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Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Day Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 8,957
Posted By Pál_K
The V-tail Bonanza is a favorite of mine as well....

The V-tail Bonanza is a favorite of mine as well. Sadly, all we know about this one is that it belonged to "Ray" and he's on some dirt airstrip.

There's probably a V-tail Bonanza forum that might...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Day Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,111
Posted By Pál_K
Lytro - I totally forgot about them. ...

Lytro - I totally forgot about them. Interesting concepts.
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Days Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 8,957
Posted By Pál_K
Nice. Looking at that, I can only wonder about...

Nice. Looking at that, I can only wonder about the stories those people have and stories about their plane.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Pál_K
My cameras have become my children; I can't sell...

My cameras have become my children; I can't sell them.

The last camera I sold was maybe in early 1970 - an Argus C3 - because I wanted a real 35mm camera.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,127
Posted By Pál_K
My vote is for Exakta. I have three VX Exaktas,...

My vote is for Exakta. I have three VX Exaktas, a VX IIa, and an Exakta 500 (Exa II).

I've had them for close to 10 years, have used all of them, and, with the exception of 1/1000 capping on the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,476
Posted By Pál_K
The only issues I've had with F2's is that, with...

The only issues I've had with F2's is that, with one, the wind lever standoff became loose in operation. Easily fixed.

Then there are the erratic DP-1 metering heads.

The camera itself is truly...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 5 Days Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 4,149
Posted By Pál_K
Like an impressionist painting. Very nice.

Like an impressionist painting. Very nice.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,476
Posted By Pál_K
How could I have forgotten the wonderful Contarex...

How could I have forgotten the wonderful Contarex "Bullseye" /"Cyclops"!?!? I'm embarrassed.

The Contarex is beautiful to hold and operate, the small details and engravings are so precise. ...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,229
Posted By Pál_K
At Walgreens pharmacy: Kodak Ultramax 400, three...

At Walgreens pharmacy: Kodak Ultramax 400, three 24 exposure rolls per box, total $17. Sep. 2021 expiration. I like it enough to buy it.
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 5,781
Posted By Pál_K
WT... , eh? :D :D (wow, this site censors...

WT... , eh? :D :D

(wow, this site censors mildly humorous acronyms)

I was a math major, have a degree in math (and computer science) and not once, ever, have I had a math dream. Now, dreams...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,476
Posted By Pál_K
Hopefully not a film chip, which can do more...

Hopefully not a film chip, which can do more damage.


Did Zeiss ever do that with a rapid wind lever, though? My Contax IIIa has the shutter speeds, wind, and release all concentric, but the wind...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 1 Week Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,476
Posted By Pál_K
Youxin CLA'd my M3 DS - slow speeds were erratic....

Youxin CLA'd my M3 DS - slow speeds were erratic. Now it's like a new camera. I'll be sending my M3 SS to him for the same issue. Rangefinder is crisp.

I have two Leicaflex SL's. Shutters are...
Forum: Nikon RF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 5,155
Posted By Pál_K
Deliberately chose an S2 because I knew I'd have...

Deliberately chose an S2 because I knew I'd have only the 50mm lens.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,229
Posted By Pál_K
It is mostly on social media, TV, and other...

It is mostly on social media, TV, and other advertising that makes many people think Americans or westerners focus on material things above family or social structures, or compassion for others. In...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,229
Posted By Pál_K
Well, not entirely arbitrary: there was an...

Well, not entirely arbitrary: there was an evolution to it.

* Since Thanksgiving is always on Thursday, Americans began making Thursday through Sunday into a long weekend-cum-vacation. These...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 1 Week Ago
Replies: 87
Views: 3,229
Posted By Pál_K
I truly hope demand is increasing - that would...

I truly hope demand is increasing - that would offer film manufacturers reason to keep developing and improving their products.





Those Olympus half frame cameras are seductive. I intended to go...
Forum: RFF Polls 1 Week Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 5,781
Posted By Pál_K
Whatever dream you have, it can always be...

Whatever dream you have, it can always be improved if there's a camera in it.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By Pál_K
24-120 AF- D is the original "street sweeper"....

24-120 AF- D is the original "street sweeper".

Bought one on a whim long ago and have used it on my D700 for motorsports, but it'll work perfectly on an F4 (which I've done). Quality at longer...
Forum: Photography General Interest 1 Week Ago
Replies: 100
Views: 4,116
Posted By Pál_K
The situation is a reflection of human...

The situation is a reflection of human psychology: someone with a cellphone is perceived as harmless, distracted, and just one of thousands of others in the area. Someone with an actual dedicated...
Forum: Travel 1 Week Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,616
Posted By Pál_K
Agree. I hereby give my unwanted opinion. The...

Agree. I hereby give my unwanted opinion.

The value of such a trip is experiencing the beauty and majesty of the landscape, the cities, the people. This is a personal experience and is made even...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By Pál_K
All the suggestions above are very good. I'll...

All the suggestions above are very good.

I'll comment on the Nikonos V, which is a more expensive choice (at least a fully functioning one in the market today).

* It is very well sealed and hefty. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,111
Posted By Pál_K
Wow! That's something more than GAS. I'm...

Wow! That's something more than GAS. I'm curious about the X-Pro1 and Df - what your thoughts were at the time. I like those cameras.

I'm confident my digital camera inventory will stay fixed...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,111
Posted By Pál_K
The D700 is my only digital SLR. Was the Df too...

The D700 is my only digital SLR. Was the Df too large or unwieldy for your tastes? I wanted one when they came out - they're essentially a digital F4 with good support for pre-AI lenses. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By Pál_K
I don't understand what is supposed to happen...

I don't understand what is supposed to happen when autobracketing is selected, but only 1 frame is chosen. Seems odd that's even possible.

If 3 are chosen, I'd expect -1, 0, +1 or maybe +1, 0, -1. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 113
Views: 8,957
Posted By Pál_K
The commentary on some of the photos on that site...

The commentary on some of the photos on that site is hilarious!





8B not 9B.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,587
Posted By Pál_K
For quality images on a small format, it's hard...

For quality images on a small format, it's hard to beat Minox or the Minolta 16mm. Next step up is Pentax 110.

Has the Nickelodeon Photoblaster been mentioned? Obviously a toy, it is possible to...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,346
Posted By Pál_K
I will try that. Thank you!

I will try that. Thank you!
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,346
Posted By Pál_K
Aaaghhh! Yes, 1981. At my old age I'm...

Aaaghhh! Yes, 1981. At my old age I'm constantly making mistakes like this. Cannot believe it's 2019!

What really warps my mind is thinking my cousin's grandchildren are his children. I'm not...
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 5,781
Posted By Pál_K
That actually is interesting, though hard for me...

That actually is interesting, though hard for me to understand why you'd be happy. Clearly, the camera and that lens is something you felt strongly about and became emotionally attached to. If I...
Forum: RFF Polls 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 5,781
Posted By Pál_K
About a year ago I dreamt I was using a Kodak...

About a year ago I dreamt I was using a Kodak K100 ciné camera (which I don't have). It was a nice dream and I wrote about it in another forum, but now I can't find it.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,346
Posted By Pál_K
20-20 hindsight. Who was to know? Apple had...

20-20 hindsight. Who was to know? Apple had been on the verge of extinction numerous times. If I remember correctly, even Microsoft helped them stay alive in the 1990's "for the good of the...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 1,346
Posted By Pál_K
Interesting. I have a 35/2 v4 with a misaligned...

Interesting. I have a 35/2 v4 with a misaligned aperture index as well. Optics and aperture seem fine on operation though. I don't use the flimsy hood - also, without the hood the viewfinder is...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By Pál_K
As have I, photographing watch mechanisms and...

As have I, photographing watch mechanisms and other small items.


That's true, and I found it annoying in actual use.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By Pál_K
Maybe someone from the field of Optics or...

Maybe someone from the field of Optics or Photogrammetry might know for certain.

I'll have to check what is the oldest camera I have that has this indicator.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pál_K
Which screen are you using on your F2? If you...

Which screen are you using on your F2? If you have a central split-image screen, some situations may cause half the image to go dark with a f/4.5 aperture (though typically I don't see this until I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By Pál_K
The quality, or lack of it, in labs varies. Long...

The quality, or lack of it, in labs varies.

Long before digital photography, I took some medium format negatives to one highly acclaimed lab close-in in the Portland metro area to get 11x14 prints -...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 258
Views: 56,732
Posted By Pál_K
Have them both (III, IIIf, M3, M6), like them all...

Have them both (III, IIIf, M3, M6), like them all equally.

If I were to have just one, it'd be the one I don't yet have: an M5 (they fit my hands better).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,541
Posted By Pál_K
That's how I feel as well. Having worked in...

That's how I feel as well.

Having worked in firmware and electronics for over 40 years, I can visualize how the underfunded and inexperienced Reflex team probably had to choose the lowest cost EE...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pál_K
Although I don't have that lens, a close...

Although I don't have that lens, a close examination of this 55/2.8 Micro-Nikkor shows screws at f/4 and f/8.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pál_K
Chronologically: If you have an F2 Photomic...

Chronologically:

If you have an F2 Photomic (DP-1 head), F2S, or F2SB, you can meter any lens wide open if the lens has rabbit ears. Without rabbit ears (e.g. AF lenses), you have to meter...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,179
Posted By Pál_K
Two that have been disappointments to me are the...

Two that have been disappointments to me are the 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 AIS and the 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 AIS.

They just produce softer images than I'm used to.

The 28-85 vignettes badly at 28mm with the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By Pál_K
Must be the Twilight Zone. When you got off the...

Must be the Twilight Zone. When you got off the plane, were you in 1979?
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By Pál_K
D700 is nice. Still gets praise even 11 years...

D700 is nice. Still gets praise even 11 years after it's introduction. One of Nikon's best.

Dpreview shows great images taken with the cameras they test. It's all pretty much the same to me. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 937
Posted By Pál_K
Well, you're all the way up, all the way up -...

Well, you're all the way up, all the way up - where can you go from there? Nowhere. Exactly. So, what we do when we want that extra push over the edge? 11. Exactly. One louder.
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 937
Posted By Pál_K
Partly to capture things before they are gone or...

Partly to capture things before they are gone or changed.

For artistic photos - because I want to preserve what I see.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Pál_K
Agree. Even though I have five flashes and...

Agree. Even though I have five flashes and they're fun to play with, I've never made a photo using flash on a camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Pál_K
A Vivitar 285 on an M6 is like a Columbo V12 in a...

A Vivitar 285 on an M6 is like a Columbo V12 in a Porsche 356 - impressive power, but wildly unbalanced.

Maybe something like a Nikon SB-20 or SB-15? Such flashes sell for under $20 these days. ...
Forum: Photography General Interest 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Pál_K
Sweet! Had it been a fast-paced event, he...

Sweet! Had it been a fast-paced event, he could've impressed them with a Grafmatic back.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,029
Posted By Pál_K
Although I have the original case and strap, with...

Although I have the original case and strap, with those alligator-jaw style connectors, I don't trust the integrity of the old leather. So, into a bag the Rollei goes while I walk around. To make...
Forum: Off Topic 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By Pál_K
All the leaves are brown...

Match a photo, song, or a lyric that goes with it, or vice versa.

"All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray" - California Dreamin', The Mama's & The Papas, 1965
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,233
Posted By Pál_K
That makes sense for a lot of photographic...

That makes sense for a lot of photographic situations.

Only when photographing landscapes, buildings, or some plants and trees (none of which move quickly) might I choose to use a meter. I've...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 3,495
Posted By Pál_K
I come here only for the signatures; that's all I...

I come here only for the signatures; that's all I read. I especially like lists of gear, if only to confirm that I have at least two of whatever anyone else has listed and that I'm not missing...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,233
Posted By Pál_K
Here's my 1934 Leica III with nickel Elmar 50/3.5...

Here's my 1934 Leica III with nickel Elmar 50/3.5 which I used daily this year for two months (carried in a small pouch). I bought it with the lens a few years ago from a friend - about $500. All...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 1,364
Posted By Pál_K
The KX has numerous advantages over the...

The KX has numerous advantages over the K1000:

-shutter speeds visible in finder (match needle type)
-aperture visible in finder
-mirror lock-up
-self timer
-meter on/off via wind lever

The K2...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,281
Posted By Pál_K
One thing you'll discover is just how sharp that...

One thing you'll discover is just how sharp that 35/2.5 lens is - it's very good, one of Nikon's best.

Another thing you'll discover is that the Nikonos will keep the shutter open for many seconds,...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 821
Posted By Pál_K
Research John Walker Jr. He was an American who...

Research John Walker Jr. He was an American who used a Minox C (given to him by the Soviets) to photograph U.S. Navy secret documents for over 10 years. His camera had over 250,000 shutter...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By Pál_K
This is one of those Joni Mitchel Big Yellow Taxi...

This is one of those Joni Mitchel Big Yellow Taxi realizations - you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.

So for me:

Kodachrome II (ASA 25)
Plus X
Kodak HIE (high speed infrared)
Kodak Tech...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Pál_K
I have a GW690III and have looked through the...

I have a GW690III and have looked through the finder of a II. My impression was that both were nearly equal. In neither case would I call them dim or hard to focus, though I will say the edges of...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By Pál_K
Here is something I posted not long ago...

Here is something I posted not long ago elsewhere:

V - X - M is a common setting on Synchro-Compur leaf shutter cameras or lenses with such shutters. V ("Vorlaufwerk") is the delay timer - but X and...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By Pál_K
Long ago I encountered the correct German...

Long ago I encountered the correct German pronunciation for Voigtländer and have tactfully described it to my fellow photographer friends (who enjoy looking at my Bessamatic). Thank you for...
Forum: Photography General Interest 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,281
Posted By Pál_K
Not sure whether I should be wondering what...

Not sure whether I should be wondering what happened to the bellows or wondering why the camera is apparently on the roof.
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-01-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4,097
Posted By Pál_K
You are my idol. My meagre stash:

You are my idol.


My meagre stash:
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-31-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,906
Posted By Pál_K
Minoxen can be addictive. I started with one...

Minoxen can be addictive. I started with one IIIs. Here is a B (in its case, to save the selenium meter when not in use), two IIIs's, a III, and a II. I use them often. I've had 8x10 quality...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By Pál_K
Very nicely done. Elegant!

Very nicely done. Elegant!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-28-2019
Replies: 58
Views: 1,906
Posted By Pál_K
In actual use while traveling, I have taken my...

In actual use while traveling, I have taken my Olympus XA2 and one 35mm SLR - typically this has been a Pentax SP500, Canon AE-1 Program, or Nikon F2.

But, just for a fun photo:
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-28-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 8,291
Posted By Pál_K
That's the way I use my X-Pro1. However, I don't...

That's the way I use my X-Pro1. However, I don't even bother with RAW, because the jpegs are perfectly OK for me. I don't use any of the film modes explicitly - whatever the default is, that's...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-25-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 8,291
Posted By Pál_K
That's true, but in cases where that would matter...

That's true, but in cases where that would matter I switch to the EVF. Most of my subjects using the OVF are relatively distant, like a building or house across the street.

I love Fuji for the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-24-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 5,810
Posted By Pál_K
A friend of mine has a Heuer Autavia; he wears it...

A friend of mine has a Heuer Autavia; he wears it to car club events including when he's racing and working in the pits. Unless your daily routine exposes your watch to a real risk of damage, I see...
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-24-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 8,291
Posted By Pál_K
An unrelated question: In the optical viewfinder...

An unrelated question:

In the optical viewfinder mode there is the white square "estimated" focus point and Fuji allows you to enable display of the actual focus point, which appears as a green...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-22-2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By Pál_K
Price only matters for those buying, selling, or...

Price only matters for those buying, selling, or trading. Those happy with the lenses they already have can just smile and make photos.

I'm content with the Leica cameras and lenses I already...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-22-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 5,810
Posted By Pál_K
Excellent advice. If only we had this for...

Excellent advice. If only we had this for cameras.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,838
Posted By Pál_K
I also liked the Prisoner-style reference in your...

I also liked the Prisoner-style reference in your title. :)
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-21-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,149
Posted By Pál_K
Inspiring! What a nice collection of photos and...

Inspiring! What a nice collection of photos and memories to have.

This is my favorite thread.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,838
Posted By Pál_K
Yes, agreed. That's why the M3 is so much...

Yes, agreed. That's why the M3 is so much better. The samples you've shown are from the post-M3 Leicas (probably M6). In those photos, Leica actually demonstrates the detriments of their own...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-21-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,838
Posted By Pál_K
Very nice catch. You were alert to get that!

Very nice catch. You were alert to get that!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-18-2019
Replies: 66
Views: 2,838
Posted By Pál_K
With 50mm on an M3, the image in the viewfinder...

With 50mm on an M3, the image in the viewfinder helps me compose better than with 50 on an M6 with a 0.72x viewfinder.

When looking through the 0.72x viewfinder, I feel I should have a 28mm lens...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 5,810
Posted By Pál_K
Hey, mister! Your lens cap is on!

Hey, mister! Your lens cap is on!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 5,810
Posted By Pál_K
Pix of the Ducati? I love the 900SS. Friend has...

Pix of the Ducati? I love the 900SS. Friend has a black one.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 5,810
Posted By Pál_K
Such lovely photos on this thread. Who will...

Such lovely photos on this thread.

Who will love our watches and cameras when we're gone?
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-14-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,400
Posted By Pál_K
Anyone have the nice 38mm "pancake" lens? If...

Anyone have the nice 38mm "pancake" lens? If so, how do you like it?
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-14-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 5,810
Posted By Pál_K
Very nice collection! Nicely choreographed...

Very nice collection! Nicely choreographed photos, all of them.

Of the Breitling watches, not the one you show, I have always disliked their highly cluttered dials and claim to aviator...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-13-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,400
Posted By Pál_K
Yes, I've already swapped the ring back and forth...

Yes, I've already swapped the ring back and forth on the lens to see which scale I want to live with. For now, using the meter, I've selected the 0-6 scale on the lens (40/1.4).

The next time I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-13-2019
Replies: 143
Views: 5,810
Posted By Pál_K
In 1998 I became interested in mechanical...

In 1998 I became interested in mechanical watches. I joined the Time Zone web forums and became totally addicted.

Although the watch's main purpose is to tell time, we watch aficionados all know...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-13-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,400
Posted By Pál_K
Lots of good information in this thread. For the...

Lots of good information in this thread.

For the past few days I've been using my FT with 40/1.4 and it is so much fun - I can't stop making photos. At first I thought the Pen's natural "portrait"...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-08-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,333
Posted By Pál_K
That is a profound question that our philosophy...

That is a profound question that our philosophy teacher tried to drill into our heads when speaking about Parmenides.

The universe would be very simple if nothing at all existed. By introducing...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-08-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,126
Posted By Pál_K
A friend wanted to sell his black III with nickel...

A friend wanted to sell his black III with nickel Elmar. I played with it, listened to the slow speeds (sounded good), he showed me recent photos made with it, the rest is history...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-08-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,149
Posted By Pál_K
Nice images.... Brings back memories I have from...

Nice images.... Brings back memories I have from Norway. Was the Oslo photo from Frogner Park?

I especially like the trees photo.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-08-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,233
Posted By Pál_K
Sometimes from my collection I choose to use a...

Sometimes from my collection I choose to use a fully manual no-meter camera simply because I'm too lazy to fish out the proper silver-oxide / alkaline battery from my Box-O-Batteries in the Camera...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-07-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,126
Posted By Pál_K
It's astonishing the number of Barnack Leicas in...

It's astonishing the number of Barnack Leicas in use here. The youngest such is, what, 60 years old?

If I were to revise my collection, I'd toss the M6's because they are just common tools. I'd...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,333
Posted By Pál_K
My Polaroid SLR 690 has a sonar rangefinder. :-)

My Polaroid SLR 690 has a sonar rangefinder. :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-06-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,233
Posted By Pál_K
Blue Moon? I went down there yesterday and the...

Blue Moon? I went down there yesterday and the place was packed. A young woman was buying an RB67 outfit, another guy was looking at OM-1's. I had my eye on a plain prism F2 (didn't buy it -...
Forum: RFF Polls 10-06-2019
Replies: 445
Views: 76,126
Posted By Pál_K
In order of acquisition: M3 DS ST PV M3 SS ST...

In order of acquisition:

M3 DS ST PV
M3 SS ST PV

M6
M6 TTL

Leicaflex SL (two)
Leica R8
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By Pál_K
Very sad story. May they and their families...

Very sad story. May they and their families find peace.

Regarding the appearance of rising just vertically - there are many types of camouflage or illusions and one is called "motion camouflage"....
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-05-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 5,890
Posted By Pál_K
Mine backfocuses a bit - at least it did with one...

Mine backfocuses a bit - at least it did with one cartridge. I think the film needs to be shimmed closer to the lens, as objects closer to my subject were actually more in focus.

Anyway, I've got...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-05-2019
Replies: 88
Views: 2,609
Posted By Pál_K
Pentax SP500 - bought new in 1971 with a 55/2...

Pentax SP500 - bought new in 1971 with a 55/2 Super Takumar and used as my only camera and lens for 15 years. I still use it regularly despite having many more cameras. Too many rolls through it...
Forum: Off Topic 10-02-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Pál_K
Good work. Thank you.

Good work. Thank you.
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 10-02-2019
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By Pál_K
Sad news - apparently only the thinner film from...

Sad news - apparently only the thinner film from the true original Polaroid company worked. My Image1200 took both the 10-pack and 12-pack Spectra films, though it seems Polaroid quickly...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,233
Posted By Pál_K
then iPhone. The youngest "next AA" is probably...

then iPhone.

The youngest "next AA" is probably on Instagram today.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-02-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,233
Posted By Pál_K
It's good to see renewed interest in film and...

It's good to see renewed interest in film and it's good to see old cameras being used again, rather than sitting idle or being thrown away.

I love film and film cameras, but also use digital in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 168
Views: 6,233
Posted By Pál_K
Nice. I'm saving that.

Nice. I'm saving that.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 10-01-2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,400
Posted By Pál_K
Good information - makes me feel better about my...

Good information - makes me feel better about my FT, though I originally wanted an F.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 10-01-2019
Replies: 210
Views: 28,296
Posted By Pál_K
Bought new: -------------------- Leica M6 and...

Bought new:
--------------------

Leica M6 and 50/2 Summicron in 1996
90/2.8 Elmarit-M, ~2004

Bought used:
---------------------

Leica M3 DS ST PV with 50/2 Summicron, ~1987
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-01-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,526
Posted By Pál_K
There seems to be a mistake in your post where it...

There seems to be a mistake in your post where it almost seems like you want to sell or give away cameras.

Anyway, yeah, a Canon F-1N would fit in well - you've already got Canon lenses. You...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-26-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,281
Posted By Pál_K
That looks good.

That looks good.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-25-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,183
Posted By Pál_K
At 104 cameras, collected over 40 years, I feel...

At 104 cameras, collected over 40 years, I feel there are only a few that I still want.

I'd like an M5 - I think it's the perfect size for me in a rangefinder. I'd like an XD-11, even though...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 75
Views: 2,632
Posted By Pál_K
From a plethora of cameras and lenses, I choose...

From a plethora of cameras and lenses, I choose just one camera to use for a month or two. Typically I will then use just one or two lenses at most.

This is, for me, a happy compromise between...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,281
Posted By Pál_K
U can haz Grafmatics! I bought this NIB a few...

U can haz Grafmatics!

I bought this NIB a few years ago (an amazing find). It's intended for my Pacemaker Speed Graphic. I don't think it'd look proper on my Sinar F. I've got more well-used...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 09-23-2019
Replies: 37
Views: 1,209
Posted By Pál_K
Lots of very good suggestions here, such as...

Lots of very good suggestions here, such as extended use of one camera, one lens, one film, or make exactly one photo per day.

One thing I've noticed among my "uninteresting" photos or very old...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-22-2019
Replies: 27
Views: 839
Posted By Pál_K
I've been making photos for 56 years - most of it...

I've been making photos for 56 years - most of it all manual, no meter.

With the films I use (no transparencies), I already know what my shutter speed and aperture is going to be for the situation. ...
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-21-2019
Replies: 246
Views: 8,291
Posted By Pál_K
Not compelling enough for me to buy; my X-Pro1 is...

Not compelling enough for me to buy; my X-Pro1 is good enough.

Any photographer can choose to turn off or not look at the LCD while shooting. On mine, there's a two second (?) preview in the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-21-2019
Replies: 9,112
Views: 897,281
Posted By Pál_K
My newest rule: I won't buy a camera unless I've...

My newest rule: I won't buy a camera unless I've made at least 36 photos with the one I've previously bought (unless, of course, I just have to have it) .
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 09-21-2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2,183
Posted By Pál_K
Over the last 35 years I've added quite a few...

Over the last 35 years I've added quite a few rangefinders to my camera collection.

They are all in working order and I use all of them.

Leica M3 DS ST PV - currently in use now
Leica M3 SS ST...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-18-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,511
Posted By Pál_K
Scratched up Takumar? Luxury. Back when I was a...

Scratched up Takumar?

Luxury.

Back when I was a lad all we had for a kit was the broken base of a Coke bottle pushed through a shoebox and we were grateful for it, we were.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-18-2019
Replies: 125
Views: 27,216
Posted By Pál_K
My choices were 50, 80, 120, 150, and 250 because...

My choices were 50, 80, 120, 150, and 250 because that's what I've got.

In reality, I enjoy my 50 CF FLE and my SWC's 38 Biogon more than anything else.

Wish I had the 100 CF - a Holy Grail pursuit.
Forum: Yashica RF 09-17-2019
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By Pál_K
Nice series of photos - good perspectives. Those...

Nice series of photos - good perspectives.

Those photos just snap - and the sharpness is amazing. Did you use a scanner, DSLR, or ?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-17-2019
Replies: 81
Views: 3,511
Posted By Pál_K
A nice problem to have. He could keep the APO...

A nice problem to have. He could keep the APO unopened in box for a few years and maybe sell for profit.

Or buy digital Leica to use the APO with.



Nice to see a fellow enthusiast of quantum...
Forum: Frank Jackson on Street Photography 09-17-2019
Replies: 1,731
Views: 114,838
Posted By Pál_K
Nice. That's a fun photo.

Nice. That's a fun photo.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-16-2019
Replies: 391
Views: 66,525
Posted By Pál_K
Oh, crap. Now I have to wait for Leica to make...

Oh, crap. Now I have to wait for Leica to make the M6 Royal Danish Divorce.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 09-16-2019
Replies: 391
Views: 66,525
Posted By Pál_K
Didn't buy a digital Leica because I'm saving...

Didn't buy a digital Leica because I'm saving money for the apex of Leica cameras: M6 Royal Danish Wedding.

Not really.

So, to me a digital Leica is a big yawn. For the Leica experience I have...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,265
Posted By Pál_K
Yes, Glazer's and Kenmore, plus the annual April...

Yes, Glazer's and Kenmore, plus the annual April swap meet in Kent.

A few times per year I'll visit Cabelas in Lacey for my other hobby.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By Pál_K
Is there a release button on the self-timer...

Is there a release button on the self-timer switch itself?

I'm not familiar with the camera, but looking at photos there appears to be something atop the switch that could be pressed. I'm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-16-2019
Replies: 40
Views: 1,265
Posted By Pál_K
The enjoyment of going to a camera store has...

The enjoyment of going to a camera store has always been with me - from the late 1960's to this very day - although today I certainly have to travel over 30 miles to a real store that has film...
Forum: Lomography 09-15-2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,367
Posted By Pál_K
Hmmm... The original 737 had those odd looking...

Hmmm... The original 737 had those odd looking engines. What about Cessna 152, 172?

As for the 911, the last air-cooled "911" (dubbed the 993) was around 1996 or so. All current models are water...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-15-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 7,502
Posted By Pál_K
Perhaps it has improved over the X-Pro1 - I'm not...

Perhaps it has improved over the X-Pro1 - I'm not sure (I'm on firmware update 3.40).

Anyway, I found a few things totally confusing and not explained well in the manual. For example, I've...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-14-2019
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By Pál_K
Those speeds would make sense to me only if they...

Those speeds would make sense to me only if they operated without batteries or if the batteries became too weak.
Forum: RFF Polls 09-12-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,063
Posted By Pál_K
In my age survey thread on another photo forum,...

In my age survey thread on another photo forum, someone commented that the lack of younger participants (under 20) waa due largely to that demographic group not liking to use formal internet forums -...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 09-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By Pál_K
My 35/2 v4 Canadian has misaligned indices, if...

My 35/2 v4 Canadian has misaligned indices, if that's what you're referring to. I bought it from a friend. Optically, it's perfect and I'm happy with it. I noticed the misalignment only...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 09-12-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By Pál_K
Nice photos, Joe. I agree that the motion blur...

Nice photos, Joe. I agree that the motion blur of the cars is actually a good element of the photo. Decades from now you and others will see these photos and will look mostly at the people, the...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-10-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 2,974
Posted By Pál_K
Nice car, beautiful cat. Some of mine:

Nice car, beautiful cat.

Some of mine:
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-10-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,443
Posted By Pál_K
It's interesting to read the experiences of...

It's interesting to read the experiences of others and their usage, or not, of meters. Perhaps many who don't rely heavily on meters are those who have started photography before built-in meters...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-07-2019
Replies: 7,473
Views: 3,826,813
Posted By Pál_K
Not shown is 135mm Hektor, two Leicaflex SL's,...

Not shown is 135mm Hektor, two Leicaflex SL's, and an R8.
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-06-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,873
Posted By Pál_K
Relax, be at peace, let whatever activities you...

Relax, be at peace, let whatever activities you do come naturally.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-06-2019
Replies: 60
Views: 7,502
Posted By Pál_K
Fuji's menus and settings (and lack of "save...

Fuji's menus and settings (and lack of "save all") are a bit of a disappointment - just a bit - as I really do like the camera and I like Fuji's support of the X system.

I have an X-Pro1, new from...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 09-06-2019
Replies: 415
Views: 69,976
Posted By Pál_K
Petronius, your photos here are a great gift to...

Petronius, your photos here are a great gift to the community. I have spent a few hours reading this thread and looking at your photos. You have a very good sense of vision (seeing a possible...
Forum: Polaroid & Fuji Instax 09-06-2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4,149
Posted By Pál_K
Totally excellent thread. I love the photos. ...

Totally excellent thread. I love the photos. Nice that you photographed the SX-70 itself as well!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-06-2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1,541
Posted By Pál_K
The interchangeable film back and the spot...

The interchangeable film back and the spot /averaging meter, were two reasons I supported them. I wasn't in favor of the electronic aspects.

I do wish them success.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-05-2019
Replies: 41
Views: 3,696
Posted By Pál_K
On the contrary, learning the basics of...

On the contrary, learning the basics of evaluating a scene, anticipating the moment, and setting the exposure beforehand, might add to your enjoyment. Unless you're using transparency film, there's...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-04-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By Pál_K
Inadvertently I have become an amateur photo...

Inadvertently I have become an amateur photo historian / archivist. When I began using 35mm in 1971, I photographed my neighborhood in Venice, CA, Ocean Park, Santa Monica, UCLA, and buildings in...
Forum: Yashica RF 09-03-2019
Replies: 337
Views: 101,084
Posted By Pál_K
Another Lynx 14E. This one has been fully CLA'd,...

Another Lynx 14E. This one has been fully CLA'd, calibrated, and tested.

What a great thread this is!
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-02-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,869
Posted By Pál_K
In my experience, they're interested only if...

In my experience, they're interested only if you're using a Yashica Lynx.



You might enjoy making such a book or album. Go for it!
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-01-2019
Replies: 103
Views: 3,035
Posted By Pál_K
I keep a spreadsheet - which I print occasionally...

I keep a spreadsheet - which I print occasionally - of my cameras, their serial numbers, when they were last used, etc. Even though I have a plethora of them, from Minox to 4x5, only two cameras at...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-01-2019
Replies: 64
Views: 1,869
Posted By Pál_K
My one wish is that old photos had names,...

My one wish is that old photos had names, locations, dates written on the back. I'm doing a lot of ancestral research and not having people's names or locations is often frustrating. I have...
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 4,334
Posted By Pál_K
Duplicate - sorry.

Duplicate - sorry.
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 08-29-2019
Replies: 59
Views: 4,334
Posted By Pál_K
With my Minox B I made some B&W portraits of...

With my Minox B I made some B&W portraits of co-workers which, at a 4x6" print size, looked as if they were made with a good 35mm camera. That was with Delta 100 film.

A bit addicting: I started...
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-29-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By Pál_K
Sometimes a small change is all that's needed to...

Sometimes a small change is all that's needed to go over a "tipping point" in usage.

With cameras that I've yet to put any strap on, typically I'll put the entire camera in a multi-compartment case...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-29-2019
Replies: 69
Views: 4,063
Posted By Pál_K
I made such a photo-site poll elsewhere; the...

I made such a photo-site poll elsewhere; the majority was 60-69 years, second largest was 50-59 years, nobody in their 20's.

I am a male and that's how I responded to this poll. However, I should...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-29-2019
Replies: 2,135
Views: 602,886
Posted By Pál_K
A 1934 model III with nickel 50/3.5 Elmar. Also a...

A 1934 model III with nickel 50/3.5 Elmar. Also a IIIf.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1,663
Posted By Pál_K
What, no love for the 75-300 EF III? :-) After...

What, no love for the 75-300 EF III? :-)

After decades of FD-mount Canons, I tried a Rebel G (EOS 500N) just for fun - and it is fun - but the only lens I could get with it at the time was the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-28-2019
Replies: 2,738
Views: 804,017
Posted By Pál_K
Very nice. Good to see another Exakta owner. ...

Very nice. Good to see another Exakta owner. Here is one of several Exaktas I have, a VX IIa.

I have too many SLRs to list, but number 103 is a new-to-me Konica Autoreflex T3 - a great...
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