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Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-02-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 2,736
Posted By Red Robin
My pursuit of the "BEST" 50 ended when I realized...

My pursuit of the "BEST" 50 ended when I realized that each of my LTM Canons and both of my Leicas had a lens that worked well. Now it's like asking what's the "best" color. They all have a place....
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-20-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,854
Posted By Red Robin
There is, I believe, a aftermarket product that...

There is, I believe, a aftermarket product that screws on after the collar is removed. Check on that big auction site. I have noted the many type iii cameras and the like, with a missing collar....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-06-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,946
Posted By Red Robin
I have a small collection of bottom-loaders that...

I have a small collection of bottom-loaders that hail from the '50's. two canons ,now shef queens. a ii-frd waits for a cla. A leica iii f rd currently gets most of my attention. Strangely my Bessa-R...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,005
Posted By Red Robin
Not an original, but would one of the "soft...

Not an original, but would one of the "soft release" as seen on the big auction site work properly?
Forum: Nikon RF 01-21-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1,897
Posted By Red Robin
My Leica iif sports a W-Nikkor 5cm/1:2 in chrome...

My Leica iif sports a W-Nikkor 5cm/1:2 in chrome ; the other chrome is the 1:3.5 f=2.8cm. Both have a dedicated polarized filter and a hood. Neither seem "heavy" in use. Both deliver as needed. As I...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-15-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Red Robin
Leica Speeds. .. ...

A new to me Leica iif seems to not "work correctly" on the 5oo and 1,000 speed adjustments. Must I get a full blown ClA or will repeatedly dry firing free it up? In the manual is a warning to 'set...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-14-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By Red Robin
I like one on my LTM lens. Down here in the Fla....

I like one on my LTM lens. Down here in the Fla. sun it seems to enhance the colors in the harsh light.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-03-2016
Replies: 37
Views: 4,473
Posted By Red Robin
My only 28 is the Nikkor LTM mounted on my Leica...

My only 28 is the Nikkor LTM mounted on my Leica iiif RD. The iif RD gets the 35/2.8 Canon. Both are fine performers. Don't own one of those newfangled M-4 P's.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-26-2015
Replies: 88
Views: 11,166
Posted By Red Robin
I have two Leica bottom-loaders. Three Canon...

I have two Leica bottom-loaders. Three Canon bottom loaders. My Canon's preceded the Leica's for me, but my iif and the iiif just feel better to me. The Canon's seem a tad bit more rugged. the Leica...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-23-2015
Replies: 2,164
Views: 612,622
Posted By Red Robin
Not to get too far off topic , but do most of you...

Not to get too far off topic , but do most of you use a tr-pod or mono-pod to get those great shots?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By Red Robin
Bill, I'm sure if you spoke slowly and softly,...

Bill, I'm sure if you spoke slowly and softly, with clear and carefully enunciation, an explanation of why you need to "drop by" London and perhaps Tokyo to peruse some of the "better" camera shops...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-30-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 2,305
Posted By Red Robin
I suggest you borrow some different rangefinders....

I suggest you borrow some different rangefinders. Try getting a "feel" for the different units. A choice may need to be arrived at not so much by price tag, as by handling by you. It's like trying...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-29-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 7,255
Posted By Red Robin
My Leica iiif RD, like my iif RD, wears a Zhou...

My Leica iiif RD, like my iif RD, wears a Zhou 1/2 case and a wrist strap, both in black. My 50 cm/1,5 lens by CZJ. It' s one made just after the war. A round, vented silver shade helps with flair,a...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 11-28-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 12,770
Posted By Red Robin
Colyn, Just gotta agree with ya on that point....

Colyn, Just gotta agree with ya on that point. I'm down here in Fla. living the good life, see this thread and say to myself :Self why don't you grab your iiif rd and head on out and grab some shots...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 11-21-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 7,255
Posted By Red Robin
Hey! So what's your matchup? On a Leica Barnack type?

Got to wait for some film to be processed. Bur here goes My daily user is a Leica iif sport'in a Nikkor 28cm/1:3.5 , an obscure lens that is hard to find(I was lucky) and harder to find any info on....
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 11-13-2015
Replies: 47
Views: 4,316
Posted By Red Robin
Frank. Not to stray, but, like declairing...

Frank. Not to stray, but, like declairing yourself to be "humble", a declaration of oneself as an "Artist" has little meaning. It's when, I beleave, others call or label someone as an artist does...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-13-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 622
Posted By Red Robin
Lightbulb Selftimer part

Read a resent post on selftimers. Dug around in my bits&peaces box and retreaved mine. Retreaving my old Kalimar, a nice little piece that is, sadly, missing the fat round piece that would allow me...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By Red Robin
Have yet to "buy in" to digital, however. .. ......

Have yet to "buy in" to digital, however. .. ... my 105/2.8 locks in quite well on my Nikomat FTn as well as my FT2 thankyou.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-29-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 6,769
Posted By Red Robin
I should have saved my money and invested in...

I should have saved my money and invested in Leica cameras rather than my Canon LTM's. Then again maybe I just waited too long. Lest-wise sure do enjoy using my Leica iif & Leica IIIf red dials. My...
Forum: Nikon RF 10-21-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By Red Robin
Contax to what ? Nikon. .. ... ?

Greetings all. My old stiff Contact IIIA RF is sadly not working. Any chance the lens will fit a Nikon RF body? Very nice lens to have gathering dust and besides the CZJ 50/!.5's are a favourite of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 09-13-2015
Replies: 160
Views: 68,682
Posted By Red Robin
I for one prefer the J-3. My J-8 used as a backup...

I for one prefer the J-3. My J-8 used as a backup for a bit now a "Shelf Queen" sees little use' my Ind.61 even less. The 50-1.5 in most any brand do it for me. Red
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2015
Replies: 193
Views: 17,788
Posted By Red Robin
Raid, Before it goes have you been able to get...

Raid, Before it goes have you been able to get any shots? Those huge lenses remind me of those special lenses they used to make the ultra-closeup shots at baseball games and such. Some of the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-31-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
Posted By Red Robin
I restarted using a XGM after not snapping a...

I restarted using a XGM after not snapping a frame on my last camera a Kodak Instamatic (ugh) back in 1964. Yeah the one with the plastic film container! For a 14 yo photography quickly became boring...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-23-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By Red Robin
Well, the Leica IIf arrived by post, "Happy Day"!...

Well, the Leica IIf arrived by post, "Happy Day"! The IIIf will remain as an "around-the-house" documentary tool for now. My IIf will be the carry-all-da-time camera as I wander the mean streets of...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By Red Robin
Packing Foam

Will packing foam, peanuts, be a good medium to store cameras and lenses? I'm not sure if it's subject to out-gassing or attracting moisture.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By Red Robin
Oh ! another question about the Leica iiif RD....

Oh ! another question about the Leica iiif RD. The ad stated that the seller was not an "expert " but the 1 sec,and the 1/2 sec (my favorite term)"sounded off". Does that mean I may only have limited...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-14-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By Red Robin
Watch the 4sale ad's on the bay. Note the prices...

Watch the 4sale ad's on the bay. Note the prices of "sold" iiif bodies and there you have it. It's always an average however. A bit more, a bit less. The price is always what a buyer is willing to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-12-2015
Replies: 110
Views: 74,542
Posted By Red Robin
My after market template .a hinged metal thing...

My after market template .a hinged metal thing cost only a few bucks, it's easy to use, also giving me a chance to indulge in my hobby even on a rainy day. Having an ample supply of prepared film...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-09-2015
Replies: 636
Views: 98,646
Posted By Red Robin
I may have missed it in a previous post but,were...

I may have missed it in a previous post but,were the Red Flag -Leica camera lenses coated? Also, as with Leica, is there much of a counterfeit problem ? Lots of fakes still come out of some European...
Forum: RFF Polls 07-31-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,523
Posted By Red Robin
I wrote "all will be reveled" . The truth is...

I wrote "all will be reveled" . The truth is after receiving a Leica iiif red dial I somehow was infected by Leica fever! While I was "under" I must have been on the net! A pristine Leica iif red...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-30-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,607
Posted By Red Robin
Talk about sticker shock eh.

Talk about sticker shock eh.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-29-2015
Replies: 55
Views: 10,441
Posted By Red Robin
Nikkor 28cm

My Nikkor 28cm f=1:3.5 now has a new home, a Leica iif. Test rolls are in the making waiting only for the weather. Right now it's ether too wet & humid or too hot & miserable ! We get all the good...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 07-29-2015
Replies: 183
Views: 27,782
Posted By Red Robin
Late to the party, my Leica gear has been limited...

Late to the party, my Leica gear has been limited to a Leica lens or two. I used Leica compatibles mostly. Some weeks ago I gave up and purchased a iiif red dial. Misreading an ad some days later a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-29-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,607
Posted By Red Robin
Is it real?

Browsing the auction sites I routinely see small "contrast" filters @ 75-120 bucks for sale to fit Leica iii type cameras. Do they work and are they a genuine Leica part or just some off-brand after...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-29-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 875
Posted By Red Robin
Tampa Bay Darkrooms for rent?

Anyone have or know-of a darkroom for rent in the St.Petersburg Fl. area?
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2015
Replies: 127
Views: 71,702
Posted By Red Robin
I have a local thrift shop that gathers returns...

I have a local thrift shop that gathers returns from local retailers. After film was phased off many selves and returned to the distributors I have been able to purchase it @ .25 per roll. Some is...
Forum: Olympus RF 07-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 3,210
Posted By Red Robin
Lynnb, Thanks many, myself included, list the XA...

Lynnb, Thanks many, myself included, list the XA as a faviorte leaving this little gem on the at home as we set out with a more glamoris camera & lens . Great to see your shots.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-24-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,079
Posted By Red Robin
Years ago when my I-22 arrived, a lite yellow...

Years ago when my I-22 arrived, a lite yellow push-on was on the front. maybe one might be found "over there".
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-20-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 6,046
Posted By Red Robin
I liked the looks of that leather bag but. .. ......

I liked the looks of that leather bag but. .. ... (here it comes) at $75.+ it's wayto pricey for my slender wallet. Guess evil-bay of Hong Kong just ain't that cheep, even for a little leather...
Forum: Travel 07-20-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 17,989
Posted By Red Robin
Not being a well traveled person, would a camera...

Not being a well traveled person, would a camera in say Greece be had at a better price due to their recent monetary problems?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 2,465
Posted By Red Robin
Any one know of any reliable repair-folks in the...

Any one know of any reliable repair-folks in the Tampa Bay Fl. area? Be nice to deal locally.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 07-17-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,521
Posted By Red Robin
Canon 50 f=1.9

I have a leica iif on it's way to me . I also own a Industar 22 as an option. The other is the 50/1.9 ,a Canon. I never read much of anything on either one. But these represent my entire collapsible...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-17-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 4,079
Posted By Red Robin
Indi-22 any good?

wondered if this might be a good choice on a leica iiif?
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-16-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By Red Robin
Thanks all for the insights.

Thanks all for the insights.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-16-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By Red Robin
Guilted Lilly

Misread a buy-it now post. Now a Leica iif is hurling its way to my house via the US postal service. It's occurred to me that my many Canon built bodies all have worked fine right off the Bay. The...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-14-2015
Replies: 5,597
Views: 983,606
Posted By Red Robin
While I was working a normal morning included two...

While I was working a normal morning included two 12 cup pots of the brew. My coffee 1.got me going and 2. kept me going. These days in retirement, well some days I indulge, some days I forget....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-08-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,888
Posted By Red Robin
I finally opted for the Leica iiif RD (no...

I finally opted for the Leica iiif RD (no self-timer) .
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 07-06-2015
Replies: 142
Views: 39,857
Posted By Red Robin
Goodness Grace-ness!

Goodness Grace-ness!
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-06-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 6,624
Posted By Red Robin
Luv the one yer with! A Leica iii f RD is my only...

Luv the one yer with! A Leica iii f RD is my only one so far seems fine to me.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 06-28-2015
Replies: 142
Views: 39,857
Posted By Red Robin
I have both the 1959 J-3 and the CZJ ,a 1946 ver....

I have both the 1959 J-3 and the CZJ ,a 1946 ver. Anyone here ever compare these two on a Leica iiif ? To my knowledge neither has had shim work. Which might give the best performance? I know a test...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 06-25-2015
Replies: 78
Views: 8,458
Posted By Red Robin
Sorry to say my cameras just don't fit in your...

Sorry to say my cameras just don't fit in your box as I only shoot film. For years now I've used a "P". Now I've stepped up or down (depending on ones POV) to a Leica iiif. This personal choice, is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-24-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By Red Robin
Yes I saw one a Filsner for sale @40 bucks Guess...

Yes I saw one a Filsner for sale @40 bucks Guess I need the money more than the toy. If it is a useful tool thats one thing but I already have lot's of things to gather dust. Thanks for all the...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-24-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By Red Robin
Anyone like using a Sportsfinder?

Are the sports finder's a good aid? I see them for sale every once in a while. Just don't read or see much about them.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-21-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,676
Posted By Red Robin
Thanks 02PILOT, that's what I meant to ask. Red ...

Thanks 02PILOT, that's what I meant to ask. Red Any other views?
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 06-20-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,676
Posted By Red Robin
Special subminiature film ?

My two 1/2 frames, a Minolta Repo and a Olympus-Pen EE, s. Lenses, 30mm 1:2.8 and also a 1:2.8 f=3 cm respectively. I shoot outdoors mostly these are back-up bodies for my bags Is there a rule of...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 06-20-2015
Replies: 99
Views: 10,717
Posted By Red Robin
Fixed lens?all depends on the bag I grab. I do...

Fixed lens?all depends on the bag I grab. I do always carry a spare. An XA, my Canon QL17, maybe the Minolta REPO, or a little Olympus-Pen EE S . Why? cause I use older cameras, like a light backup...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-18-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,888
Posted By Red Robin
Barnacks is a term many of us less advanced...

Barnacks is a term many of us less advanced hobbyists have used to describe leica bottom-loaders and their clones. Thanks for the enlightenment all. I should have asked: Which botton film-loading...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-15-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,036
Posted By Red Robin
Do you protect your Leica with. .. ...

After the time and expense invested in your Leica (mine is a iiif), do you as a leica user protect your camera with a 1/2 case to save on dust, bumps, dings,and such? Seems to be a wide range of...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-12-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By Red Robin
Very nice, thanks for sharing. Do like the old...

Very nice, thanks for sharing. Do like the old art.
Forum: RFF News 06-09-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4,466
Posted By Red Robin
Oh Joy. My phones not been receiving useless...

Oh Joy. My phones not been receiving useless calls lately. Just where did I leave that call blocking number?
Wish I could send then some annoying calls.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 06-08-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,888
Posted By Red Robin
Well I sure shot myself in the foot with this...

Well I sure shot myself in the foot with this thread . I originally wanted to justify my deciding not to purchase a Leica bottom loader thread mount . Drats! !! !!! After a third reading I now find...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-25-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,901
Posted By Red Robin
Thanks, a good cleaning is in order. No doubt the...

Thanks, a good cleaning is in order. No doubt the dreaded green lube syndrome.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-22-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,888
Posted By Red Robin
I own and use many different kinds of LSM cameras...

I own and use many different kinds of LSM cameras . Like them all but this thread is about our personal favorite kind of "Bottom Loader". Most are older than my 65 years but a great joy to use. We...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 05-16-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 10,888
Posted By Red Robin
Best user Barnack

Me I only use my Canons How about you and why?
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,839
Posted By Red Robin
Sad for his family, sad for his fans. Lucille...

Sad for his family, sad for his fans. Lucille falls silent now forever more.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 05-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 1,901
Posted By Red Robin
Agfa Karat36 , Karat

After nearly a year of non-use both my karat and my karat 36 are failing to shoot. Any ideas? I'm currently trying the "watch TV hit shutter switch then rewind" method. May set the other one in the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 8,202
Posted By Red Robin
Two weeks ago on flea-bay I discovered my own...

Two weeks ago on flea-bay I discovered my own holy grail, a Canon Camera Holder L. This idem helps to level the larger Canons on a tri-pod. Nine years ago I passed on one thinking another would soon...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-29-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 10,816
Posted By Red Robin
Each have strong points. My money is on the Canon...

Each have strong points. My money is on the Canon P. I own and use several not having to look further as the "P" meets my needs. Wanted to try a M but that would only require my also buying another...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-26-2015
Replies: 445
Views: 76,523
Posted By Red Robin
What I have fills my current needs, however I...

What I have fills my current needs, however I just can't stand not knowing if it will make a difference. The upshot is I have a Leica iii f, no timer in the mail. All will be revealed. :) RED
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-24-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,278
Posted By Red Robin
I spose that rare camera sellers/investors might...

I spose that rare camera sellers/investors might perk up, but to me it's just a camera. Got a famous name and hey in the right hands(not mine)it probably takes as good a picture as a Canon IIf using...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-23-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 7,278
Posted By Red Robin
Sure the listing states it's in "working...

Sure the listing states it's in "working condition" but really! might need to spend a bunch of cash on a CLA and that puts it out of my price range. :rolleyes:
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-13-2015
Replies: 260
Views: 57,986
Posted By Red Robin
Got in the game with a Canon LTM ,wanted a Leica...

Got in the game with a Canon LTM ,wanted a Leica for years but now I'm content with my Canons. I have enough different lenses and bodies to cover my needs. I prefer the 'P'.
Forum: Olympus RF 03-02-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 22,706
Posted By Red Robin
Found my xa w/A11 on the cheep counter with all...

Found my xa w/A11 on the cheep counter with all the p&s through aways. All were marked at the price of about $1.03. That was about 14 years ago. Give it a workout each year- -- it always comes...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 02-25-2015
Replies: 165
Views: 12,603
Posted By Red Robin
Most of my photos may not be stellar, but I take...

Most of my photos may not be stellar, but I take what I like. Mostly it's my pets & family with the bulk being my growing flowers, as I love to garden. I have no doubt there is much room for...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-24-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By Red Robin
I remember reading somewhere years ago, that a...

I remember reading somewhere years ago, that a small card was used as an aid while installing new film. Never could make that work myself.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,333
Posted By Red Robin
Mojo, is that a screw-in? what screw size? Or is...

Mojo, is that a screw-in? what screw size? Or is it a clamp-on? Tried a 34.5, too small, 36 too big can't seem to find a 35mm thread size.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-04-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,333
Posted By Red Robin
Always ... use a UV or polarized filter also....

Always ... use a UV or polarized filter also. Still looking for proper screw-in's for 2.8cm, f= 1:3.5 W. Nikkor lens is a clamp on the only solution?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 3,629
Posted By Red Robin
Where do you live? I have an enlarger and some...

Where do you live? I have an enlarger and some other things but it would be a local pickup deal. Red
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 01-18-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,951
Posted By Red Robin
Pen EE s and Minolta Repo (reporter)

I use and enjoy both of these little 1/2 frame gems . As small as an XA without the A-11. A roll of 36 exposure film lasts a long time. There are others, but these two are the ones I use.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 01-18-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,216
Posted By Red Robin
Minolta P meter Woe's

Anyone know of a source for a replacement selenium meter? Maybe even a reliable repair person.
Forum: Other RF 01-13-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 830
Posted By Red Robin
Mixed Bag

I'm a Canon RF guy. Don't use my 7 or mt VI-T much but I do give my two Barnacks and my three 'P''s a good workout. So except for the occasional SLR excurision it's a Classic Canon for me. That said...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-10-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 3,367
Posted By Red Robin
Burn a roll for me! Have "F" will travel! Wish I...

Burn a roll for me! Have "F" will travel! Wish I could go to some of the exotic places, be safe-have fun-shoot much. Red
Forum: Nikon RF 12-29-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 7,408
Posted By Red Robin
Sounds like a great lens that far exceeds my...

Sounds like a great lens that far exceeds my skill to put it to proper use. However . .. ... it I did find those many-many hundreds of dollars um . .. does it come in LTM?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-22-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 4,355
Posted By Red Robin
I find that I'm in the same boat. Most of my gear...

I find that I'm in the same boat. Most of my gear is a haphazardly accumulated assortment of mostly unused thrift shop lenses, bodies, and fixed lens equipment some from the bay, but even that is a...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 12-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 4,019
Posted By Red Robin
My Pen EE is a#701446 Has a nice looking...

My Pen EE is a#701446 Has a nice looking "leather?" zippered case and lens cover. Been looking for a polarized filter as well as a UV filter. Must be an odd size.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2014
Replies: 755
Views: 154,968
Posted By Red Robin
What luck! Let us know when you do some...

What luck! Let us know when you do some processing. Thats a LOAD of picks.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-20-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,847
Posted By Red Robin
Well folks does this setup work? I've never read...

Well folks does this setup work? I've never read of another like it thru the years but good luck anyway.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-20-2014
Replies: 392
Views: 67,180
Posted By Red Robin
I have enough cameras to last longer than myself....

I have enough cameras to last longer than myself. Most are older than or as old as myself. Most are in better shape than I. Why add another piece of hardware that lacks the ruggedness of even my...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-20-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 7,493
Posted By Red Robin
Maybe the W-Nikkor 1:3.5 f=2.8cm might fit the...

Maybe the W-Nikkor 1:3.5 f=2.8cm might fit the bill? Cost isn't bad and its darn small. Oh yeah it, takes good pictures Sometimes I tend to think most lenses were produced on a Monday morning in the...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By Red Robin
Camera Redress!

I was changing the battery in my trusty Minolta SR7 and behold the covering had after these few short years (50?) was looking a bit shabbier than I remember. I though back to an old sale on that...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-20-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2,416
Posted By Red Robin
As nice as the Nikon may be, why not buy a Canon...

As nice as the Nikon may be, why not buy a Canon w/o the "warranty" issues?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2014
Replies: 755
Views: 154,968
Posted By Red Robin
Had my new to me 303-b about a week next...

Had my new to me 303-b about a week next Wednesday. 1st roll not processed yet. Had the Vivitar 28mm 1:2.5 auto wide-angle mounted up in front. Restocked with Kodak 400 hi-def. and a lens change to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-16-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,917
Posted By Red Robin
My current SLR is a "New To Me" Minolta 303-b. A...

My current SLR is a "New To Me" Minolta 303-b. A bit heavy but I have lots of compatible glass (Still a deal) and the construction is tank-like. After all who would want a plastic tank. Batteries...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-10-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 5,953
Posted By Red Robin
Both !

Like some others I'll take the unwritten third option. Some days it's the Barnack, other days I use my Bessa R, but most times its a Canon P that "feels" right. Summing up it';s the LSM that allows...
Forum: Off Topic 11-23-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By Red Robin
Last of the Mohegan s

I live in the US of A. One by one in-house 35 mm processing shops have been shutting down . I can't be the only one that likes the 1 hour deal. I get mine on disk,then I return for copies,...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-10-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,904
Posted By Red Robin
50 1.8 LTM Lenses

Raid as I only have the Canon version I was hoping to hear of the other choices that are out there. Having limited funds myself it occurred to me that others might like to read about the others out...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 11-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 3,904
Posted By Red Robin
Poll:BEST 5CM/50MM 1.8 Lens

I have and use the Canon silver ver. and like it well enough but saw a Minolta listed for $250.00 more than my Canon lens. Is the glass THAT good? "Best " a very subjective term but hey whats your...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 11-07-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 8,985
Posted By Red Robin
Go to that big selling site, drop a few more...

Go to that big selling site, drop a few more bucks and get one of those good looking 1/2 cases! They have a handy "BUMP" on its rt front side that helps with holding on ,plus it comes with your pick...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 10-19-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 4,050
Posted By Red Robin
The Mike J. statement works for some.. . but...

The Mike J. statement works for some.. . but like his 1 lens+ 1 camera challenge just isn't what works for others. Mike has probably used, reviewed, more photos and equipment than I'll ever EVER...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-01-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 8,985
Posted By Red Robin
Good luck. That's about what I paid for each of...

Good luck. That's about what I paid for each of my three. Sometimes I even got a good lens thrown in to boot! Just be patience and quick on the trigger.
Forum: RFF News 09-28-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 10,624
Posted By Red Robin
Unhappy Rental darkrooms in Tampa Bay area

Sadly in my neck of the woods there seems to be no darkroom space for hire. Thru the years I have accumulated some components. I really fear to set it up as tales of poison chemicals and just not...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-17-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By Red Robin
Go Farlymac, and I though I was the only one...

Go Farlymac, and I though I was the only one using XP/Chrome. Retirement does not support a laptop fix so my Hi-speed-Hi-resolution puter is replaced with a free "mature" Dell. Thankful for it as it...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-13-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 8,985
Posted By Red Robin
Canon P

Hands down my favorite cameras. Of the large RF's the three I own all work perfectly. I did covet Raids "green P", but after all it's the insides that count. Two have minor wrinklies, one is...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-25-2014
Replies: 637
Views: 193,823
Posted By Red Robin
Jacques. My lens is a sonnar 1:1,5 f=5cm . My...

Jacques. My lens is a sonnar 1:1,5 f=5cm . My only 28 is a nikkor 1:3.5 f=2.8cm . Not a zeiss bur fulfills my needs nicely, both in LTM.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 08-24-2014
Replies: 637
Views: 193,823
Posted By Red Robin
My CZJ seems to have missed the war (Parts...

My CZJ seems to have missed the war (Parts maybe?) with a s/n of nr.2860446 All seems to work well but the aperture numbers don't line up correctly. Someone must have taken it apart and like me...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 08-14-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 2,576
Posted By Red Robin
Still Happy with my Canons . .. ... KA-POW!

Both the III and the IIF I have are good shooters . It's just the "Leica snob" envy that seems to raise it's ugly head in my thoughts every now and then. Fact is it's like an old neighbor I had in...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 08-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 2,576
Posted By Red Robin
Canon bottom loaders compared to Leicas

Hello all I have a Canon III as well as the Canon IIF. Just wondering how they compare to the Leicas that they were "copied" after. I've read the Canons are sturdier than the Leicas which I have...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By Red Robin
Thanks Joe I just wondered if I might be able to...

Thanks Joe I just wondered if I might be able to tell by only looking at the numbers.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 07-06-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By Red Robin
Minolta Uniomat Hood

Will a f:1.9/4.5cm hood work well with no vignetting on a fixed lens 1:2.8/45 minolta? I'd rather not waste a roll w/processing to find out. Thanks for any help.
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 07-06-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 4,970
Posted By Red Robin
Give Up?

Don't think so. The closest I've come is earlier this year after three weeks in the hospital on my back. Weeks later still too weak to stand for more than a few minutes at a time. However now I'm...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 06-20-2014
Replies: 107
Views: 8,129
Posted By Red Robin
Keep it "Green"

Raid, perhaps dusting off one of your old Canons might stoke the photographic passions of days gone by. Your pictures of the family that you sometimes shair are still catch my eye. A Leica M what...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-27-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,778
Posted By Red Robin
I'm at odds with my self on this issue. Having...

I'm at odds with my self on this issue. Having spent years "saving" older cameras from oblivion as found in second hand stores I feel I have by far obtained more than I need, more than I use and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-24-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,069
Posted By Red Robin
ME Super

My Super P is still working great but these little guys are starting to get on in years now. Might the electronics of some of them just be getting to the point where a replacement or two is in order?...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 01-13-2014
Replies: 120
Views: 31,388
Posted By Red Robin
Canon P Luv. .. ...

Can you feel it ? I myself own and use three. My only want would be a black one and an olive colored one. Pretty sure the color changes would not have an impact on my image quality, but don't they...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-12-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3,493
Posted By Red Robin
Removing Frame Lines?

I suppose most anything can be done but why? Different strokes and all that, but to this user the "P" is about as good as it gets! Use your P till you don't even notice the lines when using this fine...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Posted By Red Robin
Congrats on your kit

Wow, looks to be a great kit for the cost. There are some fixes for the patch spot but others are I'm sure know more than I about where to find those sites. Anyway Happy shooting and buy more film!
Forum: DIYS Modifications 01-04-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1,042
Posted By Red Robin
Canon FT ql Prism foam Woes

I intend to swap out a FT prism with failed foam degradation. What might be a good replacement. The foam used to secure the prism block must have had improvements in the last 47 years. Anyone know?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-29-2013
Replies: 211
Views: 18,093
Posted By Red Robin
2014 1 lens, 1 camera fer a year

Can't really see myself only using two. But if it did to happen I'd choose a Canon P with a J-3 . It just sorta just feels so "right" in my hand. The Juipter-3 deliverers all I need in a 5cm. With a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-17-2013
Replies: 259
Views: 86,225
Posted By Red Robin
Might the J-8 have a place in your test?

Might the J-8 have a place in your test?
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-17-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 2,618
Posted By Red Robin
For the "skilled" photographer. has the phone...

For the "skilled" photographer. has the phone equaled or surpassed the need to purchase an additional camera? I'm no "Techie"-- don't even own a cell phone. Can hardly post a photo on a web page, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 7,931
Posted By Red Robin
Always wanted a Canon 100mm but price shut me...

Always wanted a Canon 100mm but price shut me out. The 90 mm f4 I ended up with is old , pre-war, lens that gives me a nice soft look that can be very appealing. The cost is to me very appealing as...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 12-10-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 9,301
Posted By Red Robin
I'm sure you folks know best but is the Ql-17 the...

I'm sure you folks know best but is the Ql-17 the same as the G-III ? Some posters seem to use the names interchangeably.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-08-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,260
Posted By Red Robin
Unhappy Common problems with the Canon 7

My 7 is the "redheaded step child"of my collection. The meter still works somewhat, the chrome frame fell off from around the cell. The little "button" that retains the delayed timer lever "poped"...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-04-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 3,269
Posted By Red Robin
Not to hi-jack .. but... did all the Canon LTM...

Not to hi-jack .. but... did all the Canon LTM lenses have a lens hood? Were some just considered not to need a hood?
Forum: RFF Polls 12-02-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,517
Posted By Red Robin
Don't anymore. Back in the day there were dreams...

Don't anymore. Back in the day there were dreams of someone actually wanting to publish one of my efforts, but one does get older, perhaps wiser. Realization that a camera in my hands is only an...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-20-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 9,301
Posted By Red Robin
Great camera. got mine years ago at a good price....

Great camera. got mine years ago at a good price. Only thing I mine needed was a seal replacement, no other issues except that most only to write about the G-III. The QL 17 is a very nice , a very...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-18-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 6,281
Posted By Red Robin
Guess I'm easily lead. I can see my Nikomatt bag...

Guess I'm easily lead. I can see my Nikomatt bag from the couch. Yup. .. the one I've been passing by as I use my assortment of rangefinders. In all I have four an F but the prisum won't stay on and...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-18-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Red Robin
Thanks all. I just pulled-up an extensively...

Thanks all. I just pulled-up an extensively detailed piece on the Zeiss site. Wow! A good read with more detail than I expected. This guy knows his stuff. Sad, I kinda wanted a good useable camera. I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-18-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Red Robin
Contact iii-a

My Contact III-A has one image a bit higher/lower than the other. Might this be a "simple" adjustment or will it require a high-dollar CLA ?
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By Red Robin
Went looking . .. ...

After finding the "36" I continued on and found my Agfa karat IV. It also sports a Solinar 1:2.8/50 lens. the "36 has the synchro-compur shutter while the IV is fitted with a Prontor-svs. No scale...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By Red Robin
Smile Finding An Old Friend

Went hunting for my non-working(?) Canon 28 RF and also rediscovered an old friend, my Agfa Karat 36! Sure we had "issues" when we first got together, but the green "sludge" was soon fixed. (rubbing...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-12-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By Red Robin
Nice solution on the APUG site, rangefinder...

Nice solution on the APUG site, rangefinder section.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 11-11-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,346
Posted By Red Robin
OK already! Now I'll have to go dig into my...

OK already! Now I'll have to go dig into my "broken"camera box and find mine. It does have a nice leather case. Need the batt.& film load too. Always liked trying to "resurrect" the old ones.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 11-05-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By Red Robin
Sticky Problum

A gifted Ansco Speedex 4.5 has some body leather "lifting" in the front.What might be the best way to secure it safely?:confused:Camera was produced in the early fifties.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 11-04-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By Red Robin
Gifted!!!

No-no the camera not me:rolleyes:. My daudhter helping a friend of her deceased fathers stuff found an old camera and added it to my collection. It's a Ansco Speedex 4.5 Folder with case(Yeah...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 10-31-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 5,848
Posted By Red Robin
The NSA really does the best they can! Most if...

The NSA really does the best they can! Most if the time one doesn't even know they're there. quit complaining , it's safer.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-29-2013
Replies: 55
Views: 10,441
Posted By Red Robin
My unlisted and only 28cm 1:3.5 is an older lenb....

My unlisted and only 28cm 1:3.5 is an older lenb. Much used this W-Nikkor.C has been kept it on my Canon P.
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-29-2013
Replies: 149
Views: 21,435
Posted By Red Robin
I still shoot film because I like the process....

I still shoot film because I like the process. Its that simple.
Forum: Sony Alpha Mirrorless - All Models 10-24-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2,448
Posted By Red Robin
Will you remember?

With this treatment from sony we're all knowing when replacement time comes, bet you'll run right out and buy another sony. .. ... RIGHT? Guess sony never heard of the old sales rule: ONE SCREW YOU...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 10-23-2013
Replies: 259
Views: 86,225
Posted By Red Robin
Yes Indeed! Keep mine paired with a 1:3.5mm f=...

Yes Indeed! Keep mine paired with a 1:3.5mm f= 2.8cm on a Bessa R . this is my current "walk around "kit. I enjoy that my various Ltm lenses are all compatible with my Canon/Bessa R camera bodies. I...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-23-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,842
Posted By Red Robin
Talking Canonet Hood

Hey thanks for the thread, the pic's really help.:)
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-20-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By Red Robin
wa a aaaaaa I have this lens and my pictures...

wa a aaaaaa I have this lens and my pictures don't look beautiful like those. nice job.
Forum: RFF Polls 10-19-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,951
Posted By Red Robin
I have always liked the stability I achieve with...

I have always liked the stability I achieve with a wrist strap. Neck straps
I mostly avoid them because if the camera is idle--just hanging there, more bumps seem to "happen". Camera in hand, for...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-15-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 2,487
Posted By Red Robin
I have one very much like that, cept mine isn't...

I have one very much like that, cept mine isn't black and the insides are not gold plated. Why I bet it takes lots better point and shoot pictures than mine does. Ouh ouh! I feel a gas attack coming...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 10-15-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 8,295
Posted By Red Robin
Joe, for me a major change can make the...

Joe, for me a major change can make the difference. I don't use digital but going to a different kind of system can really do the trick. Rangefinder to SLR or fixed lens. landscapes to portraits or...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 10-14-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 4,508
Posted By Red Robin
Nice job. Hope the arm heals quickly.

Nice job. Hope the arm heals quickly.
Forum: RFF News 10-14-2013
Replies: 106
Views: 70,299
Posted By Red Robin
Nice pick! Any other colors?

Nice pick! Any other colors?
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-14-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By Red Robin
Super ID! Thanks for bring us the good stuff.

Super ID! Thanks for bring us the good stuff.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 6,723
Posted By Red Robin
I take mostly close-up of my own flowers.(my...

I take mostly close-up of my own flowers.(my other hobby) Only being semi computer literate I rarely post images. The capture ,to try to get the best shot is done with handheld film cameras . A...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 10-04-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3,205
Posted By Red Robin
I found one of those older Manfrotto tripods at a...

I found one of those older Manfrotto tripods at a give-away price. This thing is so heavy it may require an earthquake to move it after a proper setup. However. .. ... its heavyweight that helps with...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,842
Posted By Red Robin
Is that one smaller than the Canonet Q17? My QL...

Is that one smaller than the Canonet Q17? My QL seems pretty small.:eek:
Forum: RFF News 10-04-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 11,818
Posted By Red Robin
So . .. ... is this the end of the grammar...

So . .. ... is this the end of the grammar police thread? Thanks for all your hard work Steven, as one that read blueprints for 30 years, English can,for me, seem like a second language.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 10-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,842
Posted By Red Robin
Canonet Q-17 Hood

I have a QL and the hood I currently use is a Canon T-50-2 . Looks to be doing the job so far. It is however just my first roll with this hood, only on # 16 so we shall see. Good luck with your...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,883
Posted By Red Robin
Busted! I was looking at "new posts" and went...

Busted! I was looking at "new posts" and went astray.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 09-25-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 3,883
Posted By Red Robin
Ginning up interest for sale?

Ginning up interest for sale?
Forum: RFF News 09-22-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 25,917
Posted By Red Robin
Thanks Steven, How ever it works, it will...

Thanks Steven, How ever it works, it will surely be a helpful asset to the membership.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-22-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 5,579
Posted By Red Robin
I started out with a Minolta XGM. With no...

I started out with a Minolta XGM. With no shooting buddy, my learning curve was based on luck, (trial&error) and later the internet. It's a slow but sure way to learn but one that fits my pocketbook....
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-08-2013
Replies: 80
Views: 6,320
Posted By Red Robin
I would hate to stifle my creative flow with such...

I would hate to stifle my creative flow with such limitations, but good luck to-ya . AH-hum!
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-29-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,093
Posted By Red Robin
Today's carry is a favorite, a Canon IIF with the...

Today's carry is a favorite, a Canon IIF with the 50mm f=1.8 and the 35mm f= 2.8 canon lenses & after market shades. They look so good,(how good do they look?) I may have to take them out soon for a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 08-26-2013
Replies: 176
Views: 19,846
Posted By Red Robin
i went from buying my film at Walleyworld(buy...

i went from buying my film at Walleyworld(buy 4-get 5)until they went belly-up film wise .Next it was a combo of Goodwilleys and out of date sales from that big sale site. But what filled my freezer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 08-22-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By Red Robin
Lens Shades will they work?

Is there a general measurement rule to use to pick a lens shade? That is other than trashing a roll of film only to find the shade causes vignetting? Some of my older shades fit but are still...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-03-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,751
Posted By Red Robin
Thanks to all. Was not trying to raise any...

Thanks to all. Was not trying to raise any hackles I still don't own a Leica but just want to start looking(again) into it and didn't want to buy a basket case. Thanks all and I was asking about...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-02-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,751
Posted By Red Robin
Cheapen Leicas

When did they start to start with the lowered standards during the prewar and post war cameras? Was it only chrome, or are there other things to watch for?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-21-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,781
Posted By Red Robin
I plan to start that soon. Maybe

I plan to start that soon. Maybe
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-20-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By Red Robin
Yup! Thats the one that just arrived by post....

Yup! Thats the one that just arrived by post. Works and looks great. Thanks for the heads-up. Frank
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 07-19-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,895
Posted By Red Robin
LTM Convertions?

I asked about this very thing after finding my IIIA had a tough (sticky) way of working . The reply suggested a conversion would be cost prohibitive. Is this a job that is easily doable? The glass...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-11-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,824
Posted By Red Robin
When will the product reviews start on this...

When will the product reviews start on this contraption? Soon to be seen in Good-willies? Only in chrome(?)or is there a Black model? Can It be re-skinned is lizard?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-09-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By Red Robin
Canon made a hood for the 50mm1.8 and a reference...

Canon made a hood for the 50mm1.8 and a reference to the 35mm 2.8 but it doesn't fit my old chrome wide . .. ... drats! I wanted it to do double duty. Should'da gotten the cheapy.
Forum: RFF Polls 07-05-2013
Replies: 124
Views: 31,239
Posted By Red Robin
Photography is my main retirement hobby. I use my...

Photography is my main retirement hobby. I use my cameras to have fun and every once in a while I take a picture that even I like. So, some days it's scale focus other days my rangefinders get the...
Forum: RFF News 06-29-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,697
Posted By Red Robin
Why don't they fire the reporters too ? Get their...

Why don't they fire the reporters too ? Get their news from twitter?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-27-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 3,328
Posted By Red Robin
When learning to shoot a bow&arrow one gets as...

When learning to shoot a bow&arrow one gets as close to the target in order to get a bulls eye with every shot. Then take a step back and repeat. Using the "sunny 16" for me it has been much the same...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-20-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,093
Posted By Red Robin
Still on my small RF kick. So todays picks are...

Still on my small RF kick. So todays picks are the little Konica C35 and the Canon Canonet QL 17. The C35 is lite, good for a pocket. The Canonet is to me just a bit more conferable to handle and the...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-19-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By Red Robin
Thanks much! Red

Thanks much! Red
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-17-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By Red Robin
Canon III

Hope this is the right place but here goes: The parts that my film spool envelops has fallen out . Is this a doable repair at home? there's a little knobie thing with a cut-out part, a small spring,...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 06-07-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,044
Posted By Red Robin
Thumbs up Minolta Uniomat

Way back in nineteen sixty Minolta offered a sturdy camera called the Uniomat. It sported a Rokkor 1:2.8/45 lens and a Citizen Optiper Uni shutter. The working meter is coupled with the shutter to...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 05-23-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 7,519
Posted By Red Robin
Sounds like a nice camera+lens . Have you been...

Sounds like a nice camera+lens . Have you been using it long? I have a similar lens works great. Anyway welcome, and member "Raid " may be able to direct you to more information on your camera.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-21-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,752
Posted By Red Robin
It works for me O2PILOT, Don't own the 100 but...

It works for me O2PILOT, Don't own the 100 but the 135 I do have is just too ungainly. Mostly it stays home and the 90/4 gets the nod. For a 50 the Canon50/1.5 is one I'd like to have but the J-3 or...
Forum: Off Topic 05-20-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Red Robin
Moore OK.

Prayers for the people of Moore, OK. Bless them all as it will be a long night for many there.
Forum: RFF Polls 05-18-2013
Replies: 303
Views: 127,851
Posted By Red Robin
Lot's of great choices listed here. limited to...

Lot's of great choices listed here. limited to that big auction site and ease of use, my last purchase arrived today. It's a Minolta Unimat, 5 bucks .(shiping12.50) Another a Canonet QL-17 15....
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,398
Posted By Red Robin
Thanks all, it was that fraction that had me...

Thanks all, it was that fraction that had me stumped, it seemed like such a simple thing but it's all in knowing the procedure. again thanks
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,398
Posted By Red Robin
Yes, that's it. The part c-2218 does not end up...

Yes, that's it. The part c-2218 does not end up in the right place. what to do ?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-15-2013
Replies: 48
Views: 3,819
Posted By Red Robin
All I do now is bring one lens . Sometimes a...

All I do now is bring one lens . Sometimes a better choice could have been made, so other choices must be made. Back in the day I'd lug extra pounds of stuff trying to cover all the potential...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-13-2013
Replies: 590
Views: 68,208
Posted By Red Robin
I have a Minolta Unimat on the way still need to...

I have a Minolta Unimat on the way still need to find a manual . Camera, 5 bucks, shipping (UGH), 12. and change.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-13-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,398
Posted By Red Robin
Mackinaw, other view, it's the lever on the face....

Mackinaw, other view, it's the lever on the face. The delayed-timer lever, and no they are not the same.
Forum: Other RF 05-10-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,235
Posted By Red Robin
Pleather, must be the same "stuff " my OLY Pen-ee...

Pleather, must be the same "stuff " my OLY Pen-ee uses.Hurry, Hurry ! It looks like leather. .. ... it feels like leather, but NO! Thru the miracle of science it's PLEATHER! Ah this modern age we...
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 05-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,111
Posted By Red Robin
Thanks for the reply. I'll be on the lookout

Thanks for the reply. I'll be on the lookout
Forum: Other RF 05-10-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3,235
Posted By Red Robin
Konica C35

Just got my konica C35 803xxx working again. :D Only thing is it's neck-kid:eek: Did they offer it with a leather never-ready case?
Forum: Canon Rangefinders - Peter Dechert and Peter Kitchingman 05-10-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,111
Posted By Red Robin
Canon QL17

My little QL17 has a hokey plastic case. Do you know if it was offered in leather? Thanks.
Forum: DIYS Modifications 05-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,398
Posted By Red Robin
Canon P/ Canon 7

How is the lever on these cameras put back on properly? I went to exchange levers only to find that looks aside on the outside they are not interchangeable.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-01-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By Red Robin
Ah! This modern age we live in . .. ... And just...

Ah! This modern age we live in . .. ... And just think more to come . .. more than we can imagine! Fasten your seat belts.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-30-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 6,205
Posted By Red Robin
Nice thread but really it comes down to buy or...

Nice thread but really it comes down to buy or get a loaner. If it fits your style and needs use it! Most of the people I've read have very user specific needs/wants. Lot's of users really enjoy...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By Red Robin
looking for an odd part/mount

In my travels I acquired a nearly-new(came in a box) Made in Germany, Bk.,E.Leitz Wetzlar , rangefinder/distance thingy. It's got a big wheel for adjustments on the front, and is marked in feet....
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-19-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,451
Posted By Red Robin
I was lucky to find one at a super price on that...

I was lucky to find one at a super price on that big action site. Had a bad case of haze on the back glass. Took it apart, an easy job, followed directions from web site, now, HA! More champagne on...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By Red Robin
Shucks! That leaves me a day late and a brochure...

Shucks! That leaves me a day late and a brochure short. Enjoy Vics:)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2013
Replies: 3,801
Views: 319,093
Posted By Red Robin
A little Olympus Pen EE

A little Olympus Pen EE
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Posted By Red Robin
Just goes to show:You can buy ANYTHING in Jersey.

Just goes to show:You can buy ANYTHING in Jersey.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-15-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By Red Robin
Hi there, your title says it all.The VI-T is a...

Hi there, your title says it all.The VI-T is a strong design. I tend to use my other Canons more as my tastes don't run to trigger-winds but I 'll not sell it. Just to pretty.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-10-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 39,010
Posted By Red Robin
Love this AD . Sounded like one of those "Now the...

Love this AD . Sounded like one of those "Now the truth can be told. .. .... " story's. Good stuff, lets hear it for the ad men.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 03-05-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,717
Posted By Red Robin
My 7 also has a good meter, but remains shelf...

My 7 also has a good meter, but remains shelf bound. The P's get the workouts along with a Bessa R. They, to me, just feel right in the hand and the view seems bright enough.
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