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Forum: Fuji X Series 01-05-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 135,253
Posted By Flinor
At Last. My digital CLE

At Last. My digital CLE
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-26-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,124
Posted By Flinor
I shot rangefinder cameras for years and really...

I shot rangefinder cameras for years and really struggled with the transition to digital. Bought a K5 and am no longer struggling. I kept and still use a couple of my old rangefinders, but the K5 is...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 10-22-2011
Replies: 54
Views: 8,878
Posted By Flinor
I've been absent for a while, but I must make a...

I've been absent for a while, but I must make a recommendation. Take look at shopgoodwill.com. They run an auction site with donated stuff. You are buying as-is but the prices are right. I've picked...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 05-08-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,724
Posted By Flinor
I did that same Israel and Jordan trip with an...

I did that same Israel and Jordan trip with an EP-2, EVF and 20 1.7 and the 14-45 last September. I had none of the problems you mentioned and it was wonderful traveling with just the camera on my...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 02-11-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 7,285
Posted By Flinor
The X100 is, to me at least, the digital...

The X100 is, to me at least, the digital reincarnation of the Konica Hexar AF. I used a couple of Hexars for years with great results and great pleasure. IIRC I paid $450 for my first Hexar almost 20...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-09-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By Flinor
I've never used the EP-1 or the EPL-1, but just...

I've never used the EP-1 or the EPL-1, but just spent three weeks in the mideast with an EP-2 and the 20mm. The 20 is sharp enough to take a lot of cropping so I never felt the need for anything...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-06-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,612
Posted By Flinor
As I mentioned in another thread also, the...

As I mentioned in another thread also, the EP-2/20 combination is the reincarnation of my beloved Minolta CLE. I've ordered the 45 and when the 14 is released I'll get that and have my original lens...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-03-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 4,027
Posted By Flinor
I'm busy convincing myself that I can make my...

I'm busy convincing myself that I can make my EP-2 into a modern equivalent of my CLE, my all time favorite camera. I spent years with the 40 on the camera and the 28 and 90 in my pockets. I've got...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 06-04-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,234
Posted By Flinor
It looks a lot like the fungus I've seen on old...

It looks a lot like the fungus I've seen on old lenses, but this is too new for fungus to be that advanced.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 04-26-2010
Replies: 36
Views: 4,625
Posted By Flinor
My wife traded a K20D three lens outfit for a G1...

My wife traded a K20D three lens outfit for a G1 with 14-45 and 45-200 and she is very happy with the G1. IQ appears to be at least comparable if not better and she's lost about a pound and a half of...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-30-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 5,321
Posted By Flinor
I used an external optical finder on the CLE when...

I used an external optical finder on the CLE when I had a 50 mounted and use external optical finders for the 15 and 90 on my RD-1s. It's workable but not ideal. I have a Ricoh GX100 and find the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 03-28-2010
Replies: 41
Views: 5,321
Posted By Flinor
I'm the guy who dismissed any thought of a...

I'm the guy who dismissed any thought of a digital CLE as heresy when this thread first started, but a couple of things are staring to modify my feelings, at least a little.

My preferred setup for...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-26-2010
Replies: 46
Views: 16,408
Posted By Flinor
I'm quite satisfied with the 35 MC

I'm quite satisfied with the 35 MC
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-18-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By Flinor
Joe, my set up is 15/35/90 which gives me...

Joe, my set up is 15/35/90 which gives me 22/52/135 equivalent. I was trying to duplicate my old CLE set up but with a little more at both ends. It's only a couple of months now but if I were doing...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-19-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 5,321
Posted By Flinor
I'm with Mabelsound. At this time there is no...

I'm with Mabelsound. At this time there is no digital CLE
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-17-2009
Replies: 162
Views: 21,711
Posted By Flinor
R-D1s #102448

R-D1s #102448
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-07-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,952
Posted By Flinor
When I last had an RD-1 I used 15 and 35 99% of...

When I last had an RD-1 I used 15 and 35 99% of the time. Now that I've picked up another, (YAY) our host was nice enough to send me one of each in exchange for my credit card number. This thursday...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-04-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 4,106
Posted By Flinor
You guys have been truly great and very helpful...

You guys have been truly great and very helpful to an old guy who can't make up his mind. I spent an hour reviewing my old RD-1 files and came to the conclusion that "there ain't anything wrong" with...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 10-03-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 4,106
Posted By Flinor
I'm not sure if you guys helped me or not. I just...

I'm not sure if you guys helped me or not. I just sold a bunch of DSLR gear to come home to RF and originally thought that I'd just replace my lamented RD-1. But I got lucky with the sale and can now...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-13-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,405
Posted By Flinor
Joe, if that's the worst photo mistake you ever...

Joe, if that's the worst photo mistake you ever make life is still good. I can't tell you how many times I got that prize winning shot with no film in the camera.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-08-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 4,191
Posted By Flinor
All I can add to mdspace is Amen. Selling the...

All I can add to mdspace is Amen. Selling the RD-1 was one of the biggest mistakes of my life. And I am now in the midst of disposing of some excellent Pentax gear to rectify that mistake. The Pentax...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-03-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 3,518
Posted By Flinor
I've been adamant that I won't buy a camera...

I've been adamant that I won't buy a camera without an optical VF but I just bought a G1 for my wife. She was complaining about lugging a Pentax K10D and a couple of lenses around so the G1 looked...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-02-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,313
Posted By Flinor
Joe, I used a Tele-Elmar on the RD-1 on a couple...

Joe, I used a Tele-Elmar on the RD-1 on a couple of occasions with so-so results. Not bad if you kept the shutter speeds up or used a tripod, but the RD is not a tripod camera nor is it a long lens...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-28-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 6,211
Posted By Flinor
I had a Hexar, never owned the Minolta. Loved the...

I had a Hexar, never owned the Minolta. Loved the Hexar dearly, enough to buy another after I sold the first, but it's definitely not a pocket camera as you know. For years my pocket cameras were...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-23-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 7,290
Posted By Flinor
Great, just when I decide to go for an RD-1 you...

Great, just when I decide to go for an RD-1 you spring this on me. If I sell all my gear and just wait I'll be back to film for a while. Wait.... that wouldn't be all bad.

In the immortal words of a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-22-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By Flinor
Okay, I'm gonna do it. I listed the Pentax gear...

Okay, I'm gonna do it. I listed the Pentax gear on Photo.net and Pentax forum and we'll see if I get any bites. I didn't put it here because I wasn't sure if listing DSLR stuff was proper etiquette. ...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-21-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By Flinor
I used an RD-1 for about two very enjoyable years...

I used an RD-1 for about two very enjoyable years and then stupidly sold it. There were no shutter problems, dead pixels or any of the other issues that you hear about. After I bumped it, it had a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-20-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By Flinor
Thanks, everyone for the warm...

Thanks, everyone for the warm welcome.

Mabelsound, the Pentax limiteds are magic and mine are even the silver versions but my problem, I think, Is form factor. I enjoy my old Spottie, but not the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 08-20-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,078
Posted By Flinor
I hope I'm back and need some help. (fairly long)

Okay, I've been away a while but would like to come back. To make a sad story short, about two years ago I came down with something that has not yet been identified but that I've recovered from...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-13-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,397
Posted By Flinor
There are a couple of threads in the archives on...

There are a couple of threads in the archives on the M5 so I won't go into a lot of detail, but will just say that my M5 has outlasted my M3, M4-2 and M6. A better user than all of them and second...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-11-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,757
Posted By Flinor
I wonder if Dag works first on those cameras that...

I wonder if Dag works first on those cameras that he prefers to work on. Justin gets a CL done almost immediately and it took three months and two emails for my RD-1 which he was very reluctant to...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-09-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 16,774
Posted By Flinor
You know, guys, all this talk about a new digital...

You know, guys, all this talk about a new digital rangefinder for us street shooters may not be required at all. My vision has deteriorated to where I just can't reliably manual focus any longer so I...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-04-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 3,757
Posted By Flinor
I just got my RD-1 and a Nikon 50 1.4 LTM back...

I just got my RD-1 and a Nikon 50 1.4 LTM back today after abouy three months. It took a couple of emails befor he responded. but when he did he shipped quickly.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-25-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,976
Posted By Flinor
I bought a Nikon 50 f1.4 in KTM from him. His...

I bought a Nikon 50 f1.4 in KTM from him. His site was a little hazy on description so I called him. He was very forthcoming and cooperative and when the lens arrived it was exactly as described.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-23-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 4,046
Posted By Flinor
Typo alert. Sorry, Joe, but it's a 43, not a 40....

Typo alert. Sorry, Joe, but it's a 43, not a 40. And It's not really a pancake but does fit in a cargo pocket.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-23-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 4,046
Posted By Flinor
When I completed my kit, years ago, I searched...

When I completed my kit, years ago, I searched for and found, the leather fitted case. Beautiful thing but totally impractical. Don't sweat the batteries, the CLE gets great mileage.

Enjoy the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-22-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 4,046
Posted By Flinor
Joe, I'd make some wise guy comment about you not...

Joe, I'd make some wise guy comment about you not buying anything for a while if I could get the laughter tears ouy of my eyes.

You and I are two of a kind, my friend.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-10-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 4,046
Posted By Flinor
As the guy looking through the plant used to say,...

As the guy looking through the plant used to say, "Very interesting, but foolish". I did exactly the same thing when I got my CLE years ago and searched until I found a good 90 and bought it.

I...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-31-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By Flinor
Iuse the C/V 15 on the RD-1 and it's not...

Iuse the C/V 15 on the RD-1 and it's not rangefinder coupled. I've had no problems and excellent results just setting hyperfocal distance, generally about F11 in daylight. It will vignette pretty...
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-12-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
Posted By Flinor
Price reduced on Cotax T

Over 300 views and no interest means that I've over priced my T, so I've reduced the price to $275.
Forum: Fixed Lens 35mm RF 03-07-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,441
Posted By Flinor
I've owned both and the Zeiss S-312, several...

I've owned both and the Zeiss S-312, several Contax T's over the years and have one for sale now. The S-312 was an earlier clone of the VF 101 which was renamed when Voigtlander took over Zeiss. Both...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-03-2008
Replies: 26
Views: 1,141
Posted By Flinor
M5 was my first M. It was followed by an M3, 4P,...

M5 was my first M. It was followed by an M3, 4P, 6, CL, CLE. They're all gone but I still have the M5. It's a 3 lug but I carry it on the end lugs.
I should have kept the CLE also, but we all make...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-03-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 10,888
Posted By Flinor
Where do I go to write in M5. So far it's...

Where do I go to write in M5. So far it's outlasted an M3, M4-P and M6.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-07-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 3,638
Posted By Flinor
I use a Contax turret finder on a Ricoh GX 100....

I use a Contax turret finder on a Ricoh GX 100. It has the advantage of being able to set the zoom at 24,28,35,50 and 72 focal lengths and the picture format to 3:2 so the finder works fine and is a...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 12-22-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,199
Posted By Flinor
I guess you now understand why I shed a tear...

I guess you now understand why I shed a tear every time I look at the empty spot on my shelf. I should have sold the M5. Use it well, Joe.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-05-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 4,182
Posted By Flinor
During a bad period health wise last year I...

During a bad period health wise last year I convinced myself that I needed antishake and auto focus, so I bought a Pentax K10D with 21 and 31mm lenses. It's a great camera and I like it a lot, but...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-02-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 4,586
Posted By Flinor
I'd guess that the best way to cope with the...

I'd guess that the best way to cope with the shutter speed limitation would be ND filters, keeping in mind that the metering is not TTL so you will have to compensate.

I shot Kodachrome and then...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 11-10-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By Flinor
Try some Tech Pan if you can find any. It's just...

Try some Tech Pan if you can find any. It's just amazing in dr5. I've replaced my Scala with Fomapan R and I think I like it better. Dr5 has always done good work for me in a reasonable length of...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-01-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By Flinor
I was a long time Scala shooter and just got my...

I was a long time Scala shooter and just got my first two rolls of Fomapan R back from dr5. Unfortunately the boorowed camera I used appears to have a meter problem but from a cursory look it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-16-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By Flinor
I bought a K10D convinced I needed antishake....

I bought a K10D convinced I needed antishake. (illness) I gave the Pentax to my wife and went back to my M5 and RD-1. I just like them better. Too many years of using rangefinders, I guess.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2007
Replies: 38
Views: 3,294
Posted By Flinor
I've been using them for several years with no...

I've been using them for several years with no problems. Of course. sometimes I find myself using a $30 adapter to run a $20 camera, but what the heck...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 09-09-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,633
Posted By Flinor
Joe, I found another CLE repairer and this is...

Joe, I found another CLE repairer and this is labeled as such:

Terry's Camera Repair
9092 Talbert Ave. #2
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
7114-964-7633

I had a bad experience with Essex this summer even...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-31-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 4,834
Posted By Flinor
I've owned both also and far preferred the CLE....

I've owned both also and far preferred the CLE. Much better VF with 28-40-90 framelines much more useful than the CL 40-50-90. The 28 lines are even visible to glasses wearers. It was my most used...
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 08-26-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,633
Posted By Flinor
Joe, this comes out of the recesses of an aged...

Joe, this comes out of the recesses of an aged memory and I've never used them, but my rolodex has a note that says possible CLE repairs.

Camera Wiz
169B Pleasant Hill Rd.
Harrisonberg, VA...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-22-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,921
Posted By Flinor
The 35 was the first in a long line of Yashica...

The 35 was the first in a long line of Yashica leaf shutter rangefinder cameras. It was available in two versions, yours, and with a 45mm f1.9 lens. IIRC they date to around 1958 or 59. They're...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-09-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 4,113
Posted By Flinor
When I was into collecting, I had at least one of...

When I was into collecting, I had at least one of every leaf shutter camera Yashica made except the 35CC wide. I've never seen one so you've got a real treasure. I don't know what differences there...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-06-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 9,037
Posted By Flinor
Phil, I'm really sorry that you need to do this....

Phil, I'm really sorry that you need to do this. I had poor health make me decide to sell my RD-1 twice and both times I just couldn't bring myself to do it and backed out. The same health issues led...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-03-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11,129
Posted By Flinor
I sold my CLE because advancing age and...

I sold my CLE because advancing age and medication caused a tremor that made me need something with image stabilization. I wanted to keep one film rangefinder for the not too shaky days and agonized...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 07-02-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 11,129
Posted By Flinor
I'm with you, Joe. These guys are all talking...

I'm with you, Joe. These guys are all talking about how great the CLE is and I keep looking at the empty spot on the shelf where mine used to be.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 06-08-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By Flinor
I've never had anything else in mine except...

I've never had anything else in mine except Scala, Fmoapann R and Provia. Works great.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-02-2007
Replies: 66
Views: 2,841
Posted By Flinor
Kodachrome 25, Agfa Scala

Kodachrome 25, Agfa Scala
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 06-01-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By Flinor
I've shot the Fomapan Type R and had it developed...

I've shot the Fomapan Type R and had it developed by Dr 5. It worked very wellwith the tonal range of Scala but maybe a little more contrast. Bought from Freestyle.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-04-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By Flinor
Joe, the original Minolta hood measures approx 2...

Joe, the original Minolta hood measures approx 2 1/4 inches at it's widest when opened. Use that as a guide.
Forum: Repair / Camera Care 05-02-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 3,783
Posted By Flinor
I've owned two over the years, had no trouble...

I've owned two over the years, had no trouble with either, and had severe sellers remorse immediately after the sales. I'm now looking at a third. The key to staving off failure is to always...
Forum: RFF Polls 04-28-2007
Replies: 37
Views: 2,636
Posted By Flinor
Nikon SP, Pentax LX

Nikon SP, Pentax LX
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-28-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,928
Posted By Flinor
I haven't seen the new format yet, but I think we...

I haven't seen the new format yet, but I think we have a different view on AP here in North America. The tests, whether you agree with them or not, are leagues ahead of anything we get here. At least...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-22-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1,038
Posted By Flinor
When did my status change?

Furhter to my question of why did I have to pay $1.50 to Jorge to place an ad in a forum owned by Stephen Gandy, I seem to have been downgraded from sponsoring member to registered user without...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-22-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By Flinor
I don't use them a whole lot but I have used an...

I don't use them a whole lot but I have used an M-Rokkor 90 and an Elmar 90 on my RD-1 with an old Canon brightline finder with some success. It's dodgy to try to focus closeup but at longer...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-16-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By Flinor
I'm also using the Vivitar 283 with excellent...

I'm also using the Vivitar 283 with excellent results.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 04-11-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,493
Posted By Flinor
I love the RD-1 but am having a real problem with...

I love the RD-1 but am having a real problem with failing eyesight so am looking for a G2 kit to replace my M% and RD-1. It's been a truly excellent camera but I bought a Pentax K10 to see how I do...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-09-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Flinor
Thanks, you just answered whether or not I want...

Thanks, you just answered whether or not I want to upgrade to iphoto 6. I guess the answer is not. By the way, the thumbnails are viewable but not the full screen version. The workflow is easy and...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-08-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Flinor
Open iPhoto. Put card in reader. Open pull down...

Open iPhoto. Put card in reader. Open pull down File menu. Click import. After import double click photos.It opens in Adobe Raw converter. Do whatever adjustments you need to do. Save in whatever...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-07-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Flinor
"To the best of my knowledge iPhoto will not...

"To the best of my knowledge iPhoto will not import R-D1 raw files, only DNG conversions, and only then I think if one has used the plist hack. "


This is incorrect. Iphoto will import RD-1 raw...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-06-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Flinor
I import into iphoto which I use for the library...

I import into iphoto which I use for the library and folders. I've set up iphoto to open any double clicked photo in PSE3 which automatically opens RD-1 files in Adobe raw.
Forum: RFF Polls 04-04-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,917
Posted By Flinor
I always have the Contax T in my pocket, even if...

I always have the Contax T in my pocket, even if I'm primarily using the CLE or M5. I've also got a Voigtlander VF-101(Zeiss Ikon S312 clone) that is on of the nicest compact fixed lens RF's I've...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-02-2007
Replies: 61
Views: 3,830
Posted By Flinor
Contax T. Tiny aperture pref.. rangefinder with a...

Contax T. Tiny aperture pref.. rangefinder with a lens to die for.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 03-31-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By Flinor
Nice shot. Did you use an aux vf or just center...

Nice shot. Did you use an aux vf or just center the frame? And if it was a VF, which one gives about 200mm fov?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2007
Replies: 95
Views: 11,046
Posted By Flinor
I use them in many combinations. The 15 on a film...

I use them in many combinations. The 15 on a film camera and RD-1 with two different finders, a 28 with finder on an M5, a 135 finder with a 90 on the RD-1 and a 50 finder with a collapsible...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By Flinor
I'm with freeranger. It makes more aware of the...

I'm with freeranger. It makes more aware of the world I live in.

I also enjoy using precision machined equipment like old manual rangefinder cameras.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-29-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
Posted By Flinor
Brett, I must have been crazy to think that I...

Brett, I must have been crazy to think that I could get along without it. It's running just fine, thanks.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 01-26-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By Flinor
I've had success using a 90 f4 with an external...

I've had success using a 90 f4 with an external 135 viewinder. On one occasion (air show and the RD-1 and an M5 were the cameras I happened to have with me) I used a 135 on the RD-1. It gave me the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-23-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By Flinor
Funny, I've owned M6, M4 and M5 and always...

Funny, I've owned M6, M4 and M5 and always considered the M5 the easiest to load. Just follow Vickko's instructions.

I always thought that the M5 was the best user also so when I cut down my...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-18-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By Flinor
If you get to Irvine check out Pro Photo...

If you get to Irvine check out Pro Photo connection. When I worked there up to about three years ago we always had some used Leicas in stock. The guys always claimed that was my fault, but maybe...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-15-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
Posted By Flinor
I just want to add that when I say always, I mean...

I just want to add that when I say always, I mean always, even when it's just there as a backup. I typically put Kodachrome in one camera and Scala in the other (okay so now it's Provia and Foma R)...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-15-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
Posted By Flinor
Brett, when you load the T, after you close the...

Brett, when you load the T, after you close the back, do you wind the film back until the rewind feels tight? I very rarely get the overlap and I don't remeber a problem with that camera.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-14-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 2,683
Posted By Flinor
I've had one in my pocket or on my belt...

I've had one in my pocket or on my belt constantly for about twenty years. Excellent little camera that I don't know how I could do without.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-06-2007
Replies: 53
Views: 3,049
Posted By Flinor
Months ago, when the speculation on the M8...

Months ago, when the speculation on the M8 started, I posted the the new Leica Digital would probably require you to remove the bottom plate to to insert the memory card and battery.

I thought that...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-01-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By Flinor
Question: Why do the British drink warm...

Question: Why do the British drink warm beer?
Answer: Because they have Lucas refigerators.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 01-01-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By Flinor
This was in Canada in December? She'd catch a bad...

This was in Canada in December? She'd catch a bad cold.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-30-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 5,223
Posted By Flinor
Contax T. One has been in my pocket for twenty...

Contax T. One has been in my pocket for twenty years, loaded with K-25, or now Provia or Scala. Superb results from a superb lens
Forum: Other RF 12-30-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By Flinor
I started with a Yashica Lynx 1000 and at one...

I started with a Yashica Lynx 1000 and at one time had at least one copy of every leaf shutter rangefinder Yashica made. Every so often I check ebay for Lynx 1000's . It would be nice to shoot one...
Forum: RFF Polls 12-27-2006
Replies: 207
Views: 15,516
Posted By Flinor
"If this were serious research, my next effort...

"If this were serious research, my next effort would be to follow up by trying to correlate the respondents' ages with their votes. I'd be interested in this because there's an axiom in the...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-24-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,482
Posted By Flinor
#1 shows why I made the decision to stay with the...

#1 shows why I made the decision to stay with the RD-1. Of course, the key phrase is "for now"
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 12-24-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By Flinor
May the new year bring the Sonnar. Merry...

May the new year bring the Sonnar. Merry Christmas Joe.

P.S. I'll let you know when the strap ships next week.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-18-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 3,105
Posted By Flinor
I just ordered a K10D, my first SLR in 20 years....

I just ordered a K10D, my first SLR in 20 years. But this was prompted by a need for image stabilization.

I'll keep shooting my film rangefinders when the light will support a fast shutter speed or...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 12-15-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Flinor
I'm 0046XX.

I'm 0046XX.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 12-13-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,362
Posted By Flinor
I 've been using them for a while (through all...

I 've been using them for a while (through all their moves) and concur. They do a very nice job on a great range of films. I've even got a couple of rolls of Tech Pan that I'm saving for a special...
Forum: Off Topic 12-13-2006
Replies: 130
Views: 4,648
Posted By Flinor
Joe, I can't make up my mind between the CLE with...

Joe, I can't make up my mind between the CLE with a collapsible 50 Summicron or my long lamented Pentax LX with the 50 1.4. I am a Libra.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-16-2006
Replies: 19
Views: 1,773
Posted By Flinor
I'm with Jorge. About a year ago I posted a FS...

I'm with Jorge. About a year ago I posted a FS for a Fuji folder priced about $125 too high. After a week of many views and no responses I finally did the research that I should have done first and...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-13-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By Flinor
Kiu, thanks very much. I've been on this forum...

Kiu, thanks very much. I've been on this forum over three years and never saw that before. Thanks again.
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-12-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 907
Posted By Flinor
Why can't I place an ad?

Jorge, I apologize. Despite the warnings the ad was placed so disregard my previous message.

Except for the part about the black cursor. It drives these old eyes to distraction especially because my...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 11-12-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By Flinor
Why can't I place an ad?

Jorge, I just hit two glitches while trying to place a Trade ad. First was an inability to progress beyond step one after selecting "Trade".

Secondly, after writing the ad in "Want to trade" section...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-09-2006
Replies: 35
Views: 5,211
Posted By Flinor
All three CLE lenses work just fine on the RD-1,...

All three CLE lenses work just fine on the RD-1, including the 90 which I use with an old Canon 135 VF. The 40 seems to suit the 35 framelines better than a 35. One of the attractions of the RD-1 is...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-03-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,806
Posted By Flinor
Well, Andy, that now makes two working CLE's up...

Well, Andy, that now makes two working CLE's up here in the NW valley. It's a wonderful little camera, but you're not allowed to use it to shoot rocks and cactus. It's a street camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-02-2006
Replies: 699
Views: 78,567
Posted By Flinor
I know that I'm late to the discussion, but I'm...

I know that I'm late to the discussion, but I'm the guy who sold a pair of M6's and kept the M5. IMHO it's the best user M.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-14-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 4,050
Posted By Flinor
Super Ikonta B

Super Ikonta B
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-05-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By Flinor
I've had one in my pocket for the last 20 years...

I've had one in my pocket for the last 20 years or so. A T goes with me everywhere and i"ve had four of them over the years, I sold one to another RFF'r a while ago and I know that he likes it...
Forum: Zeiss Contax 10-04-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
Posted By Flinor
While pressing the button, turn the rewind crank.

While pressing the button, turn the rewind crank.
Forum: Yashica RF 10-01-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 3,003
Posted By Flinor
A Lynx 1000 was the first "real" camera I ever...

A Lynx 1000 was the first "real" camera I ever owned, bought new in 1960. The Kodachromes it produces amaze me to this day. I've had several more over the years and each was blessed with an excellent...
Forum: RFF Polls 09-24-2006
Replies: 93
Views: 6,867
Posted By Flinor
I definitely am a 50 kind of guy. The only time I...

I definitely am a 50 kind of guy. The only time I don't mount a 50 is on the RD-1, then it's a 35 which gives me a 52 FOV.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-23-2006
Replies: 34
Views: 2,299
Posted By Flinor
I was going to complain about the quietness also,...

I was going to complain about the quietness also, but maybe if we all went there it wouldn't be quite as quiet.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 09-21-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By Flinor
Scala has been discontinued with the death of...

Scala has been discontinued with the death of Agfa. B&H still has it on their website along with process mailers to Main Photo in CA which, along with dr5, are the only processors left. Main Photo...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 09-16-2006
Replies: 44
Views: 3,668
Posted By Flinor
many weeks ago when speculation started on the M...

many weeks ago when speculation started on the M digital, I posted what I thought was a smartA__ post asking if we would have to take off the baseplate to change memory cards. I really thought that I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-10-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By Flinor
I just (July) sold a chrome dial with chrome 50...

I just (July) sold a chrome dial with chrome 50 1.4 and a flash, IB and worn ER case for $800 including shipping to CONUS. It had two small bright marks on the base and one tripod mount scratch. So...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-05-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 1,355
Posted By Flinor
How come when I know that I'm going to be around...

How come when I know that I'm going to be around a bunch of people with digicams I'll be perverse and take my Super Ikonta deliberately? Just did it this past Sunday and got dome really strange looks.
Forum: Off Topic 08-29-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 2,434
Posted By Flinor
Frank, the ones that I can add to the list are...

Frank, the ones that I can add to the list are all discontinued but desireable nonetheless.

Nikon 35 and 28Ti, Minolta TC-1, Minilux Zoom and the Contax T series. Rollei also rebadged a Japan only...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-27-2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1,874
Posted By Flinor
To add to the M8 rumors, I'd like to know if you...

To add to the M8 rumors, I'd like to know if you have to remove the baseplate to change the memory card.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-15-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,417
Posted By Flinor
The Hexar AF doesn't work. I've already tried it...

The Hexar AF doesn't work. I've already tried it and it's not deep enough. When I used to take the Hexar on a trip of a couple of weeks I used to take 3 2CR5's and never used the third. My Hexar...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-14-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,417
Posted By Flinor
The 5400/5700 generation use an EL-EN1...

The 5400/5700 generation use an EL-EN1 rechargeable lithium and can take a 2CR5 if you can't find anything else. The EN-EL1 is about 3/16" longer than a 2CR5 and I 've never had the opportunity to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,607
Posted By Flinor
Here in Geezerville there are estate sales daily,...

Here in Geezerville there are estate sales daily, but when I get there it's usually just an ER case where a camera used to be. Congratulations on a great find
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 08-10-2006
Replies: 87
Views: 7,907
Posted By Flinor
Quote: Originally Posted by Nachkebia rvaubel :...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nachkebia
rvaubel : what kind of magic you can do later with raw file we all know, but what you will see on location is different story, I want to see BW on the monitor...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By Flinor
It works fine on an M5. The biggest problem is...

It works fine on an M5. The biggest problem is keeping your finger out of the frame.

Although the last time I mounted it with people around a guy with a digicam asked what the finder was for. When I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By Flinor
I placved an order with them last night at about...

I placved an order with them last night at about 7:30 MST and all went well. Got the ackowledgement this morning.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-04-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Flinor
Quote: f you have to ask, it isn't a...

Quote:

f you have to ask, it isn't a rangefinder.

Of course, some people would call a Contax T3 an RF - which it is not.
__________________
-George Masters


But a Contax T most definitely is.
Forum: Yashica RF 08-01-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 1,745
Posted By Flinor
My first"real" camera was a Lynx 1000 bought new....

My first"real" camera was a Lynx 1000 bought new. (I'm older than I look). 25 years later that Lynx got me back into rangefinders so I started collecting Yashica leaf shutter cameras and eventually...
Forum: Off Topic 07-23-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By Flinor
Joe, I sold my Hexar AF to help pay for the R-D1....

Joe, I sold my Hexar AF to help pay for the R-D1. I don't regret buying the R-D1 but the day I put that AF in the mail was a very, very dark one. It was either that or the CLE and I still don't know...
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-22-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By Flinor
Nick, I've never shot color and I don't have an...

Nick, I've never shot color and I don't have an Xpan but I've shot a lot of HIE through a number of Leicas, a CLE and a Hexar AF. The hexar was by far the easiest because of the built in focus...
Forum: Yashica RF 07-20-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 2,913
Posted By Flinor
Over the years I've sent several cameras,...

Over the years I've sent several cameras, including a Lynx 14 to Hama, Always with excellent results and fair pricing.
Forum: Off Topic 07-18-2006
Replies: 53
Views: 1,924
Posted By Flinor
11% of the world and 84% of the USA. And I'm...

11% of the world and 84% of the USA. And I'm running out of time.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-18-2006
Replies: 27
Views: 1,634
Posted By Flinor
The horror, the horror.....

The horror, the horror.....
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-10-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 3,133
Posted By Flinor
What is everyone who has an m5 and uses the meter...

What is everyone who has an m5 and uses the meter solution to batteries?
__________________

Showing much greater foresight than normal. I stocked up on PX625's several years ago when I had a bunch...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-08-2006
Replies: 43
Views: 3,133
Posted By Flinor
I can only add that I've sold every M i've had...

I can only add that I've sold every M i've had except the M5. IMHO it's the best user M Leica has made.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 07-04-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By Flinor
Excellent, Excellent. It is a marvelous little...

Excellent, Excellent. It is a marvelous little camera and a pretty fair photog also. I also use a collapsible 50 Summicron on the R-D1. They were made for each other.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 07-03-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 1,543
Posted By Flinor
I mourn my Hexar AF and two Fuji GS645 folders....

I mourn my Hexar AF and two Fuji GS645 folders. Bought a Fuji, sold it after a year, immediately bought another, kept that one five years and still wish I'd never sold it. Now I'm praying for someone...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-29-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,190
Posted By Flinor
That's very interesting. Dwayne's is the last...

That's very interesting. Dwayne's is the last k-14 line in the US, maybe even the world. Is he trying to corner the market?

Brett, if you're mailing e-6 out, have you tried A and I?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-28-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 1,765
Posted By Flinor
- How can anyone hope to save for retirement with...

- How can anyone hope to save for retirement with all these cool toys around?
__________________
Andy,you know where I live. I keep asking. "Don't these people know that I'm retired and living on a...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-28-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By Flinor
Don't let the lens situation stop you....

Don't let the lens situation stop you. Cameraquest sell adaptors quite reasonably and you select the framelines, not the camera. I use Leica M, Leica screw, Nikon screw, a Steinheil screw, Canon...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-27-2006
Replies: 36
Views: 1,765
Posted By Flinor
Andy, we really are neighbors. The reason for...

Andy, we really are neighbors.

The reason for my ads is my R-D1. I hemmed and hawed after I got it, worried about all the QC comments I heard and even offered it up for sale. Then I decided that I...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-26-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By Flinor
I have my entire family convinced that all my...

I have my entire family convinced that all my "funny old cameras" are unsuitable for weddings, parties, etc. They've finally stopped asking.
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 06-26-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Flinor
If you do decide to sell it and will ship across...

If you do decide to sell it and will ship across the pond, I'll buy it at that price.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-26-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By Flinor
Mike Moss at Camera Tech in Anaheim. IIRC...

Mike Moss at Camera Tech in Anaheim. IIRC 714-535-0993.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-25-2006
Replies: 55
Views: 2,507
Posted By Flinor
I logged on, went to classifieds, and then had a...

I logged on, went to classifieds, and then had a heckuva time getting back to the home page. I had to exit and start over. I know that I'm a computer disaster, but what happened to "RFF Home"? I also...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-19-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 1,985
Posted By Flinor
Try Calumet. Years ago I bought the equivalen t...

Try Calumet. Years ago I bought the equivalen t of a Wratten #90 from them in a round holder with a 35mm frame size cut out. IIRC it was a darkish sepie shade and very helpful in learning to...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-16-2006
Replies: 91
Views: 6,257
Posted By Flinor
August 2, 2003. True to my computer illiteracy I...

August 2, 2003. True to my computer illiteracy I haven't been able to find my member number.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-15-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,914
Posted By Flinor
Don't these people know that I'm retired and...

Don't these people know that I'm retired and living on a fixed income?
Forum: Yashica RF 06-12-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Flinor
Well, did you find it and did it work? I was kind...

Well, did you find it and did it work? I was kind of hoping that I wasn't the only guy in the world who needed some prompting.
Forum: Yashica RF 06-11-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Flinor
Bill, when I got my first Lynx it came without a...

Bill, when I got my first Lynx it came without a manual and it took me the longest time to figure out that you had to push a button to activate the meter. I know this sounds elementary, but...........
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-11-2006
Replies: 538
Views: 45,911
Posted By Flinor
Add me to the jlw list. I would really like one...

Add me to the jlw list. I would really like one but it's gonna be a while of skipping lunches.

Anyone who thinks that RF shooting is just about maximising a 36 frame roll of film is really missing...
Forum: Travel 06-09-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 4,449
Posted By Flinor
I travel with a Leki Trekker walking stick which...

I travel with a Leki Trekker walking stick which I use as a cane and as a monopod. It's one of those with walnut knob threaded to the top and I've never had a problem with security. Of course, I also...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-08-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By Flinor
What bcs89,fgianni and srtiwari said. When I...

What bcs89,fgianni and srtiwari said.

When I went to classifieds tonight I saw a new section for sponsor ads. What a perfect answer to the question.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2006
Replies: 91
Views: 4,397
Posted By Flinor
For the last 20 years, a Contax T in a belt pouch...

For the last 20 years, a Contax T in a belt pouch so mine is smaller. Occasionally, if its got the right film in it, a Voigtlander VF101.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 06-04-2006
Replies: 25
Views: 2,634
Posted By Flinor
I've been messing with Leicas for a lot of years....

I've been messing with Leicas for a lot of years. Their record of bug free new product intros is not exactly wonderful. 100% defect free may be reaching a bit.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-01-2006
Replies: 187
Views: 24,410
Posted By Flinor
That price, even though it's competitive, made...

That price, even though it's competitive, made this old retired guy take a deep breath and step back a bit. If I really want an M8 it would be a heck of a stretch and I'd have to sell just about...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 06-01-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Flinor
I have no idea how to search the archives, gut I...

I have no idea how to search the archives, gut I posted a yes to that question not long ago.

Joe remove the back of the camera, ste the shutter to "B" and open the shutter so you can see through. ...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 06-01-2006
Replies: 62
Views: 9,624
Posted By Flinor
Also for those of us who have a lot of LTM lenses...

Also for those of us who have a lot of LTM lenses that we like to use with adaptors.
Forum: Off Topic 05-29-2006
Replies: 88
Views: 3,849
Posted By Flinor
Among the many scary things I heard when I worked...

Among the many scary things I heard when I worked at ProPhoto was the customer (who earned her living with her camera) who asked me in all seriousness if she needed a different memory card to cross...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-25-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Flinor
Reuters has since corrected the item about Canon...

Reuters has since corrected the item about Canon film camera development to ad the word "considering."
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-23-2006
Replies: 23
Views: 3,667
Posted By Flinor
I get every issue but in Phoenix they show up at...

I get every issue but in Phoenix they show up at random intervals and frequently out of date order. But their reviews are definitely not of the "I never met a camera that I didn't like." variety. The...
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 05-23-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By Flinor
Thanks Jorge, Thanks Joe.

Running errands this morning it was cool (for Phoenix) so I left the top down. As the day wore on our May weather asserted itself and since I no longer have a thick growth (or any growth)...
Forum: RFF Polls 05-18-2006
Replies: 96
Views: 4,558
Posted By Flinor
My first "real" camera was a Yashica Lynx 1000...

My first "real" camera was a Yashica Lynx 1000 then I migrated to SLR's. Twenty years ago when I was stronger my wife and I took a trip abroad. For the two of us I brought three bodies, two LX's and...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Flinor
Thanks, Bill, even if was a little wet...

Thanks, Bill, even if was a little wet blanket-ish. The truth is tough.I'll go back to plan B.

I've used dr5 for Tech Pan 120, which was magnificent but also gone and Tri-x and Ilford Pan F, both...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-16-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 2,621
Posted By Flinor
I used Silverfast with a Microtek scanner that...

I used Silverfast with a Microtek scanner that took me a while to figure out was defective so this is not the definitive answer but my impression of Silverfast was a steep learning curve. I've gotten...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Flinor
make that Main photo, not B&H, will be honoring...

make that Main photo, not B&H, will be honoring the mailers. Sorry about the imprecise wording.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-16-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Flinor
That's really good to hear that the film will be...

That's really good to hear that the film will be available. After Main said that they could duplicate the processing chemistry I ordered a bunch from B&H.They will be honoring the Color Reflections...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 05-13-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By Flinor
Ijust got a roll back from Main Photo in Santa...

Ijust got a roll back from Main Photo in Santa Ana, CA. They included a flyer that claims that they have duplicated the chemistry to process Scala as a positive and will do it for as long as there...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-13-2006
Replies: 65
Views: 3,098
Posted By Flinor
One last thought. I've been using Leicas for many...

One last thought. I've been using Leicas for many years. Their history of bug free new products isn't exactly wonderful.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-13-2006
Replies: 65
Views: 3,098
Posted By Flinor
Sean, jlw, you both are much more eloquent than I...

Sean, jlw, you both are much more eloquent than I am. Thanks.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-12-2006
Replies: 65
Views: 3,098
Posted By Flinor
I'll try to be as succint as possible: I have M...

I'll try to be as succint as possible: I have M and LTM lenses. I prefer rangefinder cameras. I wanted to try digital.

My signature says it all.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By Flinor
No problems beyond my own computer illiteracy....

No problems beyond my own computer illiteracy. But I'll second the lack of response comments. I've got a sale pending on my ad but response has been much better in the past.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 05-11-2006
Replies: 63
Views: 3,002
Posted By Flinor
I read this thread for two days thinking about...

I read this thread for two days thinking about the question. I'm 67 and starting to accumulate parts that I wasn't born with, tin knee, pacemaker, some poor guys cornea but whenever I see a question...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-07-2006
Replies: 0
Views: 708
Posted By Flinor
Price reduction Yashica GL

Okay, an ad for a very nice Yashica in excellent condition has been up for a wee and has attracted 355 views and one inquiry. It must be the price so let's go down to $60
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By Flinor
As I recently posted, several years ago I tried a...

As I recently posted, several years ago I tried a collapsible 59Summicron and an LTM 50 Elmar on my M5 and CL. I mounted the lens, ste the shutter to "B" and opened the back of the M5 and took off...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 05-06-2006
Replies: 39
Views: 1,973
Posted By Flinor
I have no problem with either a 90 ridgid Elmar...

I have no problem with either a 90 ridgid Elmar or a 90 Rokkor. Wth both I use a Canon 135 finder and it works very well.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-05-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By Flinor
About a year ago I put one up for sale on this...

About a year ago I put one up for sale on this forum for $500. Wasn't new in box but in very nice condition with box and all accessories. Serial number 000000046. Got no interest and wound up selling...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-03-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 2,573
Posted By Flinor
Joe, it was an LTM 50 Elmar. I don't recall if it...

Joe, it was an LTM 50 Elmar. I don't recall if it was a 3.5 or 2.8.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 05-02-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 2,573
Posted By Flinor
Several years ago I tried a collapsible 50...

Several years ago I tried a collapsible 50 Summicron and an Elmar 50 on a CL and an M5 which also has the lightmeter stalk. I opened the backs, took it off on the CL, put the shutters on "B" and with...
Forum: Yashica RF 05-02-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By Flinor
My first "real" camera was a Lynx 1000 which I...

My first "real" camera was a Lynx 1000 which I bought new and took on my honeymoon. (We won't discuss how long ago that was.) When I got into rangefinders several years ago I started with Yashicas...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-29-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 2,119
Posted By Flinor
I was on our high school rifle team. This was...

I was on our high school rifle team. This was over 50 years ago but during a three month renovation of the storage area we were given our rifles to store at home. I was too young to drive so I rode...
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-29-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By Flinor
I've got an ltm collapsible Summicron and it...

I've got an ltm collapsible Summicron and it works just fine on the R-D1.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-28-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By Flinor
The original Mamiya 6 was a folding 6 x 6...

The original Mamiya 6 was a folding 6 x 6 cameraI believe from the 1950's and 60's fairly unique in that it focussed by moving yje film plane. They are well regarded if you can get a good one which...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-28-2006
Replies: 180
Views: 6,976
Posted By Flinor
Imagine, yeah just imagine if we could equip it...

Imagine, yeah just imagine if we could equip it with laser autofocus rangfinding and just imagine if we used Leaf 22mp chip instead of the dinky little Sony 10.2. And price it with a digital Rebel,...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 04-27-2006
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By Flinor
I've used mine with a collapsible 50 Summicron....

I've used mine with a collapsible 50 Summicron. Thy're available fairly inexpensively and work well together. I like the lens enough that I bought a 50 viewfinder from Stephen so I could pu it on my...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-27-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Flinor
Joe, I just tried again using both Safari and IE....

Joe, I just tried again using both Safari and IE. Both gave me an "unable to Connect to the server" error message. It's getting to be past my bedtime so I'll try again tomorrow. I really appreciate...
Forum: Yashica RF 04-27-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Flinor
Thanks, Joe. I'll give it a try, but where...

Thanks, Joe. I'll give it a try, but where computers are concerned it's hard for me to believe that I didn't mess up somehow
Forum: Yashica RF 04-27-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Flinor
Help with ad

I just posted my first ad under the new system for a Yashica Electro GL, followed all the instructions and instead of images of the camera I got a blank white box that says no images. I'm pretty...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-24-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,614
Posted By Flinor
Congratulations. Peter. The CLE has been my...

Congratulations. Peter. The CLE has been my favorite camera for the 12 years that I've owned it. On Auto mode it has never given me a poorly exposed slide. I've messed up in manual mode bu the camera...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 04-23-2006
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By Flinor
I've been using the MR-9 adaptor in many cameras...

I've been using the MR-9 adaptor in many cameras for the last few years and the work fine. There are times that I've got a $30 adaptor in a $20 camera, but as Bill says, it's worth it to me for the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-23-2006
Replies: 22
Views: 2,614
Posted By Flinor
I'd be really careful, Peter. I've owned a CLE...

I'd be really careful, Peter. I've owned a CLE for many years and can't think of anything that needs to be adjusted for "automatic function". I'd try to pin him down as to exactly what he means. If...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-19-2006
Replies: 50
Views: 2,011
Posted By Flinor
That was even before Joe owned a Canon P. Come to...

That was even before Joe owned a Canon P. Come to thinkabout it, wasn't that about the year the P was introduced?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-16-2006
Replies: 85
Views: 5,856
Posted By Flinor
Thanks, Jorge. I just didn't go far enough.

Thanks, Jorge. I just didn't go far enough.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-16-2006
Replies: 85
Views: 5,856
Posted By Flinor
Jorge, the only order button that I get is for...

Jorge, the only order button that I get is for PayPal. I'd like to go credit card.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2006
Replies: 213
Views: 7,827
Posted By Flinor
Jorge, I see the button on the view in your post...

Jorge, I see the button on the view in your post but when I go to classifieds, place an ad button is not there. No rush , though, I'll have to wait for an alternative paying method
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-12-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,118
Posted By Flinor
After much agonizing and analyzing which one came...

After much agonizing and analyzing which one came off the shelf most often, I sold the M6 and kept the M5. It just suits me perfectly.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-12-2006
Replies: 213
Views: 7,827
Posted By Flinor
I know thst I'm computer illiterate, Joge, But...

I know thst I'm computer illiterate, Joge, But how do I write a new ad? I couldn't find a way.
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-12-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 5,649
Posted By Flinor
Ricardo, As I understand it, K-14 is an additive...

Ricardo,

As I understand it, K-14 is an additive developing process that adds color during development leaving different colors at microscopically different thicknesses. ICE reads these different...
Forum: Image Processing: Darkroom / Lightroom / Film 04-11-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 5,649
Posted By Flinor
An anti static brush, sometimes a rocket blower...

An anti static brush, sometimes a rocket blower if there's visible dust and Pec-12 with Pecpads works fine for me. I use a Nikon Coolscan with a lot of Kodachromes so I can't use Ice,
Forum: Help / Feedback forum 04-10-2006
Replies: 2,231
Sticky: User Feedback
Views: 248,348
Posted By Flinor
User: T_om I bought his second Ranger 9 last...

User: T_om

I bought his second Ranger 9 last week and it's here already and exactly as described. Also a neat guy to talk to.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-01-2006
Replies: 56
Views: 2,667
Posted By Flinor
After not being able to log on two of the last...

After not being able to log on two of the last three nights, this is a blessing.

Thank you, Jorge
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-30-2006
Replies: 48
Views: 3,315
Posted By Flinor
Typically I use a Domke Gripper quick release...

Typically I use a Domke Gripper quick release over my shoulder. The camera comes up to your eye very quickly. With a small camera, I'll use just the quick release portion configured as a wrist strap...
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