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Forum: Photography General Interest 05-10-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By oltimer
X2, And agree this picture is great

X2, And agree this picture is great
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-08-2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By oltimer
I just purchased off a friend his 2 645 backs off...

I just purchased off a friend his 2 645 backs off his 1000F. Put new light seals in from a EBay Sellar in Italy, and the backs fit like they were made for my 500CM. Forgot to mention that the film...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-21-2018
Replies: 31
Views: 1,405
Posted By oltimer
Absolutely correct, and remember some of the...

Absolutely correct, and remember some of the finest ever glass made here was because of the sand quality available there. I met Mandler a couple of times when he was on trips going through Thunder...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-27-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By oltimer
Hi Dave Actually I favored Agfachrome way more...

Hi Dave
Actually I favored Agfachrome way more for its more balanced color in the 1960's and very early 70's.
Forum: Fuji X Series 02-19-2018
Replies: 34
Views: 2,035
Posted By oltimer
Following your problem closely as I have 2...

Following your problem closely as I have 2 Fuji's, with one being like yours. Was your batteries fully charged when all this happened? The reason I ask, is the charger I got with my XE3 was acting...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 02-16-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2,210
Posted By oltimer
Retinax, like you I asked Erik about his, and...

Retinax, like you I asked Erik about his, and purchased a used mint one for my IIIF and IIIG 3 years ago. Absolutely clear, and a very capable lens. Luv it! I also purchased the M adapter, and also...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By oltimer
I had saved his write-up, and it was well done,...

I had saved his write-up, and it was well done, as I have this lens to for my Canon 7sz, but a while back Mozalla did an update and lost all my older stored fav's. Talk about the internet?? Peter, I...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By oltimer
Peter Johan has over 7000 posts and is a well...

Peter
Johan has over 7000 posts and is a well known member here. Like I said; I'm almost sure he wrote about the Canon 50. www.johanniels.com
Hope I got it right for you?
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-08-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By oltimer
My memory might be going; but I'm almost sure...

My memory might be going; but I'm almost sure Johan at Johanniels.com has done a great piece on how to do this lens.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-05-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1,700
Posted By oltimer
My Firefox just updated to 57.0.4, (64 bit)...

My Firefox just updated to 57.0.4, (64 bit) fifteen min. ago. Mozilla did all the bugs and security fixes that have been on the news the last few days.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 04-28-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By oltimer
Mark, note particular mention of the notching on...

Mark, note particular mention of the notching on 4x5 sheet film. Once you read this and get use to the notch, you will be able to load as a blind man would have to.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By oltimer
Raid, I have the new 40 FLE, and I absolutely...

Raid, I have the new 40 FLE, and I absolutely cannot see it on the edge or any were as I could on my older, very heavy model. I do compare my shots with his 38 on many shots with the newer 40, and...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By oltimer
Raid, I admire your use of equipment, and it is...

Raid, I admire your use of equipment, and it is clear that you have a plan on their use, and where. For me; I do a lot of shooting with a fellow SWC owner, and often switch backs depending on what...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-20-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By oltimer
Dave I went back to your original posting, and...

Dave
I went back to your original posting, and finally read about the 2 very long time friends with their equipment. In 1966 when the Rollie SL66 came out here in Canada, it was much more expensive...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By oltimer
Ellisson, I seen this camera you have going...

Ellisson, I seen this camera you have going through the functions in the hands of a friend, who was a lifetime user. Nothing could compare to it what it could do except in a 4x5 with all the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-19-2017
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By oltimer
I clearly remember the Rollei SL66 coming...

I clearly remember the Rollei SL66 coming available in Canada in 1967. I've been in the Hassy equipment since 1969, but I did know "pros" who kept them even up and into retirement. The SL66 is a very...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 04-08-2017
Replies: 52
Views: 8,428
Posted By oltimer
I just went back to my XP pro yesterday....

I just went back to my XP pro yesterday. Installed Avast Pro and Firewall up and running too. A lot of Anti Virus firms do not support it. I did have Trend Micro on one and it no longer supports XP,...
Forum: DIYS Modifications 04-08-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By oltimer
I do not work on cameras, but other very fine...

I do not work on cameras, but other very fine equipment. What I use is "glass bead" grit size 0000, and keep the compressor at 72 lbs. Comes out extremely smooth for the primer to go on and adhere.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-05-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,447
Posted By oltimer
Thank You Willie 901 for your research on US law,...

Thank You Willie 901 for your research on US law, and Johnwolf; I wonder if it is really a misunderstanding, rather than the person getting a quality legal advice/opinion? It appears here by a few,...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,447
Posted By oltimer
I read it all and how it applies to the rest of...

I read it all and how it applies to the rest of Canada.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,447
Posted By oltimer
I have no idea how US law works or even in other...

I have no idea how US law works or even in other country's. When you take the picture, regardless of what subject; the intent is there. I already seen posted here that you can photograph whatever in...
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-04-2017
Replies: 78
Views: 6,447
Posted By oltimer
Tunalegs, normally there is intent, and I agree...

Tunalegs, normally there is intent, and I agree with what you said. I see as you do the posting of pic's on site's, and some of it should never have.
In Canada in 2004 the Supreme Court handed down a...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-03-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By oltimer
That's a great benefit to all you in the Toronto...

That's a great benefit to all you in the Toronto area, or at least close by car. It's still cheaper for me @1000 miles north to get the free shipping from B&H. Shipping to me from Toronto is not...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-02-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 2,298
Posted By oltimer
Did you switch backs Raid with different film in...

Did you switch backs Raid with different film in them during all these great shots? Wondering if your slide was in far enough now for the back that's showing the streak off and on?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-02-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 2,298
Posted By oltimer
I agree. With the PME 51 that I use all the time...

I agree. With the PME 51 that I use all the time instead of the WLF; it automatically corrects for this. "What you see by eye, is what you see in the viewfinder". I know Dave Lackey would find this...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 04-02-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By oltimer
It might help others reading about your problem...

It might help others reading about your problem if you posted what type of camera and age of it. I have seen foam in the back door go very gummy, and leave it on the film while advancing.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-01-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 2,298
Posted By oltimer
What a great tip Rob. Just enjoying Raids SWC...

What a great tip Rob. Just enjoying Raids SWC pic's, and you come up with an answer that might face many Hassey users. Thanks. I see were our transporting gear is on the top right side for the film...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-30-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By oltimer
Both of my Pentax PZ1p's, and my FM3a, give me 37...

Both of my Pentax PZ1p's, and my FM3a, give me 37 slides with Provia 100.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-28-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,548
Posted By oltimer
Terrific Price on such a quality unit. One of my...

Terrific Price on such a quality unit. One of my friends paid way more for one new a couple years back, and the glass is so clear and sharp looking through his. If I remember correctly, I am sure it...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,176
Posted By oltimer
Larry I have been watching for one of those used....

Larry I have been watching for one of those used. By the prices; it appears they are reading our threads. Lol
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-27-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,548
Posted By oltimer
LOl. They have to be shaked to rattle. Like I...

LOl. They have to be shaked to rattle. Like I said above some of the early models with the engraving in a circle, I have seen this.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-27-2017
Replies: 48
Views: 2,548
Posted By oltimer
X2. But some earlier model SBLOO's have loose...

X2. But some earlier model SBLOO's have loose glass, but the later ones are normally OK. I also have the Voitlander and it is very well made, and solid.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,176
Posted By oltimer
Make sure you understand what B size your...

Make sure you understand what B size your ordering. My 80mm takes a B60 filter size. I will admit there are adapters out there to to help you fit. My 40mm takes a B104, and now your talking big coin.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,176
Posted By oltimer
There are (3) of them Dave. Either #1 or #2 in...

There are (3) of them Dave. Either #1 or #2 in the area your going. Personally of what I seen in use; #1 got the most use. I did watch him use these Dave, and he allowed me to look into his...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-26-2017
Replies: 245
Views: 28,421
Posted By oltimer
Really some beautiful time pieces on here. A lot...

Really some beautiful time pieces on here. A lot look like in new condition/unused. My late wife's Xmas present to me in 1971, was a gold Accutron, with the bullet band. This one I will keep and use...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,176
Posted By oltimer
Randy, and I agree as all Macros are blazing...

Randy, and I agree as all Macros are blazing sharp. You have to be a photographer in this field with a lot of patience in dealing with the female population. One wants her blemish to show up and the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-26-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 1,176
Posted By oltimer
Dave, I agree with Godfrey on everything he has...

Dave, I agree with Godfrey on everything he has said. I did go to shoots with my Wedding buddy and his Hassey; but this type of photography just was not for me, as you already know. I did see him...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-25-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 19,822
Posted By oltimer
I can see the qualities of the 60 in use in here...

I can see the qualities of the 60 in use in here at various times; but as most know who have been following these medium format threads, that I just bi-passed all those lens, and went with the 40. My...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-23-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,493
Posted By oltimer
Oh wow Phil; and how I do agree with your reply....

Oh wow Phil; and how I do agree with your reply. Another photographer that was in Europe and the Japan one, was Sgt. William Genaust; who died in Iwo when he entered the cave, and his body never...
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,493
Posted By oltimer
Would have loved to have seen all of Leni...

Would have loved to have seen all of Leni Reifenstahl's photographs before she met "that guy"?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-19-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 19,822
Posted By oltimer
Impressive work/photography you are getting from...

Impressive work/photography you are getting from your digital backs Chris. Very Nice
I might add that you and I expect the quality of the 45 back; but what you did with the earlier 20 back, and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-18-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
That Tenba Bag is almost a knockoff of my Lowepro...

That Tenba Bag is almost a knockoff of my Lowepro Nova6 that I purchased in the early 90's.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-17-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By oltimer
Thank You, but I figured it out very close when I...

Thank You, but I figured it out very close when I went back and read that you had a earlier style lens. Also, I did read on their site too; that in some cases where the filter is too thick it could...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-17-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 8,187
Posted By oltimer
John Wow, and I thought they were talking...

John
Wow, and I thought they were talking inches!!. Got caught again?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By oltimer
I see now were you have the "NC" lens. I noticed...

I see now were you have the "NC" lens. I noticed on Nikon's site for this lens that the L37c Black Rim is called for in filter use. I might add, that I have the L37c on my 28/2 which takes the same...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By oltimer
Megido, could you post the serial # on your lens?...

Megido, could you post the serial # on your lens? Not all 24/2.8 Nikkors take that hood #.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By oltimer
Yes I have, but lots of times the rubber one is...

Yes I have, but lots of times the rubber one is in the bag already.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 194
Views: 19,822
Posted By oltimer
X2. That is very very nice.

X2. That is very very nice.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By oltimer
Overall depth measurement with thread: 6.24...

Overall depth measurement with thread: 6.24 mm
Ring depth without threaded portion: 3.77 mm
Also lots of times I use the Nikon Rubber Hood to, as it is shallow and 3 inch wide.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-16-2017
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By oltimer
My Nikkor 24/2.8, #572430, with a L1A filter on...

My Nikkor 24/2.8, #572430, with a L1A filter on front and hood has never shown any of your problems that you talk about.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 03-16-2017
Replies: 2,998
Views: 478,005
Posted By oltimer
Beautiful shots Paul. Did you use a filter?

Beautiful shots Paul. Did you use a filter?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-16-2017
Replies: 123
Views: 8,187
Posted By oltimer
Raid, his bag is huge. My Lowepro "Super Trekker"...

Raid, his bag is huge. My Lowepro "Super Trekker" is a wee bit smaller and the airlines will not allow me to take it on as a carry on. I said on another thread just last month; that when I bought...
Forum: Other RF 03-15-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By oltimer
Interesting that Kowa made it?. I did a Yahoo...

Interesting that Kowa made it?. I did a Yahoo search and found more there about your 1959 made camera. I would check there if I was you?
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-14-2017
Replies: 42
Views: 4,315
Posted By oltimer
Never owned the .095; but did own the Zunow .1...

Never owned the .095; but did own the Zunow .1 for 3 years, and sold it for the same reason you did. In 1967 when I got it; the Zunow was priced as any normal lens; until the collectors many years...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,213
Posted By oltimer
I commented about this same item in Dave's other...

I commented about this same item in Dave's other thread very strongly; but the best bet would be to go to a big store that has stock to get it done right the 1st time. I can now understand why some...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-10-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 2,213
Posted By oltimer
Bob, I can appreciate you being frustrated and...

Bob, I can appreciate you being frustrated and Nanthor being honest with Dave about getting proper focus with the PME Finders. With my finder; it was made to "fit" for my eye's in the store when...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
I totally agree Chris, and I accumulated much of...

I totally agree Chris, and I accumulated much of the needed things for my Hasselblads. Dave's situation is much different at this time as he has emailed me on a couple of things. I'm sure he will...
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 03-09-2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By oltimer
Roger and John; Very quality statements for here....

Roger and John; Very quality statements for here. How many times a month do we read; I just bought this mint camera, and???
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-09-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
Dave, if your figuring on doing more studio type...

Dave, if your figuring on doing more studio type photography with the Hasselblad; than the waist level finder is the "only" option. I do not shoot people, but do places etc; that is why I use the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
I'm only a Gossen user. What a lot do not realize...

I'm only a Gossen user. What a lot do not realize with the spot meter attachment on; you have 3 readings for 7.5 and 3 readings for the 15 degree. Too me another must have piece of equipment, and a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
Dave, are you confusing yourself? There are all...

Dave, are you confusing yourself? There are all 45 degree, but I believe the 1st one out was a PME-45, than the PME-51, and the latest now PME-90, with a few more bells and whistles. Lol
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
Dave, just to add to my above statement. Me and...

Dave, just to add to my above statement. Me and the wife were in Niagara Falls around 1975, and a young lady in her 30's was carrying her studios Hasselblad. She also was carrying a small 2 step wood...
Forum: RFF News 03-08-2017
Replies: 59
Views: 9,141
Posted By oltimer
Stephen, I know you know great camera equipment;...

Stephen, I know you know great camera equipment; but I realize now your also a great fisherman too.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-08-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
Hi Chris, I have to agree with the 80mm Lens; and...

Hi Chris, I have to agree with the 80mm Lens; and use it as much as possible. One of the most important piece's of equipment that I find essential is the 45 degree angle finder, weather it is metered...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
I might have a good use screen stashed away now...

I might have a good use screen stashed away now that I remember. It's the same as my Bright good one except it has a very slight cleaning mark on it. You cannot see it when your looking through the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
Dave that's called proud ownership. That's a beaut

Dave that's called proud ownership. That's a beaut
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-07-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
Hi Dave; it sounds like you have one of the...

Hi Dave; it sounds like you have one of the better salesmen that come forth when they error on a product, and admit to. I knew just by the way you were working with the screen that it was not a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
No problem, as I like your approach to starting...

No problem, as I like your approach to starting out right with the Hassey. I will get back to you within a day; so you know I will reply. Also with our aging eyes, and it happens to everyone sooner...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
Dave Just trying to help you out, as I have...

Dave
Just trying to help you out, as I have probably owned the Hassey longer than the salesman selling you one. I used mine to photograph hunting and fishing resorts, so we had the transparencies for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
The 42170 is the Hasselblad proper #, and has a...

The 42170 is the Hasselblad proper #, and has a finer mat; plus fine grid squares on it. As far as "D" goes; it should have 2 notches on the bottom left hand corner to tell you as being the newer...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-06-2017
Replies: 102
Views: 5,567
Posted By oltimer
Hi Dave I use the 42170 Hasselblad Screen in my...

Hi Dave
I use the 42170 Hasselblad Screen in my 500CM. If you decide on the PME-45 Metered Finder, this is the screen that will meter properly. A lot of screens are advertised as Accute Matt, but are...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 03-02-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By oltimer
And the metering is the best in the industry too.

And the metering is the best in the industry too.
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 02-24-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,114
Posted By oltimer
I use the Lowepro Nova 5. The Camera with my...

I use the Lowepro Nova 5. The Camera with my metering 45 degree head on it with an 80 attached. Other pockets for extra backs/shades, and the 150 and 250 in other slots. The older 40, I carry it in...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 02-20-2017
Replies: 75
Views: 17,295
Posted By oltimer
Spike, why change? These pics are coming through...

Spike, why change? These pics are coming through on my 24 inch monitor as grain less. This is the 1st time looking at your 400 asa film (XP2) that I can honestly say that. In fact they are better...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 02-18-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,561
Posted By oltimer
Willie 901, you're bang on with your thoughts. ...

Willie 901, you're bang on with your thoughts. There has been some new advanced announcements made by a firm in Germany and one other in the Semiconductor Litho Field in the last 2 months. Nikon...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 3,375
Posted By oltimer
I have 3F's. An F2a chrome, FE Black, and a FM3a...

I have 3F's. An F2a chrome, FE Black, and a FM3a Black. Love using them all.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-16-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By oltimer
The R6 is a very good all mechanical camera. As...

The R6 is a very good all mechanical camera. As far as "mint" goes, and that's what you are asking for; why not ask for more pic's of these items? I tried looking at the R6 closer, and to my eye's I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-15-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 1,145
Posted By oltimer
When my daughter was 15, I got her to take her...

When my daughter was 15, I got her to take her time on all shots with the use of a tripod. I gave her my IIIF Leica as a birthday present 2 years later with the 50 Elmar, and she still enjoys using...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-12-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By oltimer
Raid. I bet your 50 1.8 will up the contrast. I...

Raid. I bet your 50 1.8 will up the contrast. I do like the 50 1.2, but not on birds.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-03-2017
Replies: 43
Views: 3,164
Posted By oltimer
Huss I seen this years ago, and kept (2) adpters...

Huss
I seen this years ago, and kept (2) adpters depending on the camera it was going on in regards to showing up other frame lines. The ISBOO (28-50) you have will do that, and the IRZOO (50-75)...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-29-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 1,868
Posted By oltimer
Not really high at all considering that it must...

Not really high at all considering that it must be insured "In Canada" to were ever it has to go. I know this dealer personally, and one I have trusted in my purchase's. He does not BS around on his...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2017
Replies: 8,801
Views: 858,773
Posted By oltimer
Just completed an order on the Canon Book by...

Just completed an order on the Canon Book by Peter K. I sure can see now how you guys complain about shipments to and from Australia.
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 01-21-2017
Replies: 629
Views: 48,366
Posted By oltimer
Wow, with large pre orders like that; what is...

Wow, with large pre orders like that; what is that saying for future value holding on previous models. For the working pro it will not matter; but the collector may be in for a eye opener. In the...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By oltimer
Jake that dent on the filter thread can be popped...

Jake that dent on the filter thread can be popped back out by any quality machine shop/or Tool and Die Shop using one of their radius guages. If you were here, I could do it for you as I have a very...
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By oltimer
I am glad your thinking about it Jake. There is...

I am glad your thinking about it Jake. There is no question the 0.95 will perform in the low light in there; but who's too say it will be low light in there?
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-21-2017
Replies: 34
Views: 1,144
Posted By oltimer
If you are going against the rules; thats the one...

If you are going against the rules; thats the one to take. Why risk the 0.95 in there if you just happen to get roughed up??
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-20-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,416
Posted By oltimer
Take a very close look at the PZ1p. I had 2...

Take a very close look at the PZ1p. I had 2 PZ1's, which were the earlier model to the PZ1p, and the Pentax Rep (not store salesman) told me back in 1995 that the core motors were not standing up...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By oltimer
I saw the new one Dee, but I am not ready to...

I saw the new one Dee, but I am not ready to trash my sealed K10D. I put the 300/2.8 on it and never took it off. I also just purghased a XPro2 to use the Fuji 14/2.8 on it.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 01-19-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 6,960
Posted By oltimer
Unoh7, I have been following this thread closely...

Unoh7, I have been following this thread closely between you and Raid on the various lenses and Leica M9; and your composition + color put out, is some of the finest I have seen on here.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-18-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,633
Posted By oltimer
Jim I deleted it as I thought he was talking...

Jim
I deleted it as I thought he was talking about the one hanging. Yes my VT has a hinged door.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 01-18-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,633
Posted By oltimer
The finder appears to be a Leica 28 (SLOOZ) with...

The finder appears to be a Leica 28 (SLOOZ) with the black rubber eye piece tip. The lens a Canon 28/2.8
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 01-11-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By oltimer
That's the right size for Cokin A series. My...

That's the right size for Cokin A series. My Cokin P is another inch wider. Dave I believe that adapter fits one of my 50mm early Canon screw mount lenses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-11-2017
Replies: 464
Views: 95,304
Posted By oltimer
X2 for Guilio. Just one word: OUTSTANDING

X2 for Guilio. Just one word: OUTSTANDING
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-10-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 2,812
Posted By oltimer
I deal with Alex there monthly, and his grading...

I deal with Alex there monthly, and his grading is dead on. Shipping is fast and always well packaged. Backs up his sales to the customer too.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-10-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By oltimer
That's not a bad price for mint or mint- grade....

That's not a bad price for mint or mint- grade. Obviously it's going to need a cla soon anyway. Why not do it now and keep it. I always send my stuff out for service off the Bay, unless it can be...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 01-10-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,550
Posted By oltimer
I can tell you for sure that it is not a Lowepro...

I can tell you for sure that it is not a Lowepro "Super Trekker", as I own one; but forgot to order a stable for the mule to carry it. Lol
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 4,498
Posted By oltimer
I agree, and especially tripods if it comes out...

I agree, and especially tripods if it comes out at asa 64 when I last used it. Lol
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-10-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,614
Posted By oltimer
I do like Ektachrome VS, and have never had a...

I do like Ektachrome VS, and have never had a Agfachrome from the 60's or a Fuji Provia 100 fade in storage. I read this on here, but I sure would like more background on how some of these people are...
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 01-09-2017
Replies: 76
Views: 4,922
Posted By oltimer
In Canada we have absurd taxes. I buy all my film...

In Canada we have absurd taxes. I buy all my film from B&H, and delivery to me in Northern Ontario is 4 days. The saving cost on film is huge. For eg; a roll of 120 Ektar in Canada is around $19.99...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,562
Posted By oltimer
Ist of all, I want to acknowledge how great of a...

Ist of all, I want to acknowledge how great of a camera today I believe the M5 is. Back in 1971; I was a young 29 years, in a Leica club with all old fogies like I am today. The next close age in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,562
Posted By oltimer
Good point Erik, and do remember about how it was...

Good point Erik, and do remember about how it was recommended for horizontal meter readings. But I also remember reading before about keeping the lens cap on too prevent excess light hitting the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-09-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,562
Posted By oltimer
That's a great question; and I remember clearly...

That's a great question; and I remember clearly when the M5 came out. When the M5 1st came out in 1971, all of them were 2 lug; so the camera could hang vertical. More or less you could swing it out...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,562
Posted By oltimer
Helen, your explanation makes solid sense....

Helen, your explanation makes solid sense. Obviously your camera lens was not square to the window glass; and more pulled away on the right side to pick up the reflection. Gook Luck
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-08-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,562
Posted By oltimer
I'm wondering if Helen has an issue developing...

I'm wondering if Helen has an issue developing with her shutter curtains in her camera? I have 24 inch monitor and can see a 2 inch wide strip on the upper right. What do you think Erik?
Forum: Photo Software 01-08-2017
Replies: 45
Views: 5,158
Posted By oltimer
They are all nicely done. # 4 has just that wee...

They are all nicely done. # 4 has just that wee bit of TriX and TMax look for me in B/W. Good Luck too all of you.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2017
Replies: 117
Views: 22,953
Posted By oltimer
Your Lens is a beauty, and in the long run; way...

Your Lens is a beauty, and in the long run; way cheaper on filters due to lots out there. A polar for mine cost me $400 (used), but like new
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,416
Posted By oltimer
Thank you for the reply. I can see now it's...

Thank you for the reply. I can see now it's Limited, and very low serial#.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2017
Replies: 117
Views: 22,953
Posted By oltimer
Darth, that's one filter I have never purchased...

Darth, that's one filter I have never purchased for the Hassey. You can bet when a good one comes out on the Bay; it will be snapped up fast, as the 40 is a well used lens. Ever thought about a real...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-07-2017
Replies: 117
Views: 22,953
Posted By oltimer
Wide is my fav, and have several Lenses, but my...

Wide is my fav, and have several Lenses, but my most used one is the 40. I'd love a 38, but that is a totally separate unit.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-06-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 2,416
Posted By oltimer
My Pentax SMC 40/2.8 lens has a aperture ring....

My Pentax SMC 40/2.8 lens has a aperture ring. Serial # 62067xx
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-06-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,599
Posted By oltimer
Tutti voi potrebbe iniziare una nuova scheda...

Tutti voi potrebbe iniziare una nuova scheda qui

PS: My wife and son-in-law are from Italy
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 01-06-2017
Replies: 203
Views: 17,614
Posted By oltimer
Happy to see Kodak bringing this product back....

Happy to see Kodak bringing this product back. Used a lot of their VS before, and at least we will now have more choice. In my photography I shoot 90% slide so I have a guaranteed back up control...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-05-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By oltimer
Colin, yes I was very surprised when talking with...

Colin, yes I was very surprised when talking with Bob that he was out of Film camera repairs. He did a Linhoff 4x5 lens for me back in the 90's. Excellent tradesman, and very, very reasonable in his...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-05-2017
Replies: 68
Views: 14,765
Posted By oltimer
Erik, was this IIIG he owned up for auction a...

Erik, was this IIIG he owned up for auction a while back on WestLicht site?
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-04-2017
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By oltimer
Colin Bob at Precision is not doing anymore film...

Colin
Bob at Precision is not doing anymore film cameras. Was talking with him yesterday; and he is real busy with the falling apart digitals.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-04-2017
Replies: 699
Views: 78,562
Posted By oltimer
Actually the M5 stood on it's own for almost 3...

Actually the M5 stood on it's own for almost 3 years before the CL came out. I believe the 5 came out in '71, and the CL '73. Totally different in our hands at that time compared to the M3's and 4's...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-04-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,823
Posted By oltimer
Bhpeck, I have to say you will enjoy this camera...

Bhpeck, I have to say you will enjoy this camera once you use the advice given by the above experienced users. I went for (2) lenses, as I have never seen such quality out there. The 14 2.8 and the...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 01-03-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,218
Posted By oltimer
Just was given this name for the same camera, as...

Just was given this name for the same camera, as I just found out Nikon Canada does not do film cameras anymore. Here's one next door to you
Kurt's Camera Repair,
7811 Mission Gorge Rd, Suite #E,
San...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2016
Replies: 699
Views: 78,562
Posted By oltimer
I also just noticed Erik you replying about the...

I also just noticed Erik you replying about the Meter readings. Yes, I agree with you on the 21 degree "spot reading" inside the M5 in (Horizontal mode only). Very well thought out; but that's why...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-29-2016
Replies: 699
Views: 78,562
Posted By oltimer
Nicely and carefully worded reply Erik. I lived...

Nicely and carefully worded reply Erik. I lived through all those ventures by Leitz, and by the way owned their equipment at that time, and still do; but you could not convince me on the M5 at that...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount Copies 12-26-2016
Replies: 46
Views: 13,062
Posted By oltimer
You just buy that one up in Japan last week Cal?....

You just buy that one up in Japan last week Cal?. That was a very nice one complete.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-26-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,772
Posted By oltimer
I agree with you on the VT finder, but the 7sz...

I agree with you on the VT finder, but the 7sz viewfinder blew the socks off anything made in that time period. Today; it still is one of the tops.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2016
Replies: 464
Views: 95,304
Posted By oltimer
You deserve the acknowledgement Dave

You deserve the acknowledgement Dave
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-26-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,772
Posted By oltimer
One is a VIT which I just did the edit on. I did...

One is a VIT which I just did the edit on. I did measure both before I posted, and yes: the 7sz does feel more heavy.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-26-2016
Replies: 464
Views: 95,304
Posted By oltimer
Very nice exposure on your pic's Dave. The pic of...

Very nice exposure on your pic's Dave. The pic of the brother's is a lifetime keeper to treasure.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 12-26-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 4,772
Posted By oltimer
I have both; a VIT, and 7sz. They were still in...

I have both; a VIT, and 7sz. They were still in the boxes when I purchased them from a Canon Dealers wife after her husband passed on, who I knew very well. I sent them out to Goldberg to completely...
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 12-25-2016
Replies: 824
Views: 83,765
Posted By oltimer
Stephen, actually I have enjoyed reading this...

Stephen, actually I have enjoyed reading this thread, and wondered when someone was going to start, especially with the word "Alienated" in it's 1st title. Back years ago we had only Shutterbug, but...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-25-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,488
Posted By oltimer
Drawloid, my German Geiss Kontakt works the same...

Drawloid, my German Geiss Kontakt works the same way as per your instructions posted. I have it for the 3A, and will sync at all speeds up to 500; on either flash blub or electronic newer flashes
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 12-24-2016
Replies: 51
Views: 5,356
Posted By oltimer
I note the question Drec is asking, but as far as...

I note the question Drec is asking, but as far as replacement goes; there is huge documentation on this forum with Raid having meetings with the Leica CEO. They will be replaced free if and when the...
Forum: back alley's In The Bag 12-22-2016
Replies: 62
Views: 5,987
Posted By oltimer
Joe we all go through this at times; especially...

Joe we all go through this at times; especially with are long cold winters. We cannot have fall colors all year round to help us through these times.
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-17-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By oltimer
Correct Jerevan. I use my F2 release also on my...

Correct Jerevan. I use my F2 release also on my FE, and my IIIF as well as on the IIIG. Fits very snug as the cup goes over and threads tight.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2016
Replies: 232
Views: 48,209
Posted By oltimer
Yes I have been decades at it, and I always use a...

Yes I have been decades at it, and I always use a meter and tripod. I do not like re-do's.
Forum: Travel 12-16-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,419
Posted By oltimer
Cal I loved your running commentary. Austerity;...

Cal I loved your running commentary. Austerity; is still here, and about to get worse. The most highest dollars in Canada go to Health care costs, and believe me I am retired, but I get hit huge at...
Forum: Leica M10, 240 family, M-P, M60 12-16-2016
Replies: 629
Views: 48,366
Posted By oltimer
Oh how true!

Oh how true!
Forum: Travel 12-16-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,419
Posted By oltimer
Cal, I completely forgot about the underground...

Cal, I completely forgot about the underground stuff until you mentioned it, and of course Tin putting up the added bonus. I know the better Hotels their talk about it; and of course the cities...
Forum: Travel 12-16-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,419
Posted By oltimer
At 4 million Cal; you "were thinking about...

At 4 million Cal; you "were thinking about Toronto"
Forum: Travel 12-16-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,419
Posted By oltimer
Andy, good thing your not flying in this weekend...

Andy, good thing your not flying in this weekend as I'll bet flights will see cancellations because of huge storm coming. And Cal; Montreal has only 1 1/2 million people compared to your 8 million...
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 12-16-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1,544
Posted By oltimer
Wow Black; such thought, and great quality...

Wow Black; such thought, and great quality photography. Thank you for showing.
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-15-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 4,024
Posted By oltimer
David, I believe he is talking about the long arm...

David, I believe he is talking about the long arm at the top with screws holding it down, instead of pins?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 12-07-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By oltimer
Is this problem with a newer plastic model lens...

Is this problem with a newer plastic model lens barrel? With my Hassey; all my lens barrels are metal, and I only use original Hasselblad filters which fit very snug. Never had a loose one yet.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2016
Replies: 464
Views: 95,304
Posted By oltimer
Great work Guilio, and you sure have a steady...

Great work Guilio, and you sure have a steady hand to maintain the sharpness your getting. This is my fav Leica lens, and I still maintain it's one of Lecias best all round built lenses.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-06-2016
Replies: 31
Views: 2,316
Posted By oltimer
Sam, whatever M camera you decide on, or even a...

Sam, whatever M camera you decide on, or even a quality IIIG screw mount; the only enjoyable way I shoot mine is with an external viewfinders. I never use the rangefinder in mine; and always shoot...
Forum: Photography General Interest 12-01-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,315
Posted By oltimer
Good one Roger, and just imagine a 1st time Leica...

Good one Roger, and just imagine a 1st time Leica owner would have a hard time with those one's; let alone my daughter after I'm gone.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-01-2016
Replies: 48
Views: 6,596
Posted By oltimer
Honozooloo, thank you for the detailed write-up...

Honozooloo, thank you for the detailed write-up on how you used your XPro-2 during this event. Your pic's sure back up your thoughts.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-30-2016
Replies: 72
Views: 4,315
Posted By oltimer
Hubbl, a very normal thought to be thinking about...

Hubbl, a very normal thought to be thinking about in our age group. I would go ahead as per the 1st reply here. Good Luck
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-30-2016
Replies: 82
Views: 14,356
Posted By oltimer
My condolences Johan, and I can see were you were...

My condolences Johan, and I can see were you were close to your dad. Just lost my wife to the same, with 50 years together. I took no pictures in the last months, but I will never forget the thank...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 11-29-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,705
Posted By oltimer
$1000 US or almost $1500 Canadian is still enough...

$1000 US or almost $1500 Canadian is still enough to get you too notice fast. Your camera obviously needs the service; and I agree with you that a battery cover is cheap. I would wait for some of our...
Forum: Travel 11-29-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,260
Posted By oltimer
Jarski, thanks for the quick response. My worry...

Jarski, thanks for the quick response. My worry would be as I previously mentioned is a stolen passport; and it will happen. Without a well known Embassy available to help you out; this could be a...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 11-29-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1,897
Posted By oltimer
External viewfinders all the way with me. I do...

External viewfinders all the way with me. I do not use the rangefinder in my IIIF or IIIG; and I have 20/20 still for my age. It is very quick to compose with the external viewfinder, and shoot all...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-29-2016
Replies: 47
Views: 4,389
Posted By oltimer
LOl, And a lot of truth in that statement!

LOl, And a lot of truth in that statement!
Forum: Travel 11-29-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,260
Posted By oltimer
Thanks for all the beautiful shots of this very...

Thanks for all the beautiful shots of this very beautiful area. I was wondering why this area had not seen as much tourist's as you all have mentioned, and were you advised before you went there...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-28-2016
Replies: 302
Views: 40,205
Posted By oltimer
Give Jerry Smith a call at Kinderman in Toronto,...

Give Jerry Smith a call at Kinderman in Toronto, at least you will get a full service guarantee, from a certified Leica Tech.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-28-2016
Replies: 70
Views: 3,196
Posted By oltimer
Willie 901, When I was finishing my...

Willie 901, When I was finishing my apprenticeship in the Litho field in the early '60s, our firm brought in the 1st Dr. Hell Color Scanner for our separations. Dr. Rudolf Hell was a genius in this...
Forum: Travel 11-28-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,260
Posted By oltimer
With all the daily war pictures in the news, and...

With all the daily war pictures in the news, and Georgia has had it's share in the past; this early morning scene adds so much peace for a morning look. I really enjoy all of the shots, and I notice...
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-28-2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,814
Posted By oltimer
Very nice Raid, and the cooler skies always sets...

Very nice Raid, and the cooler skies always sets off the pic's for a little extra. Being a Hassey man; were you using Porta or Ektar in it?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,173
Posted By oltimer
I knew the Leica rep well for Northern Ontario...

I knew the Leica rep well for Northern Ontario and part of the Western Provinces. One of their biggest sales stores was Crooks Pharmacy, in Thunder Bay. The rep told me very clear the Leica Germany...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-26-2016
Replies: 66
Views: 4,173
Posted By oltimer
You are correct Huss. I normally will not get...

You are correct Huss. I normally will not get involved with this show and tell stuff I see, but I purchased a lime green M3 (last batch) from a Leica dealer here that was used as a salesman promo in...
Forum: Travel 11-26-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 2,260
Posted By oltimer
Faris, thank you and your wife for sharing these...

Faris, thank you and your wife for sharing these beautiful pic's on the trip. As they say; A picture saves a 1000 words.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By oltimer
Might be in Life Magazine from the 6 day war in...

Might be in Life Magazine from the 6 day war in 1967? Have seen that pic before
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,322
Posted By oltimer
David I was a tradesman on the Heidelberg Kord's...

David I was a tradesman on the Heidelberg Kord's in '67 and making a top rate of $2.25 per hour. Also, I purchased my 1st factory new M3 for $357.00 CAN. A new subdivision on homes (really nice);...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-24-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By oltimer
Michael, also I believe from memory; the Midland...

Michael, also I believe from memory; the Midland M4 50th anniversary is half that at only 250 made in black chrome.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-24-2016
Replies: 44
Views: 2,322
Posted By oltimer
I was out in Banff, Canada doing slide on Kodak...

I was out in Banff, Canada doing slide on Kodak in 1967, and ran out of it. The stores only had Agfa slide in stock there. Was very impressed with the results, and was looking at them yesterday and...
Forum: RFF Polls 11-06-2016
Replies: 149
Views: 13,342
Posted By oltimer
I admire your honesty Raid. It is very hard to...

I admire your honesty Raid. It is very hard to not to pick up the Hassey for film, and send it out to have whatever you want done with it. The results are premium.
Forum: Travel 10-29-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By oltimer
I would highly recommend, The Lab Works in...

I would highly recommend, The Lab Works in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are on the internet to.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-20-2016
Replies: 89
Views: 17,741
Posted By oltimer
Not only do I meter every shot; I use the tripod...

Not only do I meter every shot; I use the tripod too. Never like going back for seconds.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-11-2016
Replies: 39
Views: 5,674
Posted By oltimer
Nice pics Vics, and where did you finally find...

Nice pics Vics, and where did you finally find someone with that process for developing them? That developing process has not been available in Canada for years.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-09-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By oltimer
Jim, I have read Peter's latest response, and...

Jim, I have read Peter's latest response, and this camera came out of a huge collection in Europe of Canon F1's. Every F1 was in it's box, and the # and different models made was outstanding. Just...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 04-08-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 5,157
Posted By oltimer
Martel, the maker of our daughters Barbie Kits...

Martel, the maker of our daughters Barbie Kits got their hands full with the same problems.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-06-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By oltimer
I can see why because of your age. Back than when...

I can see why because of your age. Back than when the F2 came out many of us "true Leica owners and users" could not resit it. KoFe; your a Leica user; did you ever realize what it was for us guys to...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-31-2016
Replies: 119
Views: 13,809
Posted By oltimer
I tried it on the XPro-2 two weeks ago when my...

I tried it on the XPro-2 two weeks ago when my XE-2s came in; and it was very quiet. On my XE-2s all I can say is it was silent. I just heard a rumor also about price increases coming on Fuji in...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2016
Replies: 3,740
Views: 709,696
Posted By oltimer
Actually Dave, it is one of the more better...

Actually Dave, it is one of the more better element lens made by Zuko. The H means it is a 8 element, and the common G, is 7 element. Very good glass
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 49,045
Posted By oltimer
And to add more; in 1972 the Midland plant...

And to add more; in 1972 the Midland plant produced the KE7 Military Model before the other model in 1976. They were very innovative
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-24-2016
Replies: 40
Views: 49,045
Posted By oltimer
I would like to add; that Kluck had a very...

I would like to add; that Kluck had a very innovative lens designer working for him to in Midland; as Dr. Walter Mandler's name came to the for front far ahead of those in Germany. I personally met...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-19-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By oltimer
All my Leica screw mounts were assembled in...

All my Leica screw mounts were assembled in Canada, and to me their value is the same as the German assembled ones. My IIIG is a 1st year model, and one of my IIIf's is one number out from a known...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-18-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,026
Posted By oltimer
So am I pleased with the 4.0 upgrade on the XE-2....

So am I pleased with the 4.0 upgrade on the XE-2. We were thinking there this morning that "maybe" the future upgrades for the XE-2 will be slower coming now that this new model is out. Time will...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-18-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,026
Posted By oltimer
Actually, the dealer and I looked for what...

Actually, the dealer and I looked for what version it was, and it did not come up for him. Were wondering if it is completely new to the camera model?. My dealer I have known all his life, with his...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-18-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 3,026
Posted By oltimer
Just got my XE-2s to go with my XE-2 this...

Just got my XE-2s to go with my XE-2 this morning. Tried my Fuji 14 and 23 on it; and the auto focus is very , very fast and super quiet. Now I can leave my 23 on the new body and switch a couple of...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-13-2016
Replies: 109
Views: 12,388
Posted By oltimer
Huss; I know you own the M7. Is it a much better...

Huss; I know you own the M7. Is it a much better camera all around over the M5 you used?
Forum: RFF Polls 03-12-2016
Replies: 2,891
Views: 1,780,678
Posted By oltimer
Jim, maybe it is time to give you another 4x5...

Jim, maybe it is time to give you another 4x5 holder. Recently sold both of my 4x5 Linhoff's, and found a spare holder in a forgotten box. Always enjoy your Canon Rangefinder stuff you write about.
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 03-08-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By oltimer
Josh; great pic's, and they show lighting and...

Josh; great pic's, and they show lighting and color as it really is. Well done
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-06-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,577
Posted By oltimer
The SBLOO sits close to 1/8 of an inch higher on...

The SBLOO sits close to 1/8 of an inch higher on my IIIG, than the very beautiful Voightlander 35 viewfinder I have on my IIIC. I agree about the pricing; but quality costs, and what happens when...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 03-05-2016
Replies: 56
Views: 5,577
Posted By oltimer
I agree about the use of the accessory shoe, but...

I agree about the use of the accessory shoe, but my favorite lens uses the SBLOO, on a IIIG.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 02-28-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By oltimer
X2. And he has had that camera up on his site for...

X2. And he has had that camera up on his site for over a year now. I am a shy away on that one.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 02-22-2016
Replies: 34
Views: 5,390
Posted By oltimer
I have heard through the grapevine; that Mr K and...

I have heard through the grapevine; that Mr K and his son's love for Leica came 1st. They have a very large Leica collection, and enjoy using them. I can sure see how it was easy to convince a firm...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-14-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By oltimer
Just watched it to Bill. Wow, and what a huge...

Just watched it to Bill. Wow, and what a huge client base.
Forum: Optics Theory - 02-14-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,067
Posted By oltimer
Good Luck with your cancer in the future. There...

Good Luck with your cancer in the future. There are long term effects to radiation treatment as my wife had 32 rads and 16 chemo. I only hope that hospitals and treatment center's can afford to get...
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-13-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 1,933
Posted By oltimer
Very well spoken, and I do agree with you about...

Very well spoken, and I do agree with you about the best kept Leica lens secret on the 35 Summaron 2.8. Extremely center sharp; and if I am in doubt about the edge's, I can crop as a lot do.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 02-04-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 3,884
Posted By oltimer
And the 1st beautiful frame lines in the Canon 7s...

And the 1st beautiful frame lines in the Canon 7s and Z?
Forum: RFF News 01-31-2016
Replies: 107
Views: 9,332
Posted By oltimer
As a born in Canada Canadian, I totally agree...

As a born in Canada Canadian, I totally agree with what your saying. I have never requested it from members on here, or US dealers. Dante; their are those that think Customs are stupid and try and...
Forum: Nikon RF 01-24-2016
Replies: 49
Views: 3,677
Posted By oltimer
Yes they did Tony. Also the camera was called a...

Yes they did Tony. Also the camera was called a M2M
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 01-24-2016
Replies: 2,124
Views: 588,977
Posted By oltimer
I actually have both view finders, and mainly use...

I actually have both view finders, and mainly use the 35mm lens on my IIIF and IIIG. I did not want to keep transposing them from one camera to another, and the Leica SBLOO does sit a fraction lower....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,715
Posted By oltimer
I do not think we have heard the last on this...

I do not think we have heard the last on this one. I believe it will come out again, and a lot more higher.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-19-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,715
Posted By oltimer
Good thinking on your behalf, also since there...

Good thinking on your behalf, also since there was no Elcan lens with it. I am very familiar with this camera as 2 of my friends locally have them complete.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-18-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,715
Posted By oltimer
Well I believe it is a salesman sample from...

Well I believe it is a salesman sample from Midland, Canada. The recent Weslkht auction had one with the lens and no hood go for almost $31000US. I bet this one ends up there?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-15-2016
Replies: 30
Views: 3,715
Posted By oltimer
As per Marty states, and a Midland assembled one....

As per Marty states, and a Midland assembled one. Usually $10,000 up
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-27-2015
Replies: 63
Views: 5,335
Posted By oltimer
The top sleeper in my opinion of the Pentax line;...

The top sleeper in my opinion of the Pentax line; is the Asahi Takumar 83mm F1.9 in the 37 mount. With adapters it goes on any Pentax 35mm system, plus Digital. This lens has a 10 bokeh
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-16-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 2,105
Posted By oltimer
That is very impressive. When I look back in the...

That is very impressive. When I look back in the colour separation field in the very early 60's; Dr Rudolf Hell brought to us in the Litho field the color separation scanner. He would also be amazed...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 12-12-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By oltimer
A Voola for the Elmars?

A Voola for the Elmars?
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 09-05-2015
Replies: 97
Views: 17,938
Posted By oltimer
I tend to agree with George. How is it possible...

I tend to agree with George. How is it possible to know who is a refugee and a ISIS migrant?. For sure ISIS members are in there.
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