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Forum: Photography General Interest 10-09-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Well, if anyone's interested, there's a podcast...

Well, if anyone's interested, there's a podcast interview with Neil Hamamoto of FREE FILM on Analog Talk.

It' the second podcast down at this address:

https://analogtalk.podbean.com
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-21-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,230
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Many years ago I was looking for a new camera....

Many years ago I was looking for a new camera. One dealer tried to have me buy a G1 but, alas, it was way out of my price range. I ended by buying a Nikon 8008s with 70-210 AF zoom, the better to...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-29-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I have the same camera/lens combo although I...

I have the same camera/lens combo although I haven't used them in years. So I just checked by pressing the 'depth of view' lever & the blades stop down.
So I would suggest yours is just gummed up....
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 07-30-2018
Replies: 1,709
Views: 111,329
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
This. I really like this; the barely visible...

This. I really like this; the barely visible framing left and bottom, the sun and the space of the sky. And that tiny airplane, the center piece.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-12-2018
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1736/42392620622_abe...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1736/42392620622_abe07fc60e_z.jpg

Rolleiflex Automat 3.5 Tessar
Portra 160
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-29-2018
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1746/42443073891_354...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1746/42443073891_354a271f66_b.jpg

Rooster

Rolleiflex Old Standard, Tessar 3.8
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-27-2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2,726
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I just checked my R8 & I get the same thing. I'm...

I just checked my R8 & I get the same thing. I'm quite sure it's the mirror that we see.
There's just a hint, possibly the bottom of the mirror, on my F100 but nothing at all on my F2 or even my...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-17-2018
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Two from my first rolls with a 'new to me'...

Two from my first rolls with a 'new to me' Rolleiflex 3.5E2
#1
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/892/40372649334_529441371f_b.jpg

#2
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/869/40372647444_5a955c36de_b.jpg
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-15-2018
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 250,181
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I hate autocorrect. not 'photons texas' but...

I hate autocorrect.
not 'photons texas' but 'photony texas'

curse you Apple!!
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 02-15-2018
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 250,181
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Seller: photons texas item: Rolleiflex 3.5E2....

Seller: photons texas
item: Rolleiflex 3.5E2. CLAd and with 'extras' - hood, filter, tripod mount etc.

Excellent transaction. Prompt shipping, camera well packaged, looks absolutely...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-13-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,386
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
What I've read of Roger's writings I've quite...

What I've read of Roger's writings I've quite enjoyed. He has fluid style that sometimes makes me wish he'd kept going. I rather imagine he's also something of an engaging raconteur. It's the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 12-03-2017
Replies: 133
Views: 14,386
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
If anyone's interested, Roger has an interesting...

If anyone's interested, Roger has an interesting new post at 35mmc.

https://www.35mmc.com/03/12/2017/perfect-35mm-compact-camera/
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I used a "Five Joy" Head mount magnifier which I...

I used a "Five Joy" Head mount magnifier which I had forgotten I had. (I bought it not for cameras but for my beekeeping). With its light, yep, there's a teeny-tiny hair, a gray hair darn it*,...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-29-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thanks guys. I had checked the upper left side of...

Thanks guys.
I had checked the upper left side of the film/shutter area using 'B' but didn't see anything. Then again, I have trouble with close focusing.

I'll check again when I'm home.

Colin
Forum: Zeiss Contax 11-28-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Contax II and mark on negatives

I'm embarrassed to admit I hadn't noticed that there's a mark (a scratch?) on negatives from my Contax II. I think it's been there since I bought the camera but it only shows in "light". It's not...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-10-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
...because sellers pretend they know nothing...

...because sellers pretend they know nothing when, in reality, they know the object doesn't work.

At least, that is my feeling. As soon as I see the words "I know nothing about cameras" I move on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 06-06-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4169/33896568073_555...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4169/33896568073_5555a8ff4a_b.jpg
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
"...i was trying to see whether it's worth buying...

"...i was trying to see whether it's worth buying a cheap leicaflex SL body..."
Too funny.

Anyway, I followed one response from your links and held up the camera (base down) and used a screw driver...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-06-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thank you harvester, exactly what I needed....

Thank you harvester, exactly what I needed. Strange that Google didn't bring up these links but perhaps it's the way I formulated the search question.

Still, good to know I'm not the only one that's...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 06-05-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Leicaflex SL Battery cover 'stuck'

In yet another of my "brilliant" idiocies I appear to have over-screwed the battery cover into the otherwise empty battery chamber. I suspect I tightened it until it went below the thread as I can't...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-30-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4182/34706135815_39f...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4182/34706135815_39f5764e3e_b.jpg

Rolleicord IV, Rolleinar I, Ektar 100
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 05-29-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
My 'Zorro' sword! Zorro was a fictional...

My 'Zorro' sword!

Zorro was a fictional character, another masked man (but this time in Mexico) who, having successfully defended some poor peasant would use his rapier to slash a 'Z' in three quick...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 05-16-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4174/34544390852_ef7...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4174/34544390852_ef754d4ea8_c.jpg

Spring inspection of honey bee colony

Rolleicord IV, Ektar 100
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-27-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
You might find this Youtube video a help. It goes...

You might find this Youtube video a help. It goes through the basics of 4x5 and shows what to expect when you open the box and load the sheets into the holders.
Done in daylight with 'waste'...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-25-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2859/33889209620_15e...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2859/33889209620_15e8e4e243_b.jpg

Rolleicord IV, Rolleikin and Rolleinar I
Forum: Travel 04-13-2017
Replies: 54
Views: 4,666
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Three great choices in my opinion but if you may...

Three great choices in my opinion but if you may visit Ireland later I'd take that out of the equation. I've enjoyed stays in both Scotland and Wales -- but decades ago -- and would hesitate to...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-04-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2943/33689963922_e48...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2943/33689963922_e483304d14_c.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-01-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Correctly adjust a polarizing filter.

Correctly adjust a polarizing filter.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-25-2017
Replies: 12,112
Views: 4,451,942
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3666/33607741746_fcc...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3666/33607741746_fcc1ccc82e_h.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-07-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3776/32469115094_b49...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3776/32469115094_b49d2a5ae0_c.jpg

Rolleicord III & Triotar
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-21-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3702/32661912990_711...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3702/32661912990_7111cf6578_c.jpg

Old, empty house.
Yashica D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-14-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5596/30979638282_cb1...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5596/30979638282_cb1999d8f6_c.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-07-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7469/16143771699_72c...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7469/16143771699_72c05f6143_c.jpg
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-31-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/626/22367549289_8fe2...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/626/22367549289_8fe29d565e_c.jpg

But not 'square'. Rolleicord IV with Rolleikin. Makes for a pretty good portrait combination.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-24-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5470/30979638532_ed4...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5470/30979638532_ed48b631cc_b.jpg
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-21-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 7,146
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Some time ago I picked up a cheap Zeiss Nettar...

Some time ago I picked up a cheap Zeiss Nettar 516/2 and tried to clean the lens. In short I made a mess of it and eventually sent it to Jurgen (Certo6) for a proper CLA. He did say he didn't like to...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-17-2017
Replies: 452
Views: 54,515
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/448/32372494665_4c4a...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/448/32372494665_4c4a874b04_c.jpg



https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/367/32333384036_e9541c6b81_c.jpg


Both with Leica II and collapsible Summar
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-17-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3931/15464060892_41b...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3931/15464060892_41ba7cecf5_c.jpg

Yashica D
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-17-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thank you. Hand-held meter (Sekonic L-248)...

Thank you.



Hand-held meter (Sekonic L-248) aimed at the patch of grass at the bottom center just about where that one piece of grass is standing up. Then I opened up a stop which gave me this.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-10-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/546/32200982406_c32b...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/546/32200982406_c32be05fcd_c.jpg

Yucca plant -- Rolleicord IV
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-03-2017
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/276/32050258236_a037...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/276/32050258236_a037be759d_c.jpg

Civil war reenactment, Pomfret CT, July 2016. Concluding remarks from the Confederacy as the Union General Lyon was killed in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-31-2016
Replies: 87
Views: 4,902
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/31169917956_53...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5491/31169917956_5331740c53_h.jpg

In the far background my father, in the mid background my sister (legs & feet only).
But in the foreground her cat Marty who, like...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-27-2016
Replies: 439
Views: 34,333
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
and why not... taken Aug 2016 a little after...

and why not...

taken Aug 2016 a little after sunrise on my way to work.


https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/430/31547692240_35b0e2d76d_c.jpg
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 12-19-2016
Replies: 1,709
Views: 111,329
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
This one made me laugh. Just the attitude of the...

This one made me laugh. Just the attitude of the man, almost a "goose-step" and yet not at all military.
Brilliant.

Colin
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-14-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
My 2 cents worth. A Fed-3 from Moldova was my...

My 2 cents worth.

A Fed-3 from Moldova was my first rangefinder and it too had plenty of holes in the curtain that were only visible when the shutter was cocked. Someone on this site suggested...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-12-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thanks both of you. I'll try the file technique...

Thanks both of you. I'll try the file technique on those screws. I've taken a hacksaw to much larger screws for the same reason but the idea of using a file never occurred to me. If it doesn't work,...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 12-11-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Rolleicord II - problem with hood screws and lens wrench question

I have a Rolleicord II that I started to take apart to clean the focus screen, replace mirror etc.
Unfortunately, I managed to ‘mangle’ the screws holding the hood — two of the heads are sufficiently...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2016
Replies: 3,588
Views: 910,901
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5767/31169915586_595...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5767/31169915586_59524c935d_b.jpg

Concord engine, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK
IIIc, 50mm Sonnar 1.5, Tri-X
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 9,219
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5491/31169911076_a6b...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5491/31169911076_a6bb813c6a_b.jpg

SR-71 Blackbird, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK
IIIc, 50mm Sonnar 1.5, Tri-X
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 9,219
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5805/31169916866_cb1...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5805/31169916866_cb1db06c22_b.jpg

Lancaster bomber, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, UK

Rolleiflex Automat/Xenar, Tri-X
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-28-2016
Replies: 324
Views: 32,653
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5771/31169912226_fe1...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5771/31169912226_fe1cc7a554_b.jpg

My father doing his daily crossword puzzle

IIIc, 50mm Sonnar 1.5, Tri-X
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 11-20-2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,948
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
They're being 'cured'. Onions need two to three...

They're being 'cured'. Onions need two to three weeks out of the ground or until the tops necks are completely dry and the outer skin on the onion becomes slightly crisp.
I would expect the farmer...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-19-2016
Replies: 3,588
Views: 910,901
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5596/30979638282_cb1...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5596/30979638282_cb1999d8f6_b.jpg

Rolleicord III, Trittar, Tri-X
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 11-07-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 3,233
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I have one of similar vintage also cosmetically...

I have one of similar vintage also cosmetically "challenged" and I rather think I paid a fair bit more for it.
I did send it out for a CLA; the lens was cloudy and, as it turned out, the shutter...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-11-2016
Replies: 146
Views: 13,011
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
#2 is out of the question as I have no experience...

#2 is out of the question as I have no experience in such repairs. I'd go with #1 if I had Erik's eye for a photo but as I don't then #3. Of course it's really not the camera per se anyway, it's the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-01-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,500
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Takes me back 40 years and a trip to the USSR....

Takes me back 40 years and a trip to the USSR. First stop was Kiev and me with a miserable head cold. That first evening, at dinner, I drank the best part of a bottle of Ukrainian Pepper Vodka (I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 07-28-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 6,354
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
[QUOTE=Chriscrawfordphoto;2635048]In my opinion,...

[QUOTE=Chriscrawfordphoto;2635048]In my opinion, the best developer for HP5 is PMK.

Beautiful images Chris.

I feel a need to develop my own negs and I've been pondering D76, Xtol and PMK. As I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-04-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thanks all. Really confirms how I felt this...

Thanks all. Really confirms how I felt this morning once the effects of that little extra wine had worn off. That camera is a 'want', not a 'need' and I probably wouldn't care to be lugging it around...
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-03-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Dilemas, Dilemas.

I’m considering a Rollei SL66 which needs repair/CLA and is priced accordingly. But for medium format I have a collection of Rollei TLRs although none with a Planar lens. (Mostly Xenar and a couple...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-26-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 3,932
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
[QUOTE=harvester;2607796]F2 vs M5 I would have...

[QUOTE=harvester;2607796]F2 vs M5

I would have thought the F2 much bigger in comparison. Out of curiosity, what's the difference in their weight?
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 03-02-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1,895
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
and you still can't page forward in the...

and you still can't page forward in the classifieds...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-16-2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12,394
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
How about this? I have no financial connection...

How about this?
I have no financial connection with the seller and haven't bought from them but their price is better than 3000...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-16-2016
Replies: 12,112
Views: 4,451,942
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1600/24052049949_85...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1600/24052049949_85d18d5603_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CDp3un)
Pigs at Fair (https://flic.kr/p/CDp3un) by Colin West (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-07-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Rolleicord Ia hood problem/questions

I'd like to remove the hood from my recently acquired Ia to clean the focussing screen, check the mirror and so on. It's almost too dark to focus. I gave it a go -- I had done this with a 'cord IV...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 12-02-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 12,027
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I ordered a skin for a Rolleiflex Oct 29 2014....

I ordered a skin for a Rolleiflex Oct 29 2014. Initial correspondence was excellent. Then...crickets. Sent three emails asking an ETA. Nothing.
Leather was shipped Aug 22 2015.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 11-07-2015
Replies: 546
Views: 96,584
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Raid, that last photo is positively hypnotic....

Raid, that last photo is positively hypnotic. Such soulful eyes and her expression! Well done.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 10-28-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 4,983
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I bought a Rolleicord IV off Ebay a few months...

I bought a Rolleicord IV off Ebay a few months ago. The seller suggested I look out for a Rolleikin as it turned the camera into a very good portrait taker. Which it does. It took a while before I...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 10-19-2015
Replies: 1,183
Views: 424,260
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Pond

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/771/22328563861_b5cf3d87c7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/A26J7Z)001 (https://flic.kr/p/A26J7Z) by Colin West (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-10-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Scarcity...

As I recall, Kodak stopped making this film a while back so it would seem that the seller is cashing in on its scarcity.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-30-2015
Replies: 56
Views: 4,819
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Refurb cost

Well my II was referb'd by Mr S back in Jan 2014 and although I paid way less than $300 for the beat-up, non-working camera and lens (the F2 collapsible) the work was almost $600. Mind you,it was...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-15-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thank you, thank you...

It was the stiffness I felt once the red flag (dot) was showing that made me think I was doing something wrong. But now I have it. Thank you both.
Great. I'll put some film in it and see how it...
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 09-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Ercona I issues and questions

I've just taken delivery of an Ercona I. Seems to be a solid camera and I'm looking forward to seeing how the Tessar works out.

But...issue 1. I cock the shutter, advance the film (the camera is...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-08-2015
Replies: 976
Views: 190,512
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I love it. Something really HCB-ish the way that...

I love it. Something really HCB-ish the way that passenger steps over the puddle.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-09-2015
Replies: 54
Views: 5,979
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Never mind the picture quality...

...it's the hats, the hats! They're burning my retinas
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-11-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,352
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thanks to all and especially Dan for those 'how...

Thanks to all and especially Dan for those 'how to measure' directions.

It definitely isn't a Bay 1 -- too big for my Mat 124g.

But I finally found a ruler that has metric markings and the outside...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 04-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 2,352
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Help to identify the Bay of a Rolleinar

I recently acquired three Rolleinars - 1, 2 and 3 - from different ebay sellers. 2 & 3 were advertised as Bay 1 which they are. They have 'R1' on the viewing lens between 'Rolleinar 1' and 'Franke...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-09-2015
Replies: 196
Views: 27,582
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Perspective is everything

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2898/14593638863_f402210694_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oeAdpa)57130017 (https://flic.kr/p/oeAdpa) by ownedbyapuli (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-09-2015
Replies: 119
Views: 12,763
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Large pipes

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7708/17092139562_ac817eea62_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/s3nFBq)Large pipes (https://flic.kr/p/s3nFBq) by ownedbyapuli (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-09-2015
Replies: 84
Views: 8,169
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Old VW Beatle

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8800/16907434229_bd3b8aca9c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rL429H)VW in snow (https://flic.kr/p/rL429H) by ownedbyapuli (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 04-03-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,887
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
What type of grease to buy??

To revive an older but apposite thread...

I bought a Fed 2 on ebay but the seller sent me an I61 LD lens instead of the camera which, of course, went to the lens buyer. The camera is now on it's way...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-11-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 5,678
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Shutter noise level of IIIc vs other rangefinders

Resurrecting this thread because of a recently CLAd IIIc that now seems to have a noisier shutter -- noisier than before the curtains 'went'.

I recorded it at 1/100 together with a FED 3, Contax II,...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 02-03-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
No mention of his Contax...

There's a link at the bottom of the BBC page to a June 2013 article about Capa. In there there's a reproduction of one of his D Day photos (weren't they taken with a Contax II?) but no mention of the...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-26-2015
Replies: 120
Views: 13,632
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
A Sigma 21-35 in C/Y mount I acquired for $28.00

A Sigma 21-35 in C/Y mount I acquired for $28.00
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 01-19-2015
Replies: 115
Views: 9,034
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
[/URL]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7560/16135467...

[/URL]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7560/16135467767_a350909127_s.jpg (http://[url=https://flic.kr/p/qzQuq8]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7560/16135467767_a350909127_s.jpgBench by ownedbyapuli, on...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-06-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 6,265
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Beekeeper's meeting

Yashica D & Yashikor 80mm f3.5

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3935/15277702140_64fd9f140e_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15277702140/)
Beekeeping demo #2...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 10-06-2014
Replies: 3,588
Views: 910,901
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Father & Child beekeepers

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/15464060892_ce8df33136_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15464060892/)
Father Child Beekeeepers...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thanks everyone...

I wanted to be sure that it was only those screws holding the hood and there'd be no "thwang" followed by "where'd that part go". It happened to me once but I can't remember what I was...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-25-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Rolleiflex "do-it-myself" question

I have a 'Flex Automat serial # 1072459 which needs some work. New skin would be nice at some point but is not that essential. Most importantly it's the taking lens and mirror/focusing screen. The...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-14-2014
Replies: 119
Views: 12,763
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
High tension cable

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3924/15212472256_6b2f253c18_o.jpg ("[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15212472256/)"]

Contax II, Biogon 2.8
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 07-03-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 14,019
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I have the 124G which I bought new in the early...

I have the 124G which I bought new in the early 80s. A Yashica D and a Rolleiflex Automat type 4 (from about 1947/48). The last two were bought used. Of the Yashicas I actually prefer the D. I just...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thanks. As the Planar 1.7 has no problems I'll...

Thanks. As the Planar 1.7 has no problems I'll just use my meter or sunny 16 with this Sigma lens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I know, it's like they were the red headed...

I know, it's like they were the red headed step-child. I still have a 135mm lens in 42 screw-mount I bought for my long-defunct Zenit EM. A really nice lens and so affordable.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
RTS II & Sigma 21-35 lens

I picked up a cheap Sigma 21-35 in C/Y mount but when I mount it on my RTS II the camera shows f2 at the widest aperture and not the f3.5 that is on the lens.

I realize this may just be "how it is"...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 05-18-2014
Replies: 976
Views: 190,512
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I really like this one Erik. Great shot.

I really like this one Erik. Great shot.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 03-23-2014
Replies: 166
Views: 35,372
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/13357735245_d0...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/13357735245_d0463fb1dc_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13357735245/)
Natchaug river 80330017...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2014
Replies: 976
Views: 190,512
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thanks Paul. Much appreciated.

Thanks Paul. Much appreciated.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-22-2014
Replies: 976
Views: 190,512
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thanks PF. I had a feeling it might be. I've...

Thanks PF. I had a feeling it might be. I've changed labs since this -- entirely because of pricing for b&w -- and it hasn't happened since.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2014
Replies: 1,818
Views: 290,447
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Unidentified vintage car

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3817/13319467415_0e32bb7a88_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13319467415/)
0631636-R1-E020 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13319467415/)...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2014
Replies: 1,818
Views: 290,447
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Ford Model T

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3794/13319623853_dd4b720d6d_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13319623853/)
Ford Model T 18590011...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2014
Replies: 976
Views: 190,512
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Tottenham Hale Station

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2887/13319602484_85c0e13d01_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13319602484/)
Tottenham Hale Station 0631636-R2-E039...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2014
Replies: 976
Views: 190,512
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Waiting for the train

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2876/13318973405_4acf2cfa44_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13318973405/)
Emma on Ware Station 0631636-R2-E054...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2014
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,778
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Martin

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/13319348734_72104b0470_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13319348734/)
Cat 'Martin' 0631636-R1-E023...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-21-2014
Replies: 976
Views: 190,512
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Ware Station. UK

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7365/13319346254_fd5460b132_c.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13319346254/)
Ware Station 0631636-R2-E055...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 02-23-2014
Replies: 1,559
Views: 199,128
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
River (Ibizan hound)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5343/9659069980_5ccd967d3d_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9659069980/)

He's mostly impossible to photograph on account of he won't normally stop...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-23-2014
Replies: 2,578
Views: 496,287
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/127...

url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12723743115/]
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7324/12723743115_41d424c8b1_c.jpg

Woo-hoo! I finally cracked the arcane procedure to upload a photo. It...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-27-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 4,607
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Purchased at a liquor store in MA... "A women...

Purchased at a liquor store in MA...

"A women drove me to drink and I never had the courtesy to thank her"
(W.C. Fields)

"I pity people who don't drink. When they wake up that's as good as they're...
Forum: RFF Polls 01-12-2014
Replies: 187
Views: 12,592
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Before dinner: Late spring thru early fall -->...

Before dinner:
Late spring thru early fall --> Beer. Either a good English ale or a microbrew.
IPA has been a choice of late

late fall thru early spring -->...
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2013
Replies: 9,046
Views: 888,923
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
A Rolleiflex Automat 3 with Xenar 3.5. And before...

A Rolleiflex Automat 3 with Xenar 3.5. And before that a 1936 Contax II with Sonnar f2 collapsable lens (currently out for some needed TLC)
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 09-02-2013
Replies: 187
Views: 61,506
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I must be doing something wrong. I uploaded the...

I must be doing something wrong.

I uploaded the same photo to Flikr and 500px. Inserting the image from Flikr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9659069980/

and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Never mind. Now I have it! Smooth. I do like the...

Never mind. Now I have it! Smooth. I do like the feel of this.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I tried that one Andy. Nothing happens.

I tried that one Andy. Nothing happens.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-29-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Contax RTS II question

I've never owned an RTS II but I got one in the mail today. No lens and no battery. The seller (a camera store) said it had had a CLA. There's no manual although one is on its way so I took a peek at...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 04-14-2013
Replies: 1,144
Views: 229,778
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Martin

I took this last week when staying with my sister in the UK.
Leica IIIc and Jupiter-12.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 03-21-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 2,462
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
I haven't seen one and really can't afford one,...

I haven't seen one and really can't afford one, alas. But, a few weeks ago (jan or feb), there was an article at guardian.co.uk by one Sarah Lee (I kid not) about why she bought an ME. Nicely written...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-07-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thanks for the advice. A few layers of liquid...

Thanks for the advice. A few layers of liquid electrical tape seemed to have fixed that problem. At least for a while.
I don't want to buy another camera just yet. I feel I need to improve my 'eye'...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-01-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Wolves, it's a 3b. I'm going to try the liquid...

Wolves, it's a 3b.
I'm going to try the liquid electrical tape when I can find some; my local DIY doesn't have any. If that solution keeps it going for a while then good. By the time the shutter...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thanks Ken. With the shutter cocked I can see...

Thanks Ken. With the shutter cocked I can see several areas of the shutter curtain that's leaking light; quite a bit more than just pinholes. I'd be a bit concerned about applying grip paint to that...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-28-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
So I bought a Fed-3 on Ebay...

with an Industar 61 lens. I've never used a rangefinder before but this one does have a nice "heft" to it. It just seems to feel right in my hands. So anyway, I put in a roll of Kodak 200 and gave it...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-23-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Thanks both of you. I've bookmarked the link...

Thanks both of you. I've bookmarked the link Mort, but for now I think I'll go with David's suggestion & look for those corn plasters. Unless they cost about $8.00 the Japanese protectors may be a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 02-22-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By ThreeToedSlothLuke
Diopter setting on FED 3

I'm very new to rangefinders; so new that the FED 3 only arrived yesterday. In previous years I've used SLRs and TLRs.

So, I read in a FED 2 manual I should turn the dioptric focussing lever until I...
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