: http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/sverdlovsk4/

my model is an "inner market" one, with the symbol of the owl. I put two LR44, made the calibration...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-10-2009
Replies: 303
Views: 127,851
Posted By spiderfrank
a little fed2 and a table for the "16 rule":...

a little fed2 and a table for the "16 rule": simple, easy to use, affrodable and reliable, with a really precise rangefinder. Or a good old Kiev: even better RF, but more difficult to find in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-06-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By spiderfrank
The 21/4 is a really good lens, and a beautiful...

The 21/4 is a really good lens, and a beautiful combo with old little cameras, like your Leica, or my Fed-2
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-06-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 5,748
Posted By spiderfrank
EVF and flash, ok, but it looks really ugly! Too...

EVF and flash, ok, but it looks really ugly! Too much similar to my crappy G7.. Bleah! Come on, Panny... Give us something cool, this time!
Forum: RFF Polls 08-06-2009
Replies: 230
Views: 32,788
Posted By spiderfrank
Camera? What camera? I'm just happy to see you,...

Camera? What camera? I'm just happy to see you, Jessica! ;-)
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-05-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By spiderfrank
usually in the P mode the camera decide time and...

usually in the P mode the camera decide time and aperture, but you can shift the setting, without changing the exposure (es: camera set 1/125" f4, you can change it in 1/250" f2.8 or 1/500" f2). In M...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,785
Posted By spiderfrank
I think with the actual technology the digital...

I think with the actual technology the digital film should be possible, but not convenient for the big brands, that want to sell the entire camera, not only a sensor
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-05-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 1,785
Posted By spiderfrank
This remembers to me the story of Preston Tucker...

This remembers to me the story of Preston Tucker and his revolutionary car. Did you see the movie?
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-02-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 3,092
Posted By spiderfrank
i buoght an old Zenit EM, in "not -working"...

i buoght an old Zenit EM, in "not -working" conditions, just to dismount it and take a look inside with no fear to destroy something. I discovered the camera was very easy to fix, and even the lens:...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,219
Posted By spiderfrank
For sure, they are the most qualified on the...

For sure, they are the most qualified on the Earth, regarding your camera ;-)
(they produced it)
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,219
Posted By spiderfrank
Try to ask to these guys... i think they should...

Try to ask to these guys... i think they should know how to dismount your camera ! ;-)

http://www.mprrossi.it/Newmpr.html
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-27-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4,383
Posted By spiderfrank
Ah, ok... the light on the fender is really nice,...

Ah, ok... the light on the fender is really nice, and I think also very useful, I would like to have a light like that on my little modern scooter.
Vespa's from the '50s are rare even here in Italy,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-27-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4,383
Posted By spiderfrank
"fenderlight"? do you mean the chromed...

"fenderlight"? do you mean the chromed bumpers?

It's in Itlay, yes, i didn't now it was particularly rare, for sure it's very well restored
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-27-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By spiderfrank
Thumbs up Yes Ludoo, it's your old camera: it's a joy to...

Yes Ludoo, it's your old camera: it's a joy to use!

Gentlemen, I bought this little gem from Ludoo, and I must say it was a pleasure to make "business" with him
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-26-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By spiderfrank
my Jupiter-9 (Kiev mount) has 9 bubbles. I call...

my Jupiter-9 (Kiev mount) has 9 bubbles. I call it "Lord of bubbles" ;-)

Very good lens
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-26-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4,383
Posted By spiderfrank
you are right, Keith, your photo smells of...

you are right, Keith, your photo smells of freedom! ;-)
An old beautiful Vespa to ride, a neverending road, and the magnificent nature of Australia... I wish to be there!! :rolleyes:
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-26-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4,383
Posted By spiderfrank
Guys... Too much slang here, for my poor English!...

Guys... Too much slang here, for my poor English! Here everybody (boys, girls, old men...) drive scooters, it's not a question to be "man enough": you need to move into the traffic, and a scooter is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-26-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4,383
Posted By spiderfrank
Wink Not only for girls...

Not only for girls...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-26-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 4,383
Posted By spiderfrank
Thumbs up vintage Vespa

somebody uses this old beauty as a normal scooter ...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-26-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By spiderfrank
Talking some shots with Nokton 50 on a Fed2 camera

I bought a Fed 2 to have a good rangefinder base for my Jupiter-11 , but of course I can use it with all my screw-mount lenses, such as the beautiful...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 07-21-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By spiderfrank
I don't have an OM-2N (only the cheap OM-10), but...

I don't have an OM-2N (only the cheap OM-10), but I have a Bessa R, a Fed2, a Fed3 and a Kiev II: the Kiev II is the best "focusing tool": it has a 0.9 (I think) magnification and a huge rangefinder...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 07-20-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 1,461
Posted By spiderfrank
Talking some b&w shots by Lomo Smena

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/Smena_161m.jpg



http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/Smena_162m.jpg

these two where heavily altered by Photoshop, next photos are...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-24-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By spiderfrank
He was an anarchist, not communist, some of his...

He was an anarchist, not communist, some of his first songs were translations from Brassens ("canzoni", 1974"), Bob Dylan (Romance in Durango, Desolation Row) and Cohen ("It seems so long ago,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 06-24-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By spiderfrank
Did you know Fabrizio De Anddré?

a little walk in Genova, with my Bessa R and CV 35 F2.5 along the streets of the italian folk singer Fabrizio De André...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-23-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,899
Posted By spiderfrank
Thank you very much, Joao! Re-silvering the prism...

Thank you very much, Joao!
Re-silvering the prism is "out of budget", I guess ;-) , but perhaps I could ask a friend who own an older Zenit camera to give me its prism, and make one good camera from...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-23-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3,899
Posted By spiderfrank
help! How to dismount a Zenit?

Ok , I know it's not a glorious rangefinder camera, but it's a cute nice old machine...
I found, for 12 euros, a nice Zenit EM: it had a slow second curtain but I fixed it quite easily (i hope...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-16-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By spiderfrank
ah ah !! :-D Poor Luigi! No, I don't think...

ah ah !! :-D Poor Luigi! No, I don't think so...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-16-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By spiderfrank
Red face the (very) poor man's soft release

ladies and gentlemen... Please to introduce you...
ta-daaa!!!

My "garbage-made" soft release...
Forum: Optics Theory - 04-11-2009
Replies: 1,920
Views: 1,748,349
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/J9_559_web.jpg
Jupiter-9 - Kiev II
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-11-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/J9_560_web.jpg
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-11-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By spiderfrank
some shots from my Jupiter-9 (Kiev mount)

Here you have some images of my "bubbled" Jupiter-9 (some bubbles in an internal lens): no problem :o
I like this lens, even if it's a bia a pain to work with a separate viwfinder
on the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-02-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,195
Posted By spiderfrank
nice shots and beautiful lens, sharp and...

nice shots and beautiful lens, sharp and three-dimensional. The seconds from the top (tree), and from the bottom (boy) are my favourites. You made a good job also with the colours, the skin looks is...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-01-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By spiderfrank
the effect of the mosquito screen is really nice,...

the effect of the mosquito screen is really nice, I didn't know it
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-31-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By spiderfrank
I'm not worried about bubbles: if these are the...

I'm not worried about bubbles: if these are the results nera f2 in a rainy gray day, with a very cheap film, I'm sure it can do great things ;-)
My curiosity is about that little black points in the...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-30-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/J9_462web.jpg
between f2 and f2.8 1/250"
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-30-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/J9_460web.jpg
f2 1/50"
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-30-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/J9_433web.jpg
f2.8 1/125"
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-30-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By spiderfrank
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/J9_439web-1.jpg
f4 1/25"
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-30-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By spiderfrank
bubbles on Jupiter ( 9 )

Hi all, I recently bought a Jupiter-9 for my Kiev II : it's all silver, from 1959, the glass is clean and clear, but there are some little bubbles in an internal lens.
Sunday I made some test shots...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-17-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By spiderfrank
Thumbs up I've just received the two lenses, glasses are...

I've just received the two lenses, glasses are clean, and the packaging was... Ehm... "Bomb-proof" ? ;-)

Thank you Stef, you are a real gentleman! :)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By spiderfrank
... Ma perché no? Potrei usarli per capire come...

... Ma perché no? Potrei usarli per capire come si fa a smontarli, pulirli e rimontarli, senza paura di trasformare una buona lente in un soprammobile! :D
Poi magari un obiettivo rotto da cui...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-28-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 1,745
Posted By spiderfrank
Bolas, i must apologize for my previous post: I...

Bolas, i must apologize for my previous post: I just took my finder and made some "experiments": you are right: if you set the distance to 1m, the finder frame goes down, so you move the camera up,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-28-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 1,745
Posted By spiderfrank
there is only one sure thing: you didn't put the...

there is only one sure thing: you didn't put the viewfinder at 1m: doing so, you should had the opposite parallax issue. The position of your eye seems to be the main "candidate" for the problem
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-28-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 1,745
Posted By spiderfrank
first af all: beautiful shots!! :D next... i...

first af all: beautiful shots!! :D
next...
i cannot imagine how a tripod could cause this problem: I use the same multi-focal viewfinder when I put the Jupiter-12 on my Kiev, and like I you never had...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-28-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By spiderfrank
the strap is a piece of leather strap for women...

the strap is a piece of leather strap for women bags: I saw a roll of it at the shoemaker's shop, and asked him to make the camera strap with it. It looks pretty nice, and do it's job ;-)
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-27-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By spiderfrank
Sorry, I lost a "w" in the title!

Sorry, I lost a "w" in the title!
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-27-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By spiderfrank
ho digital can serve "real cameras"!

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l209/spiderfrank/IMG_5874_web.jpg
shot with Canon G7
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-12-2009
Replies: 67
Views: 8,152
Posted By spiderfrank
Glad to see that the grandmother of my beautiful...

Glad to see that the grandmother of my beautiful (ehm...) Kiev 60 has so many estimators!! Gentleman, Kiev 60 look rough and crude, but it's a joy to use! (and yes, if you don't play with the lever,...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-11-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By spiderfrank
Thank you Helen, say hello to Batman! :):p

Thank you Helen, say hello to Batman! :):p
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-10-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,105
Posted By spiderfrank
Guys, this is one of my favourite topics, i'm...

Guys, this is one of my favourite topics, i'm seeing beautiful works and photos !! The day I'll find a dirty cheap broken Kiev i want to "train myself" on this kind of jobs, I'm not brave enough to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,884
Posted By spiderfrank
Wink 200, 350, 500 dollars... Come on, guys, we should...

200, 350, 500 dollars... Come on, guys, we should speak about "reasonably cheap" lenses, not "not so expensive" ones...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,122
Posted By spiderfrank
Wink My Bessa R dropped two times on the concrete,...

My Bessa R dropped two times on the concrete, with no RF problems, it's not a so crappy camera...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-10-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,884
Posted By spiderfrank
Thumbs up Look for a screw mount Jupiter-8 ( 50mm f2 ),...

Look for a screw mount Jupiter-8 ( 50mm f2 ), an Industar 61 L/D (53mm f2.8), or a really cheap Helios-103 (50mm f1.8). These lenses are at least as good as my old Summitar, but you can have all...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By spiderfrank
Thank you all, my hand processing is still in the...

Thank you all, my hand processing is still in the first attempts, I'm just learning, it's a long way!

This time there were no problems, but I'm still too often in the movie "Mr Bean develops his...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-09-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By spiderfrank
Talking Kiev II and Jupiter-8 : a winning couple?

Just some shots I made last saturday with my loved camera and lens (Ilford fp4 plus 125 iso, developed with Tetenal Ultrafin...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-05-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,026
Posted By spiderfrank
I think it should be possible to drill one more...

I think it should be possible to drill one more hole on the potentiometer, and mount it upside-down, eventually registering the position of the sliding contact in order to have the right curve. The...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-03-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By spiderfrank
how to put the left hand on Kiev II

Hi all, i found that if I hold my Kiev with the left index finger into the cavity over the rewind wheel, it's natural to put the tumb under the camera body, and my holding is a bit more stable. How...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By spiderfrank
Agitation: I moved the film for about 10 secons...

Agitation: I moved the film for about 10 secons every minute, end... Not so slowly... ;-)
Next time I'll be much more delicate !
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By spiderfrank
Thank you all, I expected it to be less grainy,...

Thank you all, I expected it to be less grainy, but i didn't know the relation between agitation and grain, next time I'll be more quiet! (thanks Peter)
About the sharpness, I'm waiting for a roll...
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